Queens is alive with the sounds of Queens Symphony Orchestra
Photo via Facebook/Queens Symphony Orchestra

Southern Queens will again enjoy a little night music with a special classical concert series slated to begin next month. Councilman Eric A. Ulrich has teamed up with Queens Symphony Orchestra to present QSO’s 2016 Concert Series. The series, funded by Councilman Ulrich, will consist of five free concerts in neighborhoods throughout the borough. Ulrich’s […]

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PHOTOS: Hamilton Beach Baby Parade showcases residents’ knack for building floats
Photos courtesy of Roger Gendron

Babies clad in costume were wheeled down 104th Street in Hamilton Beach on Sunday for the annual Baby Parade, where families came together to build floats from scratch. The parade, which started at the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department firehouse and snaked through the neighborhood into Hamilton Park, has been a staple in the community […]

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Cyclists trek 20 miles around Howard Beach and beyond for charity
Photos courtesy of Dominick Totino Photography

More than 200 people pedaled through two boroughs and across three bridges on Sunday to raise money for two organizations working toward making an active difference in children’s lives. “The Loop,” a 20-mile bike ride hosted by NYFAC (New York Families for Autistic Children) Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), raised approximately $15,000 for […]

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Goldfeder calls for mosquito spraying in Howard Beach
Photo courtesy of Phil Goldfeder's Office

Despite early requests from Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder for preventative measures against mosquitoes, south Queens is not scheduled to receive any such pesticide treatment from the Department of Health (DOH). The area code 11414, which includes Howard Beach, Lindenwood and Hamilton Beach, was not included in DOH’s West Nile Virus Spray and Aerial Larviciding Schedule though residents have complained of an increasing […]

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Celebrate Louis Armstrong’s birthday with live jazz on July 4
Photo courtesy of Louis Armstrong House Museum

There’s some controversy among music historians about Louis Armstrong’s birthday. Some say it’s July 4, as he believed and his driver’s licenses noted. Others claim that the legendary trumpeter came into this world on August 4, as per his baptismal certificate. But there’s little controversy among music lovers about how and where to celebrate Satchmo’s […]

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