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VIDEO: Queens Zoo welcomes two-year-old Andean bear
VIDEO: Queens Zoo welcomes two-year-old Andean bear
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/15/2013 at 3:59PM

The Queens Zoo has a new Andean bear and one of its female animals has a much younger new mate. Bouba, a male, recently arrived in the borough from a zoo in France, and shares a habitat with another Andean bear, a female named Spangles, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). “Bouba’s energy will [...]

State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2013 at 3:43PM

Despite his political troubles embattled State Senator Malcolm Smith will team up with rapper and actor LL Cool J again to present the 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament. The event, which features basketball games and double-dutch tournaments, will be free to register and participate in, and will take place at Daniel O’Connell Park in Saint [...]

World’s smallest deer born at Queens Zoo
World’s smallest deer born at Queens Zoo
News Queens Courier Staff 7/09/2013 at 1:50PM

The Queens Zoo recently welcomed a new edition, an endangered southern pudu—the world’s smallest deer. Weighing one pound at birth, the yet-to-be-named doe is still nursing, but will soon start eating fresh leaves, grain, kale, carrots and hay, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Once it stops growing, it will be 12 to 14 inches [...]

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: First annual Queens Kids’ Expo
AUDIO SLIDESHOW: First annual Queens Kids’ Expo
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 4/15/2013 at 1:41PM

It was all fun and games – with an emphasis on families and education — at The Queens Courier’s first annual Kids’ Expo this past weekend. Close to 1,500 people attended. Hundreds of children were able to play with games and interactive models at the New York Hall of Science while their parents absorbed useful [...]

Halloween events in Queens
Halloween events in Queens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 10/26/2012 at 10:00AM

Here’s your guide to all the Halloween happenings in Queens this October. Pumpkin Patch Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Glen Oaks Thru October 28 Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Haunted House at the Poppenhusen The Poppenhusen Institute 114-04 14th Road College Point Friday, October 26-Saturday, October 27 Wednesday, October 31 5:00-6:00 [...]

Birthday party places for kids in Queens
Birthday party places for kids in Queens
Central Queens Courier Staff 9/28/2012 at 4:24PM

BY SWEETINA KAKAR If you know a lot of people with birthdays this time of year, it’s no coincidence. September and October are two of the most popular birthday months, and, according to AnyBirthday.com, more babies are born on October 5 than any other day. To mark this birthday-packed time of year, here’s a list [...]

Day trips in and around Queens
Day trips in and around Queens
Entertainment Cristabelle Tumola 8/23/2012 at 6:19PM

QUEENS Forest Park Myrtle Avenue, Union Turnpike, Park Lane South between Brooklyn-Queens County Line and Park Lane This large park has 165 acres of trees, a golf course,  riding trails, historic carousel and more. Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Ave., Astoria Learn all about the magic of film at the country’s only museum [...]

Name the Queens Zoo’s baby longhorn
Name the Queens Zoo’s baby longhorn
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2012 at 11:28AM

The Queens Zoo is asking for help in naming its new Texas longhorn calf. Her mother, seven-year-old cow Joan, gave birth to the baby girl on May 26. To suggest a name for the new calf, visit www.queenszoo.com/cattle-call. The contest ends July 20.

MTA Work Delays Manhattan-Bound E and F Trains from Queens
MTA Work Delays Manhattan-Bound E and F Trains from Queens
News Melissa Chan 4/07/2012 at 12:43PM

MTA Work Delays Manhattan-Bound E and F Trains from Queens Subway riders in Queens may need to give themselves extra time to make it into Manhattan, due to a big MTA project starting this weekend. Maintenance on the Queens Boulevard Line will take the Manhattan-bound E and F local track out of service. Read more: [...]