Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Friday: Clear. High of 79. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Clear. Low of 63. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration

Bring the family and friends to join fellow New Yorkers in celebrating the longest day of the year. From 5 p.m. to dusk, Socrates Sculpture Park will be hosting the 2013 Summer Solstice Celebration. Get creative with solstice-themed art-making workshops presented in part by the Noguchi Museum and the Queens Museum of Art. There will also be face-painting, provided by Agostino Arts, as well as a special solstice ritual performed by Urban Shaman Mama Donna. Also featured will be a “silent disco” presented by Silent Storm Sounds Systems, a unique experience in which guests wear wireless headphones, entering  into a dance party like no other while the surrounding atmosphere remains completely quiet.  Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Scare in the air: 2 planes in near-miss above NYC

Two planes came dangerously close to each other in the air over New York City, NBC 4 New York has learned. Read more: NBC New York

MTA pick Tom Prendergast gets OK

Transit veteran Tom Prendergast is the new Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman. Read more: New York Daily News 

Glitch may delay some NYC graduating seniors from getting diploma on time

Graduation day has arrived for some New York City high school seniors, but some students may not get their diplomas on time because of an issue with the new Regents exam grading system. Read more: CBS New York

Quinn: If I’m mayor and Kelly wants to keep job, stop-and-frisk must come down

There was an abrupt about-face Thursday from one of the leading candidates for mayor, over policing and public safety. Read more: CBS New York

Students affected by Sandy get dream prom

200 kids from East Rockaway Junior Senior High did not know quite what to expect when they got out of their limos, but their prom night was beyond their wildest dreams. Read more: ABC New York

FAA to relax rules for gadgets in flight

Airline passengers irritated at having to turn off their devices could soon see some reprieve, with regulators set to allow wider use of gadgets in flight. Read more: Wall Street Journal