Here’s How To Get Rid Of A Christmas Tree In NYC

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NEW YORK — Oh, post-Christmas tree, how dry and flaky are your branches. New Yorkers may find their indoor evergreens less charming this week, with the presents gone and needles covering their floors.

The city makes it fairly straightforward to get rid of unwanted Christmas trees. But those eager to do so have to wait until the new year before their trees can be recycled and reincarnated. Continue Reading ›

Queens Gets Ready To Go Batty For Halloween With Parades And Parties

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Halloween is almost here, and Queens has lots of fun events for the whole family.

From haunted houses to parades, here are some activities for you to enjoy no matter what neighborhood you live in. Continue Reading ›

These 7 Queens Beer Gardens And Outdoor Patios Are Perfect Places To Grab A Summer Drink

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As warm weather and sunshine envelope Queens, locals may find themselves looking for a place to soak up the sun while sipping on a cocktail or brew.

Luckily, there are more than a few places to celebrate the heat of the summer all across the borough. Continue Reading ›

HOW TO COOL OFF THIS WEEKEND WITH NYC’S 10 COOLEST OUTDOOR POOLS

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Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to figure out all of your “stay cool” survival plans. One great way: outdoor pools, which NYC has in abundance—there are 52 in the city, and they’re set to open to the public on June 27.

But how do you know which of those swimming spots are worth your time? We’ve got you covered; here, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best outdoor pools in NYC. Of note: Some are free to the public while others require a day pass or charge an entry fee. (And if there’s cool pool around NYC that you’re particularly fond of, let us know in the comments below.)

Looking for more ways to cool off? Beaches are open for the season and we’ve rounded our picks of the best ones to check out, as well as highlighted the best hotels with rooftop and indoor pools. If water isn’t your thing, there is this nifty guide to places where you can enjoy free air conditioning in New York City. Continue Reading ›

Community Collaboration Brings ‘Sensory Garden’ To Public School In Middle Village

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A unique new teaching tool designed to get students to learn outside the classroom is now on display at a Middle Village school thanks to a group effort from the local community.

The sensory garden at P.S./I.S 49 opened on June 14 when school nurse Cindy Ciulla cut a ceremonial red ribbon alongside Councilman Robert Holden and local employees of Home Depot. With a self-professed interest in horticultural therapy, Ciulla came up with the idea more than a year ago as a way to engage students’ senses as they learn about nature, and Holden helped connect her with the means to get it done. Continue Reading ›

New Sunnyside Weekend Pop-Up Market Highlighting Local Businesses Starts June 23

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Come to Sunnyside to check out a new weekend pop-up market in Bliss Plaza this summer.

Local vendors and businesses will come together for Pop Up Market Weekends in Bliss Plaza, located between 46th Street and Queens Boulevard, to sell food, homemade crafts, jewelry and gifts. Continue Reading ›

Here Are A Few Places In Queens Where You Can Celebrate Father’s Day

 

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, but there’s still time to make plans to celebrate dear ol’ dad.

As a day to celebrate the fathers (or father figures) in your life, one way you can honor all that they’ve done for you by taking them out for a nice meal. Here are a few places in Queens where you can celebrate Father’s Day. Continue Reading ›

THE SUMMER CONCERT SEASON KICKS OFF WITH BELLE & SEBASTIAN FRIDAY JUNE 8TH

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Belle and Sebastian have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support the volunteer rescue workers, the White Helmets, who risk their lives every day to help those affected by the conflict in Syria, regardless of their religion or politics.

The best pop groups want to change the world. They want to leave an imprint that no one forgets, to do more than check out as a minor statistic in the Guinness Book of Hit Singles. They want to change the world of pop, and to engage with the politics of pop. Belle & Sebastian have re-invented the pop festival; they signed to a tiny independent label but still beat Steps to a BRIT, before sweeping into the Top 40, then the Top 20. They’ve brought their lost sixties heroine, Evie Sands, over to play a show in Glasgow. They’ve sold out a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. And, in 2014, they cut an album – their ninth – called Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, that blends electro-glide, baroque balladry, and giant-sized Europop hooks. They deserve several accolades, each of which are rare for any band in 2017 – Belle & Sebastian are unique, unpredictable, and fiercely loved. Continue Reading ›

Meet The Kings Of The Historic Lemon Ice King Of Corona

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Vinnie Barbaccia was a teenager working the window at the Lemon Ice King of Corona back in 1964. At the time, founder Peter Benfaremo—who opened up shop in the ’50s—was feverishly working to expand the storefront in time for the World’s Fair, which was about to take place in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In the end, due to its close proximity to the park, the massive fair proved to be a watershed moment for the Lemon Ice King of Corona in becoming known throughout the city. Continue Reading ›

Scenes From The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade

The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade kicked off despite rainy weather last Sunday. Residents gathered on either side of Metropolitan Avenue to watch parade participants march in honor of those who served and lost their lives.

For a full recap and more photos on the parade, check out the Forest Hill’s Times story.