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Queens College and NYC Parks launch borough-wide cultural partnership


Jul. 8, 2024 By Czarinna Andres A transformative borough-wide partnership between Queens College and NYC Parks was launched at Archie Spigner Park, in Jamaica on Thursday, June 27. The initiative aims to promote cultural vibrancy through a series of free performances and interactive workshops focused on music, dance, and the visual arts. The inaugural event…
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Queens College and NYC Parks launch borough-wide cultural initiative with free events and workshops


Jun. 26, 2024 By Athena Dawson Queens College and NYC Parks are collaborating for a borough-wide cultural initiative that will be running through October. The partnership will host a launch event on Thursday, June 27, and aims to promote cultural vibrancy in Queens through free performances and workshops focused on music, dance and visual arts….
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City opens new 35-acre public nature preserve along the Rockaway waterfront in Edgemere

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Apr. 26, 2024 By Bill Parry

City officials, elected leaders, developers and community members gathered at the location of a formerly vacant illegal dumping ground on Beach 44th Street Wednesday to cut the ribbon at the new 35-acre Arverne East Nature Preserve and Welcome Center along the Rockaway waterfront in Edgemere.

Fall Festival coming to Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway, Springfield Park in Springfield Gardens


Oct. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Southeast Queens families can celebrate the arrival of autumn on two days at two locations. Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers will host her annual Fall Festival at Bayswater Park in Far Rockaway on Monday, Oct. 9 at Springfield Park on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Springfield Gardens. “Fall is a beautiful time of year in southeast Queens,” Brooks-Powers said. “I am so excited to bring together community members to enjoy the turning leaves and the blessings the new season brings. I thank the Parks Department and Key Food for their partnership in bringing this celebration to…
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Hurricane Lee’s impacts put parts of Queens coast under flooding advisory


Sep. 15, 2023 By Ethan Marshall With Hurricane Lee churning its way to New England and Maritime Canada this weekend, the New York City Emergency Management Department issued an advisory to coastal New York City communities, warning them to be ready for potential coastal flooding and hazardous beach conditions, particularly in Jamaica Bay and The…
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‘Queens Live!’ concert brings Reggae to Rockaway

Sep. 5, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann Closing out the unofficial end of summer, Far Rockaway residents were jamming to “Reggae on the Boardwalk” at the Rockaway Beach Amphitheatre at Shore Front Parkway at Beach 94th Street on Sept. 3. The event was part of the “Queens Live!” free concert series, presented by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and produced in partnership with NYC Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, celebrating the popular Jamaican genre. Ahead of the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York, DJs Sir Tommy, WiFiOG, Jah Earl, Baddamon, Amy Wachtel and…
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