A simple Guide to a Mocktail Summer As we approach summer, the hot weather can be an awful battle to endure without a cool drink in hand. If alcohol isn’t your thing, we’ve got a plan B. Astoria may be well known for its bar scene, but did you know it’s also home to some…Read More
Are you looking for a cameraman who has the vision? Well, meet Rafael “Ralphie” Fondeur, AKA “Mr. Dope Pic:” lowkey local celebrity and producer. Ralphie produces content for and promotes multiple establishments in the neighborhood, including Blend, Pita Pan and Il Fornaio Bakery. However, his claim to fame didn’t start in the restaurant industry. Ralphie…Read More
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!
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.Read More
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.Read More
This month, join us in celebrating International Women’s
Day on March 8. The beauty of this day lies in
its universality: it’s a celebration of the social, economic and political achievements of women
and femme-identifying folk across the globe.
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.Read More
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!Read More
Every year, Black History Month arrives and it typically doesn’t receive the level of acknowledgment that it deserves. This year, however, commemorating Black culture is more important than ever.Read More
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.…Read More