Howard Beach softball team X-Bays crowned 2015 champs


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the X-Bays

The X-Bays, a softball team started as a fun activity for friends living in the Howard Beach area, celebrated their third championship in five years on Sunday and several moves up the Queens Metro ASA Softball League division ladder.

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25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival makes a splash in Flushing Meadow Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Marcin Zurawicz

Sunny skies and warm weather made for perfect conditions this weekend during the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Students to collect data on Queens trees


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THE COURIER/File photo

Students from local environmental high schools will spread out across Queens to collect data on the health of New York City trees, especially in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival marks 25th anniversary this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

File photo

All are invited to enjoy two exciting days of racing and entertainment during the 25th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York (HKDBF-NY) this weekend, Aug. 8 and 9, at Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

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Festival celebrating birds of prey flies into Flushing Meadows


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Photos courtesy of the Parks Department

Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be the host of the 18th annual Raptor Fest, an annual festival that allows people to get up close and personal with New York City’s birds of prey.

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Upgrades coming for Woodhaven’s Mary Whalen Playground


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photos by Anthony Giudice

For over a year Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground, located near Forest Parkway and Park Lane South, has been awaiting repairs, and on Aug. 18, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will be holding a ground-breaking ceremony at the park to kick off the start of the renovation.

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Councilwoman meets parents over Ridgewood playground problems


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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice

After parkgoers raised issues with the conditions at Rosemary’s Playground in Ridgewood, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley met with concerned parents at the playground Friday to hear their plea and see what improvements could be made.

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Queens Courier reporter challenges Queens 10K


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy NYRR

I ran in part to see if the NYRR met its self-regulated goal to produce a race that promotes and represents the borough. And Kudos to NYRR for keeping the 6.2-mile race in Flushing Meadows for more than two decades as it highlights many of Queens’ jewels on the course.

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