Jackson Heights vigil honors victims of Paris terrorist attacks
THE COURIER/Photos by Marcin Zurawicz

Queens residents gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights on Sunday for a candlelight vigil to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks carried out in Paris on Friday. The series of attacks killed at least 132 people and injured more than 300, according to published reports. The terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility […]

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Queens joins city in mourning Paris terrorist attacks; NYPD on high alert

In the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Queens elected officials and residents expressed grief over the violence and support for the French people. The series of shootings and bombings across the French capital killed at least 120 people and injured more than 300, according to published reports. Most of the murders occurred at a […]

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Eat your weight in Himalayan dumplings at the 2015 Momo Crawl in Jackson Heights
Photo courtesy of Jeff Orlick

Jackson Heights is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and one event will showcase the neighborhood’s Himalayan cuisine through the momo — a steamed or fried bun stuffed with a variety of fillings. Jeff Orlick started the first Momo Crawl in 2012 where 30 of his friends and family perused Jackson Heights restaurants to get a […]

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$24K raised at Jackson Heights candlelight vigil for Nepal earthquake victims
Photos by Pralay Rajbhandari

Jackson Heights and the surrounding communities have come together to show the victims of this weekend’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal that they are not alone. Members of the Queens Nepalese community and the New York Nepalese Football Club have begun a fundraising campaign to collect money that will buy necessary items for families left devastated […]

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Open call for Queens-based LGBTQ performing artists for Jackson Heights concert
THE COURIER/File Photo

Flushing Town Hall is looking for LGBTQ entertainers to help kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this June with music, words and the performing arts. The nonprofit organization is holding an open call for Queens-based LGBTQ performing artists to take part in a free, outdoor concert on June 6 at 5 p.m. in Diversity […]

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