Springfield Gardens honors MLK Day with park cleanup
Photo courtesy of state Senator James Sanders Jr.

BY ERICA SIUDZINSKI Led by a local lawmaker, volunteers in Springfield Gardens spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day in service to the community by sprucing up an area park. In Dr. King’s spirit of community coalition-building, state Senator James Sanders Jr. joined 74 volunteers and the Parks Department to clean up the Idlewild Park Preserve […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond
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Immerse yourself in the world of cat videos, take the kids to learn how to make tacos, enter a Ping-Pong tournament, and do more at these events around Queens Ongoing Don’t know what to do with your Christmas tree now that the holiday season is over? The NYC Department of Sanitation will be collecting Christmas […]

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Jamaica grants fair aims to cultivate new generation of artists

BY BROOKE SMITH State Senator James Sanders Jr. recently hosted a Southeast Queens Grants Fair for Artists at the Jamaica Arts Center for Arts and Learning. The fair featured information on how to obtain grants funding, free materials for arts projects and available space to conduct work, in an effort to encourage and promote the […]

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Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts speaks at Far Rockaway community clergy event
Photo courtesy of the office of Senator James Sanders Jr.

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON State Senator James Sanders Jr. held his monthly Community Clergy Breakfast on Oct. 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Far Rockaway. These breakfasts are training sessions aimed at educating clergy and faith-based leaders across his district and giving them the tools and information they need to help themselves and their congregations. […]

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Athletic fields, picnic areas to be improved at Rosedale’s Brookville Park
Photo courtesy of City Councilman Donovan Richards

Brookville Park is about to get brighter and more beautiful. Next summer, the Parks Department will break ground on a $1.7 million renovation of the vast southeast Queens park, including flood lights at the tennis courts, more seating at the turf athletic field and an expanded picnic area. Councilman Donovan Richards, state Senator James Sanders […]

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