What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Feb. 9-15, 2018



Feb. 9
“Finding Samuel Lowe”
The Jamaica Center for the Arts & Learning will screen the documentary Finding Samuel Lowe, which tells the story of three siblings from Harlem who discover their heritage while searching for clues about their long-lost grandfather. Their emotional journey spans from Canada to Jamaica to China and reunites them with hundreds of Chinese relatives whom they never imagined existed.


The free screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2qeyGEx.

Feb. 10
“Henry Box Brown”
The Jamaica Performing Arts Center will host a performance of the musical Henry Box Brown, during which gospel, R&B, bluegrass, Negro spirituals and American folk music tell the true story of a Virginia slave who shipped himself to freedom in a box in 1849.

Admission to the show—which begins at 2 p.m.—is $10 or $5 for children. The Jamaica Performing Arts Centers is located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2E8pGXf.

Feb. 11
Valentine’s Day Holiday Market
Attendees at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar, a pop-up beach-side market in the Rockaways, will be able to view handmade jewelry, candles, body scrubs, warm winter gear, plants and much more. The event will also include brunch by The Dropout, beats by Matt Preis and drinks by Riis Point Bar. The market runs from noon to 7 p.m. The Riis Park Beach Bazaar is located at 167-02 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Rockaway Park. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rQG6i6.

Feb. 13
Tuesday Afternoon Movies: “The Five Heartbeats”
The Queens Library’s Central Branch will screen Robert Townsend’s The Five Heartbeats, a 1991 film about the rise and fall of an African American vocal group. The movie stars Townsend, Leon, Diahann Carroll and Michael Wright. The free screening begins at 2 p.m. The Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

AfriCarib Steel Pan Performance
The Queens Library’s Central Branch will host a steel pan performance from the AfriCarib steel pan band. The group will play a mixture of reggae, soca and calypso tunes. The free event begins at 7 p.m. The Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.


Feb. 15
The Mark Wade Trio
As part of its AirTrain Jazz Festival series, The Mark Wade Trio will perform jazz tunes on bass, piano and drums. The free performance will begin at 5 p.m. at the AirTrain Jamaica Station, located at 93-40 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. The event is organized by A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District. For more information, visit http://theairtrainjazzfestival.com/event/the-mark-wade-trio/.

Register For Internships At Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Youths between the ages of 17 and 24 years 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.

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