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Senior Appreciation Month 2017_Event Listing

Its time to celebrate seniors. Check out this very extensive list of great programs for seniors.  Events include concerts, luncheons, movies, bowling and more.  There is something for everyone!


 Senior Appreciation Month 2017

 Elected Official Event / Date Arrival Time Location Contact Name Contact Phone
Mayor Office of Community Affair Sept. 7, 2017

“Oldies But Goodies”

1pm – 4pm Jamaica Performance Arts Center

153-10 Jamaica Avenue

Jessica Douglas 212-442-0508 (phone)

James Sanders

Sept. 8, 2017

Movie “Fences”

10am – 12pm Jamaica Multiplex

159-02 Jamaica Avenue

Hayden Horsham 718-327-7017 (phone)
Council Member I. Daneek Miller

Co-Sponsors: Public Advocate James & Assembly Member Vivian Cook

Sept. 9, 2017

Gospel Concert

2pm-6pm York College Performance Center

153-10 Jamaica Avenue

Margaret Denson 718-776-3700 (phone)

718-587-3580 (fax)

646-300-1913 (cell)

Congress Member Gregory Meeks Sept. 11, 2017

Movie “Detroit”

10am – 12pm Jamaica Multiplex

159-02 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432

Patsy Simmons 718-883-9800 (phone)
Council Member I. Daneek Miller

Co-Sponsor: Public Advocate James

Sept. 12, 2017

Senior Breakfast

9am-12p Thomasina Catering Hall

205-35 Linden Boulevard

Margaret Denson 718-776-3700 (phone)

718-587-3580 (fax)

646-300-1913 (cell)

Council Member Donovan Richards Sept. 12, 2017

Doo Wop

3pm-5pm Springfield Park Jessica L. Luina 718-471-7014 (phone)

718-327-4794 (fax)


Leroy Comrie

Sept. 18, 2017

Senior Breakfast

10am – 1pm Thomasina Catering Hall

205-35 Linden Boulevard

Lois Menyweather 718-765-6359(phone)




Clyde Vanel

Sept. 21, 2017

Variety of Entertainment

12pm – 2pm Majority Multi-Purpose Room

115-21 Farmers Blvd

Aaron 718-926-5960 (cell)
Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman Sept. 22, 2017

Senior Bowling

10am-12pm JIBS Lane

67-19 Parsons Blvd

Cherise Parson 718-723-5412 (phone)

718-810-3019 (cell)

Assembly Member Michele Titus Sept. 23, 2017

Senior Fitness

Springfield Park

147th Avenue & 184th Street

Norman Jones 718-327-1845 (phone)


Councilman Barry S. Grodenchik Sept. 25, 2017

Senior Information session

10:30am 11:30am SNAP Senior Center

80-45 Winchester Blvd

Irene Cheung 718-468-0137 (phone)

718-468-0178 (fax)

Council Member

Rory I. Lancman

Sept. 27, 2017

Senior Musical Performance

11am Highland Church

160-20 Jamaica Avenue

Ronnie Sylvain 718-217-4969 (phone)

347-561-6116 (Fax)

Assembly Member

David I. Weprin

Sept. 28, 2017

Senior Comedy

11am – 12pm Holliswood Jewish Senior Center at Young Israel of Holliswood

86-25 Francis Lewis Boulevard

Rianna Young 718-454-3027 (phone)

718-454-3178 (fax)

All Elected Officials


Sept. 29,2017

Senior Luncheon

12pm Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center

172-17 Linden Blvd

Margaret Denson 718-776-3700 (phone)

718-206-2748 (fax)

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Former Council Member Ruben Wills Sentenced to Prison

former Council Member Ruben Wills

Former City Council Member Ruben Wills was sentenced on August 10, 2017 to two to six years in prison. He was ordered to pay restitution of approximately $33,000 and fined $5,000.

Wills was indicted by Attorney General Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapaoli in a corruption scheme that involved a non-profit and campaign funds.

Will has maintained his innocence during and after the trial. Wills’ defense was that his bookkeeping was careless. “I have not lied to my community and I maintain my innocence,” posted former Council Member Ruben Wills on Facebook after he was tried and convicted.  The former council member was reported as crying after his sentencing.

Wills is the forth Southeast Queens elected officials to be convicted of corruption charges in the last four years.

Ruben Wills represented Council District 28 which includes Jamaica, Ozone Park and Richmond Hill. He was elected to the seat in 2011 after a special election due to the passing of Councilmember Thomas White Jr.