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Mayor de Blasio will be running the city out of Queens next week during ‘City Hall in Your Borough’

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his deputy mayors, and senior officials will run the city from Queens Boulevard Monday through Friday to get a closer feel for the needs of Queens residents and focus on the borough’s citizens and their concerns. “We’re delighted to bring back City Hall in Your Borough…...

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Queens Senior Centers Get $100K In State Funding

ELMHURST, QUEENS — Two Queens senior centers will receive a combined $100,000 to employ additional staff and offer more activities to the elderly populations they serve, state lawmakers announced Wednesday. Elmhurst Senior Center and Elmcor Senior Center in East Elmhurst were each granted $50,000 in state funding to provide “services…...

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Jarrett Allen goes Thanksgiving shopping for 25 Queens kids … and himself

Jarrett Allen, 6’11” NBA center, is barely 19-years-old. However, the rookie drafted by the Nets in the first round of this year’s NBA Draft is already leaving his imprint on those younger than him in the New York City community. Back in September, Allen gave out free haircuts in Brooklyn, and on Monday…...

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Queens Interagency Council On Aging – Salute To Senior Service Volunteers

QUEENS INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON AGING HONORS THIRTY SENIOR VOLUNTEERS Kew Gardens, New York, April 25, 2017 — The Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) honored thirty senior volunteers at its annual Salute to Senior Service Volunteers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens,…...

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NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Launches NYC WELL

New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray was joined more than a dozen mental health leaders and elected officials at a press conference on Monday, October 24 held at Elmcor, a community support center in Corona, Queens to unveil a bold citywide initiative that provides a 24/7/365 connection to free, confidential mental…...

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Star Network honors ‘Power Women’ in Queens

The most influential businesswomen and community leaders in Queens were honored Tuesday night at Star Network’s “Queens Power Women in Business” gala at Terrace on the Park. With close to 700 people in attendance, this year marked the 14th year of recognizing some of the most prominent women in business. Read more...

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Build Your Legacy – FISLL

The F.I.S.L.L. program created and led by Allan Houston collaborated with the Queens Borough President to conduct a Workshop/Clinic at the Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, that focused on character building, goal setting, developing healthy mentor/mentee relationships and the fundamentals of basketball....

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Art Connects New York

” Elmcor has a new art installation provided by Arts Connect through curator Carolina Peñafiel and artists Nathan Catlin, Renzo Ortega, Shellyne Rodriguez and LJ Ruell who have created large-scale, site-specific murals while artists John Baber, Orestes Gonzales, and Quennina Wright bring a different perspective to Who We Are exhibit on a more intimate scale through photography, paintings, and collage. These portrayals of everyday people and…...

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Serena Williams Surprises Campers

East Elmhurst youngster Madison Gonzalez and tennis legend Serena Willams share an embrace at the end of an Elmcor youth group tennis clinic at the National Tennis Center on Thursday. Some of the 23 Elmcor youth group campers had never stepped foot on a tennis court before they traveled to…...

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Elmcor’s Lou Benson Touches Lives in and out of the Ring

February 23rd’s Daily News Golden Gloves event at Elmcor Recreation Center in Queens was filled with family, friends, and fans of the fighters. As people filed through the gym, many stopped to shake the hand of Lucius “Lou” Benson. Others whispered kind words in his ear before they took to…...

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