What’s Up In Southeast Queens: July 21-27, 2017

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July 21
Classic Film Fridays at Rufus King Park—“The Birds”
“The Birds” is an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece and his first film with Universal Studios. It is the apocalyptic story of a northern California coastal town filled with an onslaught of seemingly unexplained, arbitrary and chaotic attacks of ordinary birds—not birds of prey.

Rufus King Park, located at 153rd Street on Jamaica Ave., will screen “The Birds” at 8:15 p.m. Free. For more information, visit http://www.abetterjamaica.org.

July 22
A Celebration of Southeast Queens Authors
From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Queens Library’s Cambria Heights branch will honor some of the boroughs best writers.
Many authors call Southeast Queens their home. Join the library in celebrating a few of its literary stars. Some of the borough’s authors have an extensive publishing pedigree. Others are the proud creators of their first work. Readers of every age will find their favorite subject or story. Their books will be available for sale and signing.
Schedule:

  • 2 p.m.—Youth Panel 1: Chae E. Blount, Jamee-Marie Edwards, Ama Karikari-Yawson, Carol Osborne
  • 2:30 p.m.—Let the Voices of the Poets Be Heard: Jacqueline Carr, Barbara Haskins-Scott, Earnest Hudson, Jr.
  • 3 p.m.—Youth Panel 2: Laura Blair, Frantz Derenoncourt, Jr., Diane M. Warmsley
  • 3:30 p.m.—Resiliency Through the Stories of our Struggles: Toni Coleman Brown, Terryl Ebony, Julia Shaw
  • 4 p.m.—Marketing and Public Relations, Getting to Where You Dream to Be: Karen Taylor Bass, Louise Manigault, Faye Thompson, Eva Tremaine

The event is free and family-friendly.

For more information, visit http://www.queenslibrary.org/cambria-heights.

Movies Under The Stars

Series: “Hidden Figures”

Council Member I. Daneek Miller invites one and all to a special screening of “Hidden Figures.” Bring your family and hang out with your neighbors to watch the story of how three African American women helped our country compete in the space race.

The movie will show at Wayanda Park, located at 217-40 Hollis Ave., and will begin at 8:30 p.m. Free.

July 24
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, visit http://www.ymcanyc.org/camps/pages/sleepaway-camp or call (212) 630-9600.

July 25
Tuesday Afternoon Movies at Central
Queens Library Central Branch will show the original “Dirty Dancing,” starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, who play a young couple eager for love who take part in a dance competition in the Catskill Mountains during the early 1960s.

This movie is the last of Tuesday Afternoon Movies in July. It will take place at 2 p.m. and is free of charge.

July 26
2018 Queens Arts Fund Information Session
Queens Arts Fund Applications are open.

Queens Arts Fund (QAF) offers grants to Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations offering distinctive arts and cultural programming that directly serves the citizens of Queens.

QAF Application Information Sessions are mandatory for first time QAF applicants and those applicants that have not applied in the past two years. RSVP is highly recommended. Space is limited.

Applicants who have reviewed the grant guidelines and started working on the QAF application are invited to meet one-on-one with QAF Staff to discuss their proposed project in depth.

You must have your QAF application in draft form on the QAF online platform.

The session will take place at SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), located at 158-29 Archer Ave., and will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.

Summer Film Fest For Kids Under 13
Join the folks at the Central Branch of the Queens Library each Wednesday during the hot summer for a cool movie. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. There will be a different movie each week. No registration required, but space will be limited. Don’t miss it.

The movie will begin at 10 a.m. For more information visit http://www.queenslibrary.org/events.

OnGoing
Free Summer Meals at the Queens Library

Queens Library is partnering with the city’s 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 http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org to find another Summer Meals location that is near you. For more information, call the library at (718) 990-0700.

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