Listen And Laugh In LIC This Weekend

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Music and comedy join forces this weekend at Creek and Cave in Long Island City. Funny Songs Fest, a comedic music festival beginning tonight and running through Saturday, is the City’s only such event. According to festival creator Jessica Delfino, “the inspiration for starting Funny Songs Fest came from not […]

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Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Bringing Northern Italy To Northern Boulevard

Conti’s Ristorante 249-11 Northern Blvd., Little Neck (718) 428-8800 Cuisine: Northern Italian Delivery: No Credit Card: Yes, All Major Hours: Mon/Wed/Thu 5-10:30 p.m., Tue Closed, Fri/Sat 5-11:30 p.m., Sun 5-10 p.m. www.contisrestaurant.com Since 2001, the Conti family has welcomed guests into their dining room, which offers a warm, intimate atmosphere that brings a taste of […]

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Registration Open For ‘Show Stoppers’

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This summer, young thespians will get the chance to create and work on a musical at Queens Theatre. “Show Stoppers,” the first annual summer musical program at Flushing Meadow Corona Park’s performing arts venue, will take place this July and August, giving students the chance to work on a musical […]

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Astoria Parents Work For A Better Playground

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Despite its cracked concrete, exposed tree roots and plastic bags rolling past like tumbleweeds, the Astoria Heights playground and park is packed and busy on weekend mornings. Several neighborhood parents who have been disturbed by the debris and dangerous conditions at the playground have joined in an effort to make […]

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Ready For Belmont

  California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, arrives at Barn 26 at Belmont Park on May 20, where he will be stabled and worked out in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. He is being led into the barn by assistant trainer Alan Sherman, son of California Chrome’s trainer Art Sherman. Photo […]

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Block Festival Showcases LIC Food And Culture

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Vernon Boulevard will buzz this Saturday during LIC Springs!, a community block festival organized by the Long Island City Partnership. The Long Island City Partnership advocates for the economic development of Long Island City. Its focus is on the area as a mixed-used community, meaning it promotes development in a […]

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‘Elijah’ To Be Performed At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Choral Society will help wrap up Queens College’s spring semester with a concert of “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn. Taking place on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Colden Auditorium, nearly 300 musicians from the Queens College Choral Society, Choir, Women’s Choir and Orchestra will come together for this […]

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Queens Actor Returns In ‘Cabaret’ On Broadway

It’s hard to get roles on Broadway yet some excellent performers are always employed.  One such performer is the talented Queens-born Danny Burstein, who won accolades for his work last year in Talley’s Folly. This year, the talented Burstein has returned in the revival of “Cabaret” at Studio 54 as the Jewish fruit vendor Herr […]

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Review: Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Queens-native Audra McDonald has won five Tony Awards for her work on Broadway. She’s been recognized for her extraordinary singing as well as her skillful acting. Now in a limited-run performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” she is once again thrilling audiences and generating Tony buzz. Playwright Lanie Robertson […]

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