What’s Up In Southeast Queens: May 12-18, 2017

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Kenny G: Mother’s Day Weekend Concert
This Mother’s Day Weekend, Grammy Award winning artist Kenny G. will perform alongside special guest “The Sopranos” star Vincent Pastore. The concert will take place on the outside deck lounge located in the Central Park Event Space on the third floor of Resorts World Casino, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park. All attendees will receive drinks and a cigar sampling by Arthur Avenue Cigars. The event is open to ages 21 and older. General admission ticket price includes admission, plus one cigar and one drink. Meet and greet tickets include – admission, one cigar, one drink and a meet and greet with Kenny G. No Refunds. Artists subject to change.
The performance begins at 8 p.m.. Tickets run from $40 to $125. For more information, call (888) 888-8801.

May 13
The Music of Stevie Wonder
The music of legendary soul singer Stevie Wonder will be performed by city pop/jazz vocalist Cody Childs this Saturday at the Queens Library Baisley Park branch, located at 117-11 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica. The tribute includes biographical notes on the singer’s life along with performances of some of the artist’s biggest hits and classics.
The performance starts at 2:30 p.m. The show is free of charge. For more information, call (718) 529-1590.

York College Summer 2017 Adult and Youth Programs
Enjoy summer 2017 with York College, CUNY Continuing and Professional Education Center’s (CPEC) summer programs.

CPEC provides constituents with high quality non-credit courses, some of which can lead to professional certifications, experiential learning opportunities and scholastic and vocational support that help students to realize their educational and career potential. Regarding instructional offerings, CPEC offers in-demand professional certification courses and preparatory academic courses for adults and youth, along with exciting enrichment courses for the whole family and career advising to help clients reach their goals.
Don’t let the summer heat slow you down, enroll in one of the summer adult and youth academies today. For more information regarding each academy, visit startatyork.com and find out when the next open house is scheduled.
Summer courses are now open for registration. Don’t miss out, click below to register online! Contact conted@york.cuny.edu.

May 17
Movie Night Wednesdays at Central
Every Wednesday this month, the Central Branch of the Queens Library, located on 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica, will screen one of the many films nominated for best picture at the 2017 Oscars. On May 17, drop by a special screening of Best Picture winner “Moonlight.”

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The film is a look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.
In the remaining weeks, the following films will be screened: “Hacksaw Ridge” on May 24 and “La La Land” on May 31.

May 19
Paint Night, Wine and Cheese
Join Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning for a Creative and Fun Night with friends, loved ones, wine, cheese and a casual and guided painting project. Open for all levels of artists, 16 years and older preferred. Ages 16 years and below must have knowledge of handling of materials. All materials will be provided (paint, brushes, canvas). All proceeds will support JCAL’s 2nd Annual Queens Children’s Festival in June. The event was made in partnership with Jocelyn Goode’s Pop Up Art Party.

Tickets cost $60 for one person and $110 for two. The session starts at 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 658 7400, or email info@jcal.org.

 

May 20
The Jamaica Ball 2017: Sixth Annual Party With A Purpose
The Jamaica Ball will celebrate the 10th anniversary of A Better Jamaica, which has worked to engage in activities designed to strengthen Jamaica.

The ball will be a great opportunity to dance, eat, drink and be merry, all while raising money for Jamaica-based non-profits. Tickets are $60 per person. But buy them now as only 250 tickets are being sold online.
A total of 90 percent of every $60 Jamaica Ball ticket (that’s $54 for non-mathematicians) will go directly to a Southeast Queens non-profit of the ticket buyer’s choosing.

The event is intended for adults, ages 21 and older. Complimentary beer will be provided by the Harlem Brewing Company — makers of “Sugar Hill Golden Ale”, “Renaissance Wit” and “Strawberry Hard Cider.” The party starts at 8 p.m. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave. For more information, call (718) 618-6170.

Ongoing Events
“Five Guys Named Moe” at York College
Tony Award Winner Ben Harney brings the classic musical “Five Guys Named Moe” to life at York College for six dates. This performance is set to blues pioneer and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan’s iconic rhythm and blues/jazz score. It’s an exhilarating theatrical experience that will have visitors dancing in the aisles.
The May 12 and May 13 performances start at 7 p.m. The May 14 performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets cost between $10 and $20. For more information, call (718) 262-3750 or visit york.cuny.edu/pac. The York College Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center is located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica.

February – May 2017
The Genius of Geoffrey Holder
Born and raised in Trinidad, Geoffrey Holder revealed his genius in his long career in dance, theater, film, music and art. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for “The Wiz,” and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
The exhibit is free and will remain at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave., through May.

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