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Sep 14, 2015

What to Do in Astoria This Week: Fitness, Art Book Fair, Comedy & More

Each week we bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week through our What to Do This Week Series.  Got suggestions of your own? Share in (…)

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Each week we bring you highlights and ideas for what to do in Astoria for the week through our What to Do This Week Series.  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.

Want your event included? Submit it here: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop

Myq Kaplan & Friends

Myq is a headlining comedian who has made multiple appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show, Conan and Last Comic Standing.

Tickets $5

Monday, September 14 at 8:00pm 

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue

Learn more here.

Inside Connection Networking Event

The “Inside Connection” is a growing network for Entertainment, Media, Performing Arts, Fashion, and other Creative Professionals – and the people who do business with them.

FREE

Tuesday, September 15 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Trento Restaurant | 1058 Broad Hollow Road

Learn more here.

 

Author Reading: Mess by Barry Yourgrau

The local Astoria writer, Barry Yourgrau, will be reading from his memoir, MESS: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up his House and his Act. In this memoir, Yourgrau writes about his attempt to clean up his space (and his life).

FREE

Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Astoria Bookshop | 31-29 31st St.

Learn more here.

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Live Music by Brian Adler’s Helium

If you are looking to experience jazz music with at twist, come listen to Brian Adler’s Helium Music Project perform at The Queens Kickshaw this weekend. Brian Adler’s music is a fusion of North Indian music as well as other styles in a modern jazz context. It will surely be a worldly musical experience.

FREE

Friday, September 18 from 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

Learn more here.

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Printed Matter’s 10th Annual NY Art Book Fair

Featuring over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers, the Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair will be sure to inspire all book-lovers. The fair will supply a plethora of book art ranging from zines to rare antique books, as well as programs surrounding art and activism.

FREE

Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20. Times vary

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Learn more here.

 

1st Annual Rockaway Oyster Festival-IT’S ON!

If you love oysters, beer, and music, then you don’t want to miss the Rockaway Oyster Festival. This will be taking place near the beach and featuring musical acts such as Lost Tribe of Donegal, The Narrowbacks, jah Stix & The Brothers Yee/Members of the Bogmen. (And of course there will be plenty of oysters!)

VIP Tickets $47.00 (SOLD OUT), General Admission $20.00 (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, September 19 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Rockaway Beach | 116 St.

Learn more here.

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Fall in Love with Fitness Open House

If you are looking to move your body, spend a day at The Art of Fitness dance studio for free mini classes, food,drinks, and student and teacher performances. This event is open for anyone who loves fitness and fun!

FREE

Saturday, September 19 from 2:45pm – 6:00pm

The Art of Fitness | 32-32 Steinway St.

Learn more here.

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NYC SAFE Disposal Event

This event is one in a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) held by The NYC Department of Sanitation to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products.

FREE

Saturday, September 19 from 10am – 4pm

Astoria Park Parking Lot | Hoyt Ave. and 19th St.

Learn more here.

WORKSHOP: Cats Take Over the Moving Image Studio

Stop by Museum of the Moving Image for a free drop-in studio session. Visitors can make their own media projects inspired by the exhibition How Cats Took Over the Internet. Activities vary from designing your own celebrity cat, making a cat in space animation, and more!

FREE with Museum Admission

Saturday, September 19 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Museum of the Moving Image | 36-01 35 Avenue

Learn more here.

Star Wars X-Wing Demo Day

For new players interested in learning how to play the Star Wars X-wing Miniature game from Fantasy Flight, this is the perfect event for you! Open Play for X-Wing gamers to follow right after the demo.

FREE

Saturday, September 19 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Geekery HQ | 42-11 Broadway

Learn more here.

Con Brio Ensemble Presents: Twilight Concert

Members of the Con Brio Ensemble will be performing Romantic works by  Schumann, Reinecke, Fuchs, and Toch on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM at the Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue to open its annual three concert subscription series at the church, which recently purchased an exceptionally fine Steinway concert grand piano for its sanctuary.

$12.00  ($10.00 for students and senior citizens)

Sunday, September 20 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Church-in-the-Gardens | 50 Ascan Ave

Learn more here.

Greenmarket + Guests

Join us for Greenmarket + Guests, a family-friendly harvest themed event in which food vendors sell prepared foods and beverages in the market alongside our amazing lineup of farmers. Bring your family and enjoy live music by the Singing Cowboy and Dayna Stephens Trio from the Jazz Foundation of America, a pumpkin patch, balloon animals, facepainting, photo booth, apple cider donut eating contest, and more!

FREE

Sunday, September 20 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Jackson Heights Greenmarket | 34th Ave at 78th St

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Saxophonist from The Tonight Show Jams Out at The Strand

Astorian Ian Hendrickson-Smith, the saxophone player for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, takes the stage at The Strand Smokehouse every Sunday night, accompanied by a crew of world-class musicians. If you’re looking to end your weekend on a high note, this is the place!

FREE

Sunday, September 20 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

The Strand Smokehouse| 26-27 Broadway

Learn more here.

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What are YOU doing this week? 

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: weheartastoria.com/share-a-scoop

 

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