SING musical program expands to five Queens high schools

BY BROOKE SMITH Students from five local schools will be able to take the stage and perform, all thanks to the help of a pop singer. The SING musical program — which allows city students to write, cast, rehearse and perform in an entirely new musical — will be expanding to five Queens high schools […]

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Scholars program, Jamaica arts launch Giving Tuesday campaigns

BY SUZANNE MONTEVERDI For this year’s Giving Tuesday, AT&T has partnered with the YMCA of Greater New York City’s Y Scholars Program to help students achieve their dreams. Giving Tuesday is a holiday created by 92nd Street Y, a New York City community center that enriches the lives of families through the arts. Taking place […]

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Star of Queens: Michael Feiner, president, Bayside Hills Civic Association
Photo courtesy of Michael Feiner

BY BROOKE SMITH Personal Background: Michael Feiner was born in the Bronx. He is a father to Andra Dalla, 39, an advertising attorney for L’Oréal, and Jess Feiner, 33, employee of United Parcel Service. He is married to Eileen Feiner, a retired third-grade teacher and sole proprietor of Feiner Finds, an interior decorating business. Professional Background: Michael […]

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Baysiders repeat calls to City Hall to abandon high school proposal
Photo by Brooke Smith

BY BROOKE SMITH They won’t be ignored. For the fifth time this year, Bayside civic leaders rallied outside the former Bayside Jewish Center on Saturday calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to strike down a plan to build a high school there. At least 80 residents joined state Senator Tony Avella at the rally in front of […]

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Small fire interrupts classes at Bayside High School
Photos by the Queens Courier Staff

Students at Bayside High School got a quick break from classes Wednesday morning after a small fire prompted a school-wide evacuation. The fire was reported shortly before 9:45 a.m. and was almost immediately controlled by authorities, with teens filing back into the school about 15 minutes later. No injuries were reported. FDNY sources at the scene told The […]

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