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 […]

Summer Fun Can Be Found Across The Borough

Summer Fun Can Be Found Across The Borough

The Dragon Boat Festival will return to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Aug. 9 and 10, with more than 150 teams competing in this long- standing tradition. BY TRIB STAFF With the temperature warming and Memorial Day right around the corner, the start of summer is upon us. For many, that means vacations, relaxation and […]

Explore Our Borough

To the Editor: The 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is drawing visitors both young and old to our borough, curious to see the unusual landmarks that still grace the grounds. This is the moment to step off the grounds, too, and explore all of the other wonderful things that are happening […]

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 […]

So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over. MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

World’s Fairs Too Costly

To The Editor: World’s Fairs generally end up costing the tax payers of the host city tens of millions of dollars. Financially they are a bad investment. With due respect, if John Catsimatidis and other millionaires wish to underwrite a World’s Fair without taxpayer money, one would have no objection, provided it is understood its […]

Finkelpearl Named Cultural Affairs Commish

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio has added Tom Finkelpearl’s name to the list of open commissioner positions he is filling. On April 7, the Mayor announced the appointment of Finkelpearl as the City’s new Commissioner of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Finkelpearl is the executive director of the Queens Museum, the […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

Looking Towards Tomorrow

We can only imagine what the organizers of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs would think if they saw how the world has changed in the ensuing years. Maybe they would be in awe of the advancements in science and technology. Just as likely, they could be disappointed that we have not progressed even further. […]