2018-05-16 / 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.
-Global Mashup: Mexico Meets Guinea
feat Banda de los Muertos & Mandingo
Ambassadors. ($16/$10 members &
students) 7 pm dance lesson, 8 pm concert. May 18
-The Tragedy of Carmen (opera)
($16/$10 members & students) 7:30 pm
May 19 & 2 pm May 20
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.
Oratorio Society of Queens Annual
Spring Concert at Queensborough
Performing Arts Center 222-05 56th
Avenue, Bayside. Buy tickets online
now! $35, $40 Children $10. 4 pm May
20
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
-The Nutcracker (State Ballet Theatre
of Russia) at Colden Auditorium.
Tickets $23-42 through www.ticketmaster.com . 10 percent discount to
CUNY students with student ID.
Family deals available . Visit or call box
office (718-793-8080) for discounts.
December 15
-Exhibition: Queens Selects ($15).
Godwin-Terbach Museum, on view Apr
12-May 31.
-Queens Opera Theatre “The Tragedy
of Carmen” at Flushing Town Hall

(($10/$16) 7:30 pm May 19 & 2 pm
May 20
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.queensknights.com/camps or
718.997.2777
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 at NY Tibetan
Service Center, 83-02A Broadway, 3rd
fl; Elmhurst 11373 Must RSVP
www.queenscouncularts.org.creativeconversations 6-8 pm May 18 & 30
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.
“Fundreds All Over The Place” project
during the Sunday Family Workshops,
as part of Mel Chin’s exhibit.
-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
Reading Rock-n-Roll May 16; Bubble
Magic May 17
-Oratorio Society of Queens celebrates
Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday.call
718-279-3006 for tickets ($10-$40). 4
pm May 20.
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01
Vernon Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819,
socratessculpturepark.org
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.
-Virginia Overton’s Built is now open!
Solo exhibit of ten new works by
Virginia Overton. View through Sept. 3
-Free Yoga in the Park 9:30-10:30 am
11 am - 12 pm May 19, 10-11 am May
20
-Free Tai Chi in the Park 11 am 12 pm
May 20
-Saturday Sculpture Workshop:
Inflating Colors 12-3pm May 19
-Urban Farming 101: Seed Starting
Indoors 12-3 pm May 19
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd, Jamaica. Call 718.262.2000 for
more info.
-Big Band presents: Bold As Love:
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix @ PAC Little
Theatre 5/16
-Auditions for York College Summer
Jazz Program. Open to NYC public
high school students. 5-8 pm at Milton
Bassin PAC May 21
-York College Commencement 2018 @
Morning June 1

ARTS OTHER:

Andrean Players present “Annie” at
Andrean Hall, 35-50 Northern Blvd
(157 St.) Flushing 11358 ($15/$18)
www.andreanplayers.com May 11
through 20.
Carol Sudhalter www.sudhalter.com
performance:
-Steinway Reformed Church garden
41-01 Ditmars Blvd. at 41 St. Free food.
Party starts 2 pm, music at 3 pm. (Free
will donation) May 19
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).
Ivan Yang, classical pianist, debut at
Carnegie Hall, West 57 St. & S7th Ave.
Tix avail at box office or 212-247-7800.
($45) 7:30 pm May 17
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 Jamaica 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 June 1, July 6
& Aug. 3
Long Island City Arts at Plaxall
Gallery, 5-25 46 Ave. LIC 11101
www.licartists.org Now showing at
Plaxall Gallery:
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 Aves. Noon - 5 pm
May 12
Louis Armstrong House Museum
“That’s My Home: Celebrating 75
Years of the Armstrongs In Corona”
( $ 0 - $ 1 0 )
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
www.qedastoria.com This week:
Immigrant Jam standup; Happy Place
comedy; QED Presents All-Star
standup; Shame standup; Movies Are
Dumb Presents “Speed”) MTST3K-style riffing); Baby & Me standup; The
Odd Rock Comedy Hour musical comedy showcase; Here’s The Thing
standup; My First Time standup & storytelling. -Intro to Crochet 1 pm May 19
-Embroidery for Beginners Noon May
20
-Musical Theatre Mayhem (Musical
Improv) 8pm May 21
-Every Now and Then I Fall Apart
(Karaoke reading series/actual karaoke)
7 pm May 22

-Sugar & Spice: Erotica Open Mic
(Erotica open mic for poets, comedians
& musicians) 9 pm May 22
-All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious
Comedy Show about Religion (Stand
up comedy) 7:30 pm May 23
-QED&D (Live Dungeons & Dragons
with comedy interstitials) 9 pm May 23
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.
Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside 718-729-
3880 www.ThaliaTheatre.org
-Tango & Flamenco Fusion. Fridays &
Saturdays 8 pm. ($37-$40) Sundays 4
pm May 11 - July 1

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

114th Precinct Community Council
Monthly meeting will be at Riccardo’s,
21-01 24 Ave, Astoria 7 pm May 22
AARP Operation Stop Scams Free
Residential Shredding Event Bowne
Park, 156 St. & 32 Ave, Flushing 11354
11 am - 2 pm May 17
Assembly Member David Weprin
-Free NYC Compost Giveaway Alley
Pond Park Playground Springfield Blvd
and 76th Ave. Oakland Gardens, Must
Reserve by May 23rd, Pick-up will
begin at 9:00 am. After 10 am, compost
first come first serve. One bag per
household. May 27
Astoria Homeowners, Tenants &
Business Civic Association at St.
Francis of Assisi Academy Gymnasium
Monsignor Maresca Center, 21-17 45th
St., Astoria, Meeting on what’s happening in Astoria parks 7:30 pm May 16
Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. 718-
738-1111
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. RSVP & more info at
www.QueensBP.org
-Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment
Event hosted by NYC Dep’t of Finance
& BP Katz 10 am - 1 pm May 22
-Annual Queens Iftar 6 pm May 22
-Memorial Day Observance ceremony
11 am May 24
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing

10:30 am May 31
Community Board 2 public meeting
re Skillman/43 Ave. Public Safety Plan
at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-
31 39 St. Sunnyside 6:30 - 8 pm May 21
Community Board 5 Public Meeting
at Christ The King HS cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village 7:30
pm May 16
Community Education Council 24
meeting at PS/IS 113, 78-23 87 St.
Glendale 11385
www.facebook.com/CEC24 6 pm May
22
Community District 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
Community Energy Forum at Jewish
Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77 St,
Jackson Heights 11372.
info@350nyc.org 8:30 pm May 17
Economic Snapshot of Queens presented, by Comptroller Thomas Napoli,
Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens
Blvd. Room 200, Kew Gardens 11424
info dcapace@osc.ny.gov 10 am May
18
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 Precinct 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.
-Campaign Office Opening, 32-33A
Junction Blvd. E. Elmhurst 3-6 pm. To
volunteer call 347-599-1322 May 20
Queens Chamber of Commerce
www.queenschamber.org 718-898-
8500 info@queenschamber.org
-Workplace Skills Development
Program: Time, Stress & Anger
Management at the Workplace. Queens
Chamber of Commerce, 75-20 Astoria
Blvd. Ste. 140, Jackson Heights.
Register via website. 8:30 am May 25
-The Future of Retail at Queens Center
Mall, 90-15 Queens Blvd. Register via
website. 9 am - Noon June 6.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546 www.queensny.org
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting May 5. Free admission.
Sponsors 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
Rain Barrel Giveaways
-American Legion Post 104, 209 Cross
Bay Blvd, Broad Channel. Must preregister, call 718-738-1111 (Sen,
Addabbo’s office) or 718-945-9550
(Assembly Member Pheffer Amato’s
office) Distribution 10 am - 1 pm May
20
-Queens Botanical Garden, 42-80
Crommelin St. Flushing, parking lot
entrance. For Dist. 20 residents only.
RSVP r equi r ed: 718- 888- 8747
(Council Member Koo’s office)
Distribution 10 am - 1 pm June 2
Sunnyside Shines Taste of Sunnyside,
50-02 Info & tickets www.sunnysideshines.org/events ($40-$70) 5:30 -

8:30 pm May 22

DINE/DANCE/FUNDRAISERS:

ANIBIC 13th Annual Golf & Tennis
Outing at Inwood Country Club, 50
Peppe Rd. Inwood 11096. ($150-$450)
scohen@anibic.org or 347-287-3668
for tickets & info. May 21
Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100. Dinner Dances; Flea
Markets.
-Dance, DJ & food ($12/$10 members)
Admission includes food, dessert, coffee, tea. 8 pm - midnight May 19
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Run/Walk at Firefighter’s Field, 405-
425 Main St. Roosevelt Is. ($35) Sign
up at runwalk.ovarian.org/newyorkcity.
Info 645-588-0535 8:15 am - Noon
May 19
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
Tourette’s Association of America
National Awareness 5K Run/Walk.
Info & registration www.tourette.org
Registration closes at Noon May 18.
($30-$40, kids 12 & under free) 7 am
May 20

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).
-IS 59, 132-55 Ridgedale St.
Springfield Gardens 9 am - noon May
19
-Healthcare Education Project, 81-10
35 Ave. Jackson Heights 2 - 4:40 pm
May 19
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.
Health & Wellness Fair at PS 65, 103-
22 99 St. Ozone Park. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. 4-7 pm May
23
Naloxone Training Session at Queens
Library, 92-06 156 Ave. Howard Beach.
Free. 6 pm Must pre-register at
amatos@nyassembly.gov or 718-945-
9550 May 17
Solace House Sunrise Walk, Billie
Jean King National Tennis Center,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park ($25-
$35) Info & register www.solacehouseinc.com 5 am May 19
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
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.

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 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
-Tai Chi for Adults at Langston Hughes,
100-01 Northern Blvd, 4:30 May 16 &
5:30 May 23
-Percussia Presents Sacred Spirits:
Forces of Nature (modern classical)
Free admission. East Elmhurst at 5 pm
May 17 & Woodhaven 3 pm May 19
-A Lecture on the Life and Times of

Louis Armstrong (in English; at Glen
Oaks Library) 256-04 Union Turnpike 1
pm May 18
-Screening of “Underfire”
Conversation with Max Lewkowicz,
Writer, Producer, Director, Jackson
Heights 35-51 81 St. Free tickets 3 pm
May 19
Queens Library “Wonderful World
50” honoring the 50th anniv. of Louis
Armstrong’s “It’s A Wonderful World”
-Blue Pippa: From Harlem to Shanghai
(Fresh Meadows) May 14
-Lecture on the Life & Times of Louis
Armstrong (Glen Oaks) May 18
-David Louis Ostwald’s Louis
Armstrong Eternity Band (Langston
Hughes) May 24
-Radio Jarocho (Langston Hughes)
May 26
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
-Tai Chi for Adults Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Blvd., Queens 4:30
May 16, 5:30 May 23
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
-Page Turners Book Circle, Adults Free
per person Pre-registration required 6 -
7:30 pm May 16
-Adventure Time: Pond Play, Ages: 18-
36 months with parent participation.
Fee: $18 per parent/child combo. 1:30 -
2:45 pm May 20
-Science in the Park-Science in the Bay
Ages: 7-11 year olds Free program 1-
2:30 pm May 20
-Stargazing Wonders-May Astronomy

Night Ages: adults, and children ages 9
and up Fee: $16 per person 7:30-9:30
pm May 19
-Health, Happiness and Home
Remedies with Essential Oils Ages:
adults Fee: $12 per adult 7-8:30 pm
May 18
-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
Roosevelt 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
Forest Park Paint A Rainbow Mural,
Greenhouse Playground, Woodhaven
Blvd. Forest Park Drive entrance.
Materials will be provided, Free snacks
and t-shirts will be available. 9 am - 2
pm May 19
Hoover Park Main St and 83rd Ave.
It’s My Park Day! General clean-up at
Hoover-Manton Playground. ASPCA
Animals available for adoption www.eclubhouse.org/sites/briarwoodkewgardens 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.
-Clean Ocean Action’s 30th Annual
Spring Student Summit Applications
are available at www.cleanoceanaction.org For more info 732-872-0111
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
Soccer First Kicks Program for ages
3-6, $195, 10-11 am. Development
League Spring Season, $235, ages 6-13,
12-3 pm Sundays
Weeping Beech Park Bowne St. and
37th Ave. Children and adults are welcome to learn and experience Flushing.
At Full Day, Outdoor Festival 11 am - 4
pm May 19

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.
Christ the King HS installs newest
members into the Hall of Fame. 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village 6 - 11
pm May 18
DOE Sustainability Showcase at St.
Francis College, 180 Remsen St,
Brooklyn 11201, Anthony J, Genovesi
Center 8 am - 3 pm May 18
Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League
Baseball & Hockey Registration Ages
4-15. Thursdays 7-8 pm & 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
-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
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.
Whitepoint Youth Football & Cheer
program for boys & girls K through

8th grade. Flag football, summer
camps, cheer squad.www.whitepointyouthfootball.com whitepointfootball@gmail.com 347-322-0374

SENIORS:

AARP Operation Stop Scams Free
Residential Shredding Event Bowne
Park, 156 St. & 32 Ave, Flushing 11354
11 am - 2 pm May 17
CPC Nan Shan Senior Center
www.cpc-nyc.org 133-14 41 Ave, 2 Fl,
Flushing 11355 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. sponsored 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
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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