Astoria, Event Jul 12, 2015 What to Do in Astoria This Week: Go Set a Watchman, PS1 Warm Up, and More In our new weekly series, we’re bringing you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week. Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our (…) Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print In our new weekly series, we’re bringing you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week. Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our (…) by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Superbowl LII Specials and Watch Parties in Astoria, LIC, an (...) Queens Comfort is Closing, So What’s Next? Thanksgiving 2017 in Astoria and LIC In our new weekly series, we’re bringing you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week. Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our 50+ Things to Do in Astoria & LIC post is still packed with fun ideas throughout the summer as well. Want your event included? Submit it here: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop Go Set a Watchman Release Party at Astoria Bookshop Astoria Bookshop is celebrating the release of one of 2015’s most anticipated books, Go Set A Watchman, with a Southern-inspired cocktail hour. Book lovers of Queens can pick up a copy of Harper Lee’s historic new novel while enjoying drinks and snacks chosen specifically for the event. Tuesday, July 14. From 5-7pm Free Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st St, Astoria Learn more here. Mean Girls Trivia What it sounds like! Join Trivia, AD for a fun night of Mean Girls specific trivia, loser. Tuesday, July 14th, 8pm Free Willie O’s Cafe & Lounge 31-18 Broadway, Astoria Learn more here. Swing Time Big Band Enjoy live music all summer long at Astoria Park! Thursday, 7:30pm Astoria Park Lawn on Shore Blvd between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool. Smorgasburg Queens “We’ve crisscrossed the borough for months, tasting amazing food and meeting lots of characters, to bring you as many exotic/ethnic/exciting vendors as we can muster.” Free to attend, range of $ to eat! Saturdays, 11am -6pm Smorgasburg 43-29 Crescent Street Long Island City Learn more here. Warm Up: Boys Noize, Busy P b2b Boston Bun, A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle, Lafawndah, Lotic $20 (free for residents in 11101–11109 zip codes) Saturday, July 18th, 3pm to 9pm MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY Learn more here. GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE / France The life and loves of French pop star Serge Gainsbourg are reimagined by comic book artist Joann Sfar, beginning with his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, through his wild and crazy years in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Free Wednesday, July 15th, 7pm Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City Learn more here. Whatever Floats Your Boat with Ian Gerson Saturday Sculpture Workshops are offered to kids, ages 5-13, and their families. Workshops take place every Saturday from May 9 – September 26; they are free and offered in the park’s education area on a drop-in basis. Participants work with a different artist each Saturday, exploring innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Free Saturday, July 18th, 12pm – 3pm Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Learn more here. Free Kayaking and Canoeing Astoria Boaters and LIC Community Boathouse offer free kayaking and canoeing, departing from the Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove (tide & weather permitting). People of all ages are welcome to participate or volunteer; no prior boating experience is required and participants may sign up on a first come, first serve basis. Minors (under 18 yrs.) must have a parent or guardian present. Free Wednesday, July 15, 6pm Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Learn more here. Live Music – Brian Adler’s Helium Drummer/composer Brian Adler brings his Helium Music Project to the Queens Kickshaw. Adler’s first musical experience came at the age of five, studying North Indian music. His music fuses this, as well as other musical traditions in a modern jazz context. Free Friday, July 17th, 9pm THE QUEENS KICKSHAW 40-17 Broadway Learn more here. “Trapped In The Closet” File this under strange, but awesome: a screening of all 33 chapters of R. Kelly’s hip-hopera Trapped In The Closet. Yes, you read that correctly! $40 Monday, July 20th, 6pm & 9pm Queens Comfort 40-09 30th Ave, Astoria Do you know of any events going on this week? Share the details in the comments! Want your event included in the future? Submit it here: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop Twitter Facebook Email Print live musicoutdoor moviesqueens comfort Related scoops Superbowl LII Specials and Watch Parties in Astoria, LIC, an (...) Queens Comfort is Closing, So What’s Next? Thanksgiving 2017 in Astoria and LIC Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.