Bayside High School hosted its annual Social Entrepreneur Trade Fair Friday. Students from the Career and Technical Education Humanities and Nonprofit Management program each pitched their socially responsible products to students, staff and others in attendance.
Rain or shine, the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, touted as the largest Memorial Day parade in the United States, has been a staple of the quaint Queens neighborhoods since 1927. Thousands lined the parade route under clear blue sky along Northern Boulevard from Jayson Avenue in Great Neck to 245th Street in Douglaston on May 29 to honor the brave men and women who answered their call to service and made the ultimate sacrifice while defending their country.
Queens Centers for Progress announced its founder Natalie Katz Rogers died peacefully in her Florida home on May 7 at the age of 103. Despite her age, she continued to be a champion for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and a role model and mentor for those who worked with her through the years.
New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a key role in the future of artificial and natural intelligence after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years.
NYSCI will be part of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring together several top research institutions to focus on a national priority: connecting the major progress made in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.
The New York Mets hosted the Wheelchair Sports Federation for its annual softball game at the Citi Field parking lot Wednesday. In addition to the game, a softball clinic was held for more than 100 schoolchildren with disabilities. They were joined by Mr. and Mrs. Met and Mets alumni Todd Zeile.