Made in Queens for February

Special February This is a double-barrelled email. First, in honor of Black History Month, we wanted to introduce you to two of our many black-owned businesses. Then, we have two Valentine’s Day discounts for you. Whatever you like, we have them, and they’re all Made in Queens! Black-Owned Businesses Scent by Heaven Woke Creations Valentine’s Day Discounts Litchinut Studios Use […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Special Event Our small businesses need our support and lots of love. Show them you care by being a #SmallBusinessSweetie and shopping local. Here are a few ways to get started: Call directly for takeout Leave a positive review Visit the website and sign up for the newsletter Shout them out on social media Use the hashtag #SmallBusinessSweetie And, of […]

St. Patrick’s Day Annual Luncheon

Celebrate Celtic traditions with great food and entertainment St. Patrick’s Day Annual Luncheon 2022 Mar 16, 2022 (11:30 AM – 2 PM) (GMT-4) Terrace On the Park Flushing New York Registrations are now open! Registrations are now open! Have an event coming up that you want the Queens Chamber of Commerce database to know about? Have an event coming up […]

NYPD Offers Cycling, Crime Prevention Tips

NYPD officials are again reminding cyclists that they are required to follow laws regulating the use of bicycles while pedaling through Queens neighborhoods, including the use of hand signals and bicycle lanes painted on most local streets. “Use hand signals when changing lanes or making turns,” police said. “Remember that cyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as […]

Community News

Merchants Fume Over Elmhurst Homeless Camp Business owners and neighbors are fuming mad over the failure of city officials to rid their neighborhood of a homeless encampment that first appeared in the spring of 2020. “Enough is enough but this is too much,” the manager of a nearby pharmacy said when describing conditions along Whitney Avenue in Elmhurst – where […]

Crime Watch

Man Fatally Shot in Astoria Houses Police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a 34-year-old man inside the Astoria Houses early Friday morning, Cops said Housing Police officers from PSA9 in Astoria discovered the victim semi-alert, laying in a 3rd Floor hallway of a building at the public housing complex at 2-10 27th Avenue at about 1:15 a.m. […]

Queens Filmmaker’s Doc ‘Predicting My MS’ Follows Nova Special ‘Augmented’

On February 23, the award-winning PBS science series, NOVA, a production of GBH, will premiere the feature film AUGMENTED, the powerful story of a rock climber who lost both his legs and went on to pursue a career as a scientist and engineer in order to design better prosthetic limbs. AUGMENTED will also be available for streaming online at pbs.org/nova […]

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato Partners with Local Organizations to Remove 800 lbs. of Garbage through Jamica Bay Cleanup

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) hosted a Jamaica Bay-based cleanup recently. The cold weather couldn’t keep the 60 dedicated volunteers away from removing over 800 lbs. of litter, trash and debris from the Bay. The cleanup was in partnership with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Park Conservancy, NYC Plover Project and the National Park Service. “I am so appreciative of these volunteers […]

Jacqueline Christopher Waldman Awarded Athanasiades 2022 Scholarship

  Jacqueline A. Christopher Waldman, a Georgetown University sophomore majoring in Chemistry, was recently awarded the Athanasiades Scholarship for academic achievement. The Athanasiades scholarships are unique, based solely on the academic record of each student. Jacqueline is the Communications Chair for the Georgetown University Moot Court Team, member of Georgetown University Scientific Journal Club,  and the Creative Director of Georgetown University […]

Greek Archdiocese Education Department and Larnaca University Present Historic Virtual Program

In 2007, the 9th of February was designated as “International Greek Language Day”.  The celebration of the Greek language aims to highlight the pivotal role that it has played through the ages. The Greek language is spoken uninterruptedly for the last 40 centuries, it uses the same alphabet for the last 28 centuries and it has the same spelling for […]