Impact Astoria: ‘Tis the season to be giving

BY GABRIELLE C. SHERB When beginning to write Impact Astoria in March 2015, I wanted to give back to the community that has been my home for close to a decade. Over these last several months I have gained so much more than anticipated. Thank you to the Queens Library (Steinway Branch), Councilman Costa Constantinides, CIANA, […]

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Cool off for free at these Queens outdoor pools
Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

You don’t need a fancy club membership or the money to put in your own backyard swimming oasis to beat the heat this summer. Starting Saturday, June 27, the Parks Department is opening its free outdoor pools around the city, including at eight locations in Queens.  All locations are open from 11 a.m. to 7 […]

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Beat the heat at free outdoor pools in Queens this summer
Photo courtesy of nycgovparks.org

Instead of sitting in air conditioning, try cooling off in one of the borough’s free outdoor pools starting Friday, June 27. All locations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (with a break for cleaning between 3 and 4 p.m). The season ends September 1. Astoria Park 19th Street and 23rd Drive Olympic-sized Pool Fisher Pool 99th […]

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Nearly 2,000 attend Girls World Expo
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In a day filled with activities as diverse as the girls and their moms, nearly 2,000 people attended the Girls World Expo, a day for empowering teenage girls, where 14 were honored. The Girls World Expo, held March 16 at Terrace on the Park, is the brainchild of Varinda Misset, who founded the company and […]

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State Sen. Avella allocates $275K to renew Bayside Hills green space
THE COURIER/Photos by Liam La Guerre

Follow me @liamlaguerre    State Sen. Tony Avella has allocated $275,000 toward the revitalization of the Captain Dermody Triangle on 216th Street. Avella made the announcement with members of the Bayside Hills Civic Association during their annual Spring Festival on Saturday. The green space, which was named for outspoken abolitionist William C. Dermody, who was killed […]

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