50th Anniversary

Officials announce events to mark World’s Fair anniversary
Officials announce events to mark World’s Fair anniversary
Top Stories Melissa Chan 3/28/2014 at 5:17PM

The “world’s borough” is ready for its six-month-long anniversary party. Officials unveiled a long lineup of Queens events Friday to celebrate the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1964 and 1939 World’s Fairs held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

BP Katz commemorates Beatles anniversary
News Queens Courier Staff 2/07/2014 at 11:57AM

Borough President Melinda Katz appeared on the “Jim Kerr Rock ‘n Roll Morning Show” on Q104.3 Friday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first visit to America.

Banner Day returns, brings out the fans
Banner Day returns, brings out the fans
Sports Liam La Guerre 5/30/2012 at 4:57PM

Wearing a sparking golden crown and wielding a play horse, 1971 Banner Day winner Debby Brandon stood in line on the outskirts of Citi Field for the event’s return. The contest, which was halted in 1996 but revived this year for the team’s 50th anniversary, featured more than 300 Mets fans parading around Citi Field [...]

Mets celebrate 50th anniversary with $2.50 tickets
Mets celebrate 50th anniversary with $2.50 tickets
News Billy Rennison 4/09/2012 at 11:46AM

For about the price of a ride on the 7 train, Mets fans can head to Citi Field to watch the Mets take on the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon. The Mets are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their inaugural game on April 11 with 1962 ticket prices. Tickets in Citi Field’s Promenade Reserve cost [...]

Fifty years of Amazin’
Fifty years of Amazin’
Sports Michael Pantelidis 12/13/2011 at 1:24PM

The New York Mets are commemorating their golden anniversary in Amazin’ fashion. In honor of their 50th season, the Mets, who played their first game on April 11, 1962, are initiating an array of tributes, including a new, celebratory logo. Third baseman David Wright, first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda were joined by [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/17/2011: Top fund-raiser for Comptroller Liu charged with funneling sham donations
News Jay Lane 11/17/2011 at 9:07AM

Activist Patricia Dolan killed crossing Hillside Avenue Patricia Dolan, longtime Community Board 8 member, president of the Queens Civic Congress, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association and the founder of the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, was struck and killed as she crossed Hillside Avenue on Tuesday, November 15. Police say Dolan, 72, was crossing the thoroughfare near [...]