FH Tennis Stadium Has Long History Of Music

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Long before current artists like Zac Brown Band and Modest Mouse played the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the facility was a must-stop for many classic artists. Many are familiar with the stadium for being the host of the U.S. Open until 1977, but it went back to its roots when […]

Children Read To Vet Parents About Freedom

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many people spent the Thursday before the Fourth of July preparing for barbecues and fireworks, a few children read letters to their military parents about the meaning of freedom. In North Shore-LIJ’s Community Health Building in Manhasset, three members of the armed forces came together to listen to their […]

Forest Hills: A Younger Demographic

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Although it was always known as an area for nice restaurants and a variety of clothing stories, Austin Street has become a more hip and trendy place to hang out in recent years. The popular Forest Hills shopping and restaurant corridor has seen its fair share of bars and restaurants […]

Focus on Queens, July 10

Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights will open one Pre-K class of 18 students in September 2014. Children must turn 4 years old by Dec. 31, 2014 to be eligible for the full-day program. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided and served in the classroom. To apply, call Francine Smith at (718) 803-0060, […]

An ‘Amazing’ Coincidence?

It turns out that there is a Parker family living at 20 Ingram Street both in the comicsand real life. In the well-known comic book series, Peter Parker, or Spider Man in his super hero persona, lives on the Forest Hills street with his Aunt May. In what is a prime example of life imitating […]

Focus On Queens, July 3

Fiona Lau of Woodhaven will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam during the fall 2014 semester. Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at SUNY Geneseo. They include: Forest Hills: Joseph Figliolia, Abigail Stein. Ozone Park: Joel Pineda, Carolann Cely. Woodhaven: Gabrielle Rosato. Local students received degrees during spring 2014 […]

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 […]

Focus On Queens, June 19

Queens Library locations will be serving free summer meals to children and teens ages 18 and younger every Monday through Friday, from June 27 to Aug. 29. Meals will be provided by the City Dept. of Education. Local sites serving meals include: Arverne, 312 Beach 54th St., Arverne. Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway. […]