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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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