Hear The Sounds Of The Musical Saw

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ Astoria’s own, Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz, will be presenting the 11th NYC Musical Saw Festival on Saturday, May 30, at Trinity Church in Astoria. Paruz started playing the musical saw in the subways of New York City, which led to playing for audiences all around the world for over a decade. She […]

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Arts Open May See Biggest Turnout Yet

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Queens’ largest art festival returns to Long Island City, from May 13-17, when artists, residents, businesses, tourists, government, art collectors and enthusiasts will gather for the 5th annual LIC Arts Open. “It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since a seemingly innocuous conversation led to founding of an […]

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Visit The Oldest House In Queens This Sunday

If you’re looking to stay indoors this weekend, why not do it at Queens’ oldest house. This Sunday, May 17, the 17th Century Bowne House in Flushing will participate in the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend. Bowne House will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. At 2 […]

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Tasty Treat From Across The Creek

BY DANIEL OFFNER Staff Writer Queens residents are in for a tasty treat this summer. The Smorgasburg food market will be crossing Newtown Creek on July 11, for its first event in Long Island City, where there will be dozens of local food vendors. “We’ve been knocking around the idea of a Queens Smorgasburg for […]

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Big Apple Big Top Returning To Queens

BY BARBARA  ARNSTEIN This year’s Big Apple Circus Show “Metamorphosis,” is returning in mid-May to Cunningham Park and features all kinds of transformations. Francesco the Clown turns metal pans into musical instruments, Olga and Vladimir Smirnov’s quick change act features instant changes from costume to costume and according to animal trainer Jenny Vidbel, her camels […]

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Looking For Good Jazz? Queens Has It

BY KOURTNEY WEBB Queens has a rich history of jazz music and musicians whose memories of the soulful music are enough to want to keep it around and thriving. Many musicians are taking up the fight to bring jazz out from hiding and to the ears of the people of Queens. “Jazz keeps to itself. […]

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Arbor Fest At The Queens Botanical Garden

BY BARBARA ARNSTEIN Last Sunday, the Queens Botanical Garden had its annual Arbor Fest, featuring hours of live music, a petting zoo, food tents and trucks, face-painting and tables full of helpful materials, toys and handcrafted items. While visitors enjoyed the beautiful blossoms and the birdsongs in one part of the garden, at 43-50 Main […]

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Musician Of Queens: The Good Morning Nags

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The Good Morning Nags are a Queens- and Brooklyn-based band who stand out in “a world of pop-chaos,” as they put it, with stomping American roots music that is steeped in history and knowledge of the genre. Band members Britt Reagan, Tim Hassler, Titus Tompkins, Mark Spitznagel and Ben Quinn […]

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SummerStage Returns To The Boro This Year

The City Parks Foundation is bringing back SummerStage for its 30th anniversary, featuring a variety of artists in Queens such as Large Professor, Marley Marl and George Clinton. At the World’s Fair Anniversary Festival, the former James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires will be performing at Flushing Meadows Corona Park along with Jamaica-native […]

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