April 24, 2013 by Sarah
Mother’s Day in Bellerose can be celebrated by attending the Jersey Rhythms Musical Bonanza.
Hosted by the Tamil Nadu Foundation, Inc., the event will [Read more]
March 10, 2013 by Mark
In a couple of months’ time, the 4th Annual Healing Heart will be held at the Martha Clara Vineyards in riverhead, just a few miles from Bellerose.
The event is presented by [Read more]
February 1, 2013 by Sarah
This Valentine’s Day, the Bohemian National Hall in New York City invites locals to enjoy the 20-piece Bensen-Scott Big Band. Attendees are encouraged to wear something red and put on their best dancing shoes for [Read more]
February 1, 2013 by Mark
The Bellerose Avenue Elementary School will host the Annual Invention Convention in a new location this year, taking place towards the end of the month.
Applications are currently being accepted for [Read more]
January 10, 2013 by Sarah
Bellerose has been included in the Town Planner 2013 contest, with four prizes of $1,000 each for a shopping spree. Town Planner provides community calendars for many cities within the country and works to [Read more]
December 6, 2012 by Sarah
The famous ‘Babes in Toyland’ production will open at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in the New York City this weekend. With close proximity to New York, residents of Bellerose are looking forward to having the [Read more]
November 20, 2012 by James
Not far from the Bellerose community, a Long Island business is getting great national exposure, and it’s not because of a damaged roof from Hurricane Sandy. Crystal Window & Door Systems, located at [Read more]
October 24, 2012 by Sarah
The Diego Salazar Art Gallery is hosting a memorial exhibit that opens tomorrow, October 25, and features the works of longtime Long Island City resident Arthur Hammer.
Hammer, who died this past March at age 79 after more than two decades of struggling with prostate cancer, was well known as a passionate portrait artist and neighborhood raconteur. The artist’s daughter, Deirdre Hammer, describes her father in a number of ways, including:
“the nutty artist guy in the community.
“a force to be reckoned with.
“the quintessential life of the party.”
Though he never took an art lesson, he was always learning about his craft. After an early career working as an actor, Hammer left the profession and decided to devote himself to painting, taking stints in cab driving and art dealing before finally owning his own gallery. He would paint every day by the time the mid-1990s had arrived.
Elinore Schnurr, Hammer’s friend and former colleague, is curator for the exhibit. She describes his style as both nonrealistic and personal, saying:
“Sometimes, although he catches the dynamic of a person, it doesn’t always entirely look just like them.”
Deirdre notes the key to her father’s success at selling his work was his personality. He was outgoing and gregarious – a man who felt equally at home talking to art patrons at a cocktail party or stopping in to shoot the breeze with the owner of the local deli or print company.
The exhibition runs until December 1 at the gallery.
September 20, 2012 by Sarah
Residents of bellerose no longer have to make a trip into Manhattan to catch some Hollywood glitz. Recently, television glamor came to nearby Floral Park thanks to CBS, when the network did [Read more]
August 16, 2012 by James