2018-02-14 / 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.
-The Costume Art of Imperial Peking Opera
Exhibition Opening Reception ($5 suggested
donation/free for members, students). Feb
17, 2 pm.
-The Gruffalo Live by Tall Stories, U.K. Feb
17 and 18, Family Performance at 2 pm
($14/$10 members/$8 children/$6 member
children); Interactive Arts Workshop at 3:45
pm ($8/$5 children/free for members with
tickets to earlier show).
MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC
-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
-Hands-On: Shaping Stone ($20/$10 for
members). Ages 18 and older. Registration is
required at education.noguchi.org/hands-on.
Feb 18, 1-5 pm.
Queens College Kupferberg Center for the
Arts 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing. Call
718.793.8080 for more info or box office.
-Catalyst Quartet (free). LeFrak Concert
Hall, Feb 16.
-Queens College Orchestra Leonard
Bernstein Festival (suggested $20). LeFrak
Concert Hall, Feb 21 at 12:15 pm, Feb 23 at
7:30 pm.
-Black History Month Celebration ($0-$10).
Louis Armstrong House Museum, through
Feb 28.
-El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico ($39-$89,
students get 10% discount with CUNY ID).
Pre-show 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.
Honorees will be inaugural Cultural Equity
Champion Award winner CM van Bramer,
and others. Live entertainment will be present, including steel drum players, limbo
dancers, and sketch artists. 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)
-Opening Reception of Community
Partnership Exhibition: “Real People. Real
Lives. Women Immigrants of New York.”
Feb 17, 1-4 pm.
-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.
-Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-
2017. On view through Mar 4.
-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.
-New Shanghai Circus ($32-$45). Feb 23, 8
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:

ENVISION Art Show presented by
Independent Arts Organization RAW
Featuring local Queens artists of all kinds,
with fashion designers, visual artists, musicians, jewelry makers, dancers, etc. Tickets
available at rawartists.org/ajtheawful.
Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33 St, Astoria, Feb
21, 7 pm.
QED 27-16 23 Ave, Astoria
This week: Myp Kaplan & Friends, Here’s
the Thing, My First Time- A Stand Up &
Storytelling Show
TAHPROOTS Art Workshop “Hands On
Art” (free) Open to all ages and geners, art
supplies provided.Roy Wilkins Park
Recreation Center, 177-01 Baisley Blvd,
Jamaica, Feb 17, 12:30-2 pm.
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.
-“GYPSY” ($18 adv/$20 door). Call box
office or visit website to order tickets. Feb
15-Mar 3.
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.

COMMUNITY MTGS, EVENTS:

104th Precinct Community Council
Meeting Martin Luther High School, 60-02
Maspeth Ave, Maspeth, Feb 20, 7:30 pm.
Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business
Civic Association Meeting with Sen
Peralta St. Francis of Assisi Academy
Gymnasium, Monsignor Maresca Center, 21-
17 45 St, Astoria, Feb 21, 7:30 pm.
BP Katz All events at Queens Borough Hall
(120-55 Queens Blvd) unless otherwise listed, for more info call 718.286.3000.
-Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment Event
Hosted by BP Katz and NYC Department of
Finance. RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp.
Feb 20, 10-1 pm.
Community Board 1 Meeting The Astoria
World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd, Feb 20,
6:30 pm.
Community Board 3 Meeting I.S. 227 The
Louis Armstrong School, 32-02 Junction
Blvd, East Elmhurst, Feb 15, 7:45 pm.
Community Board 6 Meeting Kew
Gardens Community Center, Suite 202, 80-
02 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens, Feb 14,
7:45 pm.
Hermes Expo Exclusive networking opportunities in NY and PA. Location TBD, March
26.
Homeowners & Tenants Enrollment
Event Lower your property tax bill, apply for
SCRIE or DRIE. To RSVP, call
718.286.2661 or visit
www.queensbp.org/rsvp. Queens Borough
President’s Office, 120-55 Queens Blvd,
Kew Gardens, Feb 20, 10 am-1 pm.
Hurricane Relief with Trinity Lutheran
Church Lenten Denial Funds to go to Foor
for the Poor: provides emergency care in
Caribbean, S. America; currently helping
Puerto Rico hurricane victims. Contribute
online or via pew envelope; coin envelopes
at back of church. Info at foodforthepoor.org.
Identity Theft Safety from NYPD
Community Affairs After a data breach of
Equifax, a major credit reporting agency,
website has been set up to help determine if
your information has been compromised:
www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Visit
www.nypdcommunityaffairs.org for up-to-date info from the NYPD.
Italian Charities of America 83-20 Queens
Blvd, Elmhurst. For more info call
718.478.3100.
-Flea Market. Call for more info or if you’re
interested in buying a table to sell your items.
Feb 17, 9 am-4 pm.
-Saturday Night Dances ($12 entrance

fee/$10 members). Live DJ, food, and dancing. Wine and beer not included but available
for purchase. Feb 24, 8 pm-12 am.
-Italian/Sicilian Language Courses. $120 for
12 lessons. Call for more info or to register.
Begins Feb 24.
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 Breakfast on
New Federal Tax Law ($25/free for LICP
members) Long Island City Conference
Center, Conference Room D, 27-01 Queens
Plaza North, Feb 15, 8:30-10 am.
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.
Lunar New Year Parade For more info call
718.353.2320. Parade route through
Flushing, Feb 17, 11 am.
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.
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: 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 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.
United Forties Civic Association, Inc
Meeting St. Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44
St, Woodside, Feb 15, 7 pm.

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).
-Queens Health Center, 97-04 Sutphin Blvd,
Jamaica. Feb 14.
-Ecuadorian Consulate, 24-15 Queens Plaza
North, LIC. Feb 17.
-All Saints Episcopal Church, 43-12 46 St,
Sunnyside. Feb 18.
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.
National Alliance for Mental Illness
Presentation “Improving Relationships
and Behavior Through Motivational
Communication” (free) For more info visit
www.namiqn.org or call 516.326.0797. The
Zucker Hillside Hospital Sloman
Auditorium, 266 St and 76 Ave, Glen Oaks.
Feb 21, 7 pm, sharing and support group at 5
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.

LIBRARY SYSTEM:

Queens Library: 100s of events daily visit
www.queenslibrary.org, click on programs;
call Central Library 718.990.0700 or individual branches.
Black History Celebration Central Library,
89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, Feb 15, 3:30
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.
Share Your Love for Queens Library
Photo Contest Post photo on instagram or
upload to website in February. Submit for a
chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy
Tablet. More info online.
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: Toddler Tales- Guess How Much
I Love You?, Young Chefs “Amazing
Appetizers,” Animal Care and Science
Practicum, Novel Nights, APEC Animals
Around the World
-Queens County Bird Club presents
“Jaguars, Jabirus and Pao de Queijo: The
Wonders of Brazil” (free). Light refreshments served. For more info, visit
www.qcbirdclub.org. Feb 21, 8 pm.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Events
for more info call 718.760.6565
-Broadway Valentine ($20-$30). Queens
Theatre, Feb 17 at 8 pm, Feb 18 at 3 pm.
-Weekly Open Run. 111 St Parking Lot, near
55 Ave, Thursdays, 7-8 pm.
Jamaica Bay Events & Programs All
events at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge,
Broad Channel unless stated otherwise.
-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.
-History Series: The Island Communities of
Jamaica Bay Past and Present. Feb 15, 7-8:30
pm.
-Book Club: Life List. Feb 18, 2-3 pm.
-Calling All Volunteers. Informational session about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Feb 21, 2-3 pm.
-Evening Owl Prowl. Cocoa and hot cider
will be provided. Dress for weather and bring
sturdy shoes. Feb 21, 4:30-6 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.
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/eventsfor 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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