The First-Ever Queens Day in the New York State Capitol is this Monday

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Join Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens businesses along with the Queens Delegations of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Monday, May 8, 2017 for a special showcase in Albany of the culture, tourism and economic development of our great borough.

“The response and excitement for the inaugural Queens Day in our State Capitol have been simply overwhelming,” says Borough President Katz. “This will be a unique opportunity for all Queens stakeholders to bring the best of the Borough of Growth to a statewide stage. Collaborating participants of the very first Queens Day in Albany will be able to long remember it with pride.”

Throughout the day, there will be legislative meetings between groups of Queens-based businesses and Queens Legislators. Later in the evening, there will be a reception at the Hart Lounge in the Egg. The reception will feature food and beverage businesses from all over Queens, including a display of our favorite Queens dining establishments. It will be a full day of seeing sights as well as hearing the voices of the people of Queens. Don’t miss this opportunity to represent Queens and let your voice be heard.

“All State-wide elected officials have been invited and we expect a large turnout from Queens as well as from our electeds in Albany,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber. “This is a full court press with the support and involvement of the Long Island City Partnership, Greater Jamaica Development Corp and the Queens Economic Development Corp; among others. This event will highlight the culture, tourism, and economic development of our great borough.”

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Pick-up and Drop-off: Bulova Corporate Center

75-20 Astoria Boulevard

Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Time: 7:30 AM – Registration and check-in

8:00 AM – Board buses with continental breakfast served

Buses return and drop-off after the event

New York Darkness Into Light Fundraising Event for Pieta House This Saturday

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Taking place on Saturday, May 6th, Darkness into Light is a unique, early morning experience which begins in darkness around 4:00 am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking. Senator Joan Freeman and the Chairpersons of the Darkness into Light Committees for both Queens and the Bronx, were joined by officials of the Consulate, Michael Madden of Teneo, representatives from the GAA, other dignitaries with members of local organizations, such as, the IBO, the Kerry Man’s association and many more as well as volunteers and supporters from all over the city to launch DIL which is now in its ninth year in Ireland and its third in New York.

The annual fundraising and awareness event has grown year on year to become one of the biggest events of its kind where participants gather simultaneously at multiple locations around the world. San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Texas are also among the venues that will host the dawn walk in the United States in 2017. The event will also take place in hundreds of locations across Ireland, the UK, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Organizers are expecting over 150,000 people to participate worldwide.

“We’re very grateful to the communities here in America and at home in Ireland for your support to Pieta House” said Founder of Pieta House Senator Joan Freeman. “Your courage, vision and generosity have helped to bring hope to people here in New York and has led to the phenomenal success that is Darkness into Light.” she added. We have entered a time of uncertainty for many people in the United States; we are just so pleased that we are here to help during these difficult times.”

In fall 2015, Pieta House set up a service which is housed in the New York Irish Center in Queen’s New York. The success of Pieta House over the last decade in Ireland has been pragmatic but has an empathetic approach taken to suicidal ideation. In New York this approach extends to the care received by all clients, who find themselves at the brink of despair. Money raised from this year’s Darkness into Light in America will go towards the running of this center.

New York’s Darkness into Light event will set off from the Bronx and Queens. Online registration and further details are available now at www.pietahouse.org. For more information on Darkness into Light in any of our 9 venues please contact Beth Flaherty or Rebecca Skedd at Office: (718) 482 0001 or beth.flaherty@pietahouse.org or rebecca.skedd@pietahouse.org

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About Pieta House

Pieta House is a suicide and self-harm crisis centre founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2006. With ten centres throughout Ireland and one in New York, Pieta House provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for those who are experiencing suicidal ideation or engaging in self-harm and distressing issues that affect Men, Women and Children in New York. A doctor’s referral or a psychiatric report is not required and the service is completely free of charge.

For further information, visit www.pietahouse.orgor call Office: (718) 482 0001

Introducing the First-Ever Queens Day in the New York State Capitol

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Join Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens businesses along with the Queens Delegations of the New York State Senate and Assembly on Monday, May 8, 2017 for a special showcase in Albany of the culture, tourism and economic development of our great borough.
“The response and excitement for the inaugural Queens Day in our State Capitol have been simply overwhelming,” says Borough President Katz. “This will be a unique opportunity for all Queens stakeholders to bring the best of the Borough of Growth to a statewide stage. Collaborating participants of the very first Queens Day in Albany will be able to long remember it with pride.”

Throughout the day, there will be legislative meetings between groups of Queens-based businesses and Queens Legislators. Later in the evening, there will be a reception at the Hart Lounge in the Egg. The reception will feature food and beverage businesses from all over Queens, including a display of our favorite Queens dining establishments. It will be a full day of seeing sights as well as hearing the voices of the people of Queens. Don’t miss this opportunity to represent Queens and let your voice be heard.

“All State-wide elected officials have been invited and we expect a large turnout from Queens as well as from our electeds in Albany,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber. “This is a full court press with the support and involvement of the Long Island City Partnership, Greater Jamaica Development Corp and the Queens Economic Development Corp; among others. This event will highlight the culture, tourism, and economic development of our great borough.”

The event and transportation are complimentary, but RSVP is required for there are limited seats. Please RSVP to Sophia at sganosis@queenschamber.org.

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017

Pick-up and Drop-off: Bulova Corporate Center
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Time: 7:30 AM – Registration and check-in
8:00 AM – Board buses with continental breakfast served
Buses return and drop-off after event