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#KidsCorner | Santa, wreath-making, hatchlings

This is a great weekend to get into the holiday spirit in Queens! Join Santa Claus for breakfast from 8 am to 10 am at Queens Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, during the mall’s free monthly Kids Club event. 90-15 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst On Friday, Dec. 9, Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek: The Taste of Rockaway Beach

On your marks…Get set…Eat! And eat. And eat. And eat. Seventeen food and drink purveyors are getting ready to provide samples of their products to more than 1,000 visitors during the Taste of Rockaway Beach on Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 6 pm. All the establishments are located Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | December 1 – December 7, 2016

Holiday parties and gift-shopping take a back seat to comic book heroes, Rockaway food love, Russian Cinderella, wreath-making, Vietnam commemorations, various dance troupes, and a “red” violin. Here’s the rundown. Dec. 2, Five Boroughs Music Festival, 7:30 pm. Brooklyn Rider, a genre-defying string quartet, combines an eclectic Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek: Vibrant colors at Haitian art show

Despite the season, Southeast Queens is bursting with rich, warm hues. An exhibition of Haitian art, Festival an Koulè (Festival of Colors), is on display at four Queens Library branches until Dec. 31. The show features 20 established and emerging Haitian artists—many of whom live in the borough. They work in Continue Reading

#KidsCorner | Willy Wonka candy-making, Turkey trot, bookplates

Build up an appetite on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, during the Sixth Annual Long Island City YMCA Turkey Trot. Starting time is 9 am, and various races will be held for children ages 4 through 17. Registration is $15 and includes a commemorative medal, t-shirt, and Continue Reading