What’s Up In Southeast Queens: June 22-28, 2018


June 23 
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 Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s mission is to celebrate the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming including live music. To this end, the organization produces the following: professional performances via its touring company, arts-in-education and cultural enrichment programming and community outreach activities that are free or low-cost and target the underserved Mexican and Mexican-American community. Calpulli celebrates the rich dance and music traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history as interpreted through its unique artistic vision. The fresh, vital repertoire honors Mexico’s past and Mexican-American cultural expression in the United States. The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Rufus King Park, located at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street in Jamaica.  

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. It will also help you move more freely. Stimulate your memory by recalling lyrics to the music from the 1940s to current tunes, including Latin, rock, folk, cultural, jazz, Motown and requests. The free event will be held at the Queens Library’s Central Branch, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica at 11 a.m. 

June 24
Groovin’ In The Park
Groovin’ In The Park is North America’s largest annual reggae and R&B concert. It is a family friendly event that provides an eclectic array of popular music and caters to a diverse audience from the United States and Caribbean. The concert will feature Busy Signal, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, JC Lodge, Pam Hall, Marcia Aitken, Capleton and Romain Virgo. The show will be held at Roy Wilkins Park, located at 119-08 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica. For more information, call (347) 980-2252.  Tickets cost $70 to $270.


June 25 
It’s Just An Illusion!
Do you believe in magic? Come to the library and see three great magicians baffle, bewilder and entertain. Attendees will leave the show a believer. The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Queens Library’s Rochdale Village Branch, located at 169-09 137 Ave. in Rochdale Village. For information, call (718) 723-4440. 

Community Board 13 Monthly Meeting
Serving the communities of Bellerose, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Laurelton, Meadowmere, New Hyde Park, Parkside Hills, Queens Village, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, and Warnerville, Community Board 13 holds its general board meetings every fourth Monday of each month from September through June. The meeting will be held at the Bellerose Assembly of God, located at 240-15 Hillside Ave. in Bellerose. For more information, call (718) 464-9700.


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