Cured meat competition highlights Queens events this weekend and beyond

Cured meat competition and vintage record fair highlight a slate of Queens doings this weekend and beyond Good thing it’s Leap Year! There’s so much to do in Queens this weekend, the borough needs the extra day this month. Appease your inner epicurean at the Flushing Charcuterie Masters competition; whip those winter withdrawals at an […]

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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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Katz touts progress across Queens in latest State of Borough address
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

“Only in Queens” was the theme of the State of the Borough address given by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Thursday, and she used that phrase to talk about the good, the bad, and how far we still need to go to achieve her vision for the “World’s Borough.” During her speech at Queens College in Flushing, […]

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Katz: Lack of local input dooms Flushing Meadows concerts (for now)
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

They should have asked Queens residents what they wanted. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz charged on Thursday that the city’s rejection of proposed for-profit music festivals at Flushing Meadows Corona Park stemmed from a failure of concert organizers to come to Queens communities, make their case and hear the residents’ input. Speaking to members of local media […]

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Dance the World Nutcracker Festival

BY HAYLEY BRIDGEWATER Winter is finally here, and with it the arrival of a multitude of holiday traditions near and dear to us all. As our neighborhoods are slowly being transformed by ropes of twinkling lights, candles and pine, I can’t help but reminisce about the Decembers of my youth. Of course, I loved the […]

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