‘Life’s Connections Through Music’ concert to showcase musical abilities


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Darren Carlson

Life’s WORC, a non-profit organization in Garden City that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities, will be hosting their sixth annual “Life’s Connections Through Music” concert at Molloy College on Saturday, May 20th.

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Arm wrestlers will battle it out to crown the ‘King and Queen of Arms’


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Photo courtesy NYAWA

Men and women from all over the tri-state area — and from as far away as Turkey, Puerto Rico and Russia — will gather in Queens next month to find out who has the strongest arms.

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Queens students look at the horrors of genocide


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Photo by Anthony Giudice

“Testimony Across the Disciplines: Queensborough Community College Students Respond to Genocide through Art and Writing” features a wide variety of works by students who conducted research and studied cultural and artistic responses to genocide and organized hate.

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Queens arts center looks to become one-stop shop for artists and community


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

After experiencing financial struggles amid an economic downturn, the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is restructuring to sustain its programming.

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Exhibition shares community ideas for Flushing Meadows Corona Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by William Michael Fredericks/Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space

The voices of the people in the communities surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park have been heard, and now they will be able to share their ideas through a new exhibition at the Queens Museum.

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Glendale author pens short story to honor family members on Titanic


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Glendale woman is paying tribute to her two uncles who worked on the Titanic by releasing a short story about their lives on the 103rd anniversary of the sinking.

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Open call for Queens-based LGBTQ performing artists for Jackson Heights concert


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Flushing Town Hall is looking for LGBTQ entertainers to help kick off Pride Month in Jackson Heights this June with music, words and the performing arts.

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LIC’s SculptureCenter to get excellence in preservation award for renovation, expansion


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Images courtesy of Michael Moran

One Long Island City nonprofit is being recognized for its excellence in preserving a century-old building, home to a former trolley repair shop, and converting it into a large art institution with its recent renovation and expansion.

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