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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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Dec. 28, 2023 By Ethan Marshall As we prepare to celebrate the new year, there are still plenty of things to do this weekend in Queens before the year wraps up. From social events to fun classes, there is a lot to look forward to this weekend. Friday, Dec. 29   Youth Art Festival   NYC Parks will shine a spotlight on and celebrate the artistic creations of their afterschool youth program participants. There will be several fun activities available, including button making, 3D models, glitter tattoos, alebrije postcards, watercolor paintings and stop motion animation. (Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40…
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Queens institutions of higher learning rebound from precarious COVID-19 era

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Sep. 25, 2023 By Bill Parry After more than three years of tumult and uncertainty wrought by the COVID-19 lockdown, Queens’ institutions of higher education have regained their footing and are once again flourishing. None were impacted more during the pandemic than LaGuardia Community College, which saw enrollment decline by nearly 35% following the initial wave that turned Queens into the “epicenter of the epicenter” during the coronavirus public health emergency. “Enrollment at LaGuardia Community College is up this fall, reversing a steep decline caused by the pandemic,” LaGuardia Community College President Kenneth Adams said. “Close to 4,000 new students…
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Queensborough Community College celebrates opening of new Male Resource Center

Aug. 29, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queensborough Community College (QCC) celebrated the opening of its new Queensborough Male Resource Center on Aug. 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Among those on hand to celebrate were QCC students, faculty, staff and elected officials. The creation of the resource center was made possible thanks to a $450,000 donation…
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QCC celebrates 2023 class of graduates at commencement ceremony

Jun. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queensborough Community College on June 2 held a commencement ceremony at its Athletic Field to honor the graduates from the class of 2023. Nearly 1,600 students were recognized as candidates for graduation, including almost 500 students from the fall semester who graduated. “Graduates, as I look out at you,…
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Queensborough Community College hosts annual Partners for Progress Gala

May. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queensborough Community College held its annual Partners for Progress Gala on Wednesday, May 24, at Terrace on the Park, during which seeveral alumni shared the secrets to their success after attending the school. The event honored NYC Health + Hospitals President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mitchell Katz and…
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Queensborough Community College dance program holds annual spring concert

May. 15, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The dance program at Queensborough Community College put on its annual spring concert at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center on May 11 and May 12, during which students performed choreography by multiple guest artists. The guest artists for whom the dancers choreographed included Raphael Xavier, Robert Battle, Bakary Fall…
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