25 terrific things to do this week in Queens, from a Ramones tour to the Moth StorySLAM
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Thursday, July 21 1. Laugh it out at Brandon Knows Nothing, a stand-up comedy showcase where host Brandon Collins shares things he actually does know. Rockaway Brewery (46-01 Fifth St., Long Island City), 7 p.m., FREE. 2. Find hope at the screening of “Reunification,” Alvin Tsang’s film examining his family’s immigration to Los Angeles from Hong […]

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Bayside blood donors are promised free Mets tickets and snacks
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If you’re a baseball fan, here’s your chance to step up to the plate and earn free New York Mets tickets for donating blood in Bayside this summer. Assemblyman Edward C. Braustein is sponsoring the fourth annual Summer Blood Drive on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Donors are encouraged to head over […]

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Northeast Queens is getting millions of dollars for school, park and library upgrades
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Almost $14 million will be invested into northeast Queens’ schools, parks, libraries and nonprofits, since the New York City Council passed its multibillion-dollar budget last Tuesday. According to Councilman Vallone’s press release issued Monday, $6 million will be allocated to much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. Thanks to his collaboration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, […]

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District manager of Queens Community Board 7 retires after 40 years of service
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The members of Queens Community Board 7 (CB 7) said their bittersweet goodbyes to their district manager Marilyn Bitterman, who will retire in August after 40 years of service. The board celebrated Bitterman’s retirement at Monday night’s monthly meeting held at the Union Care Plaza Center in Flushing. Chairman Gene Kelty announced Bitterman’s ending career, whose last district service […]

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Get the scoop on this year’s Independence Day fireworks show in Bayside
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Set sparks to your summer fun with an exciting fireworks show and concert in Bayside! Sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone and the Bayside Historical Society, the Second Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show and Concert at Fort Totten Park will take place on Wednesday, June 29, at 5 p.m. This inaugural event will top last year’s celebration, […]

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