What’s Up In Southeast Queens: April 13-19, 2018

SPOTLIGHT

April 13
Open House With Assemblyman Clyde Vanel
New York State Assemblyman Clyde Vanel is throwing open the doors to his office, so that local residents can meet his staff. Drop by to introduce yourself to the team of folks assembled to help meet your needs.
The open house begins at 4 p.m. Come equipped with questions for the staff. The office is located at 97-01 Springfield Blvd. in Queens Village. For more information, call (718) 479-2333.

April 15
Hands-On With History: Head Wraps Of African Women in America

Historical interpreter Cheyney McKnight, of “Not Your Momma’s History,” will give a lecture on head wraps found among both free and enslaved African Women in America from the 18th to 19th century. Attendees will learn how headwraps changed from region to region, and the cultural and historical significance of styles, as well as view and handle the different fabrics that were available to these women.

Cheyney McKnight graduated from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2011, and has since dedicated herself to the research and education of American slavery. She has interpreted 18th, early 19th and mid-19th century slavery as a living historian in 26 states, and worked with more than 45 historic sites.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. at the King Manor Museum, which is located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. The event is free of charge. For more information, call (718) 206-0545.

April 19
Constituent Services at Lefferts Library
New York City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams will bring her constituent services staff and legal help to the Lefferts Branch of the Queens Library, located at 103-34 Lefferts Blvd. in Richmond Hill. For more information, contact Stephanie Charles, Adams’ director of constituent affairs, via email at scharles@council.nyc.gov or by phone at (718) 723-0680.

April 21
Southeast Queens Biennial: A Locus of Moving Points
No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab and York College Fine Arts Gallery will present the inaugural Southeast Queens Biennial: A Locus of Moving Points. In its inaugural year, the Southeast Queens Biennial identifies movement as an organizing principle for understanding Southeast Queens as a gateway for travel and a source of cultural production and exchange deeply rooted in its immigrant communities.

A Locus of Moving Points features the work of three generations of artists and cultural producers with deep connections to Southeast Queens. The York College Fine Arts Gallery is located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in the school’s Academic Core building.

ONGOING
Tuesday Afternoon Movies at Central
The Queens Library Central in Jamaica will screen movies every Tuesday this month. On April 17, the 1992 film Enchanted will be screened. On April 24, Taken 2, which stars Liam Neeson, will be screened.

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