Queens Theatre screens ‘Julio of Jackson Heights,’ a documentary about a hate crime that sparked Queens LGBT movement
Photos courtesy of Richard Shpuntoff

It was the brutal hate crime against a gay man that spurred an unprecedented outpouring of love and prompted the Queens LGBT movement. Queens Theatre will present the documentary “Julio of Jackson Heights” on Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m. After the screening, some of the main character’s friends and others who were involved in […]

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WATCH: Documentary explores the history of mysterious New York State Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Matthew Silva

Long Island teacher Matthew Silva turned his lifelong obsession with the New York State Pavilion into his first full-length documentary. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion” highlights the structure’s early beginnings from an ash dump run by the Brooklyn Ash Removal Company to the site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. On March 19, the film will be […]

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De Blasio discusses future of city’s education system at Jackson Heights meeting
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Class was in session for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Jackson Heights Thursday night. Parents, teachers, students and local organizations filled the auditorium of P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights to quiz the mayor about the future of New York City’s public education system during an education town hall meeting. Fielding questions alongside the mayor were Councilman Daniel Dromm —a […]

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Duo behind Queens World Film Festival start Indiegogo campaign to raise funds
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The duo behind the Queens World Film Festival are asking for the public’s help to sustain their art programs aimed at helping children, seniors and emerging artists explore the world of film. The festival, which Katha and Don Cato began five years ago, screens between 80 to 100 films from local, national and international filmmakers at the […]

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Queens parents decide to ‘opt out’ kids from state testing
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Parents across the city are coming together this week to stand against standardized testing and the effects it has on their children. Starting Tuesday and running through Thursday, students are scheduled to have to take the English Language Arts (ELA) test at schools throughout the state. The following week, students are scheduled to take the math standardized […]

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