25 terrific things to do this week in Queens, from a Ramones tour to the Moth StorySLAM
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Thursday, July 21 1. Laugh it out at Brandon Knows Nothing, a stand-up comedy showcase where host Brandon Collins shares things he actually does know. Rockaway Brewery (46-01 Fifth St., Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE. 2. Find hope at the screening of “Reunification,” Alvin Tsang’s film examining his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong […]

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Attend these 50 fabulous cheap or free summer events in Queens
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Well, we did it — summer is finally here! What kind of wonderful things will you do in Queens this season? We’ve already shared some excellent local nature destinations, where to find the best craft beer and places to have great outdoor barbecues, so now it’s time for a whole summer’s worth of fantastic events. […]

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Orlando shooter who killed 49 people on Sunday was born in Queens
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Omar Mateen, the shooter responsible for the largest mass shooting in American history on Sunday, was born in Queens. According to a petition for change of name that Mateen filed in 2006, the 29-year-old was born in New Hyde Park on Nov. 16, 1986. He officially changed his name from Omar Mir Seddique to Omar […]

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Queens mourns victims of Orlando shooting at Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza
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Mourners came together in Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza following the deadliest mass shooting in American history, which occurred early Sunday in a gay club in Orlando, Florida. Councilman Daniel Dromm, one of the first openly gay members of the City Council and founder of the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, organized the event. Government officials and […]

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Memorial service in Jackson Heights tonight for the victims of Orlando mass shooting
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In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history that occurred this morning in Orlando, Florida, mourners will gather at Jackson Heights‘ Diversity Plaza tonight for a vigil for the victims. As announced by Councilman Daniel Dromm, the vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Diversity Plaza on 37th Road between 73rd […]

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