The term ”rough childhood” is an understatement. Marione Ingram was born in Nazi Germany in 1935. During World War II, neighbors told the Gestapo that her mother was Jewish. Soon thereafter, her father was beaten and pressured to divorce his mother before being coerced into working for the Luftwaffe in Belgium.
It only got worse. Ingram, age 8 at the time, and her mother escaped death camps because their city, Hamburg, was firebombed and after being denied access to air raid shelters, they were presumed dead. They survived about 18 months in hiding, dealing with constant fear and hunger. In 1952, Ingram immigrated to New York City and observed discrimination against African Americans. Impelled by her own experiences, she became a civil rights activist and jumped back into dangerous living.
During the 1960s, she worked on voter registration in the South and opened a Freedom School in Mississippi. Harassment and threats ensued, and the school was eventually torched by the Klu Klux Klan. Today she is a writer who has been published in Best American Essays and a fiber artist who has exhibited in Europe and the United States. On April 8 at the Central Queens Y, Ingram will discuss her life and memoir, The Hands of War, in an informal setting with light refreshments.
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This goy gal has been invited to, and happily attended, numerous sabbath dinners. As I myself have never hosted, I don’t do any cooking or food preparation, and so I usually bring something for dessert, and that thing sometimes needs to be kosher.
If you’ve brought maracroons or almond brittle a few times yourself, you might consider Hungarian kosher baked goods. Local favorite Andre’s Hungarian has three locations – two in Manhattan, but the flagship store is in Rego Park on Queens Boulevard. (more…)
Image source: Queensway Facebook page – the current state of the QueensWay
We first spotted this on Gothamist, then DNAinfo – the Trust for Public Land is ready to find a company to do a feasibility study on the elevated QueensWay park, and has issued an RFP (request for proposals) to do just that. They’ve got $467K to spend on the study, thanks to Governor Cuomo, which is not chump change. TPL will choose a winner in the next few months, according to Marc Matsil, TPL’s NY State Director.
Last week we wrote about the basic concepts and types of yoga, and here in Part 2 we focus on where to find a yoga class to attend in Queens. This borough has all kinds of yoga venues, and this listing is designed to provide a sampling of studios with different personalities offering different kinds of yoga throughout Queens.
Today in 2013, it’s rare to find anyone not familiar with at least the basic idea of yoga. The colorful mats, the sanskrit symbols, that pose, “downward facing dog.” In an age where you can never be earning enough, losing weight fast enough, or doing a variety of other things perfectly enough, the message of practicing without ego, of being present in the moment, and of cultivating stillness is actually pretty profound, and it’s no wonder yoga has spread like wildfire. Whether you are preparing yourself for a visit to an ashram, need an hour of peace and quiet, or are just looking to get in shape, yoga offers pathways to all of these goals.
Chopsticks + Marrow, written by Joe DiStefano, covers food both inside and outside of Queens. He’ll be joining us here on QueensNYC each Thursday.
Andrew Zimmern’s TV show “Bizarre Foods” has its season premiere tonight on The Travel Channel at 9 p.m. with a visit to Washington, D.C. While I’m excited to see Zimmern eat a blackened snakehead sandwich in a boat on the Potomac, I’m more excited about the past several days he’s spent eating his way around Queens. Especially yesterday, when I had the opportunity to take him on a global food crawl that started in the Himalayas and ended in Liberia. Before I gave the bizarre one a private food tour I caught up with him at M. Wells Dinette and asked him Seven Questions.
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten thus far on this trip to New York City?
I’m just gonna go right out with the bread at Rokhat Bakery [in Rego Park]. I’m just going with the thing that I’ve been talking to the most people about. The Golden Mall? Fantastic. Fu Run? Ethereal. To stand in the kitchen [at M. Wells Dinette] and have Hugue make little tasty tidbits for me? Glorious. And on and on and on. I had dinner last night at The Dutch. Carmellini was just killing it and sending out all kinds of great things. The moment he came out to say hello the first thing I did was take out the picture of Rokhat Bakery and say, “You have to go try this bread place.” I’m still captivated by it. What a special unique thing they have out there. Those samsa, those meat pies, the breads, the cabbage pierogi. I’ve never tasted its equal.
Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco and Virginia might be for lovers, but Queens is romantic royalty. On Valentine’s Day, the borough will overflow with enchanting places to stay, eat, giggle, listen or dance the night away. In fact, there are so many options that QNYC can only report a few of them and parts of their offers.
Staycation: Various hotels, such as Z, Marco and Holiday Inn Citi Field, are offering packages good during the few weeks around February 14. Stay at the Z and choose between Naughty and Nice to receive handcuffs and blindfolds or an in-room massage and breakfast in bed. Hunker down at the Marco and you get to dine at its sister restaurant, Magna, which won Best Entree at Queens Taste 2012. Over at Holiday Inn Citi Field, guests will consume chilled champagne and chocolates in their king-size bed.