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Girl Scout cookie season kicks off in Queens

Feb. 5, 2024 By admin Feb. 5, 2024 By Jada Camille and Czarinna Andres It’s a cookie lover’s favorite time of year: local Girl Scouts will begin selling their beloved treats online and outside of Queens storefronts. From Feb. 1 until the end of April, Daisies, Brownies, Juniors and more will be collecting orders for Thin… Read more »

Hundreds turn out to honor Paul Vallone at funeral service Friday, including Mayor Adams and dozens of city officials

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Feb. 2, 2024 By Athena Dawson The air was heavy with grief on a brisk, rainy, Friday morning, as hundreds of mourners came together at St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church in Flushing to show their respects for the late Paul Vallone, a former councilmember who died over the weekend. The church was packed with a standing-room-only crowd as guests poured inside to pay homage to Vallone, who died of a heart attack on Saturday night at the age of 56. The crowd rose from their seats as a procession led Vallone’s coffin, draped with a satin white cloth with…
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Discover the romance of French cuisine in Queens this Valentine’s Day

Feb. 2, 2024 By admin Feb. 2, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi While French may be the universal language of love, Queens is proving that its French cuisine is a hidden gem awaiting discovery. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a selection of romantic and highly praised eateries across the borough are opening their doors to couples seeking a blend of culinary delight and amour. Early reservations are recommended to secure a spot at these cupid-approved venues, promising an unforgettable dining experience, complete with wine, oysters, chocolate and strawberries to set the mood. Domaine Bar a Vins: A Cozy Wine Bar… Read more »

QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Feb. 2, 2024 By Aidan Pellegrino Enjoy a wide variety of events and musical performances in Queens. There is a guarantee that you will be able to find something that you enjoy. Most of these events will take place at venues such as the TV Eye in Ridgewood.   Friday, Feb. 2 Nosaj Thing b2b…
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Long Island City Partnership kicks off month-long Lunar New Year festival celebrating Year of the Dragon at Red Sorghum Restaurant

Feb. 1, 2024 By admin Feb. 1, 2024 By Shane O’Brien The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) launched its annual Lunar New Year business festival Wednesday at the newly-opened Red Sorghum restaurant on Jackson Avenue.  The event marks the beginning of a month-long LIC Lunar New Year celebration honoring the area’s rapidly growing Asian population and saluting the Year of the Dragon.  More than 80 local businesses will take part in the festival, which will take place throughout the month of February. Council Member Julie Won, NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Kevin Kim, Chinese Cultural Center Executive Director Ying Yen,… Read more »

Six Queens cultural institutions among those leading the charge in urging Mayor Adams to sustain arts funding

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Jan. 26, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Leaders from more than 30 prominent cultural institutions are calling on Mayor Eric Adams to reconsider proposed budget cuts to the arts. The city-wide appeal led by New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) comes in response to Adams slashing the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs budget. In November, the mayor slashed DCLA funding by $9.3 million in his “Program to Eliminate the Gap (PEG).” Most of these cuts directly affected CIGs. The city also plans to reduce DCLA spending by around $8 million annually until 2027. The CIG penned a letter…
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