AHH Fall, its onset brings both excitement and sadness over summer’s end as I sit here typing away on Labor Day.
Ohh yes, those highlights. The opening of the Hunters Point Library on September 24 is the most significant and transformational event. In the meantime we have tennis occurring right now at the U.S. Open in Queens – and for those parents who may want their child to be the next Verena or Rogael there’s plenty of time to squeeze in a few lessons with The Tennis Whisperer of Long Island City. Football too as I peruse the college scores from the opening weekend and anticipate the start of the NFL this weekend, we also have a local team, Long Island City High School, that has a chance to be at the top of heap. For a week anyway, as they take on the Mighty Number Crunchers of Stuyvesant HS at noon Saturday on their home turf. Oktoberfest, which a large portion of actually occurs in September – no specific relevance to LIC, but I’m sure all the local breweries will provide one. And while summer (vacation) has departed, a new food cart has arrived on Vernon Boulevard: King of Falafel (and Shawarma)!!! This 2010 Vendy Award winner will be on the western side of the street between 48th Avenue and 49th Rd (aka 40 feet from Vernon Grille) every Monday-Friday evening. As-Salaam Alaikum.
Then after the library opens (AL) we can anticipate the opening of Mina’s Restaurant at MoMA PS1 in October according to NY Magazine. Then comes the best week of the year for LIC and NYC. Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, but like President’s Day and MLK’s Birthday the sanctity of October 31 has been altered for the viewing audience, or convenience – so the annual Vernon Boulevard Kids Halloween Parade will probably be the weekend prior. Fear not, because the anything-but-sanctimonious MoMA PS1 Halloween Party adheres to the hallowed tradition of occurring on Halloween night (and All Saints Day). Unfortunately if you attend one of these two functions you are not permitted to attend the other. Giving you three days to recover for the NYC marathon on November 3, after which we hunker down for familial obligations (Thanksgiving) and then the onset of Xmas, also starting in November these days for the marketing/viewing audience.
LIC HS Football 2019 Schedule – better than the Jets this year?
King of Falafel – menu
NY Mags Fall Restaurant Previews – Mina’s in October
Ice Cream Social September 6 – free ice cream in LIC
In Debate Over New York’s Gifted Student Program, An Expert Gets Spotlight – and PS78Q’s Principal Pavone talks about all the great additional programs our school has to offer for all students
New Kosciuszko Bridge Opens – as does new park beneath it