Old Astoria Neighborhood Association President Richard Khuzami’s civic participation includes membership on Community Board 1, Queens General Assembly, and Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance. He’s also a composer and professional musician with a specialty in Lebanese percussion. His album Fused mixes Middle Eastern, Latin, North African, Pop, Reggaeton, and other genres. Here are some of
Henry Wan is Chairman of the Board of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, a nonprofit that organizes and produces the eponymous annual festival on Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In 2023, the free sporting and community event will take place on Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. More than 180 teams
Fadia Mohama is Senior Director of Strategy and Workforce Partnerships at Commonpoint Queens and an active member of the Queens Borough President’s Civic Engagement Committee, Elmhurst Community Partnerships, and other volunteer coalitions. In other words, the Forest Hills resident is ALL IN for Queens. We’ll get to know her better at the end of this
June is LGBTQ Pride Month, but don’t forget that its name comes from Juno, a Roman goddess. Thus, we catch up with a local music deity, Carol Sudhalter, who founded the Astoria Big Band and leads Flushing Town Hall’s Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams. (She plays saxophone and flute better than most people walk.)
Sunnyside resident Karesia Batan wears many hats. The daughter of Filipino immigrants dances. She does choreography. She produces art events. She raises an adorable daughter. And she runs the Queensboro Dance Festival, which she founded in 2014. The annual extravaganza brings several dozen free dance performances to several dozen Queens neighborhoods during the warm weather.
Udai Tambar was born in Scotland, lived in India, and eventually moved to Queens while in elementary school. He grew up in Jamaica Estates and now lives in Forest Hills with his family. The Cornell University graduate serves as President & CEO of Long Island City-based New York Junior Tennis & Learning, the country’s largest