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Friday, April 12

• Cloudy with rain in the evening. High of 62. Saturday is cloudy with a high of 74 degrees. Expect thunderstorms on Sunday and a high of 62 degrees.

Top Stories
• In a challenge to Netflix, Disney+ will be released in November and will cost $6.99 per month.

• Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order to ban city agencies from buying single-use plastics.

• A Bronx man has been found guilty of scrawling a racist slur on the African Burial Ground monument.

Celebrate Spring: Family Fun Day Sat Apr 13th 11am-2pm Photos with the Easter Bunny, strolling characters, entertainment, balloon animals, bounce house, face painting & more. Don’t forget your camera! Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park.

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Queens News
• The resident rebate program for the Cross Bay Bridge will expand to all Queens residents by spring 2020.

• Angry parents rallied against the mayor’s proposal to change the admissions criteria for the specialized high schools at a forum at Borough Hall.

• An off-duty police officer died after he crashed his motorcycle on the Belt Parkway on his way to work.

• Herman Cain reportedly plans to turn down a spot on the Federal Reserveboard.

• A shouting match during a closed-door meeting illustrates a growing riftbetween Democrats in the State Senate.

Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter.

• Catch up on what’s happening on “Game of Thrones” before the eighth season premieres.

Buzzing Back

• In 1914, the first “movie palace,” the Mark Strand Theatre, opens to the public in New York City.

• In 1948, folk singer/songwriter James Taylor was born in Boston. In 1970, he released his first album, which went triple-platinum.

• The Daily News says Julian Assange must face justice for his alleged hacks in 2010 and 2016.

• The Post gives the City Council kudos for proposing to cut ThriveNYC’s budget by 20 percent.

In the Blogs
• LaGuardia Community College will host a Black Lives Matter summit featuring Shaun King and Talib Kweli.

Queens Botanical Garden and Resorts World Casino have teamed up for a new photography exhibit.

Trending in New York

• The Mets (8-4) topped the Atlanta Braves, 6-3.

Weekend Sports Schedule
• The Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• The Yankees (5-7) welcome the Chicago White Sox to the Bronx at 7:05 p.m.
• The Mets are in Atlanta to play the Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Nets head to Philadelphia for Game 1 of their playoff series against the Sixers. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m.
• The Bronx Bombers face the White Sox in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m.
• The Amazins’ face off with the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m.
• The Islanders head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins for Game 3 at noon.
• The Yankees wrap up their series with the White Sox. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m.
• The Mets cap off their Atlanta Braves series at 7:08 p.m.

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Kew Gardens Craft Fair & Flea Market Sat Sat Apr 13th  9am-5pm Fab vendors selling some unique and one-of-a-kind items! Animal rescue adoptions from 12-4pm. All Vendor fees benefit Jamaica Hospital Medical Center Pediatric Dept. LIRR North Parking Lot, 82-60 Austin St., Kew Gardens.

Real Estate
• JDS Development Group has sold their luxury Far Rockaway beachfront complex for $33 million.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th 12-2pm  60-70 Woodhaven Blvd, Unit 6B, Middle Village – Renovated 3 BR, 2 bath condo w/ hardwood floors, kitchen w/ SS appliances, open concept dining/living space, washer/dryer in unit, balcony.  $779,000  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188 

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Apr 14th  3-5pm  72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Unit 1C, Middle Village – Bright & sunny condo offers generous LR, DR, king sized Master BR, modern kitchen & bath, balcony. Deeded garage, storage in basement.  $475,000  Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• Sold – East Elmhurst – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,783-square-foot house at 30-57 73rd Street for $1.19 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Queens-based Alewife Brewing Company is opening a new brewery in Sunnyside.

• Eater has the ultimate guide to a dumpling crawl through Queens.

Restaurant ABC’s – Ozone Park
Grade A – Mike’s Tavern, 88-14 Liberty Ave. – Food contact surface not properly washed.
Grade B – Gemini’s Lounge, 107-23 Liberty Ave. – Food worker does not use proper utensils, Evidence of mice.
Grade C – Sohna Punjab, 117-10 Atlantic Ave. – Cold food held above 41 degrees, Live roaches, Filth flies, Hand washing facility not provided near food prep area, Food not protected from potential contamination.

LIC - 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – MetroPlus Gold Open Enrollment. 28th Street btwn Queens Blvd So. & 42nd Rd.

Jamaica – 8 a.m. – State Senator Leroy Comrie hosts legislative breakfast. Alvista Towers, 147-36 94th Ave.

Forest Hills – 10:30 a.m. – Council members Corey Johnson, Karen Koslowitz and Chaim Deutsch prepare emergency Passover food packages. Masbia of Queens, 105-47 64th Rd.

Astoria – 5 to 8 p.m. – Puppetry for Parents: Building Connections with Your Child. Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Arts, Fun & Culture: Watercolor Workshop. Al Oerter Rec Center, 131-40 Fowler Ave.

Hillcrest – 6 p.m. – St. John’s University to host annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Carnesecca Arena, 8000 Utopia Pwky.

Maspeth – 7 to 10 p.m. – Supermarket Bingo. St. Stan’s Gym, 61-17 Grand Ave.

Glendale – 8 a.m. – Glendale Middle Village Coalition to rally for new District 75 school. 78-16 Cooper Ave.
Kew Gardens - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Kew Gardens Flea Market.  LIRR North Pkg Lot, 82-60 Austin Street
Astoria – 9:30 a.m. – It’s My Park Day. Whitey Ford Field, 26th Ave. and 2nd St.
Corona – 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Little Makers: Recycled Robots.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
LIC – 10:30 a.m. – Minority Health Month fair and forum. LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave.
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1p.m. – Tree Giveaway with NY Restoration Project.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Flushing Food Festival. Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel Ballroom, 135-20 39th Avenue
Rego Park – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Celebrate Spring: Family Fun Day.  Rego Center, 61-35 Junction Blvd.
Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Ridgewood - Noon to 6 p.m. – A.C.E. Flea Market. PS 290, 55-20 Metropolitan Avenue
Jamaica – 2 p.m. – Family Bash!  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue
Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – VFW meeting.  John V. Daniels Jr. Post #2813, 47-53 43rd Street
Forest Hills – 4 p.m. – Young Composers.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills – 7 p.m. – Young Artists Showcase: Emerging Composers.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
LIC – 7 p.m. – Five new exhibitions unveiled at opening reception. The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave.
Glendale – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. – Beatles Night Fundraiser.  St. Pancras School, 68-20 Myrtle Avenue
Flushing – 8 p.m. – Koh “Mr. Saxman” & John di Martino Trio.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing – 8 p.m. – An Evening with Peter Yarrow.  Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Corona - 8 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Glendale – 8 a.m. OR 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Avenue
Roslyn Heights – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Beth Sholom Day Camp Open House.  401 Roslyn Road
Maspeth - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Brunch with the Easter Bunny.  O’Neills, 64-21 53rd Drive
• Flushing – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Flushing Food Festival. Sheraton LaGuardia Hotel Ballroom, 135-20 39th Avenue
Astoria - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Central Astoria Street Fair. Steinway Street btwn 30th & 34th Avenues
• Floral Park – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Apple Blossom Children’s Carnival.  Queens County Farm, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.
Flushing – 12:30 p.m. – Roundtable discussion on human trafficking. Flushing Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd.
• Corona - 2 p.m. – Calpulli Mexican Dance Company.  Queens Theatre, 14 United Nations Ave. So.
Flushing – 2 p.m. – Gemini Journey: Movie Music Magic!  Voelker-Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing - 3 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra: A Heroe’s Adventure. LeFrak Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Avenue
Bayside – 3 p.m. – The Barricade Boys.  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue
Flushing – 3 to 4:30 p.m. – Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas.  Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main Street.

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April 12th, 2019 at 9:05 am

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