10/26/12 3:00pm

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Nothing is more fun than a good costume party and Halloween is the perfect occasion to get creative and let your hair down, blowing off work-related stress and enjoying the good spooky spirit of others. If you want to host a get-together and you’re not exactly a food stylist – you just want great, filling finger food, there are excellent resources right here in Queens to make your party a culinary hit. Queens is like no other borough with its unparalleled global marketplace – you can give your guests hearty, Fall fare that is somewhat unexpected but unquestionably delicious. (more…)

10/25/12 12:00pm

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Image source: Pachanga Patterson

We got an email about some recent changes at Pachanga Patterson, a restaurant in Astoria that makes tasty Mexican food. The restaurant’s menu changes seasonally, so they’ve put together a new Fall menu that focuses on all the delicious food available this time of year. A variety of tastes are accommodated, from vegans to omnivores. (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…)

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Image source: ebbandflowphotography on Flickr

Seniors’ Tennis Program at Roy Wilkins Park – The Fall 2012 season of Free Fitness For Seniors, organized by the City Parks Foundation, has started! At Roy Wilkins Park, tennis instruction is offered from 10-11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tennis Courts (GMAP). Equipment is provided for free to participants.

For more info, please contact Sin HomGogolak at 212-3608281 or SHom@CityParksFoundation.org.

Seniors’ Tennis Program at Roy Wilkins Park
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
10:00am – 11:00am | FREE!

09/24/12 10:00am

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Image source: terryballard on Flickr

Since the Autumnal Equinox on Saturday, we’re now right at the start of Fall. We can tell from the weather lately, too, that Autumn is in the air. What is your favorite part about this season? Is it the cooler weather? The seasonal food? The changing leaves? Let us know in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!

09/23/12 2:00pm

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Yesterday at 10:49am was the Autumnal Equinox, and now we are firmly at the start of Fall. One of the things many people look forward to about this season in Queens – and in the rest of NYC and up and down the East Coast – is the changing leaves. Here at QueensNYC we, too, are looking forward to seeing the greens change to yellow, orange, and especially red. In honor of that anticipation, here are some videos of past fall colors in Queens. (more…)

09/19/12 3:00pm

One of the quirkiest things about Queens is that you can be officially in NYC while getting lost in a three-acre corn maze. The annual Amazing Maize Maze opened this past weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum (GMAP), and we jumped at the chance to partake in this urban/rural adventure.

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Every year, the farm creates a different maze design with help from the American Maze Company. The 2012 theme is “Once Upon A Time,” so the clues and interactive features have to do with fairy tales. A “stalk talk” at the entrance explains how to solve the puzzles along the way. But whether you’re paying attention to the Magical Storybook Kingdom aspects of the labyrinth or not, you’ll get lost pretty quickly. (more…)