2018-03-14 / 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.


Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a
full list of events.
-Joan Soriano bachata dance lesson &
concert ($10/$16) Dance: 3 pm.
Concert: 4 pm Mar. 18
-Queens College Student Exhibition
(Art Department) ($5 suggested donation, free to members & students)
Reception 6:30 pm Mar. 21. Gallery
dates Mar. 17-31
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #104,
-“Head” Exhibition at LIC Arts Open
Gallery. The Factory LIC, 30-30 47
Ave, LIC. Exhibition open Feb 22-
March 30.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
-Sculpting With Paper, ages 18 and
older ($10 members; $20 non-members) Register at
education.noguchi.org/hands-on. 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.
-Leonard Bernstein Festival, Queens
College Orchestra (Free) LeFrak
Concert Hall 12:30 pm Mar. 14
--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.
-Doug Wright (playwright) conversation moderated by Adam Feldman. $25.
LeFrak Concert Hall. 7 pm Apr. 10
-Edmar Castaneda Quartet with
Gregorio Maret, LeFrak Concert Hall
($25-$40) Apr. 15, 3pm
-Evenings Readings: MFA Program in
Creative Writing & Literary Translation
Faculty reading works in progress.
($15) Apr. 17
Queens College Summer Camp Open
House. Programs in sports & theater,
dance, literature & sciences for ages 5
to 16. New this summer: Computer
Tech Camp focusing on “Coding for the

www.queeensknights.com/camps or
718.997.2777 Rosenthal Library, Rm.
230, 10am-Noon. Mar. 24; Apr. 8; Apr.
21 & May 6.
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.
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
-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
-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
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To
buy tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
-Chris Lemmon, son of Jack
Lemmon, performs “A Twist of
Lemmon” ($40 all seats) 3 pm, Mar.
-”In The Mood” big band music
revue. ($24-$48) 3pm Mar. 18
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.


Irish Culture at Queens Library

Contact library for more information
-Irish Music 2:30 pm Mar. 8
-Step Dancing 4 pm Mar. 14
-The Women of Ireland 2 pm Mar. 15
-Step Dancing 6:30 pm Mar. 22
-Irish Music 5 pm Mar. 29
-Step Dancing 3 pm Mar. 31
Long Island City Artists at Plaxall
Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave. LIC 11101
-Now showing at Plaxall Gallery:
“Then She Did” curated by Lori
Zimmer & Melissa McCraig-Welles;
Women in Art curated by Leda Maria;
Eileen Coyne solo show
-Healing Arts Sound Practitioner
Jonathan Carl’s sound bath experience. RSVP at 917.838.4197 7-8 pm
Mar. 16.
-Call for Art for “Escape Velocity”
Curated by Edjo Wheeler, showing
Apr. 13 - May 13.
Louis Armstrong House Museum
“That’s My Home: Celebrating 75
Years of the Armstrongs In Corona”
($0-$10) www.louisarmstronghouse.org March - October
-Musica Reginae community concert for kids, Church-in-the-Gardens,
50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills (free)
www.musicareginae.org 11 am Mar.
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. Topics include All About
Art, Nuclear Incidents, Immigrant
Experiences, The Kids Corner,
Environmentally Speaking, We The
People, Local Express (about NYC)
& Women at the Threshold. ($7-$11-
$15 per film block)
for info & to buy tickets. Mar. 15-25
-”The Shoulder premiere,” part of the
Kicking It block includes Q&A with
director Rebekah Nelson, producer
Mike Free & cast. freeboxfilms.com
for more info 7:45 pm Mar. 16
-”Ghostlight” premiere, part of the
Kids Corner block feat. actors ages
11-13 from Secret Theatre Academy.

6:30 pm Mar. 16
-Spirit of Queens Honoree Jan
Oxenberg’s restored film “Thank You
and Good Night” presented 7 pm. Jan
has incredible stories to tell about
making the landmark fil about family,
life, love & death. Mar. 20
Thalia Hispanic Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. For more
info call 718.729.3880,
-Theatre Workshop: 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
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.
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


BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
-Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment
Event hosted by BP Katz & NYC
Dept. of Finance
(www.queensbp.org/rsvp) 10 am-1
pm Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 22 & Jun.
Clean Water-Essential for Life:
Hear how UN agencies such as
UNICEF & US agencies promote
clean water for all. Speakers:
Jonathan Turner, NYC H20; Carissa
Herb, Pres. St. John’s Univ. Earth
Club; UNICEF speaker. Queens
Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. 2-5 pm Mar. 18
Community Board 7 monthly meeting & Public Hearing 33-23 Union
St. Flushing 718-359-2800 7 pm Mar.
Dutch Kills Civic Assn. monthly meeting at Growing Up Green School 718-
786-8520 www.dutchkillscivic.com 39-
27 28 St.

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 hurricane victims. Contribute
online or via pew envelope; coin
envelopes at back of church. Info at
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.
-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
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.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
-Inspiring & Motivating Women
Entrepreneurs with the SBA. Free
breakfast. 8:30 am Mar. 15
-Above & Beyond: Inspiring &
Motivating Women Entrepreneurs 9
am Mar. 15
-Queens Day in Albany. Make your
voice heard. 6:30 am Mar. 20
-Entrepreneur Space Birthday Party
celebrating E-Space’s 7th.
Networking. 6 pm Mar. 23
-Women’s Power Networking
Breakfast: Growing Your Business
with Technoology & Accounting
Software. Workshop. 8:30 am Mar.
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting April 21. Sponsors welcome.
For more info, visit queensnightmarket.com.

-Vendor Application now open at
http://bit.ly/qnm-vendor-2018, or
-Interested performers may apply by
writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info

Sunnyside Up Free Pre-
Kindergarten Hours are 8:30 am to
2:50 pm, including breakfast and
lunch. 39-01 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside
-Open house, rsvp at 718-784-6173
ext. 6173 or LYagual@scsny.org 10
am Mar. 17
Tax Prep Event free for those earning $54,000 or less. Joseph P.
Addabbo Jr. District Office. Call
718.738.1111 to schedule appt.
www.nyc.gov/taxprep for info. 159-
53 102 St, Howard Beach 10am-8pm
Mar. 14


Italian Charities Dancing , live DJ
and food. Italian Charities of
America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst ($12/$10 members) 718-
478-3100 8 pm to 12 am Mar. 24
Katch Astoria 33-19 Newtown Ave,
Astoria. For more info on events call
Queens Chamber of Commerce St.
Patrick’s Day Luncheon at Terrace
on the Park ($80.00) 718-898-8500
sganosis@queenschamber.org 11:30
am Mar. 15
Queens Republicans 143 Anniv.
Lincoln Dinner “The new golden era
for American for the Republican
Party” is the theme. ($100
advance/$125 door) Antun’s 96-43
Springfield Blvd. Queens Village
jtrent@aol.com or qvgop.org for info
or to advertise in JournalProgram. 3-
8 pm Mar. 18


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
Blood Donation Opportunities for
Red Cross Month Make an appointment by downloading the free Red

Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling
-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.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
and Queens Library Lectures For
additional info call 718.334.1259 or
email butlerat@nychhc.org.
SHAREing & CAREing 45-02
Ditmars Blvd, Suite 1016, Astoria. For
more info, call 718.777.5766.
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:


Bayside Historical Society 208
Totten Ave, Fort Totten. For more
info, call 718.352.1548 or email
Maple Grove Cemetery
-1914 Afternoon High Tea, concert &
talk about the history of high tea.
($30/$25 payment due by 3/8)
s 5:00 pm Mar. 10


Queens Library: 100s of events
daily visit www.queenslibrary.org,
click on programs; call Central
Library 718.990.0700 or individual
-Free DMV Permit Practice Tests,
Fridays, 9am-12pm. Central Library,
89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. Queens
Library card required.
-Meet Andrea Barnet, author of
“Visionary Women” discussing how
4 women each made history. Forest
Hills library. 2:30 pm Mar. 17
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.

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.


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


Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
-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
-Animal ABCs for 18-36 months (parent participation) ($21 per child, preregister at www.alleypond.com) 10:30 -
11:45 am Mar. 10
-Kidz Kitchen: Fish Food for ages 6-7.
($22/child, preregistration required
www.alleypond.com) 1-2 pm Mar. 11
-Cooking With A Purpose for adults
($24) preregistration required. 7-9 pm
Mar. 15
-APEC Adventure Time: Green, Green,
Green for 18-36 months (parent participation) Preregistration required. ($18
per child) 10:30-11:45 am Mar. 17
-Young Chefs: Luck of the Irish for
ages 8-12 ($24/child) 10:30-11:45 am
Mar. 17
-Alley ECOclub: Stronger Than Steel
for ages 8-12 ($25/child) 12:30-2:30
pm Mar. 18
-Novel Nights for adults. Free monthly
book talk. 6-7:30 pm Mar. 21
-Walking Queens-Discovering Queens’
Hidden Treasures: free book talk by
author Adrienne Onofri, for adults. 7-8
pm Mar. 22
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.


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
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 for more information.
5:30 - 7:30 pm Mar 22.
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.


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


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
www.americaworks.com, 212.
599.5627. Also in Jamaica and Far
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,

718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animals Can’t Talk 718.393.7535,
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption Center, Atlas Park, 80-36,
Cooper Ave., 718.326.6070,
-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.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
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
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
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl.,
Jackson Hts:
-Free Citizenship Application
Assistance. Appt, info:
718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays, 2:30-6
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid
Soc. & Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta,
CM Dromm. Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-
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
long-term 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

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
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
Free Services: Immigration /
Naturalization, Senior Benefits,
Community Health Advocate. 93-03
Roosevelt Ave 2R, Jackson Heights;
Flushing Office 133-04 39 Ave.,
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848
x11 Thurs 9:30 am-noon (ID
-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
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
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings
3rd Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc
32-33A Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst,
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,
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
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
HANAC Western Queens Caregivers
Network. Weekly support group, counseling sessions, referrals. Info
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.
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
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
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
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),
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
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,
-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-
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,
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring and
Fall Cheer Program For details & registration visit
Whitestone Fall In-House Football
League ($250) For info and to register
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.

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC,
-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,
-Free GED Program at Adult
Learning Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program Apply
-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,

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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