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Friday, February 9

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 35 degrees. Cloudy on Saturday but rain in the afternoon. High of 51. Sunday will be rainy with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• Congress voted to reopen the federal government and passed a budget dealjust hours after another brief shutdown.

• ICE agents grabbed an undocumented immigrant from the Ivory Coast outside a Bronx courthouse, sparking protests.

• The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang kicked off with a round of fireworks and a show of unity.

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Lezfiaka Dance Company of Daghestan  Sun Feb 11th  3pm  A thrilling program of fiery dances representing the numerous people inhabiting the mountain country of Daghestan, Russia.  $35-$42  Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
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Queens News
• A gang member from Jackson Heights was sentenced to 13 years in prison for fatally shooting a man over a petty dispute.

• A retired Queens bookkeeper hit the $5 million jackpot after choosing a scratch-off ticket from a Middle Village store.

• Police are looking for a man who pulled out a knife and tried to rob a woman’s purse in Jackson Heights, but was thwarted.

Politics
• The White House is expected to declassify the Democratic response to the controversial GOP memo on FBI activity.

• Cuomo still won’t answer questions about the Percoco trial, even as a political foe told the governor to “man up.”

Entertainment
• Singer Michelle Branch and her fiancè Patrick Carney are expecting their first child.

• Trouble ahead? Porn star Stormy Daniels warned Kylie Jenner about namingher daughter Stormi.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 Satchel Paige is nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame.  Back in 1947, it was this man who broke baseball’s color barrier and became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues.

• In 1943, actor Joe Pesci is born in Newark, New Jersey.  Being a diversified actor, he played a tough guy in this movie, and a loudmouthed lawyer in this movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News says Rob Porter’s domestic abuse case is another example that only bad publicity shames the White House.

• The Post says America’s military should not have caps in funding, but it deservers oversight as well.

In the Blogs
• A Queens state senator wants to increase penalties for drivers on the road without a valid license.

• A new pizzeria and Italian eatery is coming to Long Island City in the coming weeks.

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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (26-23-6) fell to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.

• The Knicks (23-33) keep tumbling after losing to the Toronto Raptors, 113-88.

• The Knicks and Nets both made moves at the NBA trade deadline. See who else was dealt, including a flurry of moves by the Cavaliers.

Weekend Sports Schedule
Friday
• The Rangers (25-24-5) host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Islanders welcome the Detroit Red Wings to Brooklyn at 7 p.m.
Saturday
• The Nets (19-37) are home against the New Orleans Pelicans at 6 p.m.
Sunday
• The Rangers head to Winnipeg for a 3 p.m. matchup with the Jets.
• The Islanders host the Calgary Flames at 7 p.m.
• The Knicks are in Indiana to face the Pacers at 5 p.m.

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Bruises, Abrasions and Burns: Special Effects Make-Up Class  Sun Feb 11th 12-2pm  Learn the use of tools to create good looking facial distortions…bruises, cuts, abrasions, wounds, sores, bullet holes & burns.  $25  Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria
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Real Estate
• Rental markets in Queens and Brooklyn set a new record for deals with concessions.

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 11th 1:30-3pm  47 Viola Drive, Glen Cove  Luxurious 1 family features 4 BRs, 2.5 bath, garage, huge fenced in backyard, finished basement & pool.  Master BR has a sauna room.  Asking $999,000 Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

OPEN HOUSE – Sun Feb 11th 1-3pm  88-32 74th Avenue, Glendale  One-of-a-kind brick Tudor features large, sunken LR, FDR, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath.  Oak floors throughout, 2 working fireplaces.  Full finished basement, terrace and garage.  Asking $859,000  O’Kane Realty  917-859-9362

• Sold – Woodhaven – A nine-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,250-square-foot house at 85-01 87th Street for $1.1 million. Zillow.

Eating Out
• Eater lists the hottest restaurants in Queens for February 2018.

• Looking for a great happy hour deal in Queens? Check out the menu at DiWine wine bar in Astoria.

Restaurant ABC’s – Corona
Grade A – Mama Catalina Restaurant, 111-20 Roosevelt Ave. – Evidence of mice.
Grade B – Vinicio’s Restaurant, 40-21 108th St. – Food not cooled by approved method, Live roaches.
Grade C – Two Good Rustic House, 51-01 108th St. – Hot food not held above 140 degrees, Food not cooled by approved method, Filth flies, Food not protected from potential contamination.

Events
• East Elmhurst - 9 a.m. – UCCA Legislative/Executive Breakfast. Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd.

Bayside10 a.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik, mayor’s public engagement unit, Department of Finance host joint enrollment event for city’s rent freeze programs. Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expwy.

College Point11:30 a.m. – State Senator Tony Avella, local residents demand city take action on flooding and poor road conditions. 126-24 Powells Cove Blvd.

Woodside6:30 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer attends art show and fundraiser. Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Ave.

Jamaica7:30 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration: “Finding Samuel Lowe”. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue.

Saturday
Flushing9:30 a.m. – Pre-Parade Reception.  St. George Episcopal Church,135-32 38th Avenue
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Parade.  Union Street & 37th Avenue
Flushing - 11 a.m. – Chinese New Year Temple Bazaar.  Flushing Town Hall,137-35 Northern Blvd.
Corona11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street
Flushing1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Arts, Culture & Fun: Make Your Mark with Watercolor.  Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue
Jamaica2 p.m. – Black History Month Celebration: “Henry Brown Box”.  Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Sunnyside2 p.m. – John V. Daniels Jr Post 2813 VFW Meeting.  47-53 43rd Street
Woodhaven6 to 7:30 p.m. – Night Hike (light). Forest Park Visitor’s Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive
Forest Hills7:30 p.m. – An Evening of Romantic Opera and Song.  The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue
Rego Park10 p.m. – Almost Famous performs.  Woodhaven House, 63-98 Woodhaven Blvd.
Sunday
LIC10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – LIC Family Fun Day.  ProHealth Dental, 50-11 Vernon Blvd.
Corona - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Little Makers: Rainbow Science.  NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street
Corona11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Lunar New Year Celebration.  Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th Street
AstoriaNoon to 2 p.m. – Bruises, Abrasions and Burns: Special Effect Make-Up Class. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue
AstoriaNoon to 5 p.m. – Queens Craft Brigade Heartbreakers Market.  Rocco Moretto Post 2348, 31-35 41st Street
Bayside3 p.m. – Lezfiaka Dance Company of Daghestan.  Queensborough Community College, 222-05 56th Avenue
Astoria1 p.m. – Black History Month Storytime.  Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street
Forest Hills - 2 p.m. – Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra.  Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd.

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February 9th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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