What To Do This Weekend, 6/2/11

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in Community, Fitness, Free, Long Island City, Parks, Restaurants, Weekend, Yoga

It’s going to stay warm and sunny for at least part of this weekend, which is just dandy with us.  With so many fun activities and venues to explore, we promise to keep you occupied to your heart’s (and stomach’s) delight.  Here’s a few options:

Il Bambino Patio - Image by Meg Cotner

When the weather cooperates in Astoria, there’s virtually no limit to the amazing eateries you can hit up that feature expansive outdoor seating.  Some of our favorites include the quaint outdoor patio at Il Bambino, Pachanga Patterson’s private outdoor garden and even Veslo’s tastefully decorated al fresco area.  For something a little bit more out in the open, we suggest Ovelia, Grand Cafe, Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, Studio Square Beer Garden, Cafe Bar and more.  Eh hem…there are so many more…

Looking for something cool and low-key to do on Friday? We suggest checking out Noguchi Museum’s 1st Fridays program, which offer pay-what-you-wish admission, featuring a cash bar until 8 p.m.  After leaving the museum, take a stroll across the street to Socrates Sculpture Park and watch the sunset. Noguchi Museum – 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City.  718.204.7088.  Socrates Sculpture Park – 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City.  718.956.1819

Giving Tree Yoga Studio

Giving Tree Yoga

And speaking of parks and recreation, there’s a wonderful program from the Giving Tree Yoga Studio, which starts this Saturday and continues till the end of June, offering a free run/walk & yoga program in Astoria Park.  The class starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 11 a.m.  Check it out this week and recruit some devout yogis to come along – meet at Giving Tree Yoga Studio ahead of time.  Giving Tree Yoga Studio – 22-56 31st Street, Astoria.  718.728.0110

Gabrile Perici art

Gabriele Perici art

Something neat that Meg and I had the pleasure of uncovering last week was the opening of a small, indie art studio called the Perici Art House.  An intimate artist’s space, tucked between two residential buildings on 35th Street near 31st Avenue, consider it an insider’s resource to some pretty cutting edge local art by artist, Gabriele Perici.  31-06 35th Street, Astoria.  516.724.1562

HEADS UP: A lot of you have probably heard about the big Summer Spit BBQ going on next weekend at Studio Square.  Featuring celebrity chef, David Burke, the afternoon promises a proper gorgefest of BBQ’d dishes such as angry pigs in a blanket, BBQ chicken and cheese dumplings, a whole roasted pig, and even deep fried twinkies and oreos.  The event kicks off next Sunday, June 12th at noon.  Get your tickets here and enjoy.  Studio Square – 35-33 36th Street, Astoria. 718.383.1001

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