PHOTOS: Jackson Heights celebrated Buddha’s birthday this past Sunday
Photos: QNS/Anuz Thapa

Around 500 people gathered on Sunday at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to mark the 2,560th birthday of Lord Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Dressed in their ethnic costumes, people of Nepalese and Tibetan origin were specially seen at the event. Dozens of Lama Gurus (Buddhist priests) cited a special prayer in the celebration. Ani […]

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Take a vegetarian food tour of Jackson Heights this Saturday
Arepas de Chocolate from Arepa Lady

Here’s something for the herbivores. Howard Walfish, who created the website Lost Vegetarian, and QNS food writer Joe DiStefano will lead Vegetarian Delights of Jackson Heights, a guided tour of non-meat delicacies from South Asia to South America, on Saturday, May 14. Tickets for this roughly three-hour foodie trek cost $64.29 each, and the group will meet […]

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Watch movies for free every Wednesday at Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza
Photo courtesy of Facebook/Friends of Diversity Plaza

A Jackson Heights resident, authority on food and culture in Queens and a purveyor of “You park like an asshole” stickers, Jeff Orlick will start showing films at Diversity Plaza every Wednesday. Located at 73rd Street and 37th Road, the plaza is home to other events such as the Momo Crawl, a food event hosted by Jeff Orlick to promote […]

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Jackson Heights vigil honors victims of Paris terrorist attacks
THE COURIER/Photos by Marcin Zurawicz

Queens residents gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks carried out in Paris on Friday. The series of attacks killed at least 132 people and injured more than 300, according to published reports. The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility […]

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Queens joins city in mourning Paris terrorist attacks; NYPD on high alert

In the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Queens elected officials and residents expressed grief over the violence and support for the French people. The series of shootings and bombings across the French capital killed at least 120 people and injured more than 300, according to published reports. Most of the murders occurred at a […]

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