2021-07-16 E-Edition

Fun In The Park

On The Cover Enjoying Astoria Park is one of the great pleasures of living in Queens. While it is not the largest park, it is situated in such a great location on the river that it clearly beckons us to come in and enjoy. This month’s Queens Scene, fresh from the Fourth of July fireworks presentation which was badly missed […]

From The Publisher

Last year July felt like a four-letter word, as we often wished life could go back to where it was, after suffering terrible losses from the awful pandemic. But this July seems hopeful, more optimistic and upbeat as we put our lives back together. We are back out and about, and enjoying our neighborhoods, playgrounds, parks, swimming pools, beaches, walks, […]

Live At The Gantries

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College, in collaboration with Queens Theatre and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is pleased to announce the return of in-person performances at the annual LIVE AT THE GANTRIES summer concert series, featuring free, outdoor performances at Gantry Plaza State Park, a waterfront oasis in Long Island City […]

Innovative International Cinema At MMI

Museum of the Moving Image’s tenth edition of First Look, its festival of new innovative international cinema, which runs July 22 through August 1, has just announced its Working on It program, in-person, work-in-progress screening and discussion sessions with filmmakers and writers that explore the creative process. And, this year, for the first time, the Museum is making First Look […]

Dance Entropy Awarded City Artist Corps Grant

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy (VG/DE) is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. VG/DE was […]

De Niro’s Wildflower Studios

New renderings have been released for Wildflower Studios, a full-scale film and production studio planned for development at 35-15 19th Avenue in Astoria, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. Wildflower Studios, one of Robert De Niro’s many ventures to construct Hollywood-level production facilities in the “outerboroughs,” will rise seven stories or about 160-feet-tall, […]

Meet Astoria

Thanasis Kotsis

Thanasis (Tommy) Kotsis, a 17-year-old heading into his senior year in high school, creates vlogs/documentaries on Youtube, spreading joy and positivity to others and wants to make a difference in this world, along with providing others with amazing content. He is a very outgoing person and loves to communicate with others. Tommy tells us, “I have an amazing group/squad where […]

City Parks’ Free Summer Sports Programs For City Youth

City Parks Foundation just kicked off its 2021 free summer sports programs for young people. The programs, running from July through August, include free instruction for New York City youth in tennis, golf, track & field, multi-sport instruction in local neighborhood parks across all five boroughs. City Parks Foundation will provide over 3,000 New York City children free sports instruction, […]

The Origins and Popularity of Golf in Queens

Golf was brought to the United States in the 19th century, thanks to widespread immigration from Scotland, where the game had evolved with rules still in use today. The popularity of golf was formalized right here in New York City when the United States Golf Association formed in 1894 and later the Professional Golfers Association of America in 1916. The […]