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Queens cultural aff air director takes reins at Queens County Farm
BY EMMA MILLER
Jennifer Weprin will step into the
role of executive director at the Queens
County Farm Museum in Little Neck on
Monday, Oct. 15.
Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, the current
director, is retiring aft er 30 years at the
museum. Weprin told Th e Courier that
she is excited to “build on the accomplishments”
of her predecessor.
Jennifer Weprin, the wife of former
Councilman Mark Weprin, will remain as
the director of cultural aff airs and tourism
for Queens Borough President Melinda
Katz through Oct. 12. Katz appointed her
to the post in 2016, and Jennifer Weprin
has represented her on 20 diff erent boards
of directors, including the board of the
Queens County Farm Museum.
“Th is organization has an incredible
foundation and is so important to the city
and for New York state,” said Weprin
about the museum.
Weprin has a lot of experience growing
nonprofi t organizations. As cultural
aff airs director, she was able to advocate
for cultural organizations across Queens.
Prior to that, in 2011, she joined the Louis
Armstrong House Museum as director of
marketing and external aff airs. During
her time there, Weprin helped the museum
increase press coverage and school
Weprin has worked in many other organizations
in New York City and around
the world. In Queens, she has been marketing
director at Gold Coast Arts Center
and the Queens Th eatre and president at
Story Time Inc.
Th e Queens County Farm Museum sits
on land that has been farmed since at least
1697. Today, it is the city’s largest piece of
farmland at 47 acres. According to their
website, the museum’s mission is to “preserve,
restore and interpret the site, its
history and owner’s lifestyles.” Th e museum
is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Admission is free except for special
Photo courtesy of Flushing Town Hall
Jennifer Weprin (at left) with Ellen Kodadek
and Veronica Tsang during Flushing Town Hall’s
2018 spring gala.
to death in
Detectives are investigating the death
of a 59-year-old Pomonok Houses resident
who was found brutally stabbed in
his apartment on Tuesday night.
Offi cers from the 107th Precinct
responded to a 911 call at 10:13 p.m.
on Sept. 25 regarding an stabbed male
inside an apartment building within
the public housing complex at 67-33
Kissena Blvd., off Melbourne Avenue.
Upon arriving at the location, law
enforcement sources said, the offi cers
found Raul Tejada, 59, unconscious
and unresponsive with multiple stab
wounds about his body. Responding
paramedics pronounced Tejada dead
at the scene.
His body was transported to the
Medical Examiner’s offi ce for an autopsy
to determine whether the wounds
were self-infl icted, or if Tejada had
been murdered. At this point in the
investigation, sources said, it’s unclear
whether foul play was involved.
Police did recover from the location
a knife believed to have been used
during the incident.
No arrests have been made as of
press time; the investigation is ongoing.
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