Big Apple Circus Returns To Queens May 18

“The dogs feel that performing in the Big Apple Circus is all about having fun,” said Jenny Vidbel, an animal trainer and performer who mainly uses mutts rescued from shelters in her act, plus horses and other animals. “They’re just so happy to be out of the pound. They want to learn every trick I […]

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Forest Hills Stadium Announces Second Show

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer An upcoming concert announced on Tuesday will bring a different flavor to the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium than previously announced shows. Two popular rock bands, Modest Mouse and Brand New, will co-headline a show at the Tennis Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 9. The show is the second of six scheduled […]

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Discovering Identity Through Fashion At Queens College

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Leather skirts, an Indian Kurta, a hijab and pink short-shorts all hit the runway Monday night at Queens College. “Fashioning Our Identities” was the third annual inter-cultural fashion show put on by the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding (CERRU). Seventeen models worked with six stylists and […]

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Music Festival Comes To Queensborough

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This Sunday, an array of talented artists will come together in Bayside for a celebration of music. The Queens Symphonic Band is going to host the inaugural Queens Music Festival on May 4 at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center. Featuring musicians from several genres, the showcase offers a full afternoon […]

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Artists Without Walls Schedules Show

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This weekend, Queens residents will have the chance to celebrate Irish culture in Long Island City. New York Irish Center will present an Artists Without Walls showcase of several musicians for a night of entertainment. With acts running the gamut from classical to jazz to spoken word, there will be […]

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Newtown Literary Holds Writing Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer It is time to put pen to paper. The Newtown Literary Alliance is having its second annual Queens Writes Weekend from April 25 to 27. During this event, Queens authors are invited to sit down with like-minded individuals at locations across the Borough and just write. Now in its second […]

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Hip To Hip Theatre’s Summer Fun

This summer, the free plays presented by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company are William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a slapstick comedy involving love, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness; and “Cymbeline,” an adventure combining comedy, tragedy and romance. “Two Gentlemen” will be performed in hilarious Commedia del’Arte style, using funny masks, and it features one […]

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Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

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Many Films For Queens At Tribeca

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week, with hundreds of screenings, discussions and panels that will take place between April 16 and 27. There is something for everyone at Tribeca this year. Some films highlight a relationship with Queens or display New York moments that created memories for many […]

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