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Queens Council on the Arts Moveable Feast Artist Dinner

At QCA’s Moveable Feast Artist Dinner fundraiser on April 11, Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) executive director and children’s book author/illustrator read from her new children’s book, Ghost Dumplings. More...

QCH Gets Ready For Summer Youth Employment Program

On March 3, Queens Community House (QCH) began accepting participant applications for the 2014 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). More...

New York Mary From Dungloe

The New York Mary From Dungloe Irish Gala Dance will be held on Saturday, May 17, at St. Joseph’s School auditorium, 28-46 44th St., Astoria. New York Showband, featuring Tommy Flynn, will play traditional music and Irish Dancers will perform. More...

QCC Grad Wins Largest Scholarship For Transfers

Yueting Chen is the recipient of a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. More...

LIC Arts Open To Host Garden Party Fundraiser

In support of its fourth consecutive season, the LIC Arts Open, Queens’ largest arts festival, will be holding its annual fundraiser on May 6. More...

Miller Honors Students Of The Month At Divine Mercy

On April 17, Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) and Sister Francis Marie presented Student of the Month Certificates to students of the Divine Mercy Catholic Academy at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Parish located at 101-41 91st. More...

Fire App Rates Building Blaze Risk

Fire officials are urging Queens homeowners and landlords to take advantage of an FDNY program that uses new technology to help prevent building fires in neighborhoods throughout the city.The Risk Based Inspection System application ranks the risk of More...

Macy’s Brings 2014 July 4th Fireworks Back To East River

Macy’s is bringing the Kaboom back to the western Queens waterfront. Mayor Bill de Blasio last week joined officials at “the worlds largest department store” to announce the return of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display to the East River.&n More...

Queens Native Is Rescuer Of Vintage Signs

A sign collector from Queens is preserving elements of his hometown borough’s slowly vanishing history in a very unique way.  When one visits the junkyard of Jimmy Ruocco in Freeport, Long Island, it is here that Hale Storm keeps his treas More...

Rozic, Vallone Praise Changes In Senior Programs

Assemblymember Nily Rozic reports that “two programs Queens seniors rely on” were amended and included in the recently approved state budget, making more seniors eligible for benefits. More...

Demand Funding For NORC

Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Ruben Wills, state Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker, and seniors who live in the Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) in Jackson Heights and in Rochdale Village stood united in their More...

Townsend Harris Student Essay On Armenian Genocide

High school and college students from around the globe were invited to address the question, “On the Threshold of the 100th Anniversary, How Should the World Recognize the Armenian Genocide?” for the seventh annual Armenian Genocide Comme More...

Wedding Registry 101

For engaged couples, it can seem as if there are a million things to accomplish before the big day arrives. More...

Rare Revolutionary Era Map Of Queens Found In UK

A rare and historic map has been unearthed by researchers in the United Kingdom, which offers a unique look at British-occupied New York City and Queens during a crucial chapter of the Revolutionary War.  More...

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Astoria Student Wins National Writing Contest

The Be Kind People Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s educational environment by recognizing teachers and positively impacting students, announced that Isabella Taxilaga, a first grader at P.S. More...

LND Parade Association Names 2014 Honorees

The Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade Association has selected four distinguished World War II veterans to serve as grand marshals and ceremonially lead the 87th annual parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the largest Memorial Day parade More...

Cops Hunt Suspects In $30G Astoria Deli Heist

Police last week released surveillance photos of two suspects sought in connection with an assault and robbery at an Astoria deli.  More...

JetBlue Brings "Inspiring Humanity" Mission To Life With Humanitarian Effort To Haiti

A team of JetBlue crewmembers pitch in to unload several tons of resources earmarked for schools and orphanages in and near Port-au-Prince.Photos courtesy of JetBlue AirwaysJetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) brought its “Inspiring Humanity” mission to li More...

Miller Visits Vietnam Vets

On April 16, Assemblymember Mike Miller visited the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 located at 19-12 149th St., in Whitestone, in support of the Blood Drive for Pat Toro. More...

Glendale Vets Enjoy Fish Fry

Members of the Sgt. Edward R Miller VFW post 7336 and the Auxiliary units enjoyed their annual Good Friday Fish Fry. The ladies Auxiliary raffled off 18 Easter Baskets. More...

When Louis Armstrong Beat The Beatles

On May 10, the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved film musical Hello, Dolly! in honor of the week that Armstrong knocked The Beatles off the No. More...

Goldfeder: Allow Residents Input On Tree Planting

In response to several complaints, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder requested the city Parks Department implement a system immediately to allow residents more input on the placement of trees, as well as an option to opt out of the program on request. More...

Life Without Parole For Blubbering Murder Brute

In the end, it was Danielle Thomas who provided a Queens jury with indisputable evidence that led to the conviction of her killer. And that evidence last week put the man who beat Thomas to death behind bars for the rest of his life. More...

Queens Cops Launch Zero Tolerance Driving Crackdown

As the winter chill finally gives way to warmer spring temperatures, police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force are hitting the streets in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving, drivers who talk and text behind the wh More...

Steinway Family Dental’s Seminars Educate, Engage

Several attendees joined Steinway Family Dental Center (SFDC) for brunch, curious to know about the benefits of dental implants. They were treated to an informative presentation on how dental implant treatment has transformed people’s lives. More...

Future Development Of Western Queens Continues

The proposed Astoria Cove project is moving forward.  The developer, Alma Realty, filed an application with the City Planning Commission (CPC) on March 20, the first step in the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).  More...

New Lighting At Ravenswood

On April 18, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by New York City Housing Authority Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye and residents of the Ravenswood Houses to announce he has secured the final amount of funding needed to begin install More...

Mount Sinai Queens Director Honored For Women’s History

Last week, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted “Celebrating the Women of Western Queens”, to commemorate Women’s History Month during a ceremony at the Astor Room in Astoria.  More...

Flushing House Offers Incredible Two Week Trial Stays

How can senior citizens find out what it’s like to live at Flushing House, their friendly neighborhood retirement residence? Simple! Stay with them for an inexpensive Two Week Trial Stay, and find out what the hubbub is all about.  More...

Boogie Stomp! 100 Years Of American Piano Music

Variations Theatre Group announced a limited engagement of Boogie Stomp! direct to New York City from the production’s sold-out tour of Russia. More...

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Gabriel Cabrera

Gabriel Cabrera is a Puerto Rican and Dominican writer from Queens. More...

Queens Writes! Weekend

Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization benefiting the literary scene in Queens, is having its second annual Queens Writes! Weekend to raise funds for its programs on April 26-27. More...

50 Years Of Commitment To Faith, Family And Community

On April 12, Peter Vallone Sr., one of New York City’s iconic public figures, was honored at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House located at 86- 45 Edgerton Boulevard, in Jamaica. More...

Easter At St. Nicholas Church

Thousands celebrated the joyous Easter Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas, 196-10 Northern Blvd. in Flushing at midnight mass on Easter Sunday. More...

Queens Library At Arverne

State Senator James Sanders Jr., Assemblymember Michele Titus, Councilmembers Donovan Richards and Costa Constantinides, Angelica Katz representing Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. More...

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