18 MARCH 8, 2018 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
One of your fi rst opportunities to
celebrate Women’s History Month is
right outside your door. Astoria Bookshop
is presenting a Women’s History
Month open mic night from 7 to 8 p.m.
to celebrate women from around the
world. All artists are welcome to share
their readings or performances. There
is a 10-minute maximum in order for
more people to be involved. If you
are interested in participating in the
open mic night, email zora@astoriabookshop.
com by March 6 in order to
reserve your time slot. The Astoria
Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st St.,
Long Island City. For more information,
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Learn about personal branding and
how to position yourself in order to
stand out from the rest of the crowd by
participating in a Career Transitions
presentation at Central Queens Y.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Founder and
President of AIM Resource Group Inc.,
Mindy Stern will present an exciting
opportunity to learn how to take
your accomplishments and use it to
your benefi t in future employment
opportunities. The event is free, but
registration is required to participate.
You must RSVP by March 5 by contacting
Carolyn Weinstein at cweinstein@
cqy.org or by calling 718-268-5011 ext.
167. Make sure to bring a copy of your
resume. Central Queens Y is located at
67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
A Neighborhood Futures Workshop
is coming to the Queens Museum. The
workshop is organized by the Extrapolation
Factory, a New York design practice
focused on helping communities
imagine possible futures. The outcomes
of the workshop will be presented at
this year’s Milan Design Week. The
prop-making and designing will take
place on March 3, while the testing of
the designs through role play will take
place from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 10. The
program is free of charge, but free registration
to attend both days is required.
To register, email nung-hsin@queensmuseum.
org. The Queens Museum is
at New York City Building, Corona Park.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
Central Queens Y in Forest Hills is
hosting a two-day fi lm festival, featuring
a total of six fi lms. The fi lms include
“Unstuck,” “Perfectly Normal for
Me,” “Mr. Connolly has ALS,” “Heaven
is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” “The
Barber of Augusta” and “Scaff olding.”
Aft er each fi lm there will be speakers
and discussion, including fi lmmakers
and the actors who produced the respective
documentaries. Coff ee and
light refreshments will be provided
for each fi lm and the best part is, the
event is free. Five of the fi lms will be
shown on March 11, starting at 10 a.m.
The sixth fi lm will start the following
day at 12:30 a.m. Central Queens Y is
located at 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills.
For more information on the film
festival, please call 718-268-5011 ext. 151.
MONDAY, MARCH 12
Contractors, architects, engineers,
electricians and people who specialize
in solar energy systems are welcome
to the NYC Installer Workshop: Solar
and Storage. The program will run
from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., where you will
learn about relevant NYC permitting
and code requirements. The agenda
will feature updates in Sustainable
CUNY, Con Edison, NYC Department
of Buildings, NYSERDA, FDNY, DNV
GL and a roundtable discussion. The
event is free and will include a complimentary
breakfast. The workshop will
take place at the Con Edison Learning
Center at 43-82 Vernon Blvd., Queens.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13
The Shillelagh Tavern invites musicians
to showcase their talent at their
weekly open mic night. From 8 p.m.
to midnight, each artist is given time
to perform one to three songs of their
choice. You may bring your own instruments,
but equipment will be provided,
including amps, microphones, monitors
and a full drum kit. The tavern also has
a total of six beers on tap, 18 choices of
bottled beer as well as wines and bourbons.
The Shillelagh Tavern is at 47-22
30th Ave., Long Island City. For more
information, visit eventbrite.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
A Financing Your Business Workshop
is coming to the Queens Library
in Long Island City. From 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m., the Queens Business
Outreach center Network will be conducting
a workshop that will serve as
a guideline to helping you start on the
right track for your start-up or operating
business. You will walk away
with information about financing
options, resources for start-ups and
an overall better understanding of the
fundamentals of business. The Queens
Library at Long Island City is located
at 37-44 21st St. For more information,
Trying to start a garden? Then participating at Queens Botanical Garden’s
Start Your Summer Veggies event is a good opportunity to get off to a
right start. Resident plant expert Fred Gerber, will head an introductory
workshop to help you start your summer vegetables indoors. In addition
to learning from an expert, you will be taking home a starter garden.
The event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. The Queens
Botanical Garden is located at 43-50 Main St., Flushing. The event costs
from $10-12. For more information, visit qns.com.
• ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. at
Grace Lutheran Church, 21st Avenue
and 32nd Street, Astoria. For more
information, call 718-520-5021.
• NAR-ANON, a self-help support
group for those affected by
a loved one’s drug abuse, meets
every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in
the basement of the Church of the
Gardens, 50 Ascan Ave., Forest
Hills. For more information, call
• MASPETH TOWN HALL hosts a
monthly bereavement group every
second Wednesday of the month
from 7 to 8:30 p.m., 53-37 72nd St.,
Maspeth. Light refreshments and
handouts will be provided. For
more information, call 718-335-6049.
• ST. MARGARET TROOP 119 meets
every Tuesday from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at St.
Margaret Parish Hall, 66-05 79th Place,
Middle Village. For more information,
• BOY SCOUT TROOP 28 meets every
Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran
Church, 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill.
All boys ages 10 1/2 to 17 are welcome.
For information, call 718-478-5747.
• SUNNYSIDE DRUM CORPS meets
every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at All Saints
Church, 43-12 46th St., one block off
Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside. Boys
and girls ages 7 to 17 are invited to join.
For more information, call 718-786-4141.
• CUB SCOUT TROOP 106 meets
every Friday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
Trinity Lutheran Church, 81st Street
between Penelope Avenue and Juniper
Boulevard South, Middle Village. For
more information, email communications.
• CUB SCOUT PACK 383 meets every
Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St.
Pancras Pfeifer Hall, Myrtle Avenue
and 68th Street, Glendale. For more
information, call 718-938-2073.
• RIDGEWOOD OLDER ADULT
CENTER, 59-14 70th Ave., Ridgewood,
welcomes new members 60 years
of age and older every weekday. For
more information, call 718-456-2000.
• RIDGEWOOD-BUSHWICK SENIOR
CENTER, 319 Stanhope St., Bushwick,
holds various programs every day. Call
718-366-3083 for more information.
• PETER CARDELLA SENIOR
CENTER, 68-52 Fresh Pond Road,
Ridgewood, holds breakfast and lunch
every weekday, as well as a variety of
programs. For more information, call
• SELF-HELP MASPETH SENIOR CENTER,
69-61 Grand Ave., holds beading,
jewelry and other programs daily. Hot
lunch served at noon. Transportation
available. For details, call 718-429-3636.
• MIDDLE VILLAGE ADULT CENTER,
69-10 75th St., off ers recreation
and fi tness classes, including zumba,
yoga and computers. Daily transportation,
bingo and hot lunches. Scheduled
bus trips available. Free membership
for adults 60+. For more information,
• REGO PARK SENIOR CENTER,
93-29 Queens Blvd., holds a variety of
programs every day. For more information,
• SUNNYSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 43-
31 39th St., holds programs daily. Call
718-392-6944 for more information.