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FREE Movies Under the Stars Featuring "Shrek"

Join Senator Peralta to watch "Shrek" under the stars on a giant inflatable screen!  

Showtime is 8:30 PM.

BRING A BLANKET - No chairs allowed on the astroturf.  Bleachers will also be available.

No glass bottles or alcohol allowed in the venue.

Sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta and The Hispanic Federation.

Click here to download the event flyer.


Newtown High School Athletic Field
90th St and 56th Ave (Take M or R train to Woodhaven Blvd)
Elmhurst , NY 11373
United States
Phone: 718-205-3881
Fax: 718-205-4145
40° 44' 8.646" N, 73° 52' 21.558" W

Jackson Heights imam fights Muslim radicalism Muhammadi Community Center's Qayyoom preaches against terrorism, supports interfaith work

Times Ledger

by Rebecca Henely

November 11, 2010

Ever since he lost someone he knew in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001, Mohd Qayyoom has worked on his own and through his Muhammadi Community Center of Jackson Heights to spread his message of how despite popular perceptions Islam is against terrorism.

“Islam has no room for the terrorism,” Qayyoom said.

A Muslim priest from Bangladesh, Qayyoom moved to America in 1991. Beginning in 1996, he worked as a paid imam in Elmhurst, but after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Qayyoom used many of his Friday night sermons to speak against terrorism, which met with some resistance from the congregation.


A Celebration of Black History and Heritage

Please join Senator Jose Peralta for an evening honoring African American political leaders and community stars. 

Guests of Honor: 

-Bill Thompson (Keynote Speaker), Chairman of Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority, Former Comptroller of NYC and Democratic Nominee for Mayor of NYC 

-Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President 

-Lynda McDougald, President of East Elmhurst Corona Civic Association

Please print and post the flyer in your neighborhood.


Langston Hughes Library
100-01 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11369
United States
Phone: 718-205-3881
Fax: 718-205-4145
40° 45' 26.7228" N, 73° 52' 6.3732" W