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Where There’s a Y There’s a Way with Obba Babatunde

QPTV Presents

This program was previously recorded before the COVID-19 Pandemic and will re-cablecast as a public service announcement for the community.

Tune in as we spend the day at the Jamaica YMCA on 89-25 Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens, New York, for their forum to inform the public about the changes that are taking place in the community. Topics include a presentation about the revitalization of Downtown Jamaica, which includes the construction of affordable housing units.
Jamaica YMCA’s Executive Director, Cedric Dew, will also shed light on the YMCA’s Scholars in Industry program. This program will provide mentors to students of the community which allows them to learn about different career paths while gaining valuable life skills. There will also be a special presentation by Emmy Award winner Obba Babatunde.

Featured presentations:
* Get Empowered! - Obba Babatunde – Entertainer & Emmy Award winner

* The Revitalization of Downtown Jamaica Presented by: Justin Rodgers – Managing Director, Real Estate and Economic Development, Great Jamaica Development Corporation

* The 1st Jazz Super Club in Downtown Jamaica Presented by: Rodney Cummins – General Manager, LCM Entertainment & Manager of Emmy Award-winning violinist Damien Escobar

Stay connected as QPTV re-cablecasts this highlight on Spectrum, RCN and Verizon FiOS!

For the Y’s COVID Updates visit for answers to common questions.
For more information about distance services at the Jamaica YMCA, visit their website at


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