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#NewsFlash | Queens Theatre presents plays inspired by Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is in the middle of Queens and at the center of this drama. Queens Theatre kicks off Park Plays tonight. Organized with Theatre 167, this nine-show festival presents 10 shorts inspired by the borough’s biggest public space. An ensemble takes Continue Reading

#KidsCorner | Children love ‘Lollipops for Breakfast.’ Parents love the 20 percent discount.

Newsflash Start the day with candy…along with a healthy dose of puppetry, live music, acrobatics, and audience participation. Flushing Town Hall will present the spellbinding youth play Lollipops for Breakfast twice on Sunday, July 30 -- at 11 am and 2 pm --  and readers of this Continue Reading

#PickoftheWeek | Up-and-Coming Musicians to Showcase Skills in Flushing on Thursday

Queens College is about to become a combat zone. The Battle of the Bands will fill the Flushing university's 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium with sweet music on Thursday, July 27, starting at 7 pm. Organized by Queens Library and Kupferberg Center for the Arts, this third annual summer Continue Reading

#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