December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Features

The Story Of Rudolph

When Clement Moore penned his Christmas classic “The Night Before Christmas” in 1923, he wrote of “...eight tiny reindeer” who lead Santa’s sled, delivering toys to children in all corners of the world.Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was More...

Meng Commemorates Queens College’s 80th Anniversary

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) honored Queens College by presenting its President, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, with a Congressional Record that commemorates the school’s 80th anniversary. More...

The 114th Pct. Honors Fellow Officers As 2017 Comes To A Close

Captain Osvaldo Nunez, Commanding Officer of the 114th Precinct, presented Copof the-Month honors to Police Officers Brian Fraught and Joseph Basirico at the November 28 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council held at Riccardo’s by the More...

Jacob Riis Settlement Gym Named After Riis Director, Robert Miner

The Jacob A. Riis Settlement’s gymnasium was named after former Riis Executive Director Robert Miner, and the current Director Chris Hanway said he couldn’t “think of anyone who deserves this more.” More...

Holiday Lighting At Sabba Park

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Assembly Member Brian Barnwell, community leaders and residents at the annual Holiday Lighting at Joe Sabba Park. More...

St. Francis Prep Music Department Continues To Earn Accolades

In the spring of 2011, St. Francis Preparatory School became the first school ever to earn the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Music Credential (now called the Program of Distinction). More...

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Welcoming friends and family into your home, celebrating time-honored traditions with delicious food and enjoying quality time with loved ones are all sure signs that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. More...

Holiday Giving For The Whole Family

Part of the magic of the holiday season is making wishes come true, not only for your loved ones but for others in the community, too. More...

All Aboard For The 30th Annual Historic Holiday House Tour Trolley

Wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age! Seven Queens landmarks will open their doors to the public during the 30th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour on Sunday, December 10, from 1 pm to 5 pm. More...

Cops Seize 14 Illegal e-Bikes In 114 Pct. Crackdown

Police at the 114th Precinct last week put the brakes on owners and operators of illegal electric “e-bikes” within the command. More...

Local Clown Marches In 32nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

This was Joe Ricevuto’s 32nd year as a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade clown. More...

Get Ready To Sparkle

Tips for being the ultimate holiday host

‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings. More...

Celebrating At The UCCA Holiday Brunch

At the UCCA Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch on Sunday, December 3 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel with Felix Devito (l.), of F. More...

Hollis Woman Killed In Jamaica

Questions remain surrounding the death of a 26-year-old Queens woman whose remains were found on November 27 on the island of Jamaica, in the small northwestern town of Anchovy, about four miles from Montego Bay.  More...

CEC, District 24 Honors Outstanding Staff

PS/IS 49 in Middle Village hosted Community Education Council, District 24’s meeting on November 28, during which outstanding staff members were honored in front of their peers and administration for going above and beyond their duties. More...

UCCA Celebrates Holidays With Second Annual Tree Lighting

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its second annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in McManus Memorial Park on 81st Street in East Elmhurst.  More...

Holiday Entertaining Excellence

Savory appetizers, gifts and more

From savory appetizers to delicious holiday gifts, cheese is a must-have holiday ingredient. More...

Namesake Of McGoldrick Library Honored

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott hosted an unveiling ceremony of a bronze plaque commemorating Father Edward F. McGoldrick that will be mounted in the McGoldrick Library branch on Tuesday, November 28, at 3 p.m. More...

History Of Black Indians Explored In Book & Lecture Series

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Following Byzantine Footsteps: Interview with Father Nicola Madaro

History is written by the victors. - Winston Churchill  More...

LICP’s Photo Of The Week: Shop Small

Long Island City Partnership’s Photo of the Week is an adorable little Long Island City pup representing the shop small and shop local movement. More...

Civic Blasts Dog Owners: ‘Don’t Dump On Us’

Members of the Dutch Kills Civic Association are sending a message to people that fail to clean up after their pets.  “We are tired of being dumped on,” group President George Stamatiades said. More...

Bayside Kiwanis Club Holds Ceremony To Install Officers

The Bayside Kiwanis Club, at a specially called meeting, installed its new slate of officers for year 2017-2018. All officers from the prior year were unanimously reelected. More...

Queens Library Meeting Of The Nominating Committee Of The Board Of Trustees

Queens Library announced the Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, in the Robert T. Groh Board Room at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, in Jamaica. More...

Queens College Students Win $30K In Simulated Trading Competition

Three students from Queens College, City University of New York, turned in an impressive 427 percent total portfolio gain in four weeks, outperforming nearly 930 other teams to win the fourth annual thinkorswim Challenge by TD Ameritrade.  More...

Champions Crowned At The Big Apple Youth Soccer Finals

Nine hundred children, mainly Latino, are registered in the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), and these kids come from the New York City boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, which is considered the most diverse borough as the p More...

House Of Holiday

House of Holiday and Broadway’s “Home for the Holidays” decided to treat a Queens family to a fabulous holiday season. More...

‘Subway Delay Action Kits’ Come To Queens

On Friday morning, members of the Riders Alliance distributed a new tool for Queens riders to address continuing subway delays by becoming transit activists in the moment, right on the train or platform. More...

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Sarah Sietsema

Sarah Sietsema works full time as a hospital-based bilingual speech-language pathologist and also runs a business as an independent distributor for LipSense/SeneGence. More...

Astoria Bookshop’s Holiday Shopping Guide

Sign up to be a holiday gift wrapper! Volunteer two hours of your time at Astoria Bookshop’s wrapping station and any tips you make will be donated to the charity of your choice. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Plans Holiday Auction

The Kiwanis Club Of Astoria/LIC held its November meeting to discuss its upcoming Holiday Auction. (From r.): Nick Zikos, Lt. More...

The Pulpit

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In Memory of Educator Constantine Parthenis

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” —Albert Einstein.  More...

Queens College Student Wins 2018 Marshall Scholarship

Queens College student Josephine Cooke has been selected as one of 43 students nationwide to receive a 2018 Marshall Scholarship as announced on December 4 by the British government. More...

Third Annual Whitestone Village Tree Lighting

The Third Annual Whitestone Village Tree Lighting was held on Saturday, December 2. The event took place in Harpell’s parking lot at 14th Ave. and 150 Street. More...

Magical Afternoon With Santa On Steinway Street

Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow lined up on Steinway Street as Santa pulled his sleigh up to Sol Dance Center on Sunday, December 3. Santa came bearing his “HO! HO! More...

Fourth Annual Children’s Holiday Parade and Lighting Ceremony

The Fourth Annual Children’s Holiday Parade and Lighting Ceremony was held on Sunday, December 3. More...

Gunman Faces Life, In Ravenswood Revenge Murder

Nineteen-year-old Javyn McNish alleges that he was seeking revenge for a friend when he shot and killed Jerell Lewis, 20, on 12th Street in Long Island City on December 2.  McNish, who lives in the Queensbridge Houses and Lewis, who lived in the More...

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