Celebrate Memorial Day at parades and vigils in Queens neighborhoods this weekend
QNS File Photo

Queens communities will commemorate Memorial Day in grand style with a host of parades and memorial vigils scheduled for this weekend, including America’s largest Memorial Day parade in Little Neck/Douglaston. All are invited to participate in the various events honoring those who served in defense of the country through the years. Among the events are the […]

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Construction of 321 bioswales begins in Ridgewood, Maspeth and Sunnyside
Photo courtesy DEP Flickr

Newtown Creek is about to get a little bit cleaner. On Wednesday, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that construction recently began on approximately 321 curbside gardens — known as bioswales — throughout Ridgewood, Maspeth and Sunnyside. The bioswales will collect stormwater runoff to help reduce the levels of […]

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Queens Council on the Arts will celebrate its 50th birthday with breathtaking views and good food
Photo via LIC Landing website

Get the party hats, balloons and bubbly ready! The Queens Council for the Arts (QCA) is gearing up for its 50th anniversary party, QCA’s Fab @ 50!, on Thursday, May 26. The QCA will celebrate the cultural diversity and ever-evolving arts scene in Queens. “Our mission is simple and straightforward: to foster and develop the arts in Queens, everywhere from Astoria […]

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Woman got robbed at knifepoint on Sunday morning in Sunnyside, police say
Photo: Google Maps + NYPD

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman in Sunnyside after threatening her with a knife. At approximately 9:45 a.m. on May 8, the suspect approached a 42-year-old woman walking at the intersection of 52 Street and Queens Boulevard. According to officials, he flashed his knife and took her purse, which contained an iPhone and […]

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Monthly Queens Dinner Club will feast on French, Italian and Mexican cuisine in Woodside on Tuesday
Photo: courtesy of Queens Dinner Club

First, they ate their way through India and China. Now, they’re getting ready for a culinary trip through France, Italy and Mexico. The recently formed Queens Dinner Club (QDC) will hold its second outing at La Flor in Woodside on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. Chef Viko Ortega — who was born in Mexico’s Puebla, […]

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