Jackson Heights Church Awarded Grant

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer St. Joan of Arc church in Jackson Heights was chosen as one of 13 sacred sites to receive a Robert W. Wilson Sacred Sites Challenge grant of $25,000. Ann Friedman, director of the sacred sites program of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, said the grant will go towards restoring the […]

Focus on Queens, Feb. 6

St. Josaphat’s R.C. Church of Bayside will hold a flea market plus Polish meat and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Parish Hall, 34-32 210th St., Bayside. For information, call Steve at (718) 224-3052. Local students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at […]

Queens Pride Celebrates 21 Years

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee will celebrate its 21st Winter Pride event for those who have significantly provided to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community in Queens on Jan. 25 at the Astoria World Manor. More than 350 people will gather to honor NYC Pride, the […]

Independent Films Celebrated In March

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Queens World Film Festival is back for its fourth year and will return in March. The five-day film festival, spanning from March 4-9, will host 130 screenings in thematic blocks at venues in Jackson Heights, Long Island City and Sunnyside. Festival director Katha and her husband, film maker Don […]

New Look For Historic District In J.H.

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Five businesses in Jackson Heights have a new look and feel, thanks to the storefront Restoration Project. Two more businesses have started a design process and will see a restored storefront by the end of January. One of the City’s historic districts, the 82nd Street Partnership of Jackson Heights, celebrated its 20th […]

Focus On Queens, Dec. 26

Lisa Stein of Glen Oaks was one of 12 students inducted into SUNY Oneonta’s Edward K/ Greismer chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary. Shannan Ferry of Little Neck, a broadcast journalism major in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, was recently awarded a $1,000 Presidents Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital […]