What’s Up In Southeast Queens: June 30-July 6, 2017

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June 30
Black Spectrum Summer Theatre Camp
The Black Spectrum Theatre Company—now celebrating its 47 years of community service—has unveiled information regarding its summer theatre camp. Camp activities include: acting, singing, dance, music, performance, recreation, sport activities, mathematics, pool sessions, martial arts, special guests, pizza parties and much more! The program is aimed at girls and boys, ages 6 to 13.

The classes take place on Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black Spectrum Theater, located on Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park) in Jamaica. For additional information, contact Nena at (718) 723-1800 Ext. 205, or visit www.blackspectrum.com

July 1
Vissi Dance Theater: Requiem
Vissi Dance Theater and Impact Movement Collective will share a powerful evening of dance and story. The event is an exquisite collection of daring dancers performing to the music of Nina Simone, Gil Scott Heron, Luise Prima, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Holiday, Lady Blacksmith Mambazo, Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar.

The performance kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. Tickets are $25.

July 2
Knit and Crochet Club
Every Monday, join fellow knit and crochet enthusiasts for the weekly Knit and Crochet Club. It takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is free to attend.

The event takes place at the Queens Village branch of the Queens Library, located at 94-11 217th St.

July 3
NASA MAA: K1-9 STEM Education Project Summer Program
The MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) Aerospace Academy made its debut at York College for the first time in October 2015 and it replaced the SEMAA (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) Program. Now is your chance to get involved.

Three week-long programs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be held on:
July 10 through July 14
July 17 through July 21
July 24 through July 28

The program is free. Donations are accepted.

There’s a special opportunity for NASA MAA students enrolled in the 2017 Summer Program to do something educational as well as fun in the afternoons from July 3rd to Aug. 4th.

Fill out an application at york.cuny.edu/academics/departments/arts-and-sciences/semaa
For more information, York’s Continuing Education office at (718) 262-2790.

July 5
Movie Night Wednesdays @ Central
Every Wednesday this month, the Central Branch of the Queens Library, located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, will screen a film for all visitors. All movies will begin at 6 p.m. and are completely free.

This month, the following movies are scheduled to be shown: “Assassin’s Creed,” “Loving,” “Live By Night” and “Fifty Shades Darker.”

Specific dates for each showing have not yet been determined. For more information, call (718) 990-0700.

July 7
Newtown Literary Journal Submissions
Calling all Queens based writers!
Newtown is a nonprofit journal, with the goal of reflecting all the diverse voices of Queens.

Newtown Literary is a semiannual print and electronic journal based in Queens and publishing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from Queens writers.

Newtown is currently accepting submissions through July 10. It’s free to submit, with an additional option to pay for written feedback from an editor. For details on the guidelines for submissions, visit newtownliterary.org/submission-guidelines

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