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    Queens Artist Creates New Mural Celebrating Astoria

    NYC Parks this month introduces the installation of the mural “Steinway Cypher” by artist Brittany Baldwin in Astoria’s Steinway Playground. The vibrant addition to the playground rehabilitates a 1,100-square-foot retaining wall and reflects the history of the surrounding Astoria neighborhood through bold, graphic symbolism. Read more

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    Pilates in the Park

    June’s fitness spotlight is Pilates in the Park. If you want a workout that is outdoors this summer, look no further than Pilates in the Park, led by Lynette Pettinicchi, a mat Pilates-certified instructor. The series takes place in Astoria Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm.

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    Summer Fun at Socrates

    Socrates Sculpture Park follows up an exciting spring with a beautiful, fun-packed summer.

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    Summer Pet Safety Tips

    The official start to the summer is upon us and this “fun in the sun” season also happens to bring with it some hazards— especially for our pets. To make sure your pet’s summer season is as fun and safe as possible, North Shore Animal League America would like to share these important Summer Pet Safety Tips:

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Nightlife

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Governors Ball Graces Randall’s Island With Tunes, Toasts, And Takeout

Governors Ball took place this year on Randall’s Island on June 1- 3. Eminem, Halsey, Jack White, and Travis Scott had the biggest crowds, but fans of all ages were enthralled by the nonstop food and music. Rain did not put a damper on fans’ fun, but it did make the fields quite muddy. 

Food

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The Freakin Rican

Bienvenidos a Astoria to “The Freakin Rican,” home of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine as prepared by Chef/owner Derick Lopez. Chef Derick Lopez has a history as colorful as his new restaurant.

Health

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Pilates in the Park

June’s fitness spotlight is Pilates in the Park. If you want a workout that is outdoors this summer, look no further than Pilates in the Park, led by Lynette Pettinicchi, a mat Pilates-certified instructor. The series takes place in Astoria Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm. 
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Governors Ball Graces Randall’s Island With Tunes, Toasts, And Takeout

Governors Ball took place this year on Randall’s Island on June 1- 3. Eminem, Halsey, Jack White, and Travis Scott had the biggest crowds, but fans of all ages were enthralled by the nonstop food and music. Rain did not put a damper on fans’ fun, but it did make the fields quite muddy. 
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Crystal Wolfe

Crystal Wolfe is the author of “Our Invisible Neighbors,” a nonfiction novel with personal accounts, causes, and solutions to homelessness, and a book of poetry and prose, “The Resurrected Dream.” “Our Invisible Neighbors” includes an inspiring chapter on 77 celebrities who were once homeless to show how becoming homeless can happen to anyone. 
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It’s Not Too Late To Plan An Affordable Adventure

Start packing: you can still plan a summer getaway even if time and money are tight.
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Queens Artist Creates New Mural Celebrating Astoria

NYC Parks this month introduces the installation of the mural “Steinway Cypher” by artist Brittany Baldwin in Astoria’s Steinway Playground. The vibrant addition to the playground rehabilitates a 1,100-square-foot retaining wall and reflects the history of the surrounding Astoria neighborhood through bold, graphic symbolism. 
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34th Street Designs

34th Street Designs was created by local Astoria resident Kaitlin Santoro in 2017. Named after the block she first moved to straight out of college, and where she “grew and learned about herself as a person” she notes. She still lives on that block, but she operates 34th Street designs in a different location. 

Protect Your Pet This Summer

There’s so much to look forward to in the summer—from longer days to great weather and everything in between. It’s a truly magical time of the year, and for many of us, there’s nothing quite like sharing it with our favorite furry pals. 
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Summer Pet Safety Tips

The official start to the summer is upon us and this “fun in the sun” season also happens to bring with it some hazards— especially for our pets. To make sure your pet’s summer season is as fun and safe as possible, North Shore Animal League America would like to share these important Summer Pet Safety Tips: 
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The Freakin Rican

Bienvenidos a Astoria to “The Freakin Rican,” home of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine as prepared by Chef/owner Derick Lopez. Chef Derick Lopez has a history as colorful as his new restaurant.
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GEORGE’S

George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studio was reinvented on March 20th to stellar reviews from its many fans and this writer as well. Formerly the Astor Room, “George’s” tips its hat to the recently deceased George S. Kaufman, who founded Kaufman Astoria Studio, where stars such as W.C. 
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Summer Fun at Socrates

Socrates Sculpture Park follows up an exciting spring with a beautiful, fun-packed summer. 
  
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