July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Features

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever

A Garden Players Production; Two Unique Casts

In 2004, the first year I wrote and directed an original musical for the Garden Players, there were 35 kids in the cast and we did a full length original musical called “Lemontales.”  Everyone their own special moment within the arc of the plot. More...

Gianaris Honors Astoria WW II Hero’s 50 Years With Mets

State Senator Michael Gianaris attended a ceremony at Citi Field on July 20 honoring Luke Gasparre, a World War II veteran and an usher for the Mets. Gasparre lives in Astoria and has been working as an usher for the Mets for 50 years. More...

Crowley Counters GOP Attacks On Affordable Care Act

Photo Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), spoke on July 17 on the House floor in opposition to House Republicans’ “Authority for Mandate Delay Act” and “Fairness for American Families Act” (H.R. More...

The Right Kind Of Fishing

(And How Not To Be The Catch Of The Day)

This past Father’s Day, you were probably inclined to spend some quality time with Dad. But try to make sure that nobody else tries to “phish” with you or your father.  More...

Music Making A Difference

A re you living your passion? In today’s world of racing texts, imageless posts, fast food, and digital music…can a dream survive and outlast the test of time? More...

CALDC Brings Concerts, Movies To Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) Waterfront Concert Series is providing free nights of music from the ‘60s, ‘70s and beyond, to the Astoria Park Waterfront.  More...

Art In The Garden:

Invasive Pigments

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) announced the opening of a new exhibition on July 23 in the Gallery of the Visitor and Administration Building. More...

DOE Still Taking Care Of Business During Summer Recess

With less than two months to go until the start of a new school year and a little more than five months until the end of the Bloomberg administration, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott wasn’t taking a break on an extremely hot July evening.&nbs More...

Stalagmites Speak Of Climate History

Caves fascinate people. I visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico as a kid when my family was on a summer vacation. More...

Inc. Magazine’s Top-Rated Waxing Is In Forest Hills

European Wax Center recently celebrated its Grand Opening at 70-10 Austin Street in Forest Hills, providing facial and body waxing services to men and women in a luxurious setting at affordable prices.  More...

Mount Sinai Queens To Hold Informative Summer Events

Everything You Wanted to Know About Minimally Invasive SurgeryHear about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai Queens. More...

Constantinides Endorsed By District Council 9

Costa Constantinides was endorsed by District Council 9 (DC 9) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) for the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, Ea More...

QSAC Rings NYSE Opening Bell

On July 16, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) in celebration of its 35th anniversary and to raise awareness about the importance of direct services for children and a More...

Local-Express

Garden Players’ Betina Hershey Russo

Betina Hershey Russo is the director of the Garden Players Musical Theater Program for Kids. As a singer and guitarist, she performs with her husband, Nick Russo throughout the area and throughout the world. More...

Vallone Jams With Musicians Making A Difference

On July 13, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. (l.) attended a charity concert at the annual Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) Festival in Long Island City. More...

Astoria Native Hopes To Follow In The Steps Of Other Local Greats

For as long as he can remember, Anthony Joseph (A.J.) Perrelli, has been a performer. The Astoria native spoke with the Queens Gazette on his dancing and acting career and current role as a member of the famous disco group, the Village People. More...

Comic Book Heaven To Close

After being in business for 26 years, Comic Book Heaven’s owner Joe Leisner is closing down his store. More...

LIC Couple Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Frank and Rose Montaperto have just celebrated 65 years of marriage. The Long Island City couple were married at St. Mary’s RC Church on June 20, 1948. More...

The Pulpit

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Cops Offer $2G Reward For ‘Klean’ Robbery Suspects

Queens detectives are searching for three men who walked into a Long Island City clothing boutique on July 11 with more on their minds than a new wardrobe. More...

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