2019-02-06 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. www.flushingtownhall.org for a full
list of events.
-Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the
Legacy of Louis Armstrong, Monthly Jazz
Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and
jam with your peers. Don’t play? Come
listen. $10/Free for Members, Students,
Teens & Jamming Musicians 7 pm Feb 6
-Rumination & Hope, In & Out of Time,
Tyrone Birkett on saxophone with effects,
drums, voice and dance juxtaposes 70s
soul era themes with postmodern sonic
textures. $5/Free for members, Students &
Teens 8 pm Feb 8
-Make Korean Paper Pojagi, Participants
will learn how to make a single layer
paper Pojagi using 5 colors. $10/$5
Members & Children 2 pm Feb 9
-Native American Arts Social, Join us for
an afternoon of artwork, drumming &
singing, dancing in traditional regalia,
conversations, sharing of stories. over
refreshments. Free with online RSVP 12-5
pm Feb 10
-Live Drawing with Models, Draw from a
live nude model. Bring your sketch pad
with your drawing medium. Ages 21 and
up $16/$10 Members & Students 6 pm
Feb 11
-New York Classical Players: Paik &
Beethoven, Acclaimed pianist HaeSun
Paik and New York Classical Players for a
Beethoven double feature. Free (with
online RSVP) 8 pm Feb 15
-Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzalez,
Interactive Arts Workshop at 1 pm $8/$5
Children/Free for members & teens with
tickets to 2:15 pm show RSVP required
Ages 5 and up Feb 16
-Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar, Bring
your family to art making, lantern making,
and food to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
$5/$3 Members 11 am and 2 pm Feb 17
Future Music @ York College 94-20
Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica. Call
718.262.2000 for more event info
-Moorman, Adams Benefit Concert @
Milton G. Bassin PAC 6 pm Feb 26
-Performance Workshop Recital @
Academic Core LL01 3 pm March 5
LaGuardia Community College Out and

About: LGBTQ Life in NYC, exploring
and honoring New York City’s vibrant
LGBTQ community. To request a hard
copy of the calendar, contact Amanda
Garfunkel at amellinger@lagcc.cuny.edu
for pickup at the Archives office. Quantity
is limited.
Long Island City Artists
www.jotform.com/trimistopheles/fall-only-lic-arts-open-studios-sub
-Escape/ism, Atlantic Gallery 2019 Juried
Exhibition, Feb 19 - Mar 9, 2019
-Call For Art, Pairings in any medium, figurative or abstract, two and three-dimensional. The curator will pair artworks side-by-side to generate a compelling dialog.
Send up to five examples of your work.
Submission fee (non-refundable) $40/
non-member, $20/members. Opening
Reception is 7 - 10 pm Feb 9, Exhibition:
Feb 7 through Mar 3
-LICA @ Atlantic 2019, Atlantic Gallery,
Suite 540, 548 West 28 St. NYC, NY
10001 www.atlanticgallery.org 212-219-
3183 Jan 29 - Feb 16
-Your 2019 dues are due now.
www.licartists.org.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long
Island City www.moma.org
-Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts,
MoMA to Feb 18, MoMA PS1 to Feb 25
-Simone Fattal, Over 100 works created
over the last 40 years featuring abstract
and figurative ceramic sculptures, paintings, and collages. 12-6 pm Thursday
through Monday, Admission $10
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd. at Vernon
Blvd. Long Island City 718.203.7088
www.noguchi.org
-Free First Fridays: museum admission
free all day through Sept. Tours of collection highlights & special exhibitions at 2
in English & Japanese.
-Hands-On at Noguchi, Shaping Soft
Stone, Explore techniques for carving soft
stone using basic hand tools hammers,
rasps, and sandpaper. 18 and older. $35
members, $45 non-members 1-5 pm Feb 9
-Center of Attention, Isamu Noguchi’s
PL2, c. 1973 Engage in conversation on
Isamu Noguchi’s Akari PL2. Exhibition
Akari: Sculpture by Other Means, Free
3:30-4:30 pm Feb 10
Queens College Kupferberg Center for
the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing.
Call 718.793.8080 for more event info or
box office. info@kupferbergcenter.org
-Cirque Zuma Zuma, Amazing acrobats,
optical illusions, and cannon balls. Tickets
$37 and up. 10% Off Tickets Promo code:
Thankyou 3 pm Feb 24
-Queens College Choral Society, Invites
new members to sing masterpieces by
Mozart and Brahms. Auditions consist of
basic singing skills. No preparation is necessary. For more information
www.qcchoralsociety.org 6-7:15 pm Feb 6
-Queens College Celebrates Black History
Month, Sankofa: knowing the past to

move into the future. Our Story, the
Student Union Ballroom 9 am-5 pm Feb
28
-In the Footsteps of Dr. King program, the
Student Union Ballroom West 12:15-1:30
pm Feb 25
-The Black Business Expo, students to
network with successful African American
business owners. Free and open to the
public event. At the President’s Lounge
inside the main dining hall 5 - 9 pm Feb
27
-Victor Manuelle, Salsa romantica singer.
Tickets $67 and up 8 pm Feb 15
-Grupo Niche, Presale Code: CALI19 2/5
- 2/6 $39. $89. Grupo Niche group is
known as the Salsa Experience with its
vigorous, up-tempo dance music. Pre-show
dinner is available featuring authentic
latin dishes. Reserved parking available.
both sold separately. 8 pm Oct 19
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35
Avenue, Astoria 11101
www.QueensCouncilArts.org
info@QueensArts.org
-Meet the 2018-19 Artist Commissioning
Program Awardees! qca@queenscouncilarts.org
-Bollywood Carnival, Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, Festive
attire. $200. Honoring Himanshu
“Heems” Suri, Senior Editor of Indian
Culture, Spotify. Experience the customs
and cuisine of a rich culture. Bollywood
dancing, henna painting, food by
Manducatis Rustica, drinks, raffle prizes
and 60-second portrait sketches by the
High School to Art School program’s
alumni artists. Opportunity to Sponsor
The Gala 347.505.3010 7 - 10 pm Feb 7
-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.
-Volunteer your hands for an art project,
ArtSite awardee, José Carlos Casado. If
you are interested in being a part of his
sculpture email José Carlos directly at
info[at] josecarloscasado[dot]com Subject
Volunteer
-Creative Conversations, a monthly dinner
meeting, where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community
stakeholders. Open to the general public.
RSVP.
Far Rockaway Cultural Performing Arts
44-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Far
Rockaway 6 pm Feb 21
New York Tibetan Service Center 83-02
Broadway, Elmhurst 6 pm Feb 26
SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity
Center 158-29 Archer Ave., Jamaica, 6 pm
Feb 27
-High School to Art School, provides portfolio development & visual art skills training. Enabling students to get into a great
art college with a scholarship. The program is free including the art supplies.
MetroCards are provided should students

need. www.queenscouncilarts.org/high-school-to-art-school Classes meet Sat. 10
am - 3 pm from March 16 - June 1
Applicants must interview for placement
on Sat. Feb 16
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays and Sundays 1:30-4:30 pm..
-Free Guided Tours 1pm.(English), 2pm
(Spanish), 3pm Permanent Collection
Tour (English). All tours meet at park side
info desk.
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info 718.592.9700
x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org.
Ongoing.
-“Fundreds All Over The Place” project
during the Sunday Family Workshops, as
part of Mel Chin’s exhibit.
-Queens International 2018 Volumes,
Website will bring 41 artists representing
15 neighborhoods together. Browse
Closing Feb 24
-Queens International 2018 Public
Programs The Body as Volumes, QI 2018
artists; panel discussions 1 - 6 pm Feb 10
-Winter Open Studios, Take a look at what
the newly selected artists-in-residence
have been working on. 1 - 4 pm Feb 10
-Black History Month IS61 Performance,
Join the students for a performance of
black history through the lens of dance
and choreography. 2 - 3 pm Feb 13
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
-Gotta Dance, suggested age: 18-90
Professional dance choreographers teach
popular dance numbers from some of the
most popular movie musicals of all time.
$5 per workshop. 11am-1 pm Feb 9,
March 2
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon
Blvd, LIC. Info 718.956.1819, socratessculpturepark.org
-Hiring Now: Paid Curatorial Summer
Intern. Apply online.
-The Socrates Annual exhibition of new
commissions awarded the Emerging
Artists Fellowship. Runs Oct. 7, 2018 -
March 10, 2019.
-The Socrates Annual audio tour. Listen
now on Otocast. Artist Fellows describe
their artworks. Free on iPhone and
Android.
-Virginia Overton’s Built Exhibition
Catalogue, Spring 2018 is now available
for purchase.
-2018 Artist Fellow Virginia Lee
Montgomery, Instagram Takeover her
sculpture Sword in the Sphinx
St. John’s University
-Sun Yat Sen, Faculty Club, Queens
Campus, Registration Required, RSVP.

ARTS OTHER:

Astoria Performing Arts Center’s
(APAC)
Black Box at the Variety Boys & Girls
Club of Queens 21-12 30 Road Entrance
on 21 St. Queen tells the story of two
female scientists, researching vanishing
bee populations. Error was found now
look the other way or tell the truth and
face the consequences? $25 for adults and
$20 for students and seniors, 2 or 8 pm
Feb 8
Black Spectrum Theatre 177-01
Baisley Blvd, Jamaica 718.723.1800
-The Friendship Express is a delightful
musical that takes children on a fantasy
train ride exploring the various types of
friendships. One teacher free with every
20 students $8. 9:30 am and 11 am Feb 5 -
9, 2 pm and 8 pm Feb 10
-Daughter Of The Struggle, Presented by
Ayanna Gregory. Pays homage to her
father, trailblazing civil rights activist
Dick Gregory, $15 11 am Feb 15 $25 8 pm
Feb 16
Church in the Gardens 50 Ascan Ave.,
Forest Hills
-Con Brio Ensemble presents Twilight
Concert 4:30 pm Feb 24
-Long Island Composers Alliance The
Cobalt Saxophone Quartet 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Feb 23
The Creek and The Cave 10-93 Jackson
Ave., Long Island City creekcavecomedy@gmail.com
-Creek Cave Live, Free Double feature. 8
pm and 10 pm Feb 14
-Swamp Thing, a weekly comedy show.
Free 10 pm Feb 11
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
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra Forest
Hills Jewish Center 106-06 Queens Blvd.,
Forest Hills www.fhso.org
-Musicians of all ages from 9 to 95 . Bring
your instruments and get back to making
music. Leave your name and e-mail information. Tickets $5 for adults and $3 for
Senior Citizens and students. Three concerts Dec 2, Feb 17, 2019, May 19, 2019
Rehearsals: Wednesday evenings 7:30 - 10
pm
-Symphony Concert, Featuring Mozart,
Dvorak, Rossini/Respighi, Ivanovici
Tickets: $5 Adults; $3 Senior Citizen;
Make checks payable to: Queens Festival
Orchestra Assoc. Inc. 107-23 71 Road
Suite 240, Forest Hills, NY 11375. 2 pm
Feb 17
Green Space 37-24 St. (btwn. 37 & 38
Ave.) Long Island City
-Take Root caitlin+dancers Kristen
Carcone curated by Gierre Godley,
Advance sale tickets: $17 online at
www.GreenSpaceStudio.org or $20 cash,
$22 credit card at door. 8 pm Feb 8, 9
-Fertile Ground, featuring Lexie Thrash,

7Midnights Physical Research, The
Heraclitus Project, Susan Toni Works, EM
Projects, Instdiss. Buy February tickets
$15 at door and online at
www.GreenSpaceStudio.org 7 pm Feb 10
Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning
(JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica Ave., open calls
music, and visual arts for professional
development and residencies JCAL
-Kassoumaii an African Cultural
Celebration Kevin McEwen and Kofago
Dance Ensemble, Free (Donations
Welcome) 10 am Afrobeat kids class (7
and up) 4-5:15 pm Traditional West
African Dance class (teen and up); 6 - 6:45
Kofago Dance Ensemble showcase and
talk back with Kevin McEwen. West
African dance and culture (Senegal and
Mali); 7 - 8 pm Documentary: Walk all
Night: A drum beat journey. Closing celebration documentary film with cast member Kevin McEwen and guests. Feb 9
-Prismatic Magic’s Black History Laser
Tribute, Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival. Jamaica Performing
Arts Center (JPAC) 153-10 Jamaica Ave.,
$5. RSVP (assembly program) 10:30 am
& 12 pm Feb 13
-Emmett Wigglesworth, Jazz, Rhythm &
Blues, Gospel Music, Free Experience
how music helps shape his journey
through the Civil Rights Movement. Feb
15 - April 30 Opening Reception 6 - 8 pm
March 8
Long Island City Partnership
www.LongIslandCityQueens.com
-The Socrates Annual 2018 exhibition,
Made by artists awarded the Park’s
Emerging Artist Fellowship. 9 am to sunset. Will run until March of 2019
-DOT Art Open Call: Community
Commissions, Artists transform streets
from ordinary to extraordinary with colorful murals, dynamic projections and eyecatching sculptures. Individual artists are
invited to apply before the Feb 15 deadline. -Love Your Local Grant Deadline
Extended, To help local businesses continue providing the jobs, goods, and services.
20 small businesses will each receive an
in-depth assessment of their business, oneon one business consultations and a grant
of up to $90,000 to implement recommendations from experts. The deadline for
applications was Feb 3
-LIC Springs. Planning Meeting. LIC
Partnership hosts it 6th Annual LIC
Springs. Community block festival. At the
New York Irish Center as we report on last
year’s achievements and receive feedback
from previous participants. Feb 11.
-BISNOW on Amazon HQ2, the event
will explore the impact of HQ2, the
expansion of the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
Purchase tickets today. Feb 12
Louis Armstrong House Museum
“That’s My Home: Celebrating 75 Years
of the Armstrongs In Corona” 34-56 107

St. Corona 11368 Hours: Tues - Fri 10 am
- 5 pm . Weekends 12 - 5 pm. ($12/$8 students, seniors & children) www.louisarmstronghouse.org
-Volunteers wanted to work with new
museum education program. The LAHM
Teaching Artist Program is a 10-month
program Sept 2018- June 2019
-Art Kane: Harlem 1958, Book Party, A
discussion and book signing event. In the
President’s Conference Room, Benjamin
Rosenthal Library Building, Queens
College 7 pm Feb 7
Musica Reginae Productions 59-56 57
Drive, Maspeth
-Musica Reginae Productions Concert
Series, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills
www.MusicaReginae.org
Pigeonholed Theater at Secret Theatre
44-02 23 St., Long Island City www.artful.ly/store/events/17019
-The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee
Williams $20 Feb 13-24
Queens Symphony Orchestra
-Celebrates Black History Month,
Kupferberg Center for the Arts 65-30
Kissena Blvd., Flushing RSVP Free
Reserved parking $10. 2:30 pm Feb 10
Queens Botanical Garden 43-50 Main
St., Flushing
-Celebrate the Year of the Pig at QBG with
crafts and performances. Learn about the
Lucky Plants of Lunar New Year, Free.
Buy a plant to take home. 12 - 4 pm Feb
17
Corona Park. Contribution $135 per person 6:30 pm Feb 26
-New Member Orientation, 8:30 - 11 am
Feb 27
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria www.qedastoria.com.
-QED’s Oscar Watch Party, Hosted by
improv comedian Rory Scholl, You could
win prizes. $12 include hot food buffet,
ballot and trivia. Drinks not included. No
drink minimum. 7 pm Feb 24
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Visit www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more event info
-5-Day Mid-Winter Recess Camp, Each
student will have lines and all students
will participate in songs and other play-making activities such as costuming and
prop-crafting. Six and up, $375 per child with discounts for siblings who sign up
together. 9 am-5 pm Feb 18 - 22
-5-Day STA Spring Break Camp, Each
student will have lines and all students
will participate in songs and other play-making activities such as costuming and
prop-crafting. Present to family & friends
on Friday afternoon. Six and up, with discounts for siblings who sign up together!
$375 (Per Student) 9 am - 5 pm April 22 -
26
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot”, Children’s musical
$5. $7.50 2:30 Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23
Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside 718-729-3880

www.ThaliaTheatre.org
-Latinx, Homages, Homenajes, Celia
Cruz, Selena, La Lupe, Tito Puente, Perez-
Prado, Hector Lavoe, Students & Seniors
$37 Tickets $45. $48 at door. 4 pm
Woodside Concert Series at Sgt. Collins
Park Triangle, Broadway & 58 St.
Thursdays at 7 pm. July 26 Jenny Marino
(“from the block”) top 40. Info from
NWC: 718-205-1030. Thursdays

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

Borough President Melinda 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
-Queens Land Use Public Hearing Topic:
TBD 10:30 am Feb 28
-Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing
For FY20 10 am Feb 20
-Queens Borough Board 5:30 pm Feb 11
-Annual Joint Meeting of the Queens
Borough Cabinet And Queens Chamber of
Commerce At Antun’s Catering Hall 96-
43 Springfield Blvd, Queens Village 8:30
am Feb 13
State Senator Leroy Comrie 113-43
Farmers Blvd., St. Albans 718.765.6359
Hosting Brooklyn Legal Services
Corporation. Free foreclosure assistance.
Make an appointment for Tuesdays 2 - 5
pm
State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. is
hosting a free grant writing workshop on
January 9, 2:30-4:30 pm, to help local
organizations apply for neighborhood
grants up to $3,000. Woodhaven Library,
85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven. Grant
applications were due January 21.
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato
95-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway
Beach kemozeka@nyassembly.gov
-$3,000 grants for community and school
improvement projects.
-Notice of Property Value Session,
Receive one-on-one assistance regarding
your property taxes with the Department
of Finance. Save money on your property
taxes by applying for exemptions. Be sure
to bring your Notice of Property Value
(NOPV). Knights of Columbus 333 Beach
90 St., Rockaway Beach, RSVP call
718.945.9550
Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein
213-33 39 Ave., Suite 238, 718.357.3588
-23rd Annual Valentines for Vets, Your
donation of playing cards, puzzles, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, or
new clothing items such as pajamas,
robes, slippers, and socks. Will be much
appreciated. Feb 11
Council Member Paul Vallone
The Animal Rescues Charity, Inc. (ARC)
is running a Food & Supply Drive for cats
and dogs: food, blankets, kitty litter, pet
toys, etc. Monetary donations needed as
well. For more info, email animalrescuescharity@gmail.com or visit www.arcgives.org. Donations by mail to P.O. Box

103, Jericho, NY 11753
Council Member Francisco Moya
-Immigrant Services, Free immigration
services at our District Office 106-01
Corona Ave., Corona. 718.651.1917 every
Tuesday.
City Council Member Peter Koo
-Pre-K Information Session, Queens
Library at Flushing Auditorium 41-17
Main St., Lower Level, Flushing. Chinese,
Korean and Spanish Translation available
RSVP jchen@council.nyc.gov
718.888.8747 6:30 - 8:30 pm Feb 12
Community Board 2 43-22 50 St., 2nd
Floor, Woodside 718.533.8773
-Board Meeting, Sunnyside Community
Services 43-31 39 St., Sunnyside, Ground
Floor 6:30 pm Feb 7
Community Board 5 61-23 Myrtle Ave.,
Glendale 718.366.1834
qnscb5@nyc.rr.com
-Public Hearing & Board Meeting at
Christ the King HS Cafeteria 68-02
Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village 7:30 -
9:30 pm Feb 13
Community Board 7 133-32 41 Road, 3
Floor, Flushing 718.359.2800
-Public Hearing and Regular Meeting,
Union Plaza Care Center 33-23 Union St.,
Flushing 7 pm Feb 11
Community Education Council 24
Mosaic Pre-K Center, 50-15 44 St., Room
109 Woodside 718.361.3560 Ext. 1092
-Location Public School 153 60-02 60
Lane, Maspeth, Business Meeting 6:30
pm Calendar Meeting 7 pm Feb 12
Community Education Council D25 30-
48 Linden Place, 4 Floor Room 407
Flushing,
-Calendar/Business Meeting, 7 pm Feb 6
Community District Education Council
30 IS 10 45-11 31st Ave., Long Island City
-To Oppose an Increase in the Charter
Cap, Public Agenda and Speaking Time
6:30 pm Feb 11
104th Precinct Community Council 64-
02 Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood
-Cop of the Year 2018 fundraiser at the
Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Please
consider the following sponsorship opportunities from $75 to $5,000. For information LSantoro@104pcc.org 6:30 pm Feb
28
Animal Care Centers of NYC Become
an ACC Foster, for Large Dogs, Cats, and
Kittens. We supply everything dog food,
kitty litter. For more information
nycacc.org/foster
Free Immigration Services at CM
Moya’s district office every Monday &
Wednesday, 82-11 37 Ave, Suite 607,
Jackson Heights 11372. Info at 718-651-
1917
Food Scrap Collection (by Big! compost)
10 am to 1 pm. Info at grownyc.org
Greek American Homeowners
Association 23-49 31 St., Astoria

718.932.4097
-General Meeting 7 pm Feb 6
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.

KCS And GMHC Immigration Forum
Family Petition, How to petition for a
family member as a US citizen or a Legal
Permanent Resident. One-on-one with an
expert immigration attorney 203-05 32
Ave, Bayside
Keller Wiliams Liberty 96-10 101 Ave,
Ozone Park Food Drive. Please donate
canned and packaged food. A few items
with kosher certifications.
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside
www.SunnysideKiwanis.org will meet the
2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at
Sidetracks 45-08 Queens Blvd.,
Sunnyside, 6:30 pm.
Ladies First Astoria Women’s
Empowerment Group founded by local
businesswomen for fostering personal &
professional relationships at locally-focused gatherings. Info https://instagram.com/LadiesFirstAstoria
LIC/Astoria Lions Club will meet second Tuesday of the month at the Irish
Center 10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7 pm.
MTA web.mta.info/metrocard/mms.htm
The MetroCard Bus/Van Locations in
CB2. Sunnyside at 41-02 Queens Blvd.,
10 am - 12 pm 2nd Thursday
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.
Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA)
-Getting to Zero in Dutch Kills, Boyce
Technologies 47-22 Pearson Place, Long
Island City Aims to produce a community
driven action plan for reducing the ~200
million gallons of combined sewer overflow that discharges annually into the
Dutch Kills tributary of Newtown Creek.
Event is open to the public but space is
limited, so please RSVP. 6 - 8 pm Feb 26
Queens Chamber of Commerce 75-20
Astoria Blvd. #140, Jackson Heights
11370 www.queenschamber.org 718-898-
8500 info@queenschamber.org
-Annual Breakfast with the Hon. Melinda
Katz and the Queens Borough Cabinet,
$75. Sponsorship opportunities, Members
Only Event. Antun’s of Queens Village,
Queens Village 8 am - 11 am Feb 13
-Facebook/Instagram Marketing tools,
Learn how to use Social Media to grow
your audience, promote your brand.
Business Center For New Americans

Jackson Heights, 10 am - 12 pm Feb 6
-Business Resources Meeting, NYC New
Regulations, Ponce De Leon Federal
Bank, Jackson Heights, 10 am - 12 pm Feb
7
-ibis Styles Networking Event, ibis Styles
New York LaGuardia Airport, East
Elmhurst, 6 - 8 pm Feb 20
-2019 “Chefs of the Year”, Evening of
Fine Food, Each year, QCP pays tribute to
individuals who support men, women and
children with developmental disabilities.
Evening of Fine Food at Terrace on the
Park Flushing Meadowsthrough for floor plans and more. Feb 24
Queens Economic Development
Corporation (QEDC) 120-55 Queens
Blvd., Suite 309, Kew Gardens
-Branding expert Jill Frechtman will teach
you to brand and reach new customers.
Six part series $240 The Entrepreneur
Space 36-46 37 St., Long Island City 6:30
- 8 pm Feb 27
-V-Day Market, Will be hosting a
Valentine’s Day Market for local vendors.
Non-food products, no fee, to participate
email mgillen@queensny.org Bulova
Corporate Center 75-20 Astoria Blvd.,
East Elmhurst 11 am - 2 pm Feb 13 and 14
Queens Community House Donate to
Pomonok Food Pantry. Non-perishable
food donations. Looking for volunteers.
Contact the Center at 718.591.6060
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.
Ravenswood Resident Association, Inc.
ravenswoodra3535@gmail.com
Sunnyside-Woodside Lions Club meets
7 pm last Wednesday of the month at
Grace Church 46-01 43 Ave. Sunnyside
Sunnyside Shines Business
Improvement District
-Sunnyside Shop Local Coupon Passport,
The free passports can be picked up at 45-
56 43 St., Sunnyside.
-NYC Compliance Workshop for
Businesses, Learn how to avoid fines and
violations and understand key NYC rules
and regulations. With the NYC
Department of Small Business Services
(SBS). Sunnyside Library 43-06
Greenpoint Ave., RSVP goo.gl/H23BjT or
718.606.1800 10 am - 12 pm Feb 19
-Pet Adoption Event @ Wespaw Pets 44-
05 Queens Blvd., Sunnyside
718.706.8100 12 - 5 pm Feb 9
-Free Bharatanatyam and Bollywood
Dance Class at Sunnyside Library 43-06

Greenpoint Ave. Sunnyside 718.937.6067
3 pm Feb 9
Sunnyside Community Services 43-31
39 St., Sunnyside 718.784.6173
-Social Adult Day program, flexible home
care options to help homebound adults age
in place. A city-wide program that supports family caregivers and their loved
ones.
-Sunnyside UP Pre-Kindergarten
Program, Free pre-K is available for students who are four years old. RSVP
prek@scsny.org. Main Room 10-11 am
Feb 16, 6 - 7 pm Feb 28
Sunnyside Greenmarket Skillman Ave
& 43 St, Saturdays, 8 am-3 pm. Visit
grownyc.org for info
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.
-Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers’
Support Group Meets once-a-month each
third Thursday of the month
We Love Whitestone 150-42 11 Ave,
Whitestone, call or text 917.502.6733
-Self Defense and Awareness Seminar,
hosted by Fierce Dragon Martial Arts
Academy Register https://bit.ly/2QxZB7o
-NYPD Block Watcher, training class held
at Whitestone Library. Class is 2 hours
long. No enrollment fee or commitment
after training. You will be given a block
watcher ID at end of session. 10 am Feb
16
-Whitestone Town Meeting, NYPD
Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Holy
Cross Greek Orthodox Church Basement
11-05 150 St. Parking available in the
Church Lot. 7:30 pm Feb 20
Whitestone Community Volunteer
Ambulance Service 12-15 150 Street,
Whitestone 718.767.1000 Volunteer EMS,
Free EMT Certification, Clinical hours on
a 911 Ambulance, Limitless Patient Care,
Scholarship Assistance, Annual Tax credit, Volunteer discounts

DINE/DANCE/FUNDRAISERS:

Edible Queens Magazine
-A Heart’s Desire at the Wine Room of
Forest Hills 9609 69 Ave., Forest Hills
718.520.1777 For a tasting of several rare
Italian wines paired with cheese and
chocolate from Forever Cheese. $40. 7 -
8:30 pm Feb 7
Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For info call
718.478.3100. Dinner Dances; Flea
Markets.
-Italian Language Courses, A Sicilian
Language Course, for the Winter/Spring
semester. Beginners, Intermediate and
Advanced Lessons. 12 Lessons for $150.
Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

Feb 23 through May 18
-Saturday Night Dance, A night of dancing, Live DJ, food and fun. Top 40 Italian
and Latin classics. $12 Non-Members,
$10 Members Food, dessert, coffee and
tea, Wine and beer for purchase. 8 pm - 12
am Feb 9
-Flea Market, New and Vintage Items.
Entrance to the flea market is free and
open to the public. If you are a vendor and
want to purchase a table call for more
information 718.478.3100. 83-20 Queens
Boulevard 2nd floor, Elmhurst Baby carriage and wheelchair accessible. 9 am - 4
pm Feb 16
The Killing Kompany www.killingkompany.com
-A Valentine for Murder. A comedy murder mystery dinner show. Riccardo’s 21-
01 24 Ave., Astoria, $45 pp 718.721.7777
8 pm Feb 16
United Adult Ministries Expanding
Horizons For Older Adults
-Annual Gala, Leonard’s Palazzo, Great
Neck $150. For information and sponsorship 347.532.3014 For reservations
uam.ejoinmc.org/gala9 6 - 10 pm May 9
Jerry Drake & The Front Page
www.jerrydrake.com
-CDs are only $5 and previous three CDs
are $10 each

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).
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
MetroPlus Health Plan MetroTeen
Health Fair for MetroPlus members, ages
12-21, 90-37 Parsons Blvd, 2nd floor,
11432 More info 212-908-3739, chackore@metroplus.org
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.
Queens Interagency Council on Aging
718.268.5954 Fax 718.268.5952
qicany@aol.com
-Emergency Preparedness are you ready?
Speakers Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.
and Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer-
Amato. Give-a-way Go-Bags will be raffled to Seniors. Queens Borough Hall 120-

55 Queens Blvd., Rm 213 Kew Gardens
RSVP Continental Breakfast Provided 9 -
11 am Feb 8

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside www.baysidehistorical.org
-Jazz Brunch, Valentine buffet and the
smooth jazz stylings of the Carl Bartlett,
Jr.. Quartet. 50/50 drawing. $40 BHS
members, $45 non-members RSVP by
Feb 5, 12 - 3 pm Feb 10
Queens Historical Society Museum
hours Tuesdays, Saturdays & Sundays
2:30 - 4:30 pm. All activities at Kingsland
Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. Flushing
11354 unless noted otherwise.
www.QueensHistoricalSociety.org
-Colonial Toys & Games workshop for
grades K - 6. ($125/one-hour class.)
Ongoing

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs; call Central Library 718.990.0700
or individual branches.
-Jumpstart Your Career, Develop new
skills. Advance your English for the workplace. Get your high school equivalency
diploma. Attend an information session
this week. 718.480.4222
-Library Day in Albany, Support your
community library. If you want to be a
part of this day, register online. Buses will
leave from Central Library 7 am, Flushing
7 am, and Peninsula 6:30 am Feb 27
-Free English Classes For New
Americans, Classes for adults ages 17
years and older. 30 students will be registered for each class. 89-11 Merrick Blvd.,
Jamaica
Queens Library “Wonderful World 50”
honoring 50th anniversary of Louis
Armstrong’s “It’s A Wonderful World.”
Reserve in advance
www.QueensLibrary.org
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests
Queens Library card required. Central
Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica.
Fridays, 9am-12pm.
IDNYC Card at Queens Library. All
New Yorkers are eligible. Benefits: free
membership to over 35 of the city’s leading cultural institutions, health and fitness
center discounts, prescription drug discounts, and supermarket discounts at Food
Bazaar. Enrollment centers at Central,
Flushing, and Long Island City community libraries.
Immigration Assistance:
www.QueensLibrary.org/2022
Immigration Case Management;
NYCitizenship (make appt. at
NYCitizenship hotline 212-514-4277);

Immigrant Justice Corps (make appointment at 212-407-3417); and Citizenship
Classes & Workshops.
-Patrick Killoran introduces Passage
(2018) followed by a Q&A. Central
Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica 11
am - 12:30 pm Nov 10 - Feb 24
-The People’s Guide to the Queens
International Writing Workshop LeFrak
City Branch 98-30 57 Ave, Corona 1 -
2:30 pm
Paolo Javier and David Mason introduce
their installation followed by a Q&A, Fel
Santos: I of Newtown (2018) LeFrak City
Branch 98-30 57 Ave, Corona 1:30 - 2:30
pm Nov 10 -Feb 24
-Family Art Workshop: Journey of the
Honeybee Flushing Branch 41-17 Main
St, Flushing 2 - 3:30 pm
-Music performances, Terraza 7, 40-19
Gleane St, Jackson Heights 7 - 10 pm

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events. Visit
www.alleypond.com to register for all
events. Also available: birthday parties for
kids and tweens. Call APEC for info: 718-
229-4000 228-06 Northern Blvd,
Douglaston.
-Alley Creek Ecoquest Club: A Citizen
Science Club for adults. (free)
tom0153@hotmail.com for more info.
Second & fourth Sundays of the month at
10 am
-Nocturnal Neighbors: The Bats of New
York City www.qcbirdclub.org Kaitlyn
Parkins, will present findings including
how bats use green roofs as foraging habitat. She will also discuss the threats to our
bat populations. Free Admission Light
refreshments served 8 pm Feb 20
-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. Bring a
yoga mat for workouts. All outdoor workouts are weather-permitting.
-Free Zumba at the Playground For All
Children, 11 St. & Corona Ave. sponsored
by the Community Advisory Board. 7 pm
Tuesdays
-Free Masala Bhangra Dance Class sponsored by the Community Advisory Board.
Unisphere. 7 pm Thursdays.
-Free Boot Camp outdoors at Unisphere
5:30 - 6:30 pm & 6:45 - 7:45 pm Fridays
-Free Yoga outdoors at Unisphere 8:30 -
9:15 am & 9:30 - 10:30 am Saturdays
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
-Guardian of the Gateway: A Walking
Tour of Historic Ft. Tilden, Meet in front
of Building 1, 1.5 miles. Sundays throughout the fall 10 - 11 am
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check is
not provided. Open to all ages, experience
levels, walkers, strollers & dogs, all welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.

SCHOOLS/CHILDREN/ADULTS:

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 & 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
-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
Let’s Play Playhouse 3417 Steinway St,
Astoria, Now offering 45 minute classes 1
or 2 days a week. Strengthen your child’s
social and critical thinking.
The Edward J. Malloy Initiative For
Construction Skills Visit a Workforce 1
Career Center recruitment@constructionskills.org www.constructionskills.org
-Requirements NYC Resident 18+ years
old, High School Diploma or Equivalency,
Committed to a clean and sober environment. Free training, Direct Entry Access
to Unionized Apprenticeship, Valuable
Skills, Build the Green Future of tomorrow. Full-Time for 5 weeks Feb 11
through March 15
Queens Adult Learning Center 27-35

Jackson Ave. 3rd Floor LIC 11101 (718)
361-9480
-Register to Learn English
Internship at The Queens Gazette: high
school or college students welcome to
apply for internships. If you love writing
and reporting, you will get great experience in our offices. Openings are also
available for management and administrative internships. Start right away. Email
your resume to QGazette@aol.com.
The RGMVM LL and The Queens
Alliance Baseball LG. Regist. for the fall
season at the RGMVM Little LG.
Complex, 78-23 Woodhaven Blvd. 5 years
old to Adult, Division 19 and over. For
start times and fees call 718-821-4487 or
718-366-7717

SENIORS:

NYC Parks’ Senior Games visit the
NYC Parks website NYCGovParks.org
-Dozens of clinics offered at recreation
centers across Brooklyn to prepare for the
week-long Senior Games competition in
March. Participation in the games is Free
with a membership to any of Parks’ recreation centers. Senior Games will be held
May 6 - May 10. Registration: Feb 4 -
March 8
“Aging In Place” guide for building
owners from NYC Dep’t for the Aging
available for download at
www.aiany.org/aging
Met Council’s Project Metropair: Free
Home Repairs Svcs incl: bathtub grab
bars, smoke & carbon monoxide detectors, 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

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):
-Animals Can’t Talk PO Box 630408
Little Neck, NY 11363 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
-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.
Homeless Thousands of volunteers are
needed for Hope 2019. To count each
homeless person living in public spaces
across the five boroughs.
www.nyc.gov/hope 10 pm to 4 am Jan 28
Affordable Housing View applications
that are being accepted for various locations. www.nyc.gov/housingconnect

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. Sebastian
Parish Center, 39-60 57 St, Woodside.
718.429.4442
Certified Home Health Aide Training
Info at www.scsny.org 718.784.6160
ext.525
Council Member Francisco Moya
Culture Pass, If you have a library card,
you can reserve a pass and get free admission to dozens of cultural institutions.
Visit online culturepass.nyc
Free Citizenship Application Assistance.
Appt, info: 718.478.3848. 3rd Sundays,
2:30-6 pm
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc. &

Chhaya CDC info at chhayacdc.org
718.478.3848; Sen. Peralta, CM Dromm.
Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: (37-43 77
St, Jackson Hts, 2nd
Floor)ByAPPOINTMENT 212.788.7066
Free Home Repairs for New Yorkers 60
and older. Must be able to show financial
need. For more info: 212-453-9542, email
info@metcouncil.org, or visit 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 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/citizenship, appointments at
212.652.2071.
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 or visit eiic.org - Mon,
Thurs, 6 - 9 pm
Free Colonoscopy Screenings The #2

cancer killer. Age 50+, once a decade. Info
for screening American Cancer Soc
800.227.2345.or vicit cancer.org
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 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.
Court Square Civic Association, sign up
for newsletter. www.courtsquarecivic.org
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.

Email: JHCHORUS@info.gmail.com
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/
Work Force 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 nyirishcenter.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.
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/volunteer/c
ert-inquiries.page
NYC Department of Buildings
Homeowners and Residents Night 120-
55 Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 & 7 pm
more info at
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/homeowner/homeowner.page
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
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mopd/initiatives/ project-open-house.page
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 https://www1.nyc.gov/nycresources/categories/business/businessassistance... or call 311.
Sunnyside Community Svcs. (free)
-Assists in filing SNAP applications &
recertification. 718.784.6173 x528
-Training and Home Care Services, 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. Email: info@scsny.org
718.784.6160;
-Greenmarket, Skillman Ave & 43 St. 8
am - 3 pm
Textile & rechargeable battery recycling 9
am - 1 pm
Food scrap collection (by Big! Compost)
10 am - 1 pm www.grownyc.org

-Community Education Council Support
Group for Parents of Children with
Disabilities
www.includenyc.org/resources/workshop
-Sunnyside Community Services Offers
options for the whole family, from free
full-day pre-kindergarten to college and
career readiness programs, www.scsny.org
-HANAC are you caring for a person with
Alzheimer’s, dementia or another chronic
illness. For more information
718.728.3586
-Woodside On The Move Free Adult
Computer Classes, Call 718-476-8449
-NYC Parks, Search for new candidates
for free lifeguard training course. Testing
locations can be found at
www.nyc.gov/parks/lifeguards
-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 ($300) 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 718.476.3449 ext 16. Mondays for

12 wks, 5:30-7:30 pm & Wednesdays 3-5
pm.
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. 718.760.9001

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC, 718.482.7200,
www.laguardia.edu
-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 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. NEEDS WORK
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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