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Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
Star of Queens: Carolina Peñafiel, founder and director of Local Project, co-owner of Fancy Fox
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 10:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ten years ago Carolina Peñafiel founded Local Project, a nonprofit arts organization. It has housed its headquarters and gallery space inside the warehouses of 5Pointz in Long Island City. Local Project gives back to the community by showcasing local artists and holding events with local groups. “It is a very welcoming space, it’s [...]

Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Potential plans for Corona Plaza released
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/04/2013 at 1:38PM

Corona residents and business owners got a first look into the future of Corona Plaza. Before 2012, Corona Plaza, located on Roosevelt Avenue between National and 104th Street, was a busy area filled with trucks, traffic and no open space. After the Queens Economic Development Corporation (EDC) partnered with the Queens Museum, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras [...]

East Elmhurst boy runs five-mile race to raise money for autism program
East Elmhurst boy runs five-mile race to raise money for autism program
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/12/2013 at 10:16AM

Max Moore has crossed the finish line to make a difference. The nine-year-old from East Elmhurst put on his running shoes to run in the June 30 Achilles International Hope and Possibility Five Mile Race in Central Park for the second time. This year, the youth raised $1,279 in funds online, surpassing his goal of [...]

Queens Museum of Art to change name, expand
Queens Museum of Art to change name, expand
Arts & Music Maggie Hayes 3/27/2013 at 3:11PM

The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is getting a major makeover. This fall, the international art space will double in size and shorten its name. “This is a time of tremendous change for the Queens Museum,” said executive director Tom Finkelpearl. Come October, the institution will total 105,000-square-feet. It will have new galleries, artist studios, [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
What to do with the kids this weekend
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 10/19/2012 at 5:06PM

QUEENS Saturday, October 20 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., At It’s My Park Day, New Yorkers volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs by taking part in local volunteer projects and free family-friendly, cultural, fitness and arts events. Just find a local park that is hosting an It’s My [...]