March 2013 Events - Updated Thursdays - 3 / 13 / 13
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Queens Business. This section contains a listing of some of the business meetings going on around the borough. Click the following links to go directly to the section containing the meetings for that category for this quarter.
I. Queens Business Meetings
March 1: Queens Chamber & Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn
Begins at 8:15 am. Networking & refreshments at the Bulova Corporate Center 75-20 Astoria Blvd in Jackson Heights. Rsvp through admin [at] hbametro.org.
March 1: LIC Local Officials Legislative Agenda For 2013
Begins at 8 am. LIC Partnership is hosting NYS Senator Gianaris, NYS Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and NYC Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer to discuss their activities as they relate to western Queens. At MetLife Building in LIC. Admission $30 / $20 for members - rsvp on LIC Partnership FB page.
March 12: Financing Your Business Seminar
From 10 - 11.30 am [English] / 2 - 3.30 pm [Spanish]. Presentation on how to finance a business venture, including discussion of financing options. BOC [Business Outreach Center] 96-11 40th Road in Corona. Admission free.
March 20: Queensborough Community College - Job Fair
From 12 noon - 3 pm. Networking, food and beverages for employers and college job applicants. At Queensborough Community College Library Building in Room 429 at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside. Admission free. Contact 718.631.6297 or email careerservices [at] qcc.cuny.edu.
March 21: Sunnyside Shines BID Annual Meeting
Registration begins at 6.30 pm and the meeting at 7 pm. Review of last year and discussion of plans for this year, as well as election of Board by members. At Sunnyside Community Services at 43-31 39th Street in Sunnyside. Rsvp by phone 718.606.0142 or email janet [at] Sunnysideshines.org.
March 22: International Business Expo
From 10 am - 3 pm. Mu Dan Banquet Hall on 2nd floor of Queens Crossing Mall in Flushing. Sponsored by the SBA & Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America. Admission free.
March 23 - 24: Hispanic Marketing Expo
From 10 am - 7 pm. Learn how to promote products to the Hispanic market. Expo at Citifield at 126 Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing. Sponsored by Colombian radio company. Admission free.
March TBD: Tech Meetup
From 7 - 10 pm. Networking event on 10th Floor in event space at Hunters Point Plaza 47-40 21st Street in LIC. Admission $10.
II. Queens Social Issues Meetings
March 2: Shredfest Queens Library Broadway in Astoria / LIC
From 11 am - 3 pm. Shredfest - to shred outdated sensitive personal and financial documents - at the Queens Library at 40-20 Broadway in LIC / Astoria.
March 7: Poletti Power Plant & John Liu
Begins at 7.30 pm. Discussion of plans to de-construct the Poletti Power Plant in Astoria, followed by a visit from NYC Comptroller John Liu. Hosted by the United Community Civic Association at Augustana Lutheran Church at 69-05 Ditmars Blvd in Astoria Heights.
March 8: Fairness Coalition of Queens on USTA FMCP Land Proposal
Begins at 10 am. Fairness Coalition of Queens talks about USTA proposal to acquire more land in Flushing Meadows Corona Park w/o replacing it elsewhere. The discussion includes how much money the USTA organization makes and how their wealth is allegedly not making its way back into Queens. At Make The Road at 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue in Corona.
March 8: Dominican Diaspora in Queens
From 7 - 10 pm. Poetry reading sponsored by Hispanic Latin Cutural Center of New York. At Corona branch of Queens Library at 38-23 104th Street in Corona. Admission free. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646.606.6755 / 917.470.8169.
March 14: Colon Cancer Awareness & Screenings
Begins at 6 pm. Learn how early detection and colonoscopies can prevent colon cancer. At Mount Sinai Queens at 31-60 21st Street in Astoria. Admission free and call 718.932.1000 to register.
March 14: Love Thy Neighbor
Begins at 7.30 pm. Jewish, Catholic and Muslim speakers discuss how to manage religious identity without condemning others for theirs. Light refreshments will be served. Admission free.
March 15: Turkey's Kurdish Question
From 1.30 - 4.30 pm. Discussion of Kurdish rights / land on eve of Constitutional changes being made to ensure civilian rule in Turkey. At St John's University Room 416 in the D'Angelo Center at 8000 Utopia Parkway in Flushing. Admission free. Rvsp info [at] tccqueens.org
March 16: Women In The Arts
From 5 - 7.30 pm. Awards to women in the arts by NYS Peralta and NYS Assemblyman Moya at the Renaissance Charter School Auditorium in Jackson Heights.
March 21: Save Your Vision
Begins at 10.30 am. Mount Sinai Queens Ophthalmologist speaks about preserving your vision at 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South in Astoria. Admission free and call 718.932.1000 to register.
March 22: Greek Independence Day
Begins at 6 pm. Celebration at Hellenic Cultural Organization at 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria. Sponsored by NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, NYS Assemblywoman Simotas and BP Marshall. Admission free. Call 718.728.0960.
III. Queens Government Meetings
Except Community Board Meetings Shown Separately Below
March 12: Jackson Heights Traffic Safety Forum & Community Board 3
From 6.30 to 8 pm. Forum / discussion hosted by NYC Councilmember Dromm, Jackson Heights Green Alliance and Transporation Alternatives, at IS 145 at 33-34 80th Street in Jackson Heights.
March 14: USTA Park Expansion Project Hearing
Begins at 7 pm. Community Board 3 will hear ULURP comments about the proposed USTA expansion project requesting .68 acres of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Meeting open to all at Elmcor at 107-20 Northern Blvd in Corona.
March 14: Borough President Forum
From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Forum of candidates competing to be the next Queens Borough President, including Tony Avella, Leroy Comrie, Barry Grodenchik, Melinda Katz, Jose Peralta, Peter Vallone, Jr. at the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
April 12: The Future of Queens: Borough President Candidates Forum
Begins at 8.30 am. Discussion of issues facing Queens by the candidates seeking to be the next Borough President. Hosted by the Queens Chamber of Commerce at St. John's Unversity at 8000 Utopia Parkway in Flushing. Admission free.
May 16: Mayoral Candidates Forum
Begins TBD. Discussion of issues facing NYC by the candidates seeking to be the next Mayor. The event will be held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Admission free.
IV. Monthly Queens Community Board Meeting Times & Locations - Please use links for most recent info
1. Queens Community Board 1
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Astoria
Community Board 1 holds its regularly scheduled, full Board, meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard at 7 P.M. The dates for the first half of 2013 are as follows:
- February 19, 2013
- March 19, 2013
- April 16, 2013
- May 21, 2013
- June 18, 2013
March: Community Board 1 & PS 122 Proposed Changes
Meeting begins at 6.30 pm. Community Board 1 holds its regular meeting at Astoria World Manor at 25-22 Astoria Blvd on 3/19. The public is welcome.
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Astoria Queens Community Board 1.
2. Queens Community Board 2
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Long Island City, Sunnyside & Woodside
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from September through June at Community Services Center 43-31 39th Street in Sunnyside. Note occasionally meetings are held at other sites.
LIC Parking / Street Cleaning & New Farmers Market
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Sunnyside / LIC Queens Community Board 2.
3. Queens Community Board 3
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Corona & LGA
The Monthly Meeting of Community Board 3 has been scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:45PM. The meeting location is Renaissance Charter School - 35-59 81st Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Everyone is welcome to attend.
March 14: USTA Park Expansion Project Hearing
Note Meeting Location. Begins at 7 pm. Community Board 3 will hear ULURP comments about the proposed USTA expansion project requesting .68 acres of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Meeting open to all at Elmcor at 107-20 Northern Blvd in Corona.
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Corona & LGA - Queens Community Board 3.
4. Queens Community Board 4
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Corona, Elmhurst & Newtown
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm the second Tuesday of the month. Public Hearings start at 7:00 pm. Unless otherwise noted, monthly meetings are held at VFW Post #150 at 51-11 108th Street in Corona, NY 11368.
March 12: USTA Expansion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Hearing
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Corona, Elmhurst & Newtown - Queens Community Board 4.
5. Queens Community Board 5
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth & Liberty Park
NA at this time. Ditto on a website / web presence.
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, Maspeth & Liberty Park - Queens Community Board 5.
6. Queens Community Board 6
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Forest Hills & Rego Park
The Monthly Meeting of Community Board 6 is scheduled for Feb 13, 2013 at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road - Suite 202 beginning at 7:45 PM.
To Be Scheduled: USTA Expansion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Hearing
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Forest Hills & Rego Park - Queens Community Board 6.
7. Queens Community Board 7
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Flushing, Whitestone, College Point, Willets Point, Bay Terrace, Malba, Beechhurst & Queensboro Hill
Monthly meetings are held the second Monday of every month, or the fourth holiday of the month when there's a conflict with a holiday. Meetings are held at Union Plaza Care Center located at 33-23 Union Street on the 9th Floor in Flushing.
March 11: USTA Expansion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Hearing
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Flushing, Whitestone, College Point, Willets Point, Bay Terrace, Malba, Beechhurst & Queensboro Hill - Queens Community Board 7.
8. Queens Community Board 8
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Kew Garden Hills, South Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Kew Garden Hills, Jamaica Estates, Hollis, Briarwood, Hilltop Village, Pomonak Houses, Cunningham Heights & Utopia
The Monthly Board Meeting for Community Board 8 will be held on Feb 13, 2013 at 7.30 pm at the Hillcrest Jewish Center located at 183-02 Union Turnpike in Flushing, NY 11366.
Public Hearing on Feb 26 about the USTA Tennis Center Strategic Vision Project
ULURP No. 130155PPQ at Hillside Manor located at 188-11 Hillside Avenue in Hollis, NY 11423 beginning at 7:30 PM.
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Kew Garden Hills, South Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Kew Garden Hills, Jamaica Estates, Hollis, Briarwood, Hilltop Village, Pomonak Houses, Cunningham Heights & Utopia Queens Community Board 8.
9. Queens Community Board 9
Community Board Meeting Schedule for Kew Gardens, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill & Ozone Park
Click here for complete contact info, including website link, for the Kew Gardens, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill & Ozone Park Queens Community Board 9.
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