Community Events

​Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC

PO Box 9174

Astoria, NY 11103

Alice Crespo, Founder & Director

Lucia Marett, Vice President

Paula Wolff, Secretary

Emily Vertosick, Treasurer



Phone: 718-606-9712









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Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC


June 1, 2018


On Friday, June 1, 2018, Alice is having an Avon Party at her home, 30-94 Crescent Street, Apt. 3A, Astoria, NY 11102.  The cross streets are 30th Drive and 31st Avenue.  The time is 5pm and please stay as long as you like. Finger food will be served.  The phone number is 917-696-8115 please call when you arrive as we may be in the courtyard.


On June 9, 2018 we are going to Buckley’s Restaurant, located at 2926 Avenue S, the cross streets are Avenue S and Nostrand Avenue. The time is 1pm to 5pm.  The cost is $100 because this is a fundraising dinner for Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC. 



On June 14, 2018, Thursday, we will have a Board meeting, ALL BOARD MEMBERS MUST ATTEND, at 6pm at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue.



On June 16, 2018 is our Be a Friend Day.  The time is 1pm to 5pm.  This is at the Hudson Guild, 441 W. 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.  Those of you who receive food delivery we do not have enough people to deliver so our schedule may be a little difficult.  If you live on W. 23rd Street I will be bringing your food Friday, June 15, around 7pm.  Please meet me downstairs in the lobby as I can not go running around the building to find everyone.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.  Those of you living in Queens will probably receive your food on Monday, on June 18 the volunteer will call you before she comes.  Those of you living in Brooklyn, will receive your food one day that week I will call you to let you know when.  If you live in the Bronx, you will receive your food the 3rd Friday of the month. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. 


On June 29, 2018, is our Helping Hands meeting on the phone, the time is 8pm and the phone number is 1-857-216-6700 and the code is 797305. Long distance charges may apply.



On July 14, 2018, we will be going to St. Agnes Library, located at 444 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan.  The cross streets are 81st Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  We will be seeing a movie A Raisin in the Sun, at 1pm and it will be over by 3:15pm and we suggest you make your Access A Ride for 3:30pm.  If you want to join us we will be going to Red Lobster located at 5 Times Square, the cross streets are W. 41st Street and W. 42nd Street, in Manhattan, dinner is at your own expense.  $5 will be collected for the volunteers. Please let me know if you are planning to attend one event or both as I need to have enough volunteers for everyone. 



On July 22, Sunday, we were invited to see a free comedy show at Misfit Hive, 38-02 61st, Woodside, NY 11377.  The cross streets are 38th Avenue and 39th Avenue. The time is 4pm to 5:30pm.  We will then go to Gaudio’s (Italian Food) located at 40-13 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102.  The cross streets are Newtown Road and 41st Street.  You will pay for your own food and contribute $5 for the volunteers.


Events in the Future Save The Date


On August 4, 2018, we are going to Coney Island.  We will meet at Nathan’s details to follow. 


On August 11, 2018, Helping Hands for the Disabled of NYC is having a BBQ at Alice’s house.  The cost is $15 dollars.  The time is 2pm to 5pm.  Regular BBQ food will be served, plus dessert and coffee.  The address is 30-94 Crescent Street, Apt. 3A, Astoria, NY 11102.  Please call when you arrive as we will be in the courtyard on the 2nd floor, 917-696-8115.


On September 8, 2018 will be our Auction, details to follow.  Please let us know if you have items to contribute. 


Alice is having a webinar about her book on June 19th at 7pm, please invite all your friends to attend.  Here is the information:

Dial in number is 712-775-7270

Access Code is 559150


If you have any questions feel free to call us at 718-606-9712.


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Equestria Therapeutic riding & Horse education program for adults with disabilities