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Friday, October 18

• Partly cloudy with a high of 58 degrees. Saturday will be sunny and a high of 60. Cloudy on Sunday with showers in the afternoon. High of 61 degrees.

Top Stories
• The White House admitted that it held up military aide to Ukraine in part over Trump’s desire for the country to investigate Democrats.

• Vice President Pence announced a five-day ceasefire by Turkey in Syria to allow Kurds to flee the country.

• The City Council voted to shut down Rikers Island by 2026 and replace it with four new borough-based jails.

[email protected] presents: Taylor Made/Dr. Billy Taylor Sat Oct 19th 7pm Jazz masters and emerging artists will take to the stage for a concert celebrating NEA Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor. Tickets. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.

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Queens News
• Two EMS workers suffered separate medical episodes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, landing them in the hospital.

• A giant electric battery set will curb pollution from the Ravenswood plant, according to the state.

• A Jamaica man pleaded guilty to 17,700 counts of child pornography.

• President Trump will hold the G-7 summit of world leaders at his own resort near Miami, prompting allegations of self-dealing.

• Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will temporarily take over as chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee after the passing of Elijah Cummings.

• Paul Dano is in talks to play comic book villain The Riddler in the new “The Batman” movie.

• Stephen Colbert has signed a three-year contract extension to stay on “The Late Show.”

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, How I Won the War, starring John Lennon as Private Gripweed, premiered in London, with all four of The Beatles in attendance.

• In 1926, rock singer Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis. In 1948, he married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs and they remained together for 68 years until his death in 2017.

• The Daily News says even Trump’s chief of staff confirms the president’s mendacity.

• The Post says Trump should move the G-7 summit from his resort.

In the Blogs
• Halloween festivals are taking place all weekend, including one at Socrates Sculpture Park and another at Juniper Valley Park.

• The Kew-Forest School is hosting an open house this Saturday afternoon.

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• The Yankees fell to the Houston Astros, 8-3, to fall behind 3-1 in the ALCS.

• The Rangers (2-2-0) lost to the New Jersey Devils, 5-2.

• The Islanders (4-3-0) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 3-1.

• The Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) drubbed the Denver Broncos (2-5), 30-6, but lost quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a serious injury.

• The New York Liberty will play at Barclays Center starting in 2020.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Yankees host the Houston Astros for Game 5 of the ALDS at 7:08 p.m.
• The Rangers play the Capitals in Washington at 7 p.m.
• If necessary, the Yankees will head to Houston to face the Astros for Game 6. First pitch is at 8:08 p.m.
• The Islanders take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road at 7 p.m.
• If necessary, the Yankees face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park at 7:38 p.m.
• The Giants (2-4) welcome the Arizona Cardinals to MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers host the Vancouver Canucks at 1 p.m.

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Grupo Niche Sat Oct 19th 8pm Grammy-nominated group known as the Salsa Experience, with its vigorous, uptempo dance music, as well as slower-paced romantic numbers. $39-$89. Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing.

Real Estate
• AB Capstone bought a pair of adjacent properties in Astoria for $24.5 millionfrom a limited liability company.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Oct 19th 12-3pm. 69-24 68th Street, Glendale – One family in great locations – close to all. 3 BRs, 2 full bath, EIK, LR, DR.  Full basement w/ storage, central A/C, driveway, 1 car garage.  $699,000. CB Kueber Realty. 718-628-0100 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Oct 20th 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family home on large 30×100 lot, large backyard with deck.  $788,000. O’Kane Realty, 718-779-1111 

• Sold – Oakland Gardens – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,276-square-foot house at 69-64 228th Street for $995,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Michelin has affordable restaurant picks in Queens for 2020.

• A Beijing restaurant chain is planning to open a new location in Flushing.

Restaurant ABC’s – Hollis
Grade A – El Palo Restaurant, 196-25 Jamaica Ave. – Food not protected from potential contamination.
Grade B – Markie B’s, 189-09 Jamaica Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Infinity Bar, 204-01 Jamaica Ave. – Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor, Cross-contamination, Filth flies.

Woodside – 8 a.m. – St. Sebastian Catholic Academy hosts special assembly to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month. 39-76 58th St.

Flushing – 11 a.m. – EmblemHealth to provide Medicare enrollment community workshop. Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St.

Astoria – 1 p.m. – Astoria street to be co-named “Staff Sergeant Rocco Moretto Way.” 41st St. and 31st Ave.

Sunnyside – 6:30 to 9 p.m. – Sunnyside Shines Outdoor Movies by the Arch. Bliss Plaza & 46th St.

Queens Village – 7 p.m. – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams to honor young local hero. New Covenant Church, 106-14 100th Ave.

Rego Park – 7 to 9 p.m. – Adult Paint & Sip: Autumn Trail. La Gringa Grill, 63-34 Woodhaven Blvd.

Astoria – 11 p.m. – Movies R Dumb – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance! Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

Astoria - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free Community Shredding Event.  St. Francis of Assisi Pkg. Lot, 21-17 45th St.
Far Rockaway – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Volunteers to revitalize public school on New York Cares Day. PS 253, 1307 Central Ave.
Middle Village – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Halloween Festival.  Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street & Juniper Blvd. So.
Bayside – Noon to 2 p.m. – Daffodil Planting.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
Astoria – Noon to 2 p.m. – Make-Up Through the Ages. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.
Ridgewood - Noon to 4 p.m. – NYC Open House.  Onderedonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
LIC – Noon to 4 p.m. – Flux Takeover! Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Douglaston – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Flour Dough Sculpture Making.  Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 1 to 4 p.m. – New Yorkers celebrate diversity with Interfaith Unity Walk. St. George’s Church, Main St. and 38th Ave.
Corona – 1:30 to 3 p.m. OR 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Design Thinking Workshop: Animals.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St.
Kew Gardens – 4 p.m. – Afternoon at the Opera.  Celebration Hall at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Glen Oaks - 4:30 to 9 p.m.- Maze by Moonlight.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Kew Gardens – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Art Exhibit Opening – Eric Scott Hom.  The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road
Maspeth - 6:30 p.m. – A Night at the Races.  St. Stan’s Academy Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave
Flushing - 7 p.m. – [email protected] presents: Taylor Made/Dr. Billy Taylor.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 7:30 p.m.- Frights and Phantoms of Flushing.  Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m.- Grupo Niche.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Maspeth – 9:30 p.m. – Shattered performs (Rolling Stones Tribute).  O’Neill’s, 64-21 53rd Drive

Flushing - 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Birding:  Fall Migration.  Kissena Park, Oak & Rose Aves.
Astoria – 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. – 36th Ave “Astoria” Festival.  36th Ave from 29th St to 35th St.
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Astoria Alive Festival. 31st St from Ditmars Blvd to 21st Ave.
Bayside – 11 a.m. – Fall Festival at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. 29-01 216th St.
Fresh Meadows – 11 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic sponsor free helmet giveaway. Farm Playground, 73rd Ave. and 196th St.
Bayside – Noon to 4 p.m. – Open House New York.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.
Ridgewood - Noon to 4 p.m. – NYC Open House.  Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave.
Astoria – 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – The 4th Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration!  Great Lawn @ Astoria Park, 19th St & 23rd Ave.
Corona – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – SOLE Defined.  Queens Theater, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Jamaica - 2 p.m. – Carole’s Kings.  St.John’s University Marillac Hall, 8000 Utopia Pkwy.

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October 18th, 2019 at 9:19 am

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