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New BOAST survey soon!

The next BOAST: Best of Astoria survey will be released soon! What categories would you like to see on the next survey? Anything else you’d like to see on the site? Reply in a comment, on the Contact page, or email We look forward to hearing from you!

APAC Kicks Off 16th Season

(From Astoria Performing Arts Center) Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off its 16th season with  the world premiere of Evensong. Evensong traces the story of Teofilo “Teo” Aguilar (played by Daniel Prado), a young Mexican-American gay man and member of New York City’s working homeless population. A Texas transplant with big dreams, Teo works… Read more »

Featuring Female Talent at Astoria’s Resident Theatre Group

Did you know there’s a resident theatre group in Astoria, Queens? Ophelia Theatre Group (OTG) has been around for thirteen years, first in California and then in New York, producing sketch comedy, immersive theatre, Shakespeare and even full-length musicals. And as more and more actors move to Astoria, earning the area the nickname “Actoria,” Ophelia… Read more »

Blink Fitness Launches First Casting Call for Gym via Social Media for 2017 Ad Campaign

(From Blink Fitness) Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based gym with locations in Queens, announced today the launch of a brand-wide casting call for the company’s 2017 ad campaign. As part of Blink’s continued efforts to challenge the fitness industry’s norms and advocate for body positivity, the company is inviting its members to “audition” via social… Read more »

What Are You Afraid Of? A review

We went to the show “What Are You Afraid Of?” hosted by Mara Wilson at Q.E.D. tonight, and it was thoroughly entertaining. Mara opened the show with some of the things she’s afraid of, then we heard from three comedians about their fears. In between sets Mara taught the audience the proper way to breathe… Read more »

Ticket Giveaway

Interested in going to the show Repeater with Will Stephen at Q.E.D. on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30pm? First one to respond gets two tickets! Here is the info on our Happening page.

Great events at Astoria Park this summer

Lots of cool stuff happening on the Great Lawn by the waterfront in Astoria Park this summer. Movies on Mondays at 8:30pm through August 22, and music on Thursdays at 7:30pm through August 18. See the flyers below, and the Happening page for more info.

Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away two tickets to the show at Q.E.D. on Thursday, July 28, 7:30-9pm, called “What Are You Afraid Of?” hosted by Mara Wilson. Here is the info on the Happening page. Want to go? Reply in the comments, fill out the Contact form, or email

Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Starts Wednesday

Get there at 7pm for pre-screening performances, and the movie starts at sundown. There’s a movie every Wednesday evening between July 6 and August 24 this summer at Socrates Sculpture Park. Playing on July 6 is The African Queen (USA). Here is information from the website. Socrates Sculpture Park is located at 32-01 Vernon Blvd… Read more »

Best Places to Drink Outdoors This Summer

The Strand Smokehouse – For those days when you’d like to spend the afternoon, evening and night in one place eating and drinking, The Strand is your best bet. They have an excellent brunch and delicious BBQ, as well as reasonable prices on beer pitchers and cocktails. Claim a picnic table out front or in… Read more »