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Friday, August 10

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 90 degrees. Expect scattered thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday with a high of 79 degrees.

Top Stories
• The Trump administration confirmed that 559 migrant children are still separated from their parents because of the “zero tolerance” policy.

• Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti is reportedly exploring a White House run in 2020.

• Several NFL players took a knee, raised their fists or did not take the fieldduring the National Anthem in preseason.

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Family Fun Day: Turtle Dance Music Sat Aug 11th 11am-2pm Interactive Dance Music with Mr. Matt from Turtle Dance Music. Bounce House, Face Painting, and more! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park.
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Queens News
• A college basketball coach was arrested for punching a tourist in Long Island City and leaving him mortally injured.

• This southeast Queens school district leads the city in student fight rate for the second consecutive year.

• The NYPD is searching for a machete-wielding suspect behind a series of Astoria robberies.

Politics
• Challengers taking on former IDC senators want the incumbents to return donations from their “illegal slush fund.

• Democrats in New York’s congressional delegation endorsed Tish James for attorney general, except for one member.

Entertainment
• Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine faces up to three years in prison for violating a plea deal.

• Demi Lovato has canceled her remaining fall tour dates after her hospitalization.

Buzzing Back

• In 1981, missing six-year old Adam Walsh was found decapitated. His disappearance led to this popular TV show.

• In 1960, actor Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, Spain. In 2011, he did the voice for the main character in this movie.

Opinion
• USA Today says cyber attacks against the United States are more urgent than creating a Space Force.

• The Post says New York politicians still don’t understand that NYCHA must change or it will die.

In the Blogs
• Author Joan Silber is launching the paperback edition of her novel“Improvement” at Forest Hills Library.

• The Astoria Bookshop is teaching participants how to stitch phrases onto their own canvases.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (72-42) topped the Texas Rangers, 7-3.

• The Giants fell to the Cleveland Browns in their first pre-season game, 20-10.

• The Yankees sent prospect Chance Adams back down to the minors.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Yankees host the Rangers at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets (47-65) head to Miami for a three-game set with the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
• The Jets clash with the Atlanta Falcons in their first pre-season game at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Bronx Bombers face the Texas Rangers beginning at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ take on the Marlins on the road at 7:10 p.m.
Sunday
• The Yankees wrap up their four-game set with the Rangers at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets finish their series with the Marlins with a 1:10 p.m. matinee.

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Global Mashup for Kids  Sun Aug 12th 1pm  Our popular series returns for a fun-filled afternoon with a mash-up celebration of music from Latin America and East Asia. $6-$14. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed to build a five-story residential building at 53rd Street in Woodside.

OPEN HOUSE – Sat Aug 11th & Sun Aug 12th 3-5pm. 62-20 Mount Olivet Crescent, Middle Village – Attached raised Ranch style home w/ 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, large EIK, LR/DR combo, large backyard w/ patio, BBQ area, gardening, great for the kids!  Asking $695,000. Ask for Craig 929-355-5351

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Aug 12th 1-3pm. 73-04 Juniper Valley Road, Middle Village - Semi detached Ranch features LR, DR, 2BRs and renovated kitchen & bath.  Full finished basement w/ Rec room, laundry & 1/2 bath. Zoned for PS 128 – Close to all. Asking $699,000  Eliot Hill Realty. 718-672-4444

• Sold – Laurelton - A six-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,125-square-foot house at 219-24 130th Road for $489,000. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater names the hottest restaurants in Queens for August 2018.

• Cascade Jerk has some of the best Jamaican food in Queens.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ditmars
Grade A – QWNS Cafe, 22-35 31st St. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Stamatis Restaurant, 29-09 23rd Ave. – Filth flies.
Grade C – Aji Sushi House, 36-06 Ditmars Blvd. – Personal cleanliness inadequate, Tobacco use.

Events
Astoria – 10 a.m. – Councilman Costa Constantinides calls for surprise inspections on drinking water tanks atop NYC buildings. 4-25 Astoria Blvd.

LIC – 10 a.m. – Department of Design and Construction hosts closing ceremony for summer interns. 30-30 Thomson Ave.

LIC - 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Art w/ Leonie & Natasha. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: Improv & Music. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

Jackson Heights – 4:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz kicks off legal workshop for “Know Your Rights Week.” Jackson Heights Library, 35-51 81st St.

Astoria - 7 p.m. – See It Big! West Side Story. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well That Ends Well. Voelker Ortho Museum, 149-19 38th Ave.

Far Rockaway – 8 to 11 p.m. – Movie Night: Black Panther. B59th St. & Boardwalk.

Saturday
Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th St to Van Wyke Exp
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day: Turtle Music Dance.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Bayside – 2 p.m. – Queensboro Dance Festival.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Avenue
Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! West Side Story.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
Jamaica – 3 p.m. – Autism Awareness Fashion Show.  Vibe Bar & Restaurant, 143-06 Liberty Avenue
Forest Hills – 3:30 p.m. – Black Summer Night for Social Injustice.  Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place
Astoria - 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! Hello Dolly!  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC - 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road
Middle Village – 8 p.m. – Legally Blonde.  Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Avenue
Rockaway Beach – 8 to 10 p.m. – Movies Under the Stars: Coco.  B94th St off Shorefront Pkwy.
Elmhurst – 8 p.m. to Midnight – Saturday Night Dance.  Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd.
Sunday
• Flushing – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.  Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th St to Van Wyke Exp
Astoria – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Steinway Street Cultural Festival.  Steinway Street from 28th to 34th Avenues
Flushing - 1 p.m. – Global Mashup or Kids.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Astoria – 3 p.m. – See It Big! Hello Dolly!  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
• Middle Village - 3 p.m. – Legally Blonde.  Community United Methodist Church, 75-27 Metropolitan Avenue
Flushing – 4 to 5:30 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Women’s Raga Massive. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
LIC - 4:30 p.m. – Hip to Hip Theatre: All’s Well That Ends Well.  Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Jamaica – 5 to 8 p.m. – Rochdale Village Music Festival 2018. Rochdale Village Campus, 169-65 137th Avenue
Bayside – 6 p.m. – Katz Concert Series: Lady and The Vamps.  Croheron Park, 215th Pl & Cross Island Pkwy.
• Astoria – 6:30 p.m. – See It Big! West Side Story.  Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue
LIC – 7:30 p.m. – Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear.  Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road.

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August 11th, 2018 at 2:46 pm

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