‘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


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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 “Le Corsaire Overture,” Felix Mendelssohn's “Violin Concerto in E Minor” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, “Pathtique” will be played. A fireworks display will follow the concert. The show, […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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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


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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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‘Snow day’ at Juniper Valley Park Saturday


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Just because Mother Nature has dropped a few inches of snow, doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have some fun in the borough.

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Free senior fitness classes at Queens parks


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

This fall, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga instruction and tennis lessons at four Queens parks. The activities, which are open to New Yorkers 60 and older, begin the week of September 23 and will take place twice a week at each park through November 1. All equipment and instruction is free. Sessions […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 81. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%.Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 70. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: “Kinky Boots” at Cunningham Park  Take advantage of […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 95. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 82F with a […]

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Free outdoor summer events and activities in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Hip to Hip Theater Company

Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., thru August 28 Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps. Yoga on the Beach Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 […]

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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72. Winds from the WNW at 5 […]

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Star of Queens: Susan Shiroma, board of directors, King Manor Museum, member, Community Education Council 26


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Susan Shiroma does a great deal in the Queens community. She is on the King Manor Museum’s Board of Directors, where she does a lot of work with public schools. She is a Queens Borough President appointee on Community Education Council 26 as well as a board member of the West Cunningham Park […]

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