Author Archives: Alana Manning

Queens Courier Happenings


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ATTENTION: WANT A LISTING ON THIS PAGE?  Go to the “Events Calendar” section of our web site, www.queenscourier.com/news/regional/courier, and click on “Submit your event” to let us know about your happening. We select from reader submissions to list on our happenings page.   EDITOR’S PICK Wednesday, December 28, 11 a.m. Pomonok Library: “Wimpy” Wednesday!; Celebrate […]

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What’s Happening In Queens


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EDITOR’S PICK WEEKEND EVENTS CHINESE OPERA Saturday, November 26 at 2 p.m. Flushing Library: Kunqu Society Presents a Chinese Opera; The Kunqu Society will present this special performance  in honor of the 10th anniversary of Kunqu’s designation as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

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Southern Queens Happenings


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EDITOR’S PICK   ‘Monsters & Heroes’ Photo courtesy of www.worldofblackheroes.com  Thursday, December 1 at 4 p.m. Ridgewood Library: Monsters and Heroes: A Comic Book Workshop; In this three-week program, participants will learn about monsters and heroes from all over the world and why they are so important. Pro cartoonist Ivan Velez will help students create […]

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Bikers with big hearts


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THE COURIER/Photo by Alana Manning. Thousands of bikers and onlookers gathered to donate to Jamaica’s Bernard Fineson Developmental Center during the annual Independent Bikers Toys for Tots toy run.

Motorcyclists got revved up for a good cause at the 31st Annual Independent Bikers Toys for Tots (IBTFT) toy run, which left from Forest Park and ended at the Creedmoor Center on Sunday, November 6. Thousands of bikers and onlookers gathered to donate to Jamaica’s Bernard Fineson Developmental Center, which provides a wide variety of […]

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Star of Queens: Randy Mcneil


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Star of Queens Randy Mcneil

Community Involvement: Randy Mcneil has been working with the Howard Beach Memorial Services and the American Legion for the development of two memorials in Frank M. Charles Park in Howard Beach. The first has been completed – the Korean War Veterans Memorial. The second, dedicated to Frank M. Charles himself, who was killed in action […]

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“With Over Two Pieces of Luggage” play comes to Astoria


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The Greek Cultural Center in Astoria is putting on the play “With Over Two Pieces of Luggage” to bring to light some of the psychological and mental “luggage” that immigrants carry upon arriving to New York. The play, which is running now, features English supertitles and will continue until December 11, with performances on Fridays […]

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