QCH to host NYFE dance competition

Bboy Flyer Jan 2018

This Saturday, Queens Community House will host the New York Floors Extreme (N.Y.F.E.) Dance Cypher at their Forest Hills Community Center. The competition, presented by Jaze-Art Remote, Chenzo, and The Breaks Kru, will draw participants from all over the city and the surrounding areas. It’s open to the public.

Participants will compete in breaking, house, popping and locking battles, with winners taking home $200 cash prize in each category. Judges include WaAak, Jiggz, Kid Glyde, Adesola, Stretch, Soo Missy Boogaloo, Cebo, Kim Holmes, Jaze-Art Remote and Fire Lock. DJs present include Chenzo, A1 Supreme and Jaze-Art Remote.

The NYFE Dance Center competition is expected to draw 100-200 competitors and spectators.

While admission is free, competitors must pay $15 to battle. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The top 8 will compete at 6 p.m.

Many of the local break dancers, or b-boys and girls, train at the Queens Community House’s open practices on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday nights.

The Forest Hills Community Center is located within the Queens Community House at 108-25 62nd Drive in Forest Hills.


LIJ Forest Hills Post Partum Unit Opens to Focus on Families/Babies

On Tuesday morning, January 16,  nearly 150 celebrated the opening of a 3rd floor PostPartum unit at LIJ Hospital on 66 Rd.

According to Nadine Simmons, director of the unit, the hospital delivered 1996 babies last year and the hospital is putting an emphasis on being ‘top-notch’ at care. They recently received the coveted ‘baby-friendly’ designation.

All smiles from the staff at Long Island Jewish Forest hills Post-Partum Unit Ribbon Cutting as staffers celebrate the opening

All smiles from the staff at Long Island Jewish Forest hills Post-Partum Unit Ribbon Cutting as staffers celebrate the opening

Pictured here are a few of the proud staff members of the 3rd floor unit.

“We love our mothers and babies,” said Nadine. “Getting 80% of our mothers to breast feed is a goal of ours here at LIJ.”

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Central Queens Y Winter Blood Drive

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The Central Queens Y at 67-09 108th St, is proud to partner with New York Blood Center for a Winter Blood Drive, on Monday, January 15, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds or more and be 16 years (with parental consent) or older, and no older than 75. No new tattoos for the past 12 months. Please bring a photo ID.

For an appointment, please call (718) 268-5011. Walk-ins are welcome!

For questions concerning medical eligibility visit http://www.nybc.org.


Musica Reginae to start free concert series for children

Community Concert

Musica Reginae is starting a free concert series for children starting on Saturday, January 20.
“Stories through Music & Song” will explore the many ways stories have been told through music and is geared towards both children and adults.
Teaching Artist pianists Beata Moon and Barbara Podgurski, along with special guest singer Ashley Renee Watkins, will present a free, interactive, hour-long concert on January 20th, starting at 11 a.m. in The Church-in-the-Gardens.
The January 20th concert will be the first of four concerts in MRP’s new FREE series for children. The other dates are March 17, April 14 and May 5. Venues vary and will be announced prior to each concert.
“This concert will be fun for kids” said organizers in an email, adding, the concerts “will also prepare them if they would like to attend the Opera and Song concert with singers from The Metropolitan Opera that MRP will present in February on its evening concert series.”
The Church-in-the-Gardens is located at 50 Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills Gardens. Are you planning on attending?


Upcoming workshop for Queens Blvd bike lanes

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There will be an upcoming community Safety Improvements Workshop regarding bike lanes on Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Boulevard and Union Turnpike. The public workshop will take place on January 23 at the Queens Borough Hall Helen Marshall Cultural Center from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The workshop will focus on street safety concerns, street design solutions, brainstorming and community feedback.