2019-01-16 / 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.
-Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar,
Bring your family to performances, art
making, lantern making, and food to celebrate the Year of the Pig. 11 am - 2 pm
Feb 17
-Talavya, Global ambassadors for Indian
percussion. $16/$10 members and
Students, Free for teens 8 pm Jan 25
-La Cumbiamba eNeYé: Season
Opening Party, $14/$10 Members/$8
Children/$6 Member Children/Free for
Teens 3 pm Workshop, 4 pm Family
Concert 5:30 pm Jam & Party Jan 26
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-licarts-open-studios-sub
-Off The Wall, Affordable Holiday Art
Fair at The Plaxall Gallery, On view
Hours Thursday 6 - 9 pm Sat & Sun 12 -
5 pm Dec 6 - Feb 3
-Escape/ism, Atlantic Gallery 2019
Juried Exhibition, Call for entries
Deadline: January 4, 2019 atlanticgallery.org/juried-exhibition-2019 Feb
19 - Mar 9, 2019
-The Plaxall Gallery, Art under $400,
many under $100. Free entry, food and
drinks. Live music by Suah Chan,
Warren Galea, and Gabriela Nieves. 5-
25 46 Ave. info www.licartists.org/offthewall On View until Feb 3, 2019
-Call For Art, Pairings in any media, 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 for non-member $20 for members.
Opening Reception is 7 - 10 pm Feb 9,
Exhibition: Pairings on view from Feb 7
through Mar 3
-LICA At 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.
Plaxall Gallery 525 46 Ave. Long Island
City
-Splendid Devils, Written and performed
by Leigh Anne Poulos, Directed by
Leigh Walter. Tickets $20. 7 pm Jan 18,
19, 20
-Fourth Annual The Lift-Off, New Play
Series, Tickets $15. 8 pm Jan 25, 27
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long
Island City www.moma.org
-Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts,
MoMA Oct 21 - Feb 18, 2019, MoMA
PS1 Oct 21 - 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
-Queer Trash, New York City’s experimental music scenes. Organized by
Michael Foster, Richard Kamerman, and
Eames Armstrong, Tickets: General
Admission: $15 MoMA / MoMA PS1+
Members: $13. 3-6 pm Feb 3
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.
-Center of Attention: Conversation about
Oceane Delain’s Belle de Jour, feat. in
“Akari Unfolded: A Collection by Ymer
& Malta” on view through 1/29/19. (free
with museum admission)
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
-Dance Theatre of Harlem, A Martin
Luther King Jr. Celebration, Colden
Auditorium, Tickets $35. 4 pm Jan 20
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. Honoring Himanshu
“Heems” Suri Senior Editor of Indian
Culture, Spotify 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 Jan 17
New York Tibetan Service Center 83-02
Broadway, Elmhurst 6 pm Jan 24
SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity
Center 158-29 Archer Ave., Jamaica, 6
pm Jan 30
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30 pm.
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Sunday, 1:30-4:30 pm.
-Free Guided Tours 1 pm (English), 2
pm (Spanish), 3 pm 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
through for floor plans and more. Oct 7,
Feb 24
-Executive (Dis)Order: Art,
Displacement, & the Ban, Organized by
Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI) Dec 15
- Jan 19, 2019,
-Tiffany’s Iridescence: Glass in Rainbow
Hues, Oct 7 - Oct 6, 2019
-The People’s Guide to the Queens
International Writing Workshop, Queens
Library Central, Offsite Location 89-11
Merrick Blvd., Jamaica 11 am - 12:30
pm Jan 12
-ArteEast Syrian Film Program, This
program will feature two Syrian films. 3
- 5 pm Jan 19
-Museum Explorers Workshop,
ArtAccess program, invites families
with children with disabilities, to our
free monthly art-making workshop by a
licensed art therapist. 1:30-4:30 pm Jan
20
-Spooktacular Family Fundraiser:
Boneyard Boogie, Spooky circus will
take place among the graves of past
dancing queens and kings. Wear a costume at the disco. Ticket $25. 2 - 4 pm
Jan 26
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. 11
am - 1 pm Dec 8, Feb 9, March 2
-The Havana Cuba All Stars, A joyous
celebration of Cuban music and dance.
Tickets start at $29. 7 pm Jan 27

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 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.
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd, Jamaica. Call 718.262.2000 for
more event info
-Guitarist Bayo Fayemi â 17 at
Williamsburg Music Center, Brooklyn
$10 9 pm Jan 10

ARTS OTHER:

Art Exhibit By Matty Davis
-At False Flag Gallery 11-22 44th Rd
(btw. 21 St. and 11 St.) Long Island
City 5 - 9 pm Jan 5
The Creek and The Cave 10-93
Jackson Ave., Long Island City creekcavecomedy@gmail.com
-NYC Talent Show, Where anyone can
walk on stage. Leaves the stage when
bellman’s bell is rung. Their time on
stage is over. Free 9 pm Jan 20
-Cultural Review Show, British comedian Dominic Fogarty and some funny
friends, on the intricacies of American
culture. 10 pm Jan 24
Electronic Waste Recycling Event-
Elmhurst Unwanted electronics working and non-working. Accepted TV,
VCR phones, etc. Not accepted: air
conditioners, refrigerators,
microwaves. New Life Fellowship
Church 82-10 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst
visit www.lesecologycenter.org, or
call 212.477.4022
Recycle Your E-Waste lesecologycenter.org or 212.477.4022 Working &
non-working computers, monitors,
printers/scanners, keyboards, cables,
TVs, VCRs & DVD players, cell
phones & PDA’s etc. Hosted by Lower
East Side Ecology Center, NYS
Senator Joseph Addabbo, Drop Off
Site Rosemary’s Playground, Fairview
Ave b/w Woodbine & Madison Sts.,
Ridgewood, Rain or Shine 10 am - 4
pm Jan 26
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

-Solo Exhibition by Patrick O’Dwyer,
Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday 1 - 6
pm, Sunday noon - 4 pm, Opening
reception: 7 pm Jan 17 Jan 17 - 20
-Radio Shack by Daniel Fishkin, A
cabin in the woods, emanating electronic music. Gallery Hours: 1 - 6 pm
Jan 25-27
-Two Concerts of electronic music:
Cal Fish 7 pm Jan 26
Ed Bear 7 pm Jan 27
-Workshop: Visual Storytelling with
Jaime Iglehart, Two day workshop
explores shot choices and composition
from throughout film history. Free and
open to 16 participants. Noon - 6 pm
Jan 26, Jan 27
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
Jamaica Center For Arts And
Learning (JCAL) 161-04 Jamaica
Ave., open calls music, and visual arts
for professional development and residencies JCAL
-Jamaica, Artists Residency &
Training Workshop Series
(ARTWorks, Inc.)
-Choreographer + Composer
Residency starting in Oct. 2018 or Jan.
2019
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
-Borough President Katz’s African
American Heritage Committee
Scholarship, Interested seniors must
submit completed application with an
official transcript of your grades, to
sanderson@queensbp.org or faxed to
718.286.3134 by 5 pm on Jan 17
-LICP Business Breakfast, With the
NYC DOB Commissioner Rick
Chandler, at the LIC Conference
Center. Free for LICP Members, $25
for Non-Members 8 - 10 am Jan 29
-Rioult Dance Center Open House,
Free classes for children and adults all
day long. As well as shops, performances, activities. 12- 8 pm Jan 20
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
-Musica Reginae Productions Concert
Series, The-In-the-Gardens 50 Ascan
Ave., Forest Hills
www.MusicaReginae.org
-An Afternoon Of Chamber Music, An
exploration of 21st century
Romanticism, Tickets Adults $20
Students $10. Liuh-Wen Ting viola,
and Barbara Podgurski piano, 2 pm
Jan 19
-Community Concerts for Kids, Will
take place at The Church-in-the-
Gardens, Free Admission, Let’s
Compose! Create and make music
together and hear music written by
Queens residents. 11 am Jan 19
Queens Chamber of Commerce 75-
20 Astoria Blvd. #140, Jackson
Heights 11370
www.queenschamber.org 718-898-
8500 info@queenschamber.org
-Small Business Tax: Top 10 things to
know, Business Center For New
Americans, Jackson Heights, 10 am
Jan 23
-Last Chance to Enroll for Health
Insurance, The Queens Library at
Lefferts, Jamaica, 2 - 4:30 pm Jan 25
-Small Business Resources Luncheon,
Jackson Diner - Indian Cuisine 11:15
am Jan 29
-Turn Your Hobby into a Business,
Embroidery Workshop Centro Cultural
Barco de Papel, Elmhurst 2 - 5 pm Jan
22
-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
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
www.qedastoria.com.
-Laugh Through The Pain (Stand up
and storytelling about living through
pain) 7:30 pm Jan 16
-My First Time: A Stand Up &
Storytelling Show (Comedians tell
tales of virginity loss) 9 pm Jan 16
-Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam (Stand
up by/about immigrants) 7:30 pm Jan
17
-Happy Place Comedy (Stand up comedy) 9 pm Jan 17
-QED Presents (Stand up comedy)
7:30 pm Jan 18
-Shame! (Stand up comedy) 9:30 pm
Jan 18
-Movies R Dumb Presents: Grease 2
(MST3K-style live riffing) 11 pm Jan
18

-The Odd Rock Comedy Hour
(Musical comedy showcase) 7:30 pm
Jan 19
-QED Presents (Stand up comedy)
9:30 pm Jan 19
-Not My President: A Monthly Show
of Resistance (Stand up comedy) 7 pm
Jan 20
-Spelling Bee Competition (Adults
Only) (Spelling Bee for adults!) 8:30
pm Jan 20
-Non-Fiction Book Proposal
Workshop (Learn how to put together
a book proposal) 10 am Jan 19
-Intro to Crochet (Learn how to crochet at a beginner’s level) 12:30 pm
Jan 19
-Intro to Podcasting (Learn how to
record, mix and upload your podcast)
3 pm Jan 19
-Foundations of Calligraphy (Learn
how to write calligraphy) 2:30 pm Jan
20
Queens Economic Development
Corporation (QEDC)
-Queens StartUP! Business Plan
Competition, All about business planning and research; Flushing Library
41-17 Main St., two-hour sessions Oct
13 and Jan 26.
-Women’s Power Networking
Breakfast, Breakfast Tax Bootcamp
for Entrepreneurs, Greater Jamaica
Development Corporation Harvest
Room 90-40 160 St. 8:30 - 10:30 am
Jan 17
-Queens StartUP! Business Plan
Competition, All about business planning and research; Enter for a chance
to win $10,000. Free series of workshops at the Flushing Library.
Schedule of Classes 6:30 pm Jan. 10,
10:30 am Jan 12, 19, 26
Queens College
-Queens College Godwin-Ternbach
Museum, 405 Klapper Hall at Queens
College. From the Desert to the City:
The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles
December - Jan 17, 2019
Queens Education and Activity
Open House LIC Art Center, 2nd
Floor, 44-02 23 St., Long Island City
https://queenslearns.com
-Free, Includes Dance Class; How Can
We Teach Our Children Problem
Solving? Maximizing Middle School,
etc. 1 - 5 pm Jan 12
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Visit www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more event info.
-A Charlie Brown Christmas, A family-friendly holiday musical. Tickets Adults
$18. $20 children $12 $14. Dec 14-30,
Jan 3-12, 2019
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot”, Children’s musical $5. $7.50 2:30 Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar
23
Sunnyside Shines Business
Improvement District
-Sunnyside Shop Local Coupon
Passport, The Free passports can be
picked up at 45-56 43 St., 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.
Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside 718-729-
3880 www.ThaliaTheatre.org
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
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 10:30
am Jan 31
-Queens Borough Board 5:30 pm Jan 14
-Queens Borough Cabinet 9:30 am Jan
15
-2019 State of the Borough Address by
Borough President Katz RSVP
www.queensbp.org/rsvp At LaGuardia
Community College 10:30 am Jan 25
-Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing
for FY20 10 am Feb 1
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 due January 21.
-Recycle Your E-Waste lesecologycenter.org or 212.477.4022 Working &
non-working computers, monitors,
printers/scanners, keyboards, cables,
TVs, VCRs & DVD players, cell
phones & PDA’s etc. Hosted by Lower
East Side Ecology Center, NYS
Senator Joseph Addabbo, Drop Off
Site Rosemary’s Playground, Fairview
Ave b/w Woodbine & Madison Sts.,
Ridgewood, Rain or Shine 10 am - 4
pm Jan 26
Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer

Amato
95-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd.,
Rockaway Beach kemozeka@nyassembly. gov
-$3,000 grants for community and
school improvement projects.
-Flood Insurance Counseling Event, The
VFW Hall, 713 Shad Creek Road, Broad
Channel, FloodHelpNY.org 7 - 9 pm Jan
24
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
appreciate. 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.
Community Board 1 The Pistilli
Grand Manor 45-02 Ditmars Blvd.,
Suite 1025, Astoria qn01@cb.nyc.gov
-Proposed Rezoning and BSA
Applications, Woodside Community
Center 50-19 Broadway, Woodside
6:30 pm Jan 9
Community Board 2 43-22 50 St.,
2nd Floor, Woodside 718.533.8773
-Monthly Meeting, at Sunnyside
Community Services 43-31 39 St.,
Ground Floor, Sunnyside 6:30 pm Jan
16
-Environment Committee Meeting 7
pm Jan 24
-108th Police Pct. Community Council
Meeting at 7 pm Jan 29
Community Board No. 3, Q. 82-11 37
Ave., Suite 606, Jackson Heights,
718.458.2707
-Monthly Board Meeting at IS 227 The
Louis Armstrong School, Cafeteria,
32-02 Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst,
The following are scheduled to speak:
State Senator Jessica Ramos, Dorothy
Lewandowski, former Queens
Borough Parks Commissioner,
Elmhurst Hospital, US Census Bureau
2020. 7:30 pm Jan 17
Community Board 6 104-01
Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills
718.263.9250
-Meeting Notice at Kew Gardens
Community Center 80-02 Kew
Gardens Road, Suite 202 7:45 pm Jan
9
Community Board 7 133-32 41 Road,
3 Floor, Flushing 718.359.2800
-Public Hearing & Regular Meeting at
Union Plaza Care Center 33-23 Union
St., Flushing 7 pm Jan 14

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 P.S. 76 36-36 10 St., Long
Island City Dr. Philip A. Composto,
Community Superintendent Report, 6:30
pm Jan 14
Community District Education
Council 28-11 Queens Plaza North,
Rm 520 Long Island City
718.391.8380 www.cec30.org
108th Community Council
-Meeting at Sunnyside Community
Services 43-31 39 St., Ground Floor
Sunnyside 7 pm Jan 29
114 Precinct Community Council
-Monthly meeting will be at
Riccardo’s 7 pm Jan 22
Dutch Kills Civic Association
Monthly Meetings on the 2nd
Thursday of every month. Growing Up
Green Charter School 39-37 28 St.
7:30 pm Jan 10
John V. Daniels, Jr. Post No. 2813
47-53 43 St., Sunnyside 718.335.0700
-Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States, Meetings are held the
second Saturday of the month. 2 pm
Jan 12
United Forties Civic Association,
Inc. St. Teresa’s Parish Center 50-22
44 St., Woodside 7 pm Jan 17
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
New York Cares Coat Drive
www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive for
drop off locations. First week of January.
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
Hurricane Relief with Trinity
Lutheran Church Lenten Denial
Funds to go to Food for the Poor: provides emergency care in Caribbean, S.
America; currently helping Puerto
Rico hurricane victims. Contribute
online or via pew envelope; coin
envelopes at back of church. Info at
foodforthepoor.org.
-Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers’
Support Group Meets once-a-month
each third Thursday of the month
-Pastor Paul is leading a trip to Italy,
Switzerland and to see Oberammergau
Passion Play $4399 per person round
trip, double room. Deposit is due by
Dec. 31, 2018 Sept. 24 - Oct 5, 2020
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD
Community Affairs After a data
breach of Equifax, a major credit
reporting agency, website has been set
up to help determine if your information has been compromised:
www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Visit
www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for
up-to-date info from the NYPD.

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
KCS And GMHC Immigration Forum
Family Petition, How to petition for a
family member as a US citizen or a
Legal Permanent Resident. One-onone 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/LadiesFirstAstori
a
LIC/Astoria Lions Club will meet second Tuesday of the month at the Irish
Center 10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7 pm.
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.
Ravenswood Resident Association,
Inc. ravenswoodra3535@gmail.com
-Ravenswood Community Drug Free
Coalition, Meeting on the second floor
of the library. 3 pm Jan 28
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.
Sunnyside-Woodside Lions Club
meets 7 pm last Wednesday of the
month at Grace Church 46-01 43 Ave.
Sunnyside

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
-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 Jan 26
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
NAACP, Astoria Long Island City
Branch PO Box 6234 Long Island
City, NY 11106 718.392.3058
-Annual Martin Luther King Jr.,
Freedom Fund Luncheon at Riccardo’s
by the Bridge 21-01 24 Ave., Astoria
Adult ticket $80. Youth is $35.
Includes a one year membership to
NAACP. Journal ads available. 12 pm
- 5 pm Jan 19
RaR Bar 30-01 35 Ave., Astoria
-Tyrannosaurus a free weekly comedy
show hosted by Randall Otis, Jamie
Wolf, and Leland Long. 9 pm Jan 22
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.
The Chian Federation Cultural
Center 44-01 Broadway, Astoria, Main
Floor
-American Red Cross Blood Drive,
Make an appointment www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: ChianFed Get a
$5 Dunkin’’ Gift Card by e-mail when
you donate. 2 - 7 pm Jan 23

HISTORICAL:

Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten
Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside
www.baysidehistorical.org
-Annual Winter Art Show, features
contemporary Queens artists, working
in all media. Jan 13-27
Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd., Kew
Gardens
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org
www.friendsofmaplegrove.org
-Classical (mostly) Concert, Free
Admission, Limited Seating, RSVP
347.878.6614
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
Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Free lecture at the New York Public
Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
6:30 pm Jan 17

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
-Health & Wellness, Summer continues become healthier with these
upcoming programs: several forms of
yoga, tai chi, etc.; nutrition workshops
for children and adults; Mental health
first aid workshop. Moving for Life,
senior health chat, Discover symptoms
of sleep apnea presentation by a doctor. visit http://connectqueenslibrary.org1356 to find a Queens
Library near you.
-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
-111 Places in Queens that you must
not miss. Books will be available for
sale and signing. Flushing (Rooms
A&B) 41-17 Main Street
-Young Adult Literacy Program, Preregister for winter 2019 Students aged
16 - 24, four days of classes per week,
one day of service learning and job
shadowing. You can take the Test of
Adult Basic Education (TABE).
Begins on Jan 7, 2019.
-Free Job Readiness Training, Seven
weeks workshops, entry to mid-level
jobs. To develop a resume and cover
letter. Attend a required in-person registration session.
Central Library Cyber Center Training

Room 89-11 Merrick., Jamaica 5 pm
Jan 14
Ridgewood - Auditorium 20-12
Madison St. 10 am Jan 15
Flushing - Rooms A&B 41-17 Main
St. 5:30 pm Jan 15
Lefrak City - Teen Meeting Room 98-
30 57 Ave., Corona 10 am Jan 16
Kanopy, with your library card access
to thousands of dramas, comedies,
documentaries and more. Start streaming now.
-East Elmhurst Library closed for renovations starting June 16 until Fall
2018. Mobile library service available
Thursdays 10 am - 5 pm starting June
21. Nearest branches: Langston
Hughes, Corona, Jackson Heights &
Steinway.
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.
-Young Adult Literacy Program, Preregister for Fall 2018, Open to students aged 16-24. Four days of classes
per week.You’ll be able to take the
Test of Adult Basic Education. Begins
on Oct 1
-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
-Queens County Bird Club presents,
Avian History and Art History by A.W.
Cafarelli 228-06 Northern Blvd.,
Douglaston www.qcbirdclub.org Free
Admission. Light refreshments served. 8
pm Jan 16
-FDR Four Freedoms State Park on
Roosevelt Island: Free public tours April
through Sept. Tours last 2 hours, available first come first served. 12:30 & 3
pm Thursdays through Sundays weather
permitting. info & schedule updates
212-204-8831 & www.fourfreedomspark.org
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushingmeadows corona-park/events. 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
NYC Parks Hosts Mulchfest for a complete list of all 68 Mulchfest locations
visit NYC Parks’ website. New Yorkers
who drop off trees, will receive a Free
NYC Parks branded mulch-filled potpourri sachet. Tree Drop-offs all day
until Jan 13. Mulching 10 am until 2 pm
Jan 12 and Jan 13
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/KIDS:

Bayside Little League 2018
Registration The Club House, 25-32
168 St (lower level). Accepts ages 4
through 17 and also offers girls softball.
For info and registration, visit baysidelittleleague.com.
Bombers Youth Lacrosse Program
Boys and girls K-8 grade, high school
boys and girls, boys youth travel teams,
boys and girls youth travel teams, boys
elite high school travel teams, 1st sticks
beginner classes, and boys and girls
training sessions. Sessions available
year-round with experienced coaching
staff, no parent coaches. For more info
visit bomberslacrosse.com, email
bomberslacrosseclub@aol.com, or call
917.282.8638.
Dwarf Giraffe Athletic League
Baseball & Hockey Registration Ages
4-15. Thursdays 7-8 pm & Sundays 10
am-12 pm. DG Building, 149-50 15 Rd,
Whitestone. Register online at
www.dwarfgiraffe.com or call
718.746.1539.
Federation of Italian American
Organizations of Queens, Inc. 20-12 21
Ave, Astoria, 718-204-2444 italianfederation@gmail.com
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.
Immaculate Conception Catholic
Academy
-Multicultural Celebration, Celebrating
Diversity, Lyons Hall 6:30 - 8:30 pm Feb
1
Plumbing and Electrical Classes @
LAGCC Classes begin this Sept. and run
through Dec. Tuition includes all books
and supplies. Apply online.
Queens Adult Learning Center 27-35
Jackson Ave. 3rd Floor LIC 11101 (718)
361-9480
-Register to Learn English
School of the Arts Jamaica Center for
Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Ave.,
Jamaica
-Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction, $10
8 pm Jan 10
-Tap with Omar Edwards, A free tap
class on Saturday. 12 - 1 pm Jan 12
-Saturday Family Matinee, Crick Crack
$10. $5 Child. Jamaica Performing Arts
Center 153-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica

Folk tales of the African diaspora. 2 pm
Jan 19
-Artist Co Op 2018, Close Up Talk with
the artist. Followed by JCAL’s 2nd
Thursday Jazz Gallery 6 - 8 pm Jan 10
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.
Whitepoint Youth Football & Cheer
program for boys & girls K through 8th
grade. Flag football, summer camps,
cheer squad. www.whitepointyouthfootball.com
whitepointfootball@gmail.com 347-
322-0374

SENIORS:

“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 detector, door locks, window locks
& screens, railings, light bulbs, sinks
& faucets, holes, cracks & dents in
wall, winterizing windows, more.
Required: 60+ yrs, NYC resident,
show financial need. Info at
212.453.9542, 212.453.9607 or
metropair@metcouncil.org
New York Foundation for Senior
Citizens, Inc. helps Seniors enjoy
safer, healthier & more dignified lives
in the home & community. 35 social
service programs, over 900 units of
housing.www.nyfsc.org
Queens AARP Chorus Looking for
retired people to sing at nursing homes
and AARP chapters. Meet every Fri @ 1
pm. Clearview Self Help Center, 208-11
26 Ave, Bayside.
Technology Classes For Seniors (Free)
Available to all Queensbridge residents.
Mon/Wed: Beyond the Basics (in
Spanish), Computer Basics. Tues/Fri:
Beyond the Basics, Financial Literacy,
Social Networking. Queensbridge Jacob
A. Riis Senior Center, 10-25 41 Ave, LIC

STREET:

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
Food Scrap Collection (by Big! compost) 10 am to 1 pm. Info at grownyc.org
Queens Greenmarket: Sunnyside
Skillman Ave & 43 St, Saturdays, 8
am-3 pm. Visit grownyc.org for info.

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS

ACQC For Undocumented
Immigrants (Advocacy Ctr. of Qns
Cty) Receive a Soc. Sec. Card through
the DACA, Legal, Housing, Health
Educ., Mental Health, Education, Case
Mgmt., Food & Nutrition and Syringe
Exchange. Main site 161-21 Jamaica
Ave., 6th Fl, Jamaica, 718-896-2500,
(also in Woodside & Far Rockaway.)
AmericaWorks Recruiting, screening,
support. 16, 228 East 45th Street, New
York,NY10017,
www.americaworks.com, 212. 599.5627.
Also in Jamaica and Far Rockaway
Animal Shelter/Rescue (donations
always appreciated):
-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/ cert-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/ho
meowner/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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