Summer Heat Requires A Cool & Tasty Treat

On The Cover We at the Queens Scene strive to make it just that – “the happening scene” – a guide for our readers to where it’s at in this fabulous neighborhood! Our dream came true when Sweet Scene Astoria (35-13 34th Ave) welcomed us to shoot the July Queens Scene cover there. It’s perfect – the July Queens Scene […]

From The Publisher

July is the heart and soul of the summer months – when we thrive on being alive, in the park, before and after dark, as we embark on our fun-filled fantasies throughout beautiful, hot Astoria. Enjoy July and more, as you read this month’s Queens Scene. Send us some of your favorite photos that capture what you think of what […]

Makin’ The Scene

Bourbon And Bros (Free) Sip on some craft beverages and learn about flowers! Space is limited, call 718.267.1700 to RSVP. Petals & Roots, 31-27 31 St, Jul 27, 7:30-8:30 pm “Rhinoceros” In Astoria Park A reimagining of Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece by the Rhionceros Collective. Astoria Park Great lawn, Shore Blvd bet. Hell Gate Bridge & the playground, Jul 29, […]

The Frisbee

In the past few decades, frisbees have become increasingly popular amongst youths and adults. Their popularity has especially boomed as Ultimate Frisbee, a non-contact team game, became a widely known sport. The common term, “Frisbee,” was created by the Wham-O toy company, and it is actually under their registered trademark. However, so many people use “frisbee” now that it’s become […]

Don’t Miss Out On Dim Sum

Walk down Flushing’s Main Street, and you should not be surprised to see three dim sum restaurants on the same block. Dim sum, or little Chinese snacks, are popular eats in Chinese culture. Its roots stem back to the Han Dynasty, when travelers on the ancient Silk Road needed a place to rest. Therefore, teahouses were established along the roadside. […]

Tunes Around Town

It’s no secret that Astoria and Long Island City are some of the best neighborhoods in New York City to find live music of every type. Whether you’re looking for a jazzy Sunday brunch (The Astor Room, 35-11 35 Ave), or some traditional Irish tunes at Daly’s Pub (Tuesdays; 31-86 31 St), our little pocket of the city boasts some […]

Nas Did Not Forget Queensbridge

Nasir Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper whose most popular and debut album, Illmatic, has been described as one of the most representative albums of New York City. He was born in LeFrak City but raised in Long Island City, at the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing project in New York. Nas wrote […]

Aviary Sanctuary

In Broad Channel lies a hidden jewel of nature. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is a natural reserve for many species native to North America. It acts primarily as a bird-watching destination for people from all over boasting an impressive number of breeds estimated to be around 350. The refuge covers over 9,000 acres of different terrains and has been […]

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Infamous B-Film Masterminds At Troma Announce

Astoria’s own Troma Entertainment has long occupied an interesting place in the independent film landscape. Ever since they hit pay dirt with 1985’s “The Toxic Avenger,” Troma has practically turned the exploitation flick into an artform; taking low budget to its most garish extreme, these “Movies of the Future” are so overstuffed with nausea-inducing “gorn,” grotesque kitsch, and gratuitous nudity […]

Sweet Scene

Sweet Scene is a sweet escape from impersonal, large chain coffee shops and cafes. Sweet Scene is a lovely, mother-daughter operation run by Vera and Eleni, with the help of a sweet friend, Katie, who put their love, baking skills, and friend-making skills into everything they do here. Sweet Scene opened last August on 34th Avenue, and this petite café […]