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Number of Christmas movies drops in recent years
Number of Christmas movies drops in recent years
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 12/15/2013 at 11:12AM

A traditional activity during this time is movie-going, for you may relax and immerse yourself in a world of candy canes and mistletoe. Now a days, however, options are much more limited than expected. The presence of Christmas films has declined dramatically, due to the demand for realism in film by the older movie viewers and the demand for horror films by the younger demographic.

LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: One-stop shopping and family fun
LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market: One-stop shopping and family fun
LIC Flea Queens Courier Staff 12/12/2013 at 3:16PM

The LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market kicked off the season with a successful weekend full of holiday fun, as people shopped for friends and family, while indulging in food from all over the world. Thousands of visitors, from near and far, came to the Holiday Market inside the warehouse, located at the corner of [...]

Little North Pole Christmas celebration
Little North Pole Christmas celebration
South Maggie Hayes 12/11/2013 at 3:12PM

The North Pole came to Neponsit Beach for a night and the community celebrated Christmas in style. Lights showered Joe Mure’s Neponsit Avenue home where he hosted his annual “Little North Pole” event to benefit juvenile diabetes on Saturday. A Christmas display surrounded the house and close to 5,000 people came to see the show, [...]

‘Little North Pole’ gives kids reason to smile again
‘Little North Pole’ gives kids reason to smile again
News Terence M. Cullen 12/26/2012 at 12:10PM

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 [...]

Courier brings early Christmas to SQBGC
Courier brings early Christmas to SQBGC
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:54PM

Their eyes glistened like Christmas lights as they saw the dozens upon dozens of wrapped gifts that were laid out before them. And soon, their booming chants of “Santa! Santa! Santa!” would summon St. Nick. Or at least “Santa Steve,” but still a jolly man in red who came bumbling in with the promise of [...]

Santas streak through Astoria
Santas streak through Astoria
News Michael Pantelidis 12/07/2011 at 11:54AM

Ever wonder what Santa is wearing under his suit? Residents of Astoria discovered the Christmas secret on December 3, when more than 100 streaking Santas raced around the neighborhood. The second annual Santa Streak, organized by Ran Craycraft, founder of the blog whyleaveastoria.com, was held this past weekend in order to gather coats for donation [...]

Bayside kicks off holiday season
Bayside kicks off holiday season
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 2:36PM

Bayside residents and community leaders rang in the holiday season by lighting up the neighborhood. The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) and Bayside Business Association (BBA) hosted their annual Holiday Tree and Menorah Lighting ceremony on November 29 at the BBA headquarters, located at 41-16 Bell Boulevard. “This marks the start of the holiday [...]