What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Dec. 29, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018

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Dec. 31
The Resorts World New Year’s Eve Bash
Resorts World Casino at New York City will host a New Year’s Eve bash at Bar360  with live performance by TKA K7 beginning at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35. Admission is available to those 21 and older. Tickets include: party favors, one drink ticket, a champagne toast at midnight. The performing artists are subject to change. There are no refunds. Seating is limited and based on first come, first serve reservations. To reserve a spot, email Resorts World at events@rwnewyork.com. For table reservations, email events@rwnewyork.com. 

Jan. 4
National Council of Negro Women Clothing Giveaway
The National Council of Negro Women Queens County Section collects and distributes coats and other winter clothes every third Wednesday each month. Donation drop off is a 9 a.m. and is immediately followed by a clothing giveaway at 10 a.m.. Please consider donating your new and gently used clothing items. For more information, please call (718) 527-9165.

The Willie Martinez Quartet
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with The Willie Martinez Quartet on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join us as we pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live. The performance will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free.

Jan. 5
JCAL’s First Fridays: Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (All Political)
With a new administration and all the bells and whistles in flux, Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (all political) puts this in flux political atmosphere in context and perspective, which is taken to a new level of style and interaction.

Watch as character Buddy Fletcher reports the horrors of American politics in the form of poetry in a serious, comical, and entertaining way. It’ll be sure to have you at the edge of your seat. Playwright Oscar Sanders is an award-winning writer, director, actor, filmmaker and producer that dedicated to spreading political message through the art of short film, poetry, plays, and novels.

The event begins at 7:30 at JCAL, located on 161-04 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 658-7400

Jan. 11
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents: The Agustin Grasso Quartet
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues with The Agustin Grasso Quartet on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join us as we pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history by presenting some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live. The performance begins at 5 p.m. and is completely free.

The AirTrain Jazz Festival is a co-production of A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District with the marketing support of the Jamaica Arts Council. The effort is funded by New York Council Members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Thursday Night Jazz Presents: The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet
Over at JCAL, the legendary Immanuel Wilkins, American saxophonist, composer, arranger, and band leader will perform. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and dedicated himself to teaching jazz music in places such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts.

Immanuel has had the opportunity to tour around the world, working and recording with the Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Harland, Delfeayo Marsalis, Aaron Parks, Hubert Laws, Gretchen Parlato, Lalah Hathaway, Solange Knowles and Wynton Marsalis. He currently attends The Juilliard School where he studied with saxophonists Steve Wilson and the late Joe Temperley. Tickets are $10.

Jan. 14
Inaugural Ceremony of Council Member Adrienne E. Adams
The honor of your presence is requested at the inaugural ceremony of Councilwoman Adrienne E. Adams. The inauguration is open to the public and all are welcome! The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. at the York College Atrium, located on 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. To RSVP, please e-mail AAdamsRSVP@gmail.com.

Jan. 18
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents: Andrae Murchison
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Andrae Murchison on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join us as we 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 Andrae Murchison by visiting www.andraemurchison.com

Ongoing
Register For Internships At Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Young people between the ages of 17 and 24 are invited to sign up for internships at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. These are paid internship opportunities that include training in leadership, computer and office skills, critical thinking, networking with executives, interview techniques, business etiquette, financial literacy, public speaking, job placement assistance and college planning assistance. The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., and registration is held on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through Jan. 15
GingerBread Lane
This annual smorgasbord of sweetness includes houses, trees, street signs and other urban fixtures made with gingerbread dough, icing and candy. Workshops are offered, and on Jan. 15, the museum dismantles the municipality and distributes free chunks of it to the public from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Afrikan Poetry Theater Presents: An Intro To Acting
Ever thought about a career in drama? Stage performance? You won’t want to miss this eight week scene study and monologue course on role analysis, stage movement, film and television scripts, and contemporary and classical plays. You’ll be working with professionals in the field and perform in a theatrical production. Trips and discounted headshots are just two of the other perks. Facilitated by Russell Jordan, Erica Camarano, Phil John and Phil Galinski.

Class begins Jan. 9 and runs through April 7. The course costs $100 and will be located at 176-03 Jamaica Ave. For more information, please call (718) 523-3312.

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