Major Homes Pays It Forward Once Again

Major Homes is once again offering a unique service for those stuck in a bad situation. For the last decade, Major Homes’ owner Mitch Kersch and his son, Jason, have dedicated some of their time to free renovations and construction projects for families who have been impacted by harsh circumstances. Mitch said that giving back […]

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From Queens To Litchfield Correctional: “Orange” Star Discusses Boro Roots

By Nick Thomas For three decades, actor Michael Harney has been impressing television audiences with memorable performances in popular shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Deadwood,” and “Weeds.” Now, the Queens native has another hit series co-starring in the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black.” Set in upstate New York at the fictitious Litchfield Correctional […]

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Meet The ‘Merchant’ And ‘Merry Wives’ This Summer

By Barbara Arnstein Live theater is the best form of entertainment for experiencing emotion vicariously, Shakespeare is theater’s best playwright, summer is the best season in which to enjoy his plays and the Hip to Hip Theatre Company, which presents them every summer, is simply the best! This summer one of the two plays presented by the company, which […]

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Local Drama Group Performs Footloose the Musical

BY FRANCO FINO A local Queens teen drama group will kick off its annual musical production this upcoming August. The Holy Child Jesus Teen Drama Group is presenting ‘Footloose the Musical,’ a production popularized by Kevin Bacon in the 1984 dramatic film. The musical is about an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small […]

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Summer Fun Just Over The Border In Great Neck

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District and the Village of Great Neck Plaza will host the next Promenade Night of the season on Thursday, July 30. Taking place on Bond Street from 6:30 to10:30 p.m., all residents from Great Neck and the surrounding communities are encouraged to join us for live entertainment and al fresco dining. […]

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House Concert Brings Festivities To Astoria

BY YVETTE BROWN Staff Writer Everyone enjoys good music and a good concert, and now house concerts – concerts held in homes or apartments or other spaces smaller than a typical venue – are becoming a new trend. On July 26 at 2 p.m., there will be a house concert that will take place in […]

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Rural Route Film Festival Goes Urban

The Rural Route Film Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image and the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop farm this July for its 11th annual showcase of international films that take the road less traveled. This year the festival’s focus is on bold and independent women, both behind and in front of the camera, along […]

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Bike For A Cause On August 2

By Domenick Rafter Editor in Chief New York Families for Autistic Children is hosting its second annual 20-mile “Loop” bike ride to benefit the NYFAC Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on Sunday, Aug. 2. The ride, which begins in front of NYFAC’s headquarters at 164-14 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, will loop […]

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This Week In Queens History: Satchmo Dies

BY TESS MCRAE Editor On July 9, 1971, a crowd of family, friends and jazz icons packed into Corona Congregational Church on a stifling summer day to honor one of the country’s most well-respected and highly-regarded musicians. Louis Armstrong was one of the brightest shining stars in the jazz community and though his death was […]

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