Get Up, Get Moving

—Melissa Mennona
March is here and spring is right around the corner. Now that days are staying lighter longer, what better time than now to start thinking about diets and fitness? This winter has been one of the coldest on record – who wants to go to the gym when it’s this cold? Before you know it pool and beach weather will be upon us, so now is the time to start getting back into good routines. 

On Location In Astoria

This month’s On Location in Astoria selection is 2008’s The Accidental Husband, starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.  Watch out for scenes that were shot on 30th Avenue or on 33rd Street. 

Loosen Up And Get Creative

Melissa Mennona
Looking for a different kind of night out, where you can express your artistic side and drink cocktails? Well then Paint Nite is for you. Paint Nite is a new concept blending creativity and liquid inspiration, while you socialize at local pubs, lounges and bars. Don’t think just because you can’t paint this is not for you. 

Lip Smacking Good

—Judy Close
The Emerald Isle may be known for many things, but Irish cuisine usually doesn’t top the list for most of us. We usually think of corned beef and cabbage, which it turns out, is as American as apple pie or pizza. 

Women’s History Month

— Catherina Gioino
March is National Women’s History Month, a month to celebrate how far women have come and how far they still have to go. 

Phagwah: A Colorful Celebration

Scott Lakeram
On March 6 Hindus all over the world will be celebrating the spring festival of Phagwah or Holi. Primarily observed in India and Nepal, this festive holiday has spread throughout the world as a day of color and love. 

Wearin’ Of The Green In Queens

Come by bus, train, car, foot, boat, or horse – the city’s largest borough gets to hold not one, but two St. Patrick’s Day Parades – in Sunnyside/Woodside and Rockaway, areas that have long been home to Irish Americans. 

The Astor Room

Embark on a culinary and historic journey through the Golden Age of movies while you dine like a star at the famous Astor Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios. The fabled Astor Room originally opened in 1920 as the “commissary” for stars such as W.C. Fields, Gloria Swanson, and the Marx Brothers in between takes in the movie studio. 

Raise A Pint For St. Paddy’s Day!

Melissa Mennona
As they say on barcrawls.com, it’s time to get Shamrocked! The Astoria version of the St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl kicks off March 14. This is a fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day event if you are looking for something to do to celebrate St Patrick’s Day weekend locally. 

A Look At Celtic Design

Anaé Petito
Intricately engraved bronze mirrors and enamel work are characteristic of Hiberno-Saxon craftmanship. However, what does this have to do with Celtic art? Because the Celts were a largely nomadic people, they were influenced by a variety of traditions, including the mosaics of Byzantine tradition and Anglo-Saxon imagery. 
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