The Queens Business Expo is Happening at Citi Field

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Join the Queens Chamber of Commerce as they hold their annual Business Expo. There will be over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational seminars, and keynote speakers. This year promises to be bigger and bolder with the expo taking place at Citi Field. The Chamber is also partnering with Queens Library to support the Tiebrary Program.

The Tiebrary program was launched in 2016 to aid customers who used the library’s job-seeking services. In many instances, customers taking part in job interviews either didn’t own a tie or didn’t realize they needed one until the day of their interview. The ties — which the library receives through donations — come in boxes complete with illustrated instructions on how to tie a standard half-Windsor knot, as well as a list of interview tips. They can be borrowed for 21 days or even worn inside the library for customers doing a Skype or video interview.

The Queens Chamber wants to support this effort and encourage every attendee to bring a tie to donate. Every person who donates a tie during the hours of the Expo will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to our Queens Chamber Summer Boat Cruise in July, valued at $100.

“I heard Dennis Walcott speak about this program and immediately thought of our Business Expo as a great opportunity for the Queens business community to get more involved,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “It so important to support each other in an effort to help get people employed.”

Date: May 17, 2017

Location: Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11368

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

To register, go to queenschamber.org

Attend the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Expo on May 17th at Citi Field, and Bring a Tie for a Good Cause!

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The Queens Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Queens Library to support a wonderful effort. The Tiebrary program was launched in 2016 to aid customers who used the library’s job-seeking services. In many instances, customers taking part in job interviews either didn’t own a tie or didn’t realize they needed one until the day of their interview. The ties — which the library receives through donations — come in boxes complete with illustrated instructions on how to tie a standard half-Windsor knot, as well as a list of interview tips. They can be borrowed for 21 days or even worn inside the library for customers doing a Skype or video interview.
The Queens Chamber wants to support this effort and encourage every attendee to bring a tie to donate. Every person who donates a tie during the hours of the Expo will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to our Queens Chamber Summer Boat Cruise in July, valued at $100.
“I heard Dennis Walcott speak about this program and immediately thought of our Business Expo as a great opportunity for the Queens business community to get more involved,” said Thomas J. Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “It so important to support each other in an effort to help get people employed.”
“We are grateful to the Chamber for partnering with us to expand one of our most important collections and help our customers succeed in their job searches,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “Our mission is to make it clear to people through programs like the Tiebrary that Queens Library is here for them, no matter their circumstances or background, as they try to improve their lives.”
Any individual or organization is welcome to donate ties. All donated ties must be clean and in very good condition, free of dirt or stains. Bowties and neckties will be accepted. If you’re unable to attend the Expo, ties can be mailed to:
Monique Hector, Manager, Job & Business Academy
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-5135

Attendance to the Expo is complimentary and registration is easy – simply visit the Queens Chamber of Commerce website to sign up.

Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance Performed at Irish Night at the NY Mets Game

Fitzpatrick Dancers with Mr. Met

Fitzpatrick Dancers with Mr. Met


The dancers at Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance performed Saturday, July 9th, at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, Queens for Irish night at the NY Mets game. The school, which is located in Whitestone and Middle Village, both in Queens were excited to represent the borough and Irish Heritage.

Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field is always a joyous and festive celebration filled with family, friends, and stellar performances from Irish organizations around and in the metropolitan area. This year, the renowned Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance performed to a sold out crowd.

Kelly Fitzpatrick, the founder of the dance company comes from a long line of Irish dancing relatives. From the tender age of three, Kelly Fitzpatrick began her Irish dance career and has since danced with some of the best Irish Dancing teachers in America. Kelly is a two-time regional dance champion and has attained both national and international merits throughout her career. She has also won medals in both solo and ceili dancing at the highest level of competition, the All Ireland and World Championships.

Kelly opened the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance in hopes of creating a new generation of tenacious, passionate, and dedicated dancers. In just three years, the Fitzpatrick Academy has produced incredibly talented and award winning dancers who have reached regional, national, and international levels of competition.

For information on classes or to contact the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance visit http://www.fitzpatrickacademy.com/

Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance set to perform at Mets Game

The dancers at Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance are going to be performing Saturday, July 9th, at the Mets stadium in Flushing Meadows, Queens for Irish night. The school, which is located in Whitestone and Middle Village, both in Queens are excited to represent the borough and their Irish Heritage.

Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field is always a joyous and festive celebration filled with family, friends, drinks, and stellar performances from Irish organizations around and in the metropolitan area. This year, the renowned Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance will be performing. Their talented lineup along with other performances, and the Mets versus the Washington Nationals will be sure to entertain.

The founder of the dance company comes from a long line of Irish dancing relatives. From the tender age of three, Kelly Fitzpatrick began her Irish dance career and has since danced with some of the best Irish Dancing teachers in America. Kelly is a two-time regional dance champion and has attained both national and international merits throughout her career. She has also won medals in both solo and ceili dancing at the highest level of competition, the All Ireland and World Championships.

Kelly opened the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance in hopes of creating a new generation of tenacious, passionate, and dedicated dancers. In just three years, the Fitzpatrick Academy has produced incredibly talented and award winning dancers who have reached regional, national, and international levels of competition.

Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance Performing at Irish Night

In a span of two years, the Fitzpatrick Academy has produced incredibly dedicated and talented dancers who are not only eligible to compete at a Regional, National, and International basis, but have already ranked highly at these levels. Although the school has a strict focus on competition, they also cater to non-competitive dancers who enjoy learning the basics and traditions of Irish dance.

At this annual event, the Fitzpatrick Academy along with many other performers will entertain baseball fans tonight at their Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field. Live musical performances as well as Irish step dancers will celebrate with the Mets before the big game! The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance will be performing right on the field in front of thousands of people as they showcase their talent! With many of their students taking home top honors at competitions at every level, this will be no problem for these performers.

The Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dancing was founded by Kelly Fitzpatrick, TCRG (certified teacher under Irish Dancing governing body, An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha, in Dublin, Ireland), in the Spring of 2010. Since the emergence of the Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance, Kelly has been eager to share her immense knowledge and love for the craft of Irish Dance.