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April 19, 2014
This new YMCA seems like a great addition to the community! Do they offer pool parties for children?
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Party leader meets with Queens County Young Democrats
by Andrew Shilling
Apr 18, 2014 | 96 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Congressman Joe Crowley and members of the QCYD at Donovan’s Pub last week.
Congressman Joe Crowley and members of the QCYD at Donovan’s Pub last week.
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The next generation of Queens Democrats met with county party head Congressman Joe Crowley at Donovan’s Pub in Woodside last week. Nearly 50 members of the Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD), a group of 16 to 36-year-old political activists, came out to ask questions of the current vice chair of the Democratic Caucus in Washington. “Our future is bright because of organizations like QCYD,” Crowley said. “I applaud their commitment to making positive change in our communities and I am proud to support their ongoing effort to inspire civic participation and our newest generation of difference makers through the power of democracy.” QYDC president Hersh Parekh stressed the importance of his group taking part in opportunities like meeting with political leaders such as Crowley to further the movement and grow involvement among the young. “We were honored to host Congressman Crowley and give our members the opportunity to meet and speak with him,” Parekh said. “This fosters growth and helps members learn first-hand the importance of public service.”
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Crawlers swarm Grand St. in search of Easter eggs
by Chase Collum
Apr 17, 2014 | 92 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Capturing the spirit of the season, Table Hopping NY teamed up with the Grand Street BID to host an Easter-themed pub crawl through six featured bars. Table Hopping NY Founder Jordan Khammar, who was helping his crew hand out wristbands and collect eggshells from a corner booth at Huckleberry Bar on Saturday, said he reached out to the BID with the idea for an egg hunt/bar crawl after hosting another successful holiday crawl in Brooklyn last year. “We had worked with the Atlantic Avenue BID on a Halloween crawl, and we thought it was a fun idea so we decided to work with another BID because they’re really fun to work with and they know a lot of places in local communities,” Khammar said. “We really try to work with local businesses over chain restaurants.” Participating bars included Burnside, Williams & Bailey, Dar 525, Huckleberry Bar, Bushwick Country Club and LP ‘N Harmony. Distributed among the bars were 100 Easter eggs with a variety of treats inside. “Some of them have candy, but we also have eggs with giveaways at the bar with gift cards, free drinks, and food and things like that at each one of the participating bars,” said Lies’l Hill, a Table Hopping NY rep. Natalia Paez, who commuted to the event from the East Village, was one of many who crossed borough lines to partake in the crawl. “I got an email from Table Hopping – I’m not even sure how I got signed up for their email – but I was scrolling through and I saw an Easter egg hunt, and thought it seemed interesting, something different,” Paez said. “We found some eggs, but unfortunately no free drinks yet.” Manhattanite Corinne Fish was joined by several college and high school friends from around the city. “We’ve gotten chocolate,” Fish said, “and it’s fun to go check out the bars in the neighborhood.” Khammar said Table Hopping NY’s next Brooklyn event will be a collaboration with the Bronx Baking Company at Smorgasburg, where they will be giving away free pretzels through a promo code for every person who signs up for the Table Hopping app.
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