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It’s In Queens! (Nov. 15 through Nov. 21)
(Queens, N.Y.) Born in Bangladesh in 1931, spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy eventually made his home in Jamaica, where he influenced thousands of followers with his philosophies on the beauty of meditation, literature, music and art. He died on Oct. 11, 2007, but a vegetarian cafe inspired by his way of life, Panorama of My Silence-Heart, lives on a few blocks from his home on Parsons Boulevard. On Thursday, Panorama hosts a festival featuring poetry, film and a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. The rest of Queens follows suit, as upcoming events include many fundraisers related to the superstorm as well as opportunities to achieve inner peace through music, film, dance, comedy and discussions of history. Here’s the rundown.
The “It’s In Queens” column is produced by the Queens Tourism Council with the hope that readers will enjoy the borough’s wonderful attractions.