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#WeeklyColumn | July 21 – July 27, 2016

No need to choose between the elements and air conditioning this week, as Queens hosts all kinds of outdoor and indoor fun, such as dance, film, music, poetry, tours, painting, and planting. Here’s the rundown. July 21, Liz Simons Open Mic, 6:30 pm. An up-and-coming comedian hosts Continue Reading

#NewsFlashes | Get hot and spicy at NYC’s biggest Caribbean food festival on Sunday

It’s the perfect combination. The chefs are real jerk experts and the singers have serious Rude Boy skills. The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival will fill Roy Wilkins Park with mouth-watering scents and hip-moving rhythms on July 17. Set to start at 11:30 a.m., this sixth annual event Continue Reading

#WeeklyColumn | July 14 – July 20, 2016

July 14 to July 20:

Up for a movie? In a clear sign of summertime, at least 10 local venues will hold free screenings this week. But those seeking other forms of entertainment can check out a two-day indie rock bash, a literature festival, a jerk chicken cook-off, and
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#NewsFlashes | Film series with psycho theme starts tonight

July 8, 2016

Be scared. Be very scared. The community group A Better Jamaica kicks off its Classic Film Fridays series with an outdoor screening of the 1960 masterpiece Psycho in Rufus King Park tonight (July 8) at about 8:30 pm. This year, the eighth
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#NewsFlashes | A magical night of traditional music and dance

July 9, 2016

Get ready for an enchanting night of centuries-old choreography, music, and costumes. The Queens-based troupe Ayazamana will perform dances from Ecuador’s three main regions – the Atlantic Coast, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon -- while wearing elaborate headdresses, colorful dresses, and even straw hats at
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