2018-05-09 / 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.
-”Grunt!” exhibition by visual artist
Elliot Cowan. Opening reception 6 pm
Apr. 20. Gallery dates Apr. 20 - May 13.
($5 suggested donation)
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-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
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd at Vernon
Blvd. LIC 718.203.7088
www.noguchi.org
-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
13.
-El Coronel No Tiene Quien Le
Escriba/No One Writes the Colonel ($10-
$15). Goldstein Theatre, thru May 12.
-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
Future.” www.queeensknights.com/camps
or 718.997.2777 Rosenthal Library, Rm.
230, 10am-Noon. Apr. 21 & May 6.
Queens Council on the Arts
info@queenscouncilarts.org 37-11 35
Avenue, Astoria
www.QueensCouncilArts.org
-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. Council Member
Donovan Richards’ office, 1931 Mott Ave,
Suite 410, Far Rockaway 11691 Must
RSVP www.queenscouncilarts.org/creative conversations 6-8 pm May 11
-Creative Conversations at NY Tibetan
Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd fl;
Elmhurst 11373 Must RSVP www.queenscouncularts.org.creative-conversations
6-8 pm May 18
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.
-Accepting applications for 2018-2020
Studio Program. Info session June 9.
Deadline July 10.
-Mel Chin: All Over the Place Exhibition.
On view through Aug 12.
-Signal Rededication Ceremony at
Broadway-Lafayette Station, lower mezzanine, to honor Mel Chin’s art there. 6:30
- 7 pm May 13
-Open Engagement 2018 - Sustainability
(Lucy Lippard & Mel Chin) May 11- 13
-Itinerant performance art festival NYC 2-
5 pm May 19
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 - 20
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
-Arts On Stage curriculum-based theater field trips. Resv. 718-266-0202 or
info@aosny.com ($9) 10 am & 11:45
May 14 Stone Soup & Other Stories;
Reading Rock-n-Roll May 16; Bubble
Magic May 17
-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
-Queensborough Symphony Orchestra
Mother’s Day concert perf. Mozart’s
“Jupiter Symphony” & 3rd Horn
Concerto at St. Mary’s Nativity church,
46-02 Parsons Blvd@ Holly Ave,
https://www.facebook.com/QueensboroSymphonyOrchestra (Free, accepting

free-will offerings) 7:30 PM May 13
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
-Auditions for Summer Jazz Program,
public HS students only, @ Milton G.
Bassin PAC 5-8 PM May 14
-Big Band presents: Bold As Love:
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix @ PAC Little
Theatre 5/16

ARTS OTHER:

Flux Factory 31-31- 29 St LIC
347.669.1406 www.fluxfactory.org
-WFLX: Flux Factory Radio. Free,
ongoing, listen via link on www.fluxfactory.org
-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.)
-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
LGBTQ Voices @ Queens Center
Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd. Free. Info at
www.flushingtownhall.org. 5:30 PM
May 14
Long Island City Arts 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.
Spring Exhibition Launch Party and
exhibit at Plaxall Gallery (free) 6 - 10
pm May 16
-Theo Sahos exhibits at Launch Party 6-
10 pm May 16
-Spring Exhibition Festival at Plaxall,
;LIC Arts at The Factory LLC;
Brickhouse & Anable Basin Event
Space. (free) See website for times. as

well as other festival events. May 16 -
20
-Open Studio Noon-6 pm May 19 & 20
-Festival Closing SIlent Auction at
Space A, 43-01 21 St. (free) See website for times. May 20
Long Island City Partnership
www.LICPartnership.org
-LIC Springs! 2018 street fair Vernon
Blvd. btw. 46 & 50 Sts.
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.
Musica Reginae at Church-In-The-
Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills.
Young Artists Showcase feat. young
prodigies from NYC, Queens &
Westchester. ($20/$10 students) Tix &
info 718-894-2178 www.musicareginae.org 7:30 PM, reception to follow,
May 12
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
www.qedastoria.com This week:
Golden Girls Bingo; Madams Of The
Universe; Embroidery For Beginners;
Personal Essay Writing; Writing Satire
Workshop; Myq Kaplan & Friends
(standup); Here’s The Thing (standup);
My First Time: A Stand Up &
Storytelling Show; Neato Bedito;
Drunk Restoration Presents: The
Empire Striketh Back; The Revolution
(standup): End Of The Line (standup);
-Mother’s Day events: Wicked Mothers:
A Dark Celebration of Mothers Day;
Mother May I (standup) May 13
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:

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. 718-
738-1111
-Mobile Office Hours, Peninsula Library,
92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. 5:30 - 7 pm
May 10
-Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment
Event, with NYC Dept. of Finance, at
Deshi Senior Center, 83-10 Rockaway
Blvd, Ozone Pk. 11416 6-8 pm May 15
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
718.286.3000.
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing 10:30

am May 10
-Queens Borough Board, topic TBD 5:30
pm May 14
-Queens Borough Cabinet, topic TBD
9:30 am May 15
Community Board 2 Public Meeting
Notice at St. Mary’s Winfield 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside 6:30 pm May 14
Community Board 5 Public Meeting at
Christ The King HS cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village 7:30 pm
May 16
Community Board 6 Meeting at Kew
Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew
Gardens Rd. 7:45 pm May 9
Community Board 7 public hearing &
regular meeting, 133-32 41 Rd. 3rd fl,
Flushing 11355 718-35-2800
qn07@cb.nyc.ov 7 pm May 14
Community Districy Education Council
30 Notice of Zoning Presentation re new
elementary school in Jackson Heights
opening Sept. 2019. Any questions, or for
more info: 718-391-8380
cec30@schools.nyc.gov. Meeting 6:30 pm
at PS 212, 34-25 82 St. May 14
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
hurricane 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
www.longislandcityqueens.com
-Taste of Sunnyside May 22
-Gridmarket: Benefits of Distributed
Energy Resources, free to LICP members.
www.longislandcityqueens.com May 23
NYPD 104 Percinct Community
Council monthly meeting at 104 pct, 6402
Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood 11385. Reserved
no-cost parking available for
meeting. Coffee & refreshments. Info at
council@104PCC.org 7:30 pm May 15
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 Chamber of Commerce
www.queenschamber.org 718-898-8500
info@queenschamber.org
-An Evening of Hospitality: Food &
Drink Tasting at Aloft Hotel LGA 100-
15 Ditmars Blvd. East Elmhurst RSVP
via Queens Chamber website. 6 - 8:30
pm May 10.
-Aviation Networking Event at Russo’s
On The Bay, Howard Veach, 9 am -
noon May 11. RSVP via link on website. Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546 www.queensny.org
-Aviation Networking Event, Queens
Air Services Development Office 9 am
to 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
vendor@queensnightmarket.com.
-Interested performers may apply by
writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info

DINE/DANCE/FUNDRAISERS:

Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100. Dinner Dances; Flea
Markets.
-Flea Market at Italian Charities of
America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Refreshments & food available for purchase. 9 am - 4 pm May 12
Reflections of New York 2018 Gala at
The Plaza Hotel 6:30 pm for The
Association of Community
Employment Programs for the
Homeless.Ssanches@ACEnewyork.org
for tix. ($1,250) May 23

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).
-The Firehouse Health Center 89-56 162
Street, Jamaica. For an appointment call
347-505-7000, May 9
Blood Donation Opportunities Make an
appointment by downloading the free Red
Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1.800.733.2767
www.RedCrossBlood.org
-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.

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave, Fort Totten. For more info, call
718.352.1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org.
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org
www.friendsofmaplegrove.org
-Immigration Free Community
Conversation Victorian Admin. Bldg
83-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens
Free Parking Free RSVP requested:
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org 12-1:30
pm May 12
-Second Saturday Walking Tour Light
Refreshments Fee $15/$10 Pay at web
site; www.friendsof
maplegrove.org/events RSVP requested; info@friendsofmaplegorve.org 2
3:30 pm May 12
-Jewish Music through the Ages
Concert In celebration of 70 years of
Israel. Celebration Hall, Kew Gardens
Free Admission with RSVP
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org ($5. for
Walk Ins) 4 pm May 12
-Reception of artist and neighbor Bob
Murphy, Photography, Watercolor, Oil
& Mixed Medium paintings
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org. Free
parking; accessible 6-8 pm May 12
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.5-flushingcemetery.com 2 pm May

Sacred Sites Walking Tour celebrates
Flushing’s religious diversity. Free. Info
& times at www.sacredsites.org May 5
& 6

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
-Building Beats Workshop Lefrak City
4 pm May 14

-Drag Queen Story Hour: 4 pm May 9,
Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Ave.; 3:30
pm May 10, Jackson Heights, 35-51 81
St.; 3:30 pm May 15, Hollis, 202-05
Hillside Ave.; 3 pm May 16 Steinway,
21-45 31 St.; 4 pm May 22 Elmhurst,
86-07 Broadway; 12:15 May 24
Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street
-Mexican Marimba Music featuring
Percussia at Queens Library Ozone
Park 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., 718-845-
3127. 2 pm May 12
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.

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: 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 &
Discussion
-Student Solar Competition - deadline
May 15 for student teams to sign up.
-Spring Bird Walk for Beginners 8 year
olds and up Fee $5 per person. Pre-registration required 9:30 - 11:30 am May 12
-Young Chefs - Mini Vegetable Frittatas 8-
12 year olds Fee $24 per child. Pre-registation required 10:30 - 12 noon May 12
-Naturalists in Training-Birds at APEC 11-
14 year olds Fee $16 per child Pre-registration required. 10:30 am- 12:30 pm May
12
-Page Turners Book Circle, Adults Free
per person Pre-registation required 6 -
7:30 pm May 16
-Queens County Bird Club presents
“Antarctica, with a Side of Argentina”
info www.qcbirdclub.org Free Admission
Light refreshments served 8 pm May 16
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
www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushingmeadows-corona-park/events

-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.
Queens County Farm Museum 73-50
Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park
-Spring Fest Admission $5. per person.
Free parking 11 am - 4 pm May 12
Soccer First Kicks Program for ages 3-
6, $195, 10-11 am. Development League
Spring Season, $235, ages 6-13, 12-3 pm
Sundays

SCHOOLS:

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.
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 718.746.1539.
Grow To Learn NYC, the citywide
school gardens initiative. www.growtolearn.org
-Community Growers Grant Program ,
deadline to apply is 4:00 May 21
-Tree Giveaway at Discovery Community
Garden, 108-51 Union Hall St. Jamaica
11433 Must RSVP via website. 11 am -
noon May 12
-Bronx Salad Toolkip Competition. To
enter, email your picture/drawing to
BronxSaladToolkit@gmail.com by May
18.
-Apply to be a Green Beetz School: Green
Beetz accepting applications until June 30.
-Citizen Saturdays at Gantry State Park,
pier 4 “Fishing Pier” - Help State Park
Rangers collect important data about
wildlife in & around park. Also includes
oyster monitoring, plant & flower study,
bird watching. Adults & children. Noon-
1:30 Saturdays beginning May 12
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:

CPC Nan Shan Senior Center www.cpcnyc.org 133-14 41 Ave, 2 Fl, Flushing
11355
-Celebrates 30th Anniversary at their
Queens Community Center, May 10.
-Fundraising Dinner at New Mulan
Restaurant May 24
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
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
housing.www.nyfsc.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:

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
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.
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
Free Home Repairs for New Yorkers
60 and older. Must be able to show
financial need. For more info: 212-453-
9542 or metropair@metcouncil.org.
ponsored by the Met Council.
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
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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