VIDEO & PHOTOS: Thousands flocked to LIC waterfront for Fourth of July fireworks


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Rafael Gonzalez/Video courtesy Mike Graver, IG: @jacksonheightsny

The Long Island City waterfront exploded with life this past weekend as thousands of people from near and far traveled to the neighborhood to catch the 39th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

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Capture the second LIC HENGE this weekend


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THE COURIER/Photo by Katrina Medoff

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC) will host its second LIC HENGE event on Sunday July 12, where visitors to the Long Island City waterfront will be able to catch the sun setting as it aligns itself down 42nd Street in Manhattan.

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Enjoy these free summer concerts across Queens parks


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo via queensbp.org/katzconcerts

With the summer heating up, Borough President Melinda Katz announced on Monday a series of free concerts at parks around Queens — from a Beatles cover band in Bayside to reggae in the Rockaways — starting July 12.

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LIC’s Silvercup Studios to expand into Bronx next year


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THE COURIER/File photo

With the film and television industry continuing to grow in the Big Apple, the city’s leading independent film and television production studio is making sure to keep up with the demand.

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Gilbert Gottfried to headline charity event at Queens Theatre


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Writer's Guild of America East

Comedian, actor and voice artist Gilbert Gottfried will be lending his talents to help the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps raise money as part of their “Laughter is the Best Medicine…Take 2″ charity event.

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Sunnyside woman talks novel set in Croatia during war


| kmedoff@queenscourier.com

Images courtesy of Sara Nović

Sara Nović, 27, of Sunnyside, traveled to Croatia after high school in 2005 because of family ties in the country, and she talked to a lot of people there about the civil war that had broken out in Yugoslavia in 1991, the beginning of the Croatian War of Independence that would last until 1995.

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Celebrate Louis Armstrong’s birthday with live jazz on July 4


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Louis Armstrong House Museum

There’s some controversy among music historians about Louis Armstrong’s birthday. Some say it’s July 4, as he believed and his driver’s licenses noted.

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PHOTOS: An early Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria waterfront


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Dominick Totino Photography

The Astoria waterfront shined bright Tuesday night, as the neighborhood celebrated the nation’s birthday a few days early.

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Glendale author to be featured at Barnes & Noble book fair


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo courtesy Rosaria Lucia Photography

In celebration of Get Pop-Cultured: Outlander Day, the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Forest Hills will host a book fair featuring Glendale author and founder of the Excalibur Reading Program, Angelica Harris.

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Exhibition on World’s Fair architecture at Queens College


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Godwin-Ternbach Museum

On June 29, Queens College’s Godwin-Ternbach Museum launches Persuasive Images, an exhibition consisting of more than 100 photographs depicting rarely seen images of structures built for the fairs that were selected from an array of local, national and international archives.

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Cyclists compete at Red Bull Mini Drome race in Maspeth


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photos courtesy M&C Saatchi Sports and Entertainment

The fastest athletes on two wheels faced intense competition on a rare figure-eight mini velodrome racetrack in front of hundreds of spectators at the Red Bull Mini Drome Race held at 56-70 58th St. in Maspeth, on June 19.

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Where to celebrate the Fourth of July on the LIC waterfront


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office

With the Fourth of July just two weeks away, here is some information that will make that day even brighter with your family and friends.

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