2018-03-28 / 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.
-Cleopatra’s Needle. Carol Sudhalter 8 to
midnight Mar. 31
-Flushing Town Hall Monthly Jazz Jam. 7-
10 pm Apr. 4
-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, 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.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
718.204.7088
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
-Family Concert, Fancy Free & Enigmatic,
LeFrak Concert Hall Kupferberg
Performing Arts Center 3 pm Apr. 29

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 Future.”
www.queeensknights.com/camps or
718.997.2777 Rosenthal Library, Rm. 230,
10am-Noon. 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
www.queenscouncilarts.org.
-“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 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
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.
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

ARTS OTHER:

Church-In-The-Gardens 50 Ascan Ave.
Forest Hills
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 greenspacestudio.org
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
Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning
(JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica Ave., four open
calls music, and visual arts for professional
development and residencies JCAL
-Jamaica, Artists Residency & Training
Workshop Series (ARTWorks, Inc.)
-First Friday Series Artists of all disciplines
are welcome deadline April 30,
-Making Moves Dance Festival 2018 New
York City based dance companies to apply.
At Jamiaca Performing Arts Center (JPAC),
Set to be held on Sept. 22 & 23
-Choreographer + Composer Residency

starting in Oct. 2018 or Jan. 2019
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 -
October
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. www.matchny.makemusicday.org.
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
-Dear Diary (comics read their weird childhood journals) 8:30 pm Apr 2
-Astoria Women’s Improv 7 pm Apr 3
-Christian Finnegan’s Audio Spackle 8:30
pm Apr 3
Yellow Tape: A True Crime Trivia Show 9
pm Apr 4
Special Easter concert: Handel’s Messiah
Part 3 Moakyang Presbyterian Church 12-
25 Clintonville St, Whitestone (646) 353-
6043 Admission free-will offering, 8 pm
Apr. 4
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Queens
Community Builder Award to Steve
Vazquez. Tickets start at $100 Queens
Community House 6-8 pm May 2
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.
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.
York College Big Band Preview: Bold As
Love a tribute to Jimi Hendrix @ PAC
Lobby 7-9 pm Mar. 28
-East Coast Imperials Youth Ice Hockey
Competitive Spring Summer Tournament
Team. Birth years 2000, 2001 2002 and
possible 2003. All positions open. 202-239-

9715 or eastcoastimperials@vandex.com

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

BP KatzAll events at Queens Borough Hall
(120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call 718.286.3000.
-Bangladesh Independence Day
Celebration www.queensbp.org/rsvp 6 pm
Mar. 28
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing 10:30
am Mar. 29
-Women’s History Month Celebration 12-2
pm Mar. 29
-Workshop on how to respond to summonses from NYC enforcement agencies 6:30-
8:30 pm Apr. 4
-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,
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. 24
-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.
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 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.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd, Suite
309, for more info call 718.263.0546
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
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Hours are 8:30 am to 2:50 pm, including
breakfast and lunch. 39-01 Queens Blvd,
Sunnyside

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRASIERS:

Katch Astoria 33-19 Newtown Ave,
Astoria. For more info on events call
718.777.2230.

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.
-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.

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten Ave,
Fort Totten. For more info, call
718.352.1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org.
Annual Meeting RESCHEDULED TO
Wednesday, 7 pm Mar. 28
Earth Day Spring Clean-Up at the Castle
208 Totten Ave, Fort Totten, Bayside.
Clearing out last year’s weeds. Event is free.
RSVP
https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events.
10 am - 2 pm Apr. 22
Murder Mystery Dinner $75 for BHS
members; $80 for non-members Bayside
Histroical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Fort
Totten, Bayside, 7-10 pm Apr. 14

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.
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.

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.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. Visit
www.alleypond.com to register. 228-06
Northern Blvd, Douglaston. www.alleypond.com
-Spring Into Fitness with Tai Chi Ages
Adults ($66) pre-registration required. 6-7
pm Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
-Spring Fling Ages 3 -8 ($24) 1-3 pm Apr. 4
Herb Garden Animal Care Club Ages 8-12
($24) 1-3 pm Apr. 4
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Events
for more info call 718.760.6565 www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/events
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot,
near 55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
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 Apr. 4
-Community Meeting: Community
Advisory Board for FMCP. Queens
Museum, 6:30-8:30 pm Mar. 28
-Stop and Smell the Roses volunteer days
Meet at the Rose Gardens (near Unisphere)
every day 10 am - 2 pm Mar. 30 thru Apr. 8
-Learn to Sail Register now for TASCA’s
Age 16+ and able to swim Fees apply Starts
Wednesday, Apr. 11
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.
Queens County Farm Museum Annual
Barnyard Egg Hunt 73-50 Little Neck
Parkway, Floral Park, Admission is $10. per
person No tickets sold at the door. 11 am - 3
pm Mar. 31
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.

SCHOOLS:

Ascension Forest Hills EasterFest P.S. 101
2 Russell Place, Forest Hills. Easter
Message, Music and Children’s Sunday
School 10 am 11:15 am Apr. 1
-McDonald Park Queens Blvd., Forest Hills
Easter Egg Hunt 1 - 3 pm Apr. 1

-50th Anniv. Jubilee for class of 1968 at
CTK and Royals Cafe.call CK Alumni
718.366.7400 X272 ($68) 5:30 pm Apr. 21
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.
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 Sundays
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) 480-8742
NYRR Run for the Future A chance to
earn a $2000 college scholarship Central
Park Apr. 1 at nyrr.org/rttf or 212-548-7360

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, 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, 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 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 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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