Archive by category Leisure

Kupferberg Brings Satchmo Back To Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Satchmo’s home borough is continuing his legacy. The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival, presented by the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s 1964 World’s Fair performance. Two years in the making, this festival […]

Author Tells Story Of Living In A Tough Neighborhood

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A Forest Hills-based author tells his story about what it was like growing up in a neighborhood run by mobsters. Joseph Trigoboff’s “Rumble in Brooklyn” gives readers a peak into the tough neighborhood of the East New York section in Brooklyn and how it shaped his life. The book focuses […]

Lauper On ‘Front and Center’ This Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This season of the Public Television music series “Front and Center” will feature one of Queens’ most successful singers. Cyndi Lauper will take the stage on June 28 for the third season of “Front and Center,” a music performance series that features a variety of excellent musicians in an intimate […]

Drake, Lil Wayne Announced For FH Concert

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The summer lineup at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium continues to get stronger, with two more shows announced this week. Two hip hop giants, Drake and Lil Wayne, will play the stadium on Aug. 19 as part of the nationwide tour the duo are going on. The Forest Hills show […]

Cardozo Wins PSAL Title

It is not common for a team with three hits to win a championship game. It is also uncommon for Benjamin Cardozo High School’s baseball team to be on top of the PSAL. Yet here were the Judges celebrating their first title since 1988, on the field at Yankee Stadium last Thursday, following a 3-1 […]

LGBTQ Immigrant Voices Take The Stage

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Next Saturday, Flushing Town Hall and Jackson Heights café Terraza 7 will stage LGBTQ Immigrant Voices, a concert in celebration of Pride Month. The trio Mahina Movement will headline a two-set lineup, which features veteran performers and students alike, whose roots span the globe from Peru to Ireland to Jamaica […]

Film Explores Religious Ritual At Jamaica Bay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer An ongoing documentary shoot about Jamaica Bay unearthed another story that was also converted to a movie. The filmmakers of the in-progress documentary about Jamaica Bay will premier a short film, called “The Divine Waters of Jamaica Bay” about the Indo-Caribbean community and how it uses the bay for religious […]

Emerging Artists In LIC

(Left): Artist Danny Quirk body-painted at Space Gallery during the first annual Long Island City Emerging Artists Festival, which opened Friday. Throughout the festival, Space Gallery showcased eclectic pieces from a number of artists, from Quirk’s renowned photorealistic paintings to work from Ken Husband, an artist still displaced by and grappling with Superstorm Sandy. (Right): […]

Gail Kim Rises As TNA Wrestling Star

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer TNA Wrestling star Gail Kim has established herself as one of the most prominent woman wrestlers in the industry today. From her time in the WWE, to becoming the first and longest reigning Knockouts champion in TNA, Kim has accomplished her dream of becoming a wrestler. According to Kim, or […]

Corfu Grill Up For Citi Field Contest

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A local favorite is in the running to have its own concession stand at Citi Field. Corfu Grill is one of three restaurants nominated for the Citi Small Business Call Ups program, which will present a City restaurant with the chance to highlight its food during the second half of […]