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Give Me Astoria Highlighted By The Queens Memory Podcast

Image/Queens Memory Instagram Give Me Astoria was one small business selected to be part of the official Queens Memory Podcast! On episode 6, titled ‘Comeback’, the team behind Give Me Astoria spoke in detail about our efforts to give back to the essential and frontline workers via GoFundMe. The GoFundMe raised…

New York Martial Arts Academy Invites Students To The Park For Jeet Kune Do

Photo/Jessica Militello Take a walk through Astoria Park this summer and you’ll see that for many local trainers and fitness facilities, the outdoor haven has become their new home. With the announcement that gyms are to remain closed after being removed from New York State’s Phase 4 reopening plan, some…

Treat Yourself To Mestiza Laser Clinic: Astoria’s Skin Experts!

Photo/Mestiza Laser Clinic Instagram It’s no secret that when you look your best, you feel your best. So, why not treat yourself to some of the very best beauty services our neighborhood has to offer? Mestiza Laser Clinic, opened in 2017, has become Astoria’s go-to for quality skincare at an…

31st Avenue Stroll: Open Streets Provides A Safer Way To Gather

Photos/Evie Hantzopoulos Astoria residents are enjoying their tree-lined streets now more than ever. Open Streets, the citywide initiative is becoming more common to limit vehicle traffic and promote pedestrian activity. The 31st Ave Open Street Collective, led by Evie Hantzopoulos and Macartney Morris, blocked off a portion of 31st Avenue…

Nerwan Khalife of Cakes By Nerwan Competing In Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship!

Image/Cakes by Nerwan Instagram/Photo by Sean Rosenthal It’s an exciting time for our neighborhood, as one of our neighbors is competing at Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship! Nerwan Khalife, Owner of Cakes By Nerwan, is competing against nine other bakers for the national competition. This comes as no surprise to…

LIC Tonsorial: For The Modern Man

Image/LIC Tonsorial What happens when you combine the timeless charm of the old-school barbershop with modern elements? You get LIC Tonsorial. The barbershop, which opened in 2015, aims to provide each client with an experience to last them a lifetime, and to get away from the reality of everyday life…

And The Winners Are: Celebrating The Best in Winter & Spring Photography

Photo/Ralph Fondeur (mrdopepic). Every little bit of positivity counts during this unpredictable time, which is why Give Me Astoria was extra grateful to be able to celebrate our Give Me Winter and Give Me Spring photography contest winners! The small celebration took place at The Yard Astoria, where Give Me…

Astoria Pool Opens for Summer!

Image via Queens Gazette (@qgazette) Instagram Astoria Pool has officially opened! Please be advised that masks are required to enter the facilities and must be worn in the locker rooms, bathrooms, and on the pool deck. Social distancing is also mandated and if the pool reaches capacity, members will be…

Online Celebration for New Socrates Sculpture Park Installation this Friday!

Image via Socrates Sculpture Park (socratespark) Instagram. Socrates Sculpture Park will be introducing Part I of their “Monuments Now” exhibition with a celebration to unveil acclaimed artist’s Jeffrey Gibsons monument this Friday, July 24, at 6:30 pm, on Facebook and Instagram Live (links in @SocratesPark Instagram bio). During these unprecedented…

Astoria Filmmakers Club to Assist in Fundraising for the Broadway and Theater Communities

Image design by Sara Amrozowicz. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created a domino effect, spanning every industry. One such heavily affected industry has been New York City’s Broadway and theater communities. Recently, Broadway announced it has made the difficult decision to keep theaters and productions closed until at least January…