What’s Up In Southeast Queens: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017



SEPT. 29
Bayo Fayemi Group
These talented young musicians play their own songs and others that originated in Queens. The set includes tunes by Milt “Judge” Hinton, Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Earl Bostic and Ella Fitzgerald.
Tickets range from $10 to $15, 6:30 p.m., King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave., http://bit.ly/2vJfjlw.


Joyce Sims
R&B singer and songwriter Joyce Sims had her first hit single in 1987 with “You Are My All and All.” She had another hit with “What the World Needs Now Is Love” in 2006.
She’ll be performing at 11:30 p.m. at Resorts World Casino New York City, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. For more information, visit: Jamaica,http://bit.ly/2x6wuya.

Free Screening Of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”
The city’s Parks Department will hold a screening of the comedy film “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” which stars Jim Carrey, at 7 p.m. at the Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, located at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica on Friday. Attendees should arrive before 7 p.m. to find a spot.

SEPT. 30
Noche Latino
Come out to the First United Methodist Church of Jamaica to celebrate Latino culture at the church’s Latin night. The evening will consist of performances by the Afro-Latineers and Creative Movement Expressions. There will also be salsa lessons taught by Zuhalrah McRae, a tapas menu and more. The event seeks to celebrate the achievements, contributions and talents of the Latino community.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., though doors open at 6 p.m. It will take place at 162-10 Highland Ave. in Jamaica. Tickets are $25 but free for children 7 and under.

For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latin-night-tickets-35348271632.

OCT. 1
The King of Kings Foundation, along with other community groups, will hsot its fourth annual cancer awareness walk in Brooksville Park this Sunday. The event is located at 149th Ave. and S. Conduit in Springfield Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. You can make a tax deductible donation by making a check/money order out to The King of Kings Foundation, Inc. and mail to 137-58 Thurston St. in Springfield Gardens.

For more information, call (646) 235-3751.

Free Tree Giveaway
The Eastern Queens Alliance and the New York Restoration Project are giving away free trees at the Idlewild Park Preserve at 149-20 Springfield Lane in Springfield Gardens. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a tree and to see more information, go to www.nyrp.org/green-spaces/tree-giveaway/. All trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

OCT. 3
State Sen. Comrie Offers Foreclosure Legal Assistance
State Sen. Leroy Comrie is partnering with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation to provide free foreclosure legal assistance to people living in his district.

If you are in the process or are at risk of foreclosure, reach out to Comrie’s office to schedule a free and confidential consultation with an attorney. Call (718) 765-6359 to schedule an appointment.

OCT. 5
Chinese Traditional Music At Queens Library
Come out to the Queens Library for four workshops with master musicians from the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York. The musicians will teach you all about Chinese music and its instruments, from Pipa and Liuqin to Ehru and Gaohu. Come to listen or learn.

The event will go from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is located at Queens Library’s central branch in Jamaica at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.

SQPA 41st Anniversary Gala
The Southern Queens Park Association is inviting one and all to its 41st Anniversary Gala. Come show your support to an important organization in southeast Queens that provides comprehensive programs for children, youth, adults, families and seniors in southern Queens. The event costs $125 to attend and will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event will take place at Antun’s at 96-43 Springfield Blvd. in Queens Village. For more information, call (718) 276-4630.

Application Due For Day Trip TO Minority Student Medical Career Fair
Education activists Vanessa Sparks and William McDonald are sponsoring a trip to the Association of American Medical Colleges “Minority Student Career Fair” on Nov. 4 in Boston. High school juniors and seniors and college students in their freshman or sophomore years interested in the medical field are encouraged to complete applications by Oct. 14.

To participate, high school students must have completed two to three years of high school science with a passing grade in coursework and Regent examination as well as two to three years of high school mathematics.

To apply, visit: http://jamaica311.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AAMCConference2017Application.pdf . Also, enclose a copy of your current class schedule. For additional information, reach out to vlsparks@hotmail.com.

The trip costs $90 per student and $60 per accompanying parent or guardian. Students will be able to receive information on college and medical school admissions and network with deans, administrators and students from medical schools and health professional schools around the country.

Free Legal Assistance for Veterans
Veterans are invited to join state Sen. James Sanders and Queens Legal Services for free legal assistance on the first Thursday of every month from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet with lawyer Cindy Katz, the coordinator for the Veterans Justice Project with Queens Legal Services in Sanders’ district office at 142-01 Rockaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park.

Katz has 30 years of experience and is certified by the VA to represent veterans in service connected cases and discharge upgrades. She can also help with unemployment benefits, income tax issues, social security and disability benefits, housing issues, family law and unpaid child support.

To schedule an appointment, contact AnnMarie Costella at Sanders’ office at (718) 523-3069 or via email at costella@nysenate.gov.

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