Author Archives: Amber James

8 Secrets of Forest Hills Stadium

Built in 1923 and renovated in 2013, Forest Hills Stadium has a rich history in the neighborhood and now reigns as one of Queens' most popular concert venues. Jimi Hendrix, Diana Ross, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Who are just a few of the legendary singers and bands who have rocked…

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Escape Winter at the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show

Take a break from the cold weather and step inside a springtime wonderland at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. Singapore—where the national flower is an orchid—is the inspiration for the 17th annual Orchid Show. The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will showcase thousands of mesmerizing orchid displays that pay homage to the "City…

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5 Unique and Quirky Museums to Visit in NYC

MoMA? Been there. The Guggenheim? Done that. While these museums are cultural institutions, you’re not limited to them. In fact, New Yorkers have access to some quirky museums that proudly preserve and display oddities not likely found at The Met. Here are our top recommendations for under-the-radar museums in the city that are totally worth…

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Forest Hills Resident Offers Free Dog Walking for Seniors and Terminally Ill Patients

Pets are excellent additions to the family, but what happens when you're unable to give a beloved pet what it needs because of age or illness? Enter Forest Hills resident Corinne Conover of "Paw It Forward." Conover, who has dedicated most of her life to aiding cancer patients, is now spending her free time volunteering…

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Awesome Things to Do in Queens This Month

  Just because it is cold outside doesn't mean you have to hibernate. Kick off the new year at these can't-miss events, exhibits and more happening around Queens.   Queens Botanical Garden’s Winter Family Programs On each Saturday in January, the Queens Botanical Garden is hosting kid-friendly programs and activities like Plants We Eat, Bugging…

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