Focus On Queens, May 8

Amir Shayegan

Amir Shayegan

Metropolitan Hospitality, the world-class event and hospitality company for Citi Field, home of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets, has appointed Amir Shayegan as Event Director.
In his new position, Shayegan is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, coordination and execution of Metropolitan Hospitality events at Citi Field.

Air Force Airman Sekou G. Berete graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Berete is the son of Fatima Kaba of Corona and is a 2012 graduate of Newtown High School in Elmhurst.

Community Board 5 will hold its next regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. May 14 in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village. The agenda includes a presentation by Dept. of Transportation representatives to discuss safety upgrades at the Myrtle Avenue/Wyckoff Avenue/Palmetto Street intersection.
There is also scheduled updates on the Knockdown Center. For information, call (718) 366-1834.

ESSAY WINNERS: Assemblyman Mike Miller recently awarded several students at the Sacred Heart School in Glendale with citations for being chosen for an essay contest held by Miller’s office.

ESSAY WINNERS:
Assemblyman Mike Miller recently awarded several students at the Sacred Heart School in Glendale with citations for being chosen for an essay contest held by Miller’s office.

Local students were named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester at SUNY Farmingdale. They include:
Corona: Amanda Ingram, Ernest Nnabuogor.
Maspeth: Aryenth Mejia.
Ridgewood: Justin Arvelo.
Woodside: Janet Rojsirilawan, Christopher Santana.

Army Reserve Pfc. Karlos A. Ortiz has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.
Ortiz is the son of Ivette Ortiz of Woodhaven and is a 2003 graduate of Newtown High School in Elmhurst.

Queens Jazz Orchestra will perform its annual concert, 7:30 p.m. May 16 at Flushing Town Hall. The event will feature a pre-show discussion with Jimmy Heath, the orchestra’s conductor and music director. Cost is $32 for members, $40 for non-members and $20 for students.
Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.

Flushing Town Hall and Terraza 7 Café will present an LGBTQ-themed concert performance at Flushing Town Hall, sponsored in part by Councilman Daniel Dromm, on June 21, to celebrate Pride Month and the immigrant LGBTQ communities based in Jackson Heights and Queens.
Performers will be selected via this open call. All LGBTQ musicians, dancers, and performing artists based in Queens may submit applications. Latino and other immigrant and minority artists who self-identify as LGBTQ are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted via email and should include: a statement of interest, no more than 200 words; biographical details, no more than 300 words; and three work samples.
Submit all applications over email by May 16, 2014 to Flushing Town Hall’s Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays at sshumays@flushingtownhall.org with the subject line: LGBTQ OPEN CALL 2014.

SOAP BOX RACERS: Cub Scout Pack 390 from Woodside celebrated a recent warm-weather weekend racing their Cub mobiles at the 2014 Pathfinder Soap Box Derby. Pictured are scout leaders Maria Jeffcoat, Catherina Cheung and Marvin Jeffcoat; and Cub Scouts Cillian Connelly, Joseph O’Sullivan, Patrick McKnight, Andrew Minchala, Jayden Rosario, Patrick Chraznowski, Kazuki Russo, Jack McKnicht, Xavier Caba, Alex Ovanessian, Michael O’Sullivan, Isamu Russo and Manny Jeffcoat.

SOAP BOX RACERS:
Cub Scout Pack 390 from Woodside celebrated a recent warm-weather weekend racing their Cub mobiles at the 2014 Pathfinder Soap Box Derby. Pictured are scout leaders Maria Jeffcoat, Catherina Cheung and Marvin Jeffcoat; and Cub Scouts Cillian Connelly, Joseph O’Sullivan, Patrick McKnight, Andrew Minchala, Jayden Rosario, Patrick Chraznowski, Kazuki Russo, Jack McKnicht, Xavier Caba, Alex Ovanessian, Michael O’Sullivan, Isamu Russo and Manny Jeffcoat.

Queens College has been selected as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada in The Princeton Review’s just released Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition. The college was recognized for such initiatives as water conservation, alternative transportation, and reduction in waste and carbon emissions, as well as for its commitment to achieving LEED Silver certification on 100 percent of all new construction, the creation of a formal sustainability committee, and providing students with research and degree opportunities in environmental science and sustainability.

Elizabeth McDonagh of Middle Village was named to the Dean’s List at Fairfield University in Connecticut

Immigrant Advancement Matters, One Flushing and St. George’s Church will co-host its inaugural open house and immigration resource fair from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 17 at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Ave., Flushing. For information, email info@iamnonprofit.org. .

Cub Scout Pack 390 and the 108th Precinct’s Crime Prevention Unit will conduct its annual bicycle rodeo and operation security etching of bicycles, 5 p.m. May 16 at St. Teresa’s RC Church, 50-20 45th St., Woodside.
The event is open to all children in the neighborhood who have a bicycle and wish to have it registered with the NYPD. The event will also include registration for boys ages 6-10 years old for Cub Scout Pack 390 and summer camp.

Our Lady of Fatima Church, located at 25-02 80th St., Jackson Heights, will host a defensive driving course for insurance and point reduction sponsored by the National Safety Council from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7. Cost is $45. For information, call (631) 360-9720.