Originally posted on Why Leave Bayside?:
A visit to Oakland Lake in Bayside can always guarantee some great photo ops! If you feel the call of nature and don’t want to travel too far, this park has plenty of birds and waterfowl all year long. And if you’re a photo nut like I am, I’m…


Originally posted on Why Leave Bayside?:
Alley Pond Environmental Center Animal Care Trainee Saturday-February 23, 21013  10:00am until 12:00pm Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning and learning all about the needs of…

Grow More Vegetables

Grow More Vegetables


Get great tips from the Queens Botanical Garden on how to Grow More Vegetables Grow More Vegetables Citywide The Grow More Vegetables Citywide Certificate Series is a free edible gardening course designed to teach the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. This course, offered to those who will pass … Continue reading

​FIPEL Lights May Offer Alternative to LED

​FIPEL Lights May Offer Alternative to LED


LEDs may seem to be the peak of efficient lighting technology, but they aren’t perfect, and that doesn’t mean that other technologies aren’t being explored. Recently, scientists from Wake Forest University announced a new kind of light called FIPEL, which stands for “field-induced polymer electroluminescent.” If it performs as promised, it offers several advantages over … Continue reading

Going will be easier at Little Bay Park

Going will be easier at Little Bay Park


Parks plans to replace Porta Potties at Little Bay Park Photo by Christina Santucci Canoes embark on their journey from Little Neck Bay in northeast Queens, where portable toilets remain the only options for relief. By Phil Corso Residents of northeast Queens took some comfort in hearing that one long-awaited project at Little Bay Park … Continue reading

Prevent the Spread of Norovirus

Prevent the Spread of Norovirus


Norovirus causes about 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the United States. There’s no vaccine to prevent infection and no drug to treat it. Wash your hands often and follow simple tips to stay healthy. New Strain of Norovirus In 2012, a new strain of norovirus was detected in Australia. It is called GII.4 … Continue reading

Sick New Yorkers still forced to work during flu epidemic

Sick New Yorkers still forced to work during flu epidemic


JANUARY 24, 2013 / BY JAMAR HOOKS Sick New Yorkers still forced to work during flu epidemic The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is reporting that the current flu season has officially been designated an “epidemic.” Last year, only 4,400 New Yorkers were diagnosed with  “severe” flu cases, but this season, that number has already risen to 15,000 — an explosive … Continue reading

Balls!

Balls!


There are so many things you can do with balls! But I think one of the most fun things is to sit on them and bounce across the lawn.  I suppose you can do this indoors too providing you have a large area.  These balls, I’ve recently found out, are called “space hoppers” and come … Continue reading

Parks plans to protect creek

Parks plans to protect creek


Photo by Christina Santucci Little Neck residents Ryan (l.-r.) and Julianna Hybner and Theresa Paretta get a closer look at the water in Alley Creek during the Little Neck Bay Festival at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. At the end of this month, Parks will host a meeting in Douglaston to discuss Alley Creek’s watershed … Continue reading