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PAGE 4                                                     THE QUEENS TIMES                                     THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2024

                                                                                                   The New York Department of States
                                                                                                     Division of Consumer Protection
                                                                                                 Warns Consumers of Data Privacy And

                                                                                                  Financial Risks With Online Gaming

                                                                                                    (Continued from page 3)  •    Restrictions on in-game pur-
                                                                                                                             chases: Most gaming systems al-
              It’s In Queens!                                                                   trols for popular gaming consoles  low users to require a password in
           (July 19 to July 25)                                                                 and devices at.              order to make in-game purchases.
                                                                                                •    These controls can include  •    Monitor your child’s in-game
        Yes, there’s air conditioning in-                                                       features like:               spending habits: Children can be
        doors, but this week is bursting at                                                     •    Game rating restrictions: This  especially vulnerable to tactics
        the seams with outdoor activities.                                                      limits the games which children  gaming companies use to encour-
        Dance parties, a cookie launch, a                                                       can access to games with age-  age more spending. Since manag-
        dog run (or walk), history tours,                                                       appropriate ratings.         ing video game currency is the
        Italian music, and movies are                                                           •    Managing internet access: This  first experience many children
        only a few of the options.                                                              can include muting or disabling  may have with making financial
                                                                                                online chatrooms and allowing  choices, they can also provide
        •    July 19, Warm Up 2024, 4 pm.                                                       parents to approve their child’s  great learning opportunities about
        Now in its 26th season, Warm Up                                                         online friend lists. Some systems  earning, saving and managing
        presents live DJ sets and shows                                                         also allow parents to disable inter-  currency.
        on a stage designed by Stewart                                                          net access overall.          •    Talk to your child: Parental
        Uoo.  This  night’s  lineup  rocks                                                      •    Time Limits: This allows  controls are valuable tools, but
                                                                                                parents to limit the days, times  the most important way to make
        with Nick León b2b DJ Python;                                                           and length of time their child can  sure your child has safe, healthy
        Suero and Worldwide Unlimited,                                                          game.                        video game habits is having con-
        Incienso; Miami and New York                                                            •    Multiple Profiles: Creating  versations to set expectations,
        Safety Trance; Club Romántico;                                                          multiple profiles can allow parents  learn about what games they’re
        Caracas Lolina; Relaxin Records;                          JCALFlamencoTaller            to set parental controls for chil-  playing and who they play with
        London FITNESSS; Los Angeles.                                                           dren’s profiles while maintaining  and explain the importance of
        MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave.,  •    July 20, Cameron A. Granger:  Afro-Funk dance party in town,  free access on their own profiles.  online safety.
        Long Island City.            9999, 2 pm. Artists Cameron A.  featuring Kaleta, whose guitar
        •    July 19, Hoosiers, 8:25 pm.  Granger and Yvonne Chireau  chops earned him decades of tour-  Attorney General James Announces
        An outdoor screening of a 1996  talk about Black belief systems  ing and recording with the likes of   Takedown Of Ghost Gun Trafficking
        film about a disgraced basketball  explored in Granger’s display-  Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and
        coach who takes a job at a small  ing exhibition. Queens Museum,  Lauryn Hill. Gantry Plaza State    Operation In Queens
        Indiana high school and then leads  NYC Building, Flushing Mead-  Park, Long Island City.
        the squad on an improbable run  ows Corona Park.           •    July 24, Drink & Draw with   Defendants Bought Firearms  purchase operations, covert video
        for a state championship. Rufus  •    July 20, Powder Horn Proj-  a Live Model, 7:30 pm. A social   from Indiana and Long Island,  surveillance, social media moni-
        King Park, Jamaica Avenue at  ect, 1 pm. Make paper powder  art event with a focus on figure   Sold Them at Queens Playground  toring, and analysis of financial
        153rd Street.                horns during this workshop. The  drawing from a live model. Model   and Mall            and telephone records.
        •    July 20, Darryl Makes Cookies,  Continental Congress declared  poses range from 30 seconds to   AG’s Investigation Recovers 86       The investigation began in late
        5 pm. Run-D.M.C. member Darryl  independence from Great Britain  15 minutes. No need to be a pro,   Firearms, Including 55 Ghost  2023 and focused on the activi-
        McDaniels introduces and signs  on July 4, 1776, leading to the  stick figures and hand-turkeys are   Guns           ties of Satveer Saini and his as-
                                                                                                                             sociates, Mateo Castro-Agudelo,
        bags of his chocolate chip brand.  Revolutionary War. Rufus King  welcome. QED, 27-16 23rd Ave.,        New York Attorney General Le-  Hargeny Fernandez-Gonzalez,
        Queens Night Market, behind New  fought from 1777 to 1780. Soldiers  Astoria.           titia James announced a 625-count  Adam Youssef Senhaji-Rivas, and
        York Hall of Science, Flushing  like him carried powder horns  •    July 24, Italian Nights 2024,   indictment charging five indi-  Milanjit Sidhu.
        Meadows Corona Park.         and muskets that they decorated.  7 pm. Teo Ricciardella and his   viduals for their involvement in       Saini, Fernandez-Gonzalez, and
        •    July 20, Dog Days of Sum-  King  Manor  Museum, 150-03  tenor voice return with classic and  a gun trafficking operation that  Senhaji-Rivas paid over $27,000
        mer, 9 am. Owners and their dogs  Jamaica Ave.             popular songs as part of this free  sold dozens of ghost guns, assault  to purchase firearms from Indi-
        participate in a 2.5-mile run/walk  •    July 21, DMC & Friends, 5  summer series. Athens Square  weapons, high-capacity maga-  ana, which has less restrictive
        with gifts and treats at the end.  pm. Run-D.M.C. member Darryl  Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue,  zines, and hundreds of rounds  gun laws than New York. Early
        This is a citywide event at such  McDaniels and Yonkers rapper  Astoria.                of ammunition in Queens, New  in the investigation, Saini and
        venues as Astoria Park, Crocheron  Jadakiss host a night of Hip Hop  •    July 24, Flamenco Latino  York.  An  investigation  led  by  Castro-Agudelo were driving
        Park (Bayside), and Highland Park  as part of Capital One City Parks  Dance Workshop, 7 pm. Aurora  the Office of the Attorney Gen-  from Indianapolis to Queens with
        (Brooklyn/Queens border).    Foundation SummerStage in part-  Reyes and Paige Stewart teach the  eral’s (OAG) Organized Crime  weapons purchased in Indiana
        •    July 20, Flushing Freedom  nership with Borough President  passionate rhythms and intricate   Task Force (OCTF) recovered  when they were stopped for speed-
        Mile Walking Tour, 11:30 am. A  Donovan Richards Jr. Vicinity of  footwork of Flamenco. Jamaica   86 firearms – including 55 ghost  ing by the Ohio State Highway
        morning stroll through historic  Grand Central Parkway between  Center for Arts & Learning, 161-  guns and 25 assault weapons –  Patrol in Medina County, Ohio.
        Flushing with Queens Histori-  111th Street and College Point  04 Jamaica Ave.          along with over 90 high-capacity  The stop recovered nine unloaded
        cal Society board member and  Boulevard, Flushing Meadows  •    July 25, Salcedo’s Latin Soul, 7   magazines and hundreds of rounds  serialized handguns from inside
        tour guide Hermit Wang. Meet  Corona Park.                 pm. This band’s high-energy tunes   of ammunition. The individuals  Saini’s rental car. From this point
        at Kingsland Homestead, 143-35  •        July  21,  Black  Rio!  Black  feature vibrant horns, dynamic   involved in the operation trans-  on, Fernandez-Gonzalez began
        37th Ave., Flushing.         Power!, 1 pm. This documentary  drums, and captivating vocals.   ported 3D-printed  ghost  guns  paying Sidhu to drive weapons
        •    July 20 Wonka, 8:30-ish pm. A  explores soul music in 1970s Rio  They’re sure to get the crowd   assembled in Nassau County and  from Indianapolis to Queens.
                                                                                                serialized firearms purchased in       Fernandez-Gonzalez also
        free outdoor screening of a 2023  de Janeiro, where dance events  dancing. The first 100 attendees   Indiana into Queens, where they  bought 3D-printed ghost guns in
        film about a chocolate empire  became crucial spaces for the  receive a newly printed Queens   were stored and sold.   Nassau County and brought them
        starring Timothee Chalamet.  political affirmation and resis-  Jazz Trail Map. Travers Park, 34th        “When gun traffickers flood  to Queens for other members of
        Hunter’s Point South Park, Long  tance of the young black com-  Avenue and 77th Street, Jackson   neighborhoods with untraceable  the trafficking ring to sell. Saini,
        Island City.                 munity. Museum of the Moving  Heights.                     firearms, they fuel violence that  Castro-Agudelo, and Senhaji-
        •    July 20, Bambi, July 27. This  Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s  •    July 25, Yesterday & Today, 7  tears  communities apart,” said  Rivas all sold trafficked firearms,
        1942 Disney animation follows  Kaufman Arts District.      pm. The Free Summer Concerts  Attorney General James. “This  high-capacity magazines, and
        a fawn named Bambi and young  •    July 21, Curator’s Tour, 11:30  in the Park series, presented by  investigation successfully stopped  ammunition during the course of
        friends Thumper (rabbit), and  am. Noguchi Curator Kate Wie-  the Northern Woodside Coalition  a dangerous gun trafficking op-  the investigation.
        Flower (skunk) as they have fun as  ner leads a tour of the Toshiko  and Goliard Concerts, continues  eration by removing dozens of  Saini sold these firearms in vari-
        children, fall in love as adults, and  Takaezu: Worlds Within exhibi-  with a night of Beatles covers. Sgt.  ghost guns and assault weapons  ous locations in Queens, including
        face the dangers and heartache of  tion. Advance registration is not  Collins Triangle, Broadway and  from our streets. I will continue  at the Louis C. Moser Playground
        living. Screenings on July 20 at 1  required. Meet on the second floor  59th Street, Woodside.  to use every available resource to  in Jackson Heights on a weekday
        pm, July 26 at 4 pm, and July 27 at  in Area 11. The Noguchi Museum,  •    July 25, Men of Soul, 7:30 pm.   stop illegal gun trafficking and  afternoon, and in the parking lot
        12:30 pm. Museum of the Moving  09-1 33rd Rd., Long Island City.  Central Astoria LDC’s Summer   protect our communities from the  of the Queens Center Mall in
        Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria’s  •    July 21, Sebastian Cruz Quar-  Concert series continues with a   dangers of gun violence. I thank  Elmhurst.
        Kaufman Arts District.       tet, 6 pm. The Jackson Heights  night of Soul music. Astoria Park   our partners in this investigation       Castro-Agudelo and Fernan-
        •    July 20, Movie Night: Foot-  Beautification Group’s Summer  Great Lawn, near Astoria Pool.  for their diligent work to keep New  dez-Gonzalez used a garage in
        loose, 7 pm. An outdoor screening  Sundays program continues with  •    July 25, Parrot Beach, 7:30   Yorkers safe.”   Elmhurst to store weapons, at one
        of this 1984 Kevin Bacon classic  Colombian Rock Fusion. Trav-  pm. This group performs hits        The takedown was the result  point hiding twelve firearms –
        about a newcomer to a small town  ers Park at 78th Street and 34th  by Jimmy Buffet as part of the   of a joint investigation between  including seven ghost guns – and
                                                                                                OCTF, Homeland Security In-
                                                                                                                             numerous high-capacity maga-
        where dancing is illegal. Swing  Avenue.                   Forest Park Summer Concert Se-  vestigations (HSI) New York, and  zines inside a guitar case in the
        and Ballroom class beforehand.  •    July 23, Super Yamba Band,  ries. George Seuffert Bandshell,   the New York City Police Depart-  garage. Castro-Agudelo used the
        Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50  7 pm. The Live at the Gantries  Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest   ment (NYPD). The investigation
        Main St., Flushing.          series continues with the hottest  Park Drive, Forest Park.  included controlled firearms    (Continued on page 8)
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