Tasty Treat From Across The Creek

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Queens residents are in for a tasty treat this summer. The Smorgasburg food market will be crossing Newtown Creek on July 11, for its first event in Long Island City, where there will be dozens of local food vendors. “We’ve been knocking around the idea of a Queens Smorgasburg for […]

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Big Apple Big Top Returning To Queens

BY BARBARA  ARNSTEIN This year’s Big Apple Circus Show “Metamorphosis,” is returning in mid-May to Cunningham Park and features all kinds of transformations. Francesco the Clown turns metal pans into musical instruments, Olga and Vladimir Smirnov’s quick change act features instant changes from costume to costume and according to animal trainer Jenny Vidbel, her camels […]

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Looking For Good Jazz? Queens Has It

BY KOURTNEY WEBB Queens has a rich history of jazz music and musicians whose memories of the soulful music are enough to want to keep it around and thriving. Many musicians are taking up the fight to bring jazz out from hiding and to the ears of the people of Queens. “Jazz keeps to itself. […]

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Arbor Fest At The Queens Botanical Garden

BY BARBARA ARNSTEIN Last Sunday, the Queens Botanical Garden had its annual Arbor Fest, featuring hours of live music, a petting zoo, food tents and trucks, face-painting and tables full of helpful materials, toys and handcrafted items. While visitors enjoyed the beautiful blossoms and the birdsongs in one part of the garden, at 43-50 Main […]

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Musician Of Queens: The Good Morning Nags

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Good Morning Nags are a Queens- and Brooklyn-based band who stand out in “a world of pop-chaos,” as they put it, with stomping American roots music that is steeped in history and knowledge of the genre. Band members Britt Reagan, Tim Hassler, Titus Tompkins, Mark Spitznagel and Ben Quinn […]

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SummerStage Returns To The Boro This Year

The City Parks Foundation is bringing back SummerStage for its 30th anniversary, featuring a variety of artists in Queens such as Large Professor, Marley Marl and George Clinton. At the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, the former James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be performing at Flushing Meadows Corona Park along with Jamaica-native […]

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Night Market Coming To Flushing Meadows

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Get your pocketbook ready, because the first-ever Queens International Night Market is coming to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this Saturday night, from 6 p.m. to midnight. John Wang, founder and organizer of the night market, said he became inspired to bring the international night market to the Borough from some of […]

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Musician Of Queens: J. Walter Hawkes, LIC

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Emmy-winning composer, arranger and performer said he was “originally drawn to [the trombone] for the funny noises it would make” in the cartoons he watched as a kid; now, as a professional, he has given a musical backbone to shows from Blue’s Clues to Sesame Street to The Wonder […]

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Open Call For LGBTQ Performers At FTH

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer LGBTQ artists have an opportunity to kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this summer. Flushing Town Hall has released an open call for Queens-based artists who identify as LGBTQ, to perform in a free, outdoor concert at Diversity Plaza – next to Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights […]

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