Independence Day Events Coming to Queens

With flags waving everywhere and the red, white and blue colors being shown all around, July 4 is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. For Queens, another reason to celebrate this Independence Day is that Macy’s fireworks will once again be viewed in various locations in Queens. But before the fireworks […]

Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

Kupferberg Brings Satchmo Back To Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Satchmo’s home borough is continuing his legacy. The Louis Armstrong International Music Festival, presented by the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s 1964 World’s Fair performance. Two years in the making, this festival […]

Pavilion Not Worth The Money

To The Editor: If any individual or group of individuals wish to dip into their pockets to the tune of tens of millions of dollars for a so-called rehabilitation of the rusting hulk remnant of the 1964 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion, which I believe should have been removed at the close of […]

OP-ED: Teaching LGBT History

BY COUNCILMAN DANIEL DROMM All kids need to learn gay history. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have made huge contributions to our country, yet few people know. Recently, I met with a major education publisher and asked the company to bring examples of how they cover gay history. They brought me five small […]

Out On Patrol

  During the festivities for the World’s Fair Anniversary at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz got a chance to get behind the wheel of the Batmobile from the 1966 Adam West “Batman” TV show. We have to wonder, what would her partner, Curtis Sliwa, have done with the iconic […]

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 […]