Entertainment

Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Retired FDNY lieutenant featured in documentary series highlighting ‘unsung heroes’
Entertainment Maggie Hayes 11/23/2013 at 4:05PM

John Nolan, retired FDNY lieutenant, worked to rebuild homes in Sandy-devastated communities after the superstorm and became one of the area’s many “unsung heroes.” Now, Shell Rotella, an engine oil organization, has highlighted Nolan and several others in a short-form documentary series, “Unsung Heroes,” that tells the stories of these overlooked saviors and how their [...]

Queens holiday lightings and celebrations
Queens holiday lightings and celebrations
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 3:37PM

The Shops at Atlas Park’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 23 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (800 Cooper Avenue) There will be a tree, a DJ, carolers, Santa, as well as milk and cookies. This event is free. The Flushing Library’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Tuesday, November 26 7 p.m. 41-17 Main Street, Flushing Rego [...]

Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 12:03PM

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art [...]

Fresh Meadows home to appear on ‘The Good Wife’ Sunday
Fresh Meadows home to appear on ‘The Good Wife’ Sunday
Entertainment Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 11:35AM

This Sunday’s episode of CBS’s “The Good Wife” will feature a Fresh Meadows home and a stretch of Union Turnpike. Show fanatics Peter and Kathy Hart lent their 183rd Street home to film crews and actors for a full day of shooting in October, The Courier first reported. “We’re excited. This weekend, we’re throwing a [...]

Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Mr. Neon brightens up LIC
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/16/2013 at 9:21AM

ALAN CAPPER “God invented it in lightning,” says Kenny Greenberg, owner of Krypton Neon in reply to the question, “Where does Neon come from?” Although there had been efforts made with glass tubes and heat before, neon as we know it first made its appearance at the Chicago World Fair in 1892, and the drama [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 11/15/2013 at 5:36PM

Saturday, November 16 Queensborough Performing Arts Center presents “90’s Boy Bands Concert Reunion: All-4-One and Color me Badd.” Break out your cassettes, your tattoo chokers and overalls! It’s time you partied like it was 1991! Tickets for all seats are $45. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at QPAC 222-05 56th Avenue Bayside. For tickets [...]

Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Affordable fashion tips for dressing your best
Arts & Music Family Features 11/09/2013 at 12:14PM

With each new season comes the familiar urge to shop and stock up on the latest fashion trends. Whether you’re dreaming of the looks heading down the runway or shopping at your local thrift store for fabulous finds, it can be hard to get everything you want without breaking the bank. So, how do you [...]

Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 4:04PM

An Inclusive World, the traveling art exhibit, is making its next stop at the Queens Museum. “The exhibition has evolved,” said Vida Sabbaghi, curator. On Saturday, November 9, museum-goers can expect both visual arts components as well as various performance pieces, ranging from music to dance. The exhibit will run through November 30. “People from [...]

Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Flushing author’s work picked up as film project
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/03/2013 at 11:49AM

NIKKI DJOKOVICH “I never in a million years thought I’d be an author. Maybe playing for the Cincinnati Reds, but I wasn’t that good,” said three-time published author Joe Cognard. This Queens native and Flushing resident never aspired to be the self-published novelist he is today. He actually attended St. John’s University and majored in [...]

Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Banksy bids city farewell in LIC
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 4:28PM

Everything must come to the end and in graffiti artist Banksy’s case, the big finale came in Queens. Since the start of October, the ghost-like and notorious British graffiti artist, only known by the name Banksy, has hit the streets to tag his way around the Big Apple. In a unique show titled “Better Out [...]