What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Oct 20-26, 2017

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JAMAICA HARVEST FESTIVAL (see below)

Oct. 20
Baroque Music At King Manor
Join the King Manor Museum for an evening of baroque music with the Queens-based ensemble, Queens Consort. You’ll hear authentic baroque instruments play in period style. There will also be light refreshments beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from $10 to $15. Visit kingmanor.org for more information, or purchase tickets by calling (718) 206-0545. The King Manor Museum is located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

Oct. 21
Jamaica Harvest Festival
The annual Jamaica Harvest festival returns this weekend to its traditional location at 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue. The event is organized by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation and brings southeast Queens residents together for a day of family fun. Events include face painting, scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, live music from local band Prest4Time, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.
The event is free to attend and takes place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yes To Me: Empowering the Whole Woman
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.’s Phi Zeta Zeta Chapter is hosting a free women’s wellness event at the Gordon Parks School, located at 233-15 Merrick Blvd. The event, which runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., will include yoga and zumba, a screening of the film Victim to Victory and a self-defense workshop. There will also be healthcare service providers on-hand to share information about their institutions. Registration will take place from noon to 12:30 p.m. The day is open to women of all ages and all are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. To register, visit bit.ly/pzzyestome, and for more information, contact information@phizetazeta1920.org.

Oct. 22
Rosedale Breast Cancer Walk
Join state Sen. James Sanders Jr. and the American Cancer Society for the inaugural Rosedale Breast Cancer Walk to increase breast cancer awareness. The walk starts at Brookville Park in Rosedale. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For additional information call (516) 205-8317 or email flowersofhopeny@gmail.com

Oct. 23
MWBE/DBE Contractor Fair
Come out to a contractor fair for minority, women and disadvantaged business enterprises that provides opportunities to help you get a contract and help your company grow. You can hear about available opportunities exclusively for MWBE businesses from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Artimus, Bluestone, Omni NY LLC, MCR and more.
The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harvest Room at 90-40 160th St. in Jamaica. The event is free to attend. RSVP online at Eventbrite. For more information, email mlewis@gjdc.org or call (718) 291-0282, ext. 117.

Oct. 25
Creative Conversations for Artists and Art Advocates
“Creative Conversations is a monthly dinner meeting where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community stakeholders and develop strategies for community advocacy. The event is open to the general public and artists working in all disciplines are welcome to attend. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center at 158-29 Archer Ave. in Jamaica.

Ongoing
Disaster Relief With Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman
Alicia Hyndman is collecting donations for hurricane relief at her district office at 232-06A Merrick Blvd. in Springfield Gardens. As a result of Hurricane Maria, the Caribbean is facing a devastating situation, and this drive aims to help.
Items that can be donated include blankets, medical supplies, feminine hygiene products, bottled water, canned goods with pop-top lids, pre-packaged dry goods, bagged rice, beans and pastas, diapers both for adults and infants, baby formula, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
For more information, call (718) 723-5412.

“Kingfish: The Musical”
Come celebrate the original kings of comedy at a performance of Kingfish: The Musical, a tribute to comedian Kingfish, whose show Amos ‘n’ Andy was the first all-black comedy in the history of American television. The musical, written by Carl Clay and directed by Bette Howard, tells the tale of the comedians who laid the groundwork for black comedians such as Eddie Murphy, Kevin Hart and Richard Pryor.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.blackspectrum.com. It will take place at the Black Spectrum Theater at Baisley Boulevard and 177th Street.

Dates include Oct. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and Nov. 3, 4 and 5. All times are 8 p.m., except on Oct. 22, 29 and Nov. 5, during which performances are at 4 p.m.

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