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Astoria Characters: The Trivia Guy You Saw on TV

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Tony's head still hurts from his Millionaire snafu.

Well-known fact: Ken Jennings won $100,000 yesterday on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.

Little-known fact: Tony…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 18, 2014 at 6:44am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Sidewalk Library

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Samuel, Veronica and Alejandra check out some books.

On the sidewalk, under the tree, there's a fire-engine-red box with a glass door. It's filled with books for…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Friday December 5, 2014 Catholic/Christian Social at Rubin Museum of Art - K2 Lounge

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic\Christian professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to a Winter Social at the K2 Lounge of The Rubin Museum of Art (150 W17th Street Between Avenue of the Americas and 7th Avenue in Manhattan) on Friday December 5th from 6pm to 10pm.



Every Friday night the Café at the Museum becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special Pan Asian Tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and unique thematic gallery tours and programs.



Admission to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on November 9, 2014 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Plant Sculptor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Liza is the owner of Luludi Living Art.

When Liza Fiorentinos says luludi, the lush Ls roll off her tongue like dewdrops.

"I was inspired by the living walls in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 4, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Need Advice from a $500/hour Immigration Lawyer?

Are you an artist from another country? Ever wonder if you qualify for US Immigration’s so-called “Artist visa”? Are those visas only for visual or performing artists? How do you get a Green Card as an artist?

Join Queens Council on the Arts on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 6pm where George S. Akst of Akst…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 30, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Two Cooks in the Kitchen

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Mariantonia and Guillermo are the owners of Pao & Cha Cha on Astoria Boulevard.

Elbow to elbow. When Mariantonia and Guillermo…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 28, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Want more Grant Writing Tips?

Join Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Queens Council on the Art’s Executive Director as she “pulls back the curtain” for a rare inside look at what can turn your grant proposal into an award letter – from a grant panelist’s view.

The Grantwriting 101…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 21, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Eclectic Educator

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Steven's on the ball.

On top of the office refrigerator there is a jar of Skippy peanut butter that is nearly empty. There doesn't appear to be any jelly, but by the sofa, there are an…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 21, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Local Dog Makes Good!

He always He's always acted like a Star.. Now he's gonna be one!

Lucky, the Shih Tzu, practically the Mayor of Astoria is now

the inspiration for a short animated film: Lucky and the Pirates... Check out  his new film at  …

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Added by Karen Goldfarb on October 20, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Jill with Pixie, one of her rescue cats.

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 14, 2014 at 6:52am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Priceless Pair

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Trudy is the guard/mascot at Astoria Coins & Collectibles.

It would be flip to say that it was a toss of the coin that landed Jennifer and…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 7, 2014 at 6:50am — No Comments

Improv: Friend or Foe?

Whether you are an experienced, fearless improviser or someone who shudders at the thought of being asked to improvise at an audition, this session is for you. Join Queens Council on the Arts at 3rd Space, Friday, October 17th at 6pm for an improvisational performance workshop with the vivacious Katha Cato.

This session will focus on how to successfully prepare for improvising, how to remain present and in the moment, and will even show you how…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on October 2, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Connecting with the spiritual world.

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 30, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Sat Sep 27th NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social (300 RSVPs so far).

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic young adult professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to the 5:30PM Saturday Evening Mass on Saturday September 27th at St. Ignatius Loyola Church located at 980 Park Avenue in Manhattan (Park Ave and 84th Street).

Info on the Church can be found here: http://www.stignatiusloyola.org/

 ***After Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to head to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on September 26, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Other Mayor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Frank's photos have made him famous.

"You're going to be shocked by what I tell you," says Frank Carrado. "Sometimes, I don't believe it myself."

Carrado, who is 84,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on September 23, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Sat Sep 27th NYC Catholic Professionals Mass & Social

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites Catholic young adult professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s to the 5:30PM Saturday Evening Mass on Saturday September 27th at St. Ignatius Loyola Church located at 980 Park Avenue in Manhattan (Park Ave and 84th Street). Info on the Church can be found here: http://www.stignatiusloyola.org/  

***After Mass, meet the group outside in front of the Church to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on September 21, 2014 at 10:05am — No Comments

Your Time: Unleashed and Demystified

Your Time: Unleashed and Demystified

Facilitators: Sara Jones and Andrea Wenglowskyj of Kind Aesthetic Wednesday, October 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Join us Wednesday, October 29 for a …

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

Financial Management & Retirement Planning for Artists

Financial Management & Retirement Planning for Artists

Facilitators: Maria Odysseos and Ahmed Khan (of Investors Bank)

Wednesday, October 8, 6:00-8:00pm J

oin us Wednesday, October 8, for a…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Financial Planning and Tax Preparation for Artists

Financial Planning and Tax Preparation for Artists

Facilitator: Susan Lee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:00-8:00pm

Tax season is around the corner! Join us for this…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on September 18, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Theatre Review: Variations Theatre Group's TALK RADIO at The Chain Theatre, Long Island City

Set in mid-80’s Cleveland, Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize nominated Talk Radio chronicles the downfall of moody, reckless and emotionally…
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Added by Paul Edward Hopkins on September 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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