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February 2019

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”- A Mardi Gras Celebration with Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Free

The Gotham Kings are a high energy immersive jazz experience that you won’t want to miss. This band is coming to Culture Connection for a special Mardi Gras celebration: “Laissez les bon temps rouler.” They are led by two-time Grammy…

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Celebrating Positive Black Women

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Queens Library – Laurelton Branch, 134-26 225 Street
Laurelton, 11413
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Positive Women United is pleased to present Celebrating Positive Black Women, a Black History Month event. Join them as they celebrate: Adrienne Adams, Councilwoman; Annette Runcie, Owner, Panash Restaurant; Sandy Pope, Founder, Cista 4 Clean Water; Melinda Jules, Jules Legacy…

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Health & Fitness Challenge

February 23 @ 2:30 pm
Queens Library – Cambria Heights Branch, 218-13 Linden Boulevard
Cambria Heights, NY 11411 United States
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New York State Senator Leroy Comrie & the Healthcare Education Project is pleased to present a Health & Fitness Challenge. All are invited to join this community-wide, 3-month health and fitness challenge that will focus on healthy eating, exercise, motivation,…

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Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Meet Playwright Laurence Holder

February 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Cambria Heights Branch, 218-13 Linden Boulevard
Cambria Heights, NY 11411 United States
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Laurence Holder speaks about his life as a playwright. He has written plays on figures in African-American and African history, including "M: The Mandela Saga," "Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography," and "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." A…

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Oral History/Film: Double Victory & Freedom Flyers of Tuskegee/Speaker

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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In this inspiring account of the Tuskegee Airmen--the country's first African American military pilots--historian J. Todd Moye captures the challenges and triumphs of these brave aviators in their own words, drawing on more than 800 interviews recorded for the National…

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CEP’s 4th Annual Love is L.O.V.E. Benefit

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$10 – $20

The Caribbean Equality Project is hosting its 4th annual Love is L.O.V.E.: Living Our Values Equally benefit, a celebration of Queer Caribbean love and liberations at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, This dynamic event will showcase the intersections…

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An Evening of One Acts

February 23 @ 7:00 pm
St. John’s University – The Little Theater, 80-00 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
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$5

Don't miss Alpha Psi Omega's Evening of One Act Plays on February 23rd in the Little Theatre at 7pm! One Acts are a series of short plays written, directed, and performed entirely by students. Come check out these stellar shows…

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She Never Sleeps

February 23 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, 11432
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$25 – $30

Fanike! African Dance Troupe is pleased to present a Black History Month Cultural Gala Weekend -- Saturday, February 23rd and Sunday February 24th. She Never Sleeps will take place on night 1. Join Fanike! African Dance Troupe as they present…

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Fanike African Dance Troupe Dancing, Drumming; Celebrating Culture & History!

February 23 @ 7:30 pm
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning, 164-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, United States
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$0051 – $917

Directed by Patricia Ghizamboule Robinson, the Fanike African Dance Troupe will perform with their signature libation, drumming and dance performance honoring the ancestors of the African Diaspora.

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History Soup

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Black Spectrum Theatre, Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park)
Jamaica, 11434
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$25

Soup is a 60 minute cautionary tale aimed at soon to be graduates in both middle and high school. The film's main character, Seff, is a frustrated and disengaged student who is conflicted about whether to finish school or choose…

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