Elaine Hajian Exhibit Comes To Botanical Garden

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Botanical Garden’s latest exhibit will lead you on a journey through an artist’s own evolution. “Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist” will open in the Gallery of the Garden’s Visitor and Administration Building on Sept. 30, displaying her varied work over the years. Diving into the creative […]

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Maker Faire Returns To Hall Of Science

Blinking, beeping and blaring, countless fun and fascinating sights and sounds battled for attention at the fifth annual New York Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science on Sept. 20-21.  Showcasing various scientific principles and ingenious creativity, it featured fighting drones, a wrist-mounted flamethrower, three-dimensional printers, a cell phone charged by compost […]

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‘Talk Radio’ Revived At Chain Theatre

BY STEVEN J. FERRARI     Editor-in-Chief The show may be set almost 30 years ago, but the message that resonates throughout “Talk Radio” is just as pertinent today as it was during the Me Decade of the 1980s. The new show by Variations Theatre Group, on stage at the Chain Theatre in Long Island City, […]

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40 Years Of Fantastic Food

40 Years Of Fantastic Food

Portofino Ristorante 109-32 Ascan Ave., Forest Hills (718) 261-1239 http://portofinonewyork.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week Cuisine: Italian Takeout: Yes Alcohol: Yes Forest Hills’ family-owned Italian restaurant Portofino has been in business for 40 years. Given the quality of food, the delightful ambiance and the impeccable service, that should come as […]

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Art Transforms NYSCI Entrance

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer For the next year, the entrance to the New York Hall of Science will look a little different. As of Sept. 12, the entrance to the science museum now features Scattered Light, an exhibit by artist Richard Esterle. It is made of 528 pieces of 26-foot long strips of fluorescent […]

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Godwin-Ternbach Looks Back At Warhol

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum will welcome students back for the new semester with an exhibit on a cultural icon. The museum will look at the work of experimental artist Andy Warhol in “Andy Warhol’s Photo-Aesthetic and Beyond.” The exhibit, which will include photographs and silkscreen prints from the Andy Warhol […]

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Long Island City’s Secret Theatre To Stay Open

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer The show will go on. Long Island City’s Secret Theatre reached its fundraising goal of $10,000 last week, two days before its deadline. The campaign, called “Can You Keep the Secret” and hosted on fundraising site Indiegogo.com, garnered almost $11,000 in total. According to Richard Mazda, founder and artistic […]

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