Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. Marine Corps Sergeants Mike Roy and Miguel Villalobos brought the Toys for Tots donation program to the 88th Street school on Friday.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
“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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.