Apr
30
Fri
How Recycling Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Your Business @ ONLINE
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How Recycling Used Cooking Oil Can Benefit Your Business @ ONLINE

Learn how to recycle used cooking oil and how it can benefit your business and the environment! Avoid the hazards and risks of not properly disposing of your used cooking oil. Hosted by Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation and Flushing Business Improvement District with guest speakers from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

May
24
Mon
CITIZEN 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America @ virtual
May 24 @ 12:00 pm
CITIZEN 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America @ virtual

Drawing on Nazi documents and previously undisclosed government records, Citizen 865 is a definitive account of the hunt for Nazi killers living openly in neighborhoods across the U.S. During a dinner party in Washington D.C., Debbie Cenziper first learned of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), a small unit inside the Department of Justice tasked with prosecuting Nazi war criminals who fled to the U.S. after World War II. The story spans 75 years, from the Holocaust to the present day, and perhaps beyond. The last OSI defendant ordered deported from U.S. soil was sent back to Germany just last year while the organization, under a new name, continues tracking war criminals who have slipped into the U.S. from new hot spots around the world.

Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and nonfiction author. She is a contributing reporter for the investigative team at The Washington Post and is the director of investigative journalism at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.

Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Register at commonpointqueens.org/register.

For a full list of our Spring Virtual Cultural Arts Speakers and Events, visit commonpointqueens.org/cultural. For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

May
27
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Nature Weaving @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
May 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Nature Weaving @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Please join us for a weaving workshop using found materials from nature! Assemblage is the art of assembling found materials to make 3-dimensional art. Now that the days are getting warmer and the leaves and flowers are all starting to bloom let’s make some assemblage art using objects we find in nature! Nature weaving is a fun and accessible craft because you can use any cardboard that you already have along with flowers, plants, and any natural materials you can find outside. Get creative and make fantastic assemblage sculptures with Latimer House for spring!

Jun
2
Wed
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration – Virtual Meet the Author @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration - Virtual Meet the Author @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Virtual Speaker Series:
Join Sara Dykman, author of Bicycling with Butterflies, and Alley Pond Environmental Center to learn about her 10,201-mile bicycle adventure following the monarch butterflies. Sara will cover monarch ecology, bike touring basics, stories from the road, and how all of us can help fight for a future with monarchs.
Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

Jun
7
Mon
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President @ virtual
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President @ virtual

At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women’s movement stood a young lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was then known), barely 30 years old and the only woman on the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking White House officials. Called “the mini-skirted lawyer” by the press, she fought to receive the respect accorded her male counterparts – and prevailed. In the process, her house was burglarized, her phones were tapped, and even her office garbage was rifled through.

In The Watergate Girl, Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside this troubled time in American history, and it is impossible to read about the crimes of Richard Nixon and the people around him without drawing parallels to today’s headlines. The book is also the story of a young woman who sought to make her professional mark while trapped in a failing marriage, buffeted by sexist preconceptions, and harboring secrets of her own.

Wine-Banks is currently an MSNBC Legal Analyst and has been the recipient of many awards, including several from the U.S. Department of Justice and the highest civilian award given by the U.S. Department of the Army.

Cost is $8 member / $10 non-member. Visit commonpointqueens.org/register to register

For a full list of our Spring Virtual Cultural Arts Speakers and Events, visit commonpointqueens.org/cultural. For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

Jun
8
Tue
2021 Leonard Litwin New York City Real Estate Tree of Life™ Award Gala @ Zoom Virtual Event
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
2021 Leonard Litwin New York City Real Estate Tree of Life™ Award Gala @ Zoom Virtual Event | New York | New York | United States

Join Jewish National Fund-USA on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 8:00 pm ET as we honor three New York professionals for their outstanding community involvement and leadership at a virtual award gala featuring academy award-winning actors Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin.

Deborah Riegel, Partner, Rosenberg & Estis, P.c., is the recipient of Leonard Litwin New York City Real Estate Tree of Life™ Award, which recognizes outstanding community involvement, professional leadership, and humanitarian service amongst the New York City Real Estate community. Michelle Bernstein, President, Miter Construction, is the recipient of the Gregory A. Davis Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals for community involvement and service under the age of 40. Ari Rubinstein, JNFuture New York Board, and Paramedic are receiving an award honoring frontline medical workers and first responders. RSVP at jnf.org/treeoflifenewyork by Wednesday, June 2, 2021, to join us at this spectacular ceremony. For more information, contact Sarah Azizi, Director, Manhattan, Tri-State at sazizi@jnf.org or 212.879.9305 x505.

Jun
9
Wed
The History of NYC and Oysters with author Thomas Hynes – Virtual Presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The History of NYC and Oysters with author Thomas Hynes - Virtual Presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Join author Thomas Hynes for a talk on the oyster’s outsized impact in New York City, how the bivalve shaped the city, and how oysters might be the city’s best chance at a clean and healthy tomorrow. The oyster plays a starring role in New York City’s history, informing not just the city’s menus but also its ecology. When Henry Hudson arrived in New York Harbor, there were more than 220,000 acres of oyster beds below the water. The native Lenape people introduced European colonists to oysters as food and the bivalves quickly became a staple of the New York diet. New Yorkers loved oysters so much, their cravings for them nearly wiped them from our waters, but the bivalves may yet have a hand in the city’s future as various organizations work to boost their population. After Thomas’s presentation, there will be time for the Q&A. Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

Jun
10
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Light Painting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 10 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Light Painting @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join us for a special program with Beam Center Youth Leaders. Learn the basics of Light Painting and create a DIY light painting at home!

The practice of Light Painting, or Light Drawing, dates back to the late 1880s and was initially used to track human motion. Light painting has since become a popular alternative photography method that can produce unique images. Using light sources at home, participants will learn to manipulate light to create unique works of art.