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#PickoftheWeek | Orchids are on display (and on sale) at Queens Botanical Garden

Queens They’re beautiful. They’re fragrant. They’re at the center of an ancient culture. And now they’re on display – and on sale -- in the borough. The Queens Botanical Garden and the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office will present Taiwan: A World of Orchids in Flushing from Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | Aug. 17 to Aug. 23 | It’s In Queens!

Queens Please don’t shoot the messenger, but the summer is starting to wind down. This week’s calendar reflects this reality with orchids, honey, a block party extraordinaire, and outdoor performances mixing with indoor film festivals and a community sculpture day. Aug. 17, Jazzmobile 2017, 4 pm to Continue Reading

#NewsFlash | Meet John Turturro and watch his movie at Socrates Sculpture Park on Aug. 16

NewsFlash Yes, Dorothy, you can go home again! John Turturro -- the Queens-raised, Emmy Award-winning actor -- will discuss and then watch a film he directed, Romance & Cigarettes, at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Admission is free. The movie will show Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | All dragons on your marks…Get set…Go!

PickoftheWeek It’s a great way to make a big splash. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival will attract a record-breaking number of 214 teams to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this weekend – Aug. 12 and Aug. 13; 9 am to 5 pm on both days – and Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 | It’s In Queens!

Queens John Tuturro, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Alfred Hitchcock, General Patton, and Lawrence of Arabia are the big names this week. But lesser-known monikers – i.e. the spicy Rafa Reyes, the sassy Brianna Thomas, the helpful Guandong Li, the knowledgeable David Gary, and the creative Janice Rosario Continue Reading