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The Young Adult Borough Center at John Adams High School received a $100,000 check this week from the city, allocated by Councilman Ruben Wills.
Operated by the city Department of Education and Queens Community House, the program works with young adults, ages 17 to 21, who desire to pursue their high school diploma and develop their career and employment skills. It is one of 23 YABC sites in New York City high schools and caters to students from all over the borough.
Saint Sarkis Church, Showcase of Talent Art Exhibition, Chadrijan Hall, 38-65 234 St., Douglaston, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Community artist showcase, paintings, sculptures. Contact: Edward Barsamian, email@example.com, (212)689-6273.
The Museum of Moving Image, The Soundtrack Series - Music Video Edition, Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30-11 p.m., 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria. Features stories of music videos of Morrisey, Beyonce, etc. Contact: Dana Rossi, firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 232-1931, $12.
The efforts to get the Maspeth Firehouse designated as a landmark now have even more community support.
On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 first responders from the home of FDNY’s Squad 288 and Hazardous Materials Company 1, perished at the World Trade Center, more than any other firehouse in the city. Steve Fisher of Middle Village and his sister Maxine Fisher wish to memorialize both the firehouse’s place in the city’s history and the building’s centennial next year, but were recently turned down by the Landmarks Preservation Commission because of a legal benchmark.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.
The 100-year old terra cotta facade of what is now LaGuardia Community College’s Center 3 building is due for a facelift, and at the Community Board 2 meeting on Oct. 3, the renderings were presented.
“We’re going to replace the entire facade but we intend to make sure that the same architectural theme is applied throughout the exterior,” Shahir Erfan, the Vice President of Administration for LaGuardia Community College, said.
Dorsky Gallery,“Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45th Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact (718) 937-6317, or go to www.dorsky.org.
One Summer Day, a one-act music drama, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 5, 3 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 37th Street and 31st Avenue, Astoria. Contact: (646) 831-3303, susanstoderl.net.
For some, fashion is a sport, and Fall Fashion Week is the Super Bowl, the World Series and the Stanley Cup bundled together in one Burberry-print sack.
“The fall fashion season is a pivotal season,” said Kelsy Zimba, fashion designer and entrepreneur. “It’s the longest season and allows designers to be the most creative within the boundaries. Women are also willing to invest more in their fall wardrobe.”
Queens’ community colleges are gearing up for the fall semester, getting ready to prepare new and returning students for a volatile job market and helping residents, immigrants and international students learn English to pursue their dreams.
Queensborough Community College, which is located in Bayside, is expanding its successful “Academies” program to all full-time students this fall to help them complete their associate degrees by connecting with resources and academic support.
Resobox, a small gallery off Queensboro Plaza, kicked off a show this month paying homage to its home nabe of Long Island City.
Gallery-goers will see photographs and paintings depicting the neighborhood, works by Queens artists or those that convey an LIC vibe in the show titled “Explore LIC: Life, Time and History.”
Potential voters were given the opportunity to compare and contrast all six candidates running for City Council District 19 when the five Democrats and one Republican came face to face in a forum on Aug. 14 at Temple Beth Sholom in Flushing.
The Democrats, John Duane, Paul Graziano, Austin Shafran, Paul Vallone and Chrissy Voskerichian, will square off in a primary on Sept. 10, with the winner taking on Republican challenger Dennis Saffran in the general election on Nov. 5.
After years of planning, the Department of Transportation is set to add nine more miles of bike lanes to Sunnyside and Long Island City.
Last year there were two community forums about the proposal and then on June 16 the Community Board 2 Transportation Committee approved the plan.
Tweaks to Thomson Avenue across from LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City should make the congested area, where a 16-year-old was killed last March, safer.
On March 11 a driver took his eyes off the road for a second to grab a carton of milk, police said, and jumped the curb, hitting and killing Tenzin Drudak, who was waiting to cross the street to Applied Communications High School.
On June 23, the Steps Ahead dancers from Ozone Park graced the stage at Queensborough Community College for their annual dance recital “DanceScape.” Once again the show was a huge success.
The amazing dancers showcased their well-crafted talents that could only be taught by the amazing staff at Steps Ahead Dance Studio, a staff that is both knowledgeable and nurturing. From the opening number “Bom Bom” to the closing “Feel Again,” Steps Ahead Dance Studio once again showed that they have what it takes to be leaders in the dance community.
Paramedic students from LaGuardia Community College trained side-by-side with emergency service professionals from the MTA Long Island Rail Road on June 14 at a mock mass casualty drill staged at the LIRR’s Long Island City yard.
The drill started with an 8 a.m. class. Among the key points discussed were the importance of staying in communication with the LIRR train crews and the control center at Jamaica Station and reviewing LIRR property and equipment and potential third-rail hazards.
Foot-tall sculptures of human bodies with pig faces, waxy and brightly colored as a new box of crayons, photographs of women in colorful costumes, a collage, magazine clippings making up the New York City skyline and a dress woven from plastic bags — these are just a few of the 50 works by 40 Queens artists that will be making their way through the borough.
Many of the pieces have a common thread beyond the borough tie as well, with themes about gender, a certain country or heritage, beauty or the absurd and the city.
The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District Board of Directors Chairman John Vogt said, “We wanted something that reflected the neighborhood with a little whimsical flair.”
That’s exactly what the BID and Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce got when they teamed with LaGuardia Community College’s art department to create maps of the area.
Designer Kelsy Zimba, left, whose firm is based in the NYDesigns business incubator at LaGuardia Community College, works with model Abigail Culver, publicist Sandra Bennett and videographer John Flynn.
If you’re starting a small business in the design or high-technology sectors, you could hardly pick a better location in today’s New York than Long Island City. The rapidly developing area’s got it all: a fast-growing population, high-rise development to accommodate it and the glamour of Manhattan so close it almost looks like you could touch it.
And if you’re starting small but have a promising idea likely to result in growth — meaning you’ll be hiring at some point in the not-too-distant future —the best spot for you in LIC just might be one at NYDesigns, the business incubator at LaGuardia Community College.
Susan Bolger of Bayside said she heard “frighteningly loud ‘explosions’ in the sky around 10:15 a.m. last Wednesday morning.” When the cannon-like booms stopped, she contacted the FAA and learned that a plane’s engine had failed.
“GoJet 6256, a CRJ7 (flying for Delta Air Lines), returned to LaGuardia Airport shortly after departure due to a contained failure of the number one engine,” a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The flight landed safely and taxied to the ramp. GoJet flies as a Delta Connection carrier. No injuries were reported.”
Last Thursday many green thumbs celebrated the expansion of Long Island City’s pioneering community garden.
LIC Roots Community Garden at 29-08 47 Ave. down the road from LaGuardia Community College memorializes firefighter Michael Brennan, who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email email@example.com or visit dorsky.org.
LaGuardia Community College photography students debuted their works from a study abroad expedition to Chile at the Queens Museum last Friday.
The exhibition will stay on view at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park museum through May 26.