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Jan

08

2016

I know I’ve mentioned this in this week’s events post, but I can’t resist bringing additional attention to MulchFest. This annual event allows you to bring your tree (and wreath) down to the parking lot in Astoria Park and get it mulched—you can then take mulch home for your gardening needs, or just have some […]

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Nov

23

2015

Leaf Fest at Astoria Park a Great Success

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This past Sunday was the final day of Leaf Fest, and volunteers did an excellent job raking and bagging thousands of pounds of leaves. We saw school groups, members of the Astoria Park Alliance, New York Cares volunteers, and other individuals all come together to make a dent in the epic amount of fallen leaves. […]

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Oct

01

2015

Oh, exercise. We know we need it, but sometimes working out seems like a chore. Need some extra motivation? How about cupcakes? Yes, you read that right!   The third annual New York City Cupcake Run, hitting Astoria Park October 17th, combines two seemingly opposite pastimes for one super-fun annual event. The 5k run (two laps […]

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Sep

28

2015

It’s a great time to be a dog owner in Astoria! We’ve already shared the scoop about a hip new doggie cafe, and now, even bigger news: Our local officials recently announced that $1 Million is being allocated to build a dog run in our neighborhood after the project received community support in last April’s Participatory […]

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Sep

24

2015

The process of getting a big groups of friends together to go out can be painful. It can also be the reason your night was so amazing. The logistics aren’t always easy, but celebrating an occasion or just getting together with all of your closest friends is always sure to be a good time. Luckily, Astoria rocks […]

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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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