109-16 200th St, St. Albans
5 bedroom(s), 4 bathroom(s)
Brick Detached 2 Family Home,3/2 Brs,2.55 Baths,Fireplace,Balcony,Private Driveway,1 Car Gargage,Large Backyard
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Naida Njoku has a miniature passion. Since getting her first one at age 14, she has collected more than 500 dolls from five continents, everything from Jacqueline Kennedy to Mahatma Gandhi to Asian figurines in long, black dresses. In 2008, the retired nurse opened the Maria Rose International Doll Museum and Cultural Center to share her collection with others. Not only can patrons take a trip around the doll world at this Southeast Queens venue, but they can admire a replica of a quaint English village replete with a train set. Today, December 29, until the end of 2013, patrons can visit for free.
Maria Rose International Doll Museum
187-11 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans
Saturday, December 29
12:30pm – 4:30pm | Free
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Over the past five decades, Kwanzaa has become a popular observation throughout the U.S. and more recently Canada and South America. This annual, week-long celebration of African heritage and African-American culture runs from Dec. 26, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013. The Afrikan Poetry Theater will hold a Kwanzaa celebration at the Springfield Gardens Educational Campus on Saturday, December 29, 2012. In addition to the traditional candle-lighting and distribution of Zawadi (gifts) to children, the event will include musical and dance performances as well as an African marketplace and food court.
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Passing through Queens on such major arteries such as the Long Island Expressway, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or the Jackie Robinson Parkway, you can’t help but notice an abundance of cemeteries in Queens. Although there are definitely more living than deceased residing in our borough, it’s staggering to know that millions of souls have been laid to rest here. (more…)
Whether you’re looking for your dream home or just want to go on a scenic stroll, here is our guide to what we think are the five most beautiful streets in the entire borough. They have five different looks and vibes, but all feature lush greenery, appealing architecture, and historic charm – and most of them have been granted landmark status, so they’re bound to stay pretty for decades to come.
1. Bow Street, Forest Hills (GMAP)
Wandering around Forest Hills Gardens gives you that “it’s hard to believe I’m in NYC right now” feeling. The curved, privately owned streets, palatial homes, and features like the private tennis club seem odd, considering how close they are to Queens Boulevard and the subway. (more…)