2019-03-13 / 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.
-Pop-Up Memory Book: Art Making
Workshop for Seniors, This workshop series
for senior citizens helps find creative ways
to tell stories through art. $10/$7 Members
(per workshop) Workshop Dates: Mar 13,
Mar 20, Mar 27 Apr 3, Apr 10, Apr 17
-Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King
Cole, Brought to life by singer and composer Sachal Vasandani $25/$20 Members &
Students/Free for Teens 8 pm Mar 15
-Lady Got Chops: Women’s History Month
Festival, Artist and Producer Kim Clarke.
$16/$10 Members & Students/Free for
Teens 7:30 pm Mar 21
-Lady Got Chops: Women’s History Month
Festival, $16/$10 members & Students,
Free for teens 7:30 pm Mar 21
Green Space 37-24 24 St., Long Island
City. www.greenspacestudio.org
-Take Root, with DeLucia Benson Dance
and Six Degrees Dance $17 advance sale. at
door $20 cash, $22 credit card 8 pm Mar 15
and 16
-Fertile Ground, New Works Showcase with
various artists $15 7 pm Mar 17
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.
-Food Drive, Fill our pantry. Feed our hungry. Donate on campus Non Perishable
Food and Toiletries Drop-Off Locations info
laguardia.edu/fooddrive Feb 28 - Mar 20
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
-Your 2019 dues are due now.
www.licartists.org.
Anthropology/Armenian Museum, 6419
Kissena Blvd. at Queens College, Flushing
-The “Mark Kyrkostas Remember Me With
Music”. Reservations required for film and
parking. 718.428.5650. Featuring pianist
Ivy Adrian, singer, Michelle Mallardi,
dancers, comedian. Buffet dinner will be
served. $30 per person (2 for $50) 7 pm Mar
9
Lewis Latimer House Museum 34-41
137th St, Flushing 718.961.8585

-Energy of Place, For this exhibition
Antonio Serna has created an installation of
artwork as part of his research and tribute to
Tom Lloyd. Feb 16 - May 18
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long
Island City www.moma.org
-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
-VW Sunday Sessions live performance.
General Admission: $15 MoMA / MoMA
PS1+ Members: $13. 3 - 6 pm Doreen
Garner Mar 3, NIC Kay Mar 10, Klein Apr
14, Jonathan González Apr 19-21
-Black Women’s Film Conference, This
inaugural event will convene black women
from all over the country to screen work and
build community. 1 - 9 pm Mar 17
-Music Festival and Label Market, This season’s two-day event includes live performances, films, workshops, and panels, and
75+ labels. 12-9 pm Mar 23, 12-6 pm Mar
24
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.
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
-Grupo Niche, Presale Code: CALI19 2/5 -
2/6 $39. $89. Grupo Niche group is known
as the Salsa Experience with its vigorous,
uptempo dance music. Pre-show dinner is
available featuring authentic latin dishes.
Reserved parking available. both sold separately. 8 pm Oct 19
-New Shanghai Circus $20 – $35; 3 pm Mar
23
-B-Underwater Bubble Show $29 – $42; 8
pm Mar 29
-An evening with Peter Yarrow, LeFrak
Concert Hall Tickets $35 - $45 8 pm Apr 13
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
-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
-Chemin Hsiao is one of eight artists awarded a commission through ArtSite, His mural
is unveiled My Journey to the West III:
Playground at 40-13 82nd St. through
Spring 2019
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 Museum Gala: You can purchase
tables, online journal ads, and tickets online.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. For
more information sgilbert@queensmuseum.org. or 718-592-9700 x128, 6:30 pm
May 2
-Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow
Hues. On view until Oct 6 in The Neustadt
Gallery.
Queensborough Performing Arts Center
222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy tickets, call
718.631.6311 or visit www.visitqpac.org.
-The Rat Pack of Opera: From Venice to
Vegas, The tenors will take you on a musical journey. Tickets $29 and up. 3 pm Mar
17
-Rock and Roll Royalty, Ricky Nelson sons
Matthew and Gunnar and Jackie Wilson son
Bobby Brooks Wilson. Will pay tribute to
their legendary fathers. Tickets $29 and up.
3 pm Mar 24
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.
-La Festa di San Giuseppe, Reservations are
required. $40 until Friday, Mar 1 $45 thereafter 1:30 Mass 2:30 pm Luncheon and
Entertainment Tenor Elio Scaccio D’Angelo
Center, Room 416 Queens Campus Mar 10

ARTS OTHER:

Black Spectrum Theatre 177-01
Baisley Blvd, Jamaica 718.723.1800
-Un-Tamed, Five black female playwrights,
look into the national conversation around
Black womanhood and social perceptions of
Black femininity. Ticket $25 Fri, Sat 8 pm,
Sun 4 pm, Mar 15 - 17
The Creek and The Cave 10-93 Jackson
Ave., Long Island City creekcavecomedy@gmail.com
-Swamp Thing, Free 10 pm Mar 11, 18, 25
R’A’R Bar 30-01 35th Ave., Astoria
-Tyrannosaurus is a free weekly comedy
show every Tuesday 9 pm

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
Astoria Symphony Orchestra info@astoriamusic.org
Dorian Baroque: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, at
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 2325
Newtown Ave, Astoria, Senior/Student
$10.00 General $15.00 8 pm Mar 16
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
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery 127-15
Kew Gardens Rd., Kew Gardens
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org
www.friendsofmaplegrove.org
-Meet Prof. Michael A. Peterman author of
Delicious Mirth: The Life and Times of
James McCarroll. Meet to walk to grave
marker for James McCarroll. Summit 182
Victorian Building 83-15 Kew Gardens Rd,
Kew Gardens 2:30 pm Mar 16
-Irish Celebration Concert, Featuring the
Music of James McCarroll, Irish favorites
and influence of Irish Music in America.
Concert to be followed by reception of light
refreshments. Free Admission. Free Parking
Accessible Building. Limited Seating:
RSVP 347.878.6614 Celebration Hall, The
Center at Maple Grove Cemetery 127-15
Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens 4 pm
Mar 16
Jamaica Center For Arts And Learning
(JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica Ave., open calls
music, and visual arts for professional
development and residencies JCAL
-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
Keiko Studios Music Academy 212-26
Jamaica Ave., Queens Village www.keikostudios.com
-Keiko’s Cafe, Interested performers. Bring
your instruments and genres. Also needed
vocalists, poets, artists and more. You can
use our keyboard and drum kit. Tickets $10.
7 - 10 pm Mar 29
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
-Food Incubator Event, Create a brand that
gets noticed. QEDC $240. 36-46 37 St.
Long Island City. Six part course Feb 27
Mar 5, 13, 20, 27 and Apr. 2
-Networking Night, at LICP Member
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 29-12
40th Ave., Long Island City, Attendees will
have the chance to tour the property at the
end of the event. Members $15, Non-
Members $25 5:30-7:30 pm Mar 21

-LICP Member QEDC Spring Networking
Night, In honor of Women’s History Month,
QEDC will be having a networking session.
Guest of honor will be Vivian Meyers of
LICP Member Gotham Realty, Free to
attend. RSVP 6 pm Mar 25
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
Musica Reginae Productions 59-56 57
Drive, Maspeth
-Beethoven Meets Stradivarius, An all
Beethoven program Elizabeth Pitcairn, The
“Red Violin”; and Evan Drachman, cello;
Barbara Podgurski, piano; 2 pm Mar 16
Plaxall Gallery 5-25 46 Ave, Long Island
City
-LIC-CON will connect families and community with local business and services.
Healthcare, Summer Camps, After School
Arts Programs, Sports, Financial Planners,
Restaurants, and more. Free entry, Free samples, Free oral cancer screening. Register to
attend http://bit.ly/LIC-CON 10 am-1 pm
Mar 30
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria www.qedastoria.com.
-Week 1 of 4 Swing Dancing - fun and popular, long-running class at QED. Drop-in
$18 advance/$20 day of or $60 for 4-week
package 7 pm Mar 11
-Yellow Tape: A True Crime Trivia Show
(Pub-style trivia) 7:30 pm Mar 27
-You Had To Be There (w/Dave Hill, Jim
Biederman & Jodi Lennon) (Dave Hill lies
about his importance throughout history) 9
pm Mar 27
-QED&D with Glen & Wade (Play
Dungeons & Dragons with comedians) 7:30
pm Mar 28
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC. Visit
www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more event info
-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
-The Tempest, is a play by William
Shakespeare. Tickets Adults $23.50 online,
$25 at the door. 7:30 pm Mar 15 - 31
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. Fridays &
Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays 4 pm Feb 8 to Mar
10
-Dance & Bilingual Acting For Kids, teachers

Yloy Ybarra & Diego Chiri $250 Ages
7-13 Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Mar 2
- June 1
-Bilingual Workshop, with Actor & Director
Peter Dubó, A workshop that will teach you
the techniques to be in front and behind the
camera. 15 Classes $250 Mondays 6:30 -
8:30 pm Mar 4 - Jun 10
-Las Bacantes Flamencas: A Flamenco
music & dance adaptation of Euripides’
“The Bacchae.” Tickets $45 in advance $48
at door, Students & seniors $42 $45 at door,
Fridays $40 Students & Seniors $37, Fri &
Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm March 15 to 31.
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 Mar 28
-Queens Borough Board Topic: TBD 5:30
pm Mar 18
-Queens Borough Cabinet Topic: TBD 9:30
am Mar 20
-Job Fair Hosted by Borough President
Katz, TWA Hotel and the Council for
Airport Opportunity 10 am - 3 pm Mar 12
-Bangladesh Independence Day Celebration
Hosted By Borough President Katz RSVP
www.queensbp.org/rsvp 6 pm Mar 13
-Greek Independence Day, Celebration
Hosted by BP Katz, State Senator Michael
Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella
Simotas and Councilmember Costa
Constantinides RSVP
www.queensbp.org/rsvp. at Federation of
Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, 22-
51 29 St, Astoria 6 pm Mar 15
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
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato
95-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway
Beach kemozeka@nyassembly.gov
-$3,000 grants for community and school
improvement projects.
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.
Community Board 5 61-23 Myrtle Ave.,
Glendale 718.366.1834 qnscb5@nyc.rr.com
-Board Meeting, Christ the King High

School Cafeteria 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.,
Middle Village 7:30 pm Mar 13
Community Board 6 104-01 Metropolitan
Ave., Forest Hills 718.263.9250
-Public Meeting, Kew Gardens Community
Center 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite
202, Kew Gardens 7:45 pm Mar 13
104th Precinct Community Council 64-02
Catalpa Ave., Ridgewood
-Meeting at Martin Luther High School 60-
02 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, Reserved parking for the meeting at no cost. Coffee and
refreshments will be served. For more information Detective Bell at 718.386.2431 or
email Council@104PCC.org 7:30 pm Mar
19
114th Precinct Community Council 34-16
Astoria Boulevard, Astoria
-Monthly meeting at Riccardo’s 7 pm Mar
26
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
718.932.4097
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.

Queens Chamber of Commerce 75-20
Astoria Blvd. #140, Jackson Heights 11370
www.queenschamber.org 718-898-8500
info@queenschamber.org
-Business Opportunities with the MTA,
Queens Chamber of Commerce Jackson
Heights, 2 - 4 pm Mar 26
-St. Patrick’s Day 2019 Annual Luncheon,
Antun’s 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens
Village. Keynote Speaker Brian O’Dwyer.
11:30 am - 2 pm Mar 13
-Queens Day in Albany, Meet and greet with
the Queens Assembly and Senate delegation. Individual Registration Includes 1 bus
ticket, breakfast, lunch and food tasting $25.
All attendees must register, even if using
your own transportation. A cocktail reception/ food sampling of Queens’ food and
drink. 6:30 am - 9:30 pm Mar 19
-2019 Building Awards Application, Gala to
be held on 10/3/19 at TWA Hotel Jamaica 9
am - 5 pm May 1
-Balancing life & business, Aloft New York
LaGuardia Airport 100-15 Ditmars Blvd 11
am - 2 pm Mar 21
-Queens Job Seekers, Job Fair in Forest
Hills, Commonpoint Queens, Forest Hills 9
am - 2 pm Mar 29
Queens Economic Development
Corporation (QEDC) 120-55 Queens
Blvd., Suite 309, Kew Gardens
-Sign up today as a Mentor: Share your
experience and knowledge with someone
starting out, Develop and nurture business
relationships virtually. Contact QEDC for
assistance.
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 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 Greenmarket Skillman Ave &
43 St, Saturdays, 8 am-3 pm. Visit
grownyc.org for info
Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement
District
11th Annual Meeting, Sunnyside
Community Services 43-31 39 St.,
Sunnyside
-First Merchant Happy Hour, At Senso
Unico Restaurant, Wine sampling appetizers. Senso Unico Restaurant 43-04 47 Ave.,

Sunnyside RSVP
info@sunnysideshines.org 718.606.1800, 6
- 8 pm Mar 19
-Free Business Course, Creating A Business
Idea That Works. RSVP 718.606.1800
Sunnyside Library 43-06 Greenpoint Ave.,
Sunnyside 5 - 7:30 pm Mar 21
-Sign Up To Be A Food or Beverage Vendor
at the 2019 Taste of Sunnyside. Complete
the 2019 Taste of Sunnyside Sign-up form.
Forms can be returned to info@sunnysideshines.org, or mail to 45-56 43 St.,
Sunnyside, NY 11104 or fax 718.228.5554.
The deadline to submit your form is Mar 29
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
Van Alen Institute 30 West 22nd St., New
York ykessler@vanalen.org
-LIC Walking Tour, Walk in the shadows of
the 7 train. The group will get local refreshments and discuss safety and equity for all
modes of transport. $10 Meet at Queens
Plaza 2 - 4 pm Mar 24
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
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:

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
-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 Mar 16
-Italy and the Middle Ages, Most significantly, it is deeply relatable even today: we
as readers can see our own joys and struggles in the lives of Boccaccio’s characters.
Free admission & open to the public.
Complimentary refreshments, wine and
snacks will be served. 7 - 9 pm Mar 26
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.

HISTORICAL:

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
-Early History of Cinema in Queens, Join
historian, Jason D. Antos to trace prominent
cinematic figures and film locations across
Queens. 2:30 - 4:30 pm Mar 31

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
-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
-Health & Wellness, This February Queens
Library is the place where you can shape up
your body and relax your mind. From chair
fitness to hip hop dance to cardio dance. To
soothe your mind cultivating inner silence,
meditation, and stress management. 89-11
Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
-Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations. Craft
activity for children using Jacob Lawrence’s

iconic Migration Series. At the Library,
recreate your favorite panel. Join us on our
month-long journey. 89-11 Merrick Blvd.,
Jamaica
-Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations continues on the Traveling Shoes: Black
Migrations web page at queenslibrary.org.
-Collage/Printmaking Course, Hillcrest
Library 187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing.
To register call 718.454.2786 3 pm Mar 7,
14, Apr 4, 11, 18, May 9, 16, 23, 30
-Mixed Media and Self Portraits, Bring a
mirror for self-portraits. Kew Gardens Hills
Library 72-33 Vleigh Pl Flushing To register 718.261.6654 2 pm Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
-Dr. Seuss At The Library, Seuss-a-thon,
Stories, special guests, puppets, and surprises. Kew Gardens Hills 1 pm Mar 17
-Movie: “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch”, Maspeth
3 pm Mar 22
-Family Storytime and Party, Read Dr.
Seuss stories and a Dr. Seuss craft. Rochdale
Village 10:30 am Mar 23
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.
-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.
-Green Gala at Terrace on the Park 52-11
111th St, Flushing Festive or Business
Attire, Table: $1,000 for table of up to 10
people. Ticket: $150 non-members & $135
APEC members RSVP by March 20 alleypond.com/gala or call 718-229-4000.
Cocktails & Silent Auction 6 pm Dinner &
Awards 7 - 9 pm Apr 4
-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
-Queens County Bird Club, “Damselflies
and Dragonflies of Long Island” by Steve
Walter, www.qcbirdclub.org Free
Admission. Light refreshments served. 8 pm
Mar 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/flushing-meadows-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
-Marathon, www.qdrunners.org. Queens
Distance Runners is proud to announce that
the Queens marathon will take place.
Volunteers will provide water, food.
Registration is $120 Awards for top 3 male
and female. A free one-mile race for children at 9:30 am 8 am Apr 21
Gateway National Recreation Area
Jamacia Bay
-Gateway fishing permits go on sale 9 am
Mar 16
-Marsh Madness, Habitat tour 2 miles
Waterproof shoes recommended. All ages
welcome. 2 - 3:30 pm Mar 16
-Spring Equinox Full Moon Hike, See the
park after dark. Hike around West Pond with
a National Park Ranger. All ages welcome.
Reserve a spot 718.318.4340 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mar 20
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.
Queens Night Market New York Hall of
Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
646-543-3532, queensnightmarket.com

-Queens Night Market 2019, Food items $5
or $6. Vendors should apply online at
bit.ly/qnm-vendor-2019 or vendor@queensnightmarket.com Media Projects a cookbook anthology will be available in Spring
2020. Small Business Seminars will be
announced. Performances; may apply to
performer@queensnightmarket.com
Sponsor Search hopes to announce at least
two sponsors over the next month. For more
information queensnightmarket.com 5 pm
to midnight Apr 20

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 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/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/cer
t-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/nyc-resources/categories/business/business-
assistance/index.page 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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