Category: culture

Blooming legacy: The timeless charm of LIC’s iconic fLorEsta

Jul. 8, 2024 By Czarinna Andres July 8, 2024 By Shane O’Brien When Juan Carlos Bermudez immigrated to the United States from Colombia 20 years ago, he had no dreams of following in his family’s footsteps and pursuing a career in floral design. And yet, Bermudez, who came to the US to work in a… Read more »

Japanese food festival to take place in Astoria Sunday

June 28, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan This weekend, New Yorkers can venture through Japan’s expansive culinary world without having to leave Queens at what is considered the world’s biggest Japanese festival.  On Sunday, June 30, dozens of vendors selling traditional and inventive Japanese food and drinks will be in Astoria. They will line Broadway from… Read more »

Fireworks returning to Astoria Park this Thursday for 40th anniversary

June 26, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan On Thursday, June 27, fireworks will light up the Astoria waterfront to mark the 40th anniversary of the neighborhood’s Independence Day celebration. Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Astoria community, organizes the free event. The area’s City Council Member, Tiffany Cabán,… Read more »

Third annual Sunny Pride sees record turnout as Sunnyside celebrates Pride Month

Jun. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres June 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Over 1,000 New Yorkers dressed in colorful attire and holding rainbow flags gathered under the 7-train viaduct on Friday, June 14, to celebrate Pride Month in Sunnyside.  The Sunnyside Shines BID organized the event for the third consecutive year, with Executive Director Dirk… Read more »

Sunnyside gets ready to rainbow up for the third annual SunnyPride

Jun. 4, 2024 By Czarinna Andres June 4, 2024 By Queens Post News Team The third annual SunnyPride celebration is here to paint the town rainbow on Friday, June 14. The free event, which will start at 6 p.m., is a vibrant showcase of Western Queens’ LGBTQ+ community and is expected to draw over 1,000… Read more »

Photos: Queens Pride Parade celebrated in Jackson Heights

Jun. 3, 2024 By emarshall June 3, 2024 By Ethan Marshall In celebration of the beginning of Pride month, Jackson Heights hosted its 32nd annual Queens Pride parade Sunday. Thousands gathered to celebrate this parade. Founded in 1993 by Daniel Dromm and Maritza Martinez, this parade is the second-oldest and biggest in all of New… Read more »

Pair of western Queens arts organizations receive $5 million in funding from borough president’s office

The leaders of two western Queens art organizations were presented with a $5 million check for capital funding on Tuesday, Feb. 22. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Feb. 22, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The leaders of two western Queens art organizations were presented with a $5 million check for capital funding on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The presentation was made by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, whose office allocated the funds to The Noguchi Museum, a gallery and sculpture garden located at 9-1… Read more »