Memories of Greece: Plane Tree and Krasi Village, Crete

The oldest plane tree in Crete is at the village of Krasi in the Lasithi Plateau of Crete. I took an excursion, before the 2020 covid-19 pandemic. We went to an altitude of 600meters, passing through natural flora on the mountains. The plane tree, or “Platanos” is 2400 years old. “This plane tree is among the 5 largest European trees. […]

2020 Virtual Hermes Expo Platform Offers Unique Business Interaction and Development

Hellenic News of America and Hermes Expo International invites all to our first   ever VIRTUAL HERMES EXPO PLATFORM that will be held between September 28th to October 1st, 2020  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The 2020 VIRTUAL Hermes Expo, remains a one of a kind platform that acts as a traditional marketplace, offering a unique interface for business interaction and development. Hermes […]


Protestors Clash In Sunnyside Standoff Approximately 100 demonstrators raising U. S. flags and signs showing support of local police marched peacefully along Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside on August 22nd, flanked by dozens of police officers as they headed to Sabba Park for a rally featuring remarks and speeches by local and elected officials. The group arrived at Sabba Park at […]

Neighborhood Development News

Construction Underway For Astoria Senior Housing The first shovels have hit the ground in the construction of a six-story affordable housing complex at 23-11 31st Road in Astoria. The building, which will feature 102 housing units for low-income seniors and the formerly homeless is being developed by Catholic Charities, which manages the Catherine Sheridan Houses, a low-income, affordable housing complex […]

Crime Watch

Hunt Deadly Gunman Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a 33-year-old Jackson Heights man on August 26th. Cops said the victim was inside the lobby of the building at 26-49 96th Street in Jackson Heights at about 10:45 p.m. when the shooter opened fire, striking the victim multiple times in the neck and chest. The gunman […]

7 Years For Teacher In Sunnyside Karate Student Rape

A 37-year-old Karate teacher has been sentenced to 7 years behind bars for raping a 12-year-old female student at his Sunnyside studio, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. Hector Quinchi, an instructor at Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do Studio on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, pleaded guilty in July to first-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child and admitted to […]

Flushing Town Hall Presents: Specially Processed American Me, and Lucky 88 Food Court, the Musical

Queens Council on the Arts’ Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and Flushing Town Hall present a play reading and talkback of Jaime Sunwoo’s Specially Processed American Me, a surreal autobiographical performance using SPAM, the canned meat, as a portal into her Asian American upbringing and her family’s experiences of the Korean War. It investigates SPAM’s legacy in the military, its significance […]

QPAC LIVE! Special Event with BEN VEREEN!

  Singer, Dancer, Actor Entertainment legend! A QPAC LIVE! SPECIAL ZOOM EVENT!! Sunday, Sept. 13th – 7PM EDT Never seen before video! Live Q&A with Host. Viewers’ questions answered! TICKETS TO THIS SPECIAL EVENT ARE DONATION BASED NAME YOUR OWN TICKET PRICE YOU DECIDE THE AMOUNT TO DONATE! Donate Now! Click Get Started to check out as a Guest Link […]

Queens Public Library Tai Chi, Chair Yoga, Zumba and More: Virtual Health and Wellness Programs

UPCOMING VIRTUAL HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS This September, we’re offering our health and wellness programs virtually. Join us to learn about your health at programs on cancer prevention, mental health, and more. Stay active with tai chi, chair yoga, and Zumba from anywhere with an Internet connection. VIEW UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Queens Public Library Sing-Along and Fun Activities for Kids

View this email in your browser. WATCH VIDEOS ON-DEMAND FROM THE LIBRARY Our YouTube channel is the place to go for fun for kids! Our on-demand videos include crafts, science experiments, read-alouds, and so much more. Every week we add more to our collection, so subscribe today to stay in the loop. This week’s videos are a sing-along and two […]