September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Key Luck Club Celebrates Third Mid-Autumn Festival

More than 100 seniors enjoyed an afternoon of performances, food and fun Key Luck Club’s 3rd Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Bayside Senior Center on September 6th.  More...

Addabbo Completes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

“I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with my friend and colleague in government, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, at this year’s Hamilton Beach Baby Parade. More...

Only Pre-K To Receive State UPK Funds Congratulated

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Central Queens) and Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) visited the parents, staff and students at Emilia’s Kids, the only pre-K in Queens to receive direct funding in the first installment of U More...

Goldfeder To USDA: Make Grocery Shopping Easier

In an effort to provide expanded food options to seniors and families on public assistance, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and top online grocery delivery services call More...

Support Van Bramer’s Hit-And-Run Legislation

Following the hearing on City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s hitand run legislation, families who have lost loved ones, as well as transportation advocates, spoke out in their support for the bill and called for the Council to exped More...

Officials Welcome Pre-Kindergar teners To School

On September 4, Councilmember Peter Koo joined Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Chancellor Carmen Farina, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Assemblym More...

Queens Library Named For 2014 Best Practices

The New York Library Association’s Public Libraries Section (PLS) has announced that Queens Library will receive the prestigious 2014 Best Practices Award for the development of its Mobile Discovery and Delivery Platform. More...

Katz Appoints Trustee To Queens Library Board

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced her appointment of Earl G. Simons to the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library.  More...

Avon Comes To Astoria

September 4 marked the grand opening of a new Avon training center in Astoria. Avon, located at 30-15 Steinway St. will serve as a training facility for independent Avon retailers. The facility is headed by District Sales Manager Mary Schroeder. More...

Three Rob Bohemian Beer Hall

Three young men were caught on surveillance cameras sneaking into the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden in Astoria in the early morning hours of September 2, when hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol was sto More...

UCCA To Hold 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) is holding a 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony on the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and America. More...

A Father Remembers His Son And Other Heroes Of 9/11

“My son didn’t die on 9/11, but it was 9/11 that eventually killed him,” said Stephen Grossman when I spoke with him recently at the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park located in the town of Nesconset in Suffolk County. More...

Two Bands Play Maple Grove

On August 16, two bands gave an Island International Concert for a lively audience of all ages gathered at The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens. More...

The Pulpit

BVM Help of Christians: •Thursdays, 9:30 am-noon: Food Pantry open to those in need. Donations being accepted all other times. 70-31 48 Ave, Woodside, info 718.672.4848 ext. More...

Vallone Collects Food In Mother Teresa’s Name

In honor of what would have been Mother Teresa’s 104th birthday, Councilmember Paul Vallone has been collecting donations of canned and dry foods for the Flushing Jewish Community Council’s food pantry. More...

Central Astoria LDC Launches Housing Workshops

The Central Astoria LDC is launching a series of housing workshops to inform tenants of their rights and regulations as well as available assistance programs to lighten the burden of their daily living.  More...

Library Honors World’s Fair, Bridge Opening With Exhibit

In honor of the 75th anniversary celebrations of both the opening of the 1939 New York World’s Fair and The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Whitestone branch of the Queens Library will be displaying a free photo exhibit documenting their origins.& More...

Food Assistance Programs Can Help Seniors In Need

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. More...

Beginning The Journey Together At Queens College

New Queens College President Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez addressed new and returning students during the college’s Welcome Day festivities on August 27. More...

Van Bramer: Doe Fund Coming To Clean Up Dutch Kills

On August 28, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by George McDonald, founder and president of the Doe Fund; Dominic Stiller, president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association; Marie Torniali, executive director of Central More...

QEDC Announces Fall Programming For Business

Looking to help small business owners, budding entrepreneurs, and home improvement contractors, the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) announced its fall programs during a special networking event at Z Rooftop in Long Island City on Augus More...

GWDC To Sponsor Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s (GWDC) 34th annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival will be held on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6 p.m., on Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard.  With something for everyo More...

Katz, Bratton At NYPD School Safety Awards

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Police Commissioner William Bratton at an awards ceremony for police officers and school safety agents working for the School Safety Division of the NYPD’s Patrol Borough Queens North. More...

Peaceful Learning Act: Mitigate Railway Noise

Congressmember Joseph Crowley, who serves as vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, was joined by state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and parents of elementary students at P.S. More...

Constantinides Allocates Funding To Improve Libraries

Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) has allocated over $860,000 in member item discretionary funding to the Queens Library. More...

Overcrowding Addressed As Pre-K Begins

With the city Department of Education (DOE) fully engaged in rolling out Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for full-day prekindergarten classes, the children attending school in a two-block zone of Jackson Heights are hoping their petition to remain More...

Trinity Lutheran Church Welcomes Community

Trinity Lutheran and A Potpourri of Song present “Mozart in the Middle II” on Saturday, October 4 at 4 p.m. in the church. This concert features Trinity member Mark Victor Smith and Soprano Paula Jean Rocheleau Hernandez performing. More...

FDNY Adds 13 Names To World Trade Center Memorial

On September 4, FDNY added the names of 13 members who died of illnesses related to their work at the World Trade Center to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters. More...

Engine 316 Stops Truck Fire

An early morning fire ignited inside of a delivery truck on the south side of Astoria Boulevard and 80th Street in East Elmhurst on September 3. More...

Toddler Taken During Car Theft Reunited With Mom

A missing toddler that was taken in a Corona car theft has been reunited with her mother. Two-year-old Gabriella, was found at 47-14 98th Street, with no injuries, in a blue Hyundai rental car that was taken by a thief around 12:30 a.m. More...

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Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh was born and raised in Douglaston and his parents still live in the same house. Walsh lives in Ridgewood now. He began acting at his high school, Loyola School, though not until his junior year. More...

Jackson Heights Revisited

The New Ohio Theatre and Theatre 167 announced the world premiere of I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, or, This Is A Mango, conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith. The play is part of the second annual Theater: Village Festival. More...

A Wolf In Other Clothing

I was hospitalized for 10 days in late July. In August, to rebuild my strength, I took my dog on increasingly long walks around town. We went virtually every day; the exercise was good for both Buster Brown and me.  More...

Patti LuPone Launches QPAC’s 2014-15 Season

A variety of talented performers from around the world will be showcasing their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for another stellar season at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).  More...

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