Celebrate the Lunar New Year at these FREE Queens Library events!
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Happy Lunar New Year! To celebrate, the Flushing branch of the Queens Library is presenting a variety of events, free to the public. Music, dance, art, food—there’s something for everyone, culminating in a full day’s activities on Saturday, Feb. 20. So mark your calendars and enjoy the Year of the Monkey! Click here for more […]

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7 astonishing events to celebrate Lunar New Year in Queens
The Courier/Photo by Dominic Totino Photography

With everyone talking about the first Lunar New Year recognized in the city’s public school calendar, many are wondering where to go this week to celebrate the holiday and the arrival of the Year of the Monkey. Here’s a short roundup of places holding events to honor the Lunar New Year in Queens this month: 1. Lunar […]

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Lunar New Year is a public school holiday for the first time today
THE COURIER/Photo by Dominic Totino Photography

For the first time in their history, New York City public schools will be closed to observe the Asian Lunar New Year this Monday, Feb. 8. The addition of the Lunar New Year to the public school calendar, which Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last June, was celebrated by Public Advocate Letitia James, other elected officials […]

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Queens College had a pretty good Saturday Night Live cameo
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Larry David and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may have been featured guests on this week’s Saturday Night Live episode, but Queens College also had a starring role in the program. The Flushing institution of higher learning was the setting for a taped sketch, “Bern Your Enthusiasm,” in which David played a neurotic version of Sanders that was similar to […]

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Son charged with fatally beating father in Flushing dispute
Photos by Robert Stridiron

Updated Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m. Police charged a 19-year-old man with fatally beating his father during an argument inside their Flushing home on Friday night. Dimitrios Safetis was booked on manslaughter, assault and weapons possession charges in the death of his father, 57-year-old Ioannis Safetis, inside their home on 190th Street near Utopia Parkway in […]

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