Ridgewood

Read it and Weep- Save Queens Libraries!

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing/Corona, Forest Hills, Free, Jackson Heights, LIC, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Volunteer, Woodside/Sunnyside |

The sad little boy on the sidewalk looked up at me as he held his clipboard. He asked me if I wanted to help save the library by signing his petition. Indeed I do, and I did. The Queens Library is not just a place to check-out a book; it’s a place where your neighbors go to learn English. It’s a place school kids whose families can’t afford computers go to conduct research. It’s a place children and adults learn to read. It’s a place where immigrants can go to access employment opportunities. I used to spend countless afternoons at the library using the internet, writing my blog, searching for jobs, and reading. There is a proposed budget cut that would dramatically affect these necessities by shortening the hours of business and increasing lay-offs among library staff. You can help by signing a petition and making a donation on the Queens Library website.

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Halloween in Queens Haunted Warehouse, Costume Contests & More!

Posted on October 28, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Flushing/Corona, LIC, Music & Dance, Off the beaten path, Ridgewood, Theater | Tags: , , , , |

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Don't spend Halloween like this guy...

Don’t spend your Halloween making pumpkin soup. Here are a few Halloween frightfully friendly events in Queens. Dress up to win money, trips and an itouch…

Bistro33 features some food for ghouls- 2-for-$10 menu Saturday, Oct.31 Bistro 33 Astoria 1933 Ditmars Blvd Costume attire is welcome and encouraged!

Mix in Astoria 4017 30th ave  (347) 642-4840 Gay Bar Halloween bash includes tricks, treats, wicked costumes and prizes!

Albatross Gay Bar in Astoria is having drink specials all night long and you can win cash for the best costume- 1st place $100, 2nd $75 & 3rd $25

LIC Bar– Redrum party begins at 8pm $15 for entry gives you one free drink. Dress up to win cash for the best costume!

Studio Square Beer Garden– Long Island City Wear your best costume to win 1st Prize- trip for two to Munich in 2010 Oktoberfest, 2nd place prize gets you $500images

California Red KaraokeHelloween Bash in Flushing! 10/31/2009 Saturday Night Saturday October 31, 2009 – Sunday November 1, 2009 from 9:00pm – 4:00am  37-08 Main Street, Flushing, New York 11355 Raffle drawing at 1am-1st prize: iPod Touch 8GB & $150 gift card from Le Salon Chinois 2nd prize: Johnny Walker Black Label 750 ml & $100 gift card from Le Salon Chinois

Queens Theater in the ParkPerforming Macbeth Friday Oct 30th-Sunday Nov 1 in Flushing Meadows Park Queens, New York 11352 718-760-0064

Haunted Halloween Warehouse Dance Party– 130-35 91st Ave Woodhaven, New York 11421  Queens Saturday October 31, 2009 – Sunday November 1, 2009 from 10:00pm – 4:00am 212-600-9297

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Doggie Style in Queens

Posted on October 14, 2009. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Entertainment, Fashion, Local718 Video Shorts, Ridgewood | Tags: , , , , |

Queens is jumping with creative people who are making a difference in the community. With inspiration from his dog Oscar, John Vega began designing his own doggie clothing line and started a petition for a dog park in his neighborhood of Ridgewood Queens. Watch how he got started in this video, the first in a series of videos about the creative and inspiring people of Queens!

For more information go to www.fleasandbiscuits.com

Fleas&Biscuits will be debuting at the Jumping Bulldog fashion show in Astoria this Thursday.

Pawject Runway

Thursday, October 15 @ 7:00 PM

The Jumping Bulldog’s daycare center/ Astoria Queens
26-11 23rd Avenue

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Wind Down Part I: Queens Meditation Class at Tannia Natural Nutrition

Posted on January 3, 2009. Filed under: Health/Spa, Ridgewood |

The holidays are over, time to relax and renew in Queens, Part I. 

 Tannia’s Natural Nutrition’s (1820 Grove St.  Ridgewood, NY 11385 718.381.0101)

Tannia’s is a health food store and clinic offering meditation classes, holistic healing and iridology  (recognizing colors and patterns in your iris to gain insight on your health). For this unique experience alone, it just might be worth the trip. There are also spa packages including sauna and plaster therapies, facials and hot stone therapy. Here is an over-view of classes being offered there.

Meditation & Makka Ho Exercises sessions are directed by John Vega, a saavy massage therapy student and manager of the spa.  Although only a few weeks old, the sessions he puts on are definitly worth attending for anyone interested in meditation and yoga.  John is a master at relaxation and instruction, giving personal attention where it’s needed, in a very peaceful and serene envirnoment that’s unique to the Ridgewood, QNS neighborhood.  The particular session I attended began with breathing exercises evolving into exercises that were mostly familiar to me, given the yoga classes I’ve attended in the past.  My favorite was the healing meditation session at the end.  Drawing from personal experience and healing, John transcends you into another world and if you allow yourself to go deep enough, the ride is literally sensational.  You leave feeling a renewed sense of self and with a desire to return the next week.  Sessions are Tuesdays at 7pm (please, people, don’t be late).  They are a very reasonable $10, and classes may be taught in Spanish, if needed.  Tannia’s Natural Nutrition can be reached by subway on the M (Seneca Ave) or the L (Myrtle-Wyckoff).

-Adam Naill

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