What’s Up In Southeast Queens: July 14-20, 2017


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July 14
Movie Nights In The Rockaways: “Moana”
Disney’s 2016 blockbuster “Moana” will screen as part of the city Parks Department’s Movie Nights in the Rockaways program. “Moana” follows the adventures of a teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds.

The free screening, which is sponsored by Councilman Donovan Richards, will begin at 8 p.m. at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard in Rockaway Beach. For more information, visit www.nycgovparks.org/events/2017/07/07/movie-nights-in-the-rockways.

July 15
The St. Albans Jazz and R&B Session
One and all are invited to the 15th Annual St. Albans Jazz & R&B Festival. The lineup includes Freddy Dugard’s Hit Squad featuring La La, the Bartlett Contemporaries, Leon and the Peoples and Alyson Williams. The show is hosted by Kool Bubba Ice. Bring a garden chair, sit back and enjoy the festival.
The festival will take place at St. Albans Park, from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call (718) 723-1800.

St. Albans Craft Walk
A Better Jamaica is teaming up with the Jamaica Arts Council to bring some of the finest hand-crafted art from Southeast Queens’ talented artists.
For additional information, visit www.abetterjamaica.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Movies at Central
All month long, the Queens Central Library will screen film classics on Tuesday afternoons. This week, 1987’s “Dirty Dancing” will screen to visitors free of charge.

The following movies will be shown for the remainder of the month: “Eve’s Bayou” (1997) on July 18 and “American Graffiti” (1973) on July 25.

Movies are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. The library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. For more information, call the library at (718) 990-0700.

July 16
This performance will include some of the great sounds of the 1970s and 1980s as part of the Queens borough president’s Katz Concert Series.

The performance is free and will begin at 6 p.m. at Springfield Park, located within the vicinity of Springfield Boulevard and 146th Avenue in Springfield Gardens. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2tGxYy1.

July 19
Summer Film Fest
Join the folks at the Central Branch of the Queens Library each Wednesday during the summer for a cool movie. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy the free entertainment. There will be a different movie each week. No registration is required, but space will be limited.

Movies begin at 10 a.m. For more information on what movies are being shown, call the library at (718) 990-0700.

July 21
YMCA Sleepaway Camp
Between July 2 and August 25, the YMCA will host a summer camp program for children, ages 7 to 15.
Located in Huguenot in the Shawangunk Mountains, the YMCA’s camp is perfectly situated to offer campers a chance to go rafting on the Delaware River, learn to swim in one of three lakes, blaze a trail through 1,000 forested acres, sing and dance on a stage, code a dazzling computer program, master the finer points of volleyball, fly down a zip line and much more. At the same time, camp counselors teach future leaders how to grow into responsible people.

Through the camp’s wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities, kids gain confidence and skills necessary to take them through life. Campers from around the world offer the opportunity to make forever friends from far and wide. And with nutritious meals served up daily with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and vegetarian choices, everyone enjoys a healthy meal.

Summer camps are the perfect opportunity for your child to discover new talents and gain independence. Camp is also a great place to foster new friendships. If you’ve already signed up your children for summer camp, you’re set. But, if you haven’t, it’s not too late. Spaces are filling quickly, but there are openings for August!

For more information, call (212) 630-9600 or visit www.ymcanyc.org/camps/pages/sleepaway-camp.

Free Summer Meals at the Queens Library
Queens Library is honored to partner with the NYC Department of Education to provide an essential summer service—free lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Queens Library will provide summer meals from June 29 through Sept. 1. Summer meals are open to all children, ages 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required.

Meals will be provided on Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the following locations.

Baisley Park, 117-11 Sutphin Blvd.
Briarwood, 85-12 Main St.
Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Blvd.
Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Ave.
Laurelton, 134-26 225 St.
Queens Village, 94-11 217 St.
Rochdale Village, 169-09 137 Ave.
Rosedale, 144-20 243 St.
South Hollis, 204-01 Hollis Ave.
South Jamaica, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
St. Albans, 191-05 Linden Blvd.

If a Queens Library location is not close by, call 311 or go to www.schoolfoodnyc.org to find another Summer Meals location that is near you. For more information, call the library at (718) 990-0700.

Community Notices
Library Closure
Be advised that the Queens Library at South Jamaica, located at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., will close for renovations effective June 24th for approximately four months.

Mobile library service will be available on Mondays, beginning June 26, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents can visit three nearby Queens Library locations at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. (Central Library), 117-11 Sutphin Blvd. (Baisley Park Library) or 191-05 Linden Blvd. (St. Albans Library).

Meetings Out Of Session
Community board and community council meetings are out of session for the summer. They will resume in September.

Dallas BBQ Is Hiring
Dallas BBQ is opening a new chain store at 89-04 Parsons Blvd. in Jamaica and is currently hiring new employees. Those interested in applying for a job should email their resumes with a short note as to why they are applying to eric@dallasbbq.com. Interviews will be held at Dallas BBQ’s Times Square location between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Upon arrival, ask for Eric.

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