Tag: assemblymember-edward-braunstein

Northeast Queens students invited to participate in annual Mother’s Day writing contest


May. 1, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan With Mother’s Day fast approaching, Northeast Queens Assemblymember Edward Braunstein is encouraging local students to participate in his annual Essay and Poetry Contest in honor of the maternal holiday.  The contest, which began in 2011, is geared toward students in grades 2-5 who reside in Assembly District 26, which…
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Queens communities gather at Borough Hall for festive Diwali celebration


Nov. 9, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Around 100 members of Queens’ Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain communities, along with local leaders, gathered together to celebrate Diwali at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Several Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain individuals and organizations were honored at the celebration as well. The celebration kicked off with the lighting of the Diya lamp, which is meant to symbolize the holiday’s message of the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Those honored at the Diwali celebration with citations included Ram Hardowar, Harish Chander Puri,…
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