‘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

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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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‘Snow day’ at Juniper Valley Park Saturday

| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

File Photo

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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