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#WeeklyColumn | July 27 to Aug. 2 | It’s In Queens!

Queens National Night Out Against Crime 2017 is on Aug. 1, and police precincts across the borough will offer block parties, cookouts, entertainment, a petting zoo, a softball tournament, and other free activities. At other times, Queens hosts Tom Petty, a powwow, puppetry, a battle of the bands, and Continue Reading

#Newsflash | Dinner is served! Jamaica hosts jerk festival on Sunday

NewsFlash I and I gwan mash it up! The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will bring Caribbean cuisine and music to Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica on July 23, starting around noon. There are countless reasons to attend. First the food. "Jerk" refers to a dry-rubbing technique that adds Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Kermit forever! Permanent Jim Henson exhibition opens on July 22

Henson Hang out with stars from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. A permanent exhibition that explores Jim Henson and his impact on film, television, and popular culture will open at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District on Saturday, July 22. Housed in Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | July 20 – July 26 | It’s In Queens!

Queens Queens has it covered this week. Celebrate China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Then make merry with Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Henson, Audrey Hepburn, George Orwell, the Bee Gees, Biblical characters, and Broadway stars. July 20, Queens Dinner Club, 7:30 pm. A Continue Reading

#KidsCorner | Have fun while learning about nature

KidsCorner It's a one-stop shop for educational children’s activities. The Alley Pond Environmental Center will host five upcoming events that offer hands-on opportunities to learn about nature. The Make a Splash program will investigate water and its properties through experimentation and study on Saturday, July 15, at 12:30 pm. Continue Reading