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Welcome to February 2018, the shortest month of the year: 28 days, 4 weeks exactly, and so much to do—with the Super Bowl and Ground Hog Day early in the month, Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, and President’s Day. And yet it can be cold outside, which makes us think about warmer weather, and longer sunny days. 

Makin’ The Scene

Shakespeare in Queens: Cymbeline Staged reading presented by theTitan Theatre Company. Queens Library, Steinway, 21-45 31 St; Feb 5,5:30-7 pmOil Painting for Beginners ($300)Six 90-minute sessions over a period of several weeks. Become familiar with the methods, chemistry
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Happy New Year, Again!

It’s Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16. If last year was a bit too much for you, being the Year of the Fire Rooster (imagine a blustery, fiery rooster stomping around, pecking and crowing like mad), you are hopefully in for a return to sanity with the Year of the Earth Dog.
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Unique Valentine’s Gifts For Men

We hear and see many gift ideas for the ladies, but people always want to know what would the men appreciate—short of a Ferrari or trip to Fiji. Valentine’s Day is a day to show appreciation to our loved ones, not only your partner. It is a day that we set aside to give gifts to the people that we hold close in our lives. 
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Ira’s Golden Nugget For Valentine’s Day

Shiny baubles are classic Valentine’s Day gifts, so consider buying yours at a neighborhood classic shop.  Ira’s Golden Nugget has been at 30-14 Steinway Street since 1987, selling jewelry, watches, lighters, Cross pens and watch bands. Ira, the owner, was born into the family business. 
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‘Broken Heart Week’

Queens Library once again celebrates “Broken Heart Week,” this year on February 11 – 17. 

Notes For Neighbors

The following are some interesting notes and highlights from the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA):  We’re officially the best neighborhood in New York. Astoria beats out heavy-hitting competition to win the Curbed Cup 2017! 
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Roving In The Galapagos Islands

Another Queens Scene regular contributor roams far, this time exploring our own hemisphere to study the field ecology of mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
  
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