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Aug 09, 2015

What to Do in Astoria this Week: Free Movies, Music, and More

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 50+ Things to (…)

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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 50+ Things to Do in Astoria & LIC post is still packed with fun ideas throughout the summer as well.

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Screening Movies on the Waterfront: How to Train your Dragon 

Come on down to the Waterfront this Monday at 8:30 p.m. to watch a beautiful screening of How to Train your Dragon with popcorn and all snacks you may need. The free event is held at Astoria Park Lawn in Queens more specifically Shore Boulevard between Hells Gate Bridge and the pool.


Monday, August 10th from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm 

Astoria Park | 19 St. bet. Astoria Park S. and Ditmars Blvd.

Learn more here 

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Gilmore Girls Trivia @ Willie O’s

Come on down to Ms. Pattys Dance School, also known as Willie O’s on Tuesday, August 11th starting at 8pm for the Stars Hollow town meeting. Don’t forget to bring plenty of Dorsal fins and Cucamonga for everyone! The event is FREE, just be sure to reserve a table for your trivia team on Eventbrite.


Tuesday, August 11 from 8 PM – 10 PM

Willie O’s | 31-18 Broadway | (718) 777-2829

Learn more here.


Storytelling Show

Come join your community at an open-mic story time event. Names will be picked out of a fishbowl and you will be invited to speak for five minutes and of course, if you are not one who would like to speak you can come join the audience and listen to the different stories.


Tuesday, August 11th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Astoria Bookshop | 31-29 31st Street

Learn more here



How Cats Took Over The Internet at The Museum of the Moving Image

Big fan of Caturday? Miss the days of lolcats? Wonder how it all started? Stop on by The Museum of the Moving Image on Monday, August 12th at the video screening amphitheater and gallery for the answers to these questions.

Museum admission is $12 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and students (with valid ID), and $6 for children.

Wednesday, August 12th from 10:30 am to 5 pm

Learn more about the museum here.




Waterfront Concert Series 2015: Spitfire

See the performance by Spitfire, five childhood friends who formed a band in a garage in 1975 Astoria, Queens. The band will play original music from classic rock bands – an unforgettable performance for free.


Thursday, August 13th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Astoria Park Lawn | Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool

Learn more here

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Live Music – Tosh Sheridan

Tosh, a guitarist and composer, earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 1998. In 2004, he went on to earn his Masters in Jazz Performance from City College of New York. While at City College, Tosh studied with the world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini.


Friday, August 14th from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

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Coffee Lounge at Astoria Coffee

Want a place to wind down and relax after your Friday work day? Come on down to Astoria Coffee, where coffee is being served from morning until night and is an ideal place to hang out with friends, family, and co-workers.

Friday, August 14, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Astoria Coffee | 3004 30th St

Learn more here.

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Free Yoga in the Park

The yoga classes are designed for individuals at any level and aim to engage all the people attending. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes for a relaxing morning in the park.


Saturday, August 15th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am & 11:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Boulevard

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Warm Up: Untold, Vessel, Ninos Du Brasil, Cut Hands, French Fries b2b Bambounou

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2015, 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.

Tickets in advance $18, the day of $20

Saturday, August 15th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

MoMa | 22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.

Learn more here



LIC Concert: Jeff Litman

Beautiful concert in Gantry Plaza State Park, appropriate for all ages and an incredible evening to spend with family and friends. Jeff Litman preforms melodic rock music, bringing back rock tunes and adding a soothing tone. To listen to some of his music click here.


Sunday, August 16th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Gantry Plaza State Park | 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City

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