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Jamaica311 Events for the Two Week Period Beginning Friday, March 14th

Greetings from the folks at Jamaica311!

Below, is a list of special opportunities and events taking place in Jamaica for the two week period beginning Friday, 3/14/2014.

Upcoming Deadlines:

 

New York City Council Member Discretionary Expense Funding

February 14 – March 21

The application for New York City Council Member Discretionary Funding for Fiscal Year 2015 is now available. Council Member discretionary funding is available to help community-based organizations and non-profits with the work they do. Expense funds support an organization’s operating…

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New York City Council Member Discretionary Capital Funding

February 14 – April 9

The application for New York City Council Member Discretionary Funding for Fiscal Year 2015 is now available. Council Member discretionary funding is available to help community-based organizations and non-profits with the work they do. Non-city capital funds support the purchase…

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QCNAN’s Women’s Committee Scholarship

February 28 – April 30

The Women’s Committee of the Queens Chapter of the National Action Network is pleased to present a scholarship opportunity for Queens based high school students graduating in June of 2014. Three $500 scholarships will be presented. For additional information, contact…

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Empire State Fellows Program

February 28 – April 4

Applications for the third class of Empire State Fellows program will be accepted through April 4, 2014. The two-year program is a full-time leadership training program that prepares a new generation of leaders for policy-making roles in New York State…

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Summer Youth Employment Program Application – April 25th Deadline

March 6 – April 25

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August.  Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs.  SYEP…

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SQPA’s 12th Annual Art Exhibition

March 7 – 16 – Free

Roy Wilkins Park Family Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard+ Google Map

SQPA will host its 12th Annual Art Exhibition from Friday, March 7th, through Sunday, March 16th, 2014. Celebrating over a decade of cultivating support for local artists and art appreciation in Southern Queens, SPQA’s annual event will include over 200…

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Play Streets Application – April 1st Deadline

March 7 – April 1

The 2014 Play Street application due date is April 1st. The extreme winter weather has pushed back the progress of several organizers in completing applications. Please do not hesitate to let us know the status of your application and if…

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Director of Middle School Programs for DYCD – March 21st Deadline

March 14 – 21

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) support youth and community services through contracts with community-based organizations throughout New York City.  Out of School Time (OST) seeks to support community-based organizations high quality after school services…

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Work Out Asthma Zumba Style

March 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Free

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center, 206-20 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, + Google Map

This is a dance fitness class that’s lively and fun. It uses the Zumba formula, with modified moves and pacing for active older people and those with well-managed asthma.

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Fun Friday

March 14 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Children ages 6-12 can drop in to play board games or cards, do puzzles or a craft, or enjoy another fun activity.

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JobMap Orientation

March 14 @ 5:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Are you trying to find your way to a new job? Join us for JobMap registration and learn how you can receive customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, register for job search workshops and computer training classes,…

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“I Let A Song Go Out of My Heart” – A Benefit Concert for the Kenneth G. Adams Memorial Scholarship

March 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Donations Accepted

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

Please join the folks at York College for a very special benefit concert for the Kenneth G. Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund helps to support talented and deserving students who are pursuing an education with an emphasis on music…

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Les Delices

March 14 @ 6:00 pm – $30 ($25 In Advance)

King Manor Museum, Rufus King Park (153 Street at Jamaica Avenue)+ Google Map

King Manor Museum partners with Five Boroughs Music Festival to present Les Delices, a Cleveland-based, critically-acclaimed ensemble performing French Baroque music on period instruments. The program will feature works by Philidor, Guillemain, Leclair and Rameau. Click here for a flyer.

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Blaze Craze/Open Mic Series

March 14 @ 7:30 pm – Free

Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

The Information Brokers Network is pleased to present another show in the “Blaze Craze/Open Mic Series” — this time a tribute to the elders. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call J. Bayete at 347-476-8812.

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Bollywood Live w/ The Stars

March 14 @ 8:00 pm – $25 to $200

Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, 11420+ Google Map

The stars of Bollywood will be out in full force at the Resorts World Casino New York City’s “Bollywood Live w/ The Stars”. Come on out! Ticket prices currently available include the following: Individual: $100.00 / $40.00 / $25.00 VIP:…

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Coed, Adult, Mixed Level Line Dance

March 15 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am – $10

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Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220th Street+ Google Map

Interested in a different kind of exercise, then think about joining Barbara Fraser for her coed, adult, mixed level line dancing. Loose fitting clothing, water and supportive shoes are highly suggested. No high heels or sandals. Medical clearance is advised. No…

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Beginners Word

March 15 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word.…

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Coed, Adult, Mixed Level Line Dance

March 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am – $10

Cambria Heights Community Church, 116-02 220th Street+ Google Map

Loose fitting clothing, water, and supportive shoes are the order of the day to participate in coed, adult, mixed level, line dancing. No dancing in high heels or sandals. Medical clearance is advised. For additional information, contact Barbara at [email protected]

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Forestdale STYA Youth Mentor

March 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, Inc. — an organization  with a great history of supporting families in need and committed to empowering children in foster care and in the local community — is launching a new mentoring program in January 2014. This new program, called…

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LP Fam’s Youth Basketball Program Registration – Session 1

March 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Free

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Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Boulevard, South Ozone Park, 11435+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 basketball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $40 and includes insurance, weekly training sessions, and a t-shirt. Boys and…

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LP Fam’s Youth Basketball Program Registration – Session 2

March 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Free

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Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Boulevard, South Ozone Park, 11435+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 basketball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $40 and includes insurance, weekly training sessions, and a t-shirt. Boys and…

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Free Tax Preparation Day

March 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Free

SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), 158-29 Archer Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, the Food Bank for New York City, and the SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center are pleased to present a Free Tax Preparation Day. Federal & NY State Tax Returns will be prepared by…

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Saturday Science Lab

March 15 @ 11:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Explore the world and have hands-on science fun with the Discovery Team! Children ages 6-12 and their families are welcome to participate.

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Affordable Care Act Flyering Event

March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

The Queens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Organizing For Action South Queens are pleased to host an Affordable Care Act flyering event. If you are interested in encouraging folks to sign up for ObamaCare, then join…

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Top Ladies of Distinction Salute to Excellence Luncheon Honoring Marguerite Barrett

March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – $60

Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, 11429+ Google Map

The Top Ladies of Distinction, Gotham Chapter will host The Salute to Excellence Luncheon. Among the honorees will be (deceased) Community Board 12 member, Mrs. Marguerite Barrett, who was also a member of the Top Ladies of Distinction.

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LP Fam’s Youth Baseball Program Registration

March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135th Street, Jamaica, 11420+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 baseball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $100 and includes a uniform, insurance, weekly training sessions, games and trophies.…

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Majority Baptist Church Dinner Sale Fundraiser

March 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Various

Majority Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Center, 115-15 Farmers Boulevard, St. Albans, 11412+ Google Map

The good folks at the Majority Baptist Church are pleased to present a dinner sale fundraiser featuring the best cooks in Queens. Don’t miss out on this southern style old fashioned home cooking. Your dinner options include fried whiting, fried…

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Relaxing Massage

March 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center, 206-20 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, + Google Map

Enjoy a 15-minute chair massage compliments of Neighborhood Care and “Tender Touch For All”.

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Beginners Excel

March 15 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel! Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.

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Getting Involved in Your Child’s Education: The Parent as Role Model (in Bengali)

March 15 @ 3:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Parents of children in New York City public schools will learn about their rights and responsibilities, how to get involved in their children’s education and how to improve their children’s chances for academic success.

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Filmmaker Ray Guarnieri and Lead Actor Paul Castro, Jr.: Film Screening and Talk

March 15 @ 3:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Ray Guarnieri is an award-winning director and producer from Buffalo, NY. His current project, “Harvard on Hudson,” is a surrealist drama about a young man who must confront himself before he can break free from the world as he envisions…

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Winter Workout

March 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Center, 206-20 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, + Google Map

Join EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a cardio workout that can enhance your overall health and improve circulation and endurance. We’ll also work on building muscle with strength training.

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Amazing Grace: The Journey From the Auction Block to the White House – Encore Performance

March 15 @ 7:30 pm – $20

Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

Vissi Dance Theater and the Jamaica performing Arts Center are pleased to present “Amazing Grace: From the Auction to the White House” — a dance and theatrical event where audience participation is part of the performance.  It is a journey…

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The Legends of Hip Hop

March 15 @ 9:00 pm – $25 to $80

Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard, Jamaica, 11420+ Google Map

Be there when the legends of hip hop take the stage. Featuring: Naughty by Nature, Kurtis Blow, Black Sheep, DJ Kool, DJ Skribble, and DJ Marley Marl. Ticket Prices Currently Available: Advanced: $25.00 Day Of: $35.00 VIP Advance: $80.00

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Beginners Excel

March 16 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel! Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Alessandra Belloni and Daughters of Cybele

March 16 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Iinternationally renowned Italian singer and percussionist Alessandra Belloni, Artist in Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and her ensemble Daughters of Cybele perform the “pizzica tarantata,” a women’s healing trance dance, and sacred chants and drumming in…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Introduction to Computers

March 17 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer…

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 354 – STEM Magnet Institute of Queens

March 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Free

P.S. 354 – STEM Magnet Institute of Queens, 126-10 Bedell Street, Jamaica, 11434+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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LEAP into Science: Stories and Exploring for Preschoolers and Parents

March 17 @ 10:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Preschoolers and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy stories and fun, hands-on science activities. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before each session.

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Open Lab

March 17 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room on Mondays and Fridays, 1:00-5:00 PM, for Open Lab practice, when you can search for a job, edit your resume or work on your computer skills. You will be limited to two…

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Healthy Living with Hypertension or Diabetes

March 17 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Did you know that hypertension and diabetes can lead to kidney disease? Find out how to prevent or slow its progression. Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings will also be available.

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 1 – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm

March 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm. Participants will discover the wonders of wetlands and how they protect us from “the eye…

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Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 17 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Children ages 6-12 years will learn about and celebrate Irish culture with stories and a craft.

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Knitting 101

March 17 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Learn knitting basics and complete a finished project in this 6-part series.

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Making Proud Choices

March 17 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

If you are ages 11 to 19, have questions about sex, and would like to learn how to be healthy and safe, don’t miss this weekly program!

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 354 – STEM Magnet Institute of Queens

March 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Free

P.S. 354 – STEM Magnet Institute of Queens, 126-10 Bedell Street, Jamaica, 11434+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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NYPD Youth Summit

March 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Free

Campus Magnet High School, 207-01 116th Avenue, Cambria Heights, 11411+ Google Map

Youth Summits are held in communities to inform the public about potential dangers and consequences of Social Media.  Also addressed are topics on Youth Crews and trends in their respective neighborhoods.  Teenagers, community leaders, representatives of community based youth organizations,…

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Mac Monday

March 17 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Learn the basics of Apple computers in our weekly Mac labs. We will use MacBook Pro laptop computers during these sessions, and the topic this week will be iTunes and iPhoto. Preregistration is required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 160 – Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts

March 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Free

P.S. 160 – Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts, 109-59 Inwood Street, Jamaica, 11435+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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The Magic Crown

March 18 @ 10:30 am – $8.00

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Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Job Skills

March 18 @ 1:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but how to market these skills to potential employers. In this Job Skills workshop, you will learn how to: Define and categorize job skills; identify your skills; understand the…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Man Working with Nature: Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems

March 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems. Participants will learn about how the city is building wetlands, or a bluebelt system, to help our communities. Discover…

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Peer Mediation

March 18 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Our peer mediation groups meet every Tuesday afternoon.

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Learn to Dance Soca

March 18 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

A masquerade dance at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, soca is the “soul of Calypso” and “the power of movement.” In other words, it was made to get you moving! Learning soca will prepare you to learn house, African, Latin…

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 160 – Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts

March 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Free

P.S. 160 – Walter Francis Bishop Magnet School of the Arts, 109-59 Inwood Street, Jamaica, 11435+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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Introduction to Computers

March 18 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Learn the basics of using computers: logging on and off, using a keyboard and mouse, opening and closing “windows,” and using tool bars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For…

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Small Business Workshop

March 18 @ 7:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Do you have an idea for a business? Learn how to develop your idea into a business plan in our small business workshops. Participants will learn about: Creating a demand for your product/service; Setting goals & objectives; Budgeting & timelines;…

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20 Feet From Stardom

March 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Free

York College Illinois Jacquet Peformance Space at the Chapel of the Three Sisters, 94-15 159th Street (reached via the 159th Street Walkway between Archer and Liberty Avenues)+ Google Map

It’s Women’s History Month! The folks at York College are celebrating with a screening of “20 Feet from Stardom”. Celebrate Women’s History Month with this great movie.

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Girls’ Night Out at Applebee’s

March 19 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm – Free

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar – Jamaica, 161-21 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

It’s Wednesday so you know what that means….it’s Girls Night Out!! So here is your GNO “How To”: Step 1: Open your purse. Step 2: Pull out your phone. Step 3: Send a mass text to all of your girlfriends…

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 80 – Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communications

March 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am – Free

P.S. 80 – The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communication, 171-05 137th Avenue, Rochdale Village, 11434+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

Recurring Event (See all)

P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Create an Email Account

March 19 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Learn how to set up your own email account. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.

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Interview Skills

March 19 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after…

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The Magic Crown

March 19 @ 10:30 am – $8.00

Recurring Event (See all)

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Book Discussion Group: “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

March 19 @ 11:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Khaled Hosseini, New York Times bestselling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” has written a new novel about how we love and care for one another, and how the choices we make resonate across generations. Pick…

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Mock Interviews

March 19 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Mock Interviews

March 19 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 1 – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm

March 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

Recurring Event (See all)

Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm. Participants will discover the wonders of wetlands and how they protect us from “the eye…

Find out more »

Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

Recurring Event (See all)

Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Typing Lab

March 19 @ 4:15 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

If you type slowly and would like to improve your skills for work, school or any other reason, come to typing practice lab to get guided assistance and tips from a Queens Library instructor. Class code CC290

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Magnet School Open House – P.S. 80 – Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communications

March 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Free

P.S. 80 – The Thurgood Marshall Magnet School of Multimedia & Communication, 171-05 137th Avenue, Rochdale Village, 11434+ Google Map

Three new magnet schools are opening in Jamaica in the fall. Magnet Schools are New York City public schools. All have specialized, themed curriculums to engage and inspire your child. All integrate the latest technology into the classroom. All have…

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Movie Night Wednesday

March 19 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

We will screen the following movies in March: 3/12 – “The Best Man Holiday,” with an ensemble cast; 3/19 – “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; 3/26 – “12 Years a Slave,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Introduction to Email

March 19 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit…

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Queens Community Board 12 Monthly Meeting

March 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Free

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Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, 11434

Community boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Community boards have a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to: 1) dealing with land use and zoning issues. CBs have an important…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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DIY Business Cards

March 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

A business card can be a great way to stay in a new contact’s mind. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create business cards using Microsoft Publisher and will leave with 10 of their very own cards. Basic…

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Mock Interviews

March 20 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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The Magic Crown

March 20 @ 10:30 am – $8.00

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Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Mock Interviews

March 20 @ 11:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Codecademy Lab

March 20 @ 12:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Codecademy is a free, easy online platform for learning computer languages such as Python, HTML/CSS and Ruby. Use time provided in Codecademy Lab to practice coding and collaborate with other learners. To utilize the computers during Lab, you must create…

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Mock Interviews

March 20 @ 12:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Queens Satellite High School College and Career Mentoring Program

March 20 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Free

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Queens Satellite High School for Opportunity, 162-02 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

Do you have a passion that you would like to share with young people? The College and Career Mentoring  program seeks to provide students with skills and experiences designed to support their personal growth. Key to the Institute is the…

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Classic Movies at 2

March 20 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Every Thursday at 2:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In March, for Women’s History Month, we feature iconic actresses of each era: 3/6 – “Ninotchka” (1939), with Greta Garbo; 3/13 – “The Philadelphia Story” (1940), with Katharine Hepburn; 3/20…

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Introduction to Yoga

March 20 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Certified yoga instructor Irene Failenbogen teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Participants should attend all three sessions. Preregistration is required for each session.

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Man Working with Nature: Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems

March 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems. Participants will learn about how the city is building wetlands, or a bluebelt system, to help our communities. Discover…

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Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Easy Reader Club

March 20 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Beginning readers, ages 5-7, will have fun while improving their literacy skills.

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Project Fashion Mavens

March 20 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Are you interested in fashion, or would you like to work in the fashion marketing industry? Then this program for teens ages 13 to 18 is for you!

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Intermediate Word

March 20 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register…

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Scarborough 2014 Election Kickoff

March 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, 11434+ Google Map

The Friends of Bill Scarborough invite you to the Scarborough 2014 Election Kickoff. This festive occasion will feature the following honored guests: Andrene Williams, Ladydoves Self-Enrichment Organization; Terryl Ebony DeMendonca, Executive Director of Misunderstood Youth Development Center; Ray Cameron, CEO…

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President’s Executive Leadership Breakfast w/ Carla Harris

March 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Free

York College Academic Core Building – Faculty Dining Room, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard (between Liberty and Archer Avenues), Jamaica, NY 11451 United States+ Google Map

President Marcia V. Keizs cordially invites you to her next Executive Leadership Breakfast. Next up is Carla Harris, Vice Chair, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor. RSVP at http://www.york.cuny.edu/breakfast or call 718-262-3866.

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Basic Mediation Training

March 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – $250

Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

Help resolve disputes. The training offered by Community Mediation Services provides the building blocks to become a successful mediator and is certified by the Office of Court Administration. This course, which usually costs $850, is available for $250 for residents…

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Beginners Word

March 21 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word.…

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The Magic Crown

March 21 @ 10:25 am – 10:30 am – $8

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Sewing Lab

March 21 @ 11:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

The Central Library Sewing Club meets every Friday. All are welcome to join us as we explore a variety of sewing techniques. Sewing machines are provided.

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Open Lab

March 21 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room every Monday and Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM for Open Lab practice. During Open Lab, you can search for a job, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Customers will be limited…

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Good Nutrition on Your Plate

March 21 @ 1:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

In this workshop, open to cancer patients of all types, you will learn how to turn dietary recommendations from your doctor into simple, healthy meals you can cook at home. To preregister or for more information, contact Jordan Patinkin at…

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Birds of a Feather

March 21 @ 3:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Children ages 5-12 and their families will observe some feathered friends and learn about bird adaptations. Seating is limited; tickets will be available at the door.

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An Evening of Durang: 2 Short Plays by Christopher Durang

March 21 @ 4:00 pm – $10 (Students $7)

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

The York College Theatre has selected a duo of Durang’s short comedies for an evening of deranged laughter. In ‘Dentity Crisis, Jane collides head-on with her father, brother, grandfather, her mother’s lover and her psychiatrist. In The Actor’s Nightmare, Durang…

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JobMap Orientation

March 21 @ 5:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Are you trying to find your way to a new job? Join us for JobMap registration and learn how you can receive customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, register for job search workshops and computer training classes,…

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Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown

March 21 @ 8:00 pm – $15

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The adult acting class of 2014 are pleased to present a work in progress “Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown”. The country is up in arms over this issue, come see why. Directed by Beverly A. Burchett.

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Intermediate Word

March 22 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register…

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Forestdale STYA Youth Mentor

March 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, Inc. — an organization  with a great history of supporting families in need and committed to empowering children in foster care and in the local community — is launching a new mentoring program in January 2014. This new program, called…

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LP Fam’s Youth Basketball Program Registration – Session 1

March 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Free

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Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Boulevard, South Ozone Park, 11435+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 basketball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $40 and includes insurance, weekly training sessions, and a t-shirt. Boys and…

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LP Fam’s Youth Basketball Program Registration – Session 2

March 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Free

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Queens Transition Center, 142-10 Linden Boulevard, South Ozone Park, 11435+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 basketball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $40 and includes insurance, weekly training sessions, and a t-shirt. Boys and…

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Saturday Science Lab

March 22 @ 11:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Explore the world and have hands-on science fun with the Discovery Team! Children ages 6-12 and their families are welcome to participate.

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LP Fam’s Youth Baseball Program Registration

March 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Free

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Dunton Presbyterian Church, 109-29 135th Street, Jamaica, 11420+ Google Map

LP Fam’s Youth Organization is pleased to present registration for its 2014 baseball program. The program will include weekly training sessions, games and trophies. The registration fee is $100 and includes a uniform, insurance, weekly training sessions, games and trophies.…

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Women and Music with Joy Kelly and Christine Campbell

March 22 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Celebrate Women’s History Month in a program for the family, with songs and melodies written, performed and inspired by women through the ages. From “Miss Mary Mack” to “America the Beautiful,” Broadway show tunes to opera arias, and folk music…

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Intermediate Excel

March 22 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.…

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Film Screening and Discussion: “Prince Among Slaves”

March 22 @ 3:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary film “Prince Among Slaves,” which tells the story of 26-year-old Abdul Rahman Sori, heir to the throne of one of the largest kingdoms in Africa, who in 1788 was captured…

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An Evening of Durang: 2 Short Plays by Christopher Durang

March 22 @ 7:00 pm – $10 (Students $7)

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

The York College Theatre has selected a duo of Durang’s short comedies for an evening of deranged laughter. In ‘Dentity Crisis, Jane collides head-on with her father, brother, grandfather, her mother’s lover and her psychiatrist. In The Actor’s Nightmare, Durang…

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Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown

March 22 @ 8:00 pm – $15

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The adult acting class of 2014 are pleased to present a work in progress “Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown”. The country is up in arms over this issue, come see why. Directed by Beverly A. Burchett.

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Intermediate Excel

March 23 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.…

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An Evening of Durang: 2 Short Plays by Christopher Durang

March 23 @ 3:00 pm – $10 (Students $7)

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

The York College Theatre has selected a duo of Durang’s short comedies for an evening of deranged laughter. In ‘Dentity Crisis, Jane collides head-on with her father, brother, grandfather, her mother’s lover and her psychiatrist. In The Actor’s Nightmare, Durang…

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Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown

March 23 @ 4:00 pm – $15

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The adult acting class of 2014 are pleased to present a work in progress “Black People Versus Niggers: The Final Showdown”. The country is up in arms over this issue, come see why. Directed by Beverly A. Burchett.

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Introduction to Email

March 24 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit…

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LEAP into Science: Stories and Exploring for Preschoolers and Parents

March 24 @ 10:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Preschoolers and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy stories and fun, hands-on science activities. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before each session.

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Open Lab

March 24 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room every Monday and Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM for Open Lab practice. During Open Lab, you can search for a job, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Customers will be limited…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 1 – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm

March 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm. Participants will discover the wonders of wetlands and how they protect us from “the eye…

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Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Making Proud Choices

March 24 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

If you are ages 11 to 19, have questions about sex, and would like to learn how to be healthy and safe, don’t miss this weekly program!

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Mac Monday

March 24 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Learn the basics of Apple computers in our weekly Mac labs. We will use MacBook Pro laptop computers during these sessions, and the topic this week will be iTunes and iPhoto. Preregistration is required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625…

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The Blue Note Sound

March 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Free

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

The York College Cultural Diversity Center and Male Initiative Program are pleased to present The Blue Note Sound — celebrating 75 years of Blue Note Records with the Epistrophy Ensemble. For additional information, contact Sean White at [email protected]

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Queens Community Board 13 Monthly Meeting

March 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Free

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Bellerose Assembly of God, 240-15 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, 11426+ Google Map

Community boards play an important role in improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Community boards have a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to: 1) dealing with land use and zoning issues. CBs have an important…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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The Magic Crown

March 25 @ 10:30 am – $8.00

Recurring Event (See all)

Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

Find out more »

An Evening of Durang: 2 Short Plays by Christopher Durang

March 25 @ 12:00 pm – $10 (Students $7)

York College Performing Arts Center, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

The York College Theatre has selected a duo of Durang’s short comedies for an evening of deranged laughter. In ‘Dentity Crisis, Jane collides head-on with her father, brother, grandfather, her mother’s lover and her psychiatrist. In The Actor’s Nightmare, Durang…

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Resumes and Cover Letters

March 25 @ 1:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started;…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Man Working with Nature: Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems

March 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

Recurring Event (See all)

Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems. Participants will learn about how the city is building wetlands, or a bluebelt system, to help our communities. Discover…

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Finding Scholarships through Foundations

March 25 @ 3:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Susan Shiroma, Senior Librarian of the Foundation Center in New York, will discuss tools and techniques for locating scholarships for your education from foundations and other grantmakers. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0714.

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Peer Mediation

March 25 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

The peer mediation group at Central Library meet every Tuesday afternoon.

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Learn to Dance Soca!

March 25 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

A masquerade dance at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, soca is the “soul of Calypso” and “the power of movement.” In other words, it was made to get you moving! Learning soca will prepare you to learn house, African, Latin…

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Community Conversations w/ Isa Abdur-Rahman, Esq.

March 25 @ 5:00 pm – Free

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar – Jamaica, 161-21 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

Be there when renaissance man extraordinaire Isa Abdur-Rahman hosts a series of community conversations designed to: (1) stimulate really progressive talk in the heart of Jamaica, Queens — talk that will help lift the individuals in our community in the…

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Google Tips and Tricks

March 25 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

In this single-session workshop, participants will learn about different Google tools, including sharing documents online, organizing medical records and much more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-990-0769 or in person at the…

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Small Business Workshop

March 25 @ 7:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Do you have an idea for a business? Learn how to develop your idea into a business plan in our small business workshops. Participants will learn about: Creating a demand for your product/service; Setting goals & objectives; Budgeting & timelines;…

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Kenny Burdier’s Senior Recital

March 25 @ 7:00 pm – Free

York College Illinois Jacquet Peformance Space at the Chapel of the Three Sisters, 94-15 159th Street (reached via the 159th Street Walkway between Archer and Liberty Avenues)+ Google Map

Be there when Kenny Burdier takes the stage for his senior recital.

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Girls’ Night Out at Applebee’s

March 26 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm – Free

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar – Jamaica, 161-21 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

It’s Wednesday so you know what that means….it’s Girls Night Out!! So here is your GNO “How To”: Step 1: Open your purse. Step 2: Pull out your phone. Step 3: Send a mass text to all of your girlfriends…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

Recurring Event (See all)

P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

Recurring Event (See all)

P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Introduction to Email

March 26 @ 9:30 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

We’ll help you feel comfortable and confident in managing your own email account. Learn about sending and receiving email and get a general overview of email etiquette. Students must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required by phone…

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Job Search Strategies

March 26 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create…

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The Magic Crown

March 26 @ 10:30 am – $8

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Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Mock Interviews

March 26 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Mock Interviews

March 26 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 1 – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm

March 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program – Wetlands and Estuaries in the Eye of a Storm. Participants will discover the wonders of wetlands and how they protect us from “the eye…

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Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Typing Lab

March 26 @ 4:15 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

If you type slowly and would like to improve your skills for work, school or any other reason, come to typing practice lab to get guided assistance and tips from a Queens Library instructor. Class code CC290

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Twelve Years A Slave”

March 26 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

We will screen the following movies in March: 3/12 – “The Best Man Holiday,” with an ensemble cast; 3/19 – “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; 3/26 – “12 Years a Slave,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Beginners Word

March 26 @ 6:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this class you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic…

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Reading Partners P.S. 33 Volunteer Opportunity

March 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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P.S. 33, 91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, 11428+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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Reading Partners P.S. 48 Volunteer Opportunity

March 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Free

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P.S. 48, 155-02 108th Avenue, Jamaica, 11433+ Google Map

Reading Partners provides an opportunity and a space for volunteers from the community to give a fraction of their time each week to tutor an elementary school student one-on-one in reading using a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum. With just 1…

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DIY Business Cards

March 27 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

A business card can be a great way to stay in a new contact’s mind. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create business cards using Microsoft Publisher and will leave with 10 of their very own cards. Basic…

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Mock Interviews

March 27 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Responding to Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors by Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

March 27 @ 10:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

District 75 presents this parent information session which will focus on the challenges that adolescents with autism encounter during puberty and how to respond to inappropriate behaviors with effective, healthy and positive strategies.

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The Magic Crown

March 27 @ 10:30 am – $8

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Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) 11434+ Google Map

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company is pleased to present the hit play seen by over 20,000 children — the Magic Crown. Written by Bob Law, directed by Bette Howard, with music created and arranged by Derek Galloway — The Magic…

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Mock Interviews

March 27 @ 11:00 am – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Poking Fun: Political Puns and Social Satire in the Genre Paintings of William Sidney Mount

March 27 @ 12:00 pm – Free

York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard (between Liberty and Archer Avenues), Jamaica, 11451+ Google Map

Nineteenth century relations between the sexes, Abolitionist preaching, political chicanery, all were grist for visual puns incorporated into seemingly simple scenes of country life on Long Island. Mount’s neighbors and upwardly mobile city patrons readily “got” his subtle – and…

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Codecademy Lab

March 27 @ 12:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Codecademy is a free, easy online platform for learning computer languages such as Python, HTML/CSS and Ruby. Use time provided in Codecademy Lab to practice coding and collaborate with other learners. To utilize the computers during Lab, you must create…

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Mock Interviews

March 27 @ 12:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Mock Interviews

March 27 @ 1:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Queens Satellite High School College and Career Mentoring Program

March 27 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Free

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Queens Satellite High School for Opportunity, 162-02 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, 11432+ Google Map

Do you have a passion that you would like to share with young people? The College and Career Mentoring  program seeks to provide students with skills and experiences designed to support their personal growth. Key to the Institute is the…

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Classic Movies at 2 – “Charade”

March 27 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Every Thursday at 2:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In March, for Women’s History Month, we feature iconic actresses of each era: 3/6 – “Ninotchka” (1939), with Greta Garbo; 3/13 – “The Philadelphia Story” (1940), with Katharine Hepburn; 3/20…

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Mock Interviews

March 27 @ 2:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space…

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Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Man Working with Nature: Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems

March 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – $16

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Idlewild Environmental Salt Marsh Science Learning Training, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale, 11413+ Google Map

Children ages 8 through 12 are invited to participate in the Idlewild Park Science-in-the-Park Spring Program 2 – Manmade and Natural Wetland Systems. Participants will learn about how the city is building wetlands, or a bluebelt system, to help our communities. Discover…

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Forestdale Middle School & High School Tutoring Program

March 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Free

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Hollis Community Center, 203-09 Hollis Avenue, Hollis, 11412+ Google Map

Forestdale, a family services nonprofit based in Forest Hills, is looking to recruit 10 qualified tutors to work with middle and high school students at our new center in Hollis, Queens (Hollis Ave near Francis Lewis Blvd). Tutors must be…

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Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card; Get More! (in Spanish)

March 27 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.

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Easy Reader Club

March 27 @ 4:00 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Beginning readers, ages 5-7, will have fun while improving their literacy skills.

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Project Fashion Mavens

March 27 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Are you interested in fashion, or would you like to work in the fashion marketing industry? Then this program for teens ages 13 to 18 is for you!

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Intermediate Excel

March 27 @ 4:30 pm – Free

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 United States+ Google Map

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.…

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Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter @HHSYC)