“Tiles” for “Tots”

Queens’ Tiles Unlimited joins “Toys for Tots” to help spread holiday joy this season After its 2-time participation on the popular NBC television series, “George to the Rescue,” with a third just announced, Tiles Unlimited continues its commitment to “Making a difference one square foot at a time,” by serving as a drop-off location this […]

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Watch musicians jam at the Toy Piano Festival in Astoria
Photo by Carrie Schneider

The 2015 UnCaged Toy Piano Festival in Astoria will give listeners a chance to watch adults and children alike make music on an instrument originally created for tots. Phyllis Chen, the creator of the festival, began playing the piano when she was 5. She became enthralled with the toy piano after she came across it at […]

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Ultimate Toys for Tots drop-off location list

Brighten up the holidays by donating new unwrapped toys to TOYS FOR TOTS. You’ll bring joy to a child and make yourself feel good in the process. Since its founding in 1947 by USMC Major Bill Hendricks, Toys for Tots has distributed nearly half a million toys to more than 230 million children. Here are […]

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You can’t do that at a cemetery! This venerable Queens cemetery does things you won’t believe
St Michaels

Established in 1852, St. Michael’s Cemetery is one of the oldest religious, nonprofit cemeteries in the New York City. Located in the borough of Queens, St. Michael’s is open to people of all faiths, and as a service to the borough’s diverse constituency, continues to provide burial space for individuals and families from all classes, […]

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Astoria bar to host “butt ugly” Christmas sweater party
THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano / Flyer courtesy of The POP BAR

‘Tis the season to dig into your closet and find that Christmas sweater grandma gave you and get ready to party in Astoria. The POP BAR, located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd., will be teaming up this Sunday with the blog Give Me Astoria and Toys for Tots to host The Butt Ugly Xmas Sweater Party. […]

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