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Want more Grant Writing Tips?

Join Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Queens Council on the Art’s Executive Director as she “pulls back the curtain” for a rare inside look at what can turn your grant proposal into an award letter – from a grant panelist’s view.

The Grantwriting 101…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 21, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Eclectic Educator

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Steven's on the ball.

On top of the office refrigerator there is a jar of Skippy peanut butter that is nearly empty. There doesn't appear to be any jelly, but by the sofa, there are an…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 21, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Local Dog Makes Good!

He always He's always acted like a Star.. Now he's gonna be one!

Lucky, the Shih Tzu, practically the Mayor of Astoria is now

the inspiration for a short animated film: Lucky and the Pirates... Check out  his new film at  …

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Added by Karen Goldfarb on October 20, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Jill with Pixie, one of her rescue cats.

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 14, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Trudy is the guard/mascot at Astoria Coins & Collectibles.

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 7, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

Improv: Friend or Foe?

Whether you are an experienced, fearless improviser or someone who shudders at the thought of being asked to improvise at an audition, this session is for you. Join Queens Council on the Arts at 3rd Space, Friday, October 17th at 6pm for an improvisational performance workshop with the vivacious Katha Cato.

This session will focus on how to successfully prepare for improvising, how to remain present and in the moment, and will even show you how…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 2, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Connecting with the spiritual world.

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 30, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Sat Sep 27th NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social (300 RSVPs so far).

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic young adult professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to the 5:30PM Saturday Evening Mass on Saturday September 27th at St. Ignatius Loyola Church located at 980 Park Avenue in Manhattan (Park Ave and 84th Street).

Info on the Church can be found here: http://www.stignatiusloyola.org/

 ***After Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to head to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on September 26, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Other Mayor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Frank's photos have made him famous.

"You're going to be shocked by what I tell you," says Frank Carrado. "Sometimes, I don't believe it myself."

Carrado, who is 84,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 23, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Sat Sep 27th NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic young adult professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to the 5:30PM Saturday Evening Mass on Saturday September 27th at St. Ignatius Loyola Church located at 980 Park Avenue in Manhattan (Park Ave and 84th Street). Info on the Church can be found here: http://www.stignatiusloyola.org/  

***After Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on September 21, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Your Time: Unleashed and Demystified

Your Time: Unleashed and Demystified

Facilitators: Sara Jones and Andrea Wenglowskyj of Kind Aesthetic Wednesday, October 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Join us Wednesday, October 29 for a …

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Financial Management & Retirement Planning for Artists

Financial Management & Retirement Planning for Artists

Facilitators: Maria Odysseos and Ahmed Khan (of Investors Bank)

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00pm J

oin us Wednesday, October 8, for a…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Financial Planning and Tax Preparation for Artists

Financial Planning and Tax Preparation for Artists

Facilitator: Susan Lee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

Tax season is around the corner! Join us for this…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Theatre Review: Variations Theatre Group's TALK RADIO at The Chain Theatre, Long Island City

Set in mid-80’s Cleveland, Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize nominated Talk Radio chronicles the downfall of moody, reckless and emotionally…
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Added by Paul Edward Hopkins on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Stand-Up Man

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Tom started  his comedy career later in life.

This is no joke. The pancakes are damn good.

Tom Daddario had wondered whether he should make them. As a…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 16, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Pharmacist

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Syed is the owner of Norwood Rexall Drugs.

The central aisle of Norwood Rexall Drugs is long and narrow like a train tunnel. It leads straight to Syed Naqvi. The pharmacy…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 9, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Saturday September 27, 2014 NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic young adult professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to the 5:30PM Saturday Evening Mass on Saturday September 27th at St. Ignatius Loyola Church located at 980 Park Avenue in Manhattan (Park Ave and 84th Street). Info on the Church can be found here: http://www.stignatiusloyola.org/  

***After Mass,…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on September 7, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Are you interested in working with the senior population in Queens?

Are you interested in working with the senior population in Queens? Then here is your chance to apply to a program that connects selected artists with senior citizens and places them in-residency at Senior Centers in Queens.

Application Available: Wed, September…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Artist in Residence

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Daniel took up art full time after he lost his job.

It's the starving part of artist that Daniel Francis finds hard to stomach. His hang-dog…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 2, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy With Smoke in His Eyes

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Ibrahim owns the cigar lounge Havana Puff.

It is while peering through the smoke that Ibrahim Amer sees things clearly. His cigar, resting in an ashtray like a sunbather…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on August 26, 2014 at 6:53am — No Comments

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