2016-06-01

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Summer Kickoff Events

Looking for an event to kick off your summer? Well look no further! Our list, compiled from the very best events all around Queens, is here to save the day. In the days and weeks leading up to The 4th, it may feel like there’s nothing to do until the day comes, but that simply isn’t true. Consider our kickoff events for a fun way to spend your pre-Independence Day. 
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The Best Outdoor Spots

Now that the sun is out and the breezes are refreshing, it’s time to step out into Astoria and enjoy your summer. Below we’ve got a list of The Five Best Outdoor Spots that will make your metropolitan life transcend into a Utopian getaway. 
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Drunken Chicken

Named for the number of times that I have prepared and consumed this dish while intoxicated, Drunken Chicken has many advantages, not the least of which being that it’s both delicious and easy to prepare. Serve with rice (white or Spanish), on a bed of fresh spinach and arugula, or as a companion to your sixth glass of wine.  
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Ultimate Date Nights

Alright, so you and that lucky someone swiped right at the same time, and now you’re wondering, what are we going to do? Don’t worry Casanova, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our ultimate date night guide in Astoria!  
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Troma: 40 Years Of Disrupting Media

Passing by any car mechanic lined block in Long Island City would rarely arouse anything of note. Yet, walking down unassuming 11th Street, one comes across the peculiar driveway of Troma Entertainment, an incongruous film production and distribution company located at 36-40 11th Street. The garage is
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Warm Up at P. S. 1!

Warm Up is an outdoor concert series featuring local and international musicians, both established and emerging, plucked from a wide variety of genres. With the inclusion of artists and musicians, Warm Up promotes a collaborative line-up and design.

The Internet’s ‘Front Page’

Reddit is a social news and networking website, where people come from all over the world to share common interests. The selfproclaimed “Front Page of the Internet” has a whopping user base of over 500 million, making it one of the most visited websites in the world, just behind internet powerhouses like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Q.E.D: After School For Grown-Ups

Q.E.D: A Place to Show & Tell, located in Astoria on 23rd Avenue, is self described as an “after school space for grown-ups.” The abbreviation stands for the Latin phrase quod erat demonstrandum, meaning “that which was demonstrated.” Started by Queens native Kambri Crews, who worked for Comix and 92Y Tribeca, Q.E.D serves as a 
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Kayaking In Queens!

Kayaking is a great way to explore the bays and estuaries of Queens and to relax after a long, stressful week of work. It’s also a great way to sneak in some exercise at the same time.
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The Thirsty Koala

For a taste of Australia (without the jet-lag), make your way over to the Thirsty Koala. The Thirsty Koala is a popular, eco-responsible restaurant in Astoria that uses only organic ingredients and grass-fed meats to bring you Australian fare that is healthy, as well as sensationally delicious.
  
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