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Let's Celebrate Our Borough!

  • Maple Grove - Celebration Hall 127-15 Kew Gardens Road NY, 11415 United States (map)

We hope you will join us May 5th, at the beautiful Maple Grove Celebration Hall, to commemorate and learn more about our dear borough of Queens!

The knowledgeable panel is composed by: 

Michael Perlman, a native Forest Hills resident, writer of 'Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park', a columnist, editor, and public relations consultant. He is chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council and a recipient of the Historic District Council's 2014 Grassroots Preservation Award.

- Adrienne Onofri, a journalist, and a licensed sightseeing guide. She has written Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough. 

- Carl Ballenas, an award-winning teacher, author, and local historian. He has written and co-written five books on Queens: Images of America Kew Gardens, Jamaica, Maple Grove Cemetery, Richmond Hill, and Jamaica Estates. 

Joe DiStefano, a Queens-based food writer and culinary tour guide. He is the founder and publisher of the Queenscentric food blog CHOPSTICKS & MARROW, and a co-founder of New York Epicurean Events and Queens Dinner Club. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food Republic, and Serious Eats. His latest, 111 Places in Queens You Must Not Miss, was released this January with great success! 

This Queens-centric talk will be moderated by Bob Brody, He has lived in Queens for over 40 years and his memoir, 'Playing Catch With Strangers" has chapters celebrating the borough. His personal essays appear regularly in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.

We will have each of their books for sale, and they will sign after a riveting discussing and Q&A. 

DATE: 5/5/18
LOCATION: Maple Grove Celebration Hall -
127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415