August 22, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Addabbo Speaks To Constituents At Kew Gardens Hills Supermarket

As a way to hear directly from his constituents, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Independence Celebrations At Borough Hall

On August 15, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted her annual Borough Hall celebration of the independence of India. More...

History Created at Transfiguration Church, Mattituck Feast Day

Vacationers from the New York area witnessed history on Sunday morning, August 5th at the Feast Day Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Transfiguration of Christ Church of Mattituck, New York. More...

In The Footsteps of Byzantium: Belisarius, The Last of the Romans

“For not by numbers of men, nor by measure of body, but by valor of soul is war to be decided.”- Belisarius, Byzantine General under Emperor Justinian 1 More...

Funding To Spruce-Up Dist. 22 After Subway Shutdown

NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on August 17 a robust effort to keep Astoria’s streets clean, beautiful, and graffiti-free over the next year. More...

Call For Special Session To Bring Back Speed Cams

With more than one million New York City students returning to school on September 5, NYS Senator Jose Peralta called on New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan on August 13 to reconvene the Senate for a special session to renew and expan More...

City Gets Ready To Expand Prison System Throughout Boroughs

The revamping of New York City prisons plans for new jails in four of the five boroughs.  More...

Sparrow Film Project To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Kaufman Astoria Studios

The Sparrow Film Project, the iconic short-film challenge, returns this year for its 10th anniversary, celebrating the artistic, imaginative and DIY ethos of the Astoria community. More...

LIC-Artists Exhibitions, Events At Plaxall Gallery

Check out the following exhibitions and events at Plaxall Gallery!  Art Exhibits:  Yours, And Always, Only Yours, the Long Island City Artists member exhibition and summer postcard exhibition is being held through August 26.  Music &am More...

Free Tours Of Flushing During US Open

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce launched on August 17 Discover Flushing, a free walking tour program open to the public during the US Open Tennis Championships (Aug. 27 to Sept. 7). More...

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Domingo Carrasco

Domingo Carrasco is a figurative painter who has an exhibit of his work up at Q.E.D. (27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria) now through December. He also teaches art at a public elementary school in College Point. More...

Queens County Young Democrats Hold General Meeting In Rockaways

Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) hosted its monthly meeting on August 14 at Bungalow Bar. More...

The Pulpit

ASTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCH: Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More About Jesus, with Christian writers and speakers Maurice Venden and Lee Venden. Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study and Prayer Group. More...

Parks Worker Charged In CoWorker Assault

A 28-year-old city Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) worker has been charged with bashing a co-worker with a beach chair inside a Queens playground during a heated argument on August 16.  More...

Hunt ‘Jail Bail’ Phone Scammers

Police are warning the public to beware of phone scammers who attempt to con cash out of unsuspecting victims by calling family members to say that a son or daughter was arrested and needs cash for bail.  More...

Honoring Dedicated Volunteers

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented a Citation of Honor to Tomchei Shabbos of Queens (TSQ) volunteer Gideon Karmely during TSQ’s 7th Annual Volunteer Appreciation event on August 16. More...

Jewish Music Under The Stars

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was pleased to deliver welcoming remarks on the opening night of the 2018 Jewish Music Under the Stars concert series organized by the Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC). More...

In the Footsteps of Byzantium: Emperor Justinian in the Basilica of St. Vitale

The Catholic Church and the government of Italy preserved Justinian’s jewel, the Basilica of St. Vitale in Ravenna. We owe them respect and admiration for helping us understand Constantinople in the West, by visiting Ravenna in Northern Italy. More...

Call For More New York Solar Energy

The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Queens elected officials and community leaders to urge New York State to support the bold new goal of powering o More...

UCCA’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony for the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America at the Twin Towers will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, at McManus Memorial Pa More...

NYC DOT Begins Rollout Of Parking Rate Increases

As announced earlier this year, parking meter rates will be adjusted for the first time since 2013 for both passenger and commercial vehicle zones throughout the city; in September, changes will come to Brooklyn and continue on a rolling basis across More...

Astoria Civic’s ‘Meeting’ In The Hamptons

On Saturday, August 4, Ed and Pat Babor held an afternoon get-together in their home in the Hamptons and had many of the Astoria Civic Board members as their guests. More...

Invasive Pest Is Emerging From Trees

The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reminding New York City area residents that August is Tree Check Month. More...

Queens World Film Festival In Top 100, Above Cannes, Toronto, Sundance

Film Freeway, a global platform for submitting independent films, recently ranked Queens World Film Festival in the Top 100, out of over 7,000 contestants, ranking higher than well-established operations such as Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, and festiva More...

Koo Distributes School Supplies In His District

NYC Council Member Peter Koo distributed backpacks and school supplies in his district (District 20). The event took place in front of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Prince Street in Flushing. More...

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Fall Season

This fall and winter, Flushing Town Hall presents an outstanding lineup of world music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. More...

DenDekker: Traffic Signal Approved For Dangerous Intersection In Woodside

Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the community and Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights), the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) has agreed to install a traffic signal at the intersection of 61st Street and 32nd Aven More...

Conway Funeral Home Announces Plans To Relocate

Conway Funeral Home and National Cremation Service, proud providers in the Dignity Memorial network, announced on August 15 plans to move their business located at 82-19 Northern Blvd., into Kennedy-Roth Funeral Home located at 41-45 58th St., effect More...

Medical Marijuana Discussed At Queens Library

The Queens Chamber of Commerce has recently been sponsoring informational addresses to the public about medical cannabis, popularly known as medical marijuana. More...

Motorcycle, Food Truck Collision On Steinway

On Monday, August 20, on the corner of Steinway and 34th Avenue, a motorcycle with the driver was involved in an accident at the intersection. More...

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