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


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 ›

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 ›

Anthony Bourdain Will Eat His Way Through Queens In Sunday’s Episode Of ‘Parts Unknown’

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Anthony Bourdain visits Queens in the latest episode of “Parts Unknown.”

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7 Historic Homes In Corona/Flushing Are Open To The Public For Holiday Season Viewing

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This holiday season take a look and see how the other half lived—in past decades.

The Queens Historical Society is hosting the 29th annual Historical Holiday House Tour through Corona and Flushing this year from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday December 11. The tour showcases seven historical sites that will be decked out for Christmas in antique fashion. Continue Reading ›

World’s Fair History Walking Tour – FREE


Sure, you know the New York State Pavilion, but did you know it’s just steps from two time capsules scheduled to be opened in five thousand years?  Or that NYC’s second-oldest antiquity is nearby under a tree? Continue Reading ›



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QUEENS —  The Borough of Queens, offers several long and scenic rides. If you are spending July and August in the city, it’s time to grab your helmet and hit the road.

Here are some of the nicest bike routes in Queens: Continue Reading ›

It’s in Queens! (January 15 through January 20 with One Bonus Event)

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A member of Gospel music’s royal family performs in Flushing this week. Maybe he’ll attend a new exhibit on the King of Jazz in Corona while in town. Then again, maybe he’ll participate in a ping pong/art project. Or he might check out a new documentary on Jackson Heights after listening to live music by Cuban rappers, an Irish folk legend, a jazz pianist, and the Iroquois. Here’s the rundown. Continue Reading ›




This year’s Tour de Queens will start and end in tree-lined Astoria Park, a stone’s throw from the East River. The tour will be approximately 20 miles through some fabulous neighborhoods, including Long Island City, Sunnyside, Rego Park, Forest Hills, and Corona. Our rest stop will be at one of Queens’ most beautiful but overlooked parks, Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village Continue Reading ›