2018-05-02 / 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.
-”Grunt!” exhibition by visual artist
Elliot Cowan. Opening reception 6 pm
Apr. 20. Gallery dates Apr. 20 - May 13.
($5 suggested donation)
-Monthly Jazz Jam 6-9 pm May 2
-Global Mashup #2: Egypt Meets Haiti
feat. Zikrayat and Agoci Band ($16/$10
for members) 7 pm dance lesssons; 8 pm
concert May 4
-Cambalache: Chicano Jarocho Music of
Mexico. 1 pm Interactive Arts Workshop
($8/$5 children/free to members with
tickets to 2:15 show); 2:15 family performance ($14/$10 members/$8 children/$ 6 member children) May 5
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.
-Julia Phillips: Failure Detection sculpture exhibition April 15 - September 3
-Projects 108: Gauri Gill photography
exhibition April 13 - September 3
-Fernando Palma Rodriguez exhibition
April 15 - September 3.
-YoungArts Foundation exhibitions
feat.the 77 winners of national competition. Program Apr. 24-29. Public programs start Apr. 27 with performances,
exhibition & writers’ readings. 8 pm
-Night At The Museum 8 pm - midnight
May 5
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd at Vernon
Blvd. LIC 718.203.7088
-Free First Fridays: museum admission
free all day. Tours of collection highlights & special exhibitions at 2 in
English & Japanese.
Queens College Depart. of Drama,
Theatre & Dance Alagami Rathus Hall
The Student choreography showcase
Box Office: 718-793-8080 Tickets $7
May 9-13,
Queens College Kupferberg Center for
the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing.
Call 718.793.8080 for more info or box
office. info@kupferbergcenter.org
-Exhibtion: Queens Selects ($15).
Godwin-Terbach Museum, on view Apr
12-May 31.
-A Fresh Civility: QC MFA Annual 2018
Spring Show (free). The Plaxall Gallery,
5-25 46 Ave, LIC. On view Apr 13-May

-El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le
Escriba/No One Writes the Colonel ($10-
$15). Goldstein Theatre, thru May 12.
-QC Arts Festival Program: Queens
College Theatre Guild - Lead Davidson,
Bianca Belon and Jasmine Olon, May 2;
Action Bronson at Colden Auditorium, 8
pm, May 3; Gamelan Yowana Sari May
4; Gamelan Yowana Sari, William
Birkbeck, Elisa Walters, Matt Hurt,
Artists By Any Other Name May 5;
Unfamous Music Collective May 6; DJ
Space, Amalgama Ensemble May 7
-Dance! with Music Director Martin
Majkut and Queens Symphony Orchestra
(reserve tickets online). Offers three different takes on how classical composers
DeFall, Sibelius, and Beethoven used
dance as inspiration. LeFrak Concert
Hall, May 6, 3 pm.
-Algami student choreography showcase,
Rathus Hall, ($7) May 9 - 11
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. Apr. 21 & May 6.
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35
Ave, Astoria
-QCA’s 2018 Arts Access and New
York’s 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.
-Creative Conversations monthly dinner
meeting to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, develop strategies
for community advocacy & learn about
other QCA opportunities. Open to public
& all artists. Free. SUNY Queens
Educational Opportunity Center, 158-29
Archer Ave. Jamaica
-Queens Writers’ LAB Reading, must
preregister. ($8/members free) 6:30 -
8:30 pm May 4
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm
-Free Guided Tours 1 pm (English), 2 pm
(Spanish), 3 pm Permanent Collection
Tour (English)
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
-Mel Chin: All Over the Place
Exhibition. On view through Aug 12.
Queens Theatre “Brooklyn ’55” Queens
Theatre’s New American Voices Reading

Series. Tallback Sessions after all
Saturday matinee performances. Fridays
8 pm. Sat. at 2 pm & 8 pm, Sundays at 3
pm www.queenstheatre.org info@queenstheatre.org ($18/$15 members) May 4 -
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
-Arts On Stage curriculum-based theater
field trips. Resv. 718-266-0202 or
info@aosny.com ($9) 10 am & 11:45 am
May 2 Books! The Magic Is Real; May 3
Cinco De Mayo celebration; May 14
Stone Soup & Other Stories
-Clint Holmes concert backed by the
Diva Jazz Orchestra ($29-$45) 3 pm
May 6
-All-Star American Artists celebrates the
music of Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton,
Elvis, Cher, Stevie Wonder, Louie
Armstrong, Streisand & Sinatra ($49) 11
am May 11
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. Call 718.262.2000 for
more info.
-Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock
Musical @ Milton G> Bassin PAC. 4 pm
May 4; 7 pm May 5; 3 pm May 6; noon
May 8; noon May 10; 7 pm May 11 & 2
pm May 12
-York College Arts Festival @ Milton G.
Bassin PAC May 10- 12
-Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival (free)
https://bankra2018.eventbrite.com Noon
May 12


Carol Sudhalter www.sudhalter.com
-Flushing Town Hall monthly jazz jam 7-
10 pm ($10 General Admissiom, free to
students & participating musicians.) May
Flux Factory 31-31- 29 St LIC
347.669.1406 www.fluxfactory.org
-WFLX: Flux Factory Radio. Free, ongoing, listen via link on
-Kookerville: Solo exhibition by Lexy
Ho-Tai (free).
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
Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big
Band at Knockout Center, 52-19
Flushing Ave Maspeth 11378. www.jerrydrake.com ($10) 7 pm May 4, June 1,
July 6 & Aug. 3
Long Island City Artists at Plaxall
Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave. LIC 11101
www.licartists.org Now showing at
Plaxall Gallery:
-Call for Art for “Escape Velocity”
Curated by Edjo Wheeler, showing Apr.
13 - May 13.
Long Island City Partnership exhibition “We Are All Tourists (keeping)
Diaries by Cristian Pietrapiana showing
Apr. 26-May 5. www.longislandcityqueens.com Opening 6-8 pm Apr. 26
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. www.matchny.makemusicday.org.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria www.qedastoria.com This week: Nerd Is The New
Black standup comedy; The Dirty Show
standup comedy; The Dream Team
Variety Hour standup; Repeater live
music podcase taping; Dear Diary; The
Cheap Show; Stand Ups Improvise TED
Talks; Frank Coniff’s Open Riff Night;
Tinder Tales Live; Golden Girls Bingo
-May the Fourth aka Star Wars Day
screening of The Empire Strikes Back
2:30 pm May 4
-Movies R Dumb presents MST3000-
style screening of The Star Wars Holiday
Special. 7:30 pm May 4
-Star Wars themed Drink & Draw 9 pm
May 4
-Star Wars: The Psychedelia Awakens
11:59 pm Star Wars-themed psychedelic
light show May 4
-Origami Class 9:15 pm May 4
-Mid-century Stereopanorama (vintage
3D photos: 2 pm May 5
Queens Symphony Orchestra &
Council Member Karen Koslowitz
Music From The Great War, Center at
Maple Grove 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd.,
Kew Gardens Free Admission 5 pm May
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Queens
Community Builder Award to Steve
Vazquez. Tickets start at $100. Queens
Community House, May 2, 6-8 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


Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
-Mobile office hours Ridgewood Library,
20-12 Madison St. 5:30 m- 7 pm May 3
American Legion Post 1836 Annual
Boulevard Gardens Memorial Day
Ceremony, 31 Ave. Woodside, at
Boulevard Gardens Archway, 10 am.
Elected officials & 114 Precinct will
attend. Opening & closing prayers. Food
& refreshments at Legion Hall following.
May 28
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing
rescheduled from May 10. 10:30 am May
Community Board 2 Meeting
Sunnyside Community Services 43-31
39th St. Ground Floor, Sunnyside 6:30
pm May 3
Community Board 6 Meeting at Kew
Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd. 7:45 pm May 9
Greek American Homeowners
Association General Meeting at 23-49
31St, Astoria, Mount Sinai Queens presenters 7 pm May 2
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.
LIC Summit to discuss LIC’s changing
landscape with city, state & local officials
& business civic leaders at Museum of
the Moving Image ($175/$200/$300)
www.longislandcityqueens.com for info.
8 am - 2 pm June 19
Long Island City Partnership
-Taste of Sunnyside May 22
-Gridmarket: Benefits of Distributed
Energy Resources, free to LICP members. www.longislandcityqueens.com
May 23
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
-Small Business Association
International B2B Forum: How To Do
Business in 10 Countries. Weiss Federal
Building, Manhattan. 9 am - 2 pm May 2
-New Idea to New Venture at WeWork
LIC. Learn how to start your business at
our free monthly workshop! 6 pm May 7
-Aviation Networking Event, Queens Air
Services Development Office 9 am -
Noon at Russo’s On The Bay, Howard
Beach, May 11
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting May 5. Free admission. 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
Rain Barrel Giveaway at Maspeth
Federal Bank, 58-16 69 St. Maspeth. 10
am - 1 pm Pre-resister at
nysenate.gov/senators/joseph-p-addabbo-jr May 5


Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100. Dinner Dances; Flea
-Saturday Night Dance. Includes food,
dessert, coffee and tea. Liquor, wine beer
available for purchase. Dancing, Live DJ,
classics, oldies, Top 40, 8 pm to 12 am
($12/$10 members) May 5
Long Island City Partnership
www.longislandcityqueens.com Made in
NYC 15th Anniversary Celebration at
Brooklyn Navy Yard ($125) 5:30-8 pm
May 3
Queens County Bar Association 141st
Annual Dinner and Installation of
Officers & Managers at Terrace on the
Park Flushing Meadows Park.
($135/$105 for members admitted to
practice 5 years or less). Resv. 718-291-
4500, wwwQCBA.org 6 pm May 3
Queens Community House Annual
Spring Event, awards to St. Luke’s
Episcopal Church & Alfonzo Steve
Vazquez. Tix $100 each at www.qchnyc.org/spring. At West Side Tennis
Club, Forest Hills. Info sflores@qchnyc.org May 2
Reflections of New York 2018 Gala at
The Plaza Hotel 6:30 pm for The

Association of Community Employment
Programs for the
for tix. ($1,250) May 23


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).
-The Floating Hospital 41-40 27 St. LIC
11101 May 3
-Addabbo Family Health Center 6200
Beach Channel Drive Arverne 11692
May 4
Blood Donation Opportunities Make
an appointment by downloading the free
Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting
redcrossblood.org, or calling
-Dining Hall at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. 10-3
pm May 7
-Delta Air Lines, JFK Terminal 4, 9 am -
3 pm May 23
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
appt at 718.497.1630.
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 County Farm Museum 73-50
Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park.
Queens Historical Society 143-35 37
Ave. Flushing 11354. Museum hours
Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays 2:30 -
4:30 pm
-Moore-Jackson Cemetery
Beautification, 51 St. between 31 St. &
31 Ave. Check their Facebook page for
more info. 10 am - 3 pm every Saturday
starting May 5.
-Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour ($10)
163-06 46 Ave. meet inside main gate at
the chapel. info 718-359-0100 or
www.flushingcemetery.com 2 pm May 5
-Sacred Sites Walking Tour celebrates
Flushing’s religious diversity. Free. Info
& times at www.sacredsites.org May 5 &



Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
-Battle of the Bands Performance by
Akinyemi, Cambria Heights 4 pm May 4
-Building Beats Workshop Lefrak City 4
pm May 14
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Queens Library card required. Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica.
Fridays, 9am-12pm.
-Public Budget Hearing For Fiscal Year
2019 Library’s funding priorities speakers may sign up upon arrival. Online and
by mail from April 20 to May 20. Central
Library 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
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.


Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
This Week: Home Made Salsa Canning
Class; Saturday Sing-Along; Toddler
Tales; Think Tank: Strongest Stuff;
Science in the Park: Science In The Bay;
Movie & Climate Reality Q & A &
-Student Solar Competition - deadline
May 15 for student teams to sign up.
FDR Four Freedoms State Park on
Rossevelt Island: Free public tours April
through Sept. Tours last 2 hours, available first come first served. 12:30 & 3 pm
Thursdays through Sundays weather permitting. info & schedule updates 212-
204-8831 & www.fourfreedomspark.org
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
-World’s Fair History Docents Join
Jane’s Walk NYC. Meet at Unisphere 11
am, 1 pm or 3 pm . Free guided tours of
World’s Fair sites. May 4 & 5
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.
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


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
Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League
Baseball & Hockey Registration Ages
4-15. Thursdays 7-8 pm and Sundays 10
am-12 pm. DG Building, 149-50 15 Rd,
Whitestone. Register online at
www.dwarfgiraffe.com or call
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.


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
New York Foundation for Senior
Citizens, Inc. helps Seniors enjoy safer,
healthier & more dignified lives in the
home & community. 35 social service
programs, over 900 units of

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,


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.


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 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:
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
-www.petfinder.com For further info
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.
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.
Certified Home Health Aide Training
3-wk program, open house Mon & Tues,
1st 2 wks/month. Info at 718.784.6160
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl.,
Jackson Hts:
-Free Citizenship Application
Assistance. Appt, info: 718.478.3848.
3rd Sundays, 2:30-6 pm
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc. &
Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta, CM Dromm.
Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: By
APPOINTMENT 718.478.3848
Department of City Planning Has created a short video explaining how zoning
rules in the floodplain can help reduce
flood risks and support the city’s longterm vitality. Write to resilientneighborhoos@planning.nyc.gov or visit
www.nyc.gov/floodtextupdate for more
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., 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
Free Compost Containers for apartment bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311 or
Free English Classes for Adults Queens
Community House, 108-25 62 Dr., Forest
Hills. Info 718-592-5757 ext. 216
Free Housing Legal Services For
Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst,
Lefrak City. Facing eviction, need
repairs, roommate issue, Call 718-316-
9993 AAFE Jackson Heights 93-03
Roosevelt Ave, 2R, Jackson Heights.
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc. &
Chhaya CDC, Sponsored by Sen. Peralta,
CM Dromm. 37-43 77 St, Jackson Hts,
2nd Floor. Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30
pm: Call for appt 718.478.3848.
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 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-
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
Tree Guard Program To request trees or
protect extant trees. For more info, visit
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

31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
-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
-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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