“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
On a hot Monday morning, Flushing Town Hall stood out from the bustling street and passing cars.
Outside, there was noise and discord; inside, a melody rang through the doorways leading into the main room of the hall. Here, a 10-year-old boy delighted the staff and patrons of the venue.
The Whitestone Bridge is celebrating its 75th anniversary along with the 1939 World's Fair. A new photo display honore the two at the Queens Library Whitestone branch.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and Queens Museum, on view thru November.
Two New York icons, the Whitestone Bridge and the 1939 World’s Fair, celebrate their 75th anniversaries this year.
In their honor, the Queens Library and the Queens Historical Society have joined forces to recognize the connection between the two with an extensive photo exhibition on view at the Whitestone branch of the library. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
As the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center prepares for its 125th anniversary, the acute care teaching hospital located on the border between Queens and Brooklyn held its annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday to promote good health and offer free screenings to members of the community.
Seniors getting their blood pressure checked and youngsters getting fluoride applied to their teeth in an effort to prevent cavities were among the local residents who turned out in huge numbers seeking medical advice. Tables manned by hospital staffers and volunteers, spread around Stockholm Street between Wyckoff and St. Nicholas avenues and surrounding areas, offered information on everything from stroke prevention and endoscopies to food addiction and podiatry services.
A 55-year-old man from Suffolk County is facing hate crime charges for allegedly harassing a Sikh man in Ozone Park last month before intentionally running him over with his car.
Joseph Caleca, 55, of Setauket, LI was awaiting arraignment Tuesday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime, first-degree assault as a hate crime and leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it.
Wayfinding: 100 NYC Public Sculptures by Bundith Phunsombatlert, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located on the lawn between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum, on view thru November.
The paddles will be flying this weekend at Meadow Lake during the 24th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Flushing Meadows Park on Saturday and Sunday.
More than 188 teams are expected to compete in the two-day event with participants from across the country and Canada. The city title will be determined on Saturday and the U.S. championship on Sunday with the awarding of cash and prizes.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
Just as the New York State Pavilion seems to be getting a new lease on life, vandals broke into the 50-year-old World’s Fair icon recently, causing minor damage to the facility.
John Piro, who heads the volunteer painting project at the pavilion, said Friday that the interlopers broke the lock to the gate and drove a stolen van onto the Tent of Tomorrow grounds over the weekend of July 19.
(Family Features) Sriracha, a Thai hot sauce made from fresh red chilies, has become a new obsession throughout the nation as Americans crave heat in a big way.
(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. For many people, getting older has less to do with chasing the almighty dollar, and more to do with enjoying special moments with friends and family.
Young members of the Hindu Temple Society of North America were among several ethnic groups that performed Sunday in Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing.
The first Family Fun Fest drew a crowd of about 1,000. Also part of the program were African singing, Korean drumming and Chinese and Filipino dancing.
To coincide with the 30th anniversary of longtime Forest Hills resident Geraldine Ferraro’s historic vice presidential nomination, which made her the first U.S. woman to be nominated on a major party presidential ticket, her filmmaker daughter, Donna Zaccaro, has produced a documentary about the woman who became a trailblazer without forgetting where she came from.
On Monday night, St. John’s University hosted a screening of the film, “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” which has been chosen as a selection at several film festivals and is now being broadcast on Showtime.
When state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and her husband rented a car and traveled through Israel to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary years ago, they decided to see the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip for themselves, she said.
“The minute we got to Gaza, we saw the rocks and the stones being thrown at our car,” Stavisky said. “Why? Because the car had an Israeli plate.”
(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.
(BPT) - When planning a wedding, you’ll receive plenty of advice via to-do lists in bridal magazines, from friends and coworkers who’ve already been through the wedding process and even from professionals in the industry who have helped many couples achieve their “I dos.”
The Mets went into the All-Star break by winning eight out of 10 on their long homestand, pushing ahead of the Phillies and Marlins into third place in the National League East. Aside from the much-needed wins, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to be thrilled from the contributions of three players on whom he has bet a lot of chips: catcher Travis d’Arnaud, centerfielder Chris Young and first baseman Lucas Duda.
Young and d’Arnaud were complete busts the first three months of the season while Duda was continuing his career as the poor man’s Adam Dunn/Dave Kingman by belting home runs but striking out all too often. As the calendar turned to July, however, both Young and d’Arnaud were getting big hits while Duda proved that he could be a contact hitter.