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Popular music station to host classical kids fair at Queens Theatre


Sep. 29, 2023 By Rachel Butler Classical music station WQXR 105.9 FM is heading to Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a classical kids fair on Sunday Oct. 8. The day will include live performances, an instrument “petting zoo,” dance and songwriting workshops, arts & crafts and more. Musicians from The Knights, the…
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DA Katz donates late father’s piano to Queens College


Sep. 28, 2023 By Rachel Butler Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz donated her late father David Katz’s piano to Queens College earlier this month. The Concert Grand Steinway piano will be used by students in the college’s Aaron Copland School of Music. David Katz was the founder of the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO), which is the…
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Queens College to commemorate 22nd anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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Sep. 8, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed In commemoration of the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Queens College will host a ceremony honoring 40 college alumni, faculty and other community members who lost their lives that day.  The event will take place at Cooperman Plaza, located at…
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Queens high school graduates credit New York Edge for their success as they prepare for college

Jun. 28, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Two Queens high school graduates detailed how New York Edge after-school programs helped them develop and improve upon their academic and leadership skills. The first student, Sofia, is graduating from Veritas Academy in Flushing. She was the vice president of her Student Council and captain of the cheerleading team. She…
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Flushing native Jon Favreau receives honorary doctorate at Queens College 99th commencement ceremony

Jun. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing native and actor-director Jon Favreau received an honorary doctorate of fine arts at the Queens College 99th commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 1.  Favreau attended Queens College from 1984 to 1987. His work in films such as “Elf,” “Zathura,” “Iron Man,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “Chef,” “The Jungle Book”…
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‘Dancing Dreams’ puts dancers with physical disabilities in the limelight at stellar Queens College performance

May. 8, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann More than 100 dancers with physical disabilities took to the stage at the Colden Auditorium at Queens College on May 7, taking the audience on a colorful and exciting “Road Trip” through America presented by Dancing Dreams. The dancers between the ages of 3 and 21 “visited” famous places…
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Queens College unveils memorial honoring community members lost to COVID

Apr. 25, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Queens College students, faculty and staff unveiled a permanent memorial dedicated to over 100 members of its community lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 19. Funding for the memorial, which is a boulder with a commemorative plaque, was made possible by the college’s Office…
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