Posted in Events | June 4, 2018
He did such a wonderful job last year, we’re excited to welcome back the one and only Torae as host and MC for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands!Born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Torae’s career has spanned several parts of the hip hop industry: he’s been a rapper,…
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Posted in Events | July 7, 2016
For the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands, we’re welcoming back last year’s crowd favorites, Global Warming. Global Warming started out in 2012 at Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, Queens. Though it began as a fun side project, they were soon overwhelmed by demand for…
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Posted in Events | June 28, 2016
Next up in Battle of the Bands Spotlights, we’ve got Noise on 93rd. Getting their start in a basement located in Queens Village, Noise on 93rd have honed a unique sound, taking inspiration from the very best of boundary-pushing '90s alternative rock, the melodies of indie pop,…
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Posted in Books | October 5, 2015
This past June, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz swore in Astoria resident and Queens native Maria Lisella as the new Queens Poet Laureate. Maria will be joining us at Central Library on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. for our Open Mic for Poets.Maria Lisella is the sixth…
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Posted in Events | June 26, 2015
by Maggie Schreiner, Outreach Coordinator, Queens MemoryMany items that can help add to the history of Queens are sitting forgotten in apartments and basements all over our borough, potentially being damaged by poor storage conditions. Over the past three years, the Queens…
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