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Dancer’s Home Becomes Landmark by Mary Caulfield and Patricia Dorfman

Last Saturday, 65 residents, family, friends, history buffs, former students and dignitaries gathered to unveil a bronze plaque from the National Register of Historic Places at 39-48 46th-Bliss Street. The ceremony recognized the Sunnyside Gardens house as the home of Elizabeth Polk, a pioneer in dance therapy. Polk lived there for over 60 years until her death at 99 in 2001. Polk, her sisters, Lilia and Felicitas, and their families, fled the Nazi invasion of their native Vienna, Austria in 1938. Polk had been a professional dancer and licensed physical education teacher. She flourished in Sunnyside. Mrs. Polk used her European professional dance experience, including ballet en pointe, modern dance, gymnastics and Eurhythmics to invent what she called “body talk.” Dance, she believed, is the international and universal language of movement, and communicates “the speech of the soul.”

Elizabeth (née Sofer) and her husband, Harry Polk, raised one child in Sunnyside, Grace, who lives in Manhattan and works as an international tour guide. Grace accepted with surprise the City Council proclamation given in honor to Elizabeth by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Grace said, “My mother would have loved this!” Former students Lisa Deller, Linda Brickman, and Debbie George, all attended Saturday and fondly remember Elizabeth Polk’s popular dance classes, held in her basement dance studio at 39-48. Debbie George noted, “We were taught to move with poise and confidence.” Debbie George added that as a child, she hurried after school to change into her leotard, knock on the studio door and wait with excitement for it to open. “I will be forever indebted to Mrs. Polk for providing me with the opportunity to dream at a time when one believes all things are possible.” Elizabeth convinced Manhattan’s Lexington School for the Deaf to hire her to use

In Memory Of Rory Staunton, School Field Renamed Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White joined Congressman Joseph Crowley, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilman Daniel Dromm, State Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, mem-

bers of Community Board 3, the Jackson Heights Green Alliance and Jackson Heights Beautification Group, and Rory Staunton’s family and friends to officially rename this park to honor of his memory. “Parks are the heart of community life in neighborhoods across our city, and Jackson Heights is no exception,” said Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. “The community had a vision for adding muchneeded open space to their thriving neighborhood, and in one voice advocated to make that dream a reality. No one exemplified this collaboration better than Rory Staunton. As a student who played on the field every day, he recognized the importance of ensuring that it became a space that the whole neighborhood could enjoy. From now on, every time a New Yorker comes to play on Rory Staunton Field it will be a testament to the spirit of Rory and his passion for his community.” (continued on page 5)

her startlingly effective teaching innovations and she taught for there 13 years. She recorded her own records, which were available commercially. Polk’s success led her to help found the National Dance Teacher’s Guild and the American Dance Therapy Association. (continued on page 4)

Elizabeth Polk in Sunnyside in her late Nineties Photo Courtesy: Grace Polk

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On September 19th, CM Van Bramer, Chair of the New York City Council’s Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, was joined by Dr. Gail Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, faculty and students to announce he has secured $2 million in funding to renovate and modernize the facility. The funding will help enhance the institution’s library and develop an open plan to allow better access for faculty and students. LGA Community College has continued to play a tremendous role in the lives of countless New York City residents for over four decades,” said CM Van Bramer. “With the $2 million in capital funding I have secured we will be able usher the institution’s library into the 21st Century. By investing in LaGuardia’s infrastructure will provide students and faculty with a state-of-the-art facility that will expand the availability of educational resources offered at the library as well as help to enrich research and study programming for thousands of students and fac-

ulty in the decades to come.” With the council member’s financial support, the library’s first floor will go through a major facelift that will enhance the institution’s library and develop an open plan to allow better access for faculty and students. Of the 31,000-square feet total area of the library’s first floor, 17,000-square feet will be overhauled and the remaining space will be upgraded. “With the extraordinary leadership of Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, LaGuardia was able to get much needed funding from the City Council to make dramatic changes to our library making it easier for our students to learn and faculty to do their research,” Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College, said outside the library. “Because of the councilman’s relentless advocacy and support of the College, we can renovate the first floor of the library allowing students, and our community, to have state-ofthe-art research and study facilities on campus.”

When the renovations are completed in the fall of 2016, students will walk through a new beautiful entrance and into a bright, open space where glass on the west and south perimeters will bring in natural light. The new 1,470 SF circulation area will be 30 percent larger than the existing area, while the new 570-square-foot reference and the 770-square-foot periodical areas will also be expanded. To help faculty and students access information, there will be a new 1,600square-foot information commons, a reference area providing printed materials and technology. Students will also be able to study in four new 800-square-foot open study rooms, which never existed, and two new open 1,200 square-foot access computer labs will be added to the existing 750-square-foot lab. There will also be a new 450-squarefoot meeting room. In just under four years, CM Van Bramer has secured over $6 million in funding which have gone toward enhancements of the City University of NY community college.

L.I.C. Business Women Meeting Senator Michael Gianaris addressed a meeting of LIC Business Women and took the opportunity to discuss his work fighting for women’s rights in Albany and to help small businesses thrive in western Queens. Women’s issues took center stage this year as Senator Gianaris and his colleagues in the Senate Democratic Conference fought tirelessly to codify Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda. “One doesn’t have to be a woman to know that fighting for women’s rights is the right thing to do,” Senator Gianaris told the crowd. “I will continue to fight for equal pay for equal work and to protect a woman’s freedom of choice until the fundamental notion of equality between the sexes is enshrined in law.” Speaking about the exciting growth taking place all over Long Island City, Senator Gianaris high-

lighted the need for responsible development. He cited the opening of Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park and new schools like PS/IS 78 and the Academy of Film and TV as examples of infrastructure improvements that must continue to keep pace with residential growth. Sympathizing with small business owners concerned that neighborhood transportation issues were hurting their bottom line, Gianaris discussed his ongoing struggles with the MTA to improve public transportation in the area as western Queens continues to grow. He noted recent improvements on the Q103 and Q102 bus lines and efforts to mitigate the inconvenience of incessant repair work and closures on the 7 train line. Understanding that work remains in improving the 7 train, Senator Gianaris vowed to continue working with local residents and community groups like LIC

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With talent and drive that lasted a lifetime, she influenced public school curriculum and taught over 50 seminars all over the world. She co-founded the National Dance Teachers Guild, and trained dance teachers how to teach dance at Adelphi University. In 1995, Polk received a lifetime achievement award from the American Dance Therapy Association as a “chief pioneer in the dance therapy field.” In 1998, Polk received the Cine Golden Eagle in Washington, DC, for her acting role in “Con Games, Personal Stories” which showed that her more famous sister, actress Lilia Skala, was not the only thespian in the family. Super-bright, witty and always well dressed, Polk remained physically active until six weeks before her death, strolling Sunnyside, working on her creative writing, and providing tea and entertaining fans and friends who visited from all over the world. She was a Christian Scientist and credited her long healthy life to dancing and prayer. Thomas and Mary McKnight are the house’s current owners, and they provided a banquet of refreshments on Saturday. They graciously allowed the plaque to be added to their brick façade, and have continued the history of filling the house with bright energy and high hopes as they raise their eight children there. The McKnight twins, Anna and Bridget, both Irish dancers, assisted Grace with the formal unveiling. Their eldest daughter, Mary, is also a dancer. Soon after they bought the house, her mother, also named Mary, took her to Manhattan to see Libby Skala’s lively onewoman show about Elizabeth, “A Time to Dance.” Pastor Neil Margetson, of Sunnyside Reformed Church, also attended and he

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hosted a well-received and first local performance of the play Saturday evening. Libby Skala, acclaimed actor and playwright, will perform another work, “Lilia!” about her grandmother and Elizabeth’s sister, Lilia Skala, on Saturday, October 26 at Sunnyside Reformed. Margetson announced the church would also screen “Lilies of the Field,” for which Lilia was nominated for an Academy Award, at 7pm on October 5. The second family plaque, for Lilia Skala, will be dedicated Saturday, October 26, rain or shine, at 39-19 49th Street in Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance coordinates with the National Parks Service to add homes of notable past residents to their Register of Historic Places, and this marker follows those for Lewis Mumford, social theorist, Hollywood’s Judy Holiday and jazz legend Biz Beiderbecke. Liz Reynolds notes, “We do this only with help from many, many members of the community.”

Debbie George (top) and Ethel Pilmack, friends and neighbors of Elizabeth. Ethel will turn 103 this year and is still going strong. Photo Credit: Patricia Dorfman

Grace Polk, Elizabeth’s daughter, happily accepts a Proclamation for her mother from Council Member Van Bramer. Photo Credit: Patricia Dorfman

Herb Reynolds with Elizabeth Polk’s grandniece Libby Skala, playwright and actor.

The McKnight family, who now own and live in the home, standing below the new plaque, are a celebration all by themselves! Front row: James, Second row, L-R: Anna, Jack, Patrick, Thomas and Bridget. Third row: George, Mary (mother), and Mary. Back row: Tom (father). Photo Credit: Patricia Dorfman

Pastor Neil Margetson (Sunnyside Reformed Church), Libby Skala and Herb Reynolds (Sunnyside Preservation Alliance). Photo Credit: Rob MacKay

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Basketball Legend Jerry Ingenito

On September 21st, CM Van Bramer, members of the Ingenito Family and local residents honored the life of Jerry Ingenito, who dedicated his career to the youth of Queens, during a street conaming ceremony on 38th Street in Sunnyside. During the commemoration ceremony over 100 attendees celebrated Mr. Ingenito’s, 30-plus year career, in which he coached at Saint Raphael’s Catholic Youth Organization in Sunnyside, Christ the King and Queens College influencing the lives of hundreds of players, including Lamar Odom, Speedy Claxton, Derrick Phelps and Khalid Reeves. Mr. Ingenito has left behind a lasting legacy, which is still recognized today. Recently the Sunnyside/Woodside Boys and Girls Club named a summer basketball league after the late Sunnysider at St. Theresa School in Woodside, the Bruns Summer basketball camp in Garden City offers two scholarships for Sunnyside youth in his honor and he was the founder and director of the Cathedral High School summer camp which also offers a scholarship for Sunnyside youth in his honor.

In Memory Of Rory Staunton “Many parks are named in honor of local civic leaders, who improved their communities and fought for their interests,” said Commissioner White. “Although his life was short, the positive impact of Rory Staunton’s actions was immense, and can be felt by talking to anyone who knew him. The Staunton family was one of the leading voices in the effort to acquire this park, and it is only fitting to honor Rory’s legacy by renaming the park in his memory.” Rory Staunton (1999-2012) was a student at the Garden School, known for his civic responsibility, inspiring leadership and kind heart. The Staunton family was one of the leading voices in support of the effort to turn the Garden School’s athletic field into public parkland, increasing the amount of recreational space in Jackson Heights by more than half an acre. Even at his young age, Rory had a deep interest in improving his community – devising and presenting a plan to eradicate the flooding problems at Sunnyside Gardens by transferring rain water to parts of the park that had no source of irrigation. He was also known for bringing the Special Olympics’ “Spread the Word to End the Word” anti-bullying campaign to his school and neighborhood, for which the Special Olympics’ New York Chapter honored him. In April of 2012, Staunton died of septic shock, only days after scraping his arm while playing basketball. Staunton’s death helped to inspire the New York State Department of Health to implement protocols in all New York hospitals to better identify and treat sepsis, and the creation of the Rory Staunton Foundation to educate the public about this infection, which is usually treatable if quickly diagnosed.

PAGE 5 “Rory was an amazing boy whose civic engagement and understanding went far beyond his years,” said Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx). “Like his parents, Rory was a leader among his peers. This dedication is more than a fitting tribute to the Staunton family and their continued contributions to the Jackson Heights community but, more importantly, it honors the life and memory of Rory Staunton. I hope his spirit will fill this park for generations to come.” “Rory fiercely advocated for this field to become a public park. His dedication gave his father, Ciaran, the energy to push on against all odds to make that vision a reality,” said New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst). “It is fitting to name this field after a young man who was so dedicated to his classmates and community. In the coming months, we will be working with the community to improve this field so it can be an even better asset to our neighborhood.” “The Jackson Heights Green Alliance is delighted that the Garden School field will be named after Rory Staunton,” said the group’s president, Dudley Stewart. “Rory and his family were instrumental in making sure that

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the space became parkland, and we are extremely grateful towards them. Rory’s amazing life was ended far too soon, having this field named after him will ensure he will never be forgotten by us and future generations who will enjoy Jackson Heights’s newest park space.” After a preliminary agreement was reached in 2012, the City officially acquired this field in the beginning of this year. Under an agreement with the Garden School, which formerly owned this property, the school will continue to use the field during school hours for five years. The acquisition was funded with $4 million from Council Member Dromm, $1 million from Borough President Marshall, and $1 million from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Rory Staunton Field will be included in a future renovation, alongside the adjacent Travers Park, with scopes of work to be determined by community listening sessions. The improvements to Travers Park will be funded with $2 million allocated by Council Member Dromm and $600,000 allocated by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, with improvements to Rory Staunton Field funded by an additional $1.1 million allocated by CM Dromm.


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Kick Off Of The “Butcher Paper Dinner”

Farm-To-Table Dinner Party Edible Queens and Brooklyn Grange are launching a series of fun and inventive supper events to be held spring through fall, inviting a diverse group of notable chefs to bring their unique culinary voices to Brooklyn Grange’s rooftop farm, located at 37-18 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, utilizing produce grown there. The series will center around the farm’s massive, reclaimed white oak communal table, covered by butcher paper, a perfect setting for casual but high-quality family-style meals. The chefs will hail from Queens – as well as other locations in New York City – thereby promoting the outstanding culinary resources of Queensborough to a wider audience. All will draw their inspiration from the eclectic diversity and bold flavors of Queens’s signature culinary culture. The rooftop farm on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City is the flagship location and base of operations for Brooklyn Grange, the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the United States. With sites in Queens and Brooklyn, the Grange grows over 40,000 pounds of organically cultivated produce annually, sustainably providing to a variety of restaurants in the area. The fare at Chef Will Horowitz’s Ducks Eatery, located in Manhattan’s East Village, is sometimes referred to as Vietnamese Cajun, sometimes as New Orleans 2047. Horowitz is informed and inspired by his travels through Southeast Asia and his passion for curing and BBQing meat. Favorites at Ducks include the charred head-on shrimp, St. Louis ribs, yakamein (a Cantonese beef noodle soup popular in the Big Easy),

crispy pig ears, pipi kaula (Hawaiian beef jerky), and beignets. For the Butcher Paper Dinner, Chef Horowitz will sling fresh oysters, followed by a bountiful crab boil, piled high along Brooklyn Grange’s enormous table. Guests will enjoy the stunning views of Long Island City and beyond to Manhattan’s skyline as the sun sets. Tunes will be spun throughout the afternoon and evening by celebrated DJ and saxophonist Neal Sugarman, a resident of Sunnyside. Sugarman co-owns Daptone Records, a label specializing in funk and soul sounds. He is featured in the fall 2013 issue of Edible Queens, a special edition focusing on the connections between food and the broader scope of culture. Bedell Cellars, a local North Fork vineyard and winery, is pairing with the seafood feast the 2011 Taste Rosé, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah granted 90 points by James Suckling, and a 2012 Chardonnay. Queens Brewery, an outfit that brews upstate and is located in Long Island City, will serve its signature Queens Lager, dry-hopped three times but possessing a non-bitter, smooth, lager-style finish. The event will be from 3:00 to 6:30 PM. Spots are limited to 65 people, tickets priced by $80, and are expected to sell out quickly. Purchase at http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/. The first Brown Paper Dinner is sponsored by Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Contact: Anne Shisler-Hughes, Edible Queens, ashislerhughes@gmail.com, 646/ 633.1711

Artist Peer Circles: Building Arts and Community Leaders This fall marks the fourth year of Queens Council on the Arts’ Artist Peer Circles (APC)- formerly known as Peer Leadership Circles- which have already offered over 60 artists in Queens the tools and resources they need to become artist leaders in their own lives, communities and beyond. Through small group meetings held over a period of nine months, artists talk about professional challenges, create career strategies, set goals and implement action plans all within a supportive environment. Artists use reflective questioning and active listening techniques to learn how to strengthen their skills as leaders and make a difference in their artistic, geographic, and cultural communities. This year, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, QCA is pleased to announce a new APC group for Socially Engaged Artists, to produce artists whose work extends beyond the traditional arts forum to engage with the public in an open dialogue on culture, identity, politics and art. These artists include: Juanita Lara, Alex White Mazzarella, Priscilla Stadler, Roshani Thakore, Erin Treacy, alongside literary artists Anna Kim, Tim Frederick, Regine Lambert, Vikas Menon, Lloyd Robson, KC Trommer, performing artists Gierre Godley, Karim Muasher, Yukari Osaka, Ella Rosewood, Janet Werther and visual artists Cui Fei, Jack Feldstein, Jesse Lambert, Sandra Mack-Valencia, and Sean Naftel.

• LEGAL NOTICE PROBATE CITATION FILE NO. 2012-4931 SURROGATE’S COURT- QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: Brenda Collins Tonary, Michael Cuomo, Patricia Cuomo, Patrick Cuomo, Augustine Cuomo, and Patricia Cuomo if living and if dead, to his or her heirs at law, next of kin and distribute whose names and places of residence are unknown and if he or she died subsequent to the decedent herein, to his or her executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose name and places of residence are unknown and to all other heirs at law, next of kin and distributees of JEAN CUOMO, the decedent herein, whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot after diligent inquiry be ascertained, to the Public Administrator, County of Queens A Petition having been duly filed by Barbara Dolan who is domiciled at 1605 Pass-A-Grille Way # 14, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York, on the 31st day of October. 2013 at 9:30 A.M. of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of GLORIA CUOMO AKA JEAN CUOMO lately domiciled at 211-01 75 th Avenue, Apt. 2-L, Bayside, New York 11364 admitting to probate a Will dated July 10, 2009 a copy of which is attached, as the Will of GLORIA CUOMO AKA JEAN CUOMO, deceased, relating to real and personal property and directing that Letters Testamentary issue to: Barbara Dolan Sealed Aug. 22,2013 HON. PETER J. KELLY,

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SURROGATE, Margaret M. Gribbon, Chief Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Adam Wilner, 232 Madison Avenue, Suite 909, New York, New York 10016, 212-9532300. 9/20/13, 9/27/13, 10/4/13, 10/11/13 Citation File No. 2012-4005A THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT, TO: NYC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, 180 Water Street, 17 th Floor, New York, NY 10038, NYS Attorney General, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The heirs at law, next of kin, and distributees of CHRISTOPHER ELIJAH FEATHERSTONE, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees and successors in interest whose names are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence, being interested as creditors, legatees, devisees, beneficiaries, distributees, or otherwise of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER FEATHERSTONE A petition having been duly filed by SHALEMA FEATHERSTONE, who is domiciled at 95-20 222 nd Street, Apt. 6D, Queens Village, NY 11429. YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Queens County Surrogate s Court, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435 on the 7 th day of November, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. WHY, there should not be a Decree authorizing SHALEMA FEATHERSTONE as Administratrix 1) To compromise and settle a certain cause of action for conscious pain and suffering of the decedent against the defendants Sidney Barnett and Eddie Barnett and their insurance carrier, GEICO for the sum of $102,000.00, and 2) To

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LEGAL NOTICE • discontinue the action against defendants Sidney Barnett and Eddie Barnett, and 3) Allocating the settlement of $102,000.00 for decedent s conscious pain and suffering, and 4) To discontinue the cause of action for wrongful death and 5) Fix and allow the fee to LOUIS C. FIABANE, ESQ. for legal services, out of the proceeds of this settlement the sum of $33,220.00 and disbursements in the amount of $2,340.00, and 6) To disallow any possible claim of NYC Department of Social Services and giving up the father s share of the Estate, 7) Allocating the balance of the settlement as follows – 100% to petitioner SHALEMA FEATHERSTONE, 8) Modifying the Restrictions in the Limited Letters of Administration heretofore issued to your petitioner on the 5 th day of December, 2012 to permit said compromise, and 9) Dispensing with the filing of a bond, and 10) Judicially settling the account of SHALEMA FEATHERSTONE, as Adminstratrix for this proceeding. Dated, Sep 10 2013 Attested and Sealed, HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate, County of Queens, Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate s Court. Attorney: Louis C. Fiabane, 947 SECOND AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022 (212) 888-8922 Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested. 9/ 20/13, 9/27/13, 10/4/13, 10/11/13

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The Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club Programs 2013-2014 Programs: Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

Who We Serve: Kids From Ages 6-16 Locations & Times: St Teresa’s 6-9pm (Mon-Thurs) PS 199- 6-10pm (Friday) Fee: $25 for the whole school year! Contact: Kenny Medrano 646-715-8779, kenny@swbgc.org The Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club (SWBGC) exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Restaurant Week 2013 Is Served! Queens Restaurant Week 2013 officially kicked off with a festive outdoor ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Sept. 23. Seven local establishments — including the newly launched Queens Brewery — gave away samples to roughly 500 passersby. Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein and Melrose Credit Union Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Robert Nemeroff enjoyed the cuisine and spoke about QRW2013, which actually runs for eight days from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and Oct. 7 to Oct. 10. More than 50 restaurants —

including Bayside’s Tequila Sunrise (Mexican), Uncle Peter’s (European) in Jackson Heights, Haveli (Indian) in Forest Hills, Dazie’s (Italian) in Sunnyside and Astoria’s Christos (steakhouse and Greek) — will participate in QRW2013. Most eateries will offer one threecourse, prix fixe dinner for $28 and lunch for $14. Some establishments will also offer their specials beyond Oct. 10. “Queens Restaurant Week allows diners to enjoy some of the tastiest dishes from around the

world without having to spend a lot or travel very far,” said Borough President Marshall. “Each year this event is a fabulous celebration of the wide variety of dining experiences available in what is the most diverse county in America. I hope as many people as possible take advantage of Queens Restaurant Week and partake of our borough’s outstanding cuisine.”

Albert Pennisi Esq. from Pennisi, Daniels & Norelli LLP will be making a presentation

A list of participating restaurants is at www.itsinqueens.com/ restaurantweek/Queens.

Open Houses On The Affordable Care Act To help small business owners gain a better understanding of the Affordable Care Act and how to enroll for health insurance, LaGuardia Community College will be providing free group presentations this fall. A trained advisor from the College’s Small Business Assistance Program, an initiative from the Community Service Society, will cover such topics as insurance options, costs, tax credits, enrollment and dispute resolution.

The remaining sessions will be held on: -September 30, October 8, October 15, October 29 The open houses will be held in LaGuardia’s B-building at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), room B-A02, at 30-20 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP by calling (718) 482-5493

Outdoor Flea Market Sunday, October 6th 9am-3pm (Indoors, in case of rain)

St. Raphael’s Church 35-20 Greenpoint Ave. (at the LIE), LIC For info: phone 718-729-8957.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

Launch Party For Sunnyside Map Sunnyside is finally on the map! Two Sunnyside organizations, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, have partnered with LaGuardia Community College to create a map of Sunnyside, which will publicize the neighborhood to visitors and new residents.

The finished map will be unveiled at a launch party in Sunnyside on Wednesday, October 2nd at Bar 43 (43-06 43rd St) from 5:30-7pm The Sunnyside map is the product of a design competition among students at LaGuardia Community College, and contains the winning artwork from LaGuardia student Carmen Zhu. This summer, the map artwork was combined with a business directory and advertisements from local Sunnyside businesses. The map will be distributed at hotels in nearby Long Island City, local real estate offices and community events in an effort to draw newcomers and orient new residents to the neighborhood. The launch party is open to the public and appetizers will be provided. “This map is a great reflection of our thriving local business community,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. “We are looking forward to having such an exciting document to be able to distribute to visitors.” Swain Weiner, president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce said: “Sunnyside’s businesses are some of the best in New York City— and I’m very happy to say that the design of this map is an accurate representation of the beauty, energy, and warmth of the neighborhood. We’re proud of the collaboration behind this project, and of this opportunity to showcase some of Sunnyside’s finest establishments.”

Concert To Raise Funds For Queens Kids Spend Saturday night with friends and neighbors at an Oldies Concert in support of local children’s programs. The Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside, in conjunction with Sunnyside Community Services (SCS), is hosting an Oldies Night concert at SCS on Saturday, September 28, from 6:30-10:3o p.m. Tony K. & Boardwalk will perform music from the 50s and 60s. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. The price includes pasta supper and soft drinks. Proceeds will help support the many local programs for children of all ages sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside and SCS. SCS is located at 43-31 39th Street. For information and tickets, please contact sunnysidekiwanis@gmail.com or call (718) 729-7634.

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