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Lunar New Year 2024: Best places to celebrate year of the dragon in Queens


Jan. 19, 2024 By Rachel Butler and Aidan Pellegrino The Lunar New Year according to the Chinese zodiac is beginning on Saturday Feb. 10 and with 2024 set to be the year of the dragon there are many events taking place across Queens to mark the occasion.  Flushing Town Hall Flushing Town Hall located at 137-35 Northern Boulevard is hosting a series of month-long events including performances by Asian and Asian American artists.  The first event will take place on Jan. 27 as an art exhibition “Remember” by Woomin Kim and the immigrant artist collaborative Lily and Honglei will be…
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Israeli conflict hits close to home for residents in Forest Hills and neighboring communities


Oct. 24, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan On Sunday, Oct. 22, dozens of Forest Hills residents showed up to MacDonald Park on Queens Boulevard to shine light on the hostages who were taken during the Oct 7. attack on Israel.  According to the Kidnapped from Israel project, close to 200 civilians ranging from 3 months old to 85 years old were abducted by Hamas militants and taken hostage into Gaza where they still remain. Many were kidnapped from their homes, others from a music festival and some from public spaces. The first two Israeli hostages were released by Hamas on Oct….
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Climate orgs promote initiatives at borough’s inaugural Climate Expo in Kew Gardens

BP Climate Expo

Sep. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Queens’ first ever Climate Expo, sponsored by Borough President Donovan Richards, launched on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Queens Borough Hall as one of the many events scheduled for Climate Week NYC.  Over a dozen environmental organizations set up tables across the Helen Marshall Cultural Center’s atrium in Kew Gardens to share resources, spread environmental surveys and promote climate-related job opportunities – all with the goal of taking action to address the effects of climate change.  The expo was centered around an expert-led panel on Local Law 97, a law passed in 2019 with the…
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Police searching for crook who stole woman’s purse in Kew Gardens

Apr. 28, 2023 By Zachary Gewelb Police from the 102nd Precinct are searching for the crook who stole a woman’s purse in Kew Gardens earlier this month. Authorities say that the unidentified man entered Laney’s Laundry & Dry Clean, located at 80-57 Lefferts Blvd. in Kew Gardens, at approximately 9 p.m. on April 21. Once…
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