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Upcoming Programs

May
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this writing workshop. Learn basics, tips and techniques of memoir writing and share writing assignments, thoughts and ideas.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Sing-Along and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing along with Rich, then enjoy scenes from classic plays presented by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jun
2
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Drawing to See: A Drawing Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways an artist sees. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Department of Consumer Affairs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs joins our chat today. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.


Jun
3
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.


Jun
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Protect Yourself

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Fred Riley, a representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, will provide resources to help seniors avoid trouble and resolve problems with consumer fraud, scams, identify theft, immigration services, home repairs and other business complaints.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

The Truth About Obesity

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York leads a discussion about diet, health and obesity in a program that also includes free blood pressure screenings.


Jun
4
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Karen Quinones from Patriot tours leads a discussion about New York history. This is an evening teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
5
10:00AM

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1:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. You can also find out if you qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or other rent-assistance. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. For information on other times and locations of services, call LiveOn NY (formerly the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.


Jun
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Tiffany Glass at Queens Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Jason Yoon from the Queens Museum will exhibit and discuss Tiffany lamps, windows, metalwork, ephemera and an immense one-of-a-kind archive of Tiffany flat and pressed-glass “jewels” from Tiffany’s studio in Corona, left when the studio closed in the late 1930s. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads this teleconferenced event for older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
9
1:30PM

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5:30PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, and get help applying. See if you are entitled to rent assistance through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. Call the outreach office of LiveOn, formerly Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York, at 347-815-5930, or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org for other times and locations.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.


Jun
11
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

This program, taught by certified New York City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel, will equip you with the skills to act in the event of someone's cardiac arrest.


Jun
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
12
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Good Fats, Bad Fats

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Good fats. Bad fats. What's the difference? What are fats good for? Do I need them in my diet? Where do I find them? Registered nurse Kathy Moran will present information on this much-maligned nutrient.


Jun
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Concerts in Motion Presents Accordian Player Henry Koperski

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Henry Koperski is a multi-instrumentalist, performing throughout New York City as a saxophonist, pianist, comic, singer and accordionist. He will be playing his accordion for this teleconferenced event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
17
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
17
1:00PM

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5:00PM

SNAP and SCRIE Benefits

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Find out whether you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, and the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program, and get help applying. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a list of other locations and times, call the outreach office of LiveOn NY (formally Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc.) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.


Jun
18
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

1950s Big Band Sing-Along

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Listen to big band tunes from the 50s, reminisce, and sing along with Cecile and Melba! This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Richard Hourahan of the Queens Historical Society will discuss the life and work of Grace Lee Boggs, Betty Friedan, Helen Keller, Yeou Cheng Ma, Rise Stevens and Lisa Randall. The first three will be the subject on May 22 and the last three on June 23. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Vault" by Ruth Rendell. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Jun
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Sing Along with Rich and STARS Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

There will be a sing along and performance of scenes from classic plays at this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

The Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


Jun
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Alice's Kitchen

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alice Morley leads this discussion on healthy cooking, food and recipes. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
6
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
4
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran discusses the effects of dietary sugar on our health. She will talk about where it is found in the foods we eat, which types to avoid, how much is too much and whether sugar substitutes are a good alternative.


Aug
12
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns and friendship.