Three Summer Festivals Kick Off In Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer This summer, the whole Borough’s a stage. A handful of concert series and festivals are taking over Queens for the coming months, bringing classic and contemporary, homegrown and international performances to residents’ doorsteps. The SummerStage concert series, now in its 29th year, comes to both Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture […]

Events In Queens For June 26-July 2

Events In Queens For June 26-July 2

Louis Armstrong Music Festival, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Sunday, 6/29, all day (see below). FRIDAY 6/27 “PETULIA” The Poppenhusen Library will hold a screening of 1968’s “Petulia,” starting at 4 p.m. Directed by Richard Lester, the film stars Julie Christie and George Scott. It is about a young San Francisco socialite married to an abusive […]

Major Developments In The Works In Astoria

Major Developments In The Works In Astoria

A rendering of 8th Street Mews in Astoria Cove. Courtesy of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Halletts Point peninsula is getting a face lift. Two major developments are slated for the area – Halletts Point, which has been in the works for several years and was approved by City […]

Events In Queens For April 24-30

Events In Queens For April 24-30

The Osmond Brothers, Queensborough Performing Arts Center, Sunday, 4/27 (see below). FRIDAY 4/25 KING LEAR TITAN Theatre Company will present “King Lear” at the Queens Theatre, starting on April 25 and running until May 11. Broadway veteran Terry Layman takes on the title role in this searing new production of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece. Tickets are […]

Musicians Of Queens: Woodbine Falls

Musicians Of Queens: Woodbine Falls

Some musical artists are clearly defined in their sound and their genre. Others opt to jump from style to style. The members of Woodbine Falls have combined their musical influences into a distinctive blend that makes them stand out from the crowd. Woodbine Falls is a five-member, Astoria-based band that features singer Laura Kivlen, guitarist […]

Vallone Pushes Astoria Skating Rink

Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) recently wrote a letter to Parks Dept. Commissioner Veronica White, proposing an ice skating rink at the Astoria Park pool site, similar to the one recently opened at the McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn. Vallone said he believes the two parks share many similarities, and with appropriate adjustments the same […]

PETER VALLONE JR.: Through The Years

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer It is not common to see a City Councilman riding around town on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, rocking out with his guitar at Astoria Park or speaking his mind via social media. In Astoria, however, that is the norm because Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) is well known for all […]

Musicians Of Queens: LiLi Roquelin

Musicians Of Queens: LiLi Roquelin

LiLi Roquelin’s career came about as a mix of nature and nurture. Raised in the French Riviera, she learned about music from her dad, a multi-instrumentalist who is also a fan of British rock bands like the Beatles. When she formed a band in school and performed on stage, her path was set. “I had […]