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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 (…)

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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.

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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


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


Willie O’s Cafe & Lounge

31-18 Broadway, Astoria

Learn more here.

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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


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


22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

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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.


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.


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.


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.


Friday, July 17th, 9pm

40-17 Broadway

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“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!


Monday, July 20th, 6pm & 9pm

Queens Comfort

40-09 30th Ave, Astoria




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