Queens Child Prodigy Appears On Ovation

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer There is a young marvel living right here in Queens. Child prodigy Mabou Loiseau will appear on the new Ovation series, “Young Marvels,” a look at gifted children across the country. The Laurelton-based 8-year-old’s talent is that of a polyglot. She can speak eight different languages fluently and can play […]

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Three Summer Festivals Kick Off In Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer This summer, the whole Borough’s a stage. A handful of concert series and festivals are taking over Queens for the coming months, bringing classic and contemporary, homegrown and international performances to residents’ doorsteps. The SummerStage concert series, now in its 29th year, comes to both Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture […]

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Taste The World At Garden Brew Fest

All Beer lovers are invited to come celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the New York World’s Fairs at Queens Botanical Garden (QBG)’s inaugural Botanical Brew Fest on July 19. Brew Fest is inspired by Bavarian Oktoberfest traditions and is an opportunity for beer lovers to sample a variety of brews and learn the […]

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Jodi Long: From Queens To The Screen

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer If you turn on the television or head to the movies this year, you will have a chance to watch one of Queens’ finest in action. From the beginning of the 20th century to today, many stars have come out of Queens to leave their mark on the world of […]

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Dutch Kills Artist Documents Shifting Surroundings

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Dutch Kills is the subject of Salvador Espinoza’s photography, and it refuses to sit still for a portrait. Espinoza, a Dutch Kills resident for more than 30 years, is a fine arts photographer, photojournalist and member of Long Island City Artists. His project, “We Will Be Here,” documents the changing […]

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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 […]

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A Perfect Patio And Fantastic Food

A Perfect Patio And Fantastic Food

Vivaldi Ristorante & Ballroom 201-10 Cross Island Pkwy., Bayside (718) 352-2300 www.vivaldiny.com Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch), 5-10 p.m. (dinner); Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch), 5-11 p.m. (dinner); Sun. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch), 4-9 p.m. (dinner). Reservations: Yes Delivery/Takeout: No Credit Cards: yes, all major Parking: Private lot […]

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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 […]

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