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Aug 31, 2015

What to Do in Astoria: Music, Trivia, and Labor Day Weekend Fun

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We will continue to bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week.  Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our Ultimate List of Things to Do in Astoria Before the Summer is Over post is still packed with fun ideas throughout the summer as well.

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The Big Quiz Thing 

As seen on the official quiz show of the city of New York, the Big Quiz Thing, NYC’s greatest live trivia experience, begins its residency at Q.E.D. in Astoria: The first Tuesday of every month starting August 4. Way more than a bar trivia night, the Big Quiz Thing—hosted by the best quizmasters in the business—presents a fully produced evening of multimedia team-quiz fun. Use the BQT’s custom-made Web app to answer unique video and audio puzzles, the Lightning Round, the Text Message Challenge, the climactic Buzzertastic Finale, and the greatest “figureoutable” trivia questions anywhere. Plus, hope for the non-geeky: Smart-Ass Points for wrong but funny answers! All for honor, glory, and NYC’s greatest live trivia prize haul, courtesy a panoply of A-list sponsors, including NYC’s best live experiences and cultural institutions. Only $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Tuesday, September 1 from  7:30 PM- 9:30PM

Q.E.D. 27-16 23rd Ave

Learn more here.




Live Irish Music at Daly’s Pub

Enjoy some Irish culture while you sip your Guinness! Daly’s Pub is kicking off a weekly Live Music Tuesdays series on September 1st at 8pm, with musicians encouraged to stop by and join in the fun. There’s no cover for this casual session, so stop by for a few tunes!

Tuesday, September 1 from  8:00 PM- 11:00PM

Daly’s Pub 31-86 31st Street

Learn more here.


Flamenco at Mundo

Latinos, rejoice! This Thursday, September 3rd, Mundo will be hosting Flamenco with Hernan Romero—Grammy Award winner and four time nominee. As we all know Mundo is a great location for drinks and dinner, but it gets even better when you can have dinner and a show with no cover. Stop by Mundo at the Paper Factory Hotel this Thursday at 8:30pm for delicious food, awe-inspiring music, and a wonderful show!

Thursday, September 3, 8:30PM

Mundo | 37-06 36th Street

Learn more here.


So Get This…A Comedy Storytelling Show

We’re excited to host So Get This, a comedy story telling show organized by Astoria residents Brandon Collins and Mike Feeney. Lineup and details to follow, but save the date, 9/3 at 8PM. Doors open at 7:30, come hang out and have beer, wine, and other coffee shop fare.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 from  to 

Astoria Coffee| 30-04 30th St

Learn more here.



Live Music – Cait & the Critters

Cait and the Critters is a New York City based hot jazz band that gives old swing new life. Queens resident, band leader, and vocalist Cait brings together a delightful group of some of New York’s top young talent in traditional jazz.

Caitlin Allen on Vocals
Ian Hutchinson on Bass
Joe McDonough on Trombone
Garrett Manley on Guitar

Free Admission

Friday, September 4th from 9-11:30PM

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

Learn more here.






In-Sight Dance Company’s 6th Annual Suite Summer Festival

In-Sight Dance Company’s Suite Summer Festival gathers compelling professional dance companies from New York City and beyond to create a diverse dance experience in Queens. The sixth annual festival will offer two distinct programs to be held over Labor Day weekend. The free, site-specific performances will invite the audience to of rove around the park and participate in an immersive dance experience. In addition to the weekend performances, the public will have the opportunity to experience the dancers’ creative process during July and August open rehearsals.


Friday, September 4  from 6PM–7PM, Program I

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City, NY

Learn more here.




Warm Up: Derrick May, Vince Staples, Clark, Dan Bodan feat. Draveng


MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2015, beginning June 27 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 5. A New York summer staple now in its 18th year, MoMA PS1’s highly anticipated Warm Up outdoor music series continues its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs—both local and international—across a range of genres.Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and providing a space for collaboration, new material, and side projects.

Tickets $18 in advance, $20 day-of

Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Doors open at Noon

MoMA PS1 courtyard | 22-25 Jackson Ave | Long Island City, NY 11101

Learn more here.





Live Music: The Steve Kattermann Band

Saturday, September 5 from 5:00-8:00PM

Free Admission

Bohemian Hall Bar and Restaurant | 29-19 24th Avenue

Learn more here.



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.

Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 1–4PM


Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City, NY

Departs from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove

Learn more here.





Sunday Tai Chi

Led by certified instructors from the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, these classes offer the opportunity to learn Taoist Tai Chi, improve one’s health, relax, and exercise in an outdoor setting among changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

Free. No RSVP required.

SUNDAYS, MAY 10 – SEPT 27, 2015   from  11 AM – 12 PM

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Boulevard | Long Island City, NY

Learn more here.



Kegs & Eggs

Relax, rehab, revive. Live music and sweet drink specials.

Sunday, September 6, from 12PM to 4PM.

Studio Square NYC | 35-33 36th Street | Long Island City, NY 11106

Learn more here.

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Yoga in The Park

Take your yoga practice out for some sun! TYR has been bringing yoga into the great outdoors for the past 5 years, and this year is better than ever! Gantry Plaza State Park & Astoria Park provide an inspiring Manhattan backdrop as we flow through energizing vinyasas to the breeze of the river. This is a fun (and FREE!) seasonal opportunity so grab your friends, a mat, comfy clothes, and the desire to move, smile, and shine. Come early to Gantry Park & try Workout Factory’s free 30 minute Bootcamp Class

Sunday, September 6th, 5:30pm to 6:30PM

Gantry Plaza State Park | 474 48th Ave. | Long Island City, NY

Learn more here.

yoga in the park


30th Avenue Business Association Street Fair

Monday, September 7th from 12PM to 6PM

30th Ave, between 29th and 41st Street

Learn more here.



Our Ultimate List of Things to Do in Astoria Before the Summer is Over post is still packed with fun ideas throughout the summer as well.

Want your event included? Submit it here:

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