Category Archives: Events & Opportunities

Join Us Wednesday: 5 de Mayo Block Party @ The Plaza

Join Us @ The Plaza for 5 de Mayo Block PartyWednesday, May 311 a.m.– 4 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of Mexican-American culture with food, music and art.Free tacos and giveaways at 2 p.m.Performance by Marilyn Castillo at 2:15 p.m. Faculty are encouraged to bring their classes!  
 About LaGuardia Community Greenway LaGuardia Community College/CUNY is taking over the streets of Long Island City, Queens with a series of culturally diverse, informative, and entertaining programs that are available for LaGuardians, Red Hawks, and the public to enjoy. The series of programs are part of the LaGuardia Community Greenway, a collaborative effort to create a new open space for Long Island City, and LaGuardia’s students, faculty and staff.  Share Your Talent:Students, faculty and staff: Do you sing? Are you an artist? Can you lead a workshop? Share your talents and expertise with the community during the Greenway program series. We want to invite faculty and staff to put their talents forward, and perhaps on stage! We look forward to seeing your talent.SIGN UP HERE! Volunteers Needed:Students, faculty and staff: We need your help making the LaGuardia Community Greenway a success! We need volunteers to welcome the community, assist at exhibition tables, coordinate program set-up and break down, and have fun! SIGN UP HERE!

AAPI Events

Get ready to mark your May 2023 calendar because LaGuardia Community College is hosting the most happening event of the month – a celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Asian Heritage Month! It’s time to come together and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and contributions of our diverse community.

For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the AAPI Committee has planned several different events to celebrate the month under this year’s theme of “Breaking Boundaries and Building Coalitions.”

We will kick off this year’s AAPI Heritage Month on May 4, 2023 (in the spirit of “May the 4th be with you.”). We’ll be hosting a series of talks by incredible speakers on topics ranging from feminism and obscenity to language diversity and mental health among AAPI students. And of course, we won’t let you go hungry! We’ll be serving up some of the tastiest Asian treats, including Indian mini samosas and Chinese dumplings.

But that’s not all! On May 10, 2023, we’re partnering with Greenway Plaza (the open street initiative on 29th Street) to bring you a day of entertainment and fun. From K-pop dance performances to poetry readings by our very own students, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re feeling competitive, join us for a table tennis tournament or take part in stress-free yoga to unwind. Don’t forget to fuel up with a free Japanese bento box during lunchtime!

We have something for avid readers and poetry lovers too! In collaboration with Casa de las Américas, we will be hosting a book talk by the incredible Daphne Palasi Andreades on Friday, May 12, 2023 and a poetry reading by Hawai’i Poet Laureate Kealoha on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

So mark your calendars, grab your friends and family, and join us in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month at LaGuardia Community College ( It’s time to celebrate diversity, embrace culture, and have fun in the open street. And stay tuned for further announcements about other events in May.

The AAPI Heritage Committee

Ann Matsuuchi, Angela Wang, Claudia Chan, Dana Trusso, Donniece Davis-Cooper, Joby Jacob [Greenway Plaza], Kyoko Toyama, Lyudmila Spajic, Mae Lu, Malgorzata Marciniak, Nayelli Valencia Turrent [Greenway Plaza], Neetu Kaushik, Payal Doctor, Sada Hye Jaman, Sumanth Inukonda, Tao Chen, Thomas Cleary, Tomonori Nagano, Tuli Chatterji, and Wendy Nicholson

Pulitzer Center Student Reporting Fellowship is Tuesday

This is a fantastic paid opportunity to gain experience in journalism. Here is the application:

Here is a description of the fellowship by my colleague Professor Meghan Fox:

I am writing with an exciting opportunity for our students. Through our educational partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, one LaGuardia student will receive the opportunity to research and report on an underrepresented issue of global importance with funding and mentorship provided. Students can propose projects focused on an issue occurring in the US or abroad that is underreported in the US media. Ideally, applications will propose projects that can be completed within the calendar year, so students must take safety concerns and travel restrictions into account. Only projects that can be safely completed will be considered.

Consideration for the Pulitzer Center Student Reporting fellowship is not limited to journalism majors. Please share the information below with any of your students who might be interested in learning more about the fellowship and the application process.

The fellowship is open to all current LaGuardia students. Information regarding the fellowship can be found on the Pulitzer Center’s website: The application itself is attached to this email. Please note that the proposed budget may not exceed $3,000.

Students can also learn about previous projects from the website, which will also help them differentiate their ideas from what has already been covered:

Here is a quick link to published work from our past fellowship recipients:

And here is a link to the recording of the Pulitzer Center Information Session held last week: (To protect the privacy of those in attendance, the 40-minute Q&A that followed the overview of the application process is not included in the recording.)

The deadline for submitting applications for the Pulitzer Center Student Reporting Fellowship is Tuesday, April 18. Completed applications should be emailed to me ( as a Word doc or PDF attachment. I am happy to answer any questions from you or your students regarding the fellowship.

Thank you for taking the time to share this information with your students.

All the best,

Meghan Fox
Liaison to the Pulitzer Center​