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It’s My Park Day

Posted on 10/21/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Every year thousands of New Yorkers join the call from Partnerships for Parks, a public-private partnership led by NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation, and volunteer their time and energy to clean up and care for their neighborhood parks and public spaces. On 25 October, HPPC is organizing It’s My Park Day activities and calling on volunteers to help clean debris and weed the tree beds at Hunter Point Park South. The Conservancy will also be hosting a plant identification activity highlighting the unique fauna who call the park home.

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Halloween in LIC

Posted on 10/17/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Things are about to get spooky around the neighborhood, with rumblings of various Halloween events and activities roaming the neighborhood … While all details are yet to be confirmed, there has been definite talk of a Halloween Party in the Park, with DJs, Costome Contests and other appropriately festive activities. This event is said to be free and hosted by Nestseekers, with HPPC providing community support. Similar to past years, LIC trick-or-treaters will be able to enjoy another local Halloween Parade with a route spanning the area around the parks, Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard, which will be closed off for the time of the parade. Paws & Pints, host of several popular human-kanine mixer events in Hunter’s Point South Park is coming back to throw a Pet Costume Party at LIC Landing. On Oct 25 from 12-4 pm, the events company is partnering with LIC Dog Walk, LIC Landing by Coffeed and HPPC to bring Howlin’ For Halloween to the location of previous gatherings.

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Posted on 10/6/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Looking for a piece of festive German funfair with traditional beer mugs, bratfurst and pretzels to reign in the fall season? The Hunters Point Park Conservancy and LIC Landing are bringing Oktoberfest to Hunter’s Point South Park on Saturday. ParkToberfest serves as a fundraiser for the local community group and for $50 per ticket, attendees will be presented with unlimited beers from breweries such as Singlecut, Harpoon, Radeberger, Hofbrau for the duration of the event, as well as a bratwurst sandwich and music performed by the Street Beat Brass Band, a New York City brass band that plays an eclectic mix of music—from New Orleans Jazz, Mexican Banda, Gospel, Klezmer, and Funk.

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Community Carnival in the Park

Posted on 10/1/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

On Sunday, October 5, the local New City Church will be hosting LIC Community Carnival at Hunters Point Park South from 11 am until 3 pm. The free family focused community event will feature 15 different games and activities for kids to come and play, such as bean bag and grab bag games, pumpkin painting and face painting, along with some great giveaways for parents and raffles, where participants can win gift cards from local restaurants. Patrick Thompson, Lead Pastor at New City Church hopes to turn the carnival into an annual fall event for the community.

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Movie Night in the Park

Posted on 9/15/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Break out your blankets, vino and snacks for a free outdoor movie screening in the park. On Saturday September 20 at 7:30 p.m, HPPC, NestSeekers International and LIC Landing will present the Academy Award nominated film Julie and Julia on the oval at Hunter’s Point South Park by the NY Waterways Ferry.

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Silent Disco in the Park

Posted on 8/24/2014 by New Yorker  

Get ready for a massive outdoor dance party under the stars right here at the LIC waterfront – and the good news is, it won’t disturb your neighbors either. On September 12, the Lincoln Center is hosting Silent Disco in Queens as part of its effort to bring art and entertainment programs to all the boroughs of New York City. The latest craze in nightlife, quiet clubbing or silent disco encourages partygoers to shake it up to the latest beats, which are delivered via wireless headphones. For observers, the event will appear odd as dancers move to “silent” beats.

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Beach Volleyball League at LIC Beach

Posted on 8/22/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Zog Sports, New York City’s co-ed, social sports league is hosting a beach volleyball league on Sunday’s at the beach volleyball court next to the East River Ferry Terminal at Hunter’s Point South Park. After the success of the summer tournaments, registration is currently open for the fall season beginning on 21 September:

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LIC Concert Series

Posted on 8/16/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Jazz up your Sundays with concerts in the Gantry Plaza State Park. Now in its third season, LIC Sunset Concerts 2014 features 5 free outdoor concerts showcasing 14 unique Long Island City based musicians sponsored by more than 20 local businesses. The series will run every Sunday through September 14 and each event starts at 5 pm.

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Paws and Pints – Round 2

Posted on 7/26/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Following the success of the inaugural event in June, the canine events company Paws and Pints will host its second charitable dog and beer mixer. Last month saw over 150 dogs and dog owners attend and today even bigger crowds are expected. The event will feature activities for the dogs, such as a doggy pool and doggy agility courses, as well as on site vets, dog trainers, doggy day care and representatives from Patriot Paws, one of the charities being supported by this event. LIC Landing will be providing drink and food specials for all attendees.

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Live at the Gantries

Posted on 7/7/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Live at the Gantries, a series of free, outdoor performances featuring a collection of Queens-based musicians as diverse as the borough is coming back to LIC for the 7th consecutive year. Performances are scheduled on Tuesdays at 7 pm, until August 12.

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