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LEGO Learning Makes Lessons Fun


The Royal Sages robotics team from Salve Regina Catholic Academy (SRCA), East New York, participated in Brick Fest Live at the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows, last month. Brick Fest Live celebrates all things LEGO, and the Queens event showcased the use of LEGOs for art, science, technology, engineering and math education. Students showcased how they’re learning with LEGOs, creating maneuverable robotic basketball players and a mesmerizing Great Ball Contraption (similar to a Rube Goldberg machine) that showed physics at work. (Photo courtesy Salve Regina Catholic Academy)

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“Grease” is the word this summer in Richmond Hill. The Holy Child Jesus Teen Drama Group presents this spectacular musical featuring talented teens from the local community.

The cast includes: Matthew Levy as Danny Zuko; Jillian Doherty as Sandy Dumbrowski; Neo Ioannou as Kenickie, Mariyanthie Linaris as Betty Rizzo, and Megan Gonzalez in the role of Frenchy. Christine Breviario is directing and choreographing the show with musical director Paul Johnson, assistant director Liam MacLarty and assistant choreographer, Marisa Femia.

Show dates and times are as follows: Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.; Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.; Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. in Msgr. Murray Auditorium. Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors/children under 12, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 718-847-1860 or email

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Keeping the ’70s theme going… You’ll want to dress to impress in your disco best when St. Ephrem’s, Dyker Heights, hosts Fever on Saturday Night, Sept. 24. Here’s the skinny: Starting at 7 p.m., the school gym will be cool city, with sandwiches, snacks, beer and wine, and a live show from Disco Unlimited. Tickets are available in advance only so make reservations. Call 718-833-1010 by Sept. 16.

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Beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Not really! But it is time to save the date for the New York Tenors Christmas Concert on Dec. 12 at Lincoln Center benefitting Futures in Education. Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio are scheduled to perform with guest: Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, who won “The Voice of Italy” Mark your calendar and call your parish rectory for reservations and more details.

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Live music, giveaways, games, crafts, snacks and more await children and their families at the eighth annual Kids Fun Day, set for next Friday, Aug. 5 in Astoria. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Charities Queens Community Center and Fidelis Care NY, this free street festival runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, along Newtown Ave. between Crescent and 23rd streets.
For more details, call 718-726-9790 ext. 8000.

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DeSales Media Group, parent company of The Tablet and NET-TV, welcomed a new family member this month.
Miriko Chen Aderer, the second child of Konrad Aderer, correspondent and producer for NET-TV’s Currents, and his wife Michelle, arrived on July 19. She came in at a healthy 8 pounds and 21.5 inches.
And big brother Kiyoshi is ecstatic.

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Catholic Charities’ Bereavement Services is hosting a bereavement training workshop for those who wish to start a bereavement support group on the parish level. A choice of two sessions, morning or afternoon, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the parish center of Our Lady of Solace Church, Coney Island. Seats are limited and registration is required. Registration must include a pastor’s recommendation that you should participate. Call Deacon Mauclair Simon at 718-722-6214.

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