Court Square Library to close on February 15

A closing date has been announced for the Court Square library branch. Queens Public Library has notified the community that the library at 25-01 Jackson Avenue will close on Saturday, February 15 at 5 p.m. Mobile library service will be provided on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting on February 24. The service will be located in front of the court house at … Continue reading Court Square Library to close on February 15

Court Square civic leaders to rally for new library

On Wednesday, January 8, Friends of Court Square Library, Court Square Civic Association and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer will rally to demand a new home for the Court Square Library. The library’s lease on the ground floor of the Citi Building is slated to end in March. That means the 100,000 people who use the library each year will be out of a library until … Continue reading Court Square civic leaders to rally for new library

Online contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park

Here’s your chance to help rename a Long Island City Park. The Parks Department and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer are hosting a public contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park. Located on 50th Avenue between 11th Street and 11th Place, the park was established in 1957. Its name refers to its location between the Pulaski Bride and the Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Parks Department website … Continue reading Online contest to rename Bridge and Tunnel Park

Van Bramer hosts 10th annual Holiday Food Drive

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting his 10th annual Holiday Food Drive from now until December 20. The drive is collecting the following non-perishable food items: canned meats, canned soups, canned veggies, canned/dried fruit, infant formula, peanut butter, dried goods, other pasta, rice and grains. The collected items will support the women and children who receive services at the Long Island City-based nonprofit Hour Children. … Continue reading Van Bramer hosts 10th annual Holiday Food Drive

TONIGHT: LIC Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Join the Long Island City Business Improvement District tonight for a holiday lighting ceremony. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and other elected officials are expected to attend the event, which takes place at Hunters Point Community Park at 6 p.m. Expect carolers from the Girl Scouts of LIC and SING LIC to help light up the lights. There will be complimentary hot chocolate … Continue reading TONIGHT: LIC Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

State Senator Mike Gianaris is hosting his annual Thanksgiving-themed creative program once again this year. Young people from across western Queens are invited to submit a creative depiction showing what they are thankful for this time of year. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade can submit works of art, poems or short stories. Entries are due by November 25. “This program provides students an opportunity … Continue reading Submit an entry to this year’s Thanksgiving Creative Program

“Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

Three companies looking to shape the development of the Long Island City waterfront are planning a series of public workshops over the next several months. TF Cornerstone, Simon Baron Development and L&L MAG collectively launched “Your LIC,” a public engagement process for the 28-acre site. They will host four public workshops and online engagements on neighborhood priorities, including career development, resiliency and open space, community … Continue reading “Your LIC” hosts workshop on economic empowerment on November 21

LIC Summit set for November 19

Registration is now open for the annual LIC Summit, which is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image. There will be panels on innovation, mobility, life sciences and the fastest growing companies in the neighborhood. Hear from leaders in the business, real estate and technology fields, who will descend on MOMI for the convening. Visit … Continue reading LIC Summit set for November 19

LIC Halloween Parade a success

The annual Halloween Parade in Long Island City took place on Saturday, October 26. The weather held up for the many families and children that took part in the celebration. The parade is hosted by, among other partners, Manducatis Rustica, Plaxall and PS 78. “The LIC Halloween Parade has become a great annual tradition for the parens and children of Long Island City,” says Assemblywoman … Continue reading LIC Halloween Parade a success

Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

The final event of the 2019 season for Socrates Sculpture Park is its Halloween Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Cultural activities will include a Gede song workshop, card readings and a procession culminating in a powerful dance and drum performance by Alexandria Jean-Joseph. There will also be costume-making, Agostino Arts face-painting, Blessing of the Animals, the Doggie Costume Contest … Continue reading Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park