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Aug

20

2015

The LIC Block Party at SculptureCenter is a pretty perfect weekend event for friends, families, artists, neighbors, and pretty much everyone else. There’s live music and performances, booths with fun and interesting goods, artists waiting to lead activities, food, costumes, art from Queens based institutions, etc. What else could you want in a neighborhood block […]

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Jul

01

2015

Who’s ready to get their dance on? Astoria’s newest dance school, Reflexion Dance & Fitness, is debuting this summer, and we can’t wait to groove! Opening on July 31st, Reflexion will be located at 26-80 30th Street, #B2, and will feature dance and fitness classes for all ages. Highlights include Mommy & Me, Creative Movement, […]

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Jun

26

2015

Last year I was lucky enough to go to the Astoria Park Carnival with my brother-in-law, Tommy. We ate snow cones that left food dye all over our hands and faces. We played competitive water shooting games to see who would win the stuffed animal. We rode that wild ride that swings you back and […]

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Jun

17

2015

Waldo has been welcomed back in Astoria & LIC. Find him at 25 awesome local businesses! The Astoria Bookshop welcomed Waldo on June 12th.  This July, as it has for the past few years, Astoria Bookshop is hosting a Waldo scavenger hunt throughout Astoria and LIC. It’s a great chance to check out a variety […]

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May

13

2015

If you’re looking for family-friendly activities this summer, no need to travel outside the neighborhood! The office of Councilman Costas Constantinides has announced two upcoming all-ages events for Astorians both young and old. The first is the International Cultural Fest, which will be held Saturday May 30 at the Astoria Park Terrace Pool. The event will […]

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May

05

2015

One of our favorite family friendly events is upon us- Kite Flight is this Saturday at Socrates Sculpture Park*! Here’s more info from their website: Using recycled materials, children and their families draw inspiration from the park’s fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build expressive kites, and then fly them in the park. Participants […]

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Jan

21

2015

We just heard that local favorite Raising Astoria, will be closing their retail store this February. Their announcement mentions their current space on 23rd Avenue will be dedicated to education and classroom space instead. Here’s more from their latest newsletter: We are writing to let you know about some significant changes in the mission of […]

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Oct

21

2014

Hallets Point peninsula in Astoria—the area south of 26th Avenue is home to a 55% child poverty rate. It is, of course, also the potential future home to Astoria Cove. This is a story we definitely do not heart but believe it is an important one to know about. In a recent Capital New York article, we […]

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Oct

06

2014

The Hell Gate Horror Is Back!

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in Astoria, Children, Halloween

While walking home from my early morning swim, I spotted a sign that I had been looking for over the past couple weeks—the flyer announcing the Hell Gate Horror!! Indeed, it’s back again this year, Saturday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hell Gate Horror is a pretty excellent haunted walk through the large […]

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Sep

03

2014

Thanks to the folks at GrowNYC, we’ve learned about the Socrates Greenmarket Farmer Games, which sound like a good time. Get ready for lots of family-friendly fun this Saturday, September 6 from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. The day will consist of farmers market themed activities: seed spitting contests, pin the corn on the stalk, […]

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Aug

20

2014

Backpack Giveaway Sunday, August 24

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in Astoria, Children, Event

Thanks to the good folks at Zone 26, we’ve learned about this awesome backpack giveaway! Lighthouse Ministries is behind the event, now in its third year, and it will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. at UA Kaufman Astoria Cinemas—that’s the big multiplex on 38th Street. Backpacks, filled with school supplies, […]

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Dec

09

2013

Today’s winner will receive a big gift for a little Astorian! Congrats Pam!  You will receive a pack of 5 classes to FunkiJam from Raising Astoria! Raising Astoria has an array of toys, children’s books, and locally hand-crafted goods perfect for all the children on your holiday shopping list! Check them out this holiday season! […]

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Dec

04

2013

We can’t forget about our littlest (and cutest!) Western Queens residents in our 12 Days of Giveaways.  Raising Astoria is a community-oriented shop for new and expecting parents, offering a variety of children’s and parenting classes in their large classroom, as well as an array of toys, children’s books, and locally hand-crafted goods.  The store also sells […]

Oct

17

2013

Halloween brings parties, festivals, parades, a walking tour and more to Astoria and Long Island City in 2013.

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Jun

17

2013

This edition of Monday Linkage features a language mural project, graffiti on postal boxes, Children’s Bicycle Race, cutting enrollment and funds at a local high school, Shore Fest fundraising, Newtown Literary submissions, and Vernon Blvd bike lanes makeover.

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