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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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Mar

10

2015

We were fortunate to be invited to a press preview of Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, a new exhibit opening up at MOMI this Saturday, March 14. If you love the TV show, Mad Men—and even if you haven’t followed it much (like me)—this exhibit is a real treat. On display are showrunner Matthew Weiner’s notes, […]

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Dec

01

2014

Well, we’ve had Thanksgiving, then Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday (today) and now Giving Tuesday, which is in its third year. This is a big deal for nonprofits and the like, and we thought we’d highlight a few of the organizations in Astoria and LIC that could benefit from Giving Tuesday (or, #GivingTuesday). […]

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Nov

10

2014

If you can believe it, Christmas storefronts have arrived. This was spotted on Broadway. Polar Vortex a-comin’ later this week [Accuweather] The folks at Astoria Houses are pro-Astoria Cove [NY Post] Help the LIC Clock Tower get landmarked [WHA] Michael Barker is the new co-chair of the Board of Directors at MOMI [NYT] Not a […]

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Oct

17

2014

On Saturday, October 18, the NYC Greek Film Festival starts at the Museum of the Moving Image. It is going to be a terrific series, full of interesting, accessible films from Greece. The festival goes through Sunday evening, with an additional film on October 22 (sold out, though tickets may become available on a first-come, […]

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Oct

06

2014

Ear sculptures spotted at the SculptureCenter opening this weekend. More chatter about the East River Skyway project [DOGOnews] Hunters Point South Park was the site of a one-year memorial for Avonte Oquendo [CBS] MOMI has one of the best movie theaters in NYC [Gothamist] The idea of closing LaGuardia Airport in a Letter to the […]

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Oct

02

2014

We just heard that master of funk George Clinton is going to be in Astoria on Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m.! He’ll be in town for a book signing at MOMI of his memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir (2014, Atria Books). He’ll also be […]

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Sep

26

2014

A Memory of Astoria at MOMI

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We recently learned about this new panoramic video installation at the Museum of the Moving Image, A Memory of Astoria, and it definitely piqued our interest. It was created by New York-based artist Ezra Wube. More about the installation, which is the first piece you see as you enter the Museum: The artwork, commissioned by […]

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Aug

29

2014

Did you happen to catch a recent episode of $9.99 that took place in Astoria? It’s very interesting! They visited MOMI, Socrates Sculpture Park (the awesome Queens Mother of Reality and Scarecrow installations are shown), Capo Auction House, BIG!NYC, BZ Grill (we learned that “gyro” means “something that turns”), Queens Beauty Parlor (home to affordable […]

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Aug

18

2014

We wanted to let you know about this amazing event coming later in September—New York on Location. It’s going to happen on the Kaufman Astoria Studios backlot on Sunday, September 21, 2014 (rain date: Sunday, September 28, 2014) from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—yes, right in the middle of the Kaufman Arts District. It will be a […]

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Jul

31

2014

We’re pretty excited that the 10th Annual Rural Route Film Festival is almost upon us—it happens on the weekend of August 8-10 at one of our favorite spots in town, the Museum of the Moving Image. The films in this year’s festival focus on old world paganism (especially from Eastern Europe), sexuality, and nature. The […]

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Jul

28

2014

We suggest 50 great things to do in Astoria, LIC and beyond before the summer ends (food, shopping, sports, community events) – a must read list!

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Jul

23

2014

This weekend while watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother, a new New York Lottery ad ran… and I realized that part of it was filmed at the Museum of the Moving Image! The white cafe space with the white stairs ascending on the left and the outdoor Kaufman courtyard in the back is […]

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Jul

21

2014

A nice story on ceramicist Liberty Valance and her work at LIC’s Brickhouse Ceramic Art Center [Times Ledger] A few details about OITNB Season 3 [Hallels] Queens has the most street trees in the 5 boroughs, with many of them maples [Cloudred] The strip at 35-02 Northern Blvd (2 buildings away from the Standard Motors building […]

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Jul

15

2014

Earlier today I had a chance to view the new animation exhibit at MOMI, What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, and absolutely loved it. This is a fantastic exhibit of Chuck Jones’s work—he is probably best known as one of the developers of Bugs Bunny for Warner Brothers (originally Leon Schlesinger Productions). At […]

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