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Aug

25

2015

The 7th Annual New World Queens Fest, presented by Astoria Music and Arts, is going down this Saturday, August 29, from 12pm-9pm in Astoria Park. It’s going to be a jam-packed day full of awesomeness, and here’s why!   1.) A Diverse Live Music Selection This year’s lineup of musicians is as diverse as Queens […]

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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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Aug

12

2015

There’s no doubt about it: our neighborhood is awesome. Astoria is home to outstanding places to eat, drink, learn, listen, watch, and relax. It’s only natural that friends and family from out of town (and maybe even other boroughs!) will want to visit and see what Astoria’s all about. The big question is: where to take […]

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Jul

29

2015

  Have you seen the old diving pool in Astoria Park, adjacent to the Olympic-sized swimming pool? If you have, you’ve likely tried to ignore it. The space, currently filled with cloudy water and weeds, is pretty unattractive due to decades of going unused. But here’s the good news: after years of planning, the mission to turn […]

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Jul

20

2015

Astoria Music & Arts is having a busy summer. On Saturday, August 29th , they’ll be throwing their 7th Annual New World Queens Fest, an Astoria Park extravaganza with live music, art displays, family dance parties, puppet shows, and a pie-eating contest. If you haven’t marked it in your calendar yet, save the date ASAP! Before […]

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Jul

17

2015

If you’re looking for a new spot to get your laugh on, Long Island City has you covered. The Standing Room comedy club will be moving into the former Laughing Devil space on Vernon Blvd, and they’ll be offering something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a place to catch a comedy show, watch a […]

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Jul

13

2015

Saturday was a banner day for Astoria, as our community came out in full force to support the highly-anticipated opening of HiFi Records. Vinylphiles from all over visited the new record store and coffee shop, located at 23-19 Steinway, to peruse the selection, listen to some live music, and enjoy the delicious Turkish cuisine provided […]

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Jul

07

2015

File this under strange, but awesome: On Monday, July 20, Queens Comfort and Cinema Under the Influence will present Trapped in the Comfort, a screening of all 33 chapters of R. Kelly’s hip-hopera Trapped In The Closet. Yes, you read that correctly! While guests enjoy the screening, Queens Comfort, Astoria’s favorite kooky restaurant, will provide […]

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Jul

06

2015

  In case you missed our big Facebook announcement, We Heart Astoria will be co-hosting a grand opening party for HiFi Records, a new record store opening up in the neighborhood, and we want to see YOU there! Music fans from all over the city are invited to stop by HiFi Records (23-19 Steinway) this Saturday, […]

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Jun

30

2015

Talk about talent on a Tuesday night!  On the corner of 28th Street and 23rd Ave, the funky notes of a modern jazz band flow from the doors and windows of The Letlove Inn. Patrons can be seen gathering around the dark entrance, socializing and enjoying the warm summer’s night breeze. It’s inviting and curiosity-provoking […]

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Jun

26

2015

Spotlight on Q.E.D.

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in Arts and Culture, Astoria, Bars, Comedy, Food and Drink, Music, Theater

It’s no secret that we love Q.E.D. Part performance space, part bar, and part venue for a diverse selection of classes, this spot always has something new and exciting going on. We were dying to learn more about this cool, quirky neighborhood favorite, so we asked owner Kambri Crews to give us some inside scoop. She was cool enough […]

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Jun

23

2015

Astoria-based music blog Play Too Much is throwing one hell of a party, and you’re invited! Music fans from all over the city will flock to the New York Hall of Science (47-01 111th St., Corona) this Friday, 6/26, at 7pm for NYSCI After Dark, an evening of live music, museum access, Lego exhibitions, and complimentary Sixpoint […]

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Jun

18

2015

  This Sunday, June 21, over 1,000 musicians will take to the streets to participate in Make Music New York: a free, city-wide outdoor music festival across all five boroughs. Astoria and Long Island City are getting involved in a big way, presenting over fifty musicians performing in seventeen different locations, with venues ranging from coffee shops […]

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Jun

13

2015

This just in- we just heard Steinway is getting a record shop & cafe. I know. I’ll let that sink in. Owner Javi told us, “It has taken considerable amount of time and effort, elbow grease and many years of record collecting to build a record store just as eclectic as our beloved town.” Here’s […]

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Jun

03

2015

Summer is here (whether Mother Nature decides to cooperate or not!) and the Garden at Studio Square wants to shake out the chilly weather blues with a diverse lineup of events. Tonight, they will be kicking off Live Country Music Wednesdays, in partnership with the country radio station NASH FM.  The monthly event will feature […]

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