Kevin Lynch of Whitestone has set up his award-winning display of Christmas lights once again this year.
Visitors have come from as far away as Japan and Australia in the past to marvel at the display, which has been featured on HGTV and other TV networks.
The lifestyles of the rich and famous can often feel entirely unrelatable to the average working person. The glamour and grandness of multi-million dollar mansions, private drivers and huge walk-in closets are out of reach for most people, and yet tucked in a row of middle-class Corona homes on 107th Street sits the haven of one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time.
Louis Armstrong’s house is almost impossible to pick out if you’ve never seen it before. Aside from the weathered plaque and visitor’s welcome center — constructed within the musician’s old garage — the house looks like any other on the block during this time of year: A wreath with a red bow hangs on the wooden front door, a Christmas tree glows gently from the living room window and outside, an evergreen is wrapped in twinkling clear lights.
During the holiday season, youngsters at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside get inundated with new toys from individuals and groups, but this year they have decided to give back.
Patients are singing Christmas carols, which are being videotaped to be viewed by prekindergarten classes on Long Island.
Clients and staff at Lifespire, a nonprofit based in Jamaica that provides services for the developmentally disabled, last week transformed their floor in a Jamaica office building into a Manhattan holiday showcase.
At top, Lifespire staff member Nadira Cumberbatch, left, leads singers in Christmas carols and selections for Hanukkah.
Central Veterinary Associates has released several tips to keep your pets safe this holiday season. The veterinary practice, with offices in Bayside, Forest Hills and Far Rockaway, stresses the unintended hazards seemingly harmless decorations may pose for pets. Among the tips are these:
•Make sure that your Christmas tree is properly secured in its stand so it won’t fall on a pet and beware that the water in the stand may contain bacteria harmful to them.
(NewsUSA) - Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.
(NAPSI)—Whether it's "Elf," "Miracle on 34th Street" or "Christmas Vacation," it seems that everyone has a favorite holiday movie or TV special they've made a part of their holiday traditions. According to a recent omnibus survey conducted by Research Now for Roku, Inc., maker of the popular streaming platform for Roku players and Roku TV, 75 percent of Americans plan to watch holiday movies and TV specials this season. But gone are the days when holiday movies and specials aired once or twice during the season and families had to plan their schedules to watch them on broadcast TV.
(Family Features) Nothing pleases the senses like a home filled with family, friends and the welcoming aroma of a holiday meal.
(Family Features) While decorating the tree, house, or garland, a whole section of lights can go dark – along with holiday spirits. Light outages can be frustrating and time-consuming to repair during the busy holiday season.
(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye – have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed to inspire perfect presents for everyone on your list.
(Family Features) The holiday season provides the perfect opportunity to go all out for your guests. From decor tips to hosting secrets, it only takes a few special tweaks to make your party the talk of the season.
The holiday season got into full gear in Glendale Sunday, when the annual Christmas treelighting was held at the triangle outside Zum Stammtisch restaurant, where 70th Street meets Myrtle and Cooper avenues. Pictured: the crowd enjoying the tree in all its glory; Santa Claus, aka Joe Aiello, meets with some of the children, all of whom got stuffed animals; community leader Vincent Arcuri Jr. sports a festive cap; Zum Stammtisch owner Werner Lehner, rear, is honored by Councilwoman Liz Crowley, in red, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt and Assemblyman Mike Miller; Miller presents Lehner with an honorary street sign; Kayla Forester, her son, Ryan, all wrapped up, and Michelle and Elisa Kruithoff enjoy the festivities; area music legend Joe Fuoco performs with some of his students; and two more youngsters get their gifts from Old St. Nick. As the poet wrote, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
The holiday season got into full gear in Glendale Sunday, when the annual Christmas treelighting was held at the triangle outside Zum Stammtisch restaurant, where 70th Street meets Myrtle and Cooper avenues.
Photos show the crowd enjoying the tree in all its glory; Santa Claus, aka Joe Aiello, meets with some of the children, all of whom got stuffed animals; community leader Vincent Arcuri Jr. sports a festive cap; Zum Stammtisch owner Werner Lehner, rear, is honored by Councilwoman Liz Crowley, in red, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt and Assemblyman Mike Miller; Miller presents Lehner with an honorary street sign; Kayla Forester, her son, Ryan, all wrapped up, and Michelle and Elisa Kruithoff enjoy the festivities; area music legend Joe Fuoco performs with some of his students; and two more youngsters get their gifts from Old St. Nick. As the poet wrote, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
After a day of holiday shoppping and dining, what could be better than coming in from the cold to watch some of the Christmas classics on TV with family or friends?
Sure, you can download or stream just about anything these days, but many still watch their favorites the old-fashioned way — when the networks air them (and certainly the advertisers prefer that).
For many families, uniting to eat around the table is a warm and memorable highlight of the holiday season.
In many restaurants throughout Queens, seasonal touches — such as festive dishes, rich decor and options for catered meals or parties — create enticing options for holiday dining.
A line of customers waiting to check out at the House of Holidays stretched to the back of the store at one point on Sunday.
Store manager and owner Larry Gurino raced to the front and the back of the line, helping people with exchanges and placing items on the counter in an effort to speed up the process, while taking a phone call from a customer who is seeking to return a train set they purchased last year.
(Family Features) Handcrafted decor sets a festive tone throughout the house for all your holiday celebrations this season. Deck the halls with these spirited craft ideas from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores that transform your home into a holiday haven with cheerful color across the mantel, personalized gift tags, a whimsical use for ornaments and even a way to include your four-legged friends in the fun.
(NAPSI)—Whether it’s the holidays or any occasion you want to be special, a gift that features a friend’s or family member’s favorite automotive item can be a great way to show you care—and know—about the person. For example, you can put car fanciers on the road to happiness with items such as these from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Mopar brand:
Now that millions of Americans have finally come out of their turkey comas, the holiday season has officially started.
While Queens residents decorate their homes with lights and holly, the big man himself will be making appearances all over the borough to listen to the wishes and dreams of children in every neighborhood.
Seven historic buildings in Flushing and Corona will be open during the Queens Historical Society’s 27th annual holiday historic house tour on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Each facility will offer activities, refreshments and a look back at the past. Most of the sites are within walking distance, but there will be vans at the locations to transport visitors. Another van will run between Flushing Town Hall and the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona.
(BPT) - The days are flying quickly past, and the holiday season will be over before you know it. If you haven’t completed – or even started – your holiday gift shopping yet, don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to get everything accomplished.
(BPT) - Heart disease and stroke remain the two top killers of Americans, according to the American Heart Association. Some research shows that heart-related deaths increase by 5 percent during the holidays, no matter where you live, and more cardiac deaths occur on Christmas and New Year's day than on any other days of the year, according to a study by the University of California, San Diego and Tufts University School of Medicine published in the journal Circulation.
(Family Features) For many, travel is as essential to holiday festivities as the jolly old elf himself. Heeding the advice of seasoned travel pros can help take the headache and hassle out of your holiday travel this year.