What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Sept. 2-8, 2016

SEPT. 2
Jamaica Fashion Show Auditions
Make Me Over Beauty Bar in partnership with Feel Beauty Supply will host a Model Casting in promotion for their Sept. 17 Fashion Show, featuring Make Me Over’s Fashion Line. All ethnicities and sizes, 18 and over are welcome to cast. Selected models will receive goody bags from Feel Beauty Supply and Make Me Over Beauty Bar.

Auditions will take place at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 166-11 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432.

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September Arrives at King Manor
As the summer comes to a close and we ponder upon the coming Fall, we’re anticipating a lot – new school children touring King Manor, the changing leaves at King Park, as well as upcoming programs. Learn what’s going on this September and Jamaica’s own historical house located in King Park, 150-03 Jamaica Ave.

SEPT. 3
Hands-on-History: Old News, New News
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free
Create paper out of recycled materials, read news stories for kids and take a free tour of King Manor where you’ll see a copy of, The Long Island Farmer, the first newspaper published in Queens. Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome to this free event. Reservations are not needed, just stop by!

Outdoor Capoeira
Led by certified instructors from Capoeira Nago Queens, this ongoing series introduces participants to the basic fundamentals of the Brazilian martial art of capoeira. The class will be completely free for those who attend. Held at Socrates Sculpture Park, located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd., in Long Island City at noon.

Yoga on the Beach
With summer coming to a close, the more outdoor oriented people of Southeast Queens may want to get their last bit of activity in before fall rolls around. Join yoga instructor Helen Kilgallen for beginner Hatha yoga. The event begins at 8 a.m. right on the sand near the Boardwalk at Beach 108th Street, in the Rockaways. Be sure to bring a mat, large towel, or blanket for yourself. Admission is free for all who attend. For more information, call (718) 318-4000 or send an email to antina.johnson@parks.nyc.gov.

Screen of “Hamlet” at MOMI
Check out this modern retelling of the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet.” Released in 1996, this adaptation of the old tale stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet, actor and director Kenneth Branagh, and Julie Christi on the big screen.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image, located on 36-01 35th Ave., Kaufman Arts District. Encores will be held Sept. 3, and Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets will cost $12.
For more information, call (718) 777-6800.

SEPT. 4
The Noguchi Museum Presents Community Day
The Noguchi Museum will be holding a Community Day for the whole family. Set to take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., special activities will be set up for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Festivities include an open studio for youngsters, a public tour of the museum, and a guided conversation on many of the museum’s art.

Admission will be free. The Noguchi Museum, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of Isamu Noguchi’s art and legacy, is located at 32-37 Vernon Blvd., in Long Island City.

SEPT. 10
Talking About History:  A History of American Pie
3 p.m. Free
Self-proclaimed “historic gastronomist” and writer Sarah Lohman will discuss the contemporary histories of pumpkin and apple pie as well as a general history of how pie came to be. Ms. Lohman is the creator of the blog, FourPoundsFlour.com and author of her forthcoming book, Eight Flavors, which explores popular ingredients in American cooking. To make a reservation for this free event, please email programs@kingmanor.org or call 718-206-0545 x 13.

SEPT. 15
Constitution & Cocktails
6 to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $125
King Manor Museum, in partnership with the Latino Lawyers Association, of Queens County & the American Institute of Architects Queens Chapter, invites you to attend Constitution & Cocktails, a fundraiser to celebrate the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution & the legacy of framer & signer Rufus King. Proceeds will benefit the educational programs of King Manor Museum.

ON-GOING
Free Prenatal Classes at Central Library
Having a baby is joyful, but can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have free prenatal classes available for expectant mothers. Learn about important topics, like bonding with your baby, how to take care of yourself while you’re pregnant, your baby’s development, getting ready for labor and delivery, and more!

Classes are free and there will be giveaways at each class, including clothes, blankets, toys, and other surprises! All expectant mothers are welcome. The prenatal series will end with a baby shower, complete with raffle prizes!

Wednesdays, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 19. 4:30 p.m. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica. Space is limited – register now!

To register or for more information, call or text Tamara at (917) 702-4295, or simply email tmichel@queenslibrary.org.

Emmitt Wigglesworth Exhibition
A resident of Jamaica Queens for more than 20 years, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculpture from his career as an artist, spanning over six decades. 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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David Weprin School Drive
Assemblyman David Weprin will be spending the month of August preparing to bring back the school year and helping out community kids in need. This month, he is collecting school supplies to benefit P.S. 51 in Richmond Hill. Make the school year a success for a child this year! He’s looks for everything from backpacks (no wheels), crayons, colored pencils, erasers and more.

Please bring any of the supplies listed to Assemblyman Weprin’s offices located at 185-06 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows or 111-12 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 5 in Richmond Hill.

All donations must be made by September 6.

For more information about this or any other local issue, please contact one of Assemblyman Weprin’s offices at (718) 805-2381 or (718) 454-3027.

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