It’s that time of year again; when the sun shines longer, the air is warmer and you know spring has officially sprung. The promising warm weather lures the best parts of spring out, the Easter bunny included. Although this year’s Easter festivities may not be exactly the same as we’ve
come to know them, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of ways to celebrate. From classic games to traditional feasts, here are some ways to have a very “hoppy” Easter weekend this year!

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Perhaps one of, if not the only good thing to come out of this pandemic was the increased opportunities for leisure. Quarantine paved the way for bakers, mixologists, plant-lovers, artists and more, all of whom may have never tapped into that skill set if not given the time to do so. While many of us have returned to our regularly scheduled programming, some have taken those newfound hobbies to the next level, instead becoming their very own boss, giving “working from home” a whole new meaning.

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It’s no secret that Astoria’s predominant non-English/Spanish language is Greek. This becomes more apparent than ever every March, when we watch the celebrations take off throughout the neighborhood honoring Greece’s Independence Day. March 25th commemorates the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821 and coincidentally, also marks the celebration of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, when Archangel Gabriel announced that the Virgin Mary will be the mother of Christ.

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Despite wearing masks, we can’t deny that we still feel the love that’s in the air! Celebrate yourself and your loved ones by letting them know you are thinking of them in the most universal and classic languages of love: sweets and flowers! Here are some of our favorite places where no matter what you leave the store with, you’re guaranteed to make your loved ones Valentine’s Day.

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the clock is ticking and it’s time to figure out what’s still open to the public and to get your hands on a reservation! As luck would have it, we did the research for you and got you covered: here are some date suggestions for day or night that are guaranteed to put a smile on your other half’s face!

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It’s Time to Book It to The Library With the new year upon us, and still amidst a pandemic, there is very little room to do the things that we want to do. Though many public areas, like libraries, are not fully operational, that doesn’t mean we can’t get our hands on a good book.…

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Looking to change your diet? Perhaps that juicy steak is no longer doing it for you? Then now is the time to try plant-based food. As veganism and vegetarianism culture continues to grow, more and more local spots have been adopting the cuisine and putting their own twist on it.

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