Southeast, West Queens Community Calendar

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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 5 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.


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.

Painting and Clay

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


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

Computer class

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

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. Mornings and evenings available. Call 718-793-0672.

English for the Foreign Born

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

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.

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.


Bowl For Piece

Presented by the Cross Island YMCA. At Bellerose Lanes, 251-21 Jamaica Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 1-3 pm. Donations need to be satisfied prior to the event. Enjoy the food, drinks and camaraderie! For more information contact Michele Wright at 718-479-0505 x 119.

Dr. Luther King Jr.’s Day Celebration

On Monday, Jan. 19 from 11 am - 4 pm at the Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 143-22 109th Ave. With music, drama, poetry, prose, liturgical dance and much more. call 516-285-6003 for further information.


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.

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.

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.

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; Fridays 3:30 -4:45 p.m. Call 718-544-5997 to register or for a full class schedule.


Ethical Lecture Series

The Society for Ethical Culture resents a lecture series on ethics held at the Garden School, 33-16 79th St.

Sunday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m.: David Reis, Ethical Culture Leader, “Cultivating Your Charitable Inclination: Toward Eliciting the Best”.

Sunday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.: Frances Brown, Educator, “The Patients’ Bill of Rights”

For more information call 718-445-8515.


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.

Queens Gays and Lesbians United

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

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Alumni and Teachers

For the Grover Cleveland High School Class of 1984 Reunion tentatively set for Saturday, July 24, 2004. Contact 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.

Meet & Greet

Elderplan hosts “Meet & Greet” Medicare informational meetings weekly at the following times and locations: Waterview Diner, 163-30 Crossbay Blvd., Mon., 9 a.m.; Palace Diner, 60-15 Main St., Tues., 9 a.m.; Glendale Diner, 71-08 Myrtle Ave., Wed. 9 a.m.; Mark Twain Diner, 72-12 Northern Blvd., Thurs., 9 a.m.; Bayside Diner, 207-70 Northern Blvd., Fri. 9 a.m.; Shalimar Diner, 63-68 Austin St., Thurs., 3 p.m.; Caridad Restaurant, 100-02 Northern Blvd., Wed., 3 p.m.; G&P Diner, 118-03 Liberty Ave., Wed., 9 a.m.; Rockaway Sunset Diner, 116-11 Beach Channel Dr., Mon., 9:30 a.m.; and Three Star Diner, 235-20 Hillside Ave., Tues., 9 a.m. Call 718-921-7898.

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. 718-728-8427.

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, dealing with Sept. 11. Thursdays at 5:30 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


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.

Updated 10:25 am, October 12, 2011
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