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Apr 17, 2020

What To Do This Weekend (At Home!): April 17-19

Though times are different, there’s still plenty to do in Astoria—safely at home! Here are our top picks for the best virtual events and new local businesses to support this (…)

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Though times are different, there’s still plenty to do in Astoria—safely at home! Here are our top picks for the best virtual events and new local businesses to support this weekend.


Watch the MoMI Premiere of “Room H.264: Quarantine, April 2020”

Tonight, the museum is debuting the latest iteration of its ongoing documentary series captures international filmmakers responding to the current moment. Participants include Steve James, Elizabeth Lo, Bill and Turner Ross, John Skoog, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, Courtney Stephens, Hubert Sauper, and others. Catch up on all the films in the series when they are made available on Friday at 12pm, and then catch the premiere of “April 2020” on Sunday at 12pm. There will also be a live discussion event at 8pm on Sunday. Everything will be posted here.

Add to Your Comic Book Collection—or Start One!

Local comic store SILVER AGE COMICS, one of the oldest comic book stores in the entire city, is now doing online ordering and shipping. Just purchase from their website here! Maybe some superhero stories are just the inspiration you need right now!


Take a (Socially Distant) Walk in Socrates Sculpture Park

For the time being, the Park is still open its normal hours (9am-sunset). Of course, no group activities are permitted at this time, and you must maintain a distance of at least six feet from other visitors while at the Park. Now, if you are unable to stay six feet away from others at an given time, you must have a face covering.

Work Out + Give Back!

Local personalized fitness studio, Iron Lion Performance, helping one of their members raise money for the Mount Sinai front line workers by hosting a Bodyweight Bootcamp this Saturday at 10am, open to all. Find out the details on their Instagram and Facebook pages.


Grab Breakfast from Queens Bake House

After mysteriously closing for a good many months, Queens Bake Shop is back up and running for pick-up and delivery. Grab coffee, croissants and more, located at 33-04 Broadway.

Queens Craft Brigade Online Variety Show

On Sunday, April 19, from 12pm to around 2pm the Queens Craft Brigade is hosting the first ever Queens Craft Brigade Variety Show! Here’s what they have planned:

  • Draw with Frank Ape! Grab some paper and create your own Frank Ape drawing with artist Brandon Sines. Afterwards, share it on social media and we’ll make a giant collection out of it
  • Make something with the Crafty Lumberjacks! Trying to find a simple craft to make during quarantine? Let the Crafty Lumberjacks guide you through a fun activity and get to know these crafty local celebs!
  • Updates from our vendors and Q&A with everyone tuning in

Pay what you can or watch it for free, either way they want you to tune in no matter what your circumstance is. To get the Zoom linkyou must RSVP here.

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Sketkh Williams

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 | 7:00PM-9PM EST

We will all be joining a ZOOM meeting for this event. If you do not have this free app, go ahead and download it now to your device and get familiar with it.

During the session, we ask that you keep your mics off, and any questions or troubleshooting issues should be typed into the chat.


ZOOM Meeting ID: 253-894-8758

ZOOM Meeting Password: 0417draw

Helpful tips for this event:
This is not a class or instructional drawing event. Grab your favorite art supplies and have fun!

If you’re on Instagram, share your work with #astoriadrinkndraw

Tip your model! Via Venmo @SL596

Zoom Tips:
Please keep your mics off when entering the meeting, and during drawing.

Pin the model’s screen by hovering over the video of the participant at the top of your screen, and click the three dots (…) From the menu, choose Pin Video.

**Since this is all a new world for us, and this event will be an open meeting to anyone who wants to support & draw, please help us make this a safe, creative community & extend your patience and generosity!**

We will be timing all the poses:

5 x 30 second poses

5 x 1.5 minute poses

5 x 3 minute poses


3 x 5 minute poses

2 x 10 minute poses


2 x 15 minute poses

This session is free, but we do highly encourage you to tip our model via venmo @SL596 and if you are in the position to give something more, please consider donating to us via venmo @astoriadrinkndraw which will help us run virtual events in the future.

This is entirely optional but very much appreciated!

We’d also ask that you consider contributing to our normal venue space,

QED Astoria, to help them stay afloat until we can meet again in person.

Donate to QED here or via venmo @qedastoria

If you have friends who still want to participate, please still have them sign up here, and they will receive an email.

Here’s to creating an awesome online community of artists & friends!

Looking forward to drawing with you!


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