What’s Up In Southeast Queens: June 15-21, 2018



June 15
The Book Boutique
Sherese Francis is hosting another Book Boutique. Join Sherese as she showcase her mobile library—J. Expressions. Community members can sit and read and donate books as well as submit a short written piece to the Jam Journal Jar. For additional information, contact Sherese Francis at sheresefrancis@gmail.com. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 15 at the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, located at 164-04 Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica Just My Style
After six years of success, The Jamaica Center BID’s “Jamaica Just My Style” Fashion Event returns for a seventh year, showcasing trendsetting designer styles, including Michi Knit Wear designs by Michele Walden Mcphee from Queens NY,Entertainment. The special guest host is Roxanne Roxanne, Queens’ first woman hip hop star. Four vendor spots are still available. To be a part of the event, fill out the BID’s Vendor Registration Form. For more information about Jamaica Center, log onto: jamaica.nyc or contact (718) 526-2422, ext. 2506. RSVP Recommended

June 16
The legacy of dance in Jamaica is rich, but only somewhat storied. The Jamaica Dance Festival celebrates Jamaica’s rich dance legacy—and its dynamic future—and does so in grand fashion. The festival will present highlights from the contemporary African choreographers presented at this year’s Harlem Stage E-Moves series. Featuring Omari Mizrahi, Tatiana Desardouin and Titilayo Derricote. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Rufus King Park, located at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in Jamaica.

Assemblyman Clyde Vanel’s Job Fair
Assemblyman Clyde Vanel wants everybody who wants a job to have one. On June 16, he will host a job fair. Bring an updated resume and take part in interviews with local employers. For additional information, contact Aaron Ambrose from Vanel’s office at (718) 479-2333 or ambrosea@nyassembly.gov. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at P.S. 134, located at 203-02 109th St. in St. Albans.

Seniors: The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Calling all seniors. Join in dancing, singing, exercising and healing techniques to assist with managing diabetes, arthritis, blood pressure and stress. The event is aimed at helping seniors to move more freely, but it will also stimulate memory by recalling lyrics to music from the 1940s to present day hits, including Latin, rock, folk, cultural, jazz and Motown tunes. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Queens Library’s Central Branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

FDNY Open House
Ever wondered what the inside of a firehouse or EMS station looks like? Well, here’s your chance to find out. Stop by your local firehouse between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. You can find your local firehouse or EMS Station by visiting nyc.gov/fdnyopenhouse or calling (718) 999-8112.


Queens International Children’s Festival
The Jamaica Performing Arts Center’s 3rd Annual International Children’s Festival is a free two-day, fun-filled family event that brings high-quality arts performances and craft activities to Downtown Jamaica. Each day is filled with hands-on activities to inspire young people and families to enjoy the arts together. All events take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. All programs are free. It will be held at at The Artist Market on Linden, located at 198-20 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans on June 16 and 17.
Open Mic Nights @ The Artist Market on Linden

Calling on poets, singers, musicians, dancers, and comedians. You are invited to participate in an open mic night that will take place on the first and third Saturdays of the month at The Artist Market on Linden, located at 198-20 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans. The open mics run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call (917) 387-8311.


June 17
Queens Must-Sees: Book Talk
Bring dad for a book talk with food writer, culinary tour guide and champion of Queens Joe DiStefano, who is the author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, and learn about the lesser known snapshots of history and culture in Queens. For information on the speaker and a peek at DiStefano’s engaging style, visit his blog of gastronomic adventures at www.chopsticksandmarrow.com. The event will be held at 3 p.m. at the King Manor Museum, located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. in Rufus King Park. For more information, call (718) 206-0545, ext. 13.

June 19
Tuesday Afternoon Movies: “A River Runs Through It”
The story about two sons of a stern minister—one reserved, one rebellious—growing up in rural Montana who are devoted to fly fishing. The screening begins at 2 p.m. at the Queens Library’s Central Branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

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