Celebrate festival season in Ridgewood this September


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Get ready to party in the streets of Ridgewood this September as the community gears up for two annual street fairs, the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival and the Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival.

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A sweet weekend at the LIC Flea


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of LIC Flea & Food

Two sweet vendors came out on top this past weekend in Long Island City as they proved to be the favorites at the LIC Flea & Food Sweets Festival.

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Immigration documentary on Flushing woman to be screened in LIC


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Image courtesy of No Le Digas A Nadie

After years of not speaking out, Angy Rivera is ready to share her story with Queens viewers during the Long Island City screening of the documentary surrounding her life.

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Beach Boy Brian Wilson to perform at Queens College


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Kupferberg Center for the Arts

The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will be performing a selection of classic hits and material from his new solo album at the Flushing college located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. on Oct. 9.

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Maspeth’s Knockdown Center to premiere opera inspired by Hurricane Sandy victims


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Anna Groth Shive

Nearly three years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of south Queens, music collective thingNY will be using a unique art form to explore the reactions of individuals affected by the superstorm.

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Museum of the Moving Image screens documentaries on hip-hop


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of CNN Films

On Thursday, the Museum of the Moving Image kicks off Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture, a series of documentaries that examine this distinctly American genre from its origins to its current worldwide influence.

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WWE Superstar John Cena grants Maspeth boy’s wish


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy the Lanzer family

To wrestling fans around the world WWE Superstar John Cena is known for being a 15-time world champion, but outside of the ring he is best known for his work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Monday night Cena set the record for most celebrity wishes at 500, by making an 8-year-old boy from Maspeth’s dream come true.

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FDNY triumphs over NYPD at first annual Resorts World cook-off


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Photos courtesy of Resorts World Casino

Khalid Baylor of Ladder 14 in East Harlem won the Battle of the Badges Cook-Off alongside his son after grilling up Tennessee apple smoked ribs, served with apple coleslaw and roasted sweet potato.

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The Queen’s Cartoonists bring swing-era music, written for classic cartoons, to listeners


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Photos by Irina Fateycheva

A new band made up of Astoria and Jackson Heights residents is bringing a fresh, yet vintage, sound to the ears of audiences throughout the city.

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FDNY, NYPD to face off at Resorts World cooking competition


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Image courtesy of Resorts World Casino

The city’s Finest and Bravest are putting on their aprons, turning on the stoves and going head-to-head this weekend to see who has what it takes to be crowned a top chef.

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LIC block to party on Saturday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of It's in Queens

Presented by SculptureCenter and the Purves Street Block Association, the LIC Block Party will include everything from tremendous food to inspiring art to engaging street games.

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