The NYC fireworks on July 4th will be over the East River this year, but if you want to get in on the action early, there will be fireworks over Astoria Park this Tuesday night. The festivities start at 7:30pm with a performance from the West Point Band, followed by fireworks around 9pm. So get… Read more »
Hello, and happy (almost) summer. We wanted to let you know that the next BOAST: Best of Astoria survey (warm weather edition) is now live on the web! Here is the link: http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/LBWyWcme Some categories are the same as last time, and there are some new ones as well. The survey will be live until… Read more »
The New York Times just published an article about where to party in New York this summer. There is a section dedicated to Astoria, with shout-outs to Sekend Sun, The Albatross, The Bonnie, and Sanfords. Check ’em out, and enjoy this warm weather!
It’s June, and this is the month that the Warm Up 2015 series starts at MoMA PS1. Starting Saturday, June 27 at noon, and happening every Saturday until September 5, there is a huge concert/jam/party that goes on all day. From its website: “A New York summer staple now in its 18th year, MoMA PS1’s… Read more »
Even if people haven’t been to Astoria, they probably have heard of the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. It’s NYC’s oldest beer garden, and it attracts huge crowds every weekend in the summer. Because really, what’s better than being outside and throwing back a few with a couple hundred of your closest pals? There are… Read more »
The Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI) is coming to LIC on June 27! Last year’s event, reviewed by First We Feast, looks amazing. More info and tickets here.
Kudos to the Sweet Afton, BOAST winner for Bar with Best Atmosphere, for being written up in the May 18 issue of the New Yorker in the Bar Tab section. Here’s the article. Their beers on draught are excellent (the Allegash White is especially tasty), as are their signature cocktails. If you feel like snacking,… Read more »
Ginger Organic – Around the corner from Grand Cafe (they share the same owner), this fairly new, spacious juice shop is a breath of fresh air. It is open, spacious, and has delicious fresh pressed juices and smoothies along with a daily stocked to-go section of healthy snacks and meals. They also offer 1-, 3-… Read more »
Mundo is technically in Long Island City, but since it was voted a BOAST winner for Best Vegetarian food, they are certainly on our radar. First, the food and cocktails, which have an international and Latin vibe, are both excellent, and are certainly worth checking out. Second, there is almost always something going on at… Read more »
Of course they are great at both of those, as well as craft beer and cider, but they also have live music on a regular basis. This month, there is live music every Friday at 9pm: funk/groove, jazz, world jazz, and country, y’all! Also, this Saturday they’ll be selling food and drinks at the Kite… Read more »
Featured BOAST Location
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, (718) 784-2084, momaps1.org
An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world, and supports innovation in contemporary art. Warm Up, a popular program on Saturdays in the summer, takes place in the courtyard where DJs spin and people dance for hours.