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Hell Gate Leads to Music and Art this Saturday in Astoria!

Posted on September 30, 2010. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Free, Great for Singles, Music & Dance |

Astorian Lizabeth Nieves has been busy these days. Here is the email I recieved about her latest project at Hell Gate Social:

Astoria Music and Arts Presents: Suspension of Disbelief – Art with Live Music at HGS

(Art curated by Lizabeth Nieves)

Come experience Art the Astoria way – not with wine spritzers and cheese plates, but with rock and roll and beer on tap!

On Saturday October 2nd, we’re coming to Hell Gate Social and we’re bringing music AND art with us:

8pm – the Astoria Debut of exciting local artist, ***Jessica Goehring*** ( Inspired by the abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning and neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jessica Goehring paints contorted, sometimes exaggerated human figures.)

9pm – the smooth assurance of pro-fessional R&B songstress ***Nadia Kazmi***.

10pm – everybody’s favorite hometown bluesman – ***Mat Snow & the Way it Was***

11pm – And sonic psychedelia provided by ***The Static Rising***

12pm– ***DJ B-ANG***

***Drink Specials between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.***

No Cover

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Outdoor Summer Fun in Queens

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Free, Great for Singles, LIC, Music & Dance, Outdoor Recreation, Theater, Woodside/Sunnyside |

The weather is getting warmer and the tank-tops go by. Here are a few ways to get out and entertain yourself…

Thalia Theatre Outdoor Festival- photo credit Thalia Theatre

Thalia Spanish Theatre Sunday June 20th join the festival of music and dance at Thalia Spanish Theatre in Sunnyside at Thomson Hill Park. It’s free from 1pm to 2pm.

Make Music New YorkMonday June 21st Astoria Music and Arts has done it again. Bringing to you live performances throughout the season for all to enjoy. The show at Athens Park and Athens Triangle (30th Ave &  29th St) will feature about 14 local bands. Kick-off your after-work Monday blues with some free rock’n’roll!

Live at the GantriesTuesday June 22nd 7pm sit at the Long Island City waterfront to enjoy an evening of relaxing music and community fun. The Opera Collective will perform music with accessibility in mind, promoting high art and culture for free.

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Book Signing and Tree Trimming in Astoria

Posted on November 25, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Fashion, Great for Singles, Shopping | Tags: , , , |

Recover from your Thanksgiving stress and Black Friday blues with these fun events…

Start off your December in Queens with a Site booking signing, drinking, tree trimming in Astoria, and shopping…

KrisTees presents the first annual Shine 2009 , December 2, 5pm-10pm. An event where the spirit of fashion and the cheer of the season collide.

Site will host a Forking Fantastic book signing and holiday party December 3 6pm-9pm.

Sparrow features a Tree Trimming Party December 6th 6pm-9pm. Pick up a unique ornament at Site and throw it on the tree at Sparrow.

Shine 2009 at KrisTees

Site's (cute) Holiday Ornament

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Stitch & Bitch Brunch in Astoria

Posted on November 20, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Brunch, Fashion, Gay Bars, Great for Singles, Off the beaten path | Tags: , , , |

Busy knitting that holiday scarf for Grandma? Want to make your doggie coat in some good company? Checkout Saturday brunch at Mix in Astoria where like minded knitters gather to stitch and bitch…

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Dance, Play, and Skate in Queens

Posted on November 18, 2009. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Entertainment, Free, Great for Singles, LIC, Music & Dance, Outdoor Recreation, Theater, Woodside/Sunnyside |

There’s a lot going on this weekend in Queens. Here are some cool events to check out.

Sunnyside– Thalia Spanish Theater (41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside) presents A MUSIC & DANCE extravaganza- The best of the Mestizo Dance Companywith Grupo Musical Experience the colorful diversity and beauty of the music & dance of  Colombia,  Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Gorgeous costumes, dazzling dance, sizzling music!


Long Island City- The City Ice Pavilion – Queens only roof-top ice skating rink is having the season’s grand opening reception in Long Island City- 47-32 32nd Place #7 train – 33rd Street

Saturday, November 21, 2009-12pm – 3:30pm – Grand Opening Party, 3:30pm- 3:45pm – Ice Theater of New York special performance 7:00pm – 9:30pm – Free skating & skate rentals & Sunday, November 22 12pm – 2pm – Free skating & skate rentals


Woodside– Topaz Arts and Gallery in Woodside will kick-off this season’s opening reception with the 9th annual open house on Saturday November 21st 4pm-8pm See the performance Cabaret Solotaire featuring solos by talented dance choreographers, Molissa Fenley, Nicholas Leichter and Paz Tanjauquio. Art work includes Footnotes For Revelation- book cuttings by Roger Rothstein.

Fall in Astoria Park

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Gay Friendly Bar Takes Fashion Tips from Imelda Marcos

Posted on October 30, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Gay Bars, Great for Singles, Off the beaten path | Tags: , , , |


The Pink Juggler Martini at Mix Lounge

Mix is the latest addition to the gay friendly bar scene in Astoria. With Lavish Lounge and Albatross as old standbys, Mix offers a new kind of scene that draws straight, gay, drag and shoe lovers citywide. With inventive cocktails and martinis created by the bartender himself- like the Astoria Queer, Fuzzy Ass and Pink Juggler (photo left) this place has simply Divine taste. With flaming red decor, antique couches, lazar lights and a bra in a birdcage- Mix is a sensory overload. The owner’s sense of humor and campiness touches every inch of the bar- transforming an ordinary space into a haven for flamboyant expression. The lady’s room, labeled “Imelda” has shoes nailed to the ceiling, an homage to Miss Marcos‘s extensive shoe collection. There are also two toilet paper dispensers- what a great idea!


Shoes Nailed to the Ladies Room Ceiling at Mix

I found that this place is fun, friendly and festive no matter your what lifestyle is. Even if there is nothing particular going on (the weekday nights seem to be more mellow than the weekend) there is enough general amusement in the atmosphere to keep you entertained. The drinks aren’t cheap- $10 for mixed drinks, but it’s worth it to try one of the fruity concoctions if only just once. There are also beers on tap. The bartender is down to earth and welcoming to all types of customers. There are plenty of promising up-coming events at Mix. They will soon be offering a brunch menu, singles events, drag shows and DJs on the weekends. This place puts the Queen back into Queens. There is a rumor that this place is the next best thing… but that’s just a rumor. Or is it?

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Dating New York’s Finest & Bravest

Posted on October 16, 2009. Filed under: Date Spot/ Romantic, Forest Hills, Great for Singles |

Cold weather brings warm lovin'

Cold weather brings warm lovin'

The temperature drops, and so do the leaves.

Holidays approach sporting pumpkins and wreaths.


Carving the turkey you notice one thing is missing,

A significant other for hugging and kissing…

Here is a fun event in Forest Hills for Queens singles… the opportunity to meet and date a New York Hero. Sparks create fires, get a fireman to douse those flames… or find a paramedic to revive your boring winter blues… reservations required.



“When- Saturday October 24, 2009 at 7:15pm

Where- Casa Postinos 107-02 Queens Blvd Forest Hills, New York 11375

Who- 7:15pm Group B- Men 36- 46 / Women 34-44, 9:30pm Group A –Women 23- 34 / Men 25-35

With proper ID proof of employment NYC Firemen/women, Policemen/women and Paramedics will enter the event free of charge.

Non-Uniformed Ladies and Gentlemen pay $38 includes SPEED DATING PARTY, 1 Free Drink + Appetizers & RAFFLE prize to win Dinner

Call 631 592-9804 or sign up on web site-

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