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For homebound seniors, a daily check-in from Queens Community House helps fight the Sunshine Blues

April 25, 2019

While many Queens residents will spend this weekend reveling in pink blossoms and sunshine, thousands of homebound seniors will remain indoors, removed from picnics, family outings and much-needed Vitamin D.  As a result, seasonal depression, termed ‘sunshine blues’ in spring, may

More than 1000 people turned out for a "Peruvian Town Hall" at our Beacon program in Jackson Heights.

April 25, 2019

On March 31, more than 1,000 people attended a Peruvian Town Hall organized by The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) at QCH's Beacon program at PS 149 in Jackson Heights.

NY1 visits Adult Education Classes at Forest Hills Community Center

April 25, 2019

On April 18, a NY1 reporter visited our Adult Education program to help spread information about our upcoming English class registration.

Queens Community House Ofrece Clases de Inglés Gratuítas

April 17, 2019

Queens Community House Ofrece Clases de Inglés Gratuítas

Inscripciones para clases de primavera inician este Viernes, 19 de Abril en Queens Community House, Centro Forest Hills.

QCH Afterschool Program Bridges Gender Gap for Girls in STEM

March 26, 2019

Studies have found that middle school is when girls are most likely to become disinterested in the STEM subjects because they don’t think they fit what society deems the typical STEM student.

Chynna Pitlock Honored at Gay City Impact Awards

March 26, 2019

Our Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) Director, and fierce social justice advocate, Chynna Pitlock, was recently selected to be honored at Gay City News’ Impact Awards for her work in the LGBTQ Community.

'Selfie' Defense Class

March 26, 2019

As middle schoolers, Natalie, Victoria and Sophie have just reached the age of walking to and from school alone. “I do that thing where you hold a key in between your fingers,” said Victoria, an eleven year old who’s just started commuting to and from JHS 157. 

A Needle in a Haystack

February 12, 2019

Mr. R hasn't been able to work since he was injured on a construction job in 2008.  Until last year, he and his eight-year-old daughter resided in their private home in Staten Island.  Even with the help of public assistance, he struggled to make ends meet.

Hooked on a Feeling

February 6, 2019

Jose Ortiz, an Occupational Therapist by trade, has been teaching wellness at Queens Community House for 15 years. Last October he made waves at our Pomonok Senior Center by introducing a new, and some might say unconventional, exercise class.

Larry Lombardi: A Hero's Tribute

February 6, 2019

On February 1, our Queens Center for Gay Seniors (QCGS) program held a memorial service for Larry Lombardi, a beloved member of Jackson Heights’ LGBT community and a longtime QCGS member.  More than 75 people attended the event, including Larry’s niece, who flew

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