Tuesday: Mostly sunny this morning then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. High 19. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Cloudy. Low 17. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: Tuesday Morning Music Club of Douglaston
Pianist Hannah Wang plays two compositions by M. Ravel and two compositions by C. Debussy. Expect a guest artist and post-concert sandwich lunch. Starts at 11 a.m. at the Douglaston Community Church, 39-15, Douglaston Pkwy., 516-466-4034.
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