11/18/12 9:00am

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.

The R.U.S.H
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
4 pm-8pm | $5 – $15

10/31/12 1:41pm


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).


Flushing Town Hall has moved its Halloween – Remixed party to Nov. 1, 4-7 pm UPDATE: They are holding the party at 4pm today!


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


10/31/12 9:30am


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!


10/13/12 9:00am


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.

17th Annual Funfair
First Baptist Church (GMAP)
Saturday, October 13, 2012
11am | Free Admission + Cost of Food

10/12/12 9:00am


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

10/11/12 2:00pm

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…)

10/11/12 9:00am

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!

Cheese and Whine Comedy Show
Rèst-âü-Ránt  Beer, Wine & Cheese Bar (GMAP)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
9pm | FREE!

10/08/12 9:00am

This week, we start off with Queens Restaurant Week, a photo exhibit, and spirited Irish music, all in Queens. Check out our events calendar for even more things to do around the borough.


Image source: QEDC

Queens Restaurant Week starts today! Eat your way through the most ethnically diverse for the five boroughs. Enjoy three course prix fixe meals for $25 at participating restaurants. Restaurant Week runs from October 8-11 and October 15-18.! Click here for complete list of participating restaurants.  (more…)