holidays

Give back this holiday season
Give back this holiday season
News Brandpoint 12/22/2013 at 11:54AM

No matter what you choose to donate, giving back feels good. Consider all the different ways you can expand your charitable giving this holiday season.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gas-saving holiday travel tips
News Brandpoint 12/09/2012 at 6:14AM

The holidays are for giving, but with all the driving around for shopping, parties and family events, you may end up giving more at the gas station due to Grinch-like fuel costs. Holiday jeer can quickly become holiday cheer, though, by simply practicing some gas-saving tips. “There are all sorts of ways to make sure [...]

Add new experiences to your holiday gathering
News Brandpoint 12/09/2012 at 1:22AM

Family gatherings during the holidays often involve everyone sitting around, catching up while children play with the toys they received as gifts. It’s a wonderful time for family to hear the latest on jobs, trips, hobbies and health, but it can also turn into a tedious repeat of listening to Uncle Joe’s story of the [...]

Make holiday entertaining a breeze
News Brandpoint 11/18/2012 at 3:30AM

With the holidays drawing close, your home will soon be the center of attention when entertaining guests from near and far. From creating a festive atmosphere to feeding friends and family, it’s important to plan ahead for a hassle-free holiday season everyone will enjoy. Make this season’s party planning less stressful and costly with these [...]

Holiday Choral Concert by The Community Singers of Queens
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2011 at 11:26AM

The Community Singers of Queens will be performing a holiday choral concert on December 17 beginning at 8 p.m. at the Church on the Hill, located at 167-07 35th Avenue in Flushing. The choir, which consists of 30 members, will perform a unique collection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Tickets cost $10 and will be [...]

This Weekend in Queens
News Jay Lane 12/02/2011 at 4:00PM

Weekend Events in Queens – December 2-4 (Compiled from About.com & other sources) Holiday Season Events Santa Claus in Queens Friday Macbeth York College Performing Arts Center Fortepiano Performance King Manor Museum Woodhaven Christmas Tree Lighting Peter Jacobs / The Assistant Theater – SandChocolate Factory – Through December 10 In Montauk Secret Theatre Seniors’ Health & Fitness Expo Al [...]

Is it worth the calories?
Health Queens Courier Staff 11/25/2011 at 4:41PM

By Mirabai Holland, MFA © 2011 Last year, I threw my arms up in the air and decided I wasn’t going to diet over the holidays — and I didn’t. I went wherever my instincts took me. If I wanted a piece of pie, I had a piece of pie. If I wanted it a la mode [...]

Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
Hundreds rush Queens Center mall for Black Friday shopping
News Melissa Chan 11/25/2011 at 12:33PM

There’s no time to nap for Fahad Azad. The Black Friday shopper told The Courier he had been awake since 5 a.m., but still plans on spending the entire day hunting down good deals. “We want to buy things,” he said. “This is the only day that we can get a big sale and where [...]