Nov
15
Fri
1199 SEIU Employment Center Job Information Session @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
1199 SEIU Employment Center Job Information Session @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens | New York | United States

On November 15, the Adult Workforce Department will host a career information session with the 1199 SEIU Employment Center to assist you in obtaining career opportunities at prestigious and growing Hospitals and Nursing Homes in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Positions include a comprehensive union benefits package. They service the largest healthcare Union in New York State and are seeking qualified candidates for the following part-time and full-time positions:

Registered Nurses
Laboratory Technologists
Clerks/Medical Billers
Licensed Practical Nurses
Housekeeping and Dietary Workers
Medical Assistants
Admitting Clerks/Registrars/Unit Receptionists
Patient Transporters
Physician/Hospital Accounts Receivable Clerks
Social Workers (LMSW/LCSW)
Central Sterile Supply Technicians
Mental Health Workers
Phlebotomist/EKG Tech
Technicians (OR, Radiology, MRI, EMT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Med, CT)
Storeroom Clerks/Warehouse Attendant
Physician Assistants
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists/Aides
Registered Dietitian
Certified Nursing Assistants
Reg. Respiratory Therapists
Maintenance/Carpenters/Electricians/Plumbers
All positions REQUIRE at least 1+ years working experience in area applied for (healthcare experience desirable), excellent organizational/ communication/ customer service skills, High School Diploma/GED (If non USA–must have evaluation) and appropriate College or Master’s Degree and/or Certification/License if applicable. Bi-lingual desirable.

For more information or to register, please contact Margaret Gorelik at MGorelik@CommonpointQueens.org or call 917-771-4239.

Nov
16
Sat
Talk with David W. Blight, Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom @ Queens Public Library at Flushing (Auditorium)
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Talk with David W. Blight, Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom @ Queens Public Library at Flushing (Auditorium) | New York | United States

Queens Public Library and Lewis Latimer House Museum Present:
Talk with David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Join us for a presentation with the historian David W. Blight about his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight, a history professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will discuss what prompted him to pursue the story of the escaped slave who became one of the leading orators, abolitionists, and writers of his era. The conversation will also touch upon Douglass’s involvement in the fight to release George Latimer – the father of inventor and Flushing resident Lewis Latimer – whose struggle for freedom became a pivotal case for the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

Writing on Race & Immigration: An Evening of Memoir @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writing on Race & Immigration: An Evening of Memoir @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

This fall, a group of 8 writers gathered at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to explore the topics of race & immigration. We will celebrate the conclusion of the workshop with readings by the participants. Join us to hear the incredible stories they have to tell. Friends, family, and others welcome!

This event and the Writing on Race & Immigration workshops are hosted by a partnership of Newtown Literary and Lewis Latimer House Museum.

Nov
20
Wed
Plant the Seeds for Your Next Career @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Plant the Seeds for Your Next Career @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens | New York | United States

Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated in your current job search? Join a community of mutual support in our Career Development Support Group. Network with other job seekers as you share and receive resources and tips to assist you in reaching your goals.

Please RSVP with Carolyn Weinstein at Cweinstein@commonpointqueens.org or call 718-268-5011 ext. 167.

Nov
21
Thu
The Institute of Design & Construction Innovation Hub Forum @ NYC School Construction Authority,
Nov 21 all-day
The Institute of Design & Construction Innovation Hub Forum @ NYC School Construction Authority, | New York | United States

NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Institute of Design & Construction Innovation Hub is hosting its inaugural forum on November 21, 2019.

Join with colleagues as thought leaders explore the concept of innovation in the construction industry and how the IDC Innovation Hub can assist in making a positive difference in the ways the construction industry does business.

Guest speakers include Commissioner Lorraine Grillo, President & CEO, NYC School Construction Authority, among others. Our guest speakers will offer insights on innovative developments within their respective organizations with the goal of sharing ideas for the betterment of the entire industry.

RSVP by November 15, 2019.

Tickets for IDC Innovation Hub Members are free. Non-members are $75.

Please make checks payable to NYU Tandon (IDC Innovation Hub in memo line) and mail to:

Judy Cooper

Associate Director

IDC Innovation Hub

15 MetroTech Center, 6th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Nov
23
Sat
Community Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY in Kew Gardens @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Community Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY in Kew Gardens @ Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery | New York | United States

Join us for a free Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove. Read an historic article from Humanities followed by a discussion. Light refreshments; free parking on cemetery grounds.

Dec
2
Mon
A Talk with Seymour Kaplan: Dachau Liberator @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm
A Talk with Seymour Kaplan: Dachau Liberator @ Commonpoint Queens Central Queens | New York | United States

At 17-years old, Seymour Kaplan enlisted in the American Army and left Brooklyn to fight against Nazi Germany. He became a machine gunner with the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion attached to the 42nd Infantry Division. He was one of the first American soldiers to enter the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945. As a Yiddish speaker, Mr. Kaplan served as a translator for the camp Survivors. The shock of what he witnessed traumatized him for the rest of his life. When he returned home to New York, he established a garment manufacturing company, eventually retired, and then began a second career as a teacher. He is a mental health advocate and has been honored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

For more information, please call Shelly Channan at 718-268-5011 ext. 421 or email schannan@commonpointqueens.org.

Dec
7
Sat
OutSummit One Day Conference for LGBTI Human Rights @ CUNY School of Law
Dec 7 all-day
OutSummit One Day Conference for LGBTI Human Rights @ CUNY School of Law | New York | United States

Join OutRight Action International for our annual OutSummit One Day conference. This unique event brings together international and US-based activists for a day of networking, panels, and workshops on human rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues.

Wreathmaking Workshop @ Queens County Farm Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wreathmaking Workshop @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Sat & Sun, December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019
2 sessions: 10:00 am–12:00 pm; 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with your own handmade evergreen wreath! Make a gorgeous wreath at this popular workshop. No experience necessary. We’ll show you the ropes and provide the materials; you only need to bring garden shears. We’ll have festive tunes, cider, and cookies on hand to keep the mood merry and bright.

Dec
8
Sun
Wreathmaking Workshop @ Queens County Farm Museum
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wreathmaking Workshop @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Sat & Sun, December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2019
2 sessions: 10:00 am–12:00 pm; 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit with your own handmade evergreen wreath! Make a gorgeous wreath at this popular workshop. No experience necessary. We’ll show you the ropes and provide the materials; you only need to bring garden shears. We’ll have festive tunes, cider, and cookies on hand to keep the mood merry and bright.