Whats’ Up In Southeast Queens: June 9-15, 2017

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June 10

Southeast Queens College Fair
State Senator James Sanders, Jr. and the Rochdale Village Board of Directors are sponsoring a Southeast Queens College Fair on June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rochdale Village Community Center Grand Ballroom, located at 169-65 137th Ave. in Jamaica.

Drop by to learn about CUNY and SUNY colleges, application deadlines, direct admission opportunities, financial aid and more. Information will be on-hand about pre-college and young adult summer programs that help to prepare for academic success and provide a competitive edge.

June 12

Laurelton Playground Sports and Fitness Day
Join Councilman Donovan Richards for a day of activities, including kickball, basketball drills, inflatables, soccer, Zumba, obstacle courses, relay races, music, prizes, popcorn, cotton candy and much more.

The day is set to begin at noon on Monday at Laurelton Playground, located on Brookville Boulevard and 137th Avenue. This event is free and open to all ages.

For more information, call (718) 393-7370. For accessibility information, contact Gabriela Padewska at the same number.

June 17-18

The Queens International Children’s Festival
For the second year in a row, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center will host the Queens International Children’s Festival.

Councilmen I. Daneek Miller, Rory Lancman, Barry Grodenchik, Donovan Richards and corporate sponsors Flushing Bank and Resort’s World all helped organize the event.

There will be music, dancing, game tournaments, miniature golf, face painting, arts and crafts and a number of giveaways for kids and parents to enjoy. Join the festivities on June 17 and 18 between noon to 5 p.m. at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located on 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

June 29

Housing Resource Fair
Co-Sponsored by Southeast Queens’ city council, state Senate and state Assembly members, this resource fair is a one-stop shop for all you need to know about how to find affordable housing and rental units, how to buy and maintain a house and much more.

There will also be information on the rental lottery for units for “The Crossing,” the brand new affordable housing development just off Sutphin Boulevard. Elected officials will be teaming up with the Department of Finance, the Department of Buildings, the New York City Fire Department and many more to ensure home owners and renters alike come away with a better understanding of the necessary knowledge needed to live in New York.
In order to attend, you must register at nhsjhousingfair.ticketleap.com.

JULY 8 AND 9

Jamaica Y Basketball Tourney
The Jamaica YMCA is hosting its annual 3-on-3 Basketball Fundraiser to benefit families in the Jamaica Community. This two-day event is filled with giveaways, prizes and awards. The event provides food, shirts and a safe place to come out and play.

There will be four divisions: 13 and under co-ed, high school for ages 14 to 18, open adult for participants 19 and older and co-ed master for participants 45 and older.

The tournament is set to take place at Maconi Park on 155th Street and 110th Avenue. For more information, sponsorship opportunity and registration, call (212) 912-2202 or email gmessam@ymcanyc.org. Or find information online regarding the event at ymca.org/Jamaica.

ONGOING EVENTS

York College Summer 2017 Adult and Youth Programs
CUNY Continuing and Professional Education Center’s (CPEC) summer programs provide constituents with high quality non-credit courses, some leading to professional certifications, experiential learning opportunities and scholastic and vocational support that help students to realize their educational and career potential. Regarding instructional offerings, the CPEC offers in-demand professional certification courses and preparatory academic courses for adults and youth, along with exciting enrichment courses for the whole family to enjoy and career advising to help clients reach their goals. Contact CPEC at conted@york.cuny.edu.

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