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Sep 27, 2015

What to Do in Astoria This Week: Theater, Beer, Comic Con Parties, and More

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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 post is still packed with fun ideas as summer turns to fall.

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


Premiers by living Queens composers! QUEENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

NYC Classical Sensation the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed maestro Dong-hyun Kim, will open their 2015-16 season on Sunday, September 27th at 7pm in grand style at Flushing’s exquisite Mary’s Nativity Church with two premiers by living Queens composers.


Sunday, September 27 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mary’s Nativity Church | 46-02 Parsons Blvd

Learn more here.


Astoria Creatives September Hangout

Meet some of the coolest people in Astoria / who love Astoria. As always, our meetups are for folks who do and/or like creative things. Everyone is welcome! This time we’re hosted at Astoria’s new Gossip Coffee.
They have cold brew and teas on tap, crazy good rice pudding, and super interesting donuts!


Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00pm

Gossip Coffee | 37-04 30th Ave

Learn more here.

Astoria Creatives Meetup

Wine Talk & Taste

We greatly expanded our wine list and will be specializing in Italian wines. Come and enjoy your favorite dish with a exciting new wine. To help you enjoy these wines even more we will have Wine-Down Thursdays (1 bottle 1/2 price) every week.

Tickets $45

Thursday, October 1 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Sac’s Place | 2541 Broadway

Learn more here.


Comic Con Party

We’re bringing the costumed fun of Comic Con to the heart of Astoria. Play dress up for a chance to win tickets to the big show at the Javits Center.

Tickets $6

Friday, October 2 at 8:00pm to Saturday, October 3 at 3:00am

Katch Restaurant | 31-19 Newtown Ave


Free Art Performances for the Whole Family!

SkowheganPerforms, now in its fifth season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art. The site-specific works are interspersed throughout the park’s landscape, public artworks, and inspired by Socrates’ unique outdoor setting and 15th Annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition.


Saturday, October 3 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Blvd

Learn more here.


Celebrate Oktoberfest with LIC Brewers

Cancelled due to weather. Prost! Leaves are falling, and it’s time to raise a glass to the harvest. Join Rockaway Brewing Company, Transmitter Brewing, LIC Beer Project, and Big Alice, as we cheers the fall and help raise money for the Hunters Point South Park Conservancy

Tickets $20/advance $25/door

Saturday, October 3 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm Cancelled due to weather

LIC Landing | 52-10 Center Boulevard

Learn more here.


The Pillowman- Variations Theatre Group

Following on its success of TALK RADIO (NYIT Award nominee) and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, Variations Theatre Group will present Martin McDonagh’s THE PILLOWMAN, opening on September 18, 2015 at The Chain Theatre. With echos of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent yet surprisingly hilarious theatrical masterpiece; an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door

Friday, September 18, to Saturday, October 3, 2015

Chain Theatre | 21-28 45th Rd

Learn more here.


In The Shadow a Shadow: The Work of Joan Jonas

As one of the most influential American artists of the past half century, Joan Jonas has had a profound impact on successive generations. On the occasion of the publication of her most comprehensive monograph to date, In the Shadow a Shadow: The Work of Joan Jonas, Sunday Sessions invites artists, Alicia Hall Moran and Sung Hwan Kim to make individual tributes to Jonas’ work and her influence on theirs.

Tickets $15

Sunday, October 4 at 3:00pm

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Ave

Learn more here.


October Shredd at Astoria Park

Lead by Queens locals and athletic trainers Dennis Toral and Dorian Cervantes, Shredd is 90 minutes of resistance training, partner work, body weight exercises, and specially designed for all fitness levels. Instead of prepping for a beach ready physique you’ll be conditioning your body to out run any zombie, ghost, vampire, or werewolf. And if that doesn’t motivate you to get up on a Sunday morning and train, don’t forget about trying to fit into that sexy gladiator/cat suit for all the Halloween festivities!

Cost $20

Sunday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10:30am

Astoria Park Running Track | Astoria Blvd & 21st St

Learn more here.


Hotel Wars: Opening Ceremony and Parade

Flux Factory is posting three teams of highly collaborative artists, game designers, urban theorists, and performers at hotels within a one-block radius of our building for a month-long Olympic-style competition. Each week, teams will receive a prompt that provokes questions about how hotels serve an existing neighborhood, the effects of tourism, and the communities the industry creates and/or displaces. They’ll have seven days to engage with tourists, hotel employees, neighbors, and local business owners and craft their responses using a variety of media.


Sunday, October 4 from 4:00pm – 3:00pm

Flux Factory | 39-31 29th Street

Learn more here.


Behind the Curtain Collecting the New York Fairs

Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs reveals little known artifacts and souvenirs drawn from national and regional private collections, as well as the museum’s own. Behind the Curtain: Collecting the New York Fairs has been organized by Louise Weinberg, Registrar, Archives Manager and Curator.

Admission: $8 Adults, $4 Children

Monday, July 27, to Sunday, October 18, 2015, Exhibition open Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm – 6pm

Queens Museum | New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Perimeter Rd

Learn more here.



October Waves – 2013

Photographs taken by Sandra Gottlieb, October Waves is a series of photographs taken each day at sunset during the October 2013 hurricane season at Rockaway Beach, Queens. The photos focus on the immense and powerful waves, and explore the texture, light and shapes within the water.

FREE with NYSCI admission

Tuesday, September 1, to Saturday, October 31

New York Hall of Science | 47-01 111th St

Learn more here.


Monthly Jazz Jam

Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround, a program of Convergence Arts, Inc., as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

Tickets $10/FREE for Members, Students & Jamming Musicians

Wednesday, September 2, to Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Flushing Town Hall | 137-35 Northern Blvd

Learn more here.


Gabriel Sierra: Numbers in a Room

Gabriel Sierra will create a new group of work in Sculpture Center’s lower level galleries for his first solo museum exhibition in New York City. Working site-specifically, Sierra follows the architecture and design logic and functions of interior spaces. Using narrative as a guiding principle, he creates frameworks that reconfigure the scale and geometry of the space and its objects.


Sunday, September 20, 2015 to Monday, January 4, 2016

Sculpture Center | 44-19, Purves Street

Learn more here.


Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

The Queens Historical Society presents their newest exhibition, leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens.  Featuring women from diverse fields and backgrounds, who at one point in their lives lived and worked in Queens, the exhibition highlights the life and work of Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Rise Stevens, Lisa Randall, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yeou-Cheng Ma.  Also on display is an interactive installation of handmade sea glass-like objects by artist M. J. Levy Dickson, as an homage to Helen Keller.

General Admission $8,  QHS Members, Students & Seniors $5

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, and Saturday until Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Queens Historical Society | 143-35 37th Ave

Learn more here.




Got suggestions of your own? Share in the comments! Our Ultimate List of Things to Do in Astoria post is still packed with fun ideas as summer turns to fall.

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

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