Today two events mobilized by Filipino-Americans in New York are collecting money to help victims of the typhoon: the start of an online sale of designer wares and the premiere of a play in the city.
Students can get a chance to be published in Queens literary journal.
Sunnyside and Forest Hills are both having a restaurant week for the first time.
In recent years, new reading series and book stores have emerged in Queens.
With already existing artistic institutions and writers living or working in the borough these new additions are helping to make literature in Queens more visible.
Here is a map of the events this month.
For the first time people from various parts of the Queens disparate literary circles met at the Queens Literary Town Hall. The event took place at Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space in Astoria on October 18.
First Tuesdays, a monthly open mic reading series at Terraza 7 in Elmhurst, offers literary translators, who are usually left out of the spotlight, a chance to step up to the microphone.
This Sunday will be the last day of 30th Avenue’s Restaurant Week and I’ve created a nifty interactive map help you find your way around.
Click on a spot or toggle the box on the upper left side to find out the deals for each location.
Queens is legendary for having an array of cuisines representing food from across the world. And from now to Thursday you can enjoy three-course dinners at $28 or get lunch for $14 from dozens of restaurants in the borough.
Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese is still optimistic about his chances despite dismal poll numbers and little name recognition after leaving politics for the private sector 15 years ago.
Want to know the candidates vying to represent your council district?
Go to Gotham Votes 2013 and use the scroll down on the right hand side to find your district.
For the page I create 51 maps representing each council district to let you know what areas they each cover.