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Get In Shape For Summer

On The Cover On the cover this month we got conceptual thinking of February, with a wintertime mindset contradicted by the hope for warmer, better days ahead. We wanted to put a photo of a snowman complaining that there hasn’t been enough snow this year, but everybody said, Oh no, who wants snow?! So we said “snow way” to that. […]

From The Publisher

It’s hard to believe we are well into February. Yes it is the shortest month of the year, and it has amazing days, including Beatles Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays, Groundhog Day and the Lunar New Year. It’s also Black History Month all month long. So for a short month it’s pretty packed with unique, enjoyable, […]

Queens Library Honors Black History Month

February is best known for flowers and chocolates, in celebration of Valentine’s Day; a day off to commemorate Lincoln and Washington if you’re lucky; or getting a weather prediction from large rodents. But February is also an important month for recognizing African American history. Many of us don’t truly know the message behind it. African American history, also known as […]

QED To Host 5th Annual Oscar Watch Party

For the fifth year in a row, QED is rolling out the red carpet for the Academy Awards next Sunday, February 24th with ballots, trivia, food and prizes. QED’s Oscar Watch Party is one of the venue’s most popular events for the past four years, regularly selling out and offering film buffs a place to congregate to see which of […]

QCA Announces Its 2019 Queens Arts Fund Recipients!

The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced that the 2019 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) will distribute 188 grants totaling $497,600 to be given to 104 Queens individual artists and 70 nonprofit organizations. This is the largest amount of grants that the program has awarded to date! The awardees were selected through a competitive peer panel process that reviewed the […]

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). More mouth-watering appetizers include Boneless Chicken Chicharron (breaded adobo […]

Celebrating Influential African Americans In Queens

February is Black History Month, during which we celebrate and pay tribute to the rich history of the African American diaspora in the country. Across the country, schools and other institutions recognize the importance of events and people that have contributed significantly to the development of the nation, be it culturally, politically, or socially. Queens has a relationship with many […]

Meet Astoria

Jonathan Borrajo

Jonathan Borrajo is a Spanish American professional soccer player. He was last playing on Miami FC in 2016.  He is currently a NY Cosmos player and has been for the last 2 years. He has played soccer professionally in the USA and Europe for over 10 years. Jonathan holds a national coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation, and […]

Keep Your Resolutions Going Strong!

In January your gym was flooded with newcomers, your coworkers came to work on time, and your best friend swore they’d stop drinking. Thinking of all the “could’ves” and “should’ves” leads people to write lists of things they want to improve or do in the new year, ie: New Year’s Resolutions. People all over the world set this time aside […]

Favela Grill

Warm up this winter with a visit to Favela Grill for the true taste of sunny Brazil. Few countries celebrate food, music, and love quite like Brazil does. Choose Favela Grill for your Valentine’s Day celebration and ignite some passion in your life. This softly lit restaurant on 28th Avenue in Astoria features exposed brick and jute-covered walls adorned with […]