Woodhaven Residents Revitalize Historic Cemetery

Years of neglect have left the tombstones at the historic Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery covered in overgrown greenery. But last week, members of the Woodhaven community moved in behind All Saints Episcopal Church with rakes and gloves, ready to clear out weeds as part of a project to make the resting place of historical families like Elmhurst and Ditmars accessible to the public.

Rego Park Group Calling All Queens Artists

The Rego Park Green Alliance is looking to the community to step up and enhance outdoor art space throughout the borough.

As part of their Queens Arts Intervention (QAI) project, the alliance is asking people to send them art proposals to consider for funding. They are looking for art for much more than just self-expression, but also to affect the lives of people in the community.

Conjuring Images Of Cyborgs and Fairies, Queens Literary Journal Urges Writers to Submit Fantastical Fiction

You know that story you had about a cyborg in futuristic Jamaica or that poem about flying fairies set in Jacob Riis Park? You might finally get a chance to see those pieces in print.

For the first time, Newtown Literary Journal, Queens’ only literary journal, is asking writers for speculative fiction and poetry submissions to publish in their fifth issue dedicated to that genre. Speculative fiction encompasses a range of the more fantastical fiction genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and dystopian, among others.

Poet laureate says so long but not goodbye

Queens Museum of the Arts will host a day-long literary arts festival on March 15 that’s filled with more than a series of poetry readings.

Entitled “Eterniday,” the festival mixes curated readings and a book fair with other activities like hip-hop music, film screenings and even a bread-making demonstration.