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Annual Dragon Boat Festival kicks off festivities with ceremony in Times Square

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Jul. 12, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann The annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, coming to Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on Aug. 3 and 4, kicked off its festivities with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Awakening Ceremony in Times Square on July 11. Festivities included a performance by the New…
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State-funded ‘Wellness Wednesdays’ program empowers older adults to lead healthy lifestyles in retirement


Jul. 12, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Assemblymember Nily Rozic visited the SelfHelp Fresh Meadows retirement community’s annual barbecue to celebrate a state grant that is facilitating one of their popular wellness programs.  The $50,000 in funding that the eastern Queens legislator secured helped create “Wellness Wednesdays,” which the older adults say they look forward to….
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Hundreds attend grand opening of first Raising Cane’s in Queens

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Jul. 11, 2024 By Ethan Marshall and Angelica Vivas Hundreds of Queens residents lined up outside 39-20 Main St. in Flushing Tuesday, July 9, to get a bite to eat from the first Queens location of the popular chicken finger restaurant chain Raising Cane’s during its grand opening. Despite the 90-degree heat, these people overcame…
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Rain fails to dampen community spirit at Fort Totten Independence Day Celebration

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Jul. 9, 2024 By Czarinna Andres For the second consecutive year, hundreds gathered at Fort Totten in Bayside for an Independence Day Celebration that featured live music and a highly anticipated fireworks display. Despite high hopes and meticulous planning, the event, held on Wednesday, June 26, was rained out, dampening the festivities for attendees. The…
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