The Flushing Library is going to host a Marrow Registry event near the end of March. Think you could be a match?
Queens Library HealthLink Flushing Cancer Action Council and the New York Blood Center invite healthy adults to give someone a second chance at a healthy life by registering
for the BE THE MATCH Marrow Registry. Registration will take place on Monday, March 28, 2011, between 2 and 8 pm at Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street and Kissena Boulevard. Registration is quick, safe, painless and free. To sign up, please call Queens Library at Flushing, (718) 661 – 1200, extension 0.
Each day, thousands of people with serious illnesses search for a bone marrow donor to make a life-saving transplant possible. Because tissue types are inherited, patients are most likely to match someone of their own race and ethnicity. Donors representing diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are needed so that every patient has a second chance at
life. A patient’s likelihood of having a suitable donor on the Be The Match Registry who is willing and able to donate on their behalf is estimated to range from 66% to 93%, depending on race and ethnicity. Most patients (about 70%) do not find a match in their families. They need your help.
Volunteers need to be between the ages of 18 and 60, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines.
Registration only means that the volunteer will be in a database for possible contact at a later date. You are not committing to donate. For
more information about The National Marrow Donor Program, please call 1-800-MARROW-2 or visit BeTheMatch.org.
Have you ever wanted to try everything at the Flushing Mall Food Court? Here’s your chance!
Jeff Orlick, the man behind the blog Jeffrey Tastes, will be hosting the Flushing Mall Grazing Experience this Saturday, Feb. 19. It originally started out as an event for about 50 of his closest friends, but – like everything on the internet – has gone viral and spiraled out of control, and now he expects about 200 people to attend. All you have to do is spend $10 at the food court and get tasting. There will even be prizes and…we’ll just let Jeffrey tell you about, more info here.
Some pics from this year’s Lunar New Year Parade in Downtown Flushing:
What does it mean to interact with art? In this workshop you will explore works of art that relate to the subject of interaction and use the digital camera and video editing software to digitize your idea into a series of pictures, or one short video. This class will cover the taking of still images, video recording, lectures, gallery visits, and hands-on art making. Pregistration Required – Please contact: José E. Rodríguez (718) 592-9700 x135.
Come learn the basics of ballroom dance and waltzing with instructor Betty Lam. Participants will learn turns, spins, swivels, change of direction and promenades. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Preregistration required at Main Floor Information Desk. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level.
The annual Lunar New Year Parade will take place in Downtown Flushing. Celebration to follow at Queens Crossing, 136-17 39th Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Community Board 7 will be meeting at 7 p.m. at Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street. On the agenda is a review of plans for the Old RKO Keith’s Theater on Northern Boulevard. The proposal is to convert the theater into a 17-story mixed use building.
The kids in the Flushing YMCA’s Early Childhood program celebrated Lunar New Year on Thursday, February 3, with costumes and a program of songs and dancing. If you missed out on celebrating Lunar New Year, you can still get in on the fun on Saturday, February 12, at the Flushing Lunar New Year when it makes its way through downtown Flushing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.