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Summer fun on a budget: Free activities to explore in Queens


May. 29, 2024 By QNS News Team As summer heats up, Queens offers a plethora of free events and activities, ensuring residents and visitors alike can enjoy the season without stretching their wallets. From outdoor concerts to art exhibitions, here’s a guide to enjoying Queens this summer at no cost. Outdoor Concerts and Performances This…
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Queens Public Library launches Banned Books Week celebrating freedom to read


Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library (QPL) will defend the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, through a series of events and activities recognizing the stories, voices and titles threatened by censorship across the nation. QPL will also raise public awareness through large graphics at the entrance of every location with the message, “All Books Are Welcome Here. Protect the Freedom to Read.” The initiative comes at a time when book bans and challenges have been rising sharply across America, putting libraries on the frontlines of protecting the freedom to read. Although such book…
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Borough President Richards celebrates allocation of nearly $17 million to Queens parks and libraries in FY2023

Jul. 12, 2023 By Michael Dorgan The 2023 fiscal budget year ended last month and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on Wednesday, July 12, outlined how he allocated nearly $17 million in funding for Queens parks and the Queens Public Library system. Richards, who has been in office since December 2020, apportioned $10 million for…
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