‘Yiddishfest’ concert in Cunningham Park


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

The summer concert season at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows would not be complete without “Yiddishfest,” a celebration of Jewish and Klezmer music, and the 2008 performance, on Tuesday, August 12, proved what every Jewish grandmother knows - that schmaltz is thicker than water. As the 7 p.m. start time for the concert approached, dark […]

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ATA Nationals begin in Cunningham Park


| nbrown@queenscourier.com

The scene at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows, where the junior brackets of the 90th Annual ATA Nationals got underway July 23, was more serene than high-octane, more friendly than competitive. Kids ages 10-18 played matches simultaneously on each court, while families sat intermingled at shaded picnic benches, cheering not only their own children, but […]

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Philharmonic at Cunningham Park


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York Philharmonic will be hosting a free orchestral concert and food drive in Cunningham Park on Thursday, July 12. Performances of Hector Berlioz's &#8220Le Corsaire Overture,” Felix Mendelssohn's &#8220Violin Concerto in E Minor” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, &#8220Pathtique” will be played. A fireworks display will follow the concert. The show, […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST: Wednesday: Generally cloudy. High 72. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 57. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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Schools, security improvements win Weprin participatory budgeting


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

Councilman Mark Weprin announced the results of the 2014 Participatory Budgeting voting in his district.

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Macy’s initiative to boost funds for two Queens parks


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.

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