Queens Daily News Ticker

A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: Hindu priest beaten outside of Glen Oaks temple, Boris Johnson expected to become U.K.’s next leader

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Tuesday, July 23

Weather
• Rain with a high of 75 degrees.

Top Stories
• Boris Johnson is expected to win the race to become the U.K.’s next leader.

• A former juvenile court judge had to be dragged out of the courtroom when she was sentenced to jail time.

• Most of Venezuela is in the dark again after massive blackout, which is what led the country into chaos just months ago.

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Juniper Park Live Music Festival  Tues July 23rd 7pm  Celebrating Woodstock’s 50 Anniversary with “Back to the Garden.” Bring your own chair.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North, Middle Village
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Queens News
• A Hindu priest was brutally beaten and verbally attacked outside of his temple in Glen Oaks.

• Almost 4,000 Queens residents are still without power after last night’s thunderstorms.

• A woman was seen using a traffic cone to stop flooding on the Long Island Expressway yesterday.

Politics
• Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $20 billion dollar grant program aimed to pressure states into eliminating short sentences for non violent crimes.

• President Trump and congressional leaders have reached a deal on the federal budget that prevents another shutdown.

Entertainment
• Musician Art Neville, co-founder of Neville Brothers and The Meters, has died at age 81.

Rumors are swirling that Britney Spears is engaged after she was spotted wearing a ring during a rare red-carpet appearance.

Buzzing Back

• In 1977, this song by Donna Summer tops the UK charts in the first of a four-week stay.

• In 1961, actor Woody Harrelson is born in Midland, Texas. He is best known for playing bartender Woody Boyd on this on this 1982 comedy.

Opinion
• The Post says Mayor de Blasio cannot resist dirty financial tricks even when running for president, as he was caught violating federal campaign law.

• The Times says Abraham Lincoln would not recognize his party today as it stands for what he fought against.

In the Blogs
• Hunt for wineberries, chicken mushrooms and more with Steve “Wildman” Brill at the QueensWay and Forest Park this Saturday!

• Here’s a little insight into old Forest Hills as its most historic sites, Forest Hills Inn, celebrates its history with a new exhibition.

Trending in New York
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#RAWReunion
Hannah
Twins
#BachelorNation

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (64-35) fell to the Twins, 8-6. The teams meet again tonight in Minnesota at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (45-54) host the San Diego Padres tonight at 7:10 p.m.

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21st Annual St. John’s University Summer Concert  Tues July 23rd 7pm  Queens Symphony Orchestra hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.  St. John’s University Great Lawn, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica
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Real Estate
• From the last German bakery in the neighborhood to the one-bedroom median rent of $1.972, here’s an insider’s guide to real estate in Ridgewood.

• For Sale – 65-26 77th Place, Middle Village - Single family home has 3BRs, modern open kitchen, 2 full bath, finished basement, pvt patio w/ BBQ, parking for two cars.  $789,000. Lou Pastorini. 917-797-7567

• For Sale – 99-10 60th Avenue #6D, Corona – Large co-op offers 3 BRs, 2 bath, lots of windows & closets.  Maintenance includes heat, water & electricity.No pets/subletting. $389,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Queens Village – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op apartment located at 224-19 Hillside Ave. sold for $260,000. Realtor.

Technology
• Equifax agrees to pay up to $20,000 to each person impacted by the data breach that leaked 147 million people’s information.

• Apple is close to a $1 billion dollar deal in buying Intel’s phone chip business.

Events
Flushing – 11 am to Noon – CityParks Foundation PuppetMobile: Bessie’s Big Shot. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park

• Glen Oaks – 11 a.m. – Elected officials denounce assault on Hindu priest. Shiv Shakti Peeth Temple, 264-12 Hillside Ave.

Jamaica – 7 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: 21st Annual St. John’s University Summer concert w/ The Queens Symphony Orchestra.  St. John’s Great Lawn, 8000 Utopia Parkway

Middle Village – 7 p.m. – Juniper Valley Park Music Festival: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock w/ “Back to the Garden”.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North

LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Live at the Gantries: Slavo Rican Assembly. Gantry Plaza Park, 50th Ave. & East River

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July 23rd, 2019 at 8:48 am

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Morning Buzz: Richmond Hill fire kills two, Attack on Hindu priest probed as possible hate crime

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Monday, July 22

Weather
• Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a high of 82 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran arrested 17 citizens accused of spying for the CIA, some of whom will be sentenced to death.

• Robert Morgenthau, Manhattan’s district attorney for more than three decades, died at age 99.

• Governor Cuomo called for state police to step in to help those without lights or air conditioning amid power outages.

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American Idol comes to Brooklyn! Tues July 23rd If you’re interested in showing off your skills for the chance to be judged by celebrity performers, sign up for an audition spot now at abc.go.com/shows.american-idol/auditions. Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint.
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Queens News
• A raging fire that tore through a Richmond Hill home killed a 7-year-old girl and her mother.

• An attack on a Hindu priest near a Floral Park temple is being probed as a possible hate crime.

• A 2-year-old toddler is expected to survive after falling out of a second-story window in College Point.

Politics
• New York Democrats are preparing for a slate of challenges from progressive outsiders.

• Puerto Rico’s governor will not seek reelection amid protests about his texting scandal.

Entertainment
• From female Thor and Shang-Chi to a Blade reboot, Marvel already has a huge slate of upcoming films.

Weekend Box Office
The Lion King (2019): $185 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $21 million
Toy Story 4: $14.6 million
Crawl: $6 million
Yesterday: $5 million

Buzzing Back

• In 2013, Prince George, the first child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is born in London.

• In 1964, actor David Spade is born in Birmingham, MI. He was the brother-in-law of this famous designer.

Opinion
• The Post says State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s surprise resignation is bad for New York schools.

• The Daily News says while Chicago got it right in its police accountability case, NYC is still dithering.

In the Blogs
• An Astoria playground now has a new basketball court and dog run.

Community Education Council for District 24 is meeting on Tuesday night.

Trending in New York
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#EuphoriaHBO
#MondayMotivation
#TextLikeThe90s
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (45-54) lost to the San Francisco Giants, 3-2.

• The Yankees (64-34) fell to the Colorado Rockies, 8-4. They head to Minnesota to take on the Twins at 8:10 p.m.

• Yankee greats Mariano Rivera and Mike Mussina were inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame over the weekend.

• Irishman Shane Lowry won the British Open, his first career major.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters and Blondie Wed July 24th 7pm Two legendary music icons co-headline together. $59.50 – $149.50. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for an eight-story apartment building in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 146-63 177th Street, Springfield Gardens – One family home offers 4 BRs, 2 full bath, state of the art kitchen w/ granite counter tops & SS appliances, full finished basement, 3 car driveway.  $900,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• For Sale – 111-19 111th Street, Ozone Park - One family home w/ pvt driveway & garage.  1st flr has EIK, family room.living room, FDR, sunroom/office.  2nd flr has 3 BRs, full bath.  Fenced in backyard w/ garden & 2 car garage.  $675,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• Sold – Glen Oaks – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 583-square-foot co-op at 74-63 260th Street for $245,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday evening, in front of a home at 109th Street and 109th Avenue in South Ozone Park, a man approached a 45-year-old woman and displayed a handgun. He attempted to discharge it at her. The handgun did not fire, and the suspect fled.

Events
Astoria – 7 p.m. – Public Feedback Session on ConEd’s $695 million Proposed Rate Hike. PS 122, 21-21 Ditmars Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Captain American Civil War. George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria – 8:15 p.m. – Movies on the Waterfront: Singin’ in the Rain. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & pool.

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July 22nd, 2019 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by Zara Realty

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Friday, July 19

Weather
• The heat wave is here. High of 93 with mostly sunny skies. Partly cloudy on Saturday with a high of 98. Mostly sunny on Sunday and a high of 100 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will nominate Eugene Scalia, son of the late Supreme Court justice, for Labor Secretary.

• Tense protests outside Gracie Mansion led to arrests after Eric Garner’s family met with the mayor to discuss the NYPD trial.

• Organizers have canceled the New York City Triathlon this weekend due to the heat wave.

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Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa  Sun July 21st 7pm D.R.E.A.M. Tour presented by Party City. $39.50 – $89.50. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• An Auburndale mother will spend up to 12 years in prison for allowing the fatal beating of her toddler.

• Business owners and civic leaders in Ridgewood rallied against a proposed bus lane on Fresh Pond Road.

• A Fresh Meadows man accused of killing his wife and stabbing his daughterwas charged with murder.

Politics
• Trump now says he disagrees with the “send her back” chants about Ilhan Omar at his own campaign rally.

• Republican Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee are backing down from their opposition to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.

Entertainment
• Check out the first trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” starring Tom Cruise.

• ABC series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is concluding with its seventh season.

Buzzing Back

• In 1975, this song by Orleans hits #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 and has since been played on the radio over four million times.

• In 1976, actor Benedict Cumberbatch is born in London. He is best known for playing the lead in this BBC crime drama series.

Opinion
• The Times explores the meaning of “send her back” and says it’s become the message of Trump’s presidency.

• The Post says the Senate must not delay the replenishing of the 9/11 victims fund.

In the Blogs
Ditmars-Steinway is the second priciest neighborhood in Queens, according to a recent Property Shark report.

• Get free Mets tickets by donating blood at this annual blood drive in Bay Terrace.

Trending in New York
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Aaron Boone
#PRETTYMUCHLying
#RHONY
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (44-52) fell to the San Francisco Giants in 15 innings, 3-2.

• The Yankees (62-33) beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 and then 5-1 in a double header in the Bronx.

• Yanks manager Aaron Boone delivered a memorable tirade after being tossedin the first game.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets are in San Francisco to face the Giants at 10:15 p.m.
• The Yankees host the Colorado Rockies at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets take on the Giants at Oracle Park. First pitch is at 4:05 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Rockies to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets wrap up their four-game set in San Francisco at 4:05 p.m.
• The Yankees conclude their home stand against the Rockies at 1:05 p.m.

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Myrtle Avenue Street Fair Sun July 21st 10am-6pm Food & craft Vendors, live entertainment, classic car show with ECCA raising funds for Toys 4 Tots, games, rides, Heavenly Angels mobile pet adoption, FDNY fire safety team. Myrtle Ave. btwn Fresh Pond Rd. and Forest Ave., Ridgewood.
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Real Estate
• Alexandria Real Estate Equities purchased a single-story warehouse and its air rights in Long Island City for $25 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 20th 12-3pm. 76 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park - Split one family brick has spacious & sunny LR w/ fireplace, DR, EIK, 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, den.  $815,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 20th 1-3pm. 72-16 Harrow Street, Forest Hills Gardens – One family home has 5 BRs, 4 bath, FDR, EIK, piano room, legal basement, 2 car garage.  $1.890M. Joann C. Realty. 917-371-4034

• Sold – College Point – A seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,583-square-foot house at 20-07 120th Street for $870,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater names these eateries as the hottest restaurants in Queens for July2019.

• If you’re looking for spots that can accommodate big groups, check out Szechuan Mountain House in Flushing or Favela Grill in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Little Neck
Grade A – La Baraka Restaurant, 255-09 Northern Blvd. – Sanitized equipment improperly stored.
Grade B – LN 1380, 251-03 Northern Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Cold food held above 41 degrees, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – Northern Manor, 251-13 Northern Blvd. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Filth flies, Tobacco use.

Events
Hillcrest – 9 a.m. – State Senator Leroy Comrie, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams attend LiveOnNY’s educational community health forum. St. John’s University, Bent Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

Far Rockaway – 10 a.m. – Councilman Donovan Richards, local clergy denounce ICE actions in the Rockaway community. God’s Pentecostal Church, 18-35 Mott Ave.

Flushing – 7 to 9:30 p.m. – Salsa Warriors (music & dancing). Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Middle Village – 8 p.m. – The Addams Family. Maggie’s Little Theatre @ St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.

Astoria – 9 to 11 p.m. – Erotic Paint & Sip. 21+ only! The Paint Place, 31-21 31st St.

Saturday
Rockaway Beach - 10 a.m. – Rockaway Kite Festival. Beach 84th Street Boardwalk.
Woodside – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Woodside on the Move – Weekend Walks. 60th St btwn Woodside & Roosevelt Avenues.
Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  OR  12:45 to 2 p.m. –  Learn to Ride. Juniper Valley Park, 80th St. & Juniper Blvd. North.
LIC – Noon to 3 p.m. – TF Cornerstone hosts pet adoption event. 47-20 Center Blvd.
Rego Park – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Lost Battalion Hall, 93-29 Queens Blvd.
Astoria - 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Dan McNamara’s WISH WEASEL. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Forest Hills - 7 p.m. – “Weird Al” Yankovic. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.
Corona – 7 to 10 p.m. – Apollo, A Party! NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Glendale – 8 p.m. – Saturday Live Music Night: Metorana (70’s punk to 90’s alternative rock). Cooper Beer Garden, 80-00 Cooper Ave.
Rockville Centre – 8 p.m. – Long Island Comedy Festival. Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave.

Sunday
Ridgewood – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Myrtle Avenue Street Fair. Myrtle Ave btwn Fresh Pond Rd. & Forest Ave.
Forest Hills – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Queens Blvd Summer Fest. Queens Blvd from 70th Rd. to Yellowstone Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park. Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd. & 76th St.
St. Albans – 1 to 3 p.m. – Cardinal S. Sandiford Way Street Co-Naming Ceremony. Anderson Rd. and Sidway Pl.
• Middle Village – 2:30 p.m. – The Addams Family. Maggie’s Little Theatre @ St. Margaret’s Parish, 66-05 79th Pl.
Jamaica – 5 p.m. – Katz Concert Series presents Mr. Cheeks. Springfield Park, Springfield Blvd. & 84th St.
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl.

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July 19th, 2019 at 9:09 am

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Morning Buzz: Fresh Pond bus lane debate continues, Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ at rally

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Thursday, July 18

Weather
• High of 85 with scattered thunderstorms.

Top Stories
• A judge ordered materials – including details on hush money payments made for the president – seized from Michael Cohen be posted online by 11 a.m.

• President Donald Trump continued his attacks on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a rally in North Carolina, where supporters chanted “send her back.”

• Senator Rand Paul is blocking a bipartisan bill to ensure that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of money.

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Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Soul Found  Thurs July 18th  7:30pm R&B sounds of the 60s & 70s. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool.
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Queens News
• Over 100 people spanned out across Rockaway Beach and collected over 1,200 pounds of trash in just two hours.

• Alley Pond Environmental Center in northeast Queens is dealing with a growing poison ivy crisis.

• Despite the support of its own committee, CB5 opposed a plan to bring a bus lane to Fresh Pond Road. Elected officials will rally today. (See Events below.)

Politics
• The de Blasio presidential campaign raised one-third of its money from donors who have business with the city.

• Senator Charles Schumer wants the FBI to probe possible Kremlin ties to the popular FaceApp software.

Entertainment
• Meghan Markle hinted at possible troubles after Pharell Williams praised her marriage at a premiere of “The Lion King” in London.

• The sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey has been dropped, according to prosecutors in Massachusetts.

Buzzing Back

• In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy has an “incident” on Chappaquiddick Island.

• In 1980, actress Kristen Bell is born in Huntington Woods, Michigan. She played the title role in this 2004 TV drama series.

Opinion
• A director at the Carnegie Association argues Irish-Americans should remember they were once told to “go back” to where they came from.

• A Queens Uber driver details in the Queens Ledger how the cap on for-hire vehicles hurts his ability to make a living.

In the Blogs
• “Wildman” Steve Brill will be leading an upcoming  forage for wild mushroomsthrough Forest Park.

• LIJ Forest Hills was recently recognized by a national organization for its outstanding treatment of stroke victims.

Trending in New York
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#TAEYONG_LongFlight
#IStandWithPresTrump
#FoundAtArea51
#ThursdayThoughts

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (60-33) and Rays were rained out. The teams will play a double-header today in the Bronx starting at 3 p.m.

• The Mets made it four straight wins with a 15-4 drubbing of the Twins. New York (44-51) heads to San Francisco for four games. First pitch is at 9:45 p.m.

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Milagro – The Spirit of Santana  Thurs July 18th 7:30-9pm  Relive the sounds of Woodstock with this Santana tribute! George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Drive & Woodhaven Blvd, Woodhaven
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Real Estate
• The Forest Hills Inn has a new exhibit in its lobby that looks back at the glamorous past of Station Square.

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 18th 5-7pm. 69-25 66th Place, Glendale – One family home offers 3BRs, 1.5 bath, full finished basement, 1 car garage, shared driveway. Close to all! $725,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

OPEN HOUSE – Thurs July 18th 5-7pm. 54-08 64th Street, Maspeth – One family home features 3 BRs, 1 bath, updated boiler & hot water heater, finished basement, stand up attic, pvt yard. $808,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Three-bedroom, four-bath, 1,448-square-foot townhouse at 85-60 102nd Street in Richmond Hill for $660,000.

Style & Fashion
• Stella McCartney has tapped Grimes to be the face of her new collection for Adidas.

• Saks Fifth Avenue has plans to create a huge men’s luxury shoe department.

Events
Jackson Heights - 10:30 a.m. – State Senator Jessica Ramos launches Community Pulse Check Project. 90th St. & Roosevelt Ave.

Ridgewood – 11 a.m. – Elected officials call on DOT to delay installation of bus line. Kirsch Realty, 66-51 Fresh Pond Rd.

• Holliswood - 11 a.m. – Assemblyman David Weprin presents proclamation to Dr. Sheldon Schwartz. JASA Club, 86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd.

• Forest Hills - 1 p.m. – State Senator Toby Stavisky and Assemblyman Dan Rosenthal criticize Con Ed expense imposed on Phipps Houses. 62nd Dr. & 108th St.

• Astoria – 2:30 p.m. – Parks Department begins work on new playground reconstruction. Hallets Cove, Vernon Blvd. & Wellington Ct.

• Woodside - 5 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival. Windmuller Park, 39th Drive & 52nd St.

Flushing - 6 to 8 p.m. – Flower Power Party: Dahlia. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.

Woodside - 7 p.m. – Live from Woodside Concert Series: JP & The Real Deal. Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Rego Park - Adult Paint & Sip: Fireflies. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Woodhaven – 7:30 p.m. – Milagro: The Spirit of Santana. George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: Lost Found Souls. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd.

LIC – 8 to 10 p.m. – Cinema LIC presents Dirty Dancing. Hunter’s Point Park, 4-10 Center Blvd.

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July 19th, 2019 at 9:07 am

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Morning Buzz sponsored by The Banad Law Offices P.C., Immigration & Nationality Law

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Wednesday, July 17

Weather
• Thunderstorms possible today. High of 93 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration has been permanently blocked from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

• Retired US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, nominated in the wake of Watergate, has died at the age of 99.

• Citi Bikes are heading to the Bronx and are expanding in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan by the end of 2023.

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Apollo, A Party!  Sat July 20th 7-10pm  Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing at this late-night family affair.   Free w/ NYSCI admission   NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St, Corona
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Queens News
• A tree trimmer is critically injured after an elderly motorist crashed into his truck, causing him to fall to the street from a raised bucket.

• A burglar broke into a Flushing home, performed a lewd act and then smelled a woman’s shoe.

• An irate customer knocked out three teeth from an Astoria deli owner using a Dewalt power drill.

Politics
• New Yorkers have raised more money for Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign than Mayor de Blasio has been able to garner nationwide.

• In an attempt to defend Trump’s racist tweets, Kellyanne Conway asked a reporter: “What’s your ethnicity?” Meanwhile, the House voted to condemn the tweets.

Entertainment
• With 32 nods, “Game of Thrones” set a single-season record for the most Emmy nominations ever for a show.

“Peaky Blinders” actor Karl Shiels has died at the age of 47.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967 Jimi Hendrix drops out of opening act for The Monkees.

• In 1975 motorcycle racer Carey Hart is born in Seal Beach, CA.  In 2006 he married this singer.

Opinion
• The Times is frustrated that the officer who killed Eric Garner hasn’t been fired yet.

• The Post supported the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the officer in Garner’s death and argued that the acts of many, including Garner himself, led to the tragedy.

In the Blogs
• The Hunters Point section of Long Island City is the third most expensive neighborhood in Queens.

• There are lots of options for date night in Astoria, from the club scene to a homely Irish pub.

Trending in New York
#WorldEmojiDay
#NationalHotDogDay
Xbox Cup
I WAS BORN
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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (60-33) defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3.

• The Mets (42-51) beat the Minnesota Twins, 3-2.

• The Giants have suspended safety Kamrin Moore after he was he was charged with aggravated assault.

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The Idol Kings  Wed July 17th 7:30pm   A John Mellancamp/Journey Tribute Band.  Maspeth Federal Savings, 101-09 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 90-62 187th Street in Jamaica.

• For Sale – 101-31 73rd Road, Unit #5J, Forest Hills - Pre-war building in the heart of Forest Hills. 1 BR co-op in good condition w/ EIK.  Close to transportation & shopping.  $335,000. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• For Sale – 89-32 Aubrey Avenue, Glendale – Beautiful, well kept home features 4 BRs, 2 full bath, full finished basement, pvt driveway & fenced in backyard.  Close to transportation.  $899,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot co-op at 166-26 Powells Cove Blvd. for $400,000. Zillow

Business News
• Did you make a purchase on Amazon Prime Day? Here are ways to spot if it’s a scam or not.

• Here’s a list of 25 fast-growing, venture-backed startups most likely to reach $1 billion in value.

Events
•  Jamaica – 10:30 a.m. – Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joins Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott and JetBlue to celebrate the airline’s free book vending machine. Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

Flushing – 5 yo 8 p.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce presents “Cruise Into. Summer”.  1 World’s Fair Marina

Ridgewood - 6 p.m. – Mad Science presents Big Top Science.  Highland Park, Elton Street & Jamaica Avenue

Jackson Heights - 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts Roundtable Discussion on landmark “NYC Under 3” Child Care Proposal with Senator Jessica Ramos. Jackson Heights Beautification Group, 72-24 Broadway, Third Floor

LIC - 7 p.m. – International Films: “Anbessa” (Ethiopia/Italy).  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd

Forest Hills – 7:30 p.m. – The Idol Kings (John Mellancamp & Journey Tribute).  Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 101-10 Metropolitan Avenue

Ridgewood - 8:30 p.m. – Film Night @ Nowadays: “Best in Show”.  56-06 Cooper Avenue

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July 17th, 2019 at 9:10 am

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Morning Buzz: Con Ed can’t explain blackout, Chemical smell sickens passengers on JetBlue flight

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Monday, July 15

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 88 degrees.

Top Stories
• Tropical Depression Barry’s flood threat lingers as the storm slowly sweepsinland in Louisiana.

Con Edison officials still can’t explain what caused the west side of Manhattan to plunge into darkness.

• ICE agents were unsuccessful in three attempted raids in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the weekend.

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Queens Chamber of Commerce presents “Cruise Into Summer” Wed July 17th 5-8pm Tickets include 3-hour open bar, appetizers, carving station, prize giveaways & raffles. $75 (members), $85. Call 718-898-8500 ext 123 or email [email protected]org. 1 World’s Fair Marina, Flushing.
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Queens News
• A chemical smell sickened passengers on a JetBlue flight, forcing an unplanned landing at JFK Airport.

• Police are looking for a gray-haired burglar who has robbed at least six homesin Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.

• A 26-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was shot in the head over the weekend in Jackson Heights.

Politics
• AOC hit back at Trump after the president tweeted that the freshmen congresswoman should “go back” to their countries.

• An NBC News/WSJ poll shows that Trump would lose to Biden, Sanders, Warren or Harris.

Entertainment
• Lashana Lynch will make history as the new 007 in the next James Bond film.

Weekend Box Office
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $45 million
Toy Story 4: $20.6 million
Crawl: $12 million
Stuber: $8 million
Yesterday: $6 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1997, Gianni Versace is murdered in Andrew Cunanan killing spree.

• In 2008, Iain Armitage is born in Georgia. He rocketed to fame for playing Ziggy in this 2017 HBO TV series and the title character on this show.

Opinion
• The Daily News says de Blasio being out of town campaigning during the Manhattan blackout is a major failure.

• The Post says state lawmakers need to reconvene to fix their botched criminal justice reforms.

In the Blogs
• Get ready for the Myrtle Avenue street festival, hosted by the Glendale Kiwanis club, on July 21.

• A new nursery and day care center has opened up on 39th Street in Sunnyside.

Trending in New York
Seth
Brock
#90DayFiance
Kofi
#RHOP

Scoreboard
• The Mets (42-51) topped the Miami Marlins, 6-2.

• The Yankees (59-32) doubled up on the Blue Jays, 4-2. They begin a four-game home series against the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m.

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a historic Wimbledon final, while Serena easily Williams lost to Simona Halep.

• Luis Severino has been cleared to begin his throwing program again.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic Sat July 20th 7pm “The Strings Attached Tour” with the Queens Symphony Orchestra $40-$125  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• New York City landlords are coming up with tactics to get around the new rent laws.

• For Sale - 21-26 Bleecker Street, Ridgewood - Semi detached 2 family home on extra large lot w/ 3 car garage.  Renovated, 6 Brs, 3 bath total, kitchen w/ SS appliances. Huge backyard.  $1.475M. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – Glendale - 2 BR apt features LR, EIK, 1 full bath. Heat/Water included.  $2,000/month. ID #1351696. Carollo Real Estate. 718-366-6636

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 2,059-square-foot house at 82-37 Grenfell Street for $1.25 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Friday night, in front of 117-17 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica, an unidentified person displayed a firearm and discharged one round at a group of men before fleeing. A further investigation revealed that a 76-year-old woman sitting in her parked car was shot in the back of her neck. She was not an intended target. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital and listed in stable condition.

• On Saturday morning, inside a nail salon at 810 Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood, an unidentified man attempted to pay with a counterfeit $100 bill. A 52-year-old female employees refused to accept the bill. The suspect then assaulted her and another employee. He stole three cell phones, $200 and a camera receiver before fleeing. Later that day, at Sunshine Foot Spa in Ridgewood, the same suspect attempted to pay with the same counterfeit bill. When a 39-year-old employee confronted him, the suspect grabbed her by the neck and took two cell phones. The employee was not seriously injured.

Events
Middle Village – 9:30 a.m. – Tiffany Caban campaign supporters rally to call for every valid vote to be counted in Queens DA race. 66-26 Metropolitan Ave.

Kew Gardens – 5:30 p.m. – Queens Borough Board, Borough Cabinet to review plans for 2020 Census, issue votes on land use items. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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Morning Buzz: R. Kelly busted on sex crimes charges, Angry commuter throws wrench at fellow rider

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Friday, July 12

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High of 87. Sunny on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 90 degrees.

Top Stories
• Trump will back away from adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

• The ACLU and other advocacy groups sued the Trump administration to put the brakes on the scheduled ICE raids.

R. Kelly was arrested by NYPD in Chicago on federal sex crimes charges.

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Family Fun Day: Princess Sing-Along Sat July 13th 11am-2pm Please come dressed in your royal best and join your favorite princesses for a song-along. Meet & greet to follow. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd., Forest Hills.
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Queens News
• An angry commuter threw a wrench at a rider, missed, and it hit a 64-year-old woman instead at a Jackson Heights train station.

• Queens residents celebrated the passage of a bill that would force New York utilities to pay for damages instead of homeowners.

• A houseguest torched the East Elmhurst home that killed three people because he was asked to leave.

Politics
• Bill de Blasio criticized Joe Biden for voting in favor of NAFTA in the 1990s.

• New York City’s ticker-tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer championscost taxpayers $1.3 million.

Entertainment
Heidi Klum and musician Tom Kaulitz secretly got married in late February.

• A new “Flintstones” series is in the works from Warner Bros. Animation.

Buzzing Back

• In 1979, disco is dealt a death blow by fans of the Chicago White Sox.

• In 1978, actress Michelle Rodriguez is born in San Antonio. She is best known for her role in this 2001 movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says the House should pass the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund bill unanimously.

• The Post says what makes the immigration raids so crazy is that they’re no longer a surprise.

In the Blogs
• Resorts World Casino will host the highly-anticipated New York Music Expothis weekend.

• Check out the schedule for free concerts this summer at Juniper Valley Park.

Trending in New York
Vine
#FridayFeeling
#FridayMotivation
Grayson Allen
R. Kelly

Scoreboard
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face off again at Wimbledon, while Serena Williams will take on Simona Halep in the final.

• Marcus Morris signed a one-year, $15 million deal to join the Knicks.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Mets (40-50) head to Miami for a three-game series with the Marlins. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.
• The Yankees (57-31) host the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m.
Saturday
• The Mets face the Marlins in Miami at 6:10 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers welcome the Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Sunday
• The Mets finish their Miami road trip with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.
• The Yankees wrap up their three-game series with the Blue Jays at 1:05 p.m.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd with Hank Williams Jr. Sun July 14th 6pm “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour.” $60.50 – $350.50. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Pl., Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• More Brooklyn and Queens renters are opting to renew their leases, according to a new Douglas Elliman report.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 14th 2-3:30pm. 6070 Woodhaven Blvd- Apt 6B, Middle Village – 3 BR, 2 bath condo has renovated kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, pet friendly.  $757,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 13th 2-4pm. 63-57 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village – One family Tudor across from Juniper Park. 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, hardwood floors, fireplace, FDR, sliding door off dining room to large patio.  Close to all.  $1.158M. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – Ridgewood – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 68-12 60th Street for $1.7 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Long Island City restaurant Adda, which boasts homestyle Indian cooking, made Eater’s list of best new restaurants.

• We Heart Astoria has your rundown of best places to eat with a large group in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Jamaica Hills
Grade A – John’s Restaurant, 162-10 Jamaica Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Para Ti Colombia Con Sabor, 172-35 Hillside Ave. – Evidence of mice, Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade C – New Parsons Deli, 155-27 Jamaica Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
Jamaica – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – P.A.L. Community Day. North Rochdale Playground, 168-40 Baisley Blvd.

Far Rockaway - Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3! Various locations along the beach front.

Corona – 1 p.m. – NYC Parks, Nike celebrate refurbished soccer field and skate park. Flushing Meadows Corona Park Field 7, United Nations Ave. South and Dwight Eisenhower Promenade.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Silent Disco. Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage – A Palo Seco. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd. & 41st Ave.

Saturday
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Princess Sing-Along.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Forest Hills - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Forest Hills Feast.  Queens Bully, 113-30 Queens Blvd.
• Far Rockaway  – Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3!  Various locations along the beach front.
Astoria – 1 to 4:30 p.m. – The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York. (includes pet adoption)  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
LIC – 3 to 7 p.m. – Ralph McDaniels Hip Hop in the Park.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
LIC – 5 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundations SummerStage – Leon Gieco.  Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Avenue
Bayside – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Beatles in Bayside!  Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24th Avenue

Sunday
Sunnyside – Noon to 5 p.m. – A Better World Festival.  Sunnyside Arch, Queens Blvd & 46th St.
Astoria – Noon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade 2nd Year Anniversary!  VFW Hall, 31-35 41st Stret
• Far Rockaway  – Noon to Midnight – Rock! Away! Music Festival Year 3!  Various locations along the beach front.
Jamaica – 1 p.m. – Free Concert: Jerry Drake & the Front Page Band.  Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Oakland Gardens – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Science in the Park.  Alley Pond Park, Springfield Blvd & 76th St.
Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Hidden History of Queens.  King manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave
Flushing – 3:30 p.m. – I Wan Kan: Puppetry from Taiwan.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Forest Hills – 6 p.m. – Lynyrd Skynyrd w/ Hank Williams Jr.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
LIC - 6 to 9 p.m. – CityParksFoundation SummerStage – Avery Sunshine.  Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Ave.

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July 12th, 2019 at 8:55 am

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Morning Buzz: Three people killed in East Elmhurst fire, Shalimar Diner demolished

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Thursday, July 11

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon thunderstorms. High of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• ICE is prepared to conduct raids and arrest thousands of undocumented family members on Sunday.

• Facing calls for his resignation, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case.

• USWNT celebrated their World Cup victory in New York City, capped off by Megan Rapinoe dropping the f-bomb on live television.

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Shirley Alston Reeves Thurs July 11th 7:30-9pm Join us as the former lead singer of the Shirelles performs her most famous hits! George Seuffert Bandshell, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd., Woodhaven.
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Queens News
Three people, including a 6-year-old child, were killed by a fire that ripped through an East Elmhurst home.

• A grand jury indicted 13 people accused of running a sprawling gift card scamin Queens.

• The Shalimar Diner in Rego Park was demolished after relocation plans fell through.

Politics
• Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded progressives and asked them to not publicly criticize moderate Democrats in a closed-door meeting.

• Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is filing a lawsuit challenging New York’s new law barring parents from refusing to vaccinate their kids on religious grounds.

Entertainment
Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity this year, but Kylie Jenner isn’t far behind.

• After playing Blair Waldorf on “Gossip Girl,” actress Leighton Meester became a fashion designer.

Buzzing Back

• In 1960, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is published. In 1961, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

• In 1953, movie actress Mindy Sterling is born in Paterson, NJ. She became famous for her role as Frau Farbissina in this hit movie series.

Opinion
• USA Today says how America is treating its migrant children is a national disgrace.

• The Post says de Blasio’s comments on pay parity is hypocritical because of the pay gap in his own administration.

In the Blogs
• Flushing soup dumpling spot Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is moving to One Fulton Square in the fall.

• The Gantry Parent Association in Long Island City received $30,000 in state funding.

Trending in New York
#GetWellSoonMina
Jason Momoa
#SnowfallFX
#AYTO
Jim Bouton

Scoreboard
• Both the Yankees (57-31) and Mets (40-50) are off until Friday for the All-Star break.

• Former Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton has died at the age of 80.

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Beatles in Bayside! Sat July 13th 7:30-10:30pm Hosted by Yesterday and Today: NYC’s tribute to the music of the Beatles. Cash bar, free parking, plenty of dancing. $15. Bay Terrace Country Club, 217-14 24th Ave., Bayside.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a seven-story, 33-unit residential building in Long Island City.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat July 13th 11am-1pm. 83-30 98th Street, #1B, Woodhaven – Large 1 BR, 1 bath co-op on 1st floor w/ yard view. EIK w/ breakfast nook. Low monthly maintenance, utilities included.  2 cats ok, no dogs.  $220,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

OPEN HOUSE – Sun July 14th 12:30-2pm. 1580 Church Road, Wantagh – Custom brick Colonial has grand entry foyer, 4 BRS, 3 custom bath, master suite w/ Jacuzzi and walk-in closet.  EIK, family room w/ fireplace, central air, wood floors.  Outdoor paradise w/ resort style pool.  $999,999. Maria Giacalone 516-318-0488

• Sold – Glendale – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,330-square-foot house at 78-17 76th Street for $630,000. Zillow.

Style & Fashion
• These are the best bikinis for hot and humid days this summer.

• Forget man bags. Murses are the hot new accessories for men.

Events
Jackson Heights – 9 a.m. – Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Speed Networking Event. 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Kew Gardens – 10:30 a.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz holds land use public hearing. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

LIC – 1 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, NYCHA cut ribbon on new playground at Queensbridge Houses. 40-06 12th St.

Fresh Meadows – 1:30 p.m. – Northeast Queens elected officials, civic groups celebrate passage of utility responsibility bill, urge Governor Cuomo to sign it into law. 188th St. and 81st Ave.

Sunnyside – 4 to 7 p.m. – Beats in Bliss Plaza w/ Queensboro Dance Festival. Bliss Plaza, 46th St & Queens Blvd.

Ozone Park – 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Mobile Office Hours. Queens Library, 92-24 Rockaway Blvd.

LIC – 6 to 8 p.m. – Live @ the Landing: Tom Shaner. LIC Landing, 52-10 Center Blvd.

LIC – 6:30 to 8 p.m. – The T.K. Blue Quintet. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.

Woodside – 7 p.m. – Live from Woodside Concert Series: Jenny Marino & Friends (Top 40). Sgt. Collins Park Triangle, Broadway & 58th St.

Rego Park - 7 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: “Moon Over Manhattan.” La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

LIC – 7 to 9 p.m. – CityParks Foundation SummerStage. Queensbridge Park, Vernon Blvd & 41st Ave.

Astoria - 7:30 p.m. – Waterfront Concert Series: The Swing Time Big Band. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Blvd btwn Hell Gate Bridge & the pool.

Woodhaven – 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – Shirley Alston Reeves. George Sueffert Bandshall, Forest Park Dr. & Woodhaven Blvd.

Ozone Park – 7:30 p.m. – Ozone Park Block Association monthly meeting. Nativity BVM Church Hall, 101-41 91st St.

Glendale – 8 p.m. – 104COP/G-COP General Membership Meeting. Atlas Park Community Meeting Room, Suite 8308, 80-00 Cooper Ave.

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