Community News - Queens

The Astoria Park Carnival is on June 5

The Astoria Park Carnival is on June 5

(May. 20, 2019) - The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is proud to present its annual event—the 2019 Astoria Park Carnival! All are welcome to come out and join the fun with games, rides, food, and much, much more! The carnival will be held for five days, from June 5-June 9 in the Astoria Park Parking Lot! The Astoria Park is located at 19 19th St., Astoria.


American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

American Folk Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Program for Queens High School Students

(May. 15, 2019) - The Youth Art Connection program takes place at the American Folk Art Museum’s Self Taught Genius Gallery and administrative offices in Long Island City, Queens, and welcomes applications from high school students residing or attending school in Queens. Participating students will explore folk and self-taught art and learn about careers in the arts through a variety of engaging activities.


Bully the Bully: Artists Against Hate to Show at Taino Theatre on Feb. 28

Bully the Bully: Artists Against Hate to Show at Taino Theatre on Feb. 28

(Feb. 11, 2019) - On Feb. 28, Artists Against Hate will be performing Bully the Bully at Taino Theatre in Long Island City. There will be a 1pm showing for the students and faculty of the Garden School and a 7pm show for the general public. Bully the Bully: Artists Against Hate is an original mixed media work featuring poetry, scenes, and dance. They explore the importance of human connection and kindness in a charged political climate where different is often seen as vulgar or unusual.


NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association Host “Freedom from Smoking Group Quit Program”

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association Host “Freedom from Smoking Group Quit Program”

(Oct. 10, 2018) - NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The American Lung Association will host a free eight-week program for members of the community to learn about how to quit smoking that began on Thursday, October 4th at Primary Care Center, 182-15/19 Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows.


Early Scholars Named Top Elementary Debate Team in Prestigious NYC Tournament

Early Scholars Named Top Elementary Debate Team in Prestigious NYC Tournament

(Jun. 06, 2018) - On May 19, Early Scholars was named the "Top Elementary Debate Team" in New York City, earning the spot as 2018 champions. Early Scholars has held the champion position for three years running. The award came after the NYC Urban Debate League Tournament hosted by the largest city debate team in the nation. To win the award, the Early Scholars team participated in three rounds of debate covering two topics.


Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

(May. 22, 2018) - The Tourette Association of America, the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, hosted the 2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More than 300 participants and spectators, including community leaders, medical and business professionals, athletes, families, and other advocates, gathered in Queens to support those living with Tourette Syndrome and other Tic Disorders. The event raised more than $70,000 to fund research and necessary programs, and foster social acceptance of Tourette Syndrome.


Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

Youth Art Connection in Long Island City Now Accepting Applications for Free Summer Museum Program

(May. 09, 2018) - The Youth Art Connection (YAC) program is welcoming applications from high school students residing or attending school in Queens. Participating students will explore folk and self-taught art and learn about careers in the arts through a variety of engaging activities. YAC takes place at the American Folk Art Museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City.


Queensborough Performing Arts Center and Local Councilmembers Join Forces for Kids Dance Workshop

Queensborough Performing Arts Center and Local Councilmembers Join Forces for Kids Dance Workshop

(May. 08, 2018) - The Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College invites children ages 8 to 14 to participate in a new weekly dance workshop called Gotta Dance: Kids Edition. The workshop, which begins in the fall, will be taught by professional dance choreographers who are not only top-notch teaching artists but who also reflect New York City’s multi-ethnic diversity


The International Judo Center Offers Training for Kids and Adults

The International Judo Center Offers Training for Kids and Adults

(May. 07, 2018) - The International Judo Center (IJC) welcomes kids and adults for Judo training sessions. The IJC functions as an after-school center that is open to a young person's every need-- whether that is practicing Judo or looking for guidance with a personal issue.


The Children's Corner Daycare in Fresh Meadows Now Has a New Basketball Court and Playset

The Children's Corner Daycare in Fresh Meadows Now Has a New Basketball Court and Playset

(May. 04, 2018) - The Children's Corner Daycare, operating with greatest loving care for over 20 years in Fresh Meadows, now has a new basketball court and state of the art play set in its enclosed, private backyard.


First Shot Basketball School to Offer Summer Program

First Shot Basketball School to Offer Summer Program

(May. 02, 2018) - Good News! First Shot Basketball School is adding a Summer Program during the months of July and August. It will be in the evenings, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, at our AIR CONDITIONED Bayside location, PS 046 on 218th Street. We are offering Skill Training, for players that have had some experience, ages 8-10, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And, Advanced Skill Training for players 11-15, Mondays and Wednesdays. There are a total of 16 classes, but you don't have to take all 16. You can choose any combination, with a minimum of 4. Call our office to register and reserve your child's place. Don't miss out! Only 20 per class. 718.275-7974.


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