11/23/12 9:00am

Image Source: Allergic to Salad

Gobble up your Thanksgiving leftovers with delicious squash empanadas prepared by your child. Allergic to Salad will offer a free cooking class to youngsters at Pachanga Patterson (GMAP). As part of a one-week fundraiser, children ages 5 to 12 will tour the restaurant’s kitchen, learn how to set a restaurant-style table, and serve their families. Registration required.

Free Cooking Classes for Children
Pachanga Patterson Restaurant, 33-17 31st Ave., Astoria
Saturday, November 24, 2012
3 pm | FREE

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Circo Hermanos Vazquez – For a fun-filled evening that does not include Thanksgiving leftovers, head to Citi Field (GMAP) to witness one of the best circuses in Mexico. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, The Vazquez Brothers Circus combines death-defying art with street entertainment. Purchase tickets here.

Circo Hermanos Vazquez
Citi Field, 126-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing
Ongoing-December 2, 2012
Times vary | $15-$40

11/22/12 9:00am

Image source: Resorts World Casino New York City

Discover Aqueduct Buffet this Thanksgiving.  The 400-seat eatery inside Resorts World Casino New York City (GMAP) will offer traditional holiday fare and international cuisine for only $29.99 from 11 am to 10 pm.


11/13/12 3:30pm


Image source: LIC Partnership

The LIC Partnership, an organization dedicated to advocating for economic development that benefits Long Island City, is hosting their annual trade show tomorrow, Wednesday November 14 from 9am-2pm. At this free event, you’ll have the chance to visit with over 130 exhibitors, as well as spend time networking with other businesses and attendees (over 3,500 people are expected to attend the event). This is a great opportunity to meet new clients and vendors. The trade show really is one of the premier business networking events in Queens.


10/23/12 9:30am


We’ve heard from multiple sources that Astoria Park may become home to a ski slope this winter. Community Board 1 voted last week to approve the proposal presented to bring a ski slope, equipment (including a snow maker), and a changing area to the park at the height of the cold season. The Vermont-based ski resort Sugarbush would build the temporary slope, and for six-weeks in February and March, the Great Meadow in Astoria Park will be the location of the ski slope. (more…)

10/22/12 9:00am


Image source: Pepper Coat

Music Mondays: Pepper Coat – Stop by Sweet Afton in Astoria tonight at 9pm for the latest installation of their Music Mondays series. Pepper Coat, “the musical alter-ego of Edmund Lawrence Kasubinski III” will be playing live with guitar and harmonica in hand. His music is a bit folky, and the songs can be lonesome and optimistic, and sometimes just ridiculous, according to him. No cover, free. (more…)

10/15/12 9:00am

Happy Monday, everyone! The start of the week brings us a food tasting, a vocal recital, and a concert of Latin Jazz.


Image source: Taste of Sunnyside

Taste of Sunnyside 3 – Tonight is the Taste of Sunnyside, now in its third year. Head to this charming Queens neighborhood to sample Japanese, Mexican, French, Italian, Thai, Filipino, American, and Irish food from restaurants around the neighborhood. You can purchase tickets ($25) online at Taste of Sunnyside website, or in person at the BID office located at 45-56 43rd Street (GMAP). There are two sessions this evening: 5 pm – 6:30pm and 7:15-8:45pm. (more…)

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

10/11/12 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!

10/02/12 2:00pm

Image source: Build It Green!NYC

Good news for those who are looking to plant a tree on their property. According to Build It Green!NYC, they along with the Western Queens Compost Initiative, have partnered with the New York Restoration Project’s MillionTreesNYC program to give away 100 trees to Queens residents this fall. (more…)