Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries

Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes. Whether you use them as a snack, as a special ingredient in recipes or to inspire new dishes, Northwest-grown sweet cherries are one delightful way to celebrate the summer season.

Of The Party The Life

It was the old-fashioned way of telling your neighbors “the party is over here” and it is still used at graduations, celebrations, special occasions and even used by the military to this day— we’re talking about the balloon. 

Printmaking, Pottery, Weaving, Clay

Learn to flex your art muscles in the open air at beautiful Socrates Sculpture Park, where they offer free Saturday Sculpture Workshops! They are offering a wide variety of workshops for you to explore. If you haven’t done arts & crafts since childhood, it’s high time you got back into this relaxing, absorbing activity. 

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Works Of Art

Socrates Sculpture Park features art by acclaimed artists— John Ahearn’s castings of members of the community; and Virginia Overton’s exhibition, “Built,” for example.

Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival

On July 21 the fifth annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival was held quite fittingly held in Queens, as Louis lived in a home in Corona and was very fond of the area. 


Michael Freeland has established an extensive career as an actor and producer since arriving in Astoria in 2001. He currently produces The Sparrow Film Project in Astoria, which is in its 10th year. The Sparrow Film Project is an incredibly lively local event that taps into the creative energy of Astoria and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Noguchi Museum’s Summer Fun

Page 18 July 2018  Noguchi Museum announced its August Public Programming.  Extended Hours on Free First Fridays: Friday, August 3, 10 am–8 pm 

BT Kitchen

BT  31-16 Broadway Astoria  718.728.3888  


George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studio was reinvented on March 20th to stellar reviews from its many fans and this writer as well. Formerly the Astor Room, “George’s” tips its hat to the recently deceased George S. Kaufman, who founded Kaufman Astoria Studio, where stars such as W.C. 

Yiayia’s Greek Octopus Stew

Cooking with Granny: Yiayia’s Greek Octopus Stew Cooking & Storytelling is an interactive cooking class being held on Saturday, August 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at COFFEED, 37-18 Northern Boulevard. 
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