Flushing senior center receives prestigious award for efforts in emergency preparedness

City officials recognized a Flushing senior center on Thursday for its ongoing commitment to preparing older adults for emergencies.  Selfhelp Innovative Senior Center Director Mayer Waxman was presented with this year’s Senior Center of the Year Award by the New York City Emergency Management and Department for the Aging (DFTA). Following the presentation was a […]

Read More...

Here are 10 things to do in Queens this weekend!

Friday, Dec. 6 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Help Bohemian Beer Hall and Garden light their Christmas tree, and even buy your own from Greg’s Trees. Snag a photo with Santa while you’re there. 4 to 8 p.m. at Bohemian Hall [2919 24th Ave., Astoria, www.Bohemianhall.com]. Free. Hello Panda Festival The city’s inaugural Hello Panda Festival touches […]

Read More...

EXCLUSIVE: Driving force behind Girl Scout Troop 6000 announces her run for Van Bramer’s City Council seat

The Woodside native who co-founded the city’s first Girl Scout troop for homeless girls has announced she will run for City Council to replace the elected official that helped her do it. Giselle Burgess, 34, will file papers with the Board of Elections next month to run for Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s District 26 office […]

Read More...

New comedy series ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens’ starring Flushing actress slated to premiere in January 2020

Before she became a bonafide Hollywood movie star, Nora Lum, known by her stage name Awkwafina, was just a YouTube rapper in 2013 living in Flushing. Now, she’s returning to her roots for a new Comedy Central show based on her life in Queens.  “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” is a half-hour scripted narrative starring […]

Read More...

Soft Power and Speaker Music to showcase their expressive music and dance at Maspeth’s Knockdown Center

A night of expressive dance and music, Unsound New York presents Soft Power and Speaker Music, is set to take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth. Soft Power will showcase the work of Felicita, a music producer, and Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble, one of the largest and oldest Polish […]

Read More...

Skip to toolbar