On the first Tuesday evenings of the month, there are not one, but two cool things happening in the area. First, at 7:30pm at Q.E.D., there’s a trivia show called The Big Quiz Thing, which gets the audience involved with interactive elements, like video and audio. The Queens Courier gave it a write-up, and you… Read more »
Starting this Saturday the 11th, and continuing every Saturday throughout the summer, Smorgasburg Queens will be open 11am-6pm, and is located at 43-29 Crescent Street in Long Island City. The Gothamist got some pictures of delicious-looking food that will be there. Get ready, because this looks GOOD.
The BOAST: Best of Astoria survey (warm weather edition) has been extended until Friday, July 10 at 8pm. Here’s the link. Take it and share it!
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 »
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.