South American Mashup at Flushing Town Hall


Join Inkhay and Río Mira for a mash-up of South American musical traditions at Flushing Town Hall this Friday night.

Río Mira’s cultural identity is rooted in the Pacific Coast of Ecuador and Colombia, with the marimba playing a unifying role in the ensemble’s sound. Inkhay celebrates the Indigenous music of Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru, with the woodwind instruments of the Andes Mountains.

Come and dance! Prior to the concert at 8 p.m., there will be a dance lesson starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $16 or $10 for Members & Students. Tickets are FREE for all teens. Purchase tickets here.


PHOTOS: QBG’s Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

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On Sunday, thousands attended the Queens Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch.

The afternoon was filled with activities, live music, a petting zoo, face painting, tours and more.

Visitors can still enjoy QGB’s Pumpkin Patch every weekend in October. For more information, visit their website here.

Check out this gallery of photos from the weekend’s event. Photo credit goes to Jess Brey!

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Whitestone House of the Week 10/13/18


This brick two-family home is Whitestone’s House of the Week.

The first floor features a two-bedroom apartment and the second floor features a three-bedroom apartment. The generous lot size is 30×100 and includes a private driveway and garage.The home is located conveniently near the highway, shopping centers and public transportation. It’s a must see!

This property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,388,000. It was reduced from the original price of $1,450,000.

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Frank Padavan passes away at age 83

Former State Senator Frank Padavan passed away yesterday.

He represented neighborhoods in northeast Queens, including Flushing, Whitestone, Bayside and Queens Village, from 1973 to 2010.

He was succeeded by State Senator Tony Avella, who had this to say about Padavan:

Other Republican elected officials weighed in on Padavan’s contributions over decades to Queens and New York City at large.

Padavan was 83 years old.


21st Annual March Against Domestic Violence in Flushing





On Friday, October 5th, members of the Korean American Family Sevice Center (KAFSC) along with many other Flushing and Queens community members participated in a march against domestic violence.

The march was silent and had the slogan: Break the silence, end the violence.

The march began at the NYPD 109th precinct at 37-05 Union Street in Flushing and ended at the Queens Flushing Library.

The Korean American Family Service Center is a nonprofit organization that aims to help support and empower adults, youth, and children to lead safe and healthy lives.

“We march to break the silence and end the domestic violence that is happening right in our homes. With more and more people fighting to end violence in the MeToo movement and the VAWA renewal, it is more important than ever to do our part. Let your actions be heard louder than words.”

For more information on KAFSC services visit



Annual Halloween essay and drawing contest

Halloween Contest 2017

The Halloween essay and drawing contest is back!

Bayside Assemblyman Ed Braunstein is once against sponsoring the contest.

Students grades 2 through 5 can participate. The essay or drawing should have a Halloween theme, such as a favorite costume or trick-or-treat experience.

If interested, submit your full name, grade and school on the entry.

Essays can be submitted by mail to 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238, Bayside, NY 11361 or emailed to

Drawings can be mailed or dropped off.

The contest deadline is Wednesday, October 31.

Direct any questions to Braunstein’s office at 718-357-3588.