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Queens shoe store opens baseball batting cages on site as part of unique business venture


Feb. 20, 2024 By Rachel Butler Combining the world of fashion and sports, a Flushing shoe store owner has innovatively introduced baseball batting cages within his premises. The unique addition comes after owner Peter Song, 46, observed a notable absence of batting cages in Flushing and the neighboring areas. Shoe Village, located at 45-22 162nd…
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Youths showed cultural pride at 54th Anniversary of Republic Mashramani Parade in Georgetown

A student of St. Stanislaus College in “Melting Pot of Culture” costume celebrating “Our Peoples and Our Prosperity,” at the 2024 Mashramani Parade in Georgetown on Feb.17.

Feb. 20, 2024 By Tangerine Clarke Thousands of youths from the 10 Administrative Regions of Guyana, on Feb. 17, braved the sweltering heat in Georgetown to show their cultural pride at the 2024 Mashramani Children’s Parade during a pulsating 54th Anniversary Republic commemoration, theme: “Celebrating Our Peoples and Our Prosperity.” The kaleidoscope of Guyana’s multi-cultural […]

Queens DA office hosts Black History Month celebration in Jamaica

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Feb. 20, 2024 By Athena Dawson The office of Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration at the Rochdale Village Community Center on Thursday, February 15th. Hundreds of people filled the grand ballroom of the community center located at 169-65 137th Avenue in Jamaica and ate locally catered food as they enjoyed the programming for the evening.   The event also featured local Black business owners that showcased their products at tables that lined the event space. “Last year I went to Ghana for the first time so I knew I wanted to come back and…
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Barbadian Episcopal rector wants ‘healing, reconciliation’ in Israeli-Hamas War

The Rev. Sheldon Hamblin delivers the Homily in April 2023 at the funeral in Long Island, for former St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to the United Nations, Dennie Wilson.

Feb. 19, 2024 By Nelson A. King The Barbadian-born rector of St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush in Brooklyn is calling for “healing and reconciliation” in the Israeli-Hamas War. St. Paul’s Church in the Village of Flatbush is an Episcopal (Anglican) Parish in the Diocese of Long Island and a member of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Rector the Rev. Sheldon N.N. Hamblin told Caribbean Life on Friday that, “In the heart of conflict, where the echoes of strife reverberate through the ancient lands of Gaza and Israel, the narrative of peace is often shrouded in the tumult of war. […]

Jennifer Lopez set to perform at UBS Arena this summer


Feb. 19, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez is coming to UBS Arena in Belmont this summer, following the release of a new album and movie.  Lopez announced her “This Is Me…Now: The Tour” last Friday, after a five year hiatus from the stage. The announcement also coincided with the release of her first studio album in over a decade, “This Is Me…Now,” which is the first of three albums to chronicle her life story.  The tour will kick off in Orlando, Florida on June 26 and culminate with a final show on Aug. 31 in Houston, Texas….
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Holliswood Center celebrates love with Valentine’s Day fashion show: Residents and staff hit the runway

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Feb. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson Staff and residents at the Holliswood Center strutted their stuff on the runway for their second annual Valentine’s Day Fashion show. The main dining room was transformed into a Valentine’s Day wonderland complete with rose petals, flower garlands and pink curtains lining the walls. Soft jazz music and throwback…
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New interactive street art “Lights Up” downtown Jamaica 

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Feb. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson The Downtown Jamaica Partnership launched three free new interactive street art installations in the heart of downtown Jamaica. The temporary installment dubbed the ‘‘Light Lane ” features  colorful lights and music that emits from the three stationary bikes that make up the installments. When pedaled, different graphics appear on…
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Young entrepreneurs open Black luxury spa catering to women of color in Queens

From left, owners Nia Marie and Ashley Small at their luxury spa.

Feb. 16, 2024 By Tracey Khan In a remarkable entrepreneurial feat, two young visionaries, aged 23 and 25, have unveiled a haven of opulence with the launch of a black luxury spa – Play Bar. Nia Marie, a 25-year-old professional aesthetician of Guyanese descent, joined forces with her 23-year-old business partner Ashley Small, to bring […]