Street spam is all over Northern Queens and there’s nothing appetizing about it.
Also known as vertical litter, street spam is illegal signs glued to utility poles, bridges and other public areas. Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) wants something done about it.
(BPT) - Everyone has a preferred style of kitchen, no matter if you’re a chef at heart or just prefer to heat something frozen using the microwave. You may be surprised to discover your personality influences the style of kitchen you prefer. So, do you know what style matches your personality?
(BPT) - ‘Tis the season for family gatherings, dinner parties, gift exchanges and the sound of laughter coming from around the table. With the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, finding ways to reduce stress can help you survive the season. Here are six simple tips that will help your holidays go from hectic to holly and jolly, with even a little time left over to relax before your guests start arriving.
(BPT) - The fun chaos of the holidays is right around the corner. Family gatherings to plan, delicious meals to prepare, gifts to find and purchase, and a house to decorate ... the list goes on!
(BPT) - As colder months roll in, your children will spend more time indoors so you'll need to be equipped with indoor activities that will capture their imagination and foster their creativity. Here are a few activities you can do with your kids and keep them active:
(BPT) - Kitchens are the heart of the home. It’s where you prepare meals, help your kids with homework and entertain guests. It’s the room in the house where everyone gathers, where memories are made, and, with solid investment, can single-handedly increase the value of your home and help you build more of a nest egg. Even if you’re considering selling your home, all eyes of prospective buyers will inevitably be on the kitchen.
3-year-old Gabriela showing off her face paint
Marisol Ponce, 9, of Jamaica and artist Alisha show why face painting is always popular at the Harvest Festival.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, exhibition thru Nov. 16; Info: dorsky.org.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual “Boo at the Zoo” weekend at the Queens Zoo, at 53-51 111 St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An afterschool Halloween party will take place on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Martin Luther School in Maspeth ushered in autumn with its third annual Harvest Festival last Saturday.
“We just wanted an event that would bring in as many of the community kids as possible,” Kelli Westfal, event organizer for the past three years, said. She estimated 1,500 community members attended.
Forest Park played host to what is becoming an annual tradition on Saturday — a Fall Festival.
Hosted and funded through allocations by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the fair was attended by hundreds of children who enjoyed Halloween-themed bounce houses, shows and a hay maze completed with a pumpkin patch, where kids could pick a pumpkin and paint it.
Halloween is right around the corner and institutions in Northern Queens are hatching up some spooky and fun events for the younger set beginning on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Bayside Village BID is hosting a Halloween playland on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. on 41st Avenue near the LIRR.
It’s the time of year when the undead are said to walk among the living, the chill you feel on the back of your neck may not be your imagination and the creaks and groans may not be your old house settling down.
Halloween allows us to experience one of the of most instinctual feelings: fear. The strange thing is, while our progenitors used fear as a survival tactic, we seek out the sensation through haunted houses and spooky walks.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) was joined last Friday afternoon by concerned area residents across the street from the College Point Corporate Park, where he announced that the Department of Sanitation had issued summonses to several businesses that he said have taken over streets and sidewalks. He called on the city to take further action against them unless the situation is rectified.
Avella said he first noticed the unlawful activity during the Memorial Day Parade.
Forest Park played host to what is becoming an annual tradition on Saturday — a Fall Festival. Hosted and funded through allocations by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), the fair was attended by hundreds of children who enjoyed Halloween-themed bounce houses, shows and a hay maze completed with a pumpkin patch, where kids could pick a pumpkin and paint it. The city Department of Transportation was on hand with one of its trucks, as were the FDNY and Sanitation Department. Across Woodhaven Boulevard, kids were able to ride the landmarked Carousel one last time before it closes for the winter. Ulrich said he hopes the festival, which expanded since last year, will become a yearly staple at the park.
(Family Features) Craft, cook or scare up some truly creative treats and decorations this Halloween. New glow-in-the-dark paints and trendy glow sticks have made setting a scary mood simple. So, get started creating the right look for your home - inside and out.
(Family Features) Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. As little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and pirates around the country get ready for trick-or-treating, here are a few ghoulishly good ideas that will make your next Halloween fright night a scream.
“We heard this was the oldest tavern in Queens, and here we are,” Katz said.
Neir’s, which first opened in 1829, is one of more than 200 dining establishments running dinner and sometimes lunch specials in what Katz considers a promotion for Queens as well as the businesses.
An event for young and old, the Harvest Fest and pumpkin patch celebration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., in Flushing.
There will be a bird walk, a nature walk and performances by Lonesome Moonlight String Band and Pin Ups.
Getting up close and personal with trucks was the order of the day Saturday at the Cross Island YMCA in Bellerose.
Although the rain kept attendance down in the morning, it didn’t deter families like Karina Magalong and her children, Charlie and Sophia, of Little Neck, above.