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#KidsCorner | The rooster crows, does puppetry, makes crafts and writes calligraphy

Get up close and personal with a live rooster at Queens Zoo on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 for a Lunar New Year Celebration. Honor this beautiful barnyard bird and the new year with crafts, a scavenger hunt, story time, calligraphy workshops, and a puppet show Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | It’s time to chase your tale

Let's shake your family tree and check out your roots. The Greater Astoria Historical Society will offer Genealogy Research 101: Discover Your Past at its Broadway headquarters in Long Island City on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 pm. This is the first event of an ancestry series presented Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

Some birds have all the luck! Year of the Rooster celebrations are all over the borough this week, along with Harry Belafonte, Melba Moore, Martin Scorsese, Chinese dancers, poets, visual artists and a Salem Witch Trials victim’s descendant. Here are the details. Feb. 2, Revelations: Chinese New Continue Reading

#KidsCorner | Get scared, find inner peace, study bugs

Get your costumes ready. Queens Museum’s annual Spooktacular: BOO! York City is set for Jan. 28 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Experience the Flushing Meadows Corona Park venue like never before, as the Panorama is transformed into a scary space featuring the Staten Island Ghost Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Enjoy a Chinese banquet to welcome the Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster's arrival with an epic Chinese feast. The Queens Dinner Club will hold its next outing at Asian Jewels Restaurant in Flushing on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $70, and attendees should expect to eat a lot. An Continue Reading