What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: MAP MOSAIC: FROM QUEENS TO THE WORLD GISMO EXHIBIT  & FORUM

Oct. 28
The Music of Friends Concert Series: Ensemble 1816
Explore the great variety of songs and sonatas written 200 years ago, by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others. This program will be performed by Ensemble 1816, featuring baritone Jesse Blumberg, forte pianist David Breitman and violinist Johanna Novom. Complimentary wine and refreshments at 6 p.m., concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for King Manor members and students 18+, general admission is $25. To purchase tickets, visit kingmanor.org, call (718) 206-0545 ext. 13 or email programs@kingmanor.org.
Concert will take place at the King Manor Museum located at 153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Oct. 29
MAP MOSAIC: FROM QUEENS TO THE WORLD GISMO EXHIBIT & FORUM Oct. 29 through  Oct. 30
At the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Meridian Road, Corona

Oct. 29 through  Oct. 30.

NYC Geospatial Information Systems and Mapping Organization (GISMO) is a forum for sharing information about geospatial technologies and related issues. Founded in 1990, GISMO is the oldest, continually operating, NYC-based geographic information systems organization. GISMO is user-oriented and run on a completely volunteer basis by its members who come from many NYC agencies, universities, and public and private organizations.
This weekend, GISMO comes to the Queens Museum. Bring your family and friends to the Museum for a maptastic weekend! If you have never been to the Queens Museum you can also enjoy the NYC Panorama (scale model of NYC developed for the 1964 World’s Fair) the Unisphere outside the Queens Museum and the scale model of NYC’s water supply (developed for the 1939 World’s Fair) as well as other exhibits in the Museum.

Admission to the Museum is by suggested contribution. Admission to the Unisphere Gallery and the events in the theater is free. 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.queensmuseum.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

College and Scholarship Fair
Come out and meet with reps from local colleges and scholarship awarding organizations, receive financial aid guidance and participate in a college experience discussion. No fee to participate. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Luc Severe at luc.severe@gmail.com
This event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. at the Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, located on 217-55 100th Ave. in Queens Village.

NCNW “Unmasking Our Talents” Show
The Queens County Youth Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. requests your presence at their “Unmasking Our Talents” show. This talent showcase will include refreshments and dancing. For tickets, or additional information, contact Sakinah Black at sakinah.black@hotmail.com or (516) 241-8800 or contact Aunetrius Raysor at arayshope@yahoo.com or (917) 701-6558.
Tickets are $18 to $20 for general admission. Children 18 and under are $10. The event will take place at the Maranatha Church Rev. Dr. C.W. Mixon Center located at 112-50 Springfield Blvd. in Queens Village.

Oct. 30
Independence Day: Resurgence
Just in time for Halloween, join the Queens Library in a viewing of the much anticipated Independence Day sequel. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
The movie will start at 2 p.m. at the Central Library located on 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica. It will be free to all who attend.

Nov. 5
Black Spectrum Theater Presents: Two Trains Running By
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, PA, 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 reflects 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.

JCAL School Assembly Program 2016
Our year-long, high-quality and diverse program is carefully chosen to captivate student imaginations, empower their innovation and provide meaningful connections between classroom objective and the arts. These 50-minute-long performances are great education and entertainment choices for stay-at-home parents as well. The following are the three performances left for 2016:

Nov. 17 – Steam Trunk Circus
A steamer trunk, a mysterious book, and hat belonging to Harry Houdini are brought to life in a show that’s filled with fantastic physical feats. This show is an ideal way to introduce elements from the STEAM curriculum to students.

Nov. 18 – Sharp Radway’s “Music of The Streets”
Sharp Radway is a pianist, composer, arranger and author who is a native of Hartford, CT. and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. 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.

Dec. 13
We The People
A musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and promises to make Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students will have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process, and more.
All shows take place at 10:30 a.m.. General admission is $7 and students get in for $5. Every eight students must have a chaperone. For more information, call (718) 658-7400.

On-Going
Jamaica Farmers’ Market
Throughout the season, Community Markets, the market’s operator and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation host free promotional events at the Farmers’ Market including regular cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes using the fresh fruit and vegetables of the season. The demonstrations are presented by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. The Farmers’ Market accepts WIC Farmers’ Market coupons and EBT cards for the purchase of eligible Farmers’ Markets products. The market also offers a free parking coupon to shoppers. The coupon is available at the market manager’s tent and can be used at the Parsons garage. For additional information call 718-297-4708
Farmers’ Market Jamaica will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 21.

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 Avenue.

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