Live at the Gantries free concert series move online

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College’s Live at the Gantries concert series is officially moving online this summer. Traditionally held at Gantry Plaza State Park, the series will go virtual with performances every Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the months of July and August. The concerts will stream on KCA’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Following each concert, there will be a live Q&A … Continue reading Live at the Gantries free concert series move online

LaGuardia Community College has a new president

CUNY’s Board of Trustees has named Kenneth Adams as the new president of LaGuardia Community College. Adams currently serves as the dean of workforce and economic development at Bronx Community College. He will succeed Interim President Paul Arcario as the college’s leader. According to CUNY, Adams raised nearly $2 million to support BCC’s workforce training and career services initiatives while increasing Continuing Education enrollment by … Continue reading LaGuardia Community College has a new president

More COVID-19 testing sites coming to LIC

With phase 2 of reopening underway, New York City is opening even more COVID-19 testing sites across the five boroughs. Through a partnership with Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), an emergency relief nonprofit co-founded by Sean Penn and Ann Lee, and SOMOS, the city is operating a testing site at Long Island City High School. This will be a permanent testing site that will operate … Continue reading More COVID-19 testing sites coming to LIC

YourLIC to host fifth public workshop on comprehensive planning

The development team behind ‘Your LIC’ is hosting a virtual fifth workshop on Tuesday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The topic will be “Density & Uses: Comprehensive Planning for an Inclusive LIC.” The virtual workshop, like the others, will be facilitated by Dr. Gail Mellow, former president of LaGuardia Community College, and Bishop Mitchell Taylor of Urban Upbound. Participants will be asked to … Continue reading YourLIC to host fifth public workshop on comprehensive planning

Incumbents poised to win re-election in primary

If results hold steady, most incumbent elected officials representing Long Island City are staying put heading into the general election, where Democrats are guaranteed to win. With tens of thousands of absentee ballots still waiting to be counted, the Democratic primary races for 2020 are not over. However, we can report who is leading as of this morning, and the amount of votes candidates need … Continue reading Incumbents poised to win re-election in primary

LIC district leader posts in play on June 23

TWO CANDIDATES MAKE THEIRĀ  PITCH FOR YOUR VOTE Electing Democrats and wanting reform isn’t enough. Working to make changes for the better in our neighborhoods, city and state by partnering with leaders that recognize our commitment is what the district deserves. We represent the people of this district and that’s who we will always be working for. Queens has traditionally been the incubator of New … Continue reading LIC district leader posts in play on June 23

Zone 126 announces new executive director

Zone 126, a nonprofit cradle-to-career nonprofit organization that promotes educational and community transformation in Long Island City and Astoria, has a new leader at the helm. Anju Rupchandani has been promoted to the role of executive director, the group announced on Monday. She has been with the organization since its inception in 2011. Raised in Astoria, Rupchandani is a product of the local public school … Continue reading Zone 126 announces new executive director

Immigration rights activist gives keynote at LaGuardia graduation

On Tuesday, immigrant rights activist and LaGuardia Community College alum Antonio Alarcon gave the keynote address for the school’s virtual graduation for the class of 2020. Alarcon, who graduated in 2015, is a co-plaintiff in the DACA case, U.S. Department of Homeland Security v. Vidal et al. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case last November and is expected to issue its decision … Continue reading Immigration rights activist gives keynote at LaGuardia graduation

Support CCBQ’s crucial programs and services

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is asking the Long Island City community to support their programs that assist neighbors in need. Since 1899, CCBQ has helped build communities and serve neighbors in need with mercy and compassion. The organization sponsors more than 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors. Their programs have helped those who are mentally ill, isolated or have developmental … Continue reading Support CCBQ’s crucial programs and services

Borough president announces appointments to community board

Acting Borough President Sharon Lee appointed 339 people to serve in Queens’s 14 community boards on Tuesday. Of the 399 appointees, 76 are first-time members who have never served on the board, but have shown a commitment and understanding to the community’s needs. The two-year term for these appointees run from May 31, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The office received 595 applications, including 252 … Continue reading Borough president announces appointments to community board