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Oct 11, 2015

What to Do in Astoria This Week: Astoriafest, X-Files Readings, CMJ Queens, 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.

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Astoriafest 2015

Join us on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 pm to Midnight at SingleCut Beersmiths and enjoy:

  • Unlimited beer during the event
  • The release of the new JOHN MICHAEL Dark Lyric Lagrrr! 6.0% ABV
  • Butcher Bar sandwiches & sides
  • Live Musical performances from People Vs. Larsen, Phone Home, and Wild Sun
  • A chance to connect, hang out, and have fun with your fellow Astorians

Tickets $50

Saturday, October 17 from 8:00pm to Midnight

SingleCut Beersmiths | 19-33 37th St

Learn more here.


Roxanne Jackson & Kevin Andrew Curran: Dark Crystal

Reservoir Art Space is pleased to announce “Dark Crystal”, where sparkling hole-riddled astronauts meet macabre twisted mermaids. Two worlds collide in this presentation of imaginary explorations into deep inner realms of the human psyche. Kevin Andrew Curran’s astronauts inhabit voids of space while Roxanne Jackson’s creatures derive from mysterious water depths. These fantastical beings exhibit a willingness to exist together for a time, in order to locate a shard of humanity that will bring balance back to the universe.


Saturday, October 10, Sunday, October 11 at 1:00pm

Reservoir Art Space | 659 Woodward Avenue

Learn more here.





The Voice in Three Acts and Bathroom Songs

In conjunction with the opening of Greater New York, Sunday Sessions presents the work of three New York vocalists and composers from the alienating and howled vocals of Pharmakon; the negro gothic doom spirituals and counter tenor of M. Lamar to a rarely performed work by the late American composer Robert Ashley presented by experimental composer and vocalist Paul Pinto. ‘The Voice’ is accompanied by a work for the MoMA PS1 restrooms titled Bathroom Songs presented by New York soprano Gelsey Bell.


Sunday, October 11 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Learn more here.

Robert Ashley (during Music with Roots in the Aether shooting), 1975-76

Seniors Fitness – Tennis – Astoria Park

We welcome all New Yorkers, ages 60 and over, to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in parks across the city. Activities in this eight-week fitness program take place twice a week. Seniors Fitness offers free tennis lessons, yoga instruction, and fitness walking in 14 parks across the city. We look forward to seeing our returning seniors and meeting some new faces.


Monday, October 12 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Astoria Park | 21st St & Hoyt Ave S
Learn more here.

Columbus Day Brunch

Because weekday holiday brunches are the best.

Monday, October 12 from 9:00am – 4:45pm

The Queens Kickshaw | 40-17 Broadway

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CUI: Blacula

We’re celebrating CUI’s 1st birthday on October 12, 2015 (COLUMBUS DAY!) at Queens Comfort​, and the Prince of Darkness will be. there. to. rage. TWO SCREENINGS!
Cocktail hour kicks off of with clips of Dracula throughout the ages, including snippets from Dracula (1931, Dir. Todd Browning), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Dir. Francis Ford Coppola), and The Simpsons: Treehouse of Terror IV (1993).
This reel will be followed by a short montage of Dracula-related scenes from local film editor Gavin Mevius​.

Tickets $25

Monday, October 12 at 6:00pm  Tuesday, October 13 at 8:30pm

Queens Comfort | 4009 30th Ave

Learn more here.



Boozy Board Games

Join the Queen of Astoria and Astoria Coffee for Boozy Board Game Night!
Bring your own games, some games will be available as well. Admission is free! Astoria Coffee sells $5 cans as well as coffee, tea, etc.


Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00pm

Astoria Coffee | 30-04 30th St

Learn more here.


Democratic Debate Watch Party at Q.E.D.

Proving they can create a can’t-miss event out of any occasion, Q.E.D. will be hosting a Democratic debate watch party on Tuesday, October 13. If you’re looking for a spot to catch Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and three other candidates go head-to-head (with beer and comedy!) look no further.

Tickets are $8.

Tuesday, October 13 at 7:30pm

Q.E.D. |  27-16 23rd Ave

Learn more here.

Image Courtesy of Q.E.D.

Image Courtesy of Q.E.D.

We Heart Astoria Official CMJ Showcase at LIC Bar

We Heart Astoria is thrilled to present our very first CMJ Showcase with our friends at LIC Bar. We’ve got a great lineup of musicians from near and far, so come early, grab a seat and a drink, and enjoy a great night of tunes.

No cover or badge required; this is a FREE show!

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00pm

LIC Bar | 45-58 Vernon Blvd

Learn more here.



Everythign Is Dumbn: A Comedy & Music Showcase

Everythign Is Dumbn is a comedy & music showcase that has taken pretty much the entire universe by storm.
It’s our SEVENTH show at a cRaZy earlier time than usual and boy do we have a show for you! Produced by Chris & Jennifer Gersbeck and hosted by Chris Gersbeck & Alisha Delp, this is sure to be one of our best!

Tickets $5

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue
Learn more here.

3rd Annual C4Q Tech Bash

Join us at our 2015 Annual Gala and help support C4Q programs like Access Code which trains talented programmers from diverse and low-income backgrounds, raising graduate average incomes from $26,000 to $73,000 in the process. Your contributions will go towards building new pathways from poverty to the middle class and empowering new leaders in tech.

Tickets: Basher (General Ticket) $15o, Host (Basher x5) $750, VIP Ticket $1000, VIP Host (Basher x5), $5000

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Learn more here.



14th annual Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party

Join the 14th annual Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party on Thursday, October 15 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm for a night of performances, art making, cocktails and fun. The event will be held at the MFTA Warehouse located at 33-00 Northern Boulevard FL3, Long Island City, NY 11101. Your contribution helps Friends of Materials for the Arts expand its services to thousands of students, artists and educators.

General Admission $100, MFTA members $40

Thursday, October 15 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Materials for the Arts | 33-00 Northern Blvd

Learn more here.



Night Owl Workshop: DIY Halloween

We’ll be hosting stylist M. Whalen for a DIY Halloween workshop. Megan will give you tips on how to build a Halloween costume from your closet along with a makeup demonstration and tips on accessories that will top off your look. Guests will have a chance to win a $25 The Brass Owl gift card. Wine and cheese will be served.

Thursday, October 15 from 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Brass Owl | 36-19 Ditmars Blvd


Open Heart Comedy

It’s still warm outside – get out while you still can! Save your Netflix queue for another night, and come join us at Open Heart Comedy – a monthly stand-up show in Astoria’s best coffee shop. Hosted by Julia Lundy and Phil Jason


Third Thursday of every month. Thursday, October 15 at 7:30pm. 

Astoria Coffee | 30-04 30th St

Learn more here.



The X-Files Live! A spooky Halloween Reading

Your favorite NYC comedians gather to read aloud the seminal event of spooky television: the HALLOWEEN episode of “The X-Files” Season One, “The Ghost in the Machine” – in which your favorite sexy detectives Mulder and Scully have to solve a SPOOKY series of deaths surrounding a COMPUTER.
This is a real episode of The X-Files that we will be reading in earnest. It’s Halloween season, and this is definitely the best way to celebrate. Come hang out with us! Creepy theme music will DEFINITELY be in full force.

Tickets $5

Friday, October 16 from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Q.E.D. | 27-16 23rd Avenue
Learn more here.

Armagnac, Cognac, Calvados & Eau de Vie, eau my!

Join Square Wines & Spirits and PM Spirits for this special class as we explore the somewhat mysterious and often misunderstood category of brandy. Booze educator and PM Spirit’s sales consultant Chris Hiatt will be making cocktails with and pouring tastes of various French examples of true brandy, including Calvados, Armagnac and Cognac. Leave the ascot and your preconceptions at the door and explore some delicious drinking.

Price $25

Friday, October 16 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

SquareWine & Spirits | 24-20 Jackson Ave

Learn more here.



New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life

Open Run is a new community-based initiative that launched in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx on National Running Day, June 3, 2015. Through this initiative, New York Road Runners is empowering local volunteers to bring free weekly runs to local neighborhood parks all over NYC.


Saturday, October 17 from 8:00am – 9:00am

Astoria Park | 21st St & Hoyt Ave S
Learn more here.

Astoria Art Festival

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Astoria Art Festival, which will be taking over the neighborhood on Saturday, October 17th-Saturday, October 24th . For one week, restaurants and shops across Astoria will showcase the work of emerging and well-known local artists alike, complemented by an energetic kick-off party and several boozy receptions. It’s going to be an amazing collaborative opportunity to put the growing number of talented Queens artists in the spotlight.

Saturday, October 17, to Saturday, October 24 

Learn more here.


Katherine Hubbard, Notes from Utah. Notes on gray.

Notes from Utah. Notes on gray. is an ongoing site specific lecture performance given in conjunction with sunset that explores the relationship between the human eye, the camera and cognitive perception. The work considers topics such as landscape, photography, subjectivity of vision, traumatic images and gray scale as a value system. During the length of the performance the audience is engaged in real-time examples of these lines of thinking. Photographs are made with a 4×5 large format camera throughout the lecture.


Sunday, October 18 from 5:45pm – 7:00pm

MoMA PS1 | 22-25 Jackson Avenue

Learn more here.



GrowNYC Greenmarket

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Saturdays, June 6, 2015 to November 21, 2015 from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Socrates Sculpture Park | 32-01 Vernon Blvd

Learn more here.




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