What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Nov. 11-17, 2016


Nov. 11
Family Skate Day
Councilman I. Daneek Miller and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman are co-sponsoring a special Family Skate day. Come out and experience the throwback to a simpler time! Whether you’re dusting off your old pair of roller skates or borrowing them on site, the focus of the night is one thing: having a good time.
There will be face painting and music for the little ones to enjoy. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Roy Wilkins Park Family Center located on 177-01 Baisley Boulevard. For more information, call the office of Councilman Miller at (718) 776-3700.

Black Spectrum Theater Presents: “Two Trains Running By” – Encore
“Two Trains Running By” is one of August Wilson’s best plays. The play takes place in the Hill District, an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1969. It explores the social and psychological manifestations of changing attitudes toward race from the perspective of urban blacks. The gossip, the debates, the philosophizing and storytelling that takes place in this Memphis restaurant reflect the oral tradition of African American culture.

Join the legendary Black Spectrum Theater as they put on their rendition of one of Wilson’s classics. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. and the play starts at 8 p.m.. At the Black Spectrum Theatre located on 177-06 Baisley Blvd. in Jamaica. Tickets are $55 and all the proceeds will go towards The Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation Corporation.

gingerbreadlaneGingerbread Lane in Corona
Over in Western Queens, one of the holiday’s most delectable treats gets turned into a sight to behold. A 500-square-foot mini-metropolis with more than 1,000 houses bridges, stores, trees, trains, and other structures made of gingerbread, royal icing, and candy will be on display once again this year. The annual exhibition always includes Candy Cane Place, Eggnog Bay, Gum Drop Row, Peppermint Central Park, and Toffee Boulevard.

The display will be at the New York Hall of Science located on 47-01 111th St. in Corona. It will be on display until Jan. 15.

Nov. 12
JCAL’s Dance Workshops w/ Dance Theatre of Harlem
JCAL partners with Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancing Through Barriers’ Arts Education Program to provide dance workshops for Saturdays this fall for students’ ages nine years old and up, intermediate to advance levels. Advanced beginner level students are welcome to join! At least two years of training is required.

There will be three classes available, listed below:

Jazz: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ballet: 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Modern: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost of Classes
Register for one class for $200 (6 weeks)
Register for two classes for $380 (6 weeks)
Register for all three classes for $560 (6 weeks)

Nov. 18
Sharp Radway’s “Music of The Streets”
Sharp Radway is a pianist, composer, arranger and author who is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sharp has worked with several jazz luminaries, including Yusef Lateef, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, and many more. He is also the music director, pianist, and arranger for The Celebration of Lionel Hampton Big Band and The New York City Ska Orchestra.

Radway will be performing at the Queens Library Central. The show will be free for all visitors. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. For more information visit queenslibrary.org/events or call (718) 990-0700.

Nov. 19
An Exhibit of Haitian Art in Queens
Join us for an Opening Reception for Festival an Koulè, an exhibit of the vibrant Haitian Art of Queens. Get a first look at the exhibit in three library locations and meet several of the exhibiting artists.

Haiti is a country of great beauty, a vibrant Caribbean culture, and a heroic history, populated by people with a natural gift for storytelling. Haitian art reveals the riches of Haiti’s spirit, rendered in vibrant colors and bold patterns.

This six-week art exhibit will spotlight a variety of established and emerging Haitian artists – many Queens locals – and the vibrant culture that is present in the communities of Cambria Heights, St. Albans, South Hollis and Rochdale Village.

Nov. 19 – Opening Reception Schedule
•11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: South Hollis Community Library (204-01 Hollis Avenue)
•2 – 4 p.m.: St. Albans Community Library (191-05 Linden Boulevard)
•6 – 9 p.m.: Cambria Heights Community Library (218-13 Linden Boulevard)

The exhibit is completely free of charge.

Boro-Linc Queens: Jazz for Young People Series: Jazz and Civil Rights
Based on Wynton Marsalis and Sandra Day O’Connor’s conversations on jazz and democracy, this three-part concert series will illustrate the ideals of American democracy through the lens of America’s greatest and most democratic art form: jazz.

This event is the final installment of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s three-part Jazz for Young People series.
The event will take place at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center located on 153-10 Jamaica Avenue. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. a Community Artist Workshop will be conducted, followed by a performance at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Families must arrive at least ten minutes in advance of the program to secure their seats. All reserved seats will become available to the wait list ten minutes before each performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Boro-Linc events are recommended for all ages and their family members. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Families are encouraged to arrive early in advance of the program to secure their seats.
Those interested are encouraged to go to Eventbrite.com to register and reserve a seat on this compelling workshop.

Emmitt Wigglesworth Exhibition
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by Jamaica-based artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from his career as an artist, spanning over six decades. The exhibit begins Sept. 16 and runs until Nov. 25 at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

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