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Aug 02, 2015

What to Do in Astoria this Week: Greenmarket, Loop Station Music, Internet Cats Exhibit 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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Track and Field for Kids

CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs.

Monday, August 3 from 9:30 AM – 12 PM


Astoria Park Track in Astoria Park, 14-28 Astoria Park S


Trivia Tuesday @ Front Toward Enemy

It’s Trivia Tuesday at Front Toward Enemy. Come alone or bring a team – prizes throughout the night.  Their delicious $5 beer battered chicken, sweet chili glaze with wasabi mayonnaise and beer special should help get those mental juices flowing!

Tuesday, August 4 from 8 PM – 10 PM

Front Toward Enemy, 40-11 30th Ave



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.

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue



Downward Spiral

Every first and third Wednesday, Lindsay Boling, Justy Dodge, Dina Hashem and Peggy O’Leary host this stand-up showcase featuring the city’s best up-and-comers, notable drop-ins and a fantastic beer and food selection.

Wednesday, August 5 at 8 PM

No cover.

Oliver’s Astoria, 37-19 Broadway (corner of 38th Street)


Loop Station: Experimental Music @ Mundo NY

An experimental music project with music by Tatita Marquez, a dance performance by Eugenia Chirmini and special guest afro-Uruguayan drumming trio.  Dinner + show, no cover.

Thursday, August 6 at 8 PM

Mundo NY, 37-06 36th Street


Museum of the Moving Image: How Cats Took Over the Internet

How Cats Took Over the Internet tells the history of cats online, examining phenomena like Caturday, lolcats, cat videos, celebrity cats, and more to unearth why images and videos of the feline kind have transfixed a generation of web users.

Friday, August 7 through January 31st, 2016

$12 adults (18+)

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888



GrowNYC Greenmarket

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday.

Bring your compost to the park to be collected by BIG!Compost, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. WIC and FMNP checks accepted at individual farm stands. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit accepted at market information tent.

Saturday, August 8 from 8 AM – 4 PM


Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Boulevard



Hip to Hip Theatre Company: The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s darkest comedy explores bigotry, justice, and the limitations of the law. The young Venetian gentleman Bassanio has squandered all his money, but he needs 3,000 ducats so that he can travel to Belmont and woo the beautiful heiress Portia. His devoted friend Antonio helps him by borrowing the cash from the moneylender Shylock. But when Antonio is forced to default on the loan, Shylock seeks a gruesome revenge, and Portia and Bassanio find themselves in a desperate struggle to save Antonio’s life.

Saturday, August 8 from 7 PM – 9 PM


Gantry Plaza State Park (Northern Lawn), 4-09 47th Rd




Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with JG Thirlwell

For the fifth year in a row, The Noguchi Museum partners with Bang on a Can to present an innovative performance series held in the Museum.

JG Thirlwell is a composer/producer/performer based in Brooklyn, who also works under many pseudonyms including Manorexia, Foetus, Steroid Maximus, Baby Zizanie, Hydroze Plus, and Wiseblood. He has released over thirty albums, composed commissions for Bang On A Can and Kronos Quartet, among others, and creates the musical score for the show Venture Bros on Cartoon Network. JG Thirlwell will be presenting a program of works for string quartet, including a world premier and a New York premiere. He will join the quartet for the last piece, which will be for string quartet with electronic treatments.

Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 3 PM – 4 PM
$10 general admission.
Noguchi Museum , 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY 11106
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Author Event: Aida Zilelian, The Legacy of Lost Things

Join author Aida Zilelian for a reading and discussion of her latest novel The Legacy of Lost Things, an award-winning novel about Old World culture within the new generation.

Sunday, August 9 at 6 PM


Astoria Bookshop, 31-29 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11106


Astoria Tango Club’s Carlos de Chey Masterclass and Deejay

An open level tango lesson with Carlos de Chey, with wine and food, available on premises at incredible prices!  DJ session to follow.

Sunday, August 9 with tango lesson from 6 PM to 7 PM. After 7 PM, Milonga DJ session by Carlos de Chey.

$12 cover.  Make sure to RSVP for tables

Centro Español de Queens, 41-01 Broadway – 2nd Floor




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