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Give Me Summer!

The past few months Astoria has showed, once more, what a talented community we are fortunate to be a part of. Therefore, Give Me Astoria would like to announce our upcoming photography contest for the summer season! This time, the rules are a bit different. To comply with current social…

Celebrating Astoria’s First Virtual International Cultural Festival!

Image courtesy of Central Astoria Local Development Coalition. Looking for a fun, free event to celebrate Astoria’s diversity? Look no further! The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will be hosting the first-ever virtual International Cultural Festival! The event is set for Sunday, June 28th from 3-4PM. The online festival will…

Auntie Eli’s Tuesday Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This week’s Tuesday Treat is: Mama’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! Basic ingredients are crucial. Do not mess with them! Flour, liquid, salt, fat and leavening ingredients are all equally important for a recipe. Baking is chemistry. Every little detail counts. Unlike cooking, you must measure everything accurately with the right measuring…

BelAire Diner Drive-In Movie

BelAire Diner hosting Drive-In Movie Night!

Image via BelAire Diner (@belairediner) Instagram. BelAire Diner is hosting a drive-in movie night this Wednesday! The movie? The 80s classic Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The first showing will be held at 8PM, followed by a second screening at 11PM. There is a $20 cover fee…

Give Me Spring!

The past few months Astoria has showed, once more, what a talented community we are fortunate to be a part of. Now, seemingly more than ever, do we need a little dose of positivity. Therefore, Give Me Astoria would like to announce our upcoming photography contest for the spring season! This time,…

And the winner of our #GiveMeWinter photography contest is…

Our first-ever #GiveMeWinter photography contest winner has been determined, and the winner is: ‘’Merry & Bright ✨’ by Stefanie Dimitriadis! Our award ceremony will be held once it is safe to do so in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominees can look out for an email in the (hopefully) near…

Be sure to vote for your favorite #GiveMeWinter submission!

Voting is now underway for our first-ever #GiveMeWinter photography contest! After many fantastic photography submissions, we have narrowed down our favorite winter photos to the below submissions for this season. The nominees are: ‘Winter on 30th Avenue‘ by Bernadette Claffey ‘Merry & Bright ✨‘ by Stefanie Dimitriadis ‘Walker on Shore…

Astoria mom gets hair makeover courtesy of the Rachael Ray show!

A local Astoria mom got the experience of a lifetime when she was selected to receive a makeover on the Rachael Ray Show! Eleni Louca, Art Director at Give Me Astoria, was one of three women chosen to get a haircut from hair guru Harry Josh; Josh is a celebrity…

Hellenic Film Society USA to screen award-winning Greek film ‘Pause’ for International Women’s Day

On Sunday, March 8th, the Hellenic Film Society USA will be screening the award-winning Greek film, Pause, as part of the Museum of the Moving Image’s ‘Always on Sunday’ monthly Greek film series. Pause, which is directed, written, and produced by women tells the story of Elpida who feels trapped in a…

Queens Comfort burger ranked #7 in NYC Burger List!

If you live or frequent Astoria, it should come as no surprise that there are an abundance of solid restaurant options. Another top honor has been bestowed upon a local neighborhood favorite: Queens Comfort’s ‘Sugar Hill Burger’ was ranked as one of the most epic burgers in the city by…