What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Jan. 12-18, 2018


Jan. 13
Honoring MLK in 2018
Atiles & Associates will present MLK Honors 2018. Join them as they honor remnants of “The Dream” among us. This year’s honorees include: Carl Clay, Black Spectrum Theater; Donald Atkins, The Eagle Academy; Jacques Leandre, Rosedale Jets; Adrienne Strother-Brown, Dance Explosion; Jessica Douglas, New York City Mayor’s Office; Rev. Dr. Phil Craig, Greater Springfield Community Church; Paul City, Young LYFE, and Kenny Carter, Fathers Alive in the Hood.

The event is set to take place at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave.

Jan. 14
Frozen Kids Festival
SayCheese Entertainment will present the Frozen Kids Festival. The day’s activities include face painting, balloon sculptures, slime bar and a glitter tattoo station. The show will feature KDW (Kicking Down Walls), 2 Milly and DJ Lil Man. For additional information, call (347) 509-0859.

The event will take place at the York College Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center, located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. It begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (718) 262-3750.

3b-Adrienne-AdamsInaugural Ceremony of Councilwoman Adrienne E. Adams
The inaugural ceremony for newly elected Councilwoman Adrienne E. Adams will be held on Jan. 14. 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, e-mail AAdamsRSVP@gmail.com.

Jan. 15
Councilman I. Daneek Miller will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Monday afternoon. The three-hour celebration dedicated to the late civil rights leader will feature a number of special guests and performances from the Southeast Queens area.

Last year, Public Advocate Letitia James, Comptroller Scott Stringer, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Greg Meeks served as the event’s keynote speakers. This will be something you won’t want to miss. The event begins at 1 p.m.

Jan. 16
Tuesday Afternoon Movies at Central – “Winter’s Bone”
If it’s Tuesday afternoon, then its movie time at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Today’s feature is “Winter’s Bone.” An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

The free screening will be held at the Queens Library Central Branch at 2 p.m. For more information, call (718) 990-0700.

Jan. 17
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 at 9 a.m. and is immediately followed by a clothing giveaway at 10 a.m. Consider donating your new and gently used clothing items.

The event is held at the St. Luke Cathedral, located at 133-21 233rd St. in Laurelton. For more information, call (718) 527-9165.

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

Jan. 22
Sewing Club – Intro to Sewing for Beginners
Do you have a sewing machine and 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 a machine, how to sew a straight line and how to sew a basic seam.

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

The lessons will be held at the Queens Library Central Branch at 10 a.m. promptly. For more information, call (718) 990-0700.

Jan. 25
AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents : Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad Featuring LALA
The AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad Featuring LALA on the AirTrain Jamaica stage. Join us as the festival pays 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 Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad Featuring LALA by visiting: http://www.freddydugard.com

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.

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, call (718) 523-3312.

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

The 113th Community Council Meeting will be held on Jan. 15 at 7 pm at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 122-05 Smith St.

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