2015-06-01

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Dote On Dad With A Backyard Brunch

Brunch isn't just for mom. This Father's Day, make eggs, toast and bacon on the grill for a breakfast that's sure to spoil the man of the house.  Not sure how to make eggs on the grill? It's easy! Crack an egg into a cut-out hole in toast set on a cedar plank, then sprinkle with a little cheddar and an Applewood rub for smoky grilled flavor.  
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Furry Queens Natives

The arrival of spring has brought warmer weather, budding flowers and greener trees. As the human residents of Queens shed their winter jackets and bask in the warm spring breeze so do the animal residents of the borough who wait for spring with equal anticipation. 

World’s Fair Anniversary Festival

Join NYC Parks for a fun day celebrating the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs and the culture of Queens. The World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, co-chaired by Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, culminates with a SummerStage concert featuring Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hollis Brown, and Damien Escobar. 
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Public Artwork Raises Awareness

Artist Fanny Allié raises awareness about homelessness in her public art installation, A Bench for the Night, located at the NYC Parks Greenstreet on Jackson Avenue and 46th Avenue in Long Island City. Allié’s new piece, her second artwork with NYC Parks, is both a sculpture and functional bench that will be on view through November 15, 2015. 
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Discover Athens Square Park

The Park at Athens Square, located at 30th Street and 30th Avenue in Astoria, is named for the capital of Greece and the center of ancient Greek civilization. In 1963, the one-acre site was originally acquired for a playground to be operated jointly by the city Parks Department and the Board of Education. A $1 million reconstruction of the park was funded by the city in 1990. 
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Blast Fireworks Set To Go Off Over East River

On Saturday, July 4, the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will rumble to life over New York City, igniting the skyline over the East River with the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display.
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Healthy & Refreshing

No matter what your health goals may be, you cannot go wrong when it comes to introducing smoothies and or juicing to your diet. Just about everyone loves freshly pressed juices or a refreshing smoothie. They taste great and pack a serious punch when it comes to vitamins.  Astoria has several spots where you can enjoy organic juices and smoothies. 
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Eat Astoria: Rose And Joe’s ‘Put Some Love Into It’

Rose and Joe’s Bakery & Pizza has been in its current location since the mid-seventies. It opened in the sixties under the name Leonard’s on the corner of Ditmars and 31st Street. It’s a family business opened by the current owner’s father. Many customers still come to Rose and Joe’s for its timetested and delicious cookies, cannoli, bread and pizza. 
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Fun With Father

What would Dad really like? Perhaps more than gifts, what he’d really like is to bond with his progeny. Should we have a chat over lunch or send a heartfelt greeting card? Sure! But modern wisdom tells us the way to bond with any male is through shared activities, whether the man in question knows that consciously or not. 
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For The High-Tech Dad

Father’s Day is the celebration of fatherhood. It is a day we set aside to honor and show how much we appreciate him. Some take their fathers out to dinner while others purchase gifts for their father to show their appreciation. But what do you get your pop for Father’s Day? Why, tech gifts of course. 
  
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