Governors Ball Returns to Citi Field

Governors Ball returns to Citi Field for the second year this weekend, Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12. Over 60 bands will be performing on four stages, all with the stunning backdrop of Cit Field, an iconic Queens landmark. Governors Ball is known for amazing headliners and helping festival goers find their new favorite music. This year, Kid Cudi […]

Your Turn: A Super-Powered Earth Saving Musical, A Garden Players Original

This spring,       I was privileged to work with Betina Hershey as Assistant Director for Your Turn, A Super-Powered Earth Saving Musical. Written by Betina Hershey, Gwynne Watkins and Sunny Knable, Your Turn was performed by child actors at the Forest Hills Community House May 21-22. The exceptional live score was written by Sunny Knable with lyrics by Betina Hershey. The […]

Patriotism and Remembrance at 2022 NYC Greek Parade Celebrating the 2001st Anniversary of the 1821 Greek Revolution

Loyalty, remembrance of culture, appreciation of the United States of America that encouraged the establishment of Greek American communities was expressed at the 201st anniversary of the Greek Revolution. The New York City Police Department Mounted Color Guard opened the parade Every Greek society in law enforcement and Fire Department led the parade. The NYPD police were present everywhere, making sure […]

MoMI Presents ʻFilms Of The Deadʼ Screening Series

MoMI Presents ʻFilms Of The Deadʼ Screening featuring George A. Romeroʼs Seminal Films Presented with support from Shudder, the series accompanies the first month of the major museum exhibition Living with The Walking Dead June 25–July 30, 2022   From June 25 through January 1, Museum of the Moving Image will present Living with The Walking Dead, a major new […]

Extended Summer Hours for Deana Lawson, New Exhibitions & Courtyard Programs

“Summer is here, and weʼre extending our hours so thereʼs more time to enjoy whatʼs growing at MoMA PS1. Weʼll be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m. all summer long. Explore the first museum survey dedicated to Deana Lawson, and get to know two new projects that transform our Courtyard into a place for creative experimentation with urban […]

Forest Hills Resident Directs ‘The Singing Windmills’

Gera Sandler is a proud member of the Queens community, and he is set to direct The Singing Windmills. The production, running from June 1 through June 12 at Theater 71 (located in Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023), focuses on the fate of an artist. Life lessons involving love and creativity are showcased along the way, […]

Tenants Want Answers in Queensbridge Water Main Break

Water poured from a large water main under Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City early Tuesday morning, flooding blocks around the Queensbridge Houses and shutting off water to 450 people for the second time in 17 months, residents and city officials said. The 20-inch main blew again at about 2 a.m. on June 7th under Vernon Boulevard, a spokesperson for […]

No Bail for Man Charged in Deliveryman Shooting Death

A crazed Forest Hills takeout customer was arrested last week and held without bail in the shooting death of a beloved local deliveryman, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said. Glenn Hirsch, 51, pleaded not guilty on June 2nd at his arraignment on charges of second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, menacing and stalking in the death of […]

Rules for Summer 2022 Hydrant Relief

The rules have changed, but the fun can remain the same for Queens residents who want to legally use fire hydrants to help cool off during sweltering summer heat waves. Adults 18 years or older can request a spray cap for recreational use only for a specific hydrant, by visiting their local firehouse, presenting a valid photo ID and completing […]

Fire, Police Officials Issue First 2022 Fireworks Warning

Queens law enforcement officials intend to diffuse illegal fireworks activity this summer and are reminding the public that it is illegal to sell, store and/or use illegal fireworks in New York City. Police and fire officials have issued their first annual warning to the public about devastating injuries they could suffer and penalties they could face if they are caught […]