Oct
14
Thu
The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety @ virtual
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Scaffold Effect: Raising Resilient, Self-Reliant, and Secure Kids in an Age of Anxiety @ virtual

Just as sturdy scaffolding is needed when building a structure that then comes down once the structure is stable and built, good parenting provides children with steady, warm, emotional nourishment on the path toward independence. Never-ending parental problem-solving and involvement can have the opposite effect, enabling fragility and anxiety over time. World-renowned child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz will explain how to prevent and counteract the anxiety and emotional fragility prevalent in children and teenagers today, introducing a new parenting philosophy and strategies that give children the tools to flourish on their own.

This is a free event, but registration is required. Registration is available now through our new system. Visit community.commonpointqueens.org to register (if you have not yet created a community account, you must do so here. If you have already created an account for summer speakers or other programs, please log in using that account).

For instructions on how to register, click here.

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

Oct
16
Sat
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

VIRTUAL EVENT

Open House New York Weekend is the city’s largest free, public architecture and design festival, and this year’s festival will include a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating online with a special expanded Virtual Tour of our landmarked 1887 Castle in Fort Totten. Enjoy virtual views of the exterior and interior of this historic Gothic Revival-style building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/open-house-new-york-3 for more information and come back on October 16 at 9:00am for the live link! This free event will run until October 17 at 9:00pm.

FMCP’s Environmental Stewardship Team – Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FMCP's Environmental Stewardship Team - Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park | New York | United States

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 16th for our Fall Kickoff event at Meadow Lake!

While FMCP is home to many native species, invasive plants threaten the growth and development of our wetland environment by decreasing the biodiversity of our native birds, fish, animals, and insects due to less sources of familiar food and shelter being available. As we remove the invasive plants, we make room for native species to recover and thrive, along with beatifying the park.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city by coming to our green haven to clear our gardens and your minds as we restore key park areas to their rightful condition. We welcome people of all ages and all help will be greatly appreciated. No experience necessary!

Jamaica Bay Raptorama Festival @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Raptorama Festival @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge  |  |  |

Join the Littoral Society for a special program including LIVE raptors.

Participants will visit the refuge pond areas as well as Fort Tilden’s 195th Street beach to look for migrating Sharpshinned and Cooper’s Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Northern Harriers, Kestrels, Merlins, and maybe a Bald Eagle or two. Lots of passerines should be migrating along the coastal barrier island as well.

For more information contact Littoral Society Northeast Chapter Director Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or don@littoralsociety.org.

A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm
A day of art-making, performance, screenings, and poetry readings @ Queens Museum | New York | United States

Please join us for an Outdoor Series of Art-making, Performance, and Poetry on the museum lawn, and a Indoor Screening Series featuring a selection of 8 short to full length films and video art projects. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

2021 Stop Domestic Violence Conference @ Via Zoom
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm
2021 Stop Domestic Violence Conference @ Via Zoom

Join us on October 16, 2021 for our Stop Domestic Violence Conference that will be held via zoom at 3pm.

Entrance is Free!

Our Speakers:
– Terry K. Shaw, Inspirational Speaker, and Spiritual Teacher, Author of the Power of ABCs, Co-Author of Lessons From My Grandmother’s Lap compiled by Regina ‘Sunshine’ Robinson.
– Gabiernaud Beaudin, Team Leader.
– Christina Brown, Nurse and Mother.
– Tommy Dudley, DV Speaker and Advocate.

For more information, please write us at info@beyondtheabuse.org or call 516-800-7686.

Oct
22
Fri
The Borgen Project Virutal Information @ Virtual
Oct 22 all-day
The Borgen Project Virutal Information @ Virtual

Learn more about how to take actions to put a stop to extreme poverty.

Oct
24
Sun
Free Comedy Screening – Art Thou An Artisté? Yes, I Arted. @ Queens Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Comedy Screening - Art Thou An Artisté? Yes, I Arted. @ Queens Theatre | New York | United States

Comedian/visual artisté Symin Adive (The Onion, UCB) showcases various artists that are definitely not all her in different wigs. The artists discuss what else but themselves and also their art, which is an extension of themselves! Speaking of talking about themselves…Symin is a headline writer for The Onion and an Art Director/Illustrator/Designer/hyphenate hoarder extraordinaire. Will Symin have an existential meltdown about the inextricable meld of art and capitalism? Most definitely. Nevertheless, she is excited to present this 98% solo sketch comedy show that she has lovingly written/directed/performed/edited/produced/catered within a span of two months. Being 98% solo is also how Symin survived the pandemic!
Sponsored by New York City Artist Corps.

Learn more about Symin on Symin’s Premium Site of Luxurious Comedy at SyminAdive.com
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8lsCE-22SU

FREE with RSVP