“Pomonok Dreams” Tales Of Early Life In The Projects

BY CARMINE CARCIERI “Pomonok Dreams,” a new documentary movie created by director Terry Katz and Al Stark, had its opening private screening this past Sunday at Queens College. Five hundred former Pomonok residents from all over the United States had the chance to reignite their lifelong friendships while viewing a film that brings them back […]

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Belmont Fourth Of July Features Top Thoroughbreds

BY CARMINE CARCIERI Belmont Park, New York’s Triple Crown racetrack, will host its second annual Stars and Stripes Festival, which will spotlight some of the top thoroughbreds in America. Gates for the event will open at 11 a.m., with the first race scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The festival will consist of six graded stakes races, […]

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New York Pops Coming To Forest Hills

BY JON CRONIN The West Side Tennis Stadium in Forest Hills has seen a wide variety of musical acts perform in the arena, from The Who to D’Angelo. Now it will welcome the classical genre. “We feel privileged,” Roland Meier, president of the West End Tennis Club and proprietor of the stadium said, “to have […]

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Celebrating A Century Since Satchmo’s First Show

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ “Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine, I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans,” – Louis Armstrong, 1966. In 1954, Louis Armstrong himself published an entire autobiography that included letters he wrote, interviews he conducted and his recorded thoughts about his hometown – New […]

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See Images Of World’s Fair Structures

BY DOMENICK RAFTER Editor in Chief With the exception of the New York State Pavilion, Terrace on the Park, the New York Hall of Science, the former New York City Pavilion – which now hosts the Queens Museum – and the Unisphere, the structures that welcomed fairgoers to the 1964-65 World’s Fair are long gone. […]

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A Musical Tour Around The World

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ It’s official. Not only has the season you have all been waiting for (summer) arrived, but the concert you have been waiting for, since December, is welcoming it. That’s right; it’s that time of year where Make Music New York hosts its annual multi-cultural concert. In celebration of the event’s ninth anniversary, […]

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Fort Totten Fireworks

BY FRANCO FINO Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and the Bayside Historical Society announced the launch of the first official fireworks show and concert at Fort Totten to be held July 1 for Independence Day. The Fort Totten Independence Day Celebration will begin at 5 p.m. on July 1st, and will feature performances from the Michelle […]

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Big Names To Headline Louis Armstrong Fest

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ “We’re excited to bring Ms. Lauryn Hill to headline Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World and celebrate Louis’ vision of listening to ‘all kinds of music’ at the first major music festival to plant its flag in the city’s most diverse borough,” Executive Director of Kupferberg Center of the Arts, Jeffrey Rosenstock said. Hold […]

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