April 27, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Promoting Arts Education

A longtime advocate of arts education in our public schools, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was pleased to tour JHS 194 in Whitestone on April 18 and meet with the students and educators involved in the school’s extensive arts program. More...

Christ The King HS Honored By Bishop DiMarzio

Christ the King Honored by Bishop DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Queens DioceseThe Brooklyn/Queens Diocese’s Bishop DiMarzio honored Christ the King High School at a special ceremony in recognition of its efforts as the leading Catholic high school in the More...

CB 12 Hears Updates On Community Investments

During the April 20 meeting of Community Board 12, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivered an update on recent investments in the community, including a $7 million capital allocation from her discretionary funds toward the expansion and inter More...

Vallone’s Participatory Budgeting Gets Huge Turnout

Council Member Paul Vallone announced on April 18 the record-setting results of his second participatory budgeting cycle. More...

Kim, Urban Upbound Celebrate Annual Free Tax Prep

Assemblyman Ron Kim (D – 40th District) held a private appreciation luncheon on April 16 with Urban Unbound to commemorate another successful year of free tax services. More...

CALDC’s Celebrate Astoria: International Culture Fest

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, an Astoria-based not-for-profit organization, announced their second annual International Cultural Festival will take place on May 21st on Astoria Park’s Great Lawn. More...

CALDC, Nolan Discuss Rent Stabilization In NYC

A housing workshop, sponsored by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and held at Sunnyside Community Services, provided an outlet for a gathering of irate tenants and activists to hear Jo Ann Darcy fr More...

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The solemnity of Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church ends with the commencement of Easter celebrations, where it glorifies the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

Take Root: Renee Gerardo At Green Space

Green Space presents Take Root with Renee Gerardo/Dances and Inclined Dance Project on May 20 and 21, 8 pm, $15; and Fertile Ground New Works Showcase on May 22, 7 pm, $12. Green Space offers a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in May. More...

Discussion/Signing: ‘Unlocking Parental Intelligence’

Raising Astoria is holding a Parenting Event: “Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior,” with nationally renowned therapist and author Dr. Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.  More...

Folly To Function: ‘Sticks’ By Hou De Sousa

As previously reported, Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York announced Hou de Sousa as the winner of Folly 2016, an annual competition for architects and designers. More...

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Officers Free Woman Trapped In Overturned Wreck

A woman was trapped in her overturned Volkswagen van after it was involved in a collision with another vehicle on April 21. More...

Tenants Informed About Housing Court Process

Tenants were informed about the Housing Court Process as Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (LDC) Housing Workshop Series continues.  Central Astoria LDC and Queens Legal Services co-hosted the latest workshop in the series on A More...

Chief Pizzuti Runs QHS Discussion On Women In NYPD

NYPD Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti recently conducted an intense two-hour roundtable discussion at the Kingsland Homestead headquarters of the Queens Historical Society in Flushing. More...

IS 192 Wins Citywide FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz welcomed members of the I.S. 192 Robotics Team to Borough Hall on April 22 and congratulated them on their victory in the recent citywide FIRST LEGO League robotics competition. More...

Hellenic Societies’ Proclamation On Refugee Crisis

A major conference at the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York addressing the Refugee Crisis in Greece was held at the Stathakion Center on Friday, April 8, 2016, in Astoria, and a Proclamation was signed by most Hellenic American Soc More...

Van Bramer’s Participatory Budgeting Winners

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer unveiled on April 18th the winning Participatory Budgeting projects for the 26th Council District, which encompasses Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Dutch Kills, and Astoria. More...

Simotas, UCCA To Hold Town Hall On Community Concerns

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas’ and the United Community Civic Association’s Annual Town Hall Meeting To Address Community Concerns will be held Thursday, May 12 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Museum Of The Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., More...

Christina Halvatzis Sworn Into Astoria Civic Association

Christina Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty was sworn in as a new Board member of the Astoria Civic Association on April 9, as her dad Paul Halvatzis (l.) looked on. More...

Constantinides Passes Legislation On Climate Change

Councilman Costa Constantinides celebrated Earth Week with two important legislative steps forward to address climate change – Resolution 375 and Intro. 1124.  More...

Garden School Places Two In Debate Tournament

On Saturday, April 16, 249 of the best student speakers gathered in Allentown, NJ for the English-Speaking Union of the US Eastern Regional Championship Debate Tournament. More...

Local Express

Carl Bartlett, Jr.

The Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet show, “JAZZ: The Music of Our Lifetime!” is coming to two branches of Queens Library, Central and Glen Oaks and it is led by an exciting, innovative artist and Queens native saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. More...

Ireland’s Easter Rising Marked With Tree Dedication

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APAC Presents ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss More...

Central Astoria LDC’s Steinway Street Festival

Central Astoria LDC held their Steinway Street Festival with Clearview Productions on Sunday, April 24. The street famous for its shopping was also home to outdoor food, fun and games. More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Hold Breakfast

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston held a Communion Breakfast on Sunday, April 17. They first held a Mass at St. More...

Pair Wanted In Astoria Churchgoer Robbery

Police are continuing their search for two brazen thieves who stole $5 and a MetroCard from a teenage parishioner inside an Astoria church.  More...

Volunteers Continue Search For Missing Astoria Woman

Dozens of volunteers gathered on Ditmars Boulevard on April 23 to continue the search for Sierra Shields, the Astoria flight attendant who disappeared after leaving LaGuardia Airport on January 14.  More...

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