Rock Your Heart Out / Taking Back Queens

lightworkers, change, charity, youth devlopment

Meeting The Mayor…. By Hal Eisenberg, L.M.S.W.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead, Cultural Anthropologist   CEO of Windows of Opportunity with Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, North Carolina… Blessed by her presence….Prayers that our NYC Mayor will learn from her and bigger prayers that the rest of our government will as well…. I haven’t written in awhile, but with all the efforts going on throughout Windows of Opportunity surrounding [...]

punk shows, all ages, nyc, diy

TBQ Presents An All Ages Punk Island Benefit Show

We are so excited that we have a stage this year at Punk Island on June 18th, 2017 at Governor’s Island! On Saturday, April 15th, we are going to have a benefit show for Punk Island at Hollis Woods Community Church… and its also our Program Director Arlene’s Birthday Bash! Its an amazing bill! Everyone come out! All ages! No drugs or alcohol! Lots of fun!   Taking Back Queens logo… Alternative rock coming from the NYC area, FLOAT is here to [...]

DIY, punk scene, music venue

Taking Back Queens: May 9, 2015

Last Saturday, “Taking Back Queens”—a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting DIY musical ventures in the NYC borough—proved that a musty church basement makes for a great music venue.

Artists of Queens: Mary Desiree

Posted on January 9, 2014 by tribune in QConfidential One of Desiree’s biggest inspirations is her two-year-old son, Noah. His presence changed her life completely, giving her the drive and focus she needs to keep writing and keep moving forward. “I have gone through so many hardships in life so far, at such a young age, but seeing a smile on my son’s face, it definitely helps me,” she said. “I want to be a role model for Noah so [...]

Sludge Factory – Hot Noise #8

By Meredith Webb Welcome to another edition of Hot Noise where this week we will be focusing on the lesser-publicized but just as exciting borough of Queens. Yes, yes we all know Brooklyn is uber-out-of-this-world cool right now and Long Island and New Jersey are home to some of punk rocks finest, but what about Queens people? What about Queens?? This beloved borough has spawned some of the finest musicians in history including  rock’n’roll royalty THE RAMONES, SICK OF IT ALL, [...]

NYC Based Youth Non Profit Teams with International Artist to Promote Peace

NYC – 1/16/2012 — Zero degree weather and the coldest day of the winter did not stop Windows of Opportunity, Inc. and World Pop and Soul artist Queen Rose from taking to the streets to film a music video with a much needed strong message. The video, a Queen Rose, Inc. production for the song titled BUILDING BRIDGES, is set for international release on February 7th in conjunction with Black History Month. Its message is intended to inspire conversations [...]

WOO Partners with International Musician to Raise Awareness

Windows of Opportunity has partnered with international violinist and vocalist, Queen Rose to produce the music video for her soon to be released song ‘Building Bridges’. Queen Rose Releases Debut Song BUILDING BRIDGES Featuring Mark Shine Free Download Available Now NYC – 12/12/2010 — Available now on is the debut song BUILDING BRIDGES from violinist Queen Rose featuring Mark Shine. The song is co-written and co-produced by Queen Rose and Mark Shine. Executive producers are Marvels “Magic” Marvelous and Queen Rose. “I knew [...]

Rock Ur Heart Out Interviewed by The Simmer

The Simmer’s Michael Thurston interviews Regina Rossi and Josh Lamothe of Rock Ur Heart Out. This event planning firm is committed to building a community of young, emerging artists who perform to generate awareness for charitable causes in the New York area.