2018-02-28 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. SEND INFO TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the event (this is a WEEKLY paper) to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101.

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a full
list of events.
-Newpoli concert & dance lesson
($16/$10 members, students) Mar. 2,
7pm.
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #104, LIC.
-“Head” Exhibition at LIC Arts Open
Gallery. The Factory LIC, 30-30 47 Ave,
LIC. Exhibition open Feb 22-March 30.
Opening reception will be Feb 22, 5-8
pm.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Sex Workers’ Festival of Resitance.
Mar. 4, 3-6 pm
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open through
Mar 11.
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
718.204.7088
-Free First Fridays free admission Mar. 2
-”Noguchi Talks” Dakin Hart: The
Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca. Free with
museum admission. Mar 2, 2-3 pm
-“Center of Attention” Gonzalo
Fonseca’s Terrazas 1985-88. Free with
museum admission. Mar. 11, 3:30-4:30
pm
-Sculpting With Paper, ages 18 and older
($10 members; $20 non-members)
Register at education.noguchi.org/handson. Mar. 18, 1-5pm
Queens College Kupferberg Center
for the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing. Call 718.793.8080 for more
info or box office.
-Evening Readings Series: Tony Award
winner John Guare, author of “A Free
Man of Color,” “Six Degrees of
Separation,” and “Landscape of the
Body.” Moderated by Time Out NY theater critic Adam Feldman. ($25/subscription to five show series is $49/students
get 2 free tix with CUNY ID) Lefrak
Concert Hall, Feb 27, 7 pm.
-Black History Month Celebration ($0-
$10). Louis Armstrong House Museum,
through Feb 28.
-El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico ($39-
$89, students get 10% discount with
CUNY ID). Preshow dinner available,
sold seperately. Colden Auditorium, Mar
2, 9 pm.
-Evening Readings Series: Valeria
Luiselli, author of “Sidewalks,” “Faces
in the Crowd,” & “The Story of My

Teeth” on fiction writing. ($15; $49/subscription to all five shows. Students get 2
free tix with CUNY ID) Mar. 6, 7 pm.
-Exhibition: Waging Peace (free).
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, through
March 17.
-Art of Enlightenment: Tibetan Thangka
Paintings by Gyaltsen Jampa (free).
Queens College Art Center, through
March 30.
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35
Ave, Astoria
-QCA’s 2018 Arts Access and New Yorks
Grant Programs have increased grants of
$1,000-$5,000 available. Visit QCA
website for more info.
-QCA High School to Art School
Program. High school juniors and seniors offered free portfolio development.
Sophomores considered on case-by-case
basis. Program is Mar 17-Jun 2,
Saturdays 9 am-2 pm. Summer session is
also avaliable, from Jul 3-Aug 9, Mon-
Thurs 10 am-4 pm. Apply online.
Application for Spring session due Feb
23 at midnight, and for Summer session
due Jun 1.
-Creative Conversations (free, RSVP
online). SUNY Queens Educational
Opportunity Center, 158-29 Archer Ave,
Jamaica. Feb 28, 6-8 pm.
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1-4 pm
-Free Guided Tours 2 pm (English), 3
pm (Spanish), 4 pm Panorama of the
City of New York Tour (English)
-Anna K.E.:Profound Approach and
Easy Outcome.On view through Feb
18.
-Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake
2009-2017. On view through Mar 4.
-RESISTgrafia - New New Yorkers
Workshop. Through March 9.
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Thru April.
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
Queens Theatre, Flushing Meadows -
Corona Park, Box office open Tues.-Fri.
12-6 pm. 718.760.0064 info@queenstheatre.org
-RIOULT dance performance, the works
of Pascal Rioult. Talkback session after
Saturday matinee. ($20-$42) Mar. 3-4
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To
buy tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.

-The Socrates Annual Exhibition.
EXTENDED through March 25.

ARTS OTHER:

Tribute to Thanos Mikroutsikos by
the Greek Cultural Center at
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway,
NYC. Tickets available through
Symphony Space box office
212.864.5400 ($85; $70; $45). Mar. 2,
8 pm.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: Here’s the Thing, My First
Time- A Stand Up & Storytelling
Show, Everything is Falling Apart,
Truth Serum, QED Presents,
Homespun Comedy, Transplants,
Hashtag Comedy, Ladies Clothing
Swap, Intro to Crochet Class, Lather
On presents Soapmaking Workshop,
Writing Satire Workshop, Retro Bits,
Mag Tag Variety Hour, Write That
Fu*king Pilot, Get Your $hit Together,
The Immaculate Big Bang- Bill
Santiago, Sugar & Spice- Erotica
Open Mic, The Stephen King & I, No
Feelings Presents
Queens World Film Festival 180
independent films. Museum of the
Moving Image & Kaufman Astoria
Studios. www.queensworldfilmfestival.com for info & to buy tickets. Mar.
15-25
Thalia Hispanic Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. For more
info call 718.729.3880, www.thaliatheatre.org.
-Theatre Wokshop: Dance and Castanets
($250). Discounts for families with more
than one child enrolled. For ages 7-13.
Classes will be Feb 24-June 2, Saturdays
from 10 am-12 pm.
-“Encuentra Flamenco” with Danza
Espana ($40 in advance; $45 at door)
Mar. 2-Mar. 25, Fridays & Saturdays at 8
pm; Sundays at 4 pm. Call to order tickets. The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Visit www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more info.
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 children/$15 adults).
Alternating weekends, sched online,
2:30 pm.
-“GYPSY” ($18 adv/$20 door). Call box
office or visit website to order tickets.
Through Mar 3.
Water Resources Art & Poetry
Contest 2nd-12th Grade students invited
to submit artwork and poetry creatively
expressing knowledge, appreciation, and
understanding of NY’s shared water
resources. For more information and
guidelines, visit nyc.gov/dep or contact
educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov. Deadline
is March 9.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

108th Community Council Meeting
Sunnyside Community Services, ground
floor, 43-31 39 St, Sunnyside, Feb 27, 7
pm.
114th Precinct Community Council
Monthly Meeting Riccardo’s, 21-01 24
Ave, Astoria, Feb 27, 7 pm.
Astoria Homeowners, Tenants &
Business Civic Association Meeting
with Sen Peralta St. Francis of Assisi
Academy Gymnasium, Monsignor
Maresca Center, 21-17 45 St, Astoria,
Feb 21, 7:30 pm.
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000.
-[Date change from Feb 13] Queens
Borough Board: Vote on FY19 Budget
Priorities. Feb 27, 5:30 pm.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing.
Mar. 1, 10:30am
-Next New Idea to New Venture, preregister for this classs at www.queensny.org/qedc/business/events Mar. 5,
6pm
-Lunar New Year Celebration & Photo
Contest. RSVP
www.queensbp.org/rsvp or 718-286-
2661. Free. Mar. 6, 6-8 pm
Community Education Council 24
Meeting IS 5, 50-40 Jacobus St,
Elmhurst, Feb 27, 6:30 pm.
Community Board 2 monthly meeting
at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-
31 39 St. Sunnyside, Mar. 1, 6:30 pm
Greater Flushing Chamber of
Commerce: Queens SOUP Seeks
Grassroots Proposals to Address
Neighborhood Needs Selected proposals will compete for seed funding during
crowdfunding dinner. The Queens SOUP
will be at the Flushing Quaker Meeting
House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing,
Apr 15, 5-7 pm. Register online at flushingchamber.nyc/soup. Proposals are due
Mar 4.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities in NY and PA. Location
TBD, March 26.
Hurricane Relief with Trinity
Lutheran Church Lenten Denial
Funds to go to Foor for the Poor: provides emergency care in Caribbean, S.
America; currently helping Puerto
Rico hurriane victims. Contribute
online or via pew envelope; coin
envelopes at back of church. Info at
foodforthepoor.org.
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD
Community Affairs After a data
breach of Equifax, a major credit
reporting agency, website has been set
up to help determine if your information has been compromised:

www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Visit
www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for
up-to-date info from the NYPD.
Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100.
-Saturday Night Dances ($12 entrance
fee/$10 members). Live DJ, food, and
dancing. Wine and beer not included but
available for purchase. Feb 24, 8 pm-12
am.
-Italian/Sicilian Language Courses. $120
for 12 lessons. Call for more info or to
register. Begins Feb 24.
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will meet
the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every
month at Sidetracks 45-08 Queens Blvd,
Sunnyside, 6:30 pm.
LICity/Astoria Lions Club will meet
second Tuesday of the month at the Irish
Center 1040 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7 pm.
LIC Partnership
-Career Open House (free). Jacob A. Riis
Neighborhood Settlement, 10-25 41 St,
LIC. Feb 28, 8-11 am.
-Winter Networking Night ($15-$25).
Court 16, 13-06 Queens Plaza South,
LIC. Mar 1, 5-7 pm.
NCO Safety Summit with CM van
Bramer, CM Constantinides, and
AM Barnwell Join 114 Precinct
neighborhood coordination officers to
discuss community concerns.
Boulevard Gardens Assembly Hall,
51-42 31 Ave, Feb 28, 7-8 pm.
Peralta Human & Civil Rights Task
Force Call Sen. Peralta’s district
office in order to join at 718.205.3881.
If in need of assistance, call the
Independent Democratic Conference’s
toll-free emergency hotline for immigration legal services at 800.213.6385.
Property Value Session. Receive
assistance regarding property taxes
with NYC Dept. of Finance. Knights
of Columbus, 333 Beach 90 St.
Rockaway Beach, Mar. 6, 10am-12pm
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546
Upcoming: Legal Clinic 2/27.
-New Idea to New Venture, Mar. 5,
6pm
-Quickbooks, Session 1, Mar. 6, 10 am
-Quickbooks, Session 2, Mar. 9, 10 am
-Setting Up A Small Business in
Queens. RSVP rsvp@nycfuture.org
Mar. 7, 8 am
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting April 21. Sponsers welcome.
For more info, visit queensnightmarket.com.
-Vendor Application now open at
http://bit.ly/qnm-vendor-2018, or

email
vendor@queensnightmarket.com.
-Interested performers may apply by
writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info
Queens Village Republicans meeting
with guest Anthony Scaramucci.
Knights of Columbus, 263-15 Union
Tpke, Mar. 1, 7:30pm
Ridgewood Reservoir Informational
Meeting on wetlands maps revision.
Redeemer Lutheran School, 69-26
Cooper Ave, Glendale. Mar. 5, 7-9pm
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-
Kindergarten Hours are 8:30 am to
2:50 pm, including breakfast and
lunch.
-Pre-K for All Registration opens on
Feb 5 at schools.nyc.gov/applyonline.
Enter code 30QBGOFDPK to register
for Sunnyside UP as your first choice.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRASIERS:

Katch Astoria 33-19 Newtown Ave,
Astoria. For more info on events call
718.777.2230.
-Benefit to Support Leukemia and
Lymphoma (free entrance). Drink specials and raffles available, percentage
of proceeds will be donated to the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Mar 1, 6:30-9:30 pm.

HEALTH:

American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Mobile, No-Cost Digital
Mammograms & Clinical Breast Exams
Screening Program. No co-pays required
and deductibles are waived. Women age
40+ w/insurance; age 50+ w/o ins., NYC
residents; uninsured welcome. For info
and appointment (required), call
877.628.9090. 9 am-4:30 pm (unless otherwise noted).
-Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, 56-18
69 St, Maspeth. March 22, 9 am-12:30
pm.
Blood Donation Opportunities for Red
Cross Month Make an appointment by
downloading the free Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org,
or calling 1.800.733.2767.
-Dining Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Mar
7, 10 am-3 pm.
-Delta Air Lines, LaGuardia Airport,
Terminal D. Mar 14, 10 am-4 pm.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Sen
Addabbo & Integrated Medical
Foundation for men over age 40 NOT
previously diagnosed w/ prostate cancer,
w/ or w/o insurance. Bring self-addressed envelope & photo ID.
Screenings incl. PSA blood test. Space is

ltd., schedule an apt at 718.4971630 or
66-85 73 Pl.
National Alliance for Mental Illness
Presentation “Improving
Relationships and Behavior Through
Motivational Communication” (free)
For more info visit www.namiqn.org or
call 516.326.0797. The Zucker Hillside
Hospital Sloman Auditorium, 266 St and
76 Ave, Glen Oaks. Feb 21, 7 pm, sharing and support group at 5 pm.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
and Queens Library Lectures For additional info call 718.334.1259 or email
butlerat@nychhc.org.
-“Hypertension” with Dr. Malgorzta
Klek. North Forest Park Library, 98-27
Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, Feb 23, 2
pm.
SHAREing & CAREing 45-02 Ditmars
Blvd, Suite 1016, Astoria. For more info,
call 718.777.5766.
-Afternoon Survivors Support Group:
Healthy Heart Month Edition. Feb 21, 1
pm.
-Breast Cancer, Education, Action,
Treatment (BEAT) Program. By appointment, helps connect underservced and
underinsured women qualifying for free
and low cost mammograms. Feb 21.
Travel Warning for Pregnant Women:
Zika Virus May cause birth defects.
There is no vaccine; also sexually transmitted; may be no symptoms. Info, maps
of affected areas: www.nyc.gov/health.

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave, Fort Totten. For more info, call
718.352.1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org.
Maple Grove Cemetery
-David Holzman piano & talk.
Celebration Hall, 127-15 Kew
Gardens Rd. Free with RSVP:
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org ($5.00
for walk-ins) Mar. 3, 4-5:30 pm
-Literary Sundays Reading Series:
Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons & Vaughn
Watson. Victorian Building, Lefferts
Blvd. at Kew Gardens Rd. Free. rsvp
maplegroveliterarysundays@gmail.co
m Mar. 4 1-2:30 pm

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
-Free DMV Permit Practice Tests,
Fridays, 9am-12pm. Central Library,
89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. Queens
Library card required.
Celebrate Black History Month at
the Library

-Art & Poetry in the Struggle Against
Racism. Central Library, Mar. 3, 2:30
pm
Enjoy Peter Rabbit at the Library
Before the Big Screen: Crafts and
Games Poppenhusen Library, Feb 28,
10:30 am.
IDNYC Card at Queens Library. All
New Yorkers are eligible. Benefits:
free membership to over 35 of the
city’s leading cultural institutions,
health and fitness center discounts,
prescription drug discounts, and supermarket discounts at Food Bazaar.
Enrollment centers at Central,
Flushing, and Long Island City community libraries.
Share Your Love for Queens
Library Photo Contest Post photo on
instagram or upload to website in
February. Submit for a chance to win a
Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet. More
info online.
Young Adult Literacy Program
(open to students 16-24, pre-register
online) Prepare to take Test of Adult
Basic Education to determine eligibility for High School Equivalency with
four day classes per week.

ONGOING, NEWLY ADDED:

Catholic Migration Services Free legal
advice offered at the end of their Queens
tenants monthly meeting. St. Sebastion
Parish Center, 39-60 57 St, Woodside.
Next meeting is Feb 28, 7 pm.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
-Clean Water Symposium at
Queensborough Community College,
Mar. 1, 7-9 pm. Free. RSVP Alley Pond
Environmental Center, 718.229.4000 or
www.alleypond.com/specialevents
-Saturday Sing-Along for 4-6 year-olds
(drop-off, $18 per child) Mar. 3, 10:30-
11:45 am
-Footprints in the Snow for 5-6 year-olds
(drop-off, $21 per child) Mar. 4, 1:30-3
-Shamrocks & Clovers Paint Glass Night
$34/adult, ages 21 and over. Mar. 9, 7-9
pm
-Citizen Science Club, free, adults only,
Mar. 10 & 24, 10 am
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot,
near 55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
Jamaica Bay Events & Programs All
events at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
Broad Channel unless stated otherwise.
-Tours of Hangar B at Floyd Bennett

Field. Open house on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 am-4 pm.
Ranger-led tours on Sundays, 2-4 pm.
-Robert Moses and the Reshaping of
Jamaica Bay. Mar 1, 7-8:30 pm.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check
is not provided. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers & dogs, all
welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.

SENIORS:

Met Council’s Project Metropair:
Free Home Repairs Svcs incl: bathtub grab bars, smoke & carbon monoxide detector, door locks, window locks
& screens, railings, light bulbs, sinks
& faucets, holes, cracks & dents in
wall, winterizing windows, more.
Required: 60+ yrs, NYC resident,
show financial need. Info at
212.453.9542, 212.453.9607 or
metropair@metcouncil.org
Queens AARP Chorus Looking for
retired people to sing at nursing homes
and AARP chapters. Meet every Fri @ 1
pm. Clearview Self Help Center, 208-11
26 Ave, Bayside.
Queens Interagency Council on Aging
(QICA) 47th Annual Anniversary
Celebration. To contact QICA, visit
location at 120-55 Queens Blvd, room
319, Kew Gardens, or call 718.268.5954.
More information on event to follow.
Mar 22, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Technology Classes For Seniors (Free)
Available to all Queensbridge residents.
Mon/Wed: Beyond the Basics (in
Spanish), Computer Basics. Tues/Fri:
Beyond the Basics, Financial Literacy,
Social Networking. Queensbridge Jacob
A. Riis Senior Center, 10-25 41 Ave,
LIC.

STREET:

Food Scrap Collection (by Big! compost) 10 am to 1 pm. Info at grownyc.org
Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside
Skillman Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8
am-3 pm. Visit grownyc.org for info.

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS

ACQC For Undocumented
Immigrants (Advocacy Ctr. of Qns
Cty) Receive a Soc. Sec. Card through
the DACA, Legal, Housing, Health
Educ., Mental Health, Education, Case
Mgmt., Food & Nutrition and Syringe
Exchange. Main site 161-21 Jamaica
Ave., 6th Fl, Jamaica, 718-896-2500,
(also in Woodside & Far Rockaway.)
AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening,

support. 16, 228 East 45th Street, New
York,NY10017,
www.americaworks.com, 212. 599.5627.
Also in Jamaica and Far Rockaway
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animals Can’t Talk 718.393.7535,
animalscanttalk@aol.com
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption Center, Atlas Park, 80-36,
Cooper Ave., 718.326.6070,
www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx.
-Kitty Karetakers of Queens Astoria,
Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Woodside: 7186707221, kittykaretakers@gmail.com
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
www.muffins.org.
-www.petfinder.com For further info
Bayside Little League 2018
Registration The Club House, 25-32
168 St (lower level). Accepts ages 4
through 17 and also offers girls softball.
For info and registration, visit baysidelittleleague.com.
Bombers Youth Lacrosse Program
Boys and girls K-8 grade, high school
boys and girls, boys youth travel teams,
boys and girls youth travel teams, boys
elite high school travel teams, 1st sticks
beginner classes, and boys and girls
training sessions. Sessions available
year-round with experienced coaching
staff, no parent coaches. For more info
visit bomberslacrosse.com, email
bomberslacrosseclub@aol.com, or call
917.282.8638.
Breaking Ground: Homeless Get help
for yourself, family, or someone in need
on the street. Call 311 to access shelter
service or send for a mobile outreach
team. For more info visit www.breakingground.org.
Business Assistance Calendar For business owners seeking assistance in skills.
www.queensbp.org.
Certified Home Health Aide Training
3-wk program, open house Mon & Tues,
1st 2 wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl.,
Jackson Hts:
-Free Citizenship Application
Assistance. Appt, info: 718.478.3848.
3rd Sundays, 2:30-6 pm
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc.
& Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta, CM
Dromm. Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30
pm: By APPOINTMENT
718.478.3848
Department of City Planning Has created a short video explaining how zoning
rules in the floodplain can help reduce
flood risks and support the city’s longterm

vitality. Write to resilientneighborhoos@planning.nyc.gov or visit
www.nyc.gov/floodtextupdate for more
info.
Department of Consumer Affairs:
NYC Free Tax Prep Visit
www.nyc.gov/taxprep.
Earth Day NYS DEC new user-friendly
website navigation by topic: Outdoor
Recreation; Animals, Plants, Aquatic
Life; Chemical and Pollution Control;
Lands and Waters; Education; Energy;
Permits and Licenses; Public
Involvement and News; Regulations and
Enforcement; Publications, Forms,
Maps, etc. Info visit www.dec.ny.gov
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing Education
Services Vocational Rehabilitation if you
have a disability, or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.
Free Immigration Services in Queens
Spons. by CM Dromm & New
Immigrant Community Empowerment
(NICE). Info at cuny.edu/citizenshipnow,
appointments at 212.652.2071. 71-29
Roosevelt Ave, Mondays 9 am-5 pm.
Free Services: Immigration /
Naturalization, Senior Benefits,
Community Health Advocate. 93-03
Roosevelt Ave 2R, Jackson Heights;
Flushing Office 133-04 39 Ave.,
Flushing
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848 x11
Thurs 9:30 am-noon (ID required)
-St. Raphael’s Cans and dry food
only, photo ID. Basement Rectory, 35-
20 Greenpoint Ave, LIC,
718.729.8957. Thurs 10:30 am- noon,
Sat 1:30-3 pm
-St. Teresa 50-20 45 St, Woodside,
info 718.784.2123 x22 • Tues, 6-7pm
(Photo ID Required)
-Community Food Pantry By Queens
Community House & Forest Hills
Interfaith Community, Food Bank for
NYC. Forest Hills Community Center,
108-25 62nd Dr. - Last Wednesday of
every month, 6-8 pm
Free Citizenship Classes Emerald Isle
Immigration Ctr, 59-26 Woodside Ave.
2nd floor, Woodside, More Info call/text
646-545-7214 - Mon, Tues, 6 - 9 pm
Free Colonoscopy Screenings The #2
cancer killer. Age 50+, once a decade.
Info for screening American Cancer
Soc 800.227.2345.
Free Compost Containers for apartment bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311 or
nyc.gov/organics.
Free English Classes for Adults Queens
Community House, 108-25 62 Dr.,
Forest Hills. Info 718-592-5757 ext. 216
Free Housing Legal Services For
Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst,

Lefrak City. Facing eviction, need
repairs, roommate issue, Call 718-316-
9993 AAFE Jackson Heights 93-03
Roosevelt Ave, 2R, Jackson Heights.
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc.
& Chhaya CDC, Sponsored by Sen.
Peralta, CM Dromm. 37-43 77 St,
Jackson Hts, 2nd Floor. Every 2nd
Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: Call for appt
718.478.3848.
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings 3rd
Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc 32-33A
Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst,
718.651.1917.
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled in
rent-controlled/stabilized apts freeze
rent below 1/3 your income w/ SCRIE
or DRIE; gives landlord tax credit.
Age 62+, on SSI, SSDI, Vets’
Disability. Total income below $50K.
Bring: proof of income, rent, age.
Astoria Restoration Assn, 31-28
Ditmars Blvd, hrs: M-F, 11 am-4 pm,
718.726.0034.
Gas Appliance Amnesty by Plumbing
Foundation, NYC amnesty program to
waive civil, criminal penalties for
improper gas work or appliances in your
building. Info www.gasamnesty.nyc or
call DOB customer service at
212.393.2406.
Gov Cuomo Free App for Veterans
connects veterans & family to jobs, housing, education, more. Info
www.ny.gov/mobileapps.
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition
back into the workforce. For training
program and info
www.graceinstitute.org/ admissions@graceinstitute.org.
-Professional Program’s Evening
Health Care Sector 8 wk programs.
Info, open houses, start dates, graceinstitute.org or email admissions@graceinstitute.org
Grand Opening: Book Culture LIC
Court Square’s first bookstore, Book
Culture LIC, opened at 26-09 Jackson
Ave.
HANAC Western Queens Caregivers
Network. Weekly support group, counseling sessions, referrals. Info
718.777.6941
ICYMI: Health Department Pop-Up
on Queens Plaza North Free, in-person
health insurance enrollment. Application
counselors can help you sign up for
health insurance and SNAP (food stamp)
assistance. Walk-ins welcome, interpretation services available. 25-05 Queens
Plaza North near Chase bank, open Mon-
Fri 9 am-4 pm.
Jackson Heights Community Chorus
Tues rehearsals. Renaissance Charter
School, 35-59 81 St, Info 917.200.5779.
Tuesday rehearsals 7:30-9:30 pm
Jobs for New Yorkers Tens of thousands of jobs on construction projects by

Gov. Cuomo. www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.
Jobs: Queens Workforce 1 Career
Center, 168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl,
Jamaica. Info 718.557.6755, www.nycgov/workforce1
Military Mondays Veterans seeking
advice concering SSI/SSD benefits,
housing concerns, child support, etc are
invited to call live answer hotline at
917.661.4500 weekdays from 10 am-4
pm for elegibility information and to
make an appointment.
New York Irish Center, Pieta House
10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC. Free, professional, confidential, therapeutic
approach to people in crisis.
718.482.0909. Info newyorkirishcenter.org. Also:
-Senior Computer Club Sat., 11-1 pm
-Knit and Natter Club Tues. 11-1 pm
-Senior Lunch Club Weds., 1-4 pm
NYC CERT: Community Emergency
Response Team. 10-week training.
www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_involved/cert.shtml.
NYC Recovers: Work Progress
Program. Qualified service providers
needed to deliver program. Program
reimburses wages paid to hurricane-affected residents age 16+. Visit
www.nyc.gov, NYC Recovers: Work
Progress link.
NYC Department of Buildings
Homeowners and Residents Night
120-55 Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 & 7
pm
NYC Department of Veterans’
Services NEW & first of its kind Queens
Satellite Office. Queens Borough Hall,
Ste 222, 120-55 Queens Blvd. Enhanced
accessibility for veterans to services.
Walk-ins welcome. Info 718.286.2868.
Tues thru Thurs, 10 am- 2 pm
NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street
Action Teams. Homelessness prevention
programs, transition and permanent
housing. Contact Community Board #2
718.533.8773, qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
NYC Small Business Support Center
Business courses, one-on-one help; Easy
access to the services needed to start,
operate and grow your business. Visit
www.nyc.gov/business or call 718-570-
8500
NYS Comptroller’s office unclaimed
funds. Info www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf
Office Child Support Assistance
(OCSA). Can help get noncustodial parents’ child support, help locate them,
paternity, court orders, medical support,
collection & medicaid. 32-20 Northern
Blvd, 6th Fl. (Honeywell St. entrance),
718.784.6979.
Prepare Your Organization for a
Winter Storm Ensure your business is

prepared with “FEMA’s Prepare Your
Organization for a Winter Storm
Playbook.” The free PDF is available
online and provides tools and resources
with instructuins to help you prepare for
inclement weather.
Project Open House by Mayor assists individuals in their homes by removing
small architectural barriers. Visit
www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/application.shtml
QEDC (Queens Econ. Devel. Corp.)
Resources for small business owners,
entrepreneurs, General Queens events.
Info 718.263.0546, www.queensny.org/qedc/ (RSVP online
www.QueensNY.org/qedc/business/events for all unless otherwise noted):
-Made In Queens (MiQ) Pop-up Store
27-24 Queens Plaza South, ft. new products every month. Looking for entrepreneurs, locally made and artisanal crafts,
food products, more, to sell there. Sign
up, info www.madeinqueens.nyc/
Raccoons in NYC For info on raccoons,
rabies, protect your home, pets call 311
or nyc.gov/health/rabies
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit
riders for affordable fares, service
restoration, general improvements.
www.ridersny.org., 212-590-9427
Sen. Peralta Free Legal Counsel
Starting November, Sen. Peralta’s office
with legal professionals for the CUNY
School of Law’s Community Legal
Resource Network will offer free legal
counsel on immigration and housing.
Partnered with the Immigrant Defense
Coalition and Sen. Peralta are Asian
Americans for Equality, Cattholic
Charities of New York, Center for the
Integration and Advancement of New
Americabs, CUNY/Citizenship NOW,
Emerald Isle Immgrant Center, HER
Justice (Manhattan), New York
Immigration Coalition (Manhattan), and
Queens County District Attorney Office
of Immigrant Affairs.
Small Biz Owners: Opportunity to
Request Your No-Cost Compliance
Consultation NYC Department of Small
Business Services offers no-cost consultations on city regulations. Advisors will
not issue violations of fines. For more
info visit nyc.gov/bizcomplianceconsult
or call 311.
Sunnyside Community Svcs. (free)
-Assists in filing Food Stamps applications. 718.784.6173 x110; Free training
to be Home Health Aide, job placement.
718.784.6160 x338; Longterm care, in
home or adult day care; applying for
Medicaid & other benefits; Education &
caregiver skills; wellness activities.
English/Spanish. 43-31 39th St,
Sunnyside. Info www./scsny.org,
718.906.0660;

-Social Adult Day Program for people
living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or
physical impariments. Services include;
hot lunch, medication reminders, personal care, music and art therapy, gentle
exercise, yoga, celebrations and special
events. To schedule call Naomi at 718-
786-9273
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Students must be 4 yrs old, born in 2014.
Call 718.784.6173 ext 410 or email
prek@scsny.org.
Tree Guard Program To request trees
or protect extant trees. For more info,
visit www.nycparkstreeguard.com
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled & unemployed. Info at
347.510.3100, or acces.nysed.gov
Volunteer Opportunities:
-American Cancer Soc. Queens Ofc.
Info 718.2611092 x5523.
-Helping Hands for the Disabled: Be
a Friend Day Pair up for 3 hours w/ a
disabled person. 718.606.9712
(Every 3rd Sat)
-Public Benefit Counselor Volunteers
age 55+, 212.614.5412, www.cssny.org
Thursday Workshop for Latinas In
Spanish; Info on health & safety issues
for immigrant Latinas: HIV/AIDS,
Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse,
Sexuality, Depression, Self Esteem.
Voces Latinas office, 37-63 83 St.,
Suite 1B, Jackson Hts - Thurs, noon -
2 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation State
Education Department Office of Adult
Career and Continuing Education
Services Queens District Office, 11-15
47th Ave, LIC. For persons w/ disability
& unemployed Info 347.510.3100,
www.acces.nysed.gov
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring and
Fall Cheer Program For details & registration visit
whitepointyouthfootball.com.
Whitestone Fall In-House Football
League ($250) For info and to register
contact
whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or
John McArdle at 347.322.0374.
Woodside On The Move Adult
Computer Classes Basic computer
skills. Reg at 718.476.8449 ext 16.
Mondays for 12 wks, 5:30-7:30 pm &
Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica,
718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1. World Ice Arena FMCP Aquatics
Center/Ice Rink, near Avery Ave and 131
St in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
One of the best indoor ice rinks in the
city, bring your own skates or rent a pair.
Skating lessons available, as well as
games of ice hockey or sled hockey. Fees

apply. Open Monday to Sunday, times
vary.

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-CUNY Fatherhood Academy 4-
month, 3 day a week program Recruiting
Now (free; ages 18-24;
unemployed/underemployed) LAGCC,
Rm C225, 29-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC.
Learn rights and responsibilities as a
father, explore careers, get work experience, learn about parenting, earn High
school Equivalency Diploma, and prepare for college. Info 718.730.7336,
dspeal@lagcc.cuny.edu
-Free GED Program at Adult
Learning Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program Apply
www.greenworkforcenyc.org,
718.663.8407
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced
homemakers. Assessment, counseling,
referrals, workshops, computer &
vocational training, job search assistance. 718.482.5166.
-NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street
Action Teams - Homelessness prevention programs, transition and permanent
housing. Contact Community Board #2
718.533.8773, qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
-Practical Nurse Program funding
available. 718.609.2130
-NYC Resident Veterans 60 or older
may attend college for a small fee. For
more info 718-482-5386
-Veterans Only: Evening College Prep
and GED Classes (free) Info Elizabeth
Allen at 718.482.5386 / 5231,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans.

SAMUEL FIELD Field YM & YWHA
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
718.225.6750.
Ongoing registration. RSVP, info
718.423.6111 ext 242; email
ASmith@sfy.org. Progs $5 per family:
-Indoor Playground ($7 for one
adult, one child; $2 for each add’l) for
age 5 and under, must be w/ adult.
climbers, bridges, balance beam,
activities; sneakers required; No registration. Weds 10:45-11:45 am, 718.225.6750
ext 229, Email CGiancola@sfy.org
-Gym and Creative Exploration ($5
per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) Little
Neck - Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play ($5
per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) At Bay
Terrace Ctr, 212-00 23 Ave, Bayside.
Mondays 3-4:30 pm

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