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PAGE 4                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                    THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024

                                                                                                  QBP Richards Announces 2024 Class
                                                                                                     Of Community Board Appointees

                                                                                                    (Continued from page 3)  Marcia Francis, Glenn Greenidge,
                                                                                                                             Nurul Haque, Frankco Harris,
                                                                                                     Community Board 9 (Rich-  Crystal Isaac, Khondokar Islam,
                                                                                                mond Hill, Woodhaven, Kew  Audrey Lee Jacobs, Leonard
                                                                                                Gardens, Ozone Park): Inderpaul  Jacobs, Sharmayne Jenkins, Ch-
              It’s In Queens!                                                                   Ahluwalia, Sherry Algredo, Dulal  antel Johnson, Bernadette Lo-
                                                                                                Bhattacharjee, Kamal Bhuiyan,  gan, Benjulkys Martinez, Akther
           (April 12 to April 18)                                                               Visnoonand Bisram, Swapan  Rahman, Jean Randolph-Castro,
                                                                                                Chakraborty, Rick Chetram,  Fitzroy Searles, Amit Shivprasad,
             Tax Day is never fun in the                                                        Daniel Chu, Marylin Custodio,  Christopher Smith, Toni Totten,
        United States. Luckily, Queens                                                          Steve Esposito, Alicia Hassin,  Linette Townsley, Khari White,
        softens the blow with a huge trivia                                                     Orazio Iaboni, Carmella Isabella,  Andrew Wilkins, Jeanette Wilson
        contest, cherry blossoms, a Pet                                                         Christian Orellana, Jonathan  and Patricia Wooden.
        Day celebration, Mexican dance,                                                         Rodriguez, Regina Santoro, Him-       Community Board 13 (Queens
        macrame, and brisket.                                                                   mat Singh, Jarnail Singh, Mohin-  Village, Glen Oaks, New Hyde
        •    April 12, Panorama Challenge,                                                      der Singh, Alexandria Sumpter-  Park, Bellerose, Cambria Heights,
        6 pm. This annual trivia contest                                                        Delves and Stacey Yearwood.  Laurelton, Rosedale, Floral Park,
        is about all things NYC. Via a                                                               Community Board 10 (Ozone  Springfield Gardens, Bellaire):
        massive game board, teams of                                                            Park, South Ozone Park, Howard  Angela Augugliaro, Corey Bear-
        10 players (or so) answer ques-                                                         Beach, South Richmond Hill):  ak, Loleta Beckett-Nicholson,
        tions and maybe some musical        FTH                                                 Sonnya Acuqui, Luis Amorim,  Sheila Beverly-Skinner, John
        hints. Two divisions: Panorama                                                          James J. Caruso, Brina Ciaramel-  Boyd, Ella Caynes, Latanya Col-
        Challengers and Panorama Pros.                                                          la, Anthony S. Cosentino, Frank  lins, Sequoyah Douglas, Charles
        Queens Museum, NYC Building,                                                            Dardani, Anoop Dhanpat, Irene  Farruggia, Lorraine Gittens-
        Flushing Meadows Corona Park.                                                           Dimoh,  Karen  Edwards,  Edna  Bridges, Robert Glover, Vernal
        •    April 12, Three Nights of                                                          Fraylon, Peter Granickas, Frank  Holder, Leonard Hookum, Mi-
        Dance, April 14. The monthly                                                            P. Gulluscio, Gary Hewitt, An-  chael Mallia, Sophia Mighty,
        Take Root program presents                                                              thony Hill, Romeo Hitlall, Pierre  Kangela Moore, Laura Morand,
        David Appel, Mar Undag, and                                                             Kishun, Dorothy Mitchell, Fazlur-  Michael  O’Keeffe,  Cinnamon
        Elliott Keller on April 12 + April                                                      rahman Mohamed, Rohan Narine,  Paltoo, David Pecoraro, Nagassar
        13 at 8 pm. Then, the monthly                                                           Jose A. Quijano, Amar Rajnauth,  Ramgarib, Anup Ramnauth and
        Fertile Ground program promotes                                                         Amanda Sancler, Nellie Santiago,  Ashok Satkalmi.
        emerging talent on April 14 at 7                                                        Asheley Siewnarine, Jody Stahl,       Community Board 14 (Rocka-
        pm. Green Space, 37-24 24th St.,                                                        Ashley Vital and Linda Walker.  way Point, Breezy Point, Rox-
        Ste. 211, Long Island City.                                                                  Community Board 11 (Bayside,  bury, Neponsit, Belle Harbor,
        •    April 13, Queens Night Mar-                                                        Auburndale, Oakland Gardens,  Rockaway Park, Seaside, Broad
        ket Sneak Preview, April 20. The                                                        Little Neck, Douglaston, East  Channel, Hammels, Sommerville,
        market, which was just honored                                                          Flushing, Hollis Hills): Adriana  Edgemere,  Arverne,  Bayswa-
        as the country’s Best City Food                                                         Aviles, Lana Bind, Sharon Chin,  ter, Wavecrest, Far Rockaway,
        Festival by USA Today, opens                                 Calpulli.CincodeMayo       Victor Dadras, C. Omarr Evans,  Rockaway Beach): Brittny Chong,
        to a limited crowd with limited                                                         Leanne Michelle Fields, Albert  Amber Clinkscales, Jack Epter,
        vendors on both nights from 4 pm   Fargo, 5 pm. After a screening  •    April 16, LIC Partnership’s An-  Galatan, Joan Garippa, Rosema-  Maria Foreman, Wayne-Neisha
        to midnight. It opens for the entire   of this film, composer Carter  nual Real Estate Breakfast, 8 am.   rie Guidice, George Hadjicon-  Fowles, Menashe Friedman, Jose-
        six-month season on April 27. The   Burwell discusses his work with  Leaders in the real estate, finance,   stantinou, Laura James, Mohan  phine Gonzalez, Avionne Gumbs-
        vicinity of 47th Avenue and 111th   the Coen Brothers and his career  and civic communities gather to   Jethwani, Karen Mazza, Kenneth  Cummings, Dave B. Heffernan,
        Street behind the New York Hall   with moderator and series curator  learn about current projects in   O’Keefe, Stephen Pivawer, Gun-  Betty Leon, Annette Lord Cohen,
        of Science, Flushing Meadows   David Schwartz. Museum of the  Western Queens. Brewster LIC   jan Rastogi, Ralph Ruiz, Amesh  Sonia Moise, Helen Montero, Zina
        Corona Park.                 Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave.,  Conference Center, 41-21 27th St.,   Sarecha, Jyothi SriRam, John Sul-  Moratti, Josmary Ochoa-Cruz,
        •    April 13, I Woof You National   Astoria’s Kaufman Arts District.  Long Island City.  livan, Eileen Taylor, Sam Wong,  Dolores Orr, Harold Paez, Shannel
        Pet Day Celebration, 1 pm. Event   •    April 14, Spring Cherry Blos-  •    April 17, Brisket King NYC, 5   Jiao (Athena) Wu and Mina Youn.  Parker, Eric Rasmussen, Vernell
        includes drinks, light bites, pup-  som Walk, 10 am. Spring has  pm. This walk-around, sampling        Community Board 12 (Jamaica,  Robinson, David Shelborne, Nich-
        tizers. and a panel discussion on   sprung. Enjoy scenic views and  event features  more  than  two   South Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans,  ole Smith, Christopher Tedesco
        pet health. Château le Woof, 31-01   learn about the variety of iconic  dozen chefs from around the coun-  South Ozone Park, Addesleigh  and Jose Velez.
        Vernon Blvd., Long Island City.  flowering cherry trees in Flush-  try showing off their smokehouse   Park, Springfield Gardens): So-       Follow the Office of the Queens
        •    April 13, Macrame Workshop   ing Meadows Corona Park. Meet  talents and sharing the flavors of   phia Abel, Pamela Bluford, Jac-  Borough President via @QnsBP-
        with Rhiannon Platt, 2 pm. Stu-  at the Unisphere.         Mexico, Texas, Jamaica, Thai-  queline Boyce, Maxine Brannon,  Richards on X (formerly Twitter)
        dents create a classic plant hanger,   •    April 14, Queens Symphony  land, Korea, and the Dominican   Kenny Carter, Manuel Caughman,  and @QueensBPRichards on
        specialized to fit one of their   Wind Ensemble, 3 pm. Entitled  Republic. Pig Beach Astoria, 35-  Jennifer Delatour, Jonnel Doris,  Facebook and Instagram
        favorite plants or pots. They also   “Serenades for Winds,” this pro-  37 36th St.
        learn the lark’s head, half square,   gram includes Dvorak’s “Ser-  •    April 17, Blooms at Queens   Pheffer Amato Thanked By Transit
        square, and half square spiral   enade” and Mozart’s “Gran Par-  Farm, May 19. This immersive ag-
        macrame knots. Queens Botanical   tita.” Queens College’s LeFrak  ricultural experience takes place   Employees For Honoring Their Work
        Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.  Concert Hall, 153-49 Reeves Ave.,  in a sprawling field of more than
        •    April 13, Evolution: Artist   Flushing.               70,000 U-pick tulips in a variety   (Continued from page 3)  for the first time in history. I want
        Talk, 5 pm. Meet contributors to   •    April 14, The Middle: Growing  of vibrant colors. Seasonal photo             to extend my heartfelt thanks to
        the Evolution Group exhibition   Up in Flushing, 2:30 pm. Rivkah  ops and pick-your-own bouquets.  ing,” said the Assemblywoman.  Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer
        and mingle with JCAL Fellows   Lapidus discusses her delightful  Queens County Farm Museum,  She continued, “From subway  Amato for her unwavering sup-
        as they share their experiences,   memoir on her Flushing child-  73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen  conductors to bus drivers, along  port in making this day a reality.
        inspirations, and insights. Jamaica   hood. Queens Historical Society,  Oaks.           with mechanics, dispatchers,  It’s long overdue recognition of
        Center for Arts & Learning, 161-  Kingsland  Homestead,  143-35  •    April 17, Poets of Queens,  custodial staff, and everyone  the essential role transit workers
        04 Jamaica Ave.              37th Ave., Flushing.          7:30 pm. Original poetry readings  who is part of the transit family  play in our city. This milestone
        •    April 14, The Suits, 3 pm.   •    April 14, Songkran, 10 am.  by Safia Jama, Richard Jeffrey  - there is now a special day for  not only celebrates our contri-
        Four gentlemen. Four genres.   This celebration of the Buddhist  Newman,  Lynne  Shapiro,  and  you and all of us thank you for  butions but also solidifies our
        Four decades. The Suits are com-  New Year includes offerings to  Tara Skurtu. QED Astoria, 27-16  your work.”       permanence as indispensable
        prised of four dynamic gentlemen   the  monks,  a  communal  feast  23rd Ave.                TWU International President  members of this great city,” said
        performing  four genres of hit   with local Thai cooks, live mu-  •    April 17, Procurement Fair,  John Samuelsen said, “Members  TWU Local 100 President Rich-
        music from the 1950s through   sic, and a beauty contest at noon.  noon + 6 pm. Two sessions dur-  of The Transport Workers Union  ard Davis.
        the 1980s: Motown, Doo Wop,   Little Thailand Way, a stretch of  ing which businesses pitch their  toil night and day, above and be-       “Public transit makes New
        Pop, and Rock. Queensborough   Woodside Avenue between 77th  products and services to RW  low ground, so millions of daily  York  thrive  and  drives  New
        Performing Arts Center, 222-05   Street and 76th Street.   executives and other companies.  riders can get where they need to  Yorkers forward. Public buses
        56th Ave., Bayside.          •    April 14, The Story of Cinco  Resorts World New York City,  go.  We do it proudly. But these  continue to operate, through rain,
        •    April 14, New York Arab Festi-  de Mayo, April 15. Calpulli Mexi-  110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone  jobs are often difficult, stressful,  snow, sunshine, and pandemics,
        val 2024 Shorts Program, 1:30 pm.   can Dance Company retells the  Park.                dangerous, and thankless. So, it’s   making sure that all New York-
        An afternoon of contemporary   Mexican military victory over the  •    April 18, Forgotten NY with  great to see Transit Employee  ers arrive safely when and where
        Arab short films – everything   invading French army with edu-  Kevin Walsh, 7 pm. Historian  Appreciation Day added to the  they need to be. Public transit
        from magical realism to political   cational narration, folkloric and  and author Kevin Walsh com-  calendar. This recognition is well  employees deserve recognition
        critiques -- as part of the 2024   Indigenous dance, live music, and  memorates the 25th anniversary  deserved, and we thank Assem-  for their tireless efforts on behalf
        New York Arab Festival. Museum   elaborate costumes. Shows are on  of his website,,  blywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato  of all New Yorkers, and we thank
        of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th   April 14 at 2 pm and April 15 at  with a presentation on the history  for making it happen.”  Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato
        Ave., Astoria’s Kaufman Arts   10:30 am. LaGuardia Performing  of Bayside. Bayside Historical       “This year marks a significant  for doing that.” Luis Alazate,
        District.                    Arts Center, 31-10 Thomson Ave.,  Society, The Castle, 208 Totten  milestone as we celebrated Tran-  President, Amalgamated Transit
        •    April 14, Carter Burwell on   Long Island City.       Ave., Fort Totten.           sit Employee Appreciation Day  Union Local 1056.
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