2021-02-19 E-Edition

sNOw More

March Into St. Pat’s Day

On The Cover This month’s Queens Scene cover is funny in a punny sort of way. We have featured a snowman – of course wearing his mask and clearly socially distancing himself from other snowmen – but we’re saying “sNOw more.” Which really means Please, No More Snow! Now some people would view it as if we want more snow, […]

From The Publisher

What can we say about February, especially since it’s been so cold? It’s been a great month in so many ways with all the celebrations, from Groundhog Day right through the whole month. It’s the shortest month of the year and it’s the only month that isn’t at least 30 days, but nonetheless we have to say we’re looking forward […]

The History Of Lent

Lent is a time for reflection, prayer, and sacrifice in preparation for the celebration of Easter. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, it lasts 40 days, ending on Holy Thursday. During this time Christians replicate Jesus’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert by fasting from food, festivals, and giving up something that they hold dear. The word Lent is derived from an […]

MoMI Afrikan Poetry Theatre

Museum of the Moving Image’s Online Community Program: Afrikan Poetry Theatre’s Black History Month Film Festival 2021 is taking place February 6–28, presented by community partner Afrikan Poetry Theatre with support from The Black Seed and hosted by Samson Styles. An annual presentation in honor of Black History Month, MMI’s community partner Afrikan Poetry Theatre’s film festival recognizes the renaissance […]

LICP Husky

Long Island City Partnership’s Photo of the Week by @sibe.life. This guy’s in his element as he stands atop a giant snowball. Or is that what’s left of Frosty? Use #SupportLICLocal or #LICLocal on Instagram or Twitter to submit your photo of the week.

Mask Up!

A Frosty the Snowman sighting in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, masked and socially distanced. Hopefully the last we’ll see of Frosty and his friends this year!

Mini Star On The Rise

Mini Star has put up a new sign and is also constructing outdoor dining. The 40-year-strong local institution is creating a safe outdoor seating environment to go along with many other renovations. Mini Star is your breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snacks go-to restaurant, so visit them today! They are located on the corner of 30th Ave. at 30-02 Steinway […]

Meet Astoria

Michelle Weiss & Astoria Knots

Michelle Weiss was raised in Arizona, but she has lived in Astoria for the past 6 years. When New York City was hit hard with COVID-19, Michelle, like many others, became unemployed after working as a beauty writer. This motivated her to rediscover her creativity and keep busy in quarantine. It all began with a 1,673-foot spool of recycled cotton […]

Local-Express

Eitan Levine

Eitan Levine is a Manhattan-based writer (“My grandma lived in Queens and the first year of my life I lived in Queens!”) and “comedian/human theme park.” Through articles, videos, a documentary series and live broadcasts his work has been seen by hundreds of millions across the globe. He has previously been staffed as a journalist/producer/on-air talent at Elite Daily, Cheddar, […]