The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens and the Latin American Women’s Council have joined forces to celebrate Women’s History Month with classical guitarist Francisco Roldan, soprano Olfary Gutierrez and percussionist Danny Mallon. There will also be a special presentation of “Centina Awards” to four exceptional women: Sandra Munoz, immediate past president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County; Lina Puerta, a dynamic visual artist; Natalia Bernal, a celebrated singer and musician; and Sandra Llano Mejia, another forceful visual artist. The award is named after educator and poet Rita Cetina Gutierrez. Born in Mexico’s Yucatan in 1846, Cetina  founded the Siempreviva School, a scientific and literary society and a magazine. She dedicated her entire life to advancing women’s education and their right to become professionals.
John F. Kennedy Jr. School
57-12 94th Street, Elmhurst
Sunday, March 31
3pm – 5pm | Free


Image Source: Bridge and Tunnel Club

The King Manor takes its name from Rufus King, a member of the Continental Congress, a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution, one of the first senators from New York State, the ambassador to Great Britain under four presidents and an outspoken abolitionist. However, many powerful, capable and impressive women also inhabited this now-historic house in Jamaica. On March 2 as part of Women’s History Month, Dr. Laura Fishman, former chair of York College’s Department of History and Philosophy, will present a lecture on the ladies of the King Manor Association and its involvement in the Women’s Club Movement. Founded in 1900, this group of dynamic members of the fairer sex broke gender barriers with their civic engagement and efforts at social reform and suffrage.

The King Manor Association and the Women’s Club Movement
King Manor Museum
Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica
Saturday, March 2
3pm – 4pm | Free with suggested $5 donation