“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

DOT to speak at Hunters Point Civic Association

The Hunters Point Civic Association is hosting its next meeting on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at the New York Irish Center. Queens Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Nicole Garcia, along with borough planner John O’Neill, will speak with members about issues and concerns. There will also be a representative from Rank the Vote to explain the November ballot to change elections to a … Continue reading DOT to speak at Hunters Point Civic Association

Ecuadorian American Cultural Center gets new funding

Earlier this month, the Ecuadorian American Cultural Center honored Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer with their Aya Uma Award for “exceptional support to the center’s mission.” At the ceremony, Van Bramer announced that he allocated $35,000 to the center, including $20,000 through the new Coalition of Theaters of Color initiative and $15,000 through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative. Since he took office, the councilman has allocated $116,825 … Continue reading Ecuadorian American Cultural Center gets new funding

PS/IS 78’s Mandarin Language Program just got a boost

Learning mandarin at PS/IS 78 in Long Island City just got a whole lot better. Continuing his funding streak, State Senator Mike Gianaris announced last week that PS/IS 78’s Interactive Language Program will receive a $10,000 grant from the state. The program helps prepare students for a global economy by using technology to facilitate early-age foreign language instruction across the world. My Chinese Teacher (MCT) … Continue reading PS/IS 78’s Mandarin Language Program just got a boost

Growing Up Green Charter School gets $10K in state funding

State Senator Mike Gianaris announced this week that he has allocated $10,000 in state funding for Growing Up Green Charter School in the Dutch Kills section of LIC. The funding will be used to support special education programs for the school. “Every child deserves a full range of services and quality education, and I am proud this funding will help secure just that for our … Continue reading Growing Up Green Charter School gets $10K in state funding

Participatory budgeting in District 26 underway

The sixth year of participatory in District 26, which includes LIC, Sunnyside and Woodside, is now underway. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is committing a minimum of $1 million to projects that receive the most votes from residents. In the last cycle, his office funded $2.05 million for five projects. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the neighborhood assemblies, which are community residents where residents … Continue reading Participatory budgeting in District 26 underway

CEC 30 to meet on September 17, discuss OPT issues

CEC 30 will meet on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. at PS 234. The meeting will begin with the installation ceremony of newly-elected officers for the parent-run organization. That will be followed by a presentation from the Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT), which has faced its share of problems when it comes to transporting kids on time. They will share an overview of rules … Continue reading CEC 30 to meet on September 17, discuss OPT issues