By Queens Courier Staff |

‘The Spirits Sing Across the Mountains’

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

Saturday, June 26

As part of “The Spirits Sing across the Mountains,” the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, located at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, will hold free events from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

The events are being held to commemorate the anniversary of the end of legal slavery in the United States.

From noon to 4 p.m., there will be documentary screenings. A live art exhibition will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Feature presentations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 718-618-6170.

‘Fools for Love’

Briarwood Library

Saturday, June 26

The concert “Fools for Love” will be held at the Briarwood Library, located at 85-12 Main Street, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

It will feature jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin. The performance will include music by George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.

For more information, call 718-658-1680.

Annual Concert

Bayside Historical Society

Sunday, June 27

The Bayside Historical Society, located at 208 Totten Avenue, will hold its annual concert on the lawn at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 27.

The concert will feature the Something Special Big Band, which is directed by Phil Costa. This is a free event.

For more information, visit or call 718-352-1548.

Pass Kontrol

Gantry Plaza State Park

Tuesday, June 29

As part of the “Live at the Gantries” series, the art collective Pass Kontrol will be featured on Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Gantry Plaza State Park, located at 49th Avenue and Center Boulevard in Long Island City.

The series is a collaboration between the New York State office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Queens Council on the Arts and Queens Theatre in the Park. Performances will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through August 24.

For more information, visit

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