What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Feb. 23-Mar. 1, 2018


Feb. 24
Councilman I. Daneek Miller is hosting a Black History Month celebration featuring live performances and guest speakers, including Drs. Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins, co-authors of The Bond, The Pact and We Beat the Street. The event will take place at New Jerusalem Worship Center, located at 122-05 Smith St. in Jamaica, and will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call Brandon Clarke at (212) 788-7084 or email bclarke@council.nyc.gov. 

Black Men In Service Forum
Assemblyman Clyde Vanel is hosting a panel of black politicians, who will discuss life in politics and how they balance work and family. The panel will feature state Sens. James Sanders, Leroy Comrie and Brian A. Benjamin and others working in New York politics. The event will take place at Dabar Bethlehem Cathedral, located 218-38 98th Ave. in Queens Village. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10 a.m. Admission is free.
For more information and to RSVP, call Vanel’s office at (718) 479-2333 or email ambrosea@nyassembly.gov.

United African Dance
The United African Dance troupe will give a performance of drum and dance routines that honor the ancestors of the African Diaspora. The show will be held at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission ranges from $15 to $25.
For more information, visit the Jamaica Performing Arts Center’s website at http://bit.ly/2BrqpB1.

Feb. 25
Black History Month Celebration
Councilman Rory Lancman is inviting community members to celebrate Black History Month by honoring African American cultural leaders in the community. This year’s honorees include Greg Mays, founder and executive director of A Better Jamaica, Inc.; Wanda Best, founder of Art Transforms; and Andrew Clarke, founder and director of BRAATA Productions. The First Church Choir will perform at the free event, which will be held at First Presbyterian Church, located 89-60 164th St. in Jamaica, at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Lancman’s office at (718) 217-4968.

Feb. 26
Money Management Workshop
State Sen. Leroy Comrie and Municipal Credit Union are partnering to present a Money Management Workshop. The event will offer advice on credit, budgeting and how to stay financially fit. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The workshop is free and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the MCU St. Albans Branch, located at 188-39 Linden Blvd.
For more information or to RSVP call (718) 765-6359 or email abbady@nysenate.gov.

Community Board 13 Meeting
Community Board 13—which serves Bellerose, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Laurelton, New Hyde Park, Parkside Hills, Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens and Warnerville—holds its general board meetings every fourth Monday of the month. Monday’s meeting will be held at the Bellerose Assembly of God, located at 240-15 Hillside Ave. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27
Military Black History Month Celebration
State Sen. Leroy Comrie co-hosts a Black History Month celebration with the Veterans Advisory Committee. The event will feature stories told by veterans from the community as well as an awards ceremony. The event is free and runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served. The celebration will take place at American Legion Post 483 Rosedale, located at 240-08 135th Ave.
For more information and to RSVP, call (718) 765-6359 or email abbady@nysenate.gov.

Queens Library Movie Showing
The Central Branch of the Queens Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, will show The Pursuit of Happiness at 2 p.m. The movie stars Will Smith as a struggling salesman who takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career. The event is free. For more information, visit, queenslibrary.org/events.

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