December 5, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Christmas Dinner Of AHEPAN Family Celebration At St. Paul’s Church Hempstead - Next Edition!

A filled Hellenic Room was the site of the successful Christmas dinner of the AHEPA Family on Sunday afternoon, December 9th at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul on 110 Cathedral Ave, Hempstead, NY. More...

Historic Documents On Queens Can Be Found At NYC Municipal Archives

The Municipal Archives (located at 31 Chambers Street) contains approximately 221,000 cubic feet of historic material. More...

Katz Announces Candidacy For Queens District Attorney

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, a lifelong resident of Queens, announced her campaign for Queens district attorney on December 4. More...

MTA To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Fare & Service Changes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will hold a public hearing in Queens on Tuesday, December 11, regarding proposed changes to subway and local bus fares. More...

Chairman Crowley Joins United States Semiquincentennial Commission

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was sworn into the United States Semiquincentennial Commission at its inaugural meeting on November 16. More...

Weprin Sponsors Holiday Fire & Fraud Seminar

Queens residents joined Assembly Member David Weprin, the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau, the FDNY, the FDNY Phoenix Society, the American Red Cross, and Con Edison for an informational Fire & Fraud Seminar at the Hillcrest Jewish Center.  More...

East River Kiwanis Holds 5th Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The East River Kiwanis held their 5th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive on Saturday November 17, at Best Yet Supermarket on 37th Street between 19th and 20th Avenues. All the food collected went to the Hour Children Food Pantry.  More...

Local-Express

Cait Fairbanks/Ginesse

Before becoming Ginesse, its creator was enveloped in anxiety. Her constant struggle for an authentic identity involved experimental fashion, revolving hair colors, and drastic diets. She drowned in self-doubt, until a pattern emerged. More...

Queens Breaks Ground On New Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Borough President Melinda Katz, the New York City Parks Department, Queens veterans, elected officials and community leaders together broke ground on November 29 on the Queens Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the first borough-wide memorial to honor all Qu More...

Queens College Choral Society To Perform Handel’s Messiah

The Queens College Choral Society will perform Handel’s beloved Messiah in concert on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 pm in Colden Auditorium. The Choral Society will be accompanied by a full orchestra. More...

Christ The King HS Community Is Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Christ the King Community invites you and your family to celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, December 8, when the CK Musical Theater Group present their two-day run of Steve and Lenny: The Sondheim/Bernstein Revue. More...

Hellenic Film Society USA Presents Award-Winning Kazantzakis

The Hellenic Film Society USA announced a screening of Kazantzakis, the story of the author widely considered the greatest Greek writer of the 20th century. More...

Classical Pianist Returns To Carnegie Hall For Holiday Concert

Acclaimed Russian pianist Katya Grineva returns to Carnegie Hall for her highly anticipated annual holiday concert for one night only, Thursday, December 27, at 8:00 pm in what has become a seasonal tradition for local New York City families and tour More...

Queens Children Shine In TADA! Youth Theater’s Performance Of Sleepover

TADA! Youth Theater, a unique Drama Desk Award-winning nonprofit youth theater that produces original musicals for family audiences, presented Sleepover through December 2 at TADA! Youth Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, Manhattan). More...

Celebrate The Season With Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana At Queens Theatre

Spice up your holidays when Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings Navidad Flamenca to the Queens Theatre Dec. 6 through Dec. 9. More...

Chanukah – However You Spell It

The following is an account of the history of Hanukkah as told in December 2008, by the late Astoria icon and Gazette General Manager Julian “Julie” Wager. More...

Kitten Rescued From Storm Drain

This weekend Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION) rescued a kitten who was trapped in a storm drain in Rosedale at 248th Street and 143rd Avenue during a heavy rainfall. More...

New Career And Technical Education Programs Successfully Opened

Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced on November 29 that 47 new Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs have opened over the 2016-17, 2017-18, and current school year, exceeding the originally announced target of 40 programs. More...

The Pulpit

Times and dates are subject to change. Please More...

Meng Sadly Announces Passing Of Staff Member Don Capalbi

On December 3 US Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) sadly announced the death of Don Capalbi, her longtime staff member who also served as a Queens civic leader.  Capalbi died Monday at a local hospice facility. More...

Two Charged With Shooting Man In LIC Deli Robbery

Two Bronx men have been charged in connection with a violent robbery at a Long Island City deli that ended with a man being shot on November 17. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Once again the holiday season is here.  Where does the time go?  Well, before you give your hard earned money and precious time to a charity this season, why not research it online to see if the charity is legitimate?  At www.charityna More...

United Community Civic Association’s Holiday Champagne Brunch

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch on Sunday, December 2 at the La- Guardia Marriott Hotel. Overlooking the new LaGuardia Airport at Ditmars Blvd. More...

Sanitation Vows Better Preparation For Future Snow Storms

With winter just weeks away, the early prediction on November 15 was for a “light dusting.” But the ensuing storm left a record 6.4 inches of snow in Central Park, the largest November city snowfall in 136 years, leaving the entire metrop More...

Cuomo Announces First New Gates To Open At LaGuardia Airport

Governor Andrew M. More...

Van Bramer’s Ninth Annual Holiday Food Drive

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer is holding his Ninth Annual Holiday Food Drive for Queens families in need. More...

Senator Gianaris To Serve As Deputy Majority Leader In State Senate

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris will serve as the next deputy majority leader of the New York State Senate after being appointed by Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins earlier this week. More...

$16M Federal Funds Allocated To Repair World’s Fair Pavilion

US Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $16,468,030 in federal funding to be used for repairs at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Flushing. More...

Calpulli Presents Navidad: A Mexican American Christmas

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company has developed a new production by artistic director Alberto Lopez Herrera and co-founder Juan Castaño: Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas, celebrating the holiday traditions as experienced by a young person of Mexica More...

Crystal Windows Sponsors Major Winter Festival

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, based in New York City, is a major sponsor of the inaugural NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. More...

Chanukah Majesty

Majestically dancing, sprightly are the glowing flames of candles on the menorah, Exquisitely radiating a holiness aura. Symbolizing God’s holy beacon of light, How the Macabees fought for Freedom without cowering in fe More...

Queens Chamber To Honor 20 Top Construction Projects At Gala

The Queens Chamber of Commerce has announced the 20 winning projects to be honored at its 2018 Annual Building Awards Gala on December 6 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More...

QSAC’s Thanksgiving Feast For Those In Need

Paul Halvatzis, vice president of the Board of Directors of QSAC, with a lot of help from his friends, was able to provide Thanksgiving Dinner to over 100 needy QSAC families. St. More...

Visit Seven Historic Houses In One Day During #HollyTour2018

See how different cultures celebrated Christmas when seven Queens landmarks open their doors to the public during #HollyTour2018 (which is the new name for the Holiday Historic House Tour) on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 pm to 5 pm.  More...

Queens’ Own Joe Ricevuto In His 33rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas. More...

Hunt Woman In Theft, Credit Card Fraud

Police are searching for a woman who swiped a backpack containing cash and credit cards from a victim’s back on October 24. More...

LaGuardians React To Amazon HQ2 Coming To Long Island City

News that Amazon has decided to establish half of its second headquarters (HQ2) in Long Island City has been a major topic of discussion in classrooms, hallways, conference rooms, and other locations throughout the LaGuardia Community College campus More...

Send In Your Selfies – And ‘Groupies’ – On Sparkling Steinway!

Christmas lights are in full holiday bloom on Steinway Street. From 28th Avenue to 35th Avenue every block is fully decorated, inviting shoppers, family and friends to spend time on one of our great institutional destination markets in New York City. More...

Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Assembly Member Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the winners of his Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest for students in grades two through five:  2nd Grade Grand Prize award: Augustina He, who attends PS 115, The James J. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe:  Why do owls rotate their heads? —Kaitlyn, 8th grade  Dear Kaitlyn,  Take a look around. Maybe you can turn your head to the left and right and move it up and down. More...

George Herbert Walker Bush

(June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018)

George HW Bush was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. More...

Uncle, Nephew Face Federal Charges In Robbery Spree

A nephew-uncle team have been arrested for shooting a store manager in the face during a violent robbery spree in Queens on November 26 and are facing federal charges, based on an anti-corruption act established by the Department of Justice in 1946, More...

Copyright 1999-2018 The Service Advertising Group, Inc. All rights reserved.