What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Oct. 9th – Oct. 15th

October 9
Concert: An Evening at Home with our Founding Fathers
This special program featuring music, dance and historical readings will transport you back in time to an evening at home in ca. 1800 New York.  Dongsok Shin and Leah Gale Nelson will perform music published in London during Rufus King’s tenure as Ambassador to Great Britain including works for piano and violin by M. Clementi, J.C. Bach, and Francis Hopkinson. Dancers Caroline Copeland and Matthew Ting of the New York Baroque Dance Company Touchstone Project as well as singer, Grant Herreid will enhance the evening.

Located at King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Tickets are $35, reservations required. Event begins at 6 p.m.

October 10
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft – Join Us For a FREE Shredding Event –
Old records may seem harmless enough. But an ambitious identity thief can use the bits and pieces of this old information to assemble a profile of your current identity. Join us for a free document shredding event happening in your community.

State Sen. James Sanders Jr. will be hosting event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1425 Beach Channel Drive in Far Rockaway. This event is co-sponsored by AARP. For more information, contact Hayden Horsham at 718-523-3069 or via email at Horsham@nysenate.gov

October 14
Observatory Public Open Night
Come check out the stars on the roof of York College. Run by Astronomy Professor Tim Paglione. Except during special events, we will meet in Room 2E04 and then move to the 4th floor terrace on the G corridor of the Academic Core Building of the College to view the stars and planets by eye as well as with the observatory’s instruments. If the weather is poor, we will enjoy activities and/or a topical lecture. For more information call (718) 262 2082

October 15
District 29 High School Fair
It’s never too soon to look towards the future. Come join us next Thursday as we showcase the unique programs offered in District 29 high schools.

Located at the Pathways College Preparatory High School located in the I.S. 192Q building at 109-89 204th St. Fair starts at 6 p.m.

October 17
Hands On History: Fall Festival
Welcome fall with a traditional hearth cooking demonstration, butter churning, cider pressing, crafts and more!
Admission is Free. Event begins at noon and concludes at 4 p.m.
October 18
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Join Team York College Women’s Center at 9 a.m. for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.  To join either sign up at York in the Women’s Center, (3C01), or sign up online through the Team’s homepage. Sign ups will meet at East 72nd Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan the day of the walk.

October 26
Supporting Our Young Fathers Event
Join the Male Initiative Program at York College as we celebrate and discuss what it takes to be a father. The discussion is sure to invigorate the mind and the heart.

Event starts a 5 p.m. in room 3B04 of the Academic Core Building.

On-going events
Live, Love, Laugh, Cry!: The Poetry of Lindamichellebaron
York College Theatre starts-off its 2015-16 Season – The Power of the Spoken Word – with an original play featuring the poetry of York College professor and poet Dr. Lindamichelle Baron: Live, Laugh, Love, Cry! The Poetry of Lindamichellebaron, conceived by Lelia Billings. Expressed in poetry of irrepressible wit, cadence, and charm, the play celebrates the life-giving care, strength, and wisdom of African-American women. Presented with original music by York instructor Jonathan Quash and choreography by recent York Alumnas Miya Bass and Vania St. Louis, the show engages us with a montage of inspirational reflections on love, dignity, self-worth, perseverance, and spiritual harmony.

Performance Dates
October 23 at 4 p.m., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday Oct. 27 at 12 p.m.

Join us at The Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College, Little Theatre, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica.

General admission is $10, call (718) 262-5375 for details

SATCOM Queens South Toy Drive
Join us as we collect toys for the little ones who need it most! Please donate an unwrapped new toy or stuffed animal this holiday season for families in need. All toys collected will be distributed with the assistance of Santa Claus, Frosty and Rudolph to children’s hospitals, shelters and families in need throughout the community.

The drive runs from Oct. 12 to Dec. 10. Participants can drop off toys at the SAT COM Operations Unit Community Affairs at 71-01 Parsons Blvd on the third floor.

Artists Co-Op II
Continuing until Oct. 31.
Once a membership based program, Artists Co-Op has been reborn as JCAL’s annual exhibition featuring local and emerging artists. Featuring Salimah Ali, Sharela Bonfield, Luis Caraos, Joyce Chen, Carol Crawford, Karen Fitzgerald, Jean Foos, Linda Ganjian, Mary Giancoli, Marvenia Knight, Sandra Mack Valencia, Mary Pinto, Jorge Posada, Satoshi Okada, and Priscilla Stadler.

Opening Reception, Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Artists Talk: Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

At the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (161-04 Jamaica Ave)

Jamaica Farmer’s 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.

Councilman Miller’s Supply Drop off
Council Member I. Daneek Miller is collecting school supplies such as pens, pencils, book bags, etc. You can drop off these items during office hours. For more information, call (718) 776-3700.
172-17 Linden Blvd, St. Albans.

High School Equivalency Exam Prep
Looking to receive your high school equivalency? They you should start by taking the High School Equivalency Prep program at the SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Evening classes are held Monday through Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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