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Astoria Characters: The Ice Cream Maven

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Dolma works in an ice cream factory.

At the mention of ice cream, a smile beams like…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 29, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill at Queens Council on the Arts



On Friday, August 15th, 3rd Space presents a Performing Poetry Workshop with Ngoma Hill. Designed particularly for Performance Poets this performance workshop enhances the poets’ ability to deliver poetry and develop stage presence through the use of drama techniques. Each participating poet should bring one…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on July 24, 2014 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guys With the Great Garden

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Christian, left, and Ben in their redecorated living room.

Martha Stewart doesn't live in the house with the gorgeous garden. Ben Tostado and Christian Kolarz do.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 22, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Cookie Crooner

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Jack, the owner of Astoria Bakery, is a singer.

Jack Chiello is a low-key guy. He's also a man of few words. Getting him to talk about himself is like…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 15, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Lawyer and the Singer

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Cara and Marc: She sings and he does the legal work.

There's music playing when Marc Gross opens the door. Cara Samantha, his wife, is sitting on the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 8, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

2015 Queens Arts Fund: Funding for Queens Artists and Arts Organizations

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) supports the hard work and contributions of the borough’s creative citizens with our Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant program. These QAF grants help build the creative community in Queens.

The online submission deadline for ALL applications is Thursday, October 9, 2014. The QAF application must be submitted using QCA’s online application will be available after July 1st at…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on July 1, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Laundry on the Line

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Letting it all hang out.

There was a pole and a pulley at the end of my driveway when I moved in. This cave-man apparatus was tethered to the back of the house by an ancient umbilical…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on July 1, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space Brings Emerging Artists Together

On Friday, July 18th, Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space is proud to present Amy Wu and the launch of QNSMADE, a web-based project that celebrates the stories of Queens through a series of portraits and interviews. QNSMADE features artists, makers, and doers who…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on June 30, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Cars Hitting Pedestrians// busy texting yicks

Cars drive to fast way beyond the speed limit and throw pedestrians down,

because they are busy texting.I got thrown down by one of these cars too on Northern Blvd. crossing at the green light. Friends of mine too have been hit by car drivers to busy to be watching the road. Drivers have to many electric devices to use when they should be watching the road.

Someone should due something about this before more people are hurt.

Just because some people text while driving does not… Continue

Added by Jane Roth on June 27, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Death Racers

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Erin and Eldar are racing this weekend.

At the door that separates the formal living room and dining room, there's a basic-black chin-up bar. Erin and…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 24, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Baker's Son

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When's he's not at Vaccaro's bakery, Vincenzo's acting.

When the outdoor table is empty, Vincenzo Vaccaro takes a break and a seat. He lights a cigarette and in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 17, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

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Mack and Susan lost $10,000.

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

Read all about Susan…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 10, 2014 at 8:48am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Old Kid on the Block

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Jimmy has lived his entire life in Astoria -- in the same house.

It's going on six decades. Even Jimmy Bejanis is astounded when he does the math. That's a long time -- his entire…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 3, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

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Eleni's philosophy is embodied in her colorsofwellness.com.

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 27, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

Event date changed: Friday May 30th Catholic/Christian Professionals Social at The MET Museum Rooftop

***Please be advised that the event date has been changed to Friday May 30, 2014 starting at 6PM as the weather will be warmer and there will be clear skies.***



Drinks, social and Dan Graham's Roofgarden Commission on The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Top Bar with panoramic views of Manhattan, it doesn't get much better than that.



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Metropolitan…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 22, 2014 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Astoria Characters: The Cigar Aficionado

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Tomas' latest documentary is "Man Smoke Cigar."

Every time Tomas Hinojal lights a cigar, he thinks of his father. He's puffing on a Davidoff,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 20, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Caterer to the Stars

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Jonathan's the owner of Starstruck Catering.

The snow-white truck is shiny new so Jonathan Forgash has to show it off. The star of his three-vehicle catering fleet, it…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 13, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Harvest Astoria CSA Sign-ups

Last chance to join a CSA in Astoria for the 2014 summer season of local veggies!

Stop by and register for your share:  Wednesday, May 14th, 6-8pm at the Church of the Redeemer on Crescent St near 30th Ave.…

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Added by Harvest Astoria on May 13, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Hatch Kids Summer Theatre & Improv Class @ The Chain Theatre!

Hatch Theatre teaches theatre & improv classes to kids in LIC, Queens at the Chain Theatre.  

Join us for Saturday morning classes this summer for our Hatch Kids Theatre & Improv program.  Your children will have an opportunity to gain confidence in the spotlight and learn to express themselves through theatre arts and improvisation at a professional black box…

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Added by HATCH Theatre on May 11, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

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