Gallery opening and drag show a hit at POP

“I mean, where even are we?” Pissy Miles, industry-celebrated comedy drag queen asked the crowd that was crammed into the Pot o’ Paint gallery on Merrick Road near Grand Avenue for an exhibition of his husband, David Ayllon’s photograpy. Miles, who is more accustomed to performing in Brooklyn drag clubs than Long Island galleries, joked, “Has anything of consequence ever happened in Baldwin?” Ayllon, who grew up in neighboring Freeport, said that when his old friend Dawn Maison, who co-owns the Pot o’ Paint – which opened last September –, asked him to show his work there, he thought, “It would be awesome to bring my work back to my roots.”

Gillen wipes officials’ names from town park signs

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen’s administration has officially replaced every sign in the Town of Hempstead’s 107 developed parks, she announced on Jan. 18 at the Newbridge Road Dog Park in Bellmore.

High School held Senior Banquet

Dozens of Baldwin High School students came out for the Senior Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 18. This year’s theme was Casino Night, and these students came dressed to impress. Complete with dice and playing card décor, the casino night event was on these seniors won’t soon forget.


A shifting vision of black America

Perhaps no show on American television addresses the perilous times in which we find ourselves more vividly than ABC’s “Black-ish,” which . . .


Hey, N.Y.C., hands off L.I.’s water

New York City wants Long Island’s water. We shouldn’t give it to the city, period. Here’s the thing: If granted state approval, the city could just take it.