I'm also a member of the Women's Studio Center, which is based in Astoria, although now we rent studio space in Long Island City for meetings and workshops. Women from all over the city are welcome to join. I'm on the literary steering committee for the center, and a member of the visual arts component as well. I'm going to be teaching a poetry class through them in fall.
The monthly workshops are great! Free to all women writers, although we encourage people to join. Only members can be included in the readings and special events, etc. It costs like 40 dollars a year to join. And the wonder queen diva guru glamor genius of the writing section of the Women's Studio Center is Anne Babson. She's very famous and a good poet. You can see some of her work at www.pemmicanpress.com. Also a fawning review, which I wrote.