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Remembering & Celebrating Memorial Day in Queens, NY

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff of summer. It’s also a time when family and friends get together for those great backyard BBQs. When celebrating Memorial Day weekend 2012 don’t forget the meaning of the holiday.

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. However, may towns all over the country, dating back to 1866, arranged large  gatherings of people to honor those who have passed defending our nation.

Memorial Day quotes

“For love of country they accepted death. — James A. Garfield

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit the freedom to their children. — William Havard

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. — Thomas Campbell

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers but to praise them. — Francis A. Walker

Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. — Daniel Webster

Where to go to celebrate and honor our troops?

Check out local parades in the area by clicking the link below.  And have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend!
http://www.qgazette.com/current/community_calendar

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World War II veteran Loretta Z. Weiss, from Flushing’s Veterans of Foreign Wars, sells the traditional poppys for soldiers at last years Whitestone Memorial Day Parade. 

 

8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids & Family Fun Day

Looking for something fun to do with the family, and help out a great cause…

8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids & Family Fun Day

Fort Totten Park – Bayside, NY

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Registration: 9:00am
Family Fun Day: 9:00am
Walk: 10:00am

Join St. Mary’s  for the 8th Annual Walk for St. Mary’s Kids on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Fort Totten Park and help support children with special needs and their families.

Help make a difference in the lives of New York’s most vulnerable children.

Sign up today – Do it for St. Mary’s Kids!

To learn more about the Walk for St. Mary’s Kids, contact Angela Sculti at 718-281-8817 or asculti@stmaryskids.org
http://events.stmaryskids.org/site/TR/WalkforStMarys/General?fr_id=1050&pg=entry


For All Bicyclists… Check Out a Website Just For YOU BikeNYC.org

 

It is Bike Month!  To celebrate, Transportation Alternatives introduced their new website, BikeNYC.org.

BikeNYC.org is your one-stop site for all things that is related to bicycling in New York City.

It offers biking deals, an events calendar, tips for riders, and a map that shows all the nearby bike shops and bike stations.  BikeNYC.org is the go-to source to connect with the vibrant world of bicycling in New York City.

Take advantage of Bike Month, try an event or a route in Queens, NY, if you never rode a bike before, or haven’t in awhile, check out the local stores on this website to see what deals they are having.  Summer is around the corner, so now is the best time to start.  Good luck and start pedaling!

Space Shuttle Seen From Bay Terrace

It’s not everyday we see a spaceship fly by our North Queens area, however, on Friday, around 9:45AM, if you were looking up at the sky, it wasn’t a bird, or a plane, it was the Shuttle Enterprise on top of a jumbo jet flying into JFK airport.  It will eventually be transported by barge to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, which is located at Pier 86 in Manhattan.

The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle DesignationOV-101) was the first Space Shuttle orbiter. It was built for NASA as part of the Space Shuttle program to perform test flights in the atmosphere.[2] It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of spaceflight. On September 17, 1976, the first full scale prototype was completed.[3]

Credit to Carol Kolinger and the Bayside Patch for photographing the Space Shuttle from Bay Terrace.

 

Make the Move from Walking to Running – Couch to 5K Program App

Spring is here!  If you’re ready to make the move from walking to running why not take advantage by going to the best parks in Queens, NY.  Still not motivated?  Why not download the app called Couch to 5K.  This app is your own little personal trainer, you can take a stroll around Bowne, Crocheron, Fort Totten, or Kissena Park, listen to your music, and the app will interrupt and remind you to move faster, and keep you moving throughout the workout.

  • Couch to 5K program allows anyone to get started as a runner
  • App is simple to navigate, set up, and use
  • Customizable settings (e.g., turn audio alerts on or off)
  • Allows users to play their own music (up to 100 songs)
  • Record and share workouts if desired; compatible with Nike+

This 9-week program helps running beginners.  Each workout is 30 to 40 minutes long (which includes a warm up and cool down).  It tracks your workout history, and you can listen to your music while you run.  You’ll be running a 5K in little as 9 weeks.  And when you do, please run past our office (27-04 Francis Lewis Blvd.) and let us know you did it!

Price floors leave many New Yorkers stuck in apartments – By Tripp Whetsell / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

This is the article that was needed to uncover what is going on in developments where boards and management hold their shareholders hostage. It is a shame that good people who want to move on w/ their lives cannot make their own decisions based on their life values to live where they want to, because others are afraid of what would happen with their own profit margins. I completely support Mr. McClusky and others like him, and as a realtorfor over 25 years, I empathize with the freedom to make your own decision about what price you want to take and when you want to move!

Read the complete article  http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/real-estate/price-floors-leave-yorkers-stuck-apartments-article-1.1047319#ixzz1psRBS5J