Queens Jewish Community Council Holds Concerts

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Jewish Community Council is bringing three Wednesdays of entertainment to Hillcrest this month. The organization is presenting “Jewish Music Under The Stars,” a concert series that will bring a variety of Jewish music to eastern Queens. The free performances will take place at 7 p.m. in Cunningham Park, […]

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Secret Theatre Launches Fundraising Campaign

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer Can you help keep the Secret? This is the question that Richard Mazda, founder and artistic director of the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, is asking of local theater and art fans. Having run into financial obstacles, Mazda launched a fundraising campaign Tuesday titled “Can You Keep The […]

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Botanical Garden To Hold Concert This Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you are looking to enjoy a great, local concert this month, there is no better place to go than the Queens Botanical Garden. The garden will host The Ebony Hillbillies, New York City’s only African-American string band, on Aug. 16, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The concert is […]

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Shakespeare Returns To Voelker Orth Museum

William Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” – a romance that includes a wicked stepmother, a female character masquerading as a man, swordplay, and an offstage decapitation – is an exciting showcase for acting talent and the cast makes the most of it! One of the two plays the Hip to Hip Theatre group will perform this summer in […]

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Online Only: Students Shine At SAI Finale

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A summer’s worth of painting, sculpting, dancing and singing came to a close last Thursday. The Summer Arts Institute, an intensive, tuition-free cultural program run by the Dept. of Education, held its finale exhibition at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria. On display during the visual […]

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Beer, Bacon And Baseball at Citi Field

\BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer They came from near and far to Flushing, riding the 7 train to Citi Field for an event like no other. While many who attended were baseball fans, the attendees arrived at the stadium for a different reason. They were there for the Bacon and Beer Classic. The Bacon and […]

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Queens Pride House Holds Book Fest

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE     Staff Writer A World War I romance, a coming-of-age memoir and an AIDS-era odyssey are among the works that Jackson Heights’ Queens Pride House will feature at their first book festival next week. The free and public Book Fest, organized by Queens Pride House executive director Pauline Park, will showcase LGBT […]

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Bliss Plaza Opens In Sunnyside

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The underbelly of the 7 train in Sunnyside got a little brighter this week. Bliss Plaza, the first of two new public plazas coming to the neighborhood, officially opened Tuesday afternoon. Cutting the ribbon were Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) and Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines BID, as […]

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QBC 15 Returns To McFadden’s Next Year

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Queens Baseball Convention is making its return next year. After the success of last year’s first event, baseball fans can again celebrate America’s national past time on Jan. 10 at McFadden’s Citi Field. Although planning for the convention’s second edition is in its early stages, tickets for the event […]

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