2018-04-04 / 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.
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members, students, and musicians). Led by
Carol Sudhalter. All instruments, including vocalists welcome. Apr 4, 7-10 pm.
-Solar-Lunar Transcriptions Exhibition
by Tina Seligman ($5 suggested donation/ free for members, students). On
view Apr 7-15, 12-5 pm. Storytelling &
Haiku workshop w/ Seligman (free) will
be held Apr 7, 1-4:30 pm.
-Arts Community Dialogues (free).
RSVP requested but not required to
sshumays@flushingtownhall.org. Apr
11, 7 pm.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
-Warm Up Summer Music Series, live &
electronic music, every Saturday, June
30 - Sept. 1. Expedited entry with $99
series purchase for all ten events.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
718.204.7088
-Free First Friday. Apr 6, 10 am-5 pm.
-Musical Performance: Sounds of Akari
(free). Apr 6, 6:30-7:30 pm.
-Center of Attention: Isamu Noguchi’s
200D, 1985. Apr 8, 3:30-4:30 pm.
Queens College Kupferberg Center
for the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing. Call 718.793.8080 for more
info or box office.
-Doug Wright (playwright) conversation
moderated by Adam Feldman ($25).
LeFrak Concert Hall. Apr 10, 7 pm.
-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, 7 pm.
-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.Summer session program is from
Jul 3-Aug 9, Mon-Thurs 10 am-4 pm.
Apply online. Application 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.
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.
-Spring Exhibition Opening to celebrate
opening of “Mel Chin: All Over The
Place” Apr 8, 2-5 pm. Preview on Apr 5,
10 am-12 pm, with artist present. RSVP
to preview online.
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
-“The Broadway Dolls” concert ($29-
$45). Apr 8, 3 pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.

ARTS OTHER:

Carol Sudhalter: Cleopatra’s Needle
Call 212.769.6969 for more details.
2435 Broadway, New York, NY 10025.
Apr 7, 8 pm-midnight.
Coming Soon: “Mets in 10s: Best and
Worst of an American History” by
Brian Wright, foreward by Jerry
Koosman ($21.99). Published by
Arcadia Publishing, coming on Apr 9.
Flux Factory 31-31- 29 St LIC
347.669.1406 www.fluxfactory.org
-Otherworldly: Cayla Lockwood solo
multimedia exhibition. Free. Grand
Opening Reception 7-9 pm Apr. 6

-Collective6 Skincare as Ritual 8 pm Apr.

-Beauty Beer Spa, free Flux Factory
atkitchen, must RSVP on Facebook page.
4-7 pm Sat. Apr. 7
-The Art of DJ’ing w/PlayPlay & Vinyl
Richie, free, 7-9 pm Apr. 11.
-WFLX: Flux Factory Radio. Free,
ongoing, listen via link on www.fluxfactory.org
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
Through Apr. 8
-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: Yellow Tape: A True Crime
Trivia Show, The Cheep Show, Stand
Ups Improvise TED Talks, Frank
Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Tinder Tales
Special Easter concert: Handel’s
Messiah Part 3 Moakyang Presbyterian
Church 12-25 Clintonville St,
Whitestone (646) 353-6043 Admission
free-will offering, Apr 4, 8 pm.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Queens
Community Builder Award to Steve
Vazquez. Tickets start at $100 Queens
Community House 6-8 pm May 2
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.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000.
-Workshop on How to Respond to
Summonses from NYC Enforcement
Agencies. Apr 4, 6:30-8:30 pm.
111 Precinct Neighborhood Policing
Rollout. Queensborough Community
College, Medical Arts Building, 222-05
56 Ave. rm. M136, Bayside, 6:15 pm.
RSVP 111 Precinct Community Affairs.
718.279.22041917.900.8345/john.erdman@mypd.org. Apr. 11
Community Board 2 Monthly
Meeting Sunnyside Community
Services, ground floor, 43-13 39 St,
Sunnyside. Apr 5, 6:30 pm.
Community Board 5 Monthly
Meeting Christ the King High School,
cafeteria, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave,
Middle Village. Apr 11, 7:30 pm.
Community Board 6 Monthly
Meeting Kew Garden Community
Center, suite 202, 80-02 Kew Gardens
Rd, Kew Gardens. Apr 11, 7:45 pm.
Community Education Council
District 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.
Community Education Council
District 25 Monthly Meeting 30-48
Linden Pl, room 407. Apr 11, 7 pm.
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Family Resource Day. Free immigration & legal counseling; passports, consular IDs; resources for healthcare,
English classes & more Know Your
Rights workshop. Info:
ccarrera@nyic.org, 212.627.2227, ext
218 9am-1pm, Pan American
International HS, 45-10-94 St., Saturday,
Apr. 14
Dutch Kills Civic Assn. monthly meeting at Growing Up Green School 718-
786-8520 www.dutchkillscivic.com 39-
27 28 St.
Greek American Homeowners
Association 23-49 31 St, Astoria. Apr
11, 7 pm.
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 Food 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.
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.
Long Island City Partnership Annual
Real Estate Breakfast: Open For
Business. The Ravel Hotel, 8-08
Queens Plaza So, LIC.
www.licqns.com/licreb2018 ($50-$75)
7:30-10 am Thurs. Apr. 12
Noshwalks Spring Tour in South Asian
Jackson Heights, Apr 8. For more info
visit www.noshwalks.com.
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

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).
Hosted by Joseph Addabbo Family
Health Center
-62-00 Beach Channel Dr. Arverne:
Thursday, Apr. 5
-1288 Central Ave. Far Rockaway: 2 pm
- 4:30 pm Friday, Apr. 6
-114-39 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica: Friday,
9 am - noon Apr. 6
-42-12 Bell Blvd. Bayside 1:30 pm -
6:30 pm Saturday, Apr. 7
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 718.497.1630.
-Addabbo’s Office, 66-85 73 Pl, Middle
Village, Apr 7.
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.
-Earth Day Spring Clean-Up at the
Castle. Clearing out last year’s weeds.
Event is free. RSVP
https://www.baysidehistorical.org/event
s. Apr 22, 10 am-2 pm.
-Murder Mystery Dinner ($75 BHS
members/$80 non-members). Apr 14, 7-
10 pm.
Queens County Farm Museum 73-50
Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park.
-Children’s Carnival ($15/person). April
7-8 and 14-15. 11 am-6 pm.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Queens Library card required. Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica.
Fridays, 9am-12pm.
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.
National Library Week Book
Banquets Enjoy an author talk and
meal. Participating authors include
Marina Budhos, Ashley Woodfolk, and
Javaka Steptoe. Visit online for more
infor.Apr 8-14.
Sunday Concert: Enjoy Sounds of
Harpists Wendy Kerner, Teresa
Mango, and Brandee Younger Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica,
Apr 8, 3 pm.
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. Spring Program begins
Apr 9.

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
This Week: Spring Into Fitness with Tai
Chi, Spring Fling, Herb Garden Animal
Care Club, Little Cooks - Go, Green,
Go!, Young Chefs - Zucchini Rose
Tartlets, Afternoon of Art, Bengali
Cuisine, Animal Care Trainee, Alley
Creek EcoQuest - Citizen Science Club
-Queens County Bird Club Presents
“Birding by Ear on Long Island: Spring
Warbler Songs” (free). Light refreshments served. For more info visit
www.qcbirdclub.org. Apr 18, 8 pm.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushingmeadows-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.

-Stop and Smell the Roses volunteer
days Meet at the Rose Gardens (near
Unisphere) every day 10 am - 2 pm 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.
Volunteering opportunities also available, contact timothy_ farrell@nps.gov
for more info.
-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.
-Animal Origami I . Apr 5, 11 am-12
pm.
-Animal Origami II. Apr 5, 1-2 pm.
-Spring Break Print-Making (free). Ages
9-12, limited space, registration recommended, call 718.318.4340 for more
info. Apr 6, 1-3 pm.
-Spring Peepers Guided Walk. Apr 6, 5-
6 pm.
-Art Exhibit Opening Fort Tilden:
Paintings by Chris Wright. Apr 7, 2-4
pm.
-The Golden Age of Aviation - From the
Tunnels to the Tower. Tours of the Ryan
Visitor Center. Saturdays, beginning Apr
7, 3:30-4 pm.
-Guardian of the Gateway: A Walking
Tour of Historic Ft. Tilden. Fort Tilden,
meet in front of Building 1. Sundays,
beginning Apr 8, 10 am-12 pm.
-Osprey Watch Guided Walk. Apr 8, 10-
11:30 am.
-Monthley Book Club: “Silent Spring”
by Rachel Carson. Apr 8, 2-3 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.
Soccer First Kicks Program for ages 3-
6, $195, 10-11 am. Development League
Spring Season, $235, ages 6-13, 12-3
pm Sundays
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.
-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
Karl A Spahlinger, Jr. Scholarship
Fund Application Provide financial
assistance, up to $2500 per person to
individuals from College Point enrolled
in colleges, trade schools, and universities in New York. For more info, email
Lynne Serpe at
lynneserpe.nyc@gmail.com with
“Scholarship” in subject. Application

can be downloaded at http://onepointoflightfoundation.blogspot.com/.
Deadline is Apr 16, 5 pm.
Long Island City HS 30-year reunion at
Republic, Save The Date! 33-29 Astoria
Blvd. ($40) 8-11 pm May 12
Summer Internship Alley Pond
Environmental Center for high school
sophomores, juniors and seniors. For
more info call 718.229.4000 ext. 211 or
email kwilding@alleypond.com.
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. Call
(609) 480-8742 for more info.

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.
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:

Easter Night - Religious Ceremony St.
Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church,
48 Ave btwn 45 and 46 St. Apr 8, 12 am-
2 am.
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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