It’s In Queens! (Feb. 5 to Feb. 11)

February combines Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, Lunar New Year, and some really cold weather. As always, Queens is the place to be with concerts, choreography, history, sculpture, and walks with winter waterfowl.   Feb. 5, A Glitch in the Matrix, Feb. 21. The Museum of the Moving Image and Magnolia Pictures present this 2021 Rodney Ascher […]

2021-02-03 E-Edition

Zooming In On 2021

Urban Upbound CEO and Co-Founder Bishop Mitchell Taylor, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Tax Commissioner Michael Schmidt, officials from the IRS, NYCHA residents leaders, and members of the community encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of NYC Free Tax Prep Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services run by Urban Upbound – and potentially receive thousands of […]

Ranked Choice Voting For NYC Council Special Election

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) held a virtual seminar on Jan. 25 about ranked choice voting for New York City Council District 24’s special election, which is scheduled to take place in Queens on February 2. The event included remarks from Meng and Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY, a government watchdog organization. It also featured a presentation by […]

I On Politics

APPROPRIATIONS BRIEFING ON JAN. 6 SECURITY FAILURES: “Why did National Guard head have immediate response authority taken away right before?” U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after she and fellow members of the Appropriations Committee held a briefing with heads of multiple agencies involved in the security failures that permitted […]

Calling For Afterschool Budget Restorations

Children, parents, and afterschool providers called on Governor Cuomo and the State to restore state budget funding for afterschool programs during the virtual kick-off rally for Afterschool Advocacy Week. They were supported by legislators from across New York, including Senate Education Committee Chair Shelley Mayer and Assembly Committee on Children and Families Chair Andrew Hevesi. Full funding for afterschool programs […]

Super Bowl LV

The 55th Super Bowl is happening this Sunday, February 7! Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm, so be ready with your delicious snacks and spaced out seating for some friends to cheer on your favorite team(s). The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will battle for the prize at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Just like all […]

Letters to the Editor

Don’t Let Them Fall Behind A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. January 14, 2020 Dear Mayor de Blasio: In these difficult times, we applaud you and the Chancellor for starting the hard work of developing a proactive plan to close the “COVID achievement gap” experienced by many students throughout the city. We […]

Indoor Dining To Return On Valentine’s Day

Indoor dining will reopen, again, at 25 percent capacity on Valentine’s Day (February 14). “Thankfully, if our current trajectory holds, we will be able to reopen New York City dining at 25 percent capacity on Valentine’s Day. This doesn’t only give us more time to stamp out the virus even further, but also gives restaurants ample notice to begin preparing […]

Steinway’s Eight X 88 Jazz Piano Virtual Benefit Concert

Eight acclaimed jazz pianists—Kris Davis, Aaron Diehl, Orrin Evans, Sullivan Fortner, Aaron Goldberg, Kevin Hays, Fred Hersch, and Christian Sands perform solos and duets as part of a special fundraiser for The Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund. Appropriately titled Eight x 88, the musicians uniquely interpreted an eclectic mix of songs by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Frank […]