LaGuardia student nominated for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Computer science major Ruzan Melik-Yolchyan has been nominated by LaGuardia Community College for the 2020 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in Math, Natural Science & Engineering. The scholarship for college students pursuing STEM fields is given every year to 400-500 students out of a pool of 1,200 nominees. Melik-Yolchyan immigrated to the United States four years ago from Armenia. She enrolled at LaGuardia to study comp-sci. … Continue reading LaGuardia student nominated for Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Your LIC’s 4th workshop to focus on neighborhood planning

As the “Your LIC” process leaps forward, the fourth public workshop will focus on comprehensive neighborhood planning. Among the topics that will be discussed are transit options and sustainable infrastructure that will strengthen the entire neighborhood. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Information Technology High School. Like the previous workshops, light dinner will be served. Here’s … Continue reading Your LIC’s 4th workshop to focus on neighborhood planning

Queens SWAB meeting on Wednesday night

The Queens Solid Waste Advisory Board (QSWAB) Organizing Committee is meeting on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Plaxall Gallery, located at 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. Attendees will hear from two speakers. First, from a representative from the group CHEKPEDS. They will present on its TOSS (Trash Off Our Street) initiative in Hells Kitchen. They … Continue reading Queens SWAB meeting on Wednesday night

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