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One of the fi rst Catholic churches in
northeast Queens celebrates a milestone
BY EMMA MILLER
email@example.com / @QNS
Th e Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman
Catholic Church marks its 140th
anniversary in northeastern Queens
“Sacred Heart has been tending to
the spiritual and corporal needs of
Bayside and northeast Queens for
140 years,” said Monsignor Th omas
C. Machalski, Sacred Heart’s pastor.
Th e Bayside church will celebrate
the anniversary with a gala on Oct.
20 at 7 p.m.
Th e gala includes dinner, dessert,
dancing, music and an open bar. Th e
event will be held at the Immaculate
Conception Center in Douglaston.
“Th e Oct. 20 dinner is a great
way to support the church’s work
and take note of all the good that
has been accomplished throughout
these 140 years,” Machalski said.
Th e anniversary will also be celebrated
Third annual Queens Hip Hop Festival to return
to Long Island City at the end of the month
BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELLDOMENECH
Tickets are now available for the third
annual Queens Hip Hop Festival, which
will take place Sept. 28-30.
“Th e goal is celebrate Queens as a
diverse place and give homage to the hiphop
artists that came from here,” said
Ashley Dean, a spokesperson for the festival.
Dean mentioned that the event is also
meant to serve as a platform for new and
emerging artists since the borough has
produced some of the genre’s top artists
like Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Nas
Opening night art exhibition will
take place at Colorwerx, a multi-purpose
creative space, in Long Island City
from 7 to 10 p.m. Th e exhibit will honor
Queensbridge contributors to hip-hop
and will be free to the public and open to
all ages. Music will be performed by DJ
According to Dean, Colorwerx has
been an infl uential player in providing
space for the festival and hip-hop performances
in the borough since the genre
still suff ers from musical discrimination.
“A lot of venues won’t work with people
performing hip-hop,” Dean said. She
attributes the genre’s lack of acceptance to
an old-school mentality and segregation.
Panel discussions and workshops will
fi ll the three-day-long festival. Topics
like women in hip-hop, hip-hop in Latin
America, NYC graffi ti culture and even
journalism and its relationship to the
music and industry will be discussed.
Workshops will include breakdancing
taught by Ray “Jiggz” Silverio and a producers
networking event featuring the
NYC-based remix king DJ Tedsmooth
and producer and entertainment manager
Oscar Peña. All panels and workshops
will be help in conjunction with
LaGuardia Community College on Sept.
29 from noon to 6 p.m.
A concert at Colorwerx will also take
place on Sept. 29 featuring performances
by Remy Banks (World’s Fair), UFO Fev,
Dori Gold, Audry Funk & DJ Loup Rouge,
Jam Young, Red Inf and DebonAir.
A screening of the fi lm Menace II
Society at 4 p.m.will be the main event of
the festival’s third night at the Museum of
the Moving Image.
Tickets for the fi lm are $12. Th e concert
is 21+ with tickets costing $15 presale.
Check out www.queenshiphopfestival.
com/festival for more information
about specifi c panel and workshop times.
with a special mass on Sept.
29 at 5 p.m. with the Auxiliary
Bishop of Brooklyn, Reverend
Witold Mroziewski. Reverend
Monsignor John Casey, a former
pastor at Sacred Heart, will be the
homilist for the mass.
According to their website, Sacred
Heart was established in 1878 as
a parish for what is now northeastern
Queens. John Loughlin, the
fi rst bishop of Brooklyn, founded
the church. By 1939, Sacred Heart
had six locations across northeastern
Th e fi rst Mass in Bayside was on
Christmas in 1894. A church was
built in the neighborhood soon
aft er, and it opened on April 12,
1896. Th e church was at what is now
the corner of 216th Street and 38th
Sacred Heart of Jesus decided
to open a school in 1924. Now
known as the Sacred Heart Catholic
Academy of Bayside, it remains in
operation at its location on 38th
Th e school has three sections:
early childhood includes Mommy
and Me programs, Little Birds for
2-year-olds, Pre-K for All and kindergarten;
the lower school is grades
one through four; and the upper
school is grades fi ve through eight.
Th e schools focuses not only on
education but also on community
and Catholic identity.
More information about the school
can be found at sacredheartbayside.
org; information about the church,
Tickets for the gala are $90 per person.
Call Cindy Campbell at 718-
428-2326 with questions. Photo via Facebook/Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bayside