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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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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

29

2015

We all know that Citi Bike is finally coming to Queens. By the end of August of this year, L.I.C will have 12 new docks in their hood. This will be the first time the popular blue bikes make an appearance in Queens. So what about Astoria? Citi Bike recently announced that by the end […]

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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

25

2015

Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you have a suggestion we missed? Leave a note in the comments! (And don’t forget our big American Craft Beer & Bourbon bash July 2nd. It’s […]

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Jun

25

2015

Could Astoria and LIC soon be home to these novel cross shaped pools? Curbed recently reported that the 5-year-old +Pool folks have tested their concept and might be ready to go with these awesome floating swim spots sooner than later. In case you’re not familiar with the project, + Pools  take nasty river water and […]

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Jun

23

2015

Just over a year and a half ago, one of Queens’ most memorable landmarks disappeared overnight. In order to convert the large warehouse into new condos, Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the beloved 5 Pointz, came under the cover of darkness to paint away the chameleonic aerosol murals that canvased the walls of 45-46 Davies […]

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May

26

2015

With Memorial Day over, we can’t help but think about all things summer! This year we’re bringing you our favorite things to do around town (and a few slightly outside of the neighborhood) before things heat up too much so you can be sure to work them into your busy social calendar. Did we leave […]

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May

21

2015

Always one of our favorite signs that summer is near—the return of the greenmarket at Socrates Sculpture Park. Look for it the first time in 2015 on Saturday, June 6 and it will happen every Saturday until November 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here are some of the vendors expected to participate this year—lots of […]

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May

15

2015

  We’re so excited to check out the newest Socrates Sculpture Park exhibitions, which open this Sunday, May 17th. The Living Pyramid, seen in progress above and rendered below, is a, “site-specific earthwork” and will, “span 30 feet at its four-sided base and ascend 30 feet high, created from several tons of soil and planted […]

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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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Apr

23

2015

Imagine a music festival that involves no travel, no badges, and no pretentious outfits. This day-long festival comes to you: while you pick up a morning coffee, go for a run in the park, or enjoy an outdoor beer with friends. Sounds pretty awesome, right? On Sunday, June 21, this becomes a reality when Make […]

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Apr

13

2015

As many of you know, it’s Participatory Budgeting season in Astoria! During April 13-19, residents will vote on up to five projects that they want to see funded. Ballot proposals that get the most votes and are within the $1 Million limit will be the winning projects. Here’s a sample ballot so you can familiarize yourself with […]

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Feb

23

2015

Beautiful Astoria Park in warmer weather. This coming Sunday, March 1, join the Astoria Park Alliance for the Q.E.D. Jam – this is live performance at Q.E.D. to benefit the all-volunteer-run Astoria Park Alliance (APA). For just $20, you’ll get to enjoy an hour of music and camaraderie with performances from musician Chris Pizzolo; Alex […]

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Jan

28

2015

Astoria Snow Day

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in Astoria, Parks, Recreation

So maybe “snowmageddon” wasn’t quite the storm everyone expected. That being said, who doesn’t love a free day to play in the snow, drink hot chocolate, and take advantage of a wintry wonderland.  We asked you to tag us on Instagram or use #weheartsnow to show us how you spent your day. Here’s some of […]

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