christmas

Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
Sunnyside bars, restaurants to host Santathon pub crawl for charity
West Angy Altamirano 12/05/2013 at 4:56PM

The Santas are coming to town. Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, a collective of 10 bars and restaurants on and around Queens Boulevard, will be holding their Second Annual Sunnyside Santathon pub crawl for charity on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. Whoever wants to participate must be dressed in their best Santa attire and can pick up [...]

Long Island City lights up for the holidays
Long Island City lights up for the holidays
West Angy Altamirano 12/04/2013 at 4:10PM

The Long Island City community came together to welcome the holidays and make the season bright. Over 100 residents young and old gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Tuesday night to celebrate the holidays by lighting festive snowflakes along Vernon Boulevard. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer worked together with JetBlue to a secure [...]

‘Little North Pole’ gives kids reason to smile again
‘Little North Pole’ gives kids reason to smile again
News Terence M. Cullen 12/26/2012 at 12:10PM

Sandy couldn’t stop Santa. That’s how Joe Mure described the “Little North Pole,” the annual holiday celebration in Neponsit held this year on Sunday, December 23. A holiday tradition in the neighborhood, the original event, slated for Saturday, December 1, had to be cancelled because of the devastation from the superstorm. But after discussing it [...]

The Courier, Queens Chamber of Commerce & Russo’s on the Bay team up to make Christmas bright for kids
The Courier, Queens Chamber of Commerce & Russo’s on the Bay team up to make Christmas bright for kids
Top Stories Alexa Altman 12/24/2012 at 1:15PM

Under the sparkling chandeliers and twinkling Christmas lights, seventh grader Maddie McDade smiled brightly. The St. Francis de Sales student’s Belle Harbor home burned down during Superstorm Sandy, leaving her and her family displaced to parts of Long Island and Brooklyn just weeks before the holidays. She, and students from five south Queens schools, attended [...]

Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
Tradition makes the holidays bright for kids
News Maggie Hayes 12/22/2012 at 12:48PM

“I love seeing Santa!” said Natasha Ayala, a student at the Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), as she pet her new stuffed dog. “I have my own dog at home, too.” Last week, the Jamaica Rotary made its yearly donation of hundreds of toys to QCP as dozens of excited children eagerly opened their presents. [...]

Holiday houses of Queens
Holiday houses of Queens
Central Queens Courier Staff 12/20/2012 at 11:30AM

Every December, Queens residents make their way to their attic to take down boxes of decorations. You can drive through almost any neighborhood in the borough and find a bevy of houses lit up with holiday lights and cheer. Check out our gallery of some of the best decorated houses the borough has to offer [...]

Help us bring Christmas to those affected by Sandy
News Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 4:32PM

Our borough is still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy – but The Queens Courier is determined to not let her be “the Grinch that stole Christmas.” That’s why we are asking you, our readers and advertisers, to help us collect toys and clothes for the children hardest hit by Sandy – those in [...]

Respect Christmas
Letters Queens Courier Staff 12/15/2011 at 4:00PM

The recent decision by Pathmark to open 30 of its 47 stores on Long Island and in the five boroughs on Christmas is totally ridiculous. There is absolutely no reason to open these or any stores on Christmas Day. The employees of these establishments have every right to spend the holiday with their families and [...]

Tower trees lit to kick off holiday season
Tower trees lit to kick off holiday season
North Shore Towers Queens Courier Photographers 12/09/2011 at 4:46PM

The night before Thanksgiving, North Shore Towers started to show its holiday cheer with a tree lighting event sponsored by Greenthal Property Sales. In addition to lighting the outdoor lights, residents enjoyed refreshments and took part in some holiday karaoke. To view more photos, see the North Shore Towers Courier’s December issue.