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    Last-Minute Shopping Guide

    Astoria has so many local shops – don’t fret if you haven’t checked off everyone on your list yet. The Queens Scene has a few places we think you should visit for those last-minute gift ideas. These places will make Christmas shopping fun again!

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    Keith Hernandez To Headline The 2019 Queens Baseball Convention

    Keith Hernandez, Ed Kranepool and Edgardo “Fonzie” Alfonzo are coming to Katch Astoria! Mark your calendars, and more importantly, get your tickets TODAY! Read more

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    Snow Or Not, It’s A Wonderland

    The Astoria/Long Island City area has so many beautifully decorated streets, apartments, homes, businesses and religious institutions, you forget all about the cold and you stroll around taking it all in. If you’ve taken some great snaps, or gone all-out decorating, tag us on Instagram @queensscene, we would love to see your holiday photos.

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    Happy New Year At DiWine, Clink- Clink!

    Jack Frost may nip at your nose, but you’ll stay toasty warm sipping the Roasted Pecan Eggnog Martini ($12) at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar (41-15 31st Avenue). Created by beverage director Joao Beiler, this seasonal drink is made with roasted pecan-infused bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup, egg yolk and a dash of heavy cream.

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Nightlife

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Happy New Year At DiWine, Clink- Clink!

Jack Frost may nip at your nose, but you’ll stay toasty warm sipping the Roasted Pecan Eggnog Martini ($12) at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar (41-15 31st Avenue). Created by beverage director Joao Beiler, this seasonal drink is made with roasted pecan-infused bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup, egg yolk and a dash of heavy cream. 

Food

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Martha’s Country Bakery

Holiday season is in full swing and with so many tasks on your “To Do List,” it’s important to take a moment for yourself to relax over a foamy cappuccino and a slice of decadent layer cake or flaky crusted fruit pie. If you’re lucky enough to live in Queens or Brooklyn, you’re never too

Health

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Send In Your Selfies – And ‘Groupies’ On Sparkling Steinway!

Christmas lights are in full holiday bloom on Steinway Street.
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Snow Or Not, It’s A Wonderland

The Astoria/Long Island City area has so many beautifully decorated streets, apartments, homes, businesses and religious institutions, you forget all about the cold and you stroll around taking it all in. If you’ve taken some great snaps, or gone all-out decorating, tag us on Instagram @queensscene, we would love to see your holiday photos.  
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Send In Your Selfies – And ‘Groupies’ On Sparkling Steinway!

Christmas lights are in full holiday bloom on Steinway Street.
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Keith Hernandez To Headline The 2019 Queens Baseball Convention

Keith Hernandez, Ed Kranepool and Edgardo “Fonzie” Alfonzo are coming to Katch Astoria! Mark your calendars, and more importantly, get your tickets TODAY! The Queens Baseball Convention 2019 by QBC LLC is coming to Katch on January 19. Tickets are on sale now, and several packages have already been sold out. Prices range from $50 – $130, available at eventbrite.com.
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Local-Express

Frank DiPasquale lives in Astoria and is a middle school physical education teacher. He also coaches classes at EPIC Hybrid Training, where he takes classes in the evenings. Always passionate about fitness, he was a college athlete, played ice hockey  Race at Marist College and Rugby at SUNY Cortland. 
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Socrates Sculpture Park

With so much happening at Socrates Sculpture Park, especially in the warmer months, we might forget it is a sculpture park. But it is open all year, as a kind of outdoor art gallery.
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Exciting Casting News!

The Secret Theatre Academy of Dramatic Arts’ (STADA) very own Vera Gurpinar has been cast as Amal in the St. Ann’s Warehouse production of The Jungle! Find out more about the production at stannswarehouse.org/show/the-jungle. 
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Presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

Get ready for one of the season's most beloved hits! Join Charlie Brown and his Peanuts gang in this heart-warming holiday musical at The Secret Theatre. Performances are running through December 30.
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Bodhi Leaf Designs

Queens crafter Kirsten Penaloza is the founder and owner of Bodhi Leaf Designs based out of Jackson Heights. Her include natural, vegan and eco-friendly products with messages that inspire strength, love and happiness, while promoting sustainability.
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Martha’s Country Bakery

Holiday season is in full swing and with so many tasks on your “To Do List,” it’s important to take a moment for yourself to relax over a foamy cappuccino and a slice of decadent layer cake or flaky crusted fruit pie. If you’re lucky enough to live in Queens or Brooklyn, you’re never too
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Bench Flour Bakers

Bench Flour Bakers is owned and operated by pastry chef Christine Yen. Like many of us, she commuted from Queens into Manhattan every day to her job. On her way to work as a pastry chef she would jot down notes and menu ideas that would eventually take shape in her own baking company, Bench Flour Bakers, started in the summer of 2017.
  
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