RIDES, games, food and entertainment, the tradition continues as the 10th Annual PS78Q Spring Fair comes to Center Boulevard this Saturday from 11am – 3pm. No need to schlep your 6-year old 100-200 miles to Great Adventure or Hershey Park, all these things are brought to you, plus you get to support a good cause: your kid’s welfare (via the PS78Q PTA). We’ll throw in the carnies for free. [Read more…] about 10TH ANNUAL PS78Q SPRING FAIR THIS SATURDAY ON CENTER BLVD
macy's fourth of july fireworks
CONFIRMED! Also Kelly Clarkson will be there
Those holding the strings have held out long enough, so now [Read more…] about MACY’S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS BACK IN LONG ISLAND CITY IN 2018
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players
WHILE the majority of readers are in Martha’s Tucket, Northampton, and the Jawsy Shore, those who have stuck around have experienced the unusual dichotomy of the calm before the storm and other non-everyday happenings. Take J.Lo for example – as nice as summer getaways are, watching her do her thing in front of the midtown skyline on a beautiful night is also a treat. Unless of course you’re one of the handful of people in [Read more…] about WINNERS AND WHINERS AND SCENES FROM THE JULY 4 WKND IN LIC
Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people, the Druids
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock, of Stonehenge
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge! Where a man’s a man
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan
//I can’t think of any word with the addendum “henge” attached that doesn’t make me envision the Stonehenge scene in Spinal Tap. ManhattanHenge via LIC truly evinces a squeal because we have the oversized Gantries standing in for the undersized napkin-erred Stonehenge sets. We also have a lot of amateur photographers crowding around those gantries, whose presence makes me envision something completely different.
Anyway before I get completely off topic, make sure you have film in the polaroid because Memorial Day at 8:13pm is when it all goes down for the first time, followed the next day at the same bat time, and then again on July 12 & 13 at 8:20pm.
//THE Queens Chronicle looked into the future of the LIC Academy of Music, and it appeared bleak. They called a few instructors who work there, and it seems like the recently arrested founder was a [Read more…] about FIREWORKS BACK IN LIC IN 2017! IS LIC ACADEMY OF MUSIC DONE?
There’s nothing more underwhelming than cellphone pictures of fireworks. Except cellphone video of fireworks. Instead, it’s the out of body experience of being in LIC during the lockdown period in the morning and early afternoon of the Fourth, followed by the massive invasion of outsiders – and the actual people themselves coming to attend the Macy’s fireworks shows, who transform our everyday locales into packed staging grounds.
Excluding a half-hour of moderate rainfall prior to the fireworks, this year’s show [Read more…] about JULY 4 DONE, COME AND GONE, MY OH MY