Klimax 2019 comes to Resorts World Casino

Labor Day weekend will be exciting at Resorts World Casino NYC.

Klimax 2019 will come to RWC on August 31st from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. This long-awaited event will feature performances by Machel Montano, Nailah Blackman, Ding Dong, Ravi B and Raymond Ramnarine.

VIP tickets include one drink, express entry into the event and front-stage access.

Doors open at 9 p.m. and the concert begins at 10 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online here.


Dr. Chan appointed as Outreach’s new medical director

Dr. Enoch Chan has joined Outreach, a drug and alcohol treatment services agency, with a location in Richmond Hill, as its full-time medical director.

Chan, who has been practicing medicine for more than two decades, served as a consulting physician for Outreach for the past five years.

Chan will help advance Outreach’s integrated care model, which affects families and individuals involved with treatment.

His short-term goals, the agency said, includes working with the executive team and senior management to expand the agency’s Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) capabilities, as well as implementing the use of telehealth.

He will also serve as the organization’s representative to the greater medical community, and provide direct patient care at the agency’s locations.

Chan received his bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He served his residency at North Shore Health System, and was the attending physician at Long Island’s Peconic Bay Medical Associates.

“It is an absolute honor to be a part of Outreach, an organization that has committed itself for more than four decades to serving and helping to heal individuals and families struggling with substance abuse,” Chan said in a statement. “I am humbled to be able to work with such tireless and devoted professionals, and I am excited to do my part in expanding the Outreach mission to build healthy lives.”


Borough Hall collecting backpacks, school supplies for homeless

As the new school year approaches, Queens Borough Hall is collecting backpacks and school supplies as part of its annual drive.

“Project: Back to School” is organized by the Coalition for the Homeless, and provides homeless children with backpacks filled with things they need for school.

Borough Hall is accepting donations from now through Wednesday, August 28 at 120-55 Queens Boulevard, on the first floor in the main lobby.

You can also donate #2 pencils, hard and soft pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, crayons (24-count boxes), colored pencils, washable markers, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, composition notebooks, binders, ruled paper, safety scissors, pocket folders and scientific calculators.

The donated items are anonymous and non tax-deductible.


National Night Out for the 106th Precinct

National Night Out Against Crime is back in Ozone Park!

On Tuesday, August 6, the 106th Precinct Community Council will host the annual event at the Addabbo Playground part of Tudor Park from 6 to 9 p.m.

This event is designed to introduce members of the NYPD precincts to community members, and foster better police-community relations.

There will be fun activities for children and adults, giveaways, free refreshments, music and more!


Free seminar on the Child Victims Act

Assemblyman David I. Weprin and the Zero Abuse Project are hosting a free seminar entitled “Courageous Conversations, Critical Choices: What New York’s Child Victims Act Means for Queens” on Tuesday July 30 at 3:30 p.m.

The seminar will inform community members about the changes to the statute of limitations requirements for child sexual abuse in New York under the recently enacted Child Victims Act (CVA).

The Zero Abuse Project’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Dion, will guide a conversation with leading child welfare advocates, clinicians and sexual abuse prevention experts, including NY Loves Kids and the Queens District Attorney’s Office, about the new opportunities under the CVA for survivors of sexual abuse to seek justice against their abusers and the institutions who covered for them.

The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens is located at 110-04 Atlantic Avenue in Richmond Hill.


Street named after SE Queens civic leader

If you’re passing through Saint Albans, you might look up and see a sign that says “Cardinal S. Sandiford Way.”

That street sign is on the corner of Anderson Road and Sidway Place, and it’s named after a revered former civic leader who passed in 2013.

Cardinal Sandiford lived to be 84 years old, surviving a life-threatening eye infection in 2010 before passing away three yeas later.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and civil service division director of the now-defunct Local 144 SEIU, and later rose to the rank of vice president.

Local 144 later merged in 1998 with the leading health care workers union, 1199SEIU.

Sandiford also served as the president of he Octagon Neighborhood Association, a board member of the Robert Couche Senior Citizen Center, and 14 years as a member of Queens Community Board 12, where he chaired the influential Land Use Committee.

As land use chair, he fought for the preservation of residential communities, and was deeply involved in some of the projects that affected southeast Queens.

His family joined Councilman I. Daneek Miller on July 21 to unveil the street sign named after him, which will forever honor his legacy of service to his community.


Holliswood man celebrates centennial birthday

A community member celebrated his 100th birthday with a proclamation from Assemblyman David Weprin.

Dr. Sheldon Schwartz turned 100 yesterday, and was recognized at the JASA Holliswood Senior Center last week.

Schwartz was born at his home in East New York on July 21, 1919. He played football at Richmond Hill High School and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and NYU School of Medicine.

After his schooling, Schwartz became a doctor, serving as the chief of the Clinic of Arthritis and Rheumatism at Bellevue Hospital.

He was also the chief of medicine at Hillcrest General Hospital and the first chairman of rheumatology at Long Island Jewish Hospital.

Today, Schwartz and his wife Marlene Walder are members of the JASA Holliswood Senior Center, and attend the Young Israel of Holliswood every week.


Health Department to conduct aerial larviciding

Mosquito season is back, and the Health Department is stepping up its pesticide treatment in local marshes.

The Health Department is conducting a second aerial larviciding treatment to marshes and wetland areas throughout the city from Wednesday, July 17 to Friday, July 19, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In case of bad weather, application would be delayed to Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

The helicopter will treat only non-residential areas.

To date, no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this season, according to the Health Department.

The agency will use environmentally-friendly and EPA-approved “VectoLex® FG,” which contains naturally occurring bacteria and kills young mosquitos before they grow into adults.

The most effective way to control mosquitos, the department notes, is to eliminate standing water.

Here are the Queens areas that will be part of the aerial larviciding:

  • Alley Pond Park – Alley Creek
  • Linden Hill/College Point – Abandoned Flushing Airport
  • Edgemere, Somerville – Dubos Point and Edgemere Park
  • Brookville Park
  • Kissena Park

Pols throw first pitch at softball league All-Star Game

Under the hot summer sun on July 13, Assemblyman Mike Miller, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato and Queens Parks Commissioner Michael Dockett threw out the first pitch at the 8th annual American Softball League’s All-Star Game.

The game took place at Vito Locascio Field in Ozone Park.

The league teaches players who have developmental challenges how to play softball. They practice three times a week.

“American Softball League provides a fun and great learning environment for adults with disabilities to learn the game,” Miller says. “I look forward to throwing the first pitch again and seeing the continued progress the players have made.”


Resorts World Casino hosts New York Music Expo

Event organizers are billing this as the music industry’s event of the season.

Resorts World Casino NYC is hosting the New York Music Expo on Saturday, July 13 from noon to 8 p.m.

The first annual expo and summer music festival will feature live performances, seminars, exhibits on equipment and much more.

The expo is the perfect opportunity for networking. It will be a hub for recording artists, DJs, writers, producers, managers, booking agents and even nightclub owners.

Interactive workshops and panels will include discussions on artist management, how to make it in the industry without a label, social media and branding, and how to get signed onto a label.

Moderators include Bartel from 103.5 KTU, Michael Pericoloso from Drai’s Beach Club, and Hollywood Hamilton from iHeartRadio.

The following record labels are confirmed to attend: RocNation, Hot 97, Communion Music, MTV, Revolt, EDM Sauce, Sony Entertainment, Spotify and Atlantic records.

Enjoy live performances from Eva Shaw (in collaboration with AfroJack), DJ Dramos from Z100, George Anthony featuring George Lamond, Jes, Mikey P, Gozzi and New Ordinance.

Get your tickets here! (Guests must be 18 years or older to attend).