VIDEO & PHOTOS: George Clinton gets funky at Queensbridge Park performance
THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

With the Queensboro Bridge as the backdrop, the “godfather of funk” took the stage at Queensbridge Park Wednesday during a night filled with laughter and dancing. About a thousand people flocked to the Long Island City waterfront park, located along Vernon Boulevard, to catch George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic during a free performance as part of SummerStage’s 30th […]

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Queens-based Nepali soccer team raises over $4K for earthquake relief
Photo courtesy of the New York Nepalese Football Club

Soccer teams from near and far put on their cleats this weekend to raise money to help rebuild a school that was destroyed after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal last month, leaving more than 7,000 people dead. Members of the New York Nepalese Football Club (NYNFC) held a “HELP NEPAL” soccer tournament at Queensbridge Park […]

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Queens Taste 2015 satisfies appetite of hundreds
THE COURIER/Photos by Alina Suriel

Here’s to another year of fun and fancy foods. The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 13th annual Queens Taste festival drew attendees from the whole city Tuesday to sample some of the borough’s most diverse and delectable dishes and drinks. The New York Hall of Science hosted a total of 67 vendors providing every imaginable flavor […]

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Lauryn Hill to perform at Louis Armstrong festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Photo via Greg Chow/Flickr Creative Commons

Grammy-winning and top-charting singer Lauryn Hill is scheduled to headline the second annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World festival in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, June 20. The free event, which takes place from noon to 8 p.m., not far from the famed jazz legend’s former Corona home and now museum, will feature musical performances, family-friendly activities […]

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Improvements underway at Jamaica’s Rufus King Park
NYC Parks/photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Jamaica’s “town square” is about to get a much-needed makeover. The Parks Department along with local elected officials ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $2.2 million renovation of Rufus King Park located in an area bounded by Jamaica and 89th avenues between 150th and 153rd streets. At the heart of the project is reconstruction of […]

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