2021-06-17 E-Edition

The Heat Is On

On The Cover The cover of our June Queens Scene magazine brings us to a day at the beach. We are fortunate that we live in Queens County where we have real beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to riverfronts, bays, lakes, ponds, and creeks! But we digress. Being at the beach is always beautiful, but being there when […]

From The Publisher

June is worth its weight in gold, or to be punny, it’s worth waiting for. While spring is still going on at the beginning of June, we are segueing into summer and the longest day of the year, as the first day of summer always is. We can’t help but think of some of the things we could not do […]

Monsoon Wedding + Falu At Flushing Meadows

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Series in Association with Rooftop Films and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Jr. present the screening of Mira Nair’s 2001 comedy/drama, Monsoon Wedding, as well as an exclusive performance from Falu! The collaborative event will be taking place on Thursday, June 24 at 8pm at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. SummerStage, in partnership with Rooftop […]

Award-Winning Documentary Launched

Astoria filmmakers, Shidan Majidi (co-Producer/ Director) and Dino Tsaousis (Executive Producer) are launching their award-winning film, Me, The “Other” through the official website: www.metheotherfilm.com. Set in Washtenaw County, the documentary follows twelve students from very diverse backgrounds on three campuses in Michigan and through short stories, explores how each of them is handling the pressures of experiencing prejudice by being […]

See It Big: The Right Stuff at MoMI

The Museum of the Moving Image is screening the wonderfully exciting and entertaining The Right Stuff as part of their See It Big: The Return! Sunday, July 4, 4:00 pm and Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 pm. at the museum’s Redstone Theater. (Dir. Philip Kaufman. 1983, 193 mins. 35mm) With Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Scott Glenn, Barbara Hershey, […]

Game Play: Masks At MoMI

Game Play: Masks (Monday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.) is part of Game Play: Between Fantasy and Realism (thru June 29). Become an adolescent superhero and explore fantasy worlds with a dash of realist drama and romance in this indie role-playing game designed by Brendan Conway. MoMI Education’s Game Artist in Residence Sharang Biswas and the Education department will guide you […]

Courtyard Activities Amid Art

A view of MoMA PS1’s Courtyard. MoMA PS1 in Long Island City now has extended evening hours and new artwork in its expansive courtyard. Through the summer, PS1 will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, with new outdoor seating, drinks and snacks available for purchase from Mina’s restaurant, and outdoor art installations by Rashid Johnson, […]


Katrina Chiovon

Katrina Chiovon is an American actress, filmmaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist. A native New Yorker living in Queens and of mixed background, she loves the diversity the area brings to New York. Surrounded by Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silvercup Studios and the “on location” filming in the area, it’s truly the perfect place to live. Chiovon started dance and theater at […]

History of Amusement Parks In Queens

Many of the amusement parks in Queens have disappeared as time has passed, but their history will still remain. Many of these parks have now become transformed into brand new structures that are well known within the Queens community. Rockaways’ Playland Originated in 1902, this amusement park’s popularity was comparable to that of Coney Island. Rockaways’ Playland was a staple […]