SUMMER came to a crashing halt yesterday, when the NYC DOE ordered kids back to school (BTS). In addition, diplomats and their hangers-on will converge on NYC next week for the opening of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, to prep for all the world leaders coming here the following week (Putin?). Now you know in advance why there will be an armada of police boats anchored in the East River: to protect LIC.[Read more…] about Bazooka’s! Fall 2022 Hits Long Island City
IF you are a parent, don’t let any poet trick you into thinking April is the cruelest month. That would be January, when the holidays have ended, the days are short, and it’s too darn cold to take your kids outside and they’re climbing the walls of your 720 square foot 2-bedroom apartment. Literally.
Here’s an opportunity for them to let off some steam, learn a new sport, and possibly increase their chances of getting into the Ivy’s – no guarantees.
The Long Island City Youth Sports League will be holding basketball programs for boys & girls in Grades 1 thru 8 on Sundays at PS78Q starting January 9, 2022. It is open to all kids independent of where they attend school.[Read more…] about Kids Basketball In Long Island City This Winter
“And just remember, the best thing about kids… is making them!”
“Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes.”Thornton Melon
WILL kids be going back to NYC public schools this upcoming Monday? Absolutely not because it’s Yom Kippur. So it’s shul for some and a good beach day for others. Come Tuesday, who knows? Which is a phrase that sums up many fall traditions now that Autumn has arrived. Will there be trick or treating and a parade on Halloween? Who knows? Will there be a Columbus Day parade? Who knows, and possibly not ever again in NYC – but public schools will be closed. Will there be family get-together’s on Thanksgiving? Who knows …but it will still take place on the fourth Thursday in November, there will be a lot of turkey on the plate and Lions and Cowboys on TV, and no school. A NYC Marathon gracing Vernon Boulevard? Not in 2020. Christmas sales and decorations and caroling in early November? Highly likely. Oktoberfest? Possibly, in spontaneous and hopefully socially distanced outbreaks while the weather holds and the beer flows freely outdoors. Let’s start with that vision and keep our fingers crossed for school and the rest…[Read more…] about Back to Shul
IT caught the corner of my eye as I was passing by, and in an instant my world had changed.Read More
The Star Chamber of Long Island City has passed down through their disciples that the LIC Halloween Parade on Vernon Boulevard will occur on Sunday, October 28 this year. You know the drill: kids wear costumes and get candy from the local merchants. In addition, [Read more…] about HALLOWEEN PARADE AND FALL FESTIVAL WILL BE ON OCTOBER 28