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#PickoftheWeek | Enjoy Handel’s Messiah masterpiece at four Queens venues

Georg Frideric Handel was a German composer. His biggest hit was “Messiah,” which debuted as an Easter offering in Ireland in 1742. Nevertheless, the masterpiece rules the Christmas season in Queens in 2018...In fact, it's featured in all four upcoming holiday concerts in the borough. Queens College’s Choral Society Continue Reading

#InTheLoop | No track work problems at the ‘Faces of the 7 Train’ photo exhibition

Diverse passengers who ride New York City’s 7 subway line are the subject of a new photo exhibit, “Faces Of The 7 Train,” which opens at the Queens Public Library’s Flushing branch, 41-17 Main St., on Thursday, Dec. 14. Using nothing more than an iPhone, Drew Reid Kerr spent Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | It’s In Queens! Dec. 6 to Dec. 12

Guess what time of year it is? Queens hosts holiday markets, Yuletide concerts, the HollyTour, a visit from St. Nick, Breakfasts with Santa, wreath-making workshops, and the Dickens play “A Christmas Carol.” Local Scrooges can focus on Flamenco, Polish films, comedy, jazz, literature, and even fish sticks. Continue Reading

#MonthlyPicks | December 2018 by Ethan Frisch

Good Eats

As a former chef, I’m pretty happy to live in Jackson Heights with easy access to all the neighborhood’s amazing restaurants. My favorite breakfast spot is either Raja Sweets and Fast Food on 37th Avenue and 73rd Street or excellent tamales from one of
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#PickoftheWeek | Dance company presents ‘Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas’ at two Queens venues

There’s some brand new, multi-cultural choreography in the borough, and two venues are promoting it. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company offers “Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas” at Thalía Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside from Friday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Dec. 16. With 16 dancers and various musicians, this production celebrates Continue Reading