2018-02-07 / Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. SEND INFO TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the event (this is a WEEKLY paper) to qgazette@aol.com, or 42-16 34th Ave, Astoria 11101.

ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:

Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern
Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a
full list of events.
-Monthly Jazz Jam ($10/free for members, students, musicians). Feb 7, 7-10
pm.
-Campbell Brothers ($16/$10 members,
students). Feb 9, vocal less at 7 pm,
concert at 8 pm.
-Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar
($5/$3 members). Feb 10 and 11, 11
am. Parade on Feb 10, gather at FTH at
8:30 am, parade starts at Flushing
Queens Library at 9:30 am.
-Arts Community Dialogues (free).
RSVP requested to sshumays@flushingtownhall.org. Feb 13, 7 pm.
LIC Arts Open 44-02 23 St, #321,
LIC. More info at licartsopen.org
-Exposure Exhibition. On view through
Feb 1.
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-Night at the Museum: Lunar New Year
($15). Buy tickets online. Organized in
collaboration with NYC’s roving dance
party and featuring DJs, live performances, one-night only installations, and
food vendors. Feb 9, 8 pm-12 am.
-Monastic and Ecstatic: Legacy of Alice
Coltrane with her son, Saxophonist
Ravi Coltrane. Feb 11, 1-6 pm.
-Cathy Wilkes Exhibition. Open
through Mar 11.
-After-Hours Viewings of James
Turrell’s Meeting! ($20), every Mon
beginning May 8.
Noguchi Museum 9-01 33 Rd, LIC
-Center of Attention: Gonzalo
Fonseca’s Tebaida, 1973-79. Feb 11,
3:30-4:30 pm.
Queens College Kupferberg Center
for the Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd,
Flushing. Call 718.793.8080 for more
info or box office.
-Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai
Courtesan ($16-$36). Rose Nagel
Theatre, Feb 8 and 9 at 7 pm, Feb 10, at
8 pm.
-Black History Month Celebratin ($0-
$10). Louis Armstrong House Museum,
through Feb 28.
-El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico ($39-
$89). Preshow dinner available, sold
seperately. Colden Auditorium, Mar 2,
9 pm.
-Exhibition: Waging Peace (free).
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, through
March 17.

-Art of Enlightenment: Tibetan
Thangka Paintings by Gyaltsen Jampa
(free). Queens College Art Center,
through March 30.
Queens Council on the Arts 37-11 35
Ave, Astoria
-QCA’s 2018 Arts Access and New
Yorks Grant Programs have increased
grants of $1,000-$5,000 available. Visit
QCA website for more info.
-QCA 2018 Gala: Caribbean Carnival.
Purchase tickets online. Knockdown
Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth,
Feb 15, 7-10 pm.
Queens Museum Flushing Meadows
Park, 718.592.9700, www.queensmuseum.org
-Free Drop-In Family Workshops
Saturdays, 1-4 pm
-Free Guided Tours 2 pm (English), 3
pm (Spanish), 4 pm Panorama of the
City of New York Tour (English)
-Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake
2009-2017. On view through Feb 18.
-Sable Elyse Smith: Ordinary Violence.
On view through Feb 18.
-Never Built New York: Dare To Dream
Back the project on Kickstarter & get
special ltd. edition rewards incl. 3D
printed models used on the Panorama, a
blueprint form the 1939 World’s Fair,
signed copies of the Never Built New
York book & more. On view through
Feb 18.
-Julia Weist with Nestor Sire:
17.(SEPT) [By WeistSirePC]. On view
through Feb 18.
-Anna K.E.:Profound Approach and
Easy Outcome.On view through Feb
18.
-RESISTgrafia - New New Yorkers
Workshop. Through March 9.
-A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Thru
April.
-Adopt-A-Building on the Famed
Panorama ($50-$1000) Info
718.592.9700 x 141, or dw@queensmuseum.org. Ongoing.
Queensborough Performing Arts
Center 222-05 56 Ave. Bayside. To buy
tickets, call 718.631.6311 or visit
www.visitqpac.org.
-Lezginka Dance Company of
Daghestan ($29-$42). Feb 11, 3 pm.
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.
EXTENDED through March 25.

ARTS OTHER:

Green Space 37-24 24 St, LIC. For
more info and ticket purchase, visit
www.greenspacestudio.org.

-Take Root presents De Funes Dance’s
Crisalda & MElder Movement Art’s
Sessions in Subjugation ($15 adv/$20
cash at door/$22 credit card at door).
Feb 9 and 10, 8 pm.
-Fertile Ground New Works Showcase
($13 adv/$13 cash at door/$15 credit
card at door). Feb 11, 7 pm.
Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra
presents Rossini, Schubert, Britten,
Strauss ($3-5). For more info visit
www.fhso.org or call 718.374.1627.
Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06
Queens Blvd, Feb 11, 2 pm.
Killing Kompany presents MURDER FOR LOVE! ($45) A comedy
murder mystery dinner show. Call
718.721.7777 for more info. Riccardo’s
21-01 24 Ave, Astoria, Feb 10, 8 pm.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: Yellow Tape-A True Crime
Trivia Night, Golden Girls Bingo,
Neato Bedito, Witch Taint, Relationshit,
The Revolution, End of the Line
Comedy, Madams of the Universe
Thalia Hispanic Theatre 41-17
Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside. For more
info call 718.729.3880,
www.thaliatheatre.org.
-“Queens of the Night/Reinas de la
Noche” a World Premiere LGBTQ
Musical ($37-$45). Call to order tickets.
Through Feb 25.
-Theatre Wokshop: Dance and
Castanets ($250). Discounts for families with more than one child enrolled.
For ages 7-13. Classes will be Feb 24-
June 2, Saturdays from 10 am-12 pm.
The Secret Theatre 44-02 23 St, LIC.
Visit www.secrettheatre.com or call
718.392.0722 for more info.
-“Pirate Pete’s Parrot” and “Princess
Particular” ($10 children/$15 adults).
Alternating weekends, sched online,
2:30 pm.
-“Dutchman” ($20 adv/$25 cash at
door). Buy tickets online at dutchman2018.eventbrite.com. Feb 8-11,
sched online.
Water Resources Art & Poetry
Contest 2nd-12th Grade students invited to submit artwork and poetry creatively expressing knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of NY’s
shared water resources. For more information and guidelines, visit
nyc.gov/dep or contact educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov. Deadline is March
9.
York College 94-20 Guy R. Brewer
Blvd, Jamaica.
-Name Lecture: “Record Promotions”
Featuring Linda Wills. African
American Resource Center. 3B-04 in
Acadamic Core building, Feb 13, 12
pm.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

BP Katz All events at Queens Borough
Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call
718.286.3000.
-Parent Advisory Board, Topic: SCA
Capital. Feb 8, 6 pm.
-Queens Borough Board. Feb 13, 5:30
pm.
Community Board 5 Meeting Christ
the King High School, cafeteria, 68-02
Metropolitan Ave, Middle Village, Feb
7, 7:30 pm.
Community Board 6 Meeting Kew
Gardens Community Center, Suite 202,
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens,
Feb 14, 7:45 pm.
Community Board 7 Meeting Union
Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union St,
Flushing, Feb 12, 7 pm.
Community Education Council
District 25 Meeting 30-48 Linden
Place, room 407, 4th floor conference
room, Feb 7, 7 pm.
Dutch Kills Civic Association
Meeting with Guest AM Barnwell
and FDNY Presentation Growing Up
Green Charter School, 39-37 28 St, Feb
8, 7:30 pm.
Greek Homeowners Association
General Meetong 23-49 31 St, Astoria,
Feb 7, 7 pm.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking
opportunities in NY and PA. Location
TBD, March 26.
Hurricane Relief
-FDNY Collection for Puerto Rico.
Only diapers, baby food, first aid supplies, and feminine hygiene products,
must all be sealed. Drop off between 7
am-9 pm at Engine 316, 27-12 Kearney
Street (East Elmhurst); Engine
289/Ladder 138, 97-28 43 Ave
(Corona); Engine 307/Ladder 154, 81-
17 Northern Blvd (Jackson Heights).
-CM Constantinides’s Office
Hurricane Relief Donation Drive
Drop Off Site. 31-09 Newton Ave.
-CM Crowley’s Office Hurricane Relief
Drop Off Site. Shops at Atlas Mall, 71-
19 80 St, suite 8-303, Glendale, Mon-
Fri, 9 am-5 pm.
-Mayor de Blasio set up 18 drop off
locations around NYC through the
Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York
City. Go to
www1.nyc.gov/site/fund/index.page for
full list of drop off locations and time
set up across the borough.
-Sen. Comrie, Queens Elected
Leaders, and NYPD Hurricane
Relief Drive. Drop-off locations are
100th, 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 105th,
106th, 107th, and 113th NYPD
Precincts.
-Emergency Relief Drop Off Point for

Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands,
Carribean Islands, and Mexico.
Collecting water, canned goods, flashlights, and batteries. 100-13 Astoria
Blvd, East Elmhurst, Mon-Fri 11 am-7
pm, Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 2 pm-6 pm.
-Grand Amateur Radio Club
Connects Families to Loved Ones in
Puerto Rico and Caribbean Locations.
Contact station at k2gsg@gardenschool.org.
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD
Community Affairs After a data
breach of Equifax, a major credit reporting agency, website has been set up to
help determine if your information has
been compromised: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Visit www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for up-to-date info from
the NYPD.
Italian Charities of America 83-20
Queens Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info
call 718.478.3100.
-Saturday Night Dances ($12 entrance
fee/$10 members). Live DJ, food, and
dancing. Wine and beer not included
but available for purchase. Feb 10 and
24, 8 pm-12 am.
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside will meet
the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every
month at Sidetracks 45-08 Queens
Blvd, Sunnyside, 6:30 pm.
LICity/Astoria Lions Club will meet
second Tuesday of the month at the
Irish Center 1040 Jackson Ave, LIC, 7
pm.
LIC Partnership Business Survey
Tell us what you think about the future
of LIC and you’ll be entered to win 2
round-trip tickets, courtesy of JetBlue.
Take the survey at licqns.com/survey2017. EXTENDED UNTIL FEB
14.
NCO Safety Summit with CM van
Bramer, CM Constantinides, and
AM Barnwell Join 114 Precinct neighborhood coordination officers to discuss
community concerns. Boulevard
Gardens Assembly Hall, 51-42 31 Ave,
Feb 28, 7-8 pm.
NYPD Block Watcher Training Class
No enrollment fee or commitment after
training. If interested, email
events@welovewhitestone.com with
subject line: “NYPD BLOCK WATCH
CLASS,” and full name, emal address,
telephone, and whether you took class
in the past. Participants will receive a
block watcher ID. Whitestone Library,
151-10 14 Rd, Whitestone, Feb 10, 10
am-12 pm.
Peralta Human & Civil Rights Task
Force Call Sen. Peralta’s district office
in order to join at 718.205.3881. If in
need of assistance, call the Independent
Democratic Conference’s toll-free
emergency hotline for immigration

legal services at 800.213.6385.
Queens Economic Development
Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Suite 309, for more info call
718.263.0546
Upcoming: Women’s Power
Networking Breakfast-A Panel with
Food Entrepreneurs 2/8; Get MWBE
Certified 2/22; Legal Clinic 2/27.
Queens Night Market in Flushing
Meadows Corona Park on Saturdays,
starting April 21. Sponsers welcome.
For more info, visit queensnightmarket.com.
-Vendor Application now open at
http://bit.ly/qnm-vendor-2018, or email
vendor@queensnightmarket.com.
-Interested performers may apply by
writing to performer@queensnightmarket.com.
-Small business seminars, visit online
for more info:
Session I - Feb 13, 6-8:30 pm - First
Steps to Formalize Your Business
Session II - Feb 20, 6-8:30 pm - Serving
& Developing Your Customer Base
Session III - Feb 26, 6-8:30 pm - Tips
for Running a Successful Business &
Access to Capital
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Hours are 8:30 am to 2:50 pm, including breakfast and lunch.
-Pre-K for All Registration opens on
Feb 5 at schools.nyc.gov/applyonline.
Enter code 30QBGOFDPK to register
for Sunnyside UP as your first choice.
-Open House. To RSVP, call
718.784.6173 ext. 410 or email
LYagual@scsny.org. 43-31 39 St,
Sunnyside, Feb 8, 9 am.
Valentines for Vets sponsored by AM
Braunstein and the Law Offfices of
Ann-Margaret Carrozza Donate
cards, candy (sugar-free a plus!), playing cards, puzzles, shaving cream,
toothbrushes, toothpaste, new clothing
items for hospitalized and disabled veterans. Drop off at Braunstain’s office,
213-33 39 Ave, Suite 238; Law Offices
of Ann-Margaret Carrozza, 213-38 40
Ave; Community Board 11, 46-21 Little
Neck Pkwy. Deadline is Feb 12.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the
United States John V. Daniels, Jr.
Post No. 2813 Meeting 47-53 43 St,
Sunnyside, Feb 10, 2 pm.

DINE, DANCE, FUNDRAISERS:

The Chian Federation’s Homeric
Award Honoring Ms. Helen Chiotes.
Hellenic American Cultural Center,
Astoria, Feb 9.

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).
-Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center,
6200 Beach Channel Dr, Arverne. Feb
8.
-Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center,
114-39 Sutphin Blvd, Jamica. Feb 9, 9
am-12 pm.
-Joseph Addabbo Family Health Center,
12-88 Central Ave, Far Rockaway. Feb
9, 2-4:30 pm.
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Sen
Addabbo & Integrated Medical
Foundation for men over age 40 NOT
previously diagnosed w/ prostate cancer, w/ or w/o insurance. Bring self-addressed envelope & photo ID.
Screenings incl. PSA blood test. Space
is ltd., schedule an apt at 718.4971630
or 66-85 73 Pl.
ProHealth Dental LIC Family Fun
Day Meet ProHealth dental dentists and
Mount Sinai Pediatricians. Featuring
Nick the Balloonatic, kid-friendly office
tours, themed crafts and games, story
time with Al E. Gator, giveaways and
raffles. Visit www.prohealthcaredental.com for more info and to register to
win raffle prize. 50-11 Vernon Blvd,
LIC, Feb 11, 10 am-2 pm.
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:

Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew
Gardens. Free parking available. Call
347.878.6614 for more info.
-Winter Waltz (free with RSVP/$5 for
walk-in attendees). RSVP to
info@friendsofmaplegrove.org. Formal
dress encourages. Feb 10, 6-7:30 pm.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily
visit www.queenslibrary.org, click on
programs; call Central Library
718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Enjoy Peter Rabit at the Library
Before the Big Screen
-Activities and Stories. South Ozone
Park Library, Feb 7, 3 pm.
-Peter Rabbit Celebration. Kew
Gardens Hills Library, Feb 9, 11:30 am.

-Peter Rabbit Activities & Storytime.
Peninsula Library, Feb 9, 4 pm.
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.
Young Adult Literacy Program (open
to students 16-24, pre-register online)
Prepare to take Test of Adult Basic
Education to determine eligibility for
High School Equivalency with four day
classes per week.

ONGOING, NEWLY ADDED:

Catholic Migration Services Free
legal advice offered at the end of their
Queens tenants monthly meeting. St.
Sebastion Parish Center, 39-60 57 St,
Woodside. Next meeting is Feb 28, 7
pm.

PARKS & RECREATION:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
(APEC) Pre-register for ALL events.
Visit www.alleypond.com to register.
228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston.
This week: Sweet Treats for Animals,
Vet Tech 201, APEC Adventure Time-
Feathered Friends
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Events for more info call 718.760.6565
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot,
near 55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
-Make Your Mark with Watercolor. Al
Oerter Recreation Center, near Fowler
Ave, Feb 10, 1:30-3:30 pm.
-Circle Fence by Ai Wei Wei.
Unisphere, now through Feb 11.
-Mardi Gras Senior Festival. Al Oerter
Recreation Center, near Fowler Ave,
Feb 13, 10 am-1 pm.
Jamaica Bay Events & Programs All
events at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
unless stated otherwise.
-Bird Olympics. Saturday in February,
1 pm.
-Birding by Ear I and II. Bring warm
clothes and sturdy shoes, 1.7 miles. Feb
10 and 11, 10-11:30 am.
-Experience the Winter Beach at Fort
Tilden. 2 miles. Building 1 at Fort
Tilden, Feb 11, 10 am-12 pm.
-Animal Attraction. Feb 11, 1-2 pm.
Open Run In Astoria Park Bag check
is not provided. Open to all ages, experience levels, walkers, strollers & dogs,
all welcome! Saturdays, 9 am.

SENIORS:

Met Council’s Project Metropair:
Free Home Repairs Svcs incl: bathtub
grab bars, smoke & Carmon 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
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.
Queens Interagency Council on
Aging (QICA) Monthly Meeting:
Application Help. (Free, open to the
public) Helpful services & supports to
sustain your health, safety, functionality
& independence Seating is limited, preregistration advised by calling
718.268.5954 or faxing 718.268.5952.
Breakfast served during registration.
Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-
55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, Feb 7,
9-11:30 am.
Technology Classes For Seniors
(Free) Available to all Queensbridge
residents. Mon/Wed: Beyond the Basics
(in Spanish), Computer Basics.
Tues/Fri: Beyond the Basics, Financial
Literacy, Social Networking.
Queensbridge Jacob A. Riis Senior
Center, 10-25 41 Ave, LIC.

STREET:

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

ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS

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

always appreciated):
-Animal Rescue Pet adoptions,
718.224.8629 or 631.420.0425.
-Animals Can’t Talk 718.393.7535,
animalscanttalk@aol.com
-Bobbi and the Strays Pet Rescue &
Adoption Center, Atlas Park, 80-36,
Cooper Ave., 718.326.6070, www.bobbiandthestrays.org/Adopt.aspx.
-Kitty Karetakers of Queens Astoria,
Long Island City, Sunnyside,
Woodside: 7186707221, kittykaretakers@gmail.com
-Muffin’s Pet Connection Helps find
homes for pets. 718.833.7988 or
www.muffins.org.
-www.petfinder.com For further info
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.
Breaking Ground: Homeless Get help
for yourself, family, or someone in need
on the street. Call 311 to access shelter
service or send for a mobile outreach
team. For more info visit www.breakingground.org.
Business Assistance Calendar For
business owners seeking assistance in
skills. www.queensbp.org.
Certified Home Health Aide Training
3-wk program, open house Mon &
Tues, 1st 2 wks/month. Info at
718.784.6160
Chhaya CDC 37-43 77 St, 2nd Fl.,
Jackson Hts:
-Free Citizenship Application
Assistance. Appt, info: 718.478.3848.
3rd Sundays, 2:30-6 pm
-Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc.
& Chhaya CDC, Sen. Peralta, CM
Dromm. Every 2nd Weds, 4:30-6:30
pm: By APPOINTMENT
718.478.3848
Department of City Planning Has created a short video explaining how zoning rules in the floodplain can help
reduce flood risks and support the city’s
long-term vitality. Write to resilientneighborhoos@planning.nyc.gov or
visit www.nyc.gov/floodtextupdate for
more info.
Department of Consumer Affairs:

NYC Free Tax Prep Visit
www.nyc.gov/taxprep.
Earth Day NYS DEC new user-friendly website navigation by topic: Outdoor
Recreation; Animals, Plants, Aquatic
Life; Chemical and Pollution Control;
Lands and Waters; Education; Energy;
Permits and Licenses; Public
Involvement and News; Regulations
and Enforcement; Publications, Forms,
Maps, etc. Info visit www.dec.ny.gov
Educational Opportunities The State
Education Depart. Continuing
Education Services Vocational
Rehabilitation if you have a disability,
or unemployed visit
www.acces.nysed.gov.
Free Immigration Services in Queens
Spons. by CM Dromm & New
Immigrant Community Empowerment
(NICE). Info at cuny.edu/citizenshipnow, appointments at 212.652.2071.
71-29 Roosevelt Ave, Mondays 9 am-5
pm.
Free Services: Immigration /
Naturalization, Senior Benefits,
Community Health Advocate. 93-03
Roosevelt Ave 2R, Jackson Heights;
Flushing Office 133-04 39 Ave.,
Flushing
Food Pantries (donate/ receive):
-BVM Help of Christians 70-31 48
Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848 x11
Thurs 9:30 am-noon (ID required)
-St. Raphael’s Cans and dry food only,
photo ID. Basement Rectory, 35-20
Greenpoint Ave, LIC, 718.729.8957.
Thurs 10:30 am- noon, Sat 1:30-3 pm
-St. Teresa 50-20 45 St, Woodside, info
718.784.2123 x22 • Tues, 6-7pm (Photo
ID Required)
-Community Food Pantry By Queens
Community House & Forest Hills
Interfaith Community, Food Bank for
NYC. Forest Hills Community Center,
108-25 62nd Dr. - Last Wednesday of
every month, 6-8 pm
Free Citizenship Classes Emerald Isle
Immigration Ctr, 59-26 Woodside Ave.
2nd floor, Woodside, More Info
call/text 646-545-7214 - Mon, Tues, 6 -
9 pm
Free Colonoscopy Screenings The #2
cancer killer. Age 50+, once a decade.
Info for screening American Cancer
Soc 800.227.2345.
Free Compost Containers for apartment bldgs. of at least 10 stories. 311 or
nyc.gov/organics.
Free English Classes for Adults
Queens Community House, 108-25 62
Dr., Forest Hills. Info 718-592-5757
ext. 216
Free Housing Legal Services For
Corona, Corona Heights, Elmhurst,
Lefrak City. Facing eviction, need
repairs, roommate issue, Call 718-316-

9993 AAFE Jackson Heights 93-03
Roosevelt Ave, 2R, Jackson Heights.
Free Legal Clinics by Legal Aid Soc.
& Chhaya CDC, Sponsored by Sen.
Peralta, CM Dromm. 37-43 77 St,
Jackson Hts, 2nd Floor. Every 2nd
Weds, 4:30-6:30 pm: Call for appt
718.478.3848.
Free Medicaid, SNAP Screenings 3rd
Thursdays, Cncl. Ferreras’ ofc 32-33A
Junction Blvd, E. Elmhurst,
718.651.1917.
Freeze Your Rent Seniors/ disabled in
rent-controlled/stabilized apts freeze
rent below 1/3 your income w/ SCRIE
or DRIE; gives landlord tax credit. Age
62+, on SSI, SSDI, Vets’ Disability.
Total income below $50K. Bring: proof
of income, rent, age. Astoria
Restoration Assn, 31-28 Ditmars Blvd,
hrs: M-F, 11 am-4 pm, 718.726.0034.
Gas Appliance Amnesty by Plumbing
Foundation, NYC amnesty program to
waive civil, criminal penalties for
improper gas work or appliances in
your building. Info
www.gasamnesty.nyc or call DOB customer service at 212.393.2406.
Gov Cuomo Free App for Veterans
connects veterans & family to jobs,
housing, education, more. Info
www.ny.gov/mobileapps.
Grace Institute (Free) Women transition back into the workforce. For training program and info www.graceinstitute.org/admissions@graceinstitute.org.
-Professional Program’s Evening
Health Care Sector 8 wk programs.
Info, open houses, start dates, graceinstitute.org or email admissions@graceinstitute.org
Grand Opening: Book Culture LIC
Court Square’s first bookstore, Book
Culture LIC, opened at 26-09 Jackson
Ave.
HANAC Western Queens Caregivers
Network. Weekly support group, counseling sessions, referrals. Info
718.777.6941
ICYMI: Health Department Pop-Up
on Queens Plaza North Free, in-person health insurance enrollment.
Application counselors can help you
sign up for health insurance and SNAP
(food stamp) assistance. Walk-ins welcome, interpretation services available.
25-05 Queens Plaza North near Chase
bank, open Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm.
Jackson Heights Community Chorus
Tues rehearsals. Renaissance Charter
School, 35-59 81 St, Info 917.200.5779.
Tuesday rehearsals 7:30-9:30 pm
Jobs for New Yorkers Tens of thousands of jobs on construction projects
by Gov. Cuomo. www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm.
Jobs: Queens Workforce 1 Career

Center, 168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl,
Jamaica. Info 718.557.6755, www.nycgov/workforce1
Military Mondays Veterans seeking
advice concering SSI/SSD benefits,
housing concerns, child support, etc are
invited to call live answer hotline at
917.661.4500 weekdays from 10 am-4
pm for elegibility information and to
make an appointment.
New York Irish Center, Pieta House
10-40 Jackson Ave, LIC. Free, professional, confidential, therapeutic
approach to people in crisis.
718.482.0909. Info newyorkirishcenter.org. Also:
-Senior Computer Club Sat., 11-1 pm
-Knit and Natter Club Tues. 11-1 pm
-Senior Lunch Club Weds., 1-4 pm
NYC CERT: Community Emergency
Response Team. 10-week training.
www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_involved/cert.shtml.
NYC Recovers: Work Progress
Program. Qualified service providers
needed to deliver program. Program
reimburses wages paid to hurricane-affected residents age 16+. Visit
www.nyc.gov, NYC Recovers: Work
Progress link.
NYC Department of Buildings
Homeowners and Residents Night
120-55 Queens Blvd, Tuesdays at 4 & 7
pm
NYC Department of Veterans’
Services NEW & first of its kind
Queens Satellite Office. Queens
Borough Hall, Ste 222, 120-55 Queens
Blvd. Enhanced accessibility for veterans to services. Walk-ins welcome. Info
718.286.2868.
Tues thru Thurs, 10 am- 2 pm
NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street
Action Teams. Homelessness prevention programs, transition and permanent
housing. Contact Community Board #2
718.533.8773, qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
NYC Small Business Support Center
Business courses, one-on-one help;
Easy access to the services needed to
start, operate and grow your business.
Visit www.nyc.gov/business or call
718-570-8500
NYS Comptroller’s office unclaimed
funds. Info www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf
Office Child Support Assistance
(OCSA). Can help get noncustodial parents’ child support, help locate them,
paternity, court orders, medical support,
collection & medicaid. 32-20 Northern
Blvd, 6th Fl. (Honeywell St. entrance),
718.784.6979.
Prepare Your Organization for a
Winter Storm Ensure your business is
prepared with “FEMA’s Prepare Your
Organization for a Winter Storm

Playbook.” The free PDF is available
online and provides tools and resources
with instructuins to help you prepare for
inclement weather.
Project Open House by Mayor assists individuals in their homes by removing
small architectural barriers. Visit
www.nyc.gov/html/mopd/open_house/application.shtml
QEDC (Queens Econ. Devel. Corp.)
Resources for small business owners,
entrepreneurs, General Queens events.
Info 718.263.0546, www.queensny.org/qedc/ (RSVP online
www.QueensNY.org/qedc/business/events for all unless otherwise noted):
-Made In Queens (MiQ) Pop-up
Store 27-24 Queens Plaza South, ft.
new products every month. Looking for
entrepreneurs, locally made and artisanal crafts, food products, more, to sell
there. Sign up, info www.madeinqueens.nyc/
Raccoons in NYC For info on raccoons, rabies, protect your home, pets
call 311 or nyc.gov/health/rabies
Riders Alliance Organizing mass transit riders for affordable fares, service
restoration, general improvements.
www.ridersny.org., 212-590-9427
Sen. Peralta Free Legal Counsel
Starting November, Sen. Peralta’s office
with legal professionals for the CUNY
School of Law’s Community Legal
Resource Network will offer free legal
counsel on immigration and housing.
Partnered with the Immigrant Defense
Coalition and Sen. Peralta are Asian
Americans for Equality, Cattholic
Charities of New York, Center for the
Integration and Advancement of New
Americabs, CUNY/Citizenship NOW,
Emerald Isle Immgrant Center, HER
Justice (Manhattan), New York
Immigration Coalition (Manhattan),
and Queens County District Attorney
Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Small Biz Owners: Opportunity to
Request Your No-Cost Compliance
Consultation NYC Department of
Small Business Services offers no-cost
consultations on city regulations.
Advisors will not issue violations of
fines. For more info visit nyc.gov/bizcomplianceconsult or call 311.
Sunnyside Community Svcs. (free)
-Assists in filing Food Stamps applications. 718.784.6173 x110; Free training
to be Home Health Aide, job placement.
718.784.6160 x338; Longterm care, in
home or adult day care; applying for
Medicaid & other benefits; Education
& caregiver skills; wellness activities.
English/Spanish. 43-31 39th St,
Sunnyside. Info www./scsny.org,
718.906.0660;
-Social Adult Day Program for people

living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or
physical impariments. Services include;
hot lunch, medication reminders, personal care, music and art therapy, gentle
exercise, yoga, celebrations and special
events. To schedule call Naomi at 718-
786-9273
Sunnyside Up Free Pre-Kindergarten
Students must be 4 yrs old, born in
2014. Call 718.784.6173 ext 410 or
email prek@scsny.org.
Tree Guard Program To request trees
or protect extant trees. For more info,
visit www.nycparkstreeguard.com
Vocational Rehabilitation For the disabled & unemployed. Info at
347.510.3100, or acces.nysed.gov
Volunteer Opportunities:
-American Cancer Soc. Queens Ofc.
Info 718.2611092 x5523.
-Helping Hands for the Disabled: Be
a Friend Day Pair up for 3 hours w/ a
disabled person. 718.606.9712
(Every 3rd Sat)
-Public Benefit Counselor Volunteers
age 55+, 212.614.5412, www.cssny.org
Thursday Workshop for Latinas In
Spanish; Info on health & safety issues
for immigrant Latinas: HIV/AIDS,
Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse,
Sexuality, Depression, Self Esteem.
Voces Latinas office, 37-63 83 St., Suite
1B, Jackson Hts - Thurs, noon - 2 pm
Vocational Rehabilitation State
Education Department Office of Adult
Career and Continuing Education
Services Queens District Office, 11-15
47th Ave, LIC. For persons w/ disability & unemployed Info 347.510.3100,
www.acces.nysed.gov
Whitepoint Cheer Squad Spring and
Fall Cheer Program For details & registration visit
whitepointyouthfootball.com.
Whitestone Fall In-House Football
League ($250) For info and to register
contact
whitepointyouthfootball@aol.com or
John McArdle at 347.322.0374.
Woodside On The Move Adult
Computer Classes Basic computer
skills. Reg at 718.476.8449 ext 16.
Mondays for 12 wks, 5:30-7:30 pm &
Wednesdays 3-5 pm
Workforce 1 Career Center, Queens
168-25 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl., Jamaica,
718.557.6755, www.nyc.gov/workforce1. World Ice Arena FMCP Aquatics
Center/Ice Rink, near Avery Ave and
131 St in Flushing Meadows Corona
Park. One of the best indoor ice rinks in
the city, bring your own skates or rent a
pair. Skating lessons available, as well
as games of ice hockey or sled hockey.
Fees apply. Open Monday to Sunday,
times vary.

LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY
COLL.
31-10 Thomson Ave, LIC,
718.482.7200,
www.laguardia.edu/acereg.
-CUNY Fatherhood Academy 4-
month, 3 day a week program
Recruiting Now (free; ages 18-24;
unemployed/underemployed) LAGCC,
Rm C225, 29-10 Thomson Avenue,
LIC. Learn rights and responsibilities as
a father, explore careers, get work experience, learn about parenting, earn High
school Equivalency Diploma, and prepare for college. Info 718.730.7336,
dspeal@lagcc.cuny.edu
-Free GED Program at Adult Learning
Center, 718.482.5385
-Green Jobs Training Program Apply
www.greenworkforcenyc.org,
718.663.8407
-Home to Work Ctr. For displaced
homemakers. Assessment, counseling,
referrals, workshops, computer & vocational training, job search assistance.
718.482.5166.
-NYC Home-STAT the Homeless
Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street
Action Teams - Homelessness prevention programs, transition and permanent
housing. Contact Community Board #2
718.533.8773, qno2@cb.nyc.gov.
-Practical Nurse Program funding
available. 718.609.2130
-NYC Resident Veterans 60 or older
may attend college for a small fee. For
more info 718-482-5386
-Veterans Only: Evening College
Prep and GED Classes (free) Info
Elizabeth Allen at 718.482.5386 / 5231,
www.lagcc.cuny.edu/veterans.

SAMUEL FIELD Field YM &
YWHA 58-20 Little Neck Pkwy, Little
Neck, 718.225.6750.
Ongoing registration. RSVP, info
718.423.6111 ext 242; email
ASmith@sfy.org. Progs $5 per family:
-Indoor Playground ($7 for one adult,
one child; $2 for each add’l) for age 5
and under, must be w/ adult. climbers,
bridges, balance beam, activities;
sneakers required; No registration.
Weds 10:45-11:45 am, 718.225.6750
ext 229, Email CGiancola@sfy.org
-Gym and Creative Exploration ($5
per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) Little
Neck - Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm
-Monday Magic: Learn & Play ($5
per family; ages 3-5 with developmental disabilities & their families) At Bay
Terrace Ctr, 212-00 23 Ave, Bayside.
Mondays 3-4:30 pm

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