Aug
3
Mon
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual

Commonpoint Queens is excited to offer a free virtual College Prep Boot Camp! This will be an intensive two-week program that will explore key topics in the college application process.

Each day in the two-week program will include two hours of live instruction, complemented by guided assignments to deepen knowledge around the topic of the day. By the end of the session, participants will have a rough draft of a college essay, essay brainstorms for supplemental or scholarship essays, a resume tailored for the college application, a personalized list of target, reach and safety schools, and a list of potential majors/minors for continued exploration.

The bootcamp will run in three sessions from July 20-31, August 3-August 14, and August 17-28. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please apply here.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gallo at egallo@commonpointqueens.org or Xenia Laureano at xlaureano@commonpointqueens.org.

Aug
5
Wed
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 5 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Aug
6
Thu
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 6 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Managing Conflict: A Principled Model for Success
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am
Managing Conflict: A Principled Model for Success

This virtual workshop will teach you how to manage conflict at work and at home, as well as how to negotiate.

Workshop will be held on Zoom and hosted by Joshua Bienstock, Associate Professor of Business Law at NYIT.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Weinstein at cweinstein@commonpointqueens.org.

Aug
7
Fri
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 7 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Culture, Cuisine, and the Census @ virtual
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Culture, Cuisine, and the Census @ virtual

Join the CUNY Census Corps, Census Cooks, and Commonpoint Queens for Culture, Cuisine, and the Census, a virtual event celebrating the 2020 Census and food – two things that unite us all. The event will feature organizations like Commonpoint Queens and the Queens Public Library, bakeries like Jesseca’s Sweet Treats and chefs, Census 2020 NYC staff, CUNY Students and International Students performing music, poetry, and more!

In this event, you’ll learn:

delicious recipes from Bolivian, Chinese, and other cuisines
myths and truths about the census from chefs and neighbors
why the census is especially important during COVID-19 and BLM movements
how to participate in Census 2020 efforts from your home
information about the Commonpoint Queens food pantry and census outreach efforts

This event will broadcast on Facebook live at facebook.com/centralqueensfh. To register, click here. For more information, please contact fadia.census2020@commonpointqueens.org or censuscooks@gmail.com.

FTH Zoom Hang with Queens Artists: Q’Artz! @ Flushing Town Hall
Aug 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FTH Zoom Hang with Queens Artists: Q'Artz! @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Open to all Queens artists with any discipline on every Friday at 5 PM EST.
Join this Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/283009195
Meeting ID: 283 009 195
Join by phone: (646) 558-8656

Aug
8
Sat
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 8 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

Missives: A Poetry Craft Class @ Online
Aug 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Missives: A Poetry Craft Class @ Online

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, is offering free creative writing classes ONLINE through the summer.

Our next virtual workshop will be led by Safia Jama on Saturday, August 8th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m:

“Missives: A Poetry Craft Class”

Poems can be written, and read, as letters. The epistolary form is one way to put it, yes, but the sound of the term “missives” holds and delivers a certain longing to the ear. Something is unresolved that needs our attention. There is the hope of a response, but no guarantees. We’ll read letter-poems while employing the letter form as a lens for reading work that is both urgent and thrilling in its plea for a reply. We’ll read work by Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, and Rhina P. Espaillat and then dive into some writing exercises. Expect to leave with a prompt: a letter, unwritten.

RSVP to receive instructions on how to join the virtual workshop here: https://bit.ly/NewtownAug8.

Safia Jama was born to a Somali father and an Irish American mother in Queens. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, she has published poetry in Ploughshares, RHINO, Cagibi, Boston Review, Spoken Black Girl, and No Dear. Her poetry has also been featured on WNYC’s Morning Edition and CUNY TV’s Shades of US series. Jama was a semifinalist in the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry and she is the author of Notes on Resilience included in the New-Generation African Poets chapbook box set, an African Poetry Book Fund project, edited by Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani, released through Akashic Books (2020).

This program is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, please visit newtownliterary.org/writingclasses.

Aug
9
Sun
Just For Fun – Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm
Just For Fun - Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online | New York | United States
[Every Sunday in August at 1pm] Queens Theatre presents Just For Fun, an online game show for the whole family. Just For Fun mixes interactive theatre games with trivia, song, charades and more to create a fun program that kids and parents can do together. Each program starts with theatre games designed to get your body activated and your mind thinking creativity. The trivia is based on themes such as nature or space and is designed for kids 6 to 10 years old. Your hilarious host, Willy Appelman, will lead you through each round and divvy out totally random points. It’s Just For Fun! And maybe you’ll learn something about our world and about your hidden talents!

For register info, please email QT’s Director of Education, Richard Hinojosa, rhinojosa@queenstheatre.org