Astoria Big Band Presents: ‘Memories Of Jazz In Queens’

“Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band blew the walls back on number after number.” —W. Royal Stokes, author of “Swing Era New York”  

Annual PJ Drive A Huge Success

The Eighth Annual PJ Drive hosted by Monika’s Café, organizer Maria L. Delgado and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, was a huge success. The community donated plenty of new pajamas, for newborns through 18 years, and books to encourage children nationwide to read and to show children they care.

Quinoa Pilaf Comfort

Not only healthy and delicious, this Quinoa Pilaf is beautiful, to delight your guests or host.  

Sides You Cannot Do Without

Cornbread You might have to swat your guests away from the stove when they get a whiff of this, so have it ready ahead of time! Ingredients 2 cups cornmeal 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tbs baking powder 1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt 2 cups non-dairy milk 2 tsps apple cider vinegar 

Special, Unique, Affordable Gifts

Once again, local designers, bakers, artisans and vintage vendors will sell their wares at Bohemian Hall, just in time to start your holiday shopping, on the first three Sundays in December. 

Central Park Pet Spa Comes To Town

Central Park Pet Spa, originally located in Manhattan, has relocated to 38-07 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria. Owned and operated by Reda Elabd, Central Park Pet Spa is a state of the art grooming salon, day spa and small animal day care that has taken the art of canine pampering to a whole new level. Though new to Astoria, Reda Elabd has been in the grooming industry since 1994.

Brothers Taverna

Brothers Taverna snuck onto the Astoria dining scene quietly last November but is now making big noise around town thanks to the authentic, traditional Mediterranean cuisine served here, along with a great selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. 

Martha’s Country Bakery

It’s that time of year again…the holiday season is upon us, even if the temperature outside says otherwise. With Thanksgiving just moments away and

Thanksgiving Corner: A Classic with a Twist

I’ve never met someone who has been able to look me square in the eye and say that their least favorite part of a Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing. Generally, it’s the one thing that everyone can agree is delicious at the table.

HOME Resto-Lounge

t here’s no place like “Home”…. Home Resto-Lounge that is. Opened just one month ago on bustling Steinway Street, this multi-floor venue features a comfortable, well-appointed dining room, a lounge upstairs, and a knock-out menu that will make you come “home” again and again.
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