Tag: community-service

Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens awarded $3 million capital grant for new Astoria headquarters

  Apr. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens was awarded a $3 million capital from Empire State Development earlier this month to support the club’s redevelopment project in Astoria. The new clubhouse will be approximately 125,000 square feet and include a state-of-the-art gymnasium, 175-seat theater, regulation swimming pool, classroom… Read more »

Astoria welcomes ‘Our House’: A new co-working and community space

Apr. 11, 2024 By Allison Kridle If you were to ask a Queens resident what’s one thing they want more of, they will likely reply: Space. For Astorians, many crave a place to gather, work, create, and meet neighbors or somewhere that feels like home where they can be productive all in one. Astoria business… Read more »

Citizens Bank supports Queens community with new initiatives and sponsorships

Apr. 11, 2024 By admin Apr. 11, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain Citizens Bank announced a series of new initiatives to support a range of community programs in Queens over the summer, becoming the first-ever title sponsor of the Queens 10K.  The event, organized by New York Road Runners, is part of the organization’s Five-Borough… Read more »

Queens Council on the Arts merging with Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens

Mar. 27, 2024 By bparry

[caption id="attachment_72517" align="alignnone" width="874"] The brain trust behind the merger (l to r) Walter Sanchez, Frank Raffaele and Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens CEO Costa Constantinides. Photo courtesy of Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens[/caption]
Mar. 27, 2024 By Bill Parry

New chair elected for Queens Community Board 1

Feb. 21, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Queens Community Board 1, which covers parts of Long Island City, Astoria and Woodside, elected Evie Hantzopoulos as its new chair during the most recent meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Astoria World Manor, at 25-22 Astoria Blvd. Hantzopoulos has been a member of the community board since… Read more »