I’m happy to say, our inbox was full of awesome this week! So much great stuff going on in the neighborhood. Here are some choice items for your perusal.
Americana For Your Ears
On Friday night, The Queens Kickshaw continues with their live music series, showcasing Seth Kessel’s Two Cent Band. They’ll be playing bluegrass, rockabilly, and honkytonk from 9-11:30pm. And while you’re there, nosh on some of their new menu items with a cold one. The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway Astoria; 718.777.0913
Flow of L’eau
On Saturday you can stop by the Steinway Branch of the Queens Public Library for a screening of FLOW: For Love of Water, part of the Green Film Series. It screens from from 3-4:45pm. The world water crisis is no laughing matter and is an important issue to be aware of. More about the film:
Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary “Flow: For Love of Water” investigates what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century: the world water crisis. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “Can anyone really own water?”
Queens Public Library, Steinway Branch, 21-45 31st Street Astoria; 718.728.1965
Get Your Om On
On Sunday, the Giving Tree Yoga Studio has scheduled a meditation workshop from 6:30-8:30pm ($25). Led by studio founder Anne-Margaret, she will teach you simple techniques that will improve confidence, focus and clarity. With these techniques, you’ll be able to develop your own practice that can support and recharge you in a way that unconscious sleep cannot. Giving Tree Yoga Studio, 22-56 31st Street Astoria; 718.728.0110
Astoria Food in the News
Did you happen to catch all the Astoria food news online this week? It was awesome. Serious Eats wrote a great article, Lidia Bastianich’s Shopping Guide to Italian Ingredients in Queens, with a cool map and everything. Some of our favorite spots were highlighted – Rosario’s and Sorisso’s, two wonderful Italian delis; Cassinelli, who makes excellent fresh pasta; and Terrizzi Pastry Shop, home of amazing cannoli.
Then WHA friend Sue Yacka (aka @tastoriaqueens on twitter – you should follow her) was interviewed by the Village Voice about her knowledge and love of the Astoria food scene. I really want to eat that fig tart from Astor Bake Shop, too.
Share Your Love for the Shore
This weekend is the second weekend of the three weekend Astoria Park Shore Fest. This week the theme is Taste of the Nation. There will be food tastings from local restaurants (Thai Elephant, Cassinelli, and Malu, just to name a few), music from CatGut, tumbling by Sokol Gymnastics, a Ukelele Social, and yours truly will be there at 3:30pm on Sunday talking about food in Queens. And Love TV will be back! Astoria Park, Shore Blvd between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Blvd.
Have a wonderful weekend, Astoria!