Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

At a press conference, Queens Botanical Garden executive director Susan Lacerte, Councilman Peter Koo, Taiwanese Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang and others introduced the orchid exhibit that kicked off the garden’s series of World’s Fair events. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many enjoyed wandering around the Taiwanese orchid display at Queens […]

Botanical Garden Holds Orchid Exhibit

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Queens Botanical Garden will kick off both its opening weekend and the World’s Fair Anniversary season with a special flower exhibit. “Taiwan: A World of Orchids” will be presented in partnership with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. Starting on April 5, the display will feature an array of […]

Events In Queens For Jan. 9-15

Events In Queens For Jan. 9-15

Volunteer Open House, Voelker Orth Museum, Wed., 1/15 (see below) FRIDAY 1/10 DAVID HAZELTINE TRIO Flushing Town Hall will present a performance by pianist David Hazeltine at 8 p.m. Known as a “musician’s musician,” Hazeltine will display his distinctive style on the keys, accompanied by bassist Peter Washington and drummer Louis Hayes. The concert costs […]

Focus On Queens, Jan. 9

Heather Harrison of Forest Hills was one of four attorneys promoted by the law firm Farrell Fritz in New York. She was promoted to counsel. Harrison is a commercial litigation attorney concentrating in business litigation and partnership disputes. New Borough President Melinda Katz will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the 112th […]

Focus On Queens, Jan. 2

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jose Pena graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Pena is the son of Fabiola Cabrera of […]

Funding Approved For Botanical Garden Upgrades

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Improvements will soon be underway for Queens Botanical Garden. On Oct. 30, Borough President Helen Marshall announced that the City’s Office of Management and Budget had approved a $3.15 million funding allocation to pay for upgrades to the Garden’s pathway system. The improved pathways in the 39-acre site will have […]

Kim Starts CleanFlushing Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Pollution has been a long-running problem in Flushing and the CleanFlushing Initiative has been created to fight it. On Nov. 6, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) launched the CleanFlushing Initiative, a beautification program meant to organize a group of well-equipped volunteers to clean up the sidewalks and streets of Flushing and […]