For Astoria resident Joe Brown, the corner of 34th and Broadway has been an itch in his entrepreneurial side for as long as he can remember. Joe isn’t new to the industry as he is also the owner of popular hot spots Rocky McBride’s and PJ Leahy’s. As the stars aligned and timing was perfect,…

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Astoria – a melting pot of cultures, beliefs and cuisines all coming together in one of the nations most diverse neighborhoods. As our little neck of the woods grows, so too does the restaurant scene. We’ve got everything from Asian fusion, Greek (obviously), Italian, Gastro, Indian, Mexican, Australian, Balkan, Ethiopian, Southern, Thai, Japanese and more.…

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A six-week workshop delving into the 10-minute play format. Whether you’ve written volumes for the theatre, or never written a play before, this format can inspire, and introduce the genre. A fun way to flex your playwriting muscle. Participants will meet once a week using creative writing exercises, reading works aloud with constructive criticism, and…

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D.B. Rielly will be performing at Doyle’s Corner on Saturday, September 3rd from 11pm to 2am. Admission is free. Please visit www.dbrielly.com. Award-winning singer/songwriter D.B Rielly and his band will perform a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, spanning several genres including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. D.B. promises his listeners an “instantaneous cure for all…

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  Dr. Martina Mrongovius is the Director of the “Center for the Holographic Arts” (HoloCenter). She will share her extensive knowledge of holography, display some examples of holograms, demonstrate how holograms are made, and answer your questions about this fascinating art form. Learn about the HoloCenter’s artist programs and Summer Museum on Governors Island.  Artist,…

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  “If I can see it, then I can be it If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it I believe I can fly” – Melania Trump Visualizing your dreams is the first step to achieving them. You, too, can create your vision for the future by cutting up magazines and pasting pretty pictures…

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  An introduction to the subtle wizardry that is gag cartooning. We’ll be doing exercises meant to generate ideas, spark jokes, and inspire cartoons in the single-panel format. If we do this right, you’ll walk out with a stack of beginnings and ideas for comics that you’re excited about. If we do it wrong, I’ll…

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  In this class, you’ll learn how to create nail art designs that are easy to do, but look impressive! About your teacher:  Claire Beaudreault is grateful to have turned one of her hobbies into a profitable and successful career. She started creating nail art designs in 2011 and has since led teams for New York…

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Boundless Tales, the longest-running reading series in the borough of Queens, is celebrating its five-year anniversary at Queens Council on the Arts. Founder and curator Aida Zilelian began the series with the goal of providing a venue for writers who are passionate about their writing, and who would like to share their work in a…

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During this creative writing class, you will develop unique characters based on the flavors of the four beers we will be drinking. This is great for all levels of writers and a fun way to unlock your creativity. Bring a pen and your tastebuds!

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