Image source: Fabio Penna on Flickr
Image Source: R.U.S.H
Restaurants Unite for Sandy Help (R.U.S.H) and Sunnyside Cares join together to offer an extravaganza featuring music, food, libation, children’s activities and a monster raffle at Sunnyside Community Services (GMAP). All money raised will go directly to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Consider the following: $10 all-you-can-eat bracelet; $10 bar bracelet; $15 combo bar-food bracelet; and $5 children’s bracelet.
Can’t make it today but would like to donate? Make an online contribution here.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
4 pm-8pm | $5 – $15
We know that today many are digging out, the subways aren’t working, and events and things to do are not top of mind. Still, parents (now on the third day of no school), Queens culture fans, and intrepid tourists might find this list useful. We will begin posting event highlights again on Nov 1.
Jackson Heights Children’s Parade (October 31).
NY Hall of Science - closed on October 31
Noguchi Museum - closed until November 7
Queens Museum of Art – closed on October 31
Queens Public Libraries – closed October 31
Image source: riptheskull on Flickr
You might be wondering if the events in our Halloween roundup are still happening. Well, most of those we mentioned for tonight are still on, save for the Jackson Heights children’s parade. As a reminder, here are events that are still on tonight:
Ghouls Night Out - Halloween drink specials and awards for best costume at Applebee’s around NYC.
Applebees, Everywhere, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 7:00pm – Thu 7:15pm | FREE!
DST3K Halloween Pre-Party!- Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd!
Laughing Devil, Comedy Club, LIC, Wednesday, October 31st, 2012, 8:00pm – 11:00pm | No Costume: $10, In Costume: $5, Dressed as a Zombie: FREE!
Mysterious glass tower in LIC
We caught wind of this glass tower that’s supposedly coming to Queens Plaza South in LIC. That means perhaps along the elevated line, but we’ll see. It’s planned to be a 15 story, 415,400 square feet mixed use development. Very little info is available, but we will pass on what we learn as we get it. The building is pretty cool looking and would add a little different geometry to the area. We can’t wait to learn more!
Haiku sign in LIC – we like them
We’ve spotted these haikus in various parts of the city, and liked this one that Body & Soul Restorations posted a photo of. Too bad it’s a little grimy, but hey, that’s city living. Looks like this one is on Jackson Avenue.
Image source: Body & Soul Restorations
Halloween events galore!
We’ve got a great list of events for Halloween this year – since the holiday itself is on a Wednesday night, most of the partying is happening this weekend. And the partying will take many forms – pumpkin chucking to costume contests, movies to fun runs, and beyond. Check it out!
Elizabeth Crowley watches out for Middle Village and Glendale
Nice to see this City Councilwoman working hard for her neighborhood. With the impending hurricane storm Sandy (which could pound the area, but we’re not exactly sure just yet), flooding could be a real problem. Here’s her gumption filled FB statement and her constituents love it.
Hurricane Sandy is predicted to hit New York City early next week. Today I called on the DEP and OEM to thoroughly inspect catch basins and sewer lines throughout Queens to help mitigate flooding. And I will continue pushing DEP to inspect the infrastructure in Middle Village and Glendale and make the necessary improvements to prevent future flooding.
Pachanga Patterson’s got a new Fall menu, full of noms
The new menu at Mexican restaurant Pachanga Patterson in Astoria looks fab. Here are some of the new things on the menu:
Image Source: Wagaung on Wikimedia Commons – Monhinga with Fritters, the national dish of Burma
Experience Burmese culture at the 17th Annual Funfair! There’s live music and raffle but the star of this event is the food. Not often found in restaurants, the offerings of Burmese cuisine here is lovingly homemade and authentic. Food tickets are $1 each and available for sale at the door, prices vary. Cash only.
Image source: robnguyen01 on Flickr
TGIF! The inaugural Astoria/LIC First Annual 30th Avenue Restaurant Week starts today. Discounted specials will be offered by various establishments on 30th Avenue from 21st Street to 49th Street. Find the directory of participating restaurants here and here. Taste something new for less!
Astoria/LIC First Annual 30th Avenue Restaurant Week
30th Avenue, Astoria (from 21st Street to 49th Street)
Friday, October 12 to Sunday October 21
Price and offer varies depending on establishment
Image source: Randy Le’Moine Photography on Flickr
As we get into the NYC Marathon spirit, most of us are not quite ready to participate in a five-borough, 26.2-mile, world-famous race ourselves. Luckily, there’s a whole slate of running events taking place around Queens this fall for runners and walkers of all levels – even children can participate in some. (more…)
This weekend in Queens brings a variety of activities for all ages! See a film screening, go to a Zumba party, a photowalk, and learn how to make paper and ! Check out our events calendar for even more things to do around the borough.
Image source: Rodrigo Achá on Wikimedia Commons – Palacios de govierno Bolivia in La Paz, Bolivia
Screening of Insurgentes – Celebrate the culture of Bolivia during the Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art (GMAP) this Thursday at 6pm. Insurgentes is an activist film that follows two centuries of popular uprisings in Bolivia. A Q&A about the film will follow immediately after the screening. Admission to the QMA + screening is free! (more…)
Want some whine with that cheese? Cure the blues at Ra’Rbar’s Cheese and Whine Comedy Show with stand-up comedians from Comedy Central and NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Let the best comedians in town entertain you for free!