Queens Today, July 24

Queens Today, July 24

Latino Cultural Festival at the Queens Theatre from July 29 to Aug 3. (see below). FRIDAY 7/25 POW WOW New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions.This spectacular event is held in the apple orchard of the Queens County Farm Museum. The event runs from […]

Open Closed Polling Places

To The Editor: NYC’s Board of Elections cited a low voter turnout for the June primary and a  declining participation rate over the last few years. There’s a good reason why. The BOE closed a number of polling sites because they were deemed inaccessible to handicapped voters under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Sending absentee […]

Richards Calls For Action To Protect Poor Areas

Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), Chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection, last week introduced a resolution calling on Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature to restore funding to the Brownfield Opportunity Areas program. Richards is leading the charge in New York City to urge Albany to protect one of the State’s most important […]

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 […]

Schumer Calls For Anti-Drug Funds

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer recently called for an emergency $100 million surge of federal anti-drug trafficking funding in order to quickly combat the fact that New York City has become the hotbed for the East Coast heroin trade. Schumer noted that recent reports indicated a “heroin pipeline” has formed from Mexico to New York […]

Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]

First Lady Of Mass. Returns To Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The First Lady of Massachusetts returned to her alma mater last week to speak about her life, career and experiences. First Lady Diane Patrick, class of 1972, stopped by Queens College on March 7 and spoke to students and participants in the college’s Women and Work program in the President’s […]