This month, Macy’s shoppers can spend some green to keep Queens green. Two parks in the borough — Cunningham and Queens Botanical Garden — have been selected for the major department store’s “Heart Your Park” fundraising initiative that raises money for upkeep and improvement projects.
Four Boy Scouts from Queens and about a dozen more in the city need help funding a historic trip to Normandy.
Kimberly Scott’s life changed in March, when doctors discovered a lemon sized tumor in her toddler’s brain. “They said in a week, he would have died if he didn’t have the surgery,” she said. Her 3-year-old son Alex now faces at least six months of aggressive chemotherapy after the cancerous brain tumor was removed. Hundreds [...]
A Bellerose law student is crusading to turn sick kids into superheroes, one cape at a time. Evgenia Soldatos, 23, has started a campaign to give handmade superhero capes to the nearly 100 patients at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. “I hope it’ll bring them a sense of empowerment,” Soldatos said. “They’ll have a superhero [...]
A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]
TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Cowboys & Aliens at Rockaway Beach Enjoy films, sand, waves and salty air at the same time in [...]
While increased security at local movie theaters and debate over gun control brought the Aurora, Colorado, shooting closer to home, a Queens comedy club came together to raise money for an aspiring comedian who was injured during the rampage. On Monday, July 30, the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City hosted a fundraiser [...]
Eat chocolate, raise money? That’s exactly what happened this past weekend when the Rotary Club of South West Queens hosted a chocolate fundraiser for the community-based Our Lady of Grace Ministry of Care and Service Food Pantry. For the price of admission, attendees were able to indulge in treats such as M&M pancakes, chocolate pancakes, [...]