QCP artists showcase work at Resorts World exhibit

Participants and residents at Queens Center for Progress, one of the largest nonprofit agencies in Queens, are the artists behind a new art exhibit at Resorts World Casino New York City.
The exhibit will feature more than thirty paintings and drawings created by people with developmental disabilities from June 1 through July 31.
“People who create art love to show their work to their friends. Having an opportunity to showcase your talent for the community brings the experience to another level,” said Ed Weiss, QCP’s Director of Adult Services. “The individuals supported by QCP will take great pride in providing their community enjoyment through their art.”
With a special grant from the local Elk’s Club (lodge 878 Brooklyn-Queensborough), all of the pieces in the exhibit have been framed and are ready to welcome Resorts Worlds guests.
The art exhibit has the potential to be viewed by more than 10,000 visitors a day, as the Red Wall Art Gallery is located in a prime viewing area in the complex. The artwork will be on display for the public at the Times Square and Fifth Avenue levels.
Resorts World created the gallery in 2012 to showcase work by aspiring and local artists.


OLPHCA to host musical comedy

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy’s theater program is hosting a musical comedy school fundraiser on Thursday, June 7th.
The show, entitled “12 Months A Year,” will begin at 7 p.m. at the school. The address for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy is 111-10 115th Street in South Ozone Park. The suggested ticket price is $10 per adult.


New surveillance cameras coming to SE Queens

Southeast Queens residents can feel a little safer after a local politician’s latest $1.1 million investment.

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman announced that 30 state-of-the-art Argus surveillance cameras have been installed throughout District 29, which includes parts of Jamaica, St. Albans, Laurelton and Rosedale.

“These cameras will help enhance public safety by giving the NYPD the ability to monitor hot spots and will act as a deterrent to crime,” Hyndman says.

Argus cameras are typically put atop lam posts and feature a large white fox with the NYPD shield. They monitor public areas and help deter crime.

The locations of the cameras were determined based on community input, crime data and other factors.


Queens Young Dems to meet at Sangria’s

The Queens County Young Democrats is hosting its next meeting at Sangria Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Jamaica.

It’s located at 95-41 Sutphin Boulevard, and will run on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Guests include Hersh Parekh, director of downstate regional affairs for Governor Cuomo, Dermot Smyth, Queens political action coordinator for the UFT, and Jamal Wilkerson, chief of staff for Councilwoman Adrienne Adams.

RSVP on their Facebook event page here.


Free e-waste recycling event coming to SE Quens

Local elected officials are working with the Lower East Side Ecology Center for a free electronic waste recycling event.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, drop off the approved items at First United Methodist Church of Jamaica’s parking lot, located at 87th Road and 162nd Street:

  • Working and non-working computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Mouse
  • Cables
  • Televisions
  • VCRs
  • DVD players
  • Phones
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Cell phones
  • PDAs

Remember that it is illegal now to dispose e-waste in landfills, regular trash or waste-to-energy facilities. Avoid the fines and ensure e-waste is disposed of responsibly!


The AirTrain Jazz Festival Presents Libby Richman & Co.

On April 26 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 the AirTrain Jazz Festival series continues this week with Libby Richman & Co. on the AirTrain Jamaica stage at
93-40 Sutphin Boulevard.

Join us as we pay tribute to Jamaica’s rich jazz history with performances by some of the New York City metropolitan area’s best jazz musicians playing live.

The AirTrain Jazz Festival is a co-production of A Better Jamaica and the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District with the marketing support of the Jamaica Arts Council. The effort is funded by New York Council Members Rory Lancman and I. Daneek Miller, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


York College College Camp open house on Wednesday

York College’s summer camp is hosting its open house tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Academic Core, located at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard.

The five-week summer camp will run from July 9 to August 10, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 or 6 p.m.

For more information, contact conted@york.cuny.edu.


Shred It ‘N Forget It! (Earth Day edition)

This Saturday, celebrate Earth Day by tossing and shredding your unwanted documents for free!

The 2nd annual Shred It ‘N Forget It day will be on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Toss out your old homework assignments or tests you want to forget. That old document you’ll never read? Shred it!

Participants can bring up to 3 boxes of paper.

You can also toss your old electronics, like that old flip phone you’ve been saving for no reason. Dispose of it safely as well.

The event will take place at Parking Lot B1. It will be free and open to the public.


Resorts World, American Red Cross to host blood drive

Tomorrow, Resorts World Casino NYC and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The drive is the first of the year for Resorts World, which has a six-year partnership with the Red Cross.

Participating donors will receive a $10 RWC coupon valid in all retail and dining outlets.

The Red Cross is also offering all donors who give blood between April 9th and May 13th the chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to Home Depot.

*Please note: Participants must be at least 18 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

The event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.