christmas

Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
West Angy Altamirano 12/26/2013 at 3:01PM

A day after his daughter reportedly gave birth to a son on Christmas Eve, the first grandchild for the mayor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited firefighters of Engine 258/Ladder 115 in Long Island City to thank them for working on Christmas Day.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/26/2013 at 8:44AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of snow flurries. High of 40. Winds N at 3 mph. Thursday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low of 30. EVENT OF THE DAY: Holiday Open House at the Queens County Farm Museum Tour the historic Adriance Farmhouse, learn about the county’s agricultural and colonial history, and enjoy holiday crafts [...]

Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market
Last weekend for the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market
LIC Flea Queens Courier Staff 12/19/2013 at 3:40PM

It’s not too late to take a trip down to the LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market and pick up your last minute holiday gifts for friends and family. And while you’re there, try the world of different foods and take part in hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors from near and far have visited the [...]

Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Workers left unemployed for Christmas after Trade Fair abruptly closes
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/17/2013 at 3:33PM

Rafael Polanco is going to have to tell his two children that Christmas this year might come without presents.
The East Elmhurst resident, along with 49 other union workers, all lost their jobs on Tuesday, December 10 when the Trade Fair Supermarket on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights closed its doors abruptly without giving the workers any notice.

Number of Christmas movies drops in recent years
Number of Christmas movies drops in recent years
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 12/15/2013 at 11:12AM

A traditional activity during this time is movie-going, for you may relax and immerse yourself in a world of candy canes and mistletoe. Now a days, however, options are much more limited than expected. The presence of Christmas films has declined dramatically, due to the demand for realism in film by the older movie viewers and the demand for horror films by the younger demographic.

Little North Pole Christmas celebration
Little North Pole Christmas celebration
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 3:12PM

The North Pole came to Neponsit Beach for a night and the community celebrated Christmas in style. Lights showered Joe Mure’s Neponsit Avenue home where he hosted his annual “Little North Pole” event to benefit juvenile diabetes on Saturday. A Christmas display surrounded the house and close to 5,000 people came to see the show, [...]

Op-ed: The spirit of giving
News Op-Ed 12/08/2013 at 2:37PM

COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Every year, the holiday day season gives us an extra special opportunity to reflect upon our blessings and take time to give back to those we love. With Chanukah just ending and Christmas and Kwanzaa fast approaching, it’s clear that the spirit of giving is already in the air – almost everywhere [...]

Santas come to Sunnyside for charity pub crawl
Santas come to Sunnyside for charity pub crawl
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/07/2013 at 6:44PM

Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, held their Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity on Saturday. All who took part in this year’s Santathon were dressed in their best Santa attire, and some even came as Santa’s little helpers.