2018-03-21 / 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
-Destination: Italy! masterworks concert. Free with RSVP at flushingtownhall.com 7:30 pm Mar. 23
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.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
-”Come Together: Music Festival &
Label Market” ($10-15) 12-9 pm Mar.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
Queens College Kupferberg Center
for the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing. Call 718.793.8080 for more
info or box office.
-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.
-Apply for Art Port Residency, display
art at LaGuardia for 3-month residency.
Application deadline Apr. 5. Email Dan
Bamba for info: dbamba@queenscouncilarts.org. Guidelines & application at
-Tribute to Queens-based women artists.
13 artists, feat. music, poetry, tech, business & community development programs. ($10) 6:30-8:30 pm Mar. 23
-“Creative Conversations” Network,
organize, meet community stakeholders,
develop community advocacy strategies,
learn of other QCA opprtunities. Free.
6-8pm Mar. 28
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)
-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 info@queenstheatre.org
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
-”Piano Men” tribute to Billy Joel &
Elton John music. ($34-$48) 8 pm Mar.
-”Giselle” ballet ($33-$42) 3 pm Mar.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.
-Socrates Annual Exhibition. Farewell
Fete www.socratessculpturepark.org 3-5
pm Mar. 25
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd. Jamaica 11451 718.262.2000
www.york.cuny.edu Big Band Preview
“Bold As Love” tribute to Jimi Hendrix.
7-9 pm Mar. 28


Church-In-The-Gardens 50 Ascan
Ave. Forest Hills
-Queens Consort performs Baroque
“Dance Music for the Sun King.”
www.musicareginae.org for tix & info.
($10/$20/free for children under 12
when with adult) 7:30 pm Mar. 24
Greek Cultural Center Russian Movie
Night showing “Heart of a Dog” (1988

comedy, with English subtitles) Free.
www.greekculturalcenter.org 26-80 30
St. Astoria, 8 pm Mar. 28
Green Space Dance Performances 37-
24 24 St. LIC 11101
Irish Culture at Queens Library
Contact library for more information
-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
www.licartists.org Now showing at
Plaxall Gallery:
-“Then She Did” curated by Lori
Zimmer & Melissa McCraig-Welles
Mar. 15-Apr. 8
-Women in Art curated by Leda Maria,
Mar. 3-30
- Eileen Coyne solo Exhibitin Mar. 3-
Apr. 1
-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 -
Make Music New York
-Sign up to perform or host performances at NYC’s largest 1-day celebration of
live music. Event date Jun. 21.
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)
www.queensworldfilmfestival.com 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, 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
-Dance & Music of Spain, India &
Middle East. Mar. 2-25. Fridays &
Saturdays 8 pm. Sundays 4 pm. ($37-
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.


BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
-Greek Independence Day Celebration
www.queensbp.org/rsvp Stathakion
Center, 22-51 29 St. Astoria 6 pm Mar.
-Parent Advisory Board on College
Admission Process & Financial Aid
www.queensbp.org/rsvp 6 pm Mar. 27
-Bangladesh Independence Day
Celebration www.queensbp.org/rsvp 6
pm Mar. 27
-Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment
Event hosted by BP Katz & NYC Dept.
of Finance (www.queensbp.org/rsvp) 10
am-1 pm Apr. 17, May 22 & Jun. 19
114 Precinct Community Council
monthly meeting at Riccardo’s, 21-01
24 Ave. Astoria 11101, 7 pm Mar. 27
Briarwood/Kew Gardens Lions Club
Public Safety Community Meeting-
Reps. from NYS Dept. of Homeland
Security & Emergency Services and
Citizen Preparedness Corps present on
emergency preparedness.
lionsbkg@gmail.com for more info. The
Center at Maple Grove, 127-15 Kew
Gardens Rd, 3-5 pm Mar. 31
Community Board 7 monthly meeting
& Public Hearing 33-23 Union St.
Flushing 718-359-2800
Community Education Council Dist.
-Monthly meeting. Outstanding Staff
Member Awards; 2019 School Budget
Allocation; School Safety; Gifted &
Talented Program of D24 Schools.
www.facebook.com/cec24. At PS/IS
119 74-01 78 Ave. Glendale 6:30 pm
Mar 27
-Three vacancies on CEC 24, two elected & 1 Borough President appointee, for

parents of PreK to 8th grade D24 students. CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or
email CEC24@schools.nyc.giv for info.
Deadline Apr. 20 for applications.
Dutch Kills Civic Assn. monthly meeting at Growing Up Green School 718-
786-8520 www.dutchkillscivic.com 39-
27 28 St.
Greek Independence Day
Celebration, Stathakion Center, 22-51
29 St. Astoria 11101 RSVP Assembly
Member Simotas’ Office 718-545-3889
6-9 pm Mar. 23
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities. Register & order tickets
at hermesexpo.com B2B meetings for
businesses & professionals by appt.
Panel discussion, concert, networking
reception, mini product & services
exhibit. St. Peter’s Church, 619
Lexington Ave. 3-8 pm April 26
Homelessness talk with author of ”Our
Invisible Neighbors” www.cateringforthehomeless.com 7 pm at Project Life
Center in Woodside, Mar. 22; Sunnyside
Library 2:30 pm Apr. 7 & 3 pm at
Middle Village Library on Apr. 21
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.
-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.
Newtown Creek Alliance, Riverkeeprs
and Perkins & Will release thte
Newtown Creek Vision Plan report at
Wythe Hotel Bklyn. RSVP newtowncreekalliance.org. 6:30-8:30 pm Mar. 15
Long Island City Partnership
Networking Breakfast: Empowering
women business owners. (Free for members; $25 for non-members) RSVP
required licqns.com/bbempoweringwomenbiz 8-10 am Mar. 28
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.
Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer
Amato presents 1-hour “Financing
Your Educaation” workshop at Far
Rockaway HS, 8-21 Bay 25 St. 6-7 pm
Mar. 22
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
-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. 27
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
-Interested performers may apply by
writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info
Sunnyside Shines annual meeting with
refreshments from Senso Unico.
Registered BID members vote for board
members. Sunnyside Community
Services, 43-31 39 St. Sunnyside. 7 pm
Mar. 26
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Hours are 8:30 am to 2:50 pm, including
breakfast and lunch. 39-01 Queens
Blvd, Sunnyside
Woodside on the Move Holiday Egg
Hunt at Doughboy Park. www.woodsideonthemove.com RSVP at Woodside
on the Move office at 39-42 59 St. ($5
per child) or www.eventbrite.com 11 am
Mar 24


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.
Katch Astoria 33-19 Newtown Ave,
Astoria. For more info on events call


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

-HANAC Ravenswood NORC 34-35A
12 St. Astoria 9 am - noon. Mar. 23
-Healthfirst Jackson Heights 93-14
Roosevelt Ave. 9-4:30 Mar. 30
-Safe Medical Care, 97-47 77 St. Ozone
Park, 9 am - 4:30 pm Mar. 31
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
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.
-Medical care in emergency situations
with NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Trauma Team. Elmhurst Library, 86-07
Broadway, Elmhurst 11373 10:30 am
Mar. 26
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: www.nyc.gov/health.


Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave, Fort Totten. For more info, call
718.352.1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org.


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.
-Queens Library Labor Relations
Committee meeting, Central Library,
Robert T. Groh Formal Board Room, 89-
11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica 5:45 pm Mar.
-Queens Library Finance & Investments
Committee meeting, Central Library,
Robert T. Groh Formal Board Room, 89-
11 Merrick Blvd. 6:30 pm Mar 22
-Queens Library Board of Trustees
meeting, Central Library, 89-11 Merrick
Blvd. Jamaica 7:15 Mar. 22
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.


Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
-Citizen Science Club, free, adults only,
Mar. 24, 10 am
-Novel Nights for adults. Free monthly
book talk. 6-7:30 pm Mar. 21
-Queens County Bird Club presents
Corey Finger photos and birding stories
from 4 continents. Free. www.qcbirdclub.org 8 pm Mar. 21
-Walking Queens-Discovering Queens’
Hidden Treasures: free book talk by
author Adrienne Onofri, for adults. 7-8
pm Mar. 22
-Stargazing Astronomy Night for ages 9
& up. ($16) 7:30-9:30 pm Mar. 24
-Non-Edible Rolls: science with paper
towel rolls. Ages. 7-10 ($24) 1-2:30 pm
Mar. 24
-Toddler Tales: Who Hops? Ages. 3-4
($21 per child/parent) 10:30-noon Mar.
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.
-Community Meeting “State of the
Park” at Kew Gardens Community
Center 7-8:30 pm Mar 21
State of Flushing Meadows Corona Park
(Looking Forward to 2018) The Kew
Gardens Community Center 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd, Rm 202, RSVP to hold
your spot (718) 544-7436 or jeanfmcpc@gmail.com 7-8:30 pm Mar 21
-Walk & run for all levels, humans &
dogs. 11th St. Parking lot near 55 Ave.
7-8 pm Mar. 22
-Wildlife Illustration with Urban Park
Rangers. All materials provided.Albert
Mauro Playground, Park Drive East &
73 Terrace 11-12:30 Mar. 24
-Spring Trail Day, help spread wood
chips & clear pathway. Willow Lake
Trail. 10 am - 1 pm Mar. 25
-Community Meeting: Community
Advisory Board for FMCP. Queens
Museum, 6:30-8:30 pm Mar. 28
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.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check
is not provided. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers & dogs,
all welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.
USTA Youth Tennis Leagues at USTA
Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park. ($350
for 6 weeks) Sundays 6-8 Register at
www.youthtennisleagues.com or 914-
872-5639 for info. Starts Apr. 15.


Christ The King HS reunion, classes of
1973, 1978, , 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998,
2003, 2008 & 2013 at CTK cafeteria
($45 advance/$65 at door) Call CK
Alumni 718.366.7400 X272 7 pm Mar.
-50th Anniv. Jubilee for class of 1968 at
CTK and Royals Cafe.call CK Alumni
718.366.7400 X272 ($68) 5:30 pm Apr.
Long Island City HS 30-year reunion
at Republic, Save The Date! 33-29
Astoria Blvd. ($40) 8-11 pm May 12
Community District Education
Council 26 Mtg. M.S. 74 Nathaniel
Hawthorne 61-15 Oceania St., Public
Meeting 7 pm Mar. 22
Stop Bullying Kindergarten through
High School Pre Register via text at
917-502-6733, 11 am Mar. 25
Summer Internship Alley Pond
Environmental Ctr for high school
Sophomores Juniors and Seniors. Soccer
First Kicks Program ages 3-6, $195 10-
11 am. Development League Spring
Season $235 ages 6-13, 12-3 pm
Summer Internships: LIFESCI NYC
Internship program seeks hosts for college and grad students interested in Life
Sciences careers! Application for hosts
at bit.ly/LifeSciNYCHostApp (609)
NYRR Run for the Future A chance to
earn a $2000 college scholarship Central
Park Apr. 1 at nyrr.org/rttf or 212-548-


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, email
qicany@aol.com or call 718.268.5954
for more information. ($50) Queens
Community House, 80-02 Kew Gardens
Rd, Ste. 202, Kew Gardens. 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,


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, www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx.
-Kitty Karetakers of Queens Astoria,
Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside:
-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 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
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 pm.
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 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
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.
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, 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
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 718-570-
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.
-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,

58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little Neck,
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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