Free outdoor concerts featuring music, dance and poetry are taking over Queens parks
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SummerStage, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival, is coming to three Queens parks this summer to provide residents with free music, poetry and fun for kids. The first concert will take place on June 26 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. R&B singer Ginuwine, a multi-platinum artist who became popular in the late ’90s and […]

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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
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The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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City may put LIC’s Socrates Sculpture Park on the map
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Socrates Sculpture Park, a 30-year-old outdoor museum and park in Long Island City, may soon be considered official parkland and added to city maps. The park is owned by the city but maintained and operated by Socrates Sculpture Park through a licensing agreement. The city wants to officially map the parkland to secure it as open space and make sure that […]

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Sculptor and painter reflects on 15 years in Long Island City
Photo by Marcin Zurawicz

Artist Christopher Yockey has made Long Island City his home and the site where he creates his intricate sculptures and paintings. Raised in Detroit, Yockey has always been interested in art and was introduced to the sculptures of Mark di Suvero in high school. Di Suvero, an abstract expressionist sculpture who grew up in California, […]

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Noguchi Rocks
Photos by Bradley Hawks

BY BRADLEY HAWKS In celebration of its thirtieth anniversary, the Noguchi Museum will feature the works of thirty artists.  From now through January 10th, guests can enjoy a groundbreaking exhibit that features nearly fifty works by a collection of some of the most renowned, visionary, and award-winning artists.  “One of the greatest things about the […]

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