‘Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes)’ brings stories of Latinx undocumented immigrants to Queens

A play meant to humanize the “struggles, hopes and dreams” of undocumented Latinx immigrants, “Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes),” is coming to Queens in February. The lively show will follow a group of immigrants in a community center somewhere in New York City who, on the eve of city-wide ICE raids, gather for a fandango […]

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Green Space presents three nights of dance performances in Queens

Here’s the chance to spend three nights immersed in modern dance’s newest movements while not moving at all. Green Space, a Long Island City dance incubator, will present Take Root, a monthly curated series, and Fertile Ground, a monthly showcase, this weekend. The troupe Drastic Action will explore survival strategies, while Nicole Y. McClam will […]

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Thought-provoking photo exhibition comes to The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City

BY TAMMY SCILEPPI Doesn’t it seem as if life and outside forces often get in the way? If you can relate to that feeling of utter frustration, you should experience “Life Interrupted,” an edgy, conversation-sparking and thought-provoking photo exhibition focused on lives drastically altered by circumstance. Curated by Long Island City photo artist Orestes Gonzalez, […]

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Van Bramer drops out of Queens borough president race

He was the first one to launch his candidacy for Queens borough president back in May 2019, but in an early morning campaign email to his supporters Tuesday, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer announced he was ending his run for the office. “My family is the reason I love this borough and its residents; they are […]

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Longtime Long Island City resident named 2020 NAACP ‘Man of the Year’

A longtime staffer to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan has been named the 2020 NAACP “Man of the Year.” Edwin Cadiz, who has been a Long Island City resident for more than 45 years, was honored at the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Luncheon, held at Riccardo’s — located at 21-01 24th Ave. in Astoria — on Saturday, […]

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