What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2016

Aug. 27
State Sen. James Sanders Jr. School Supply Giveaway
It’s almost back to school time. State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) will be giving away free school supplies on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited. Please arrive early. You must bring your child. The drive will begin at the Walgreens Parking Lot at the corner of Guy R. Brewer and Baisley boulevards. We begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Hayden Horsham at (718) 523-3069 or via email at horsham@gmail.com.

September Arrives at King Manor
As the summer comes to a close and we ponder upon the coming Fall, we’re anticipating a lot of new school children touring King Manor, the changing leaves at King Park, as well as upcoming programs. Learn what’s going on this September atJamaica’s own historical house located in King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Sept. 3
Hands-on-History: Old-News, New-News
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free
Create paper out of recycled materials, read news stories for kids and take a free tour of King Manor where you’ll see a copy of, The Long Island Farmer, the first newspaper published in Queens. Families with children ages five and up are welcome to this free event. Reservations are not needed, just stop by!

Sept. 10
Talking about History: A History of American Pie
3 p.m. Free
Self-proclaimed “historic gastronomist” and writer Sarah Lohman will discuss the contemporary histories of pumpkin and apple pie, as well as a general history of how pie came to be. Lohman is the creator of the blog, FourPoundsFlour.com and author of her forthcoming book, Eight Flavors, which explores popular ingredients in American cooking. To make a reservation for this free event, please email programs@kingmanor.org or call (718) 206-0545, ext. 13.

Sept. 15
Constitution & Cocktails
6 to 8 p.m.  Tickets start at $125
King Manor Museum, in partnership with the Latino Lawyers Association, of Queens County & the American Institute of Architects Queens Chapter, invites you to attend Constitution & Cocktails, a fundraiser to celebrate the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution & the legacy of framer & signer Rufus King. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of King Manor Museum.

David Weprin School Drive
Assemblyman David Weprin will be spending the month of August preparing to bring back the school year and helping out community kids in need. This month, he is collecting school supplies to benefit P.S. 51 in Richmond Hill. Make the school year a success for a child this year! He’s looking for everything from backpacks (no wheels), crayons, colored pencils, erasers and more.
Please bring any of the supplies listed to Assemblyman Weprin’s offices located at 185-06 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows or 111-12 Atlantic Ave., Suite 5 in Richmond Hill.
All donations must be made by Sept. 6. For more information about this or any other local issue, please contact one of Assemblyman Weprin’s offices at (718) 805-2381 or (718) 454-3027.

Project: Back to School
With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, Borough President Melinda Katz is encouraging members of the public to once again donate backpacks and other school supplies to homeless children as part of “Project: Back to School,” an annual initiative organized by the Coalition for the Homeless.
Katz’s office is accepting donations now through Aug. 31 in the “Project: Back to School” drop-off box placed in the lobby of Queens Borough Hall, located at 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens.
Donations dropped off at Queens Borough Hall are anonymous and are not tax-deductible. All donated items received will be distributed to schoolchildren living in homeless shelters to help them get the upcoming school year off to a good start.

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