Falls and fall injuries are more common than strokes and can result in serious health problems. Stepping On is a well-researched fall and injury prevention program. The free 7-week program meets for 1 1/2 hours per week. During the course of the program you will learn balance and strength training, the role of vision in helping you maintain balance, how medications can contribute to falls, ways to stay safe in your community, what to look for in safe footwear, and how to check your home for safety.
Specialists that will be meeting with you include a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision care. Please RSVP with Ellen at 718-268-5011 ext. 160.
Stepping On is a program presented by Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens Adult and Senior Center in partnership with Northwell Health
LIC is having a party! Join the Long Island City Partnership (LICP) for a celebration of the LIC community and our 40th anniversary serving this wonderful neighborhood. Come for an evening honoring our partners in LICP’s LIC Arts Connection, showcasing musical talent from our community, enjoying free samples of local food with drinks available for purchase, and that iconic LIC sunset! Free to attend and open to the public!
LICP’s LIC Arts Connection is an innovative, multi-site community arts initiative that builds non-traditional partnerships between public and private landlords, local businesses, employees, students, residents and artists. Its goal is to connect LIC’s community, both physically on foot and socially through access to arts and culture. This initiative is part of LICP’s larger portfolio of work towards connecting LIC’s vibrant mixed-use community.
Visit LICQNS.com/CelebrateSponsorship for Sponsorship Opportunities
Interested in applying to have your business be a vendor? Click here to apply! The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, September 4th.
*Please note that applying does not guarantee participation
The honorees from the LIC Arts Connection artists, community partners, and site representatives are:
1. Long Island City 2050:
Artist – Creative Art Works
Community Partner – Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and Queensbridge Tenant Association
Site Representative – NYC Parks
2. Las Estellas Brillarán:
Artist – Lina Montoya AKA Ele Eme
Community Partner – P4@Skillman School and Boyce Technologies, Inc.
Site Representative – NYC School Construction Authority
3. Each One Reach One:
Artist – Vincent Ballentine
Community Partner – LIC YMCA and Janovic
Site Representative – Long Island Rail Road
4. Bright New Day:
Artist – Andrea von Bujdoss AKA Queen Andrea
Community Partner – NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and Janovic
Site Representative – Werwaiss & Co., Inc.
Artist – Sejin Park
Community Partner – The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board
Site Representative – NYC Parks
In partnership with Plaxall Inc. and LIC Flea & Food
Production Partner: Long Island City Artists, Inc., Colorwerx, and i2print
David Lawson has spent the last decade talking to anyone who will listen.
Now, you can catch him hosting an evening of true stories about the borough told by a group of Queens-based storytellers.
Lawson has performed one-man shows across the country and on popular storytelling outlets like Kevin Allison’s “RISK!”, “Mortified,” and Mara Wilson’s “What Are You Afraid Of?” He has shared the stage with performers from “Saturday Night Live,” “Last Week Tonight” and “The Daily Show.”
Closer to home he has served as host of the Astoria Bookshop Storytelling for the past five years.
Queens Storytellers include: Sandi Marx, The Moth; Tracey Starin, QED; Christopher Moncavo-Torres, Ecuadorian American Culture Center; Melissa Gordon, UCB; and Darin Patterson, Park Slope Comedy Festival.
The show will also include an open mic portion when audience members can tell their own five-minute true Queens story on the Theatre’s story.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Need a second job? Looking for seasonal income or extra cash? The Commonpoint Queens Workforce Department is hosting a Job Information Session with Aerotek on Friday, October 4, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Aerotek – one of the top global recruiting and staffing agencies – is now hiring! They’re looking to fill: Customer Service Positions (starting at $18 an hour) and Maintenance Positions (starting at $17 an hour plus overtime possibilities at $25.50 an hour).
For more information or to RSVP please contact Margaret at MGorelik@commonpointqueens.org. Pre-registration is required.
This free workshop is for middle school girls, grades 5-8.
Students will learn how researchers, designers and developers use design thinking to create digital experiences like the ones in their favorite apps! Guided, unplugged activities will show students how to put themselves in the mind of users that may not be the same as them and brainstorm ideas for improving the user experience of real apps.
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes.
The next class will be led by Tara Clancy on Saturday, October 5th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Queens Library in Jackson Heights at 35-51 81st St:
“Use Oral Storytelling Techniques to Write Your Memoir”
In this class, we will use oral storytelling as a tool to craft written memoir. Participants will be guided through developing and telling a true, personal story out loud, and then learn how to transform those oral stories into written pieces. Through the process, memoir writers will find an engaging voice that engages the reader.
Tara Clancy is a writer, storyteller, and comic. She is a frequent host of The Moth live shows, a GrandSLAM storytelling champ, and has told several stories on The Moth Radio Hour and NPR’s Snap Judgment. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Nation, The Paris Review Daily and The New York Times Magazine. She played herself on HBO’s Girls and is a recurring panelist on NPR’S Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, is a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.
This program is made possible, in part, 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.