Southeast, West Queens Community Calendar Listings


Housing work group

Helps those with disabilities apply for New York City Housing Authority. First Wed. of month, 11 a.m. Queens Independent Living Center, 140-40 Queens Blvd., Jamaica. 718-658-2524.

Legal Clinic

Free advice on basic legal issues 7 p.m. Mon. at the Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Money Management

Clinic with a trained financial advisor. Free, but appointment needed. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. 718-793-0672.

Notary Public

Available at the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. on Mon. and Fri. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call 718-738-8100.

Tax Preparation

Help for low income taxpayers age 60+ and unemployed or disabled. To learn more about the program or for sites near you, please call 212-614-5533.


For Beginners

Basic instructions on bidding, contract bridge, practice sessions and notes provided. Call SNAP Senior Center at 718-454-2100.

Children’s Activities

After-School Program

Offers homework/tutor assistance, sports, workshops, service learning-community outreach projects. Weekdays, 3-6 p.m. FEGS Beacon 231, 145-00 Springfield Blvd. 718-528-1743.

Architecture for Children

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre presents a workshop for ages 8-15 on Saturdays. Call 917-541-5199 or send an e-mail to archforkids@yahoo.com.

Painting and Clay

Workshops for ages 5 and up. Mon. & Tues. Alliance of Queens Artists, 99-10 Metropolitan Ave. 718-520-9842.



The New York Education Department’s Queens Adult Learning Center, 42-35 Crescent St. is providing adult classes in a variety of courses such as GED, computer, ESL and basic education on days and evenings. Call 718-361-9480 to register. All classes are free.

Beginner woodcarving

Forest Hills classes include instruction in relief and three-dimensional carving. Free membership to the Queens Woodcarvers Club is also available. Call 718-544-0265 or visit woodcarving.web.com.

Computer class

With a professional teacher. Self-help Maspeth Senior Center, 66-35 58th Ave., Maspeth. 718-429-3636.

Beginner Computer Instruction

The Center for the Women of New York will hold a computer instruction class at their computer lab in Kew Gardens, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 325. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 718-793-0672.

Defensive Driving

Martin Luther High School, 60-02 Maspeth Ave., will host a six-hour defensive driving class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Call 718-894-4000.

Defensive Driving

March 30 & April 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at John Adams High School, 101-01 Rockaway Blvd. Call 718-323-5454.

English for the Foreign Born

At the Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th St. Call 718-738-8100.

Family Day Care

The Center for the Women of New York is organizing a new class for those interested in providing day care in their homes. Call 718-793-0672.

French Conversation

With Marguerita Ohrenstein. Fri., 1-2:30 p.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

Guitar Class

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre will host guitar classes with instructor Guy Daniels. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Intermediate Spanish

With Tony Oliviero. Wed., 10 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5360.

Jewish Piety

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills will discuss piety throughout Jewish history March 10, 17 & 24 at 71-11 112th St. with Dr. Burton Schall. Call 718-261-2900.

Stress Management Course

At the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112 St, on Wed. evenings at 8 pm. Call to register at 718-261-2900.

Media Art

Helen Magrisso teaches Mon. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. 718-268-5960.

Topics in Judaism

With Rabbi Joshua Karlip on Mon. at 10 am and Wed. at 8 pm. At the Sisterhood of the Jewish Center of Kew Garden Hills, 71-25 Main St. Call 718-263-6500.


1:30 p.m., first Sun. of the month at Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-631-2115.


Friendship Club

Meets first, third Mon. of month, 7 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

Multicultural Conversation Club

Organized by Humanist Center of Cultures of Jackson Heights. Sun., 3-5 p.m. Queens Borough Public Library, 35-51 81st St. 718-937-8185.

Photography Group

Meets at the Forest Hills Community House Beacon Program, JHS 190, 68-17 Austin St. 718-268-5960.


Art Auction

Proceeds to benefit Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce at the Long Island City YMCA, 32-23 Queens Blvd., on Thurs., March 25 with preview at 7 pm and auction at 8 pm. Tickets and information call: 718-482-6053.

Children’s Purim Carnival

On Sun., Feb. 29 from 11 am- 1 pm at the Briarwood Jewish Center, 139-06 86th Ave. Call 718-57-5151 for further information.

Indoor Flea Market

On Sunday, March 7 from 9 am – 4 pm in the Tolentine Hall of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, 160-75 Goethals Ave. 718-969-3225

Masks of Venice

Bella Italia Mia presents Emelise Aleandri with “The Masks of Venice” from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Rummage Sale

At the Hollis UU Congregation, 195-39 Hillside Ave. on Sat., Feb. 28 at 12 noon.

Shabbat Across America

The Rego Park Jewish Center will host Shabbat Across America Friday, March 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. Register by March 10. The center is located at 97-30 Queens Blvd. Call 718-459-1000.

Simcha Party for Seniors

At the YM&YWHA in Forest Hills, 67-06 108th St., on Feb. 26 at 1:30 pm. For further information, call 718-268-5011.

Spring Sale

At Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 92-80 220th St., on March 28 from 9 am- 3 pm. 718-740-4090.

St. Patrick’s Dance

St. Raphael’s in Long Island City will hold its annual St. Patrick’s dance March 20 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the school auditorium, 48-25 37th St. Call 718-729-8957.

Thrift Shop

At the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, 71-25 main St., on Tues., March 2 from 9 am – 2 pm. With clothes, household items, books and more.


Athletic Activities for Teens

Including swimming, racquetball, strength training, basketball. Sat., 7-10 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-479-0505.

Beginner’s Yoga

Free Hatha Yoga classes are being offered at the Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness Center; 102-19 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. Free beginner’s class; Thursday 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 and 4:45 to 6 p.m. Call 718-544-5997 to register or for a full class schedule.

Global Dance

Classes will be held at 7 p.m. Thurs. at the Hollis Unitarian Church, 195-39 Hillside Ave. Global Dance is for non-dancers, lovers of yoga and everyone else. All ages, shapes & sizes. Call 718-217-0172.


The Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., will host karate classes for men, women and children ages 5 and up from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wed. Call 718-529-7857 to register.

Martial arts

Kick boxing, tai chi, self-defense for adults and teens. Sat., 2:30-3:30 p.m. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 718-479-0505.

Men’s Club Volleyball

At the Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd., on Wed., Feb. 4 at 8 pm. Call 718-263-7000 for further information .

Stay-Well Exercise

Tues. & Thurs., 10-11 a.m. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd. 718-268-5960.


Instructional and recreational swimming for adults with disabilities features exercise and swimming skills individualized for personal needs. Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave. 516-354-0098.

Tai Chi Qi Gong

Led by Kristine Metchikian every Wed. from 11 am – 12:30 pm. Conducted at 80-02 Queens Blvd. Suite 202. 718-268-5960.

Tai Chi Chuan

Learn tai chi and other movement exercises from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues. at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave. Call 718-523-3312 to register.

Tai Chi Chuan

On Tues. from 11 am – noon with instructor Ann Harvey at the Central Queens YM-YWHA, 67-09 108th St. Call 718-268-5011, Ext. 500 for more information.

Wellness Program

Join the wellness program at Self-Help, 69-61 Grand Ave., Maspeth, to study yoga, nutrition and body transformation. Classes begin at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Massage available by appointment. Call 718-429-3636.


The Center for the Women of New York holds a yoga class Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Call 718-793-0672 for details.


Do Post-9/11 Measures Threaten Freedom?

A panel at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St., on Sat., Feb. 28 at 4 pm. For further information, call the Temple at 718-261-2900.


AARP Richmond Hill Chapter 1762

Second Thurs. of the month, 1 p.m. New members welcome. Church of the Resurrection, 85-09 118th St. 718-969-8813.

Barbershop Harmony Society

The Jamaica Chapter meets every Wed. at 8 p.m. at the school hall located at 74-15-175th St. in Flushing. Call 718-468-8416.

Catholic War Veterans

St. Margaret’s Post No. 1172 of the CWV meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thurs. at the post, 72-53 Metropolitan Ave. 718-894-1133.

Ladies Auxiliary

Meets every 4th Saturday of the month. Call 718-525-7655 for further information.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

Monthly meetings at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave. 718-205-6605.

VFW Post 5298

Meets every 4th Saturday of the month. Call 718-525-7655 for further information.

Register Now

Alumni and Teachers

For the Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1984 Reunion tentatively set for Saturday, July 24. Call 201-352-4031.


Venture Crew 815 of Hollis Hills

Meets first and third Fri. at 9:15 p.m. at Chapel of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220-16 Union Tpke. Co-ed for ages 14-21. Call 718-464-3464 or 631-738-1903.


Quit Smoking

Queens Hospital Center is now offering a free smoking cessation program. The program consists of a series of groups that meet for one hour weekly for eight weeks. The groups provide education, strategies and supportive counseling to assist people in quitting smoking permanently. Queens Hospital Center is located at 82-68 164 St., Jamaica. For further information and to register call 718-883-4208.

Self Management and Recovery Training

Sun. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 54 Rd. 212-929-6107.

True Potential

A communication and leadership skills club invites the public to its meetings, first and third Mon. at Borough Hall from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 212-807-2827.



Yoga, tai chi, line dancing, bridge etc. at Selfhelp Big Six, 60-10 Queens Blvd., 1st Flr., Woodside. Call 718-458-8579.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Peter J. Dellamonica Center for Seniors, 23-56 Broadway. 718-626-1500.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Group meets Saturdays noon-1:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St. Call 718-784-6173, Ext. 137.

Autism support

For parents and family members of people with autism. Spanish-speaking groups also offered. Third Thurs. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Quality Services for the Autism Community, 30-10 38th St. 718-728-8476.

Bereaved siblings and children

Helps kids in grades 1-8 who have lost a loved one. First Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower church, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.

Bereavement group

For seniors who have lost a spouse or child. Wed. & Fri., 1 p.m. SNAP of Eastern Queens, 80-45 Winchester Blvd. 718-454-2100.

Bereavement group

Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.

Connections for seniors

Tues., 2:30 p.m. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM & YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

COPD Group

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease group. Third Wed. of the month at noon-2 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, sixth floor auditorium. 718-206-8410.

Diabetes support group

First Thurs. of the month at 6:30-8 p.m. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center private dining area. 718-206-8410.

Employment preparation

Women’s Network, 161-10 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica. 718-657-6200.

Geriatric psychiatry

First, third Wed. of the month, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks. 718-470-8097.

Grandparents raising grandchildren

First Mon. of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church, 311-10 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 718-297-2301.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Third Sun. of the month. Reform Temple of Forest Hills, 71-11 112th St. 718-271-6663.

Life Issues

Strategies for reducing stress. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 718-793-0672.

Lost Miracles

Bereavement group for those suffering the loss of a newborn or miscarriage. Third Mon. of the month, 7:30 p.m. St. Adalbert’s Parish Center, lower cafeteria, 52-40 84th St. 718-429-2005.

Medical Assistance

Arthritis, hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement patient support group monthly free seminar. For information call Mildred or Annette at 718-661-3737 or Susan at 718-286-3810.

Millennium Mom Club

Mommy and baby social hour. Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 9:30 a.m. Starbucks Coffee House, 157-41 Cross Bay Blvd. 718-641-5718.

Overeaters anonymous

Meeting every Wed. from 1:30-3 pm located at 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

Recent Active Retirees

Help cope with changes and challenges brought on by retirement. Senior Adult Department, Central Queens YM/YWHA, 67-09 108th St. 718-268-5011.

Renaissance Group

Nonsectarian men and women who lost a loved one. Bellerose Jewish Center. 718-343-9001.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

Meets Sun. 10 a.m. at Long Island Consultation Center, 97-29 64th Rd. Call 718-896-3400.

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing

Last Mon. of the month, 6 p.m., Lexington School for the Deaf, Jackson Heights. 718-264-3017.

Separation and divorce

Call for appointment. Center for the Women of New York, 120-55 Queens Blvd. 718-793-0672.

September 11 Support

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills, in partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, will offer support an counseling every Wed. from 1-5 p.m. at the temple, 71-11 112 St. Call 718-261-2900

Sexual abuse/domestic violence victims

Mondays, 5:20-7 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.

Sexual abuse victims

Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Queens Rape Counseling Center, 71-49 Loubet St., Forest Hills. 718-263-2013.


Jamaica’s roots

Walking tour of Jamaica highlights Jamaica’s agricultural roots and transformation into a modern city. Landmark buildings and sites within walking distance of King Manor Museum, 90-04 161st St. 718-206-0545.

King Manor

Tours of King Manor are given noon-2 p.m. Thurs. & Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Groups of 10 or more must call ahead. Rufus King Park, 150-153rd Streets, Jamaica Avenue. Call 718-206-0545.


Volunteer at Lighthouse International

Give the gift that lasts throughout the year by becoming a volunteer at Lighthouse International and help people with vision impairment to live independent, full lives. The Lighthouse is looking for volunteers, age 16 and over, throughout New York City with skills and interests in a wide range of areas, from reading services to special events to computer training, to name just a few. Contact the Lighthouse about volunteer opportunities that are currently available through our regional offices in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. You will receive training and support from Lighthouse staff members and the gratification of knowing that you are reaching out to people in your own community. To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, call Volunteer Programs at 212-821-9405/9406 or visit www.lighthouse.org


Caregiver Burnout

The First Presbyterian Church, 164th St. between 89th Ave. & Jamaica Ave., will hold a workshop on caregiver burnout March 10. For more information call 718-526-4775.

College Fair

The Enriching our Elders ministry of St. Albans Congregational Church UCC, 172-17 Linden Blvd., will hold a college fair Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring York College President Robert Hampton. Call 718-454-5753.

Grant Writing

School Board 29 will host an evening of grant writing instruction Wednesday, March 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at PS 270, 233-15 Merrick Blvd. Call 718-341.8280, Ext. 1200.

Job Readiness

The Center for the Women of New York teaches women how to make, update and improve their resumes, as well as interview skills and job-search techniques. Thursdays, 6-30 to 7:30 p.m., 120-55 Queens Blvd. No. 325. Call 718-793-0672.

Legal Clinic

The Center for the Women of New York provides a free legal clinic Mondays at 7 p.m., 120-55 Queens Blvd. Room 325. Call 718-793-0672.

Nutrition Workshop

Take Charge of Your Health with Nutrition, a free community lecture with noted nutritionist Dr. Rene David Alkalay, is held the first Sunday of every month at 102-19 Metropolitan Ave. Call 718-544-5997 to register.

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