What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Dec. 8-14, 2017


Jimbo Ro (see below)

Dec. 1 – 9
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 attendees 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. 8
19th Century Chamber Music: Dongsok Shin And Leah Gale Nelson
The King Manor Museum program’s last concert of the year features the museum’s own Longman, Clementi & Co. fortepiano (London, c. 1800) and chamber music from the time of Rufus King—including sonatas by J. C. Bach, Luigi Boccherini and Muzio Clementi. Dongsok Shin will play the fortepiano, while Leah Gale Nelson is on the baroque violin.

There will be a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. The music starts at 7 p.m.
General admission is $15, while seniors, King Manor Museum members and students pay $10.

Dec. 9
Onesound: A Concert to Benefit Maria, Irma Recovery Efforts
The First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica will present local Jamaica gospel and hip hop artists, dancers, steppers, vendors and more in support of the recovery efforts for hurricanes Irma and Maria. Here is a chance to support a good cause in the community. Light refreshments will be served. The concert will take place at the First Presbyterian

Church in Jamaica. The show begins at 7 p.m. and is free.
For more information, contact Rev. Chris De La Cruz at cdelacruz@firstchurchjamaica.org

Dec. 11
Sewing Club – Intro to Sewing for Beginners
Do you have a sewing machine, but you’re not sure how to use it? Or you would like to try one out before purchasing? Sewing Instructor Barbara Grimes will teach beginners the basics, such as threading your machine, how to sew a straight line and how to sew a basic seam.

This is a one-session class. Adults 18 years and above only. All materials are provided. The class is limited to seven participants. Class starts promptly and latecomers will not be admitted. Online registration is required.

The free event will take place at the Queens Library’s Central Branch and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (718) 990-0700

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 area 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.

Dec. 14
Jimbo Ro
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Jimbo Ro on the AirTrain Jamaica stage, located at 93-40 Sutphin Blvd. The festival 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 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

The performance will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman’s Toy Drive
Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman is hosting a holiday toy drive this holiday season and asking the community to donate a new unwrapped toy or gift card to those in need. Her office will be collecting until Dec. 14.
The drop off location is 232-06A Merrick Blvd. in Springfield Gardens. For more information, call (718) 723-5412.

Dec. 16-17
Hookah Meets Vapor Fair
If hookah and vapor are your thing, then you’ll want to be at the Hookah and Vapor Fair at Resorts World Casino, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., on Dec. 16 and 17. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. and costs $25.

Dec. 17 and 23
The Artist Market On Linden
With the holiday shopping season getting closer, it is important to remember to support local businesses. Innovative Creative Arts will make things easier for Southeast Queens shoppers.

Stop by the Artist Market on Linden this weekend, when the market will feature the works of local artists, jewelry designers, clothing designers, accessory designers, T-shirt designers, painters, soap makers, authors, crafters, bakers, chefs and more.

Artists who want to take part in the event should call (917) 387-8311 or reserve a table at queenscenterarts@gmail.com.

For patrons, the market is located at 198-20 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. It opens at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Community Notices and Meetings
Community Board 12 will hold its monthly meeting on Dec. 13 at the Robert Ross Family Life Center, located at 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Community Board 13 will hold its general board Dec. 11 this month. Drop by to raise concerns about your community and be informed. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Bellerose Assembly of God, located at 240-15 Hillside Ave.

Join Your Local Community Board
Ever thought about joining a community board? Now is the time to apply. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is accepting applications. Members of the borough’s community boards play important advisory roles in considering land use and zoning matters.

For the upcoming round of appointments, the two-year term of service will begin on April 1. The deadline to apply is Jan. 12.

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