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Forest Hills Memorial Day parade draws thousands, marks six decades of tradition

Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade

May. 28, 2024 By Anthony Medina and Paul Frangipane The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, an enduring six-decade tradition in the Queens neighborhood, drew thousands of community members and over 40 organizations on Sunday, May 26, including Marines, Sailors, and military service members as part of  Fleet Week. American Legion Continental Post #1424 spearheaded this…
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Revelers brave the rain to march in Queens Columbus Day parade in Astoria

Queens Columbus Day parade (Photo by Walter Karling)

Oct. 9, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The annual Queens Columbus Day parade took place in Astoria on Saturday, Oct. 7, and it was well attended despite the heavy rain. The parade, now in its 45th year, celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. It also coincides with Columbus… Read more »

Queens Carnival celebrates rich Caribbean culture at annual Far Rockaway event

Aug. 28, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann It was all about Caribbean culture and heritage at the fifth annual Queens Carnival in Far Rockaway on Saturday, Aug. 26. The free family-friendly event included a parade with floats, vendors along the boardwalk at Beach 17th Street, plenty of Caribbean food, fireworks and a music concert at O’Donohue Park. Additionally, revelers had the chance to win two round-trip tickets to anywhere in the U.S., provided by carnival partner JetBlue. The Queens Carnival Parade kicked off at 701 Bay 32nd St. at around 12:30 p.m., when Caribbean Americans wearing vibrant colored costumes danced to…
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Revelers show their Irish pride at annual Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Mar. 26, 2023 By Maggie Wong A little rain did not stop Queens residents from showing their Irish pride and cheering on the bands and performers who participated in the annual Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 25. The NYPD Emerald Society began the parade by blasting Irish music from bagpipes and drums,…
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