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Bayside turns green for 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Apr. 9, 2024 By Seán Ó Briain More than a thousand people lined Bell Boulevard in Bayside, to celebrate the 6th annual Bayside St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday April 6th.  The parade, which featured hundreds of participants of all ages, began at the intersection of 35th Avenue and Bell Boulevard at 1 p.m. and…
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“Easter Bunny” Nick Cannon visits St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Queens

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Mar. 19, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann The lobby of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside was hopping with excitement as young patients were anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Easter Bunny, portrayed by comedian, television host, and actor Nick Cannon on Monday. The Easter “Egg-stravaganza” was hosted by Nick Cannon’s and Alyssa Scott’s Zen’s Light Foundation and included face painting, clowns, and Easter-themed trinkets and treats like cupcakes and lollipops provided by Jador Choc and Event Planning. Before the big arrival, kids lined up at the tables with the aid of their caretakers to pick up their Easter bounty…
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Community pharmacy XOXO in Bayside marks first year anniversary


Feb. 29, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Winnie Lai, the owner of XOXO Pharmacy on Bell Boulevard, says her store has quickly become a one-stop destination for the Bayside community since opening just over a year ago.  “People who visit my pharmacy know they will always be treated kindly and respectfully,” said Lai, who has lived…
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Former Bayside Ambulance Corps looks ahead to 70th anniversary serving the community of Bayside


Feb. 29, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approaching a milestone 70th anniversary in Bayside next year, the organization formerly known as the Bayside Volunteer Ambulance Corps, now known as the BVAC Rescue Response Training Center, commemorates its rich history since its inception in 1955. This spring, the organization is set to host a commemorative event at…
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Bayside arts organization launching exhibition at Queens College for Women’s History Month


Feb. 26, 2024 By Rachel Butler A Bayside-based arts organization is launching a month-long exhibition at Queens College located in Flushing next month in celebration of March being women’s history month. The Garage Art Center, a non-profit, is showcasing the work of 23 women in a show called “Femina Creativa: Celebrating Women in New York,”…
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Local artisans redefine Valentine gifting with unique handcrafted treasures in Queens

Feb. 12, 2024 By Tammy Scileppi You can’t beat handcrafted when it comes to thoughtful gift-giving. This Valentine’s Day and beyond, think heart-melting, one-of-a-kind finds for that special someone or for family and friends. Hardworking local makers put a lot of heart and soul into their artisanal products and supporting these small Queens-based businesses — which… Read more »

Queens Assemblyman running ‘Valentines for Vets’ gift drive


Jan. 25, 2024 By Rachel Butler Queens Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein, is spearheading the yearly charitable initiative called “Valentines for Vets”. This annual drive, a fixture in the Northeast Queens community, aims to collect and distribute gifts to the hospitalized and disabled veterans residing at the New York State Veterans’ Home in St. Albans. As part of this year’s campaign, Assemblyman Braunstein is focusing on gathering essential items that will contribute to the well-being and comfort of these veterans. The drive is particularly seeking donations of new clothing, including sweatpants, t-shirts, and socks. Additionally, the collection includes a variety of…
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Costumed runners show their Halloween spirit during annual Totten Trot 5K race in Bayside


Oct. 31, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Bayside Historical Society’s 22nd annual Totten Trot 5K race gathered over 200 costume-clad runners on Saturday, Oct, 29 in Bayside.  The Halloween themed race looped contestants across the historic Fort Totten Park, which faces Little Neck Bay. The 3.1 mile race started and ended at the landmarked Officer’s Club…
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