vigil

Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Family, friends remember Flushing 20-year-old killed in motorcycle crash
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/20/2013 at 9:44AM

Hundreds gathered in spite of wind and rain to honor a 20-year-old Flushing man killed in a motorcycle crash last week. “This was one of my best friends,” said Niaz Aziz. “He was like a brother to me.” Kiyanoush Asif died June 12 when he crashed his 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle into an oncoming 2011 Honda [...]

Vigil for dead teens meant to raise awareness
Vigil for dead teens meant to raise awareness
News Terence M. Cullen 10/23/2012 at 2:14PM

Their message was responsibility and awareness. Less than two weeks after four area teens perished in a tragic car crash on the Southern State Parkway, hundreds turned out to a candle light vigil at Phil Rizzuto Park in Richmond Hill. Family members, friends and neighborhood residents gathered to remember Christopher Khan, Neal Rajapa, Darian Ramnarine [...]

Residents hold 9/11 vigil at Juniper Valley Park
Residents hold 9/11 vigil at Juniper Valley Park
News Billy Rennison 9/11/2012 at 10:19PM

With the Twin Tower tribute lights in the background, hundreds of Queens residents gathered holding candles to honor those who died in the attacks on September 11. The candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village featured poems, prayer and music on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. Click here to see all the [...]

Vigil held for Barbara Sheehan
Vigil held for Barbara Sheehan
News Michael Pantelidis 10/19/2011 at 2:09PM

Howard Beach residents have sent a clear message to Barbara Sheehan – “you are not alone.” Over 100 people attended a vigil held at Ave Maria Catholic Academy, located at 158-20 101st Street, on Sunday, October 16 to express support for their neighbor. Barbara is currently in prison awaiting sentencing after being convicted of criminal [...]