BroadwayCon had its fourth consecutive year in the city last month. Over three days, January 10-12, at the beautiful New York Hilton Midtown, 7,000 fans of all ages gathered for what has now become one of Broadway’s most exciting weekends. 

3308 Eats and Drinks Gastrobar Makes Big Splash

Newcomer 3308 Eats and Drinks Gastrobar has made a big splash with its creative and rib-sticking menu’s appetizers, including Chicken and Waffle (chicken chicharron boneless, handmade waffles with maple syrup), Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Dipping Sauce and Steak or Chicken Quesadilla (grilled steak, muenster cheese and pineapple pico de gallo). 

Short Film Captain Sensitivity Shot In Astoria And LIC.

Actor John Solo’s short independent film, Captain Sensitivity, shot in Astoria and LIC has now been picked up by Amazon. In the film, “Johnny expresses his vulnerabilities, insecurities and sensitivities after a bad break up. He questions and attempts to attain his ‘manhood’ after meeting a strong, dynamic woman.” Solo directed and stars.

Happy New Year At DiWine, Clink- Clink!

Jack Frost may nip at your nose, but you’ll stay toasty warm sipping the Roasted Pecan Eggnog Martini ($12) at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar (41-15 31st Avenue). Created by beverage director Joao Beiler, this seasonal drink is made with roasted pecan-infused bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup, egg yolk and a dash of heavy cream. 

Ditmars And Beyond, Where Live Music Lives

As a newer transplant to Astoria with only a year and a few months under my belt here, it’s been a sonic delight discovering the local venues that showcase live music – a hobby of mine since I was 15 years old (and trust me, without revealing my age that’s a long time seeing concerts). 

Ceilis At The New York Irish Center

If you ask most people, they’d say dancing on the weekends seems like a thing of the past. Today, most people go barhopping or to the movie theater on a Friday or Saturday night. This could be by choice or it could be because no one can find somewhere to have a nice evening of dancing. 

Anti-Gala Celebration

Join artists collective, Local Project, as they celebrate their 15th anniversary with their first annual Anti-Gala Celebration.

Killing Kompany Kills ‘Em With Laughter

For over 24 years, professional Broadway, TV and film actors have been creating deadly fun for the Killing Kompany, interactive audience participation murder mystery dinner theater shows. Actors are seated among the audience and at any time audience members may wind up part of the plot. 

Ceremony To Celebrate Opening Of RIOULT Dance Center

RIOULT Dance NY announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly constructed RIOULT Dance Center on Thursday, October 4, at 4:00 pm onsite at 34-01 Steinway Street in the Kaufman Arts District in Astoria. 

Joe’s Garage Rocks!

Inside Joe’s Garage at 45-01 23rd Ave., Astoria, the rarified instant before the crowds come streaming in.