Van Bramer to host Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27

On Thursday, February 27, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is hosting his 10th annual Black History Month celebration at Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, located at 10-25 41st Avenue. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with music by DJ Hank and live performances from Own IT Dance and the PS 111 choir. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at ptenzin@council.nyc.gov or call 718-383-9566. The … Continue reading Van Bramer to host Black History Month celebration on Feb. 27

Workshops to introduce justice-involved residents to new tech

Queens Public Library is launching a new workshop series to introduce formerly incarcerated individuals to new technologies and provide them information on career paths in the technology sector. The 15-week series will be held at the Queensbridge Tech Lab, located at 10-43 41st Avenue. The first workshop is slated for Tuesday, March 3. Participants will be introduced to topics such as music creation and production, … Continue reading Workshops to introduce justice-involved residents to new tech

LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

LaGuardia Community College announced today that it has made the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020. In fact, among associate degree-granting institutions nationwide, LaGuardia had the highest number of Fulbright Scholars. The Long Island City institution is the only community college in the city to have two faculty members awarded the prestigious scholarship for 2019-2020. LaGuardia’s Fulbright … Continue reading LaGuardia CC named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

CEC 30 to meet on Tuesday, February 11

Community Education Council (CEC) 30 is slated to meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. at at PS 112, located at 25-05 37th Avenue in Long Island City. Superintendent Dr. Philip Composto will make his supervisory appointments of Izett Thomas, principal of PS 70, and Erica Urena-Thus, principal of PS 398. After that will be a presentation of the School Diversity Advisory Group to … Continue reading CEC 30 to meet on Tuesday, February 11

One-of-a-kind seafood festival returns to LIC this weekend

  The nation’s only  sustainable seafood festival, Aquarius, will return to The Foundry in LIC on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 8pm – 1am. Guests will be invited to partake in a boundless journey of sensory and visual imagination at this 3rd annual festival highlighting sustainable seafood and farm fresh cocktails. Unsustainable practices for fishing, farming and sourcing seafood not only harm the environment, but they … Continue reading One-of-a-kind seafood festival returns to LIC this weekend

Van Bramer ends campaign for Queens BP

Long Island City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has dropped out of the special election for Queens borough president. In a campaign email to supporters on Monday morning, Van Bramer announced the end to his campaign. “Family circumstances have been weighing on me for some time, causing me to reconsider the timing and feasibility of this campaign,” he wrote. “Prioritizing my responsibilities as a son and … Continue reading Van Bramer ends campaign for Queens BP

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

Your LIC second workshop set for December 16

The second ‘Your LIC’ workshop is scheduled for Monday, December 16 at Hunters Point Community Middle School. The topic of this workshop will be resiliency and public open space. Like the first workshop, this one will be facilitated by Dr. Gail Mellow, former president of LaGuardia Community College, and Bishop Mitchell Taylor, co-founder of Urban Upbound. The workshop will feature a presentation from SHoP Architects, … Continue reading Your LIC second workshop set for December 16