What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Dec. 1-7, 2017

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WINTER CON ( see below)

Dec. 1 – 9
Winter Con 2017
Missed New York Comic Con this year? No fear! Queens has your back. At the Resorts World Casino New York City, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica, the largest comic and sci-fi expo in New York City returns.

It will feature costume contests, trailer screenings, special live performances and a number of special guests.

Weekend passes cost $20 for kids and $55 for adults. Single-day passes are $25 and under. To purchase tickets, visit https://wintercon.ticketleap.com/2017/.

York College Presents: “The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot”
Judas Iscariot is considered one of the greatest villains of all time—a traitor to Jesus, he betrayed him for 30 pieces of silver. Dante placed him in the Ninth Ring of Hell, along with Lucifer. Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Judas is in purgatory awaiting judgment for his crime. The setting is a courtroom, in which a lawyer argues that even Judas is worthy of forgiveness.

The trial is on and the story takes the audience on a dark, irreverent and often funny journey through time and space as we encounter figures from the past, such as Pontius Pilate, Sigmund Freud, Mother Teresa, St. Peter and even Satan. But the ultimate question this play asks is: Should Judas be forgiven?
The show will run for two weeks. Tickets are $7 to $10. For more information, call (718) 262-2412.

Dec. 13
Tree Lighting At Springfield Park
Councilman Donovan Richards, state Sen. James Sanders Jr. and Assemblywoman Michelle Titus will host the fifth annual Tree Lighting at Springfield Park by the lake Aarea on Springfield Boulevard. Free hot cider and chocolate doughnuts will be provided to attendees.

The tree lighting will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Those who would like to attend should RSVP by calling (917) 538-2674.

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AirTrain Jazz Festival Featuring Jimbo Ro
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Jimbo Ro on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. The event will pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live. You can learn more about Jimbo Ro by visiting: http://www.jimboro.com

The AirTrain Jazz Festival is a co-production of A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District. The effort is funded by New York Council members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller.

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