July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Features

UCCA, DEP Hold Successful Rain Barrel Event

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) participated in a successful rain barrel giveaway at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Astoria. The event saw 100 rain barrels go in 60 minutes. More...

We Will Miss Lily

Lily Gavin will be missed by thousands of friends throughout Queens. The moving obituaries and touching remembrances serve to highlight her image as a pillar of our community. More...

City Parks And AT&T Extend Free WiFi Contract Five Years

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SHAREing & CAREing Cancer Outreach

From February through May, thanks to generous funding by the New York City Council under the leadership of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Members of the Queens Delegation, SHAREing & CAREing presented 13 full days of their flagship More...

City Cops On High Alert Following Texas Shooting

Queens police officers are on high alert this week after a sniper opened fire during a peaceful protest rally in Dallas, Texas on July 7, turning the protest into a bloodbath that left five officers dead and seven others in critical condition. More...

Celebrating LGBT Pride And Service

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, City Councilmember Daniel Dromm (r.) and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (l.), co-sponsored an LGBT Pride Month Celebration on June 29 in Queens B More...

Come Celebrate Louis Armstrong With Dr. John

As the world remembers jazz luminary Louis Armstrong, who passed away almost exactly 45 years ago, the 3rd Annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival where Satchmo’s deep impact on American culture will be celebrated on Saturday, J More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Film Festival

Join us under the stars in Kissena Corridor Park, Hunters Point Park in LIC, or Sgt. Collins Park in Woodside for 18 opportunities to travel the world with Queens World Film Festival (QWFF). More...

Back By Popular Demand: The Devotions, At Astoria Pk

On July 14 at 7:30 pm the Central Astoria LDC 2016 Waterfront Concert Series continues with a great night of music. Brought back by popular demand, THE DEVOTIONS, Veterans of Doo Wop, will be on stage at Astoria Park. More...

Great Neck Plaza’s Promenade Night

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza continue the Summer Promenade Series on Thursday, July 21. Taking place on Bond Street from 6:30 p.m. More...

Lily Gavin, Owner Of Dazies, Was A Community Leader

A large gathering attended the wake of Lily Gavin, who died on July 6, at Lynch Funeral Home in Sunnyside. A requiem mass was held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills and the burial was in Calvary Cemetery.  More...

Lily Gavin’s Legacy

Our hearts are heavy.  Today we mourn the passing of Lily Gavin, a businesswoman and community leader that worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in our community and the city that she loved so much. More...

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Sophie Kempner

Sophie Kempner is a fashion designer who is launching a luxury streetwear label, “SoSophie.”  More...

Dr. Siolas Participates In NYSTCE-LOTE Conference

Dr. John G. Siolas participated in the New York State Languages Other Than English (NYSTCE-LOTE) Marker Response Review Conference held at the Hilton Hotel in Albany from July 5-8. He contributed to the Greek language area. Dr. More...

Stavisky Calls On Residents To Register Before Deadline

Senator Stavisky, joined by campaign volunteers, urged residents within Senate District 16 to register to vote before the state and local primary deadline.  More...

Popeyes: Popping Up In Astoria

On the corner of 48th Street and 34th Avenue, a new franchise of one of America’s best-loved fast food chains is slated to open on July 12. More...

20 Years Later, Flight 800 Crash Raises Questions

TWA Flight 800 departed JFK International Airport at 8:19 p.m. on July 17, 1996 with 230 people on board, headed to Paris. More...

Egypt’s Former Minister Of Antiquities Coming To Tut’s Hub

Dr Zahi Hawass, renowned Egyptologist, archaeologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs in Egypt, is headed to Tut’s Hub, at 30-91 Steinway Street, Astoria. More...

Sopranos Star To Host Cigar Party At Resorts World

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) will host Cigars under the Stars by Arthur Avenue Cigars on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. on the Outside Deck Lounge, located on the 3rd floor Central Park Event Space.  More...

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