What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Sept. 22-28, 2017



Sept. 22-24
Queens Hip Hop Festival 2017
Celebrate hip hop music, art and film with concerts, art exhibitions, yoga, tours and films at various venues throughout Queens. The festival runs from Friday through Sunday. For more information on events and locations, visit http://bit.ly/2wvz0kp.

Sept. 23
Bring your family out for the first annual Sutphin Boulevard Harvest Festival. The event will feature a youth mentoring center, seniors café, arts and crafts, food, music, technology games and rides. The event is hosted by Dr. Bob Lee of WBLS. For more or vendor information, call (718) 291-2110.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Hillside Ave and Jamaica Avenue. It is free to attend.

Senior Fitness at Springfield Park
Join Assemblywoman Michele Titus to celebrate Senior Appreciation Month with a day of senior fitness at Springfield Park. Events will include fitness exercises, nature walks and Zumba aerobics routines.

The event will take place at the corner of 183rd Street and 147th Avenue and will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is free to attend.

What's-Up-3---Incarceration-EventDiscussion on Incarceration At Queens Library
Join the Friends of Cambria Heights Library for a discussion on “hyper incarceration vs. mass incarceration.” The event will feature a panel of informed speakers affected by the U.S. criminal justice system. They will be talking about the havoc wreaked by a criminal justice system “intent on hyper incarceration.” The panelists include Tiheba Bain, Flores A. Forbes, William Eric Waters, Joseph “Jazz” Hayden and William Scarborough. The discussion will be moderated by Wanda Best, CEO of Art Transforms, Inc.

The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cambria Heights Library, located at 218-13 Linden Blvd. For more information, call (718) 528-3535. It is free to attend.

NYC Honey Fest
The seventh annual event in the Rockaways includes a bee marketplace, honey-tasting competition, costume contest, honey-extraction demo, NYC Bee Cop Darren Mays and plenty of food. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the vicinity of Beach 106th Street. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2x9cWMO.

Sept. 24
Steve Higgins & Friends: “Embracing Romance” At York College
Steve Higgins & Friends will perform an elegant performance of upbeat, jazzy love songs, mixed with Jamaican folk music, all about love and life.

The performance, “Embracing Romance,” features talented singers, doing songs that will teach lessons on how to make your loved one happy.

The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the York College Milton Bassin Performing Arts Center at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Tickets range from $30 to $60 and can be purchased at www.yorkpac.com or at the box office, which can be reached at (718) 262-2840.

“The Daniela Gioseffi Story”
St. John’s University will screen this documentary by Anton Evangelista that focuses on Daniela Gioseffi, a writer and social justice warrior. Evangelista and Gioseffi will be on-hand for a Q&A session.

Tickets are $20 and the screening starts at 4 p.m. in Room 416 of the D’Angelo Center, located at 80-00 Utopia Pkwy. in Jamaica.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2f904PJ.

Sept. 26
York College Community Jam Session
Bring your favorite instrument or just come out to listen to the York College Community Jam Session. All instruments, styles and abilities are welcome to join in. The event provides a supportive environment for musicians to perform, learn and create new sounds.

The event will be held at the York College Academic Core LL01, at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica. The event begins at 12 p.m. and is free to attend.

Tuesday Afternoon Movies At Central Library: “Take The Lead”
Drop by the Queens Library’s Central Branch at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica for a Tuesday Afternoon movie. This week, it’s “Take the Lead,” the true story of a dance instructor who believed in the talent of a group of kids lacking direction.

The event begins at 2 p.m. and is free to attend.

Ongoing Events
Social Justice Art Show
Councilman Rory Lancman will present a Social Justice Art Show. Participating artists will include: Wanda Best, Phyllis Miner, Carlton Williams, Winston Huggins, Crystal Ife Sekhem and Reginal Rousseau. The event is presented in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, state Sen. Leroy Comrie, Assemblywoman Vivian Cook, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, Councilman I. Daneek Miller, the Jamaica Center BID and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

The event will take place at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Food will be provided by Golden Krust.

For more information, call Lancman’s office at (718) 217-4969. The show will be on display until Sept. 29.

Queens Council on the Arts Seeking Artists
The Queens Council on the Arts is seeking 14 Queens residents to become panelists, who will award four artists with $10,000 each.

These “art producers” need not be currently involved in the art world, but simply interested in supporting the borough’s artists.

Art producers will serve as resources for selected artists, engaging with them in monthly events such as art salons, artist talks and professional development training.

Artists will include Queens-based choreographers, composers and playwrights. Each of these producers will be commissioned to create a dance, music score or theater script. Next summer, participating artists will present their new works in a world premiere.

Candidates may register online for an information session for prospective artists and producers on Aug. 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning. Artists must submit their applications by Sept. 21.

For more information, visit http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/art-commissioning/ or contact Artist Commissioning Program Coordinator Kelly Olshan at kolshan@queenscouncilarts.org or (347) 505-3021.

Community Meetings Resume This Month
The 105rd Precinct community council meeting will be held on Sept. 27.
Community Board 12 will be held on Sept. 20, while Community Board 13 will take place Sept. 25.

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