Halloween in Astoria: Featuring a Werewolf and Frankenstein

Posted on October 30, 2011. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Entertainment, LIC, Movies |

I think the scariest part about this Halloween weekend are the five inches of snow and ice on the ground. Or could it be the monsters that will make an appearance at the Museum of Moving Image today?

Mike Marino (think: Black Swan) master make-up artist will transform an otherwise normal human being into a werewolf at 2:30pm today. Maybe you can even get tips on how to create your own ghoulish get-up.

If you cannot make this afternoon’s werewolf demonstration…

Frankenstein will be hosting an evening at the museum on the big screen at 7:30pm. Following the 1931 film featuring Boris Karloff will be a conversation with Sara Karloff, the actor’s daughter. Get the inside scoop through her family’s home movies on what it was like having a creepy monster for a dad.




Scary photo of dead dude emerging from the soil brought to you by The Joy Victory.

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Take 1- Sunnyside Film Festival Fundraiser June 28th

Posted on June 24, 2010. Filed under: Art, Movies, Volunteer, Woodside/Sunnyside | Tags: |

It’s nice to know that every so often the community joins forces with their creative efforts. The fourth annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival is just around the corner, and they need your help. Enjoy spirits and food at 7pm Monday June 28th at  Claret Wine Bar (46 Street and Skillman Ave.) There will be games, raffles and good times.

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February Send Off with sales, book signing, art and music

Posted on February 25, 2010. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Fashion, LIC, Movies, Music & Dance, Theater, Woodside/Sunnyside | Tags: , , , , , |

KrisTEEs will be kicking off the week with a final Winter sale. Be sure to stop by for designer duds that will take you through the end of the season. KrisTEES 24-01 23rd ave, Astoria,  718.204.5031

PS1- 22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City (718) 784-2084 Book signing at 3pm with Marina Abramović : The Artist is Present. She will sign copies of the exhibition monograph and latest publications. Also, get ready for another Saturday Session at PS1! On the agenda February 27th starting at 4pm, Brooklyn is Burning. Here is what they say about it:

“Organized by Andres Bedoya and Sarvia Jasso since 2008, Brooklyn is Burning (BiB) is a video and performance event that has been produced at various locations in New York, along with ancillary presentations in Los Angeles and La Paz, Bolivia. Borrowing its name from the cult film documentary Paris is Burning, BiB is invested in stimulating a community of creative individuals who share an interest in the various meanings and experiences of sexuality and identity.”

Flux Factory RESCHEDULED! Friday, March 12th at 8pm February 26th will host a Friday night of short film screenings with the works of Marie Losier. “Slap the Gondola!” (15min) –Musical with music, musicians, muses, and fishes!  Cet Air La” –Magical music video with April March and Julien Gasc. And Papal Broken-Dance –2008, super 8 & Video, Color, 6 min
Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3-Genesis P-Orridge Flux Factory 39-31 29th St Long Island City, NY
(718) 707-3362

Waltz Astoria Thursday night is for poetry at Waltz. Half Sky Poetry and music with an open mic- sign-up begins at 8pm. February 26th features another talent expo withlocal musicians at 8pm.

Thalia Spanish Theater in Sunnyside is hosting a special event with dinner and entertainment Saturday February 27th 8pm– “After the performance, join Latin Grammy winner Maestro Jaurena and the cast for wine and hors d’oeuvres. TICKETS $50; $20 of each ticket is tax-deductible. A World Premiere Musical Borges & Piazzolla TANGO Music Arranged & Directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena”

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Love, Fashion and Improv are in the Air

Posted on February 12, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Fashion, Free, LIC, Movies |

Here are some loverly events going on around town.

The Creek (10-93 Jackson Ave, Long Island City) is hosting Dumpster Tequila, a musical style improv. Saturday February 13, 2010 from 10:00pm – 11:30pm

“Who doesn’t like a big Broadway musical? Now imagine that there are no fancy costumes, no fancy sets, and everything is improvised. That’s what happens when Dumpster Tequila takes the stage, witness a full blown musical complete with dancing and singing, and the best part, it’s all made up! Come see Dumpster Tequila musical improv as they present a completely made up musical! Hosted by John Flynn(Nights of Our Lives, The Liar Show). With UCB Harold Team Robber Baron and Pawnukkah!”

Site Design in Astoria will host a Valentines Day party all day Sunday with wine, chocolate and discounts. What a great time to check out their eclectic collection of jewelry, home goods, decor and locally made crafts.

Candy Plum is having a  trunk show Saturday Feb 13thNo Soap Radio will be introducing its spring collection. Featuring champagne and cupcakes! Candy plum 30-98 36th street Astoria 718-721-2299

The Museum of the Moving Image has special Presidents’ week programs for the entire family to enjoy.
Saturday, February 13–Sunday, February 21, 2010
“During this holiday period, the Museum will offer extended hours, daily screenings of the acclaimed stop-motion movie A Town Called Panic, and two different hands-on workshops for children”

Queens Fashion Week in Long island City has been postponed and will take place next week. Grab your sketchpad and your best threads for an inspiring look at local fashion design. Here is a rundown of the weeks events courtesy of QFW website.

QFW Gala Opening Thursday, Feb.18th  7-9pm at Standard Motor LOFTS 37-18 Northern Blvd LIC

Young Designers Initiative Friday, Feb. 19th 5-7pm Manhattan View Holiday Inn 39-05 29th Street LIC

Queens Fashion Expo Saturday, Feb.20th 2-10pm Standard Motor  LOFTS, 37-18 Northern Blvd Admission is FREE!

Finale Runway Show Saturday, Feb. 20th 6-9pm Standard Motor  LOFTS

(Photo- by C. Smith heart cookies from Artopolis)

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Film Festival Kick-off at the Ravel

Posted on November 8, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Flushing/Corona, Jackson Heights, LIC, Movies | Tags: |

images Remember the days when film was art and not an antique? Well the Queens International Film  Festival is keeping it reel this month with films from all over the world. November 12th will kick off the festival with an opening night showing of Cars of the Revolution with an after party at the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City. With films playing in venues like the Frank Sinatra School for the Arts, and festival happenings throughout Queens, there’s no excuse not to join this event. Check out the website for event schedules, film screenings and venues.

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Queens of Pain Roller Derby, Art, Film & Food in Queens

Posted on October 21, 2009. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Entertainment, Jackson Heights, LIC, Movies, Off the beaten path, Outdoor Recreation, Theater | Tags: , , , , |

There are plenty of events on the calendar this weekend in Queens… and farther afield.

Queens of Pain- Ouch!

Queens of Pain- Ouch!

Gotham Girls roller derby team will hold their double-header game at Hunters College Saturday October 24th doors open at 6:30pm. The Queens of Pain (from Queens!) and the Brooklyn Bombshells will be facing-off against the Sockit Wenches of Seattle. The event will include a Bicycle Polo demonstration at half-time, a Halloween costume contest and an after party at Manitoba’s. For tix and general info call (888) 830-2253.


CANCELLED-Jackson Heights Film & Food Festival will take place Saturday October 24th 6:30-9:30PM at Jackson Triplex Theatre
40-31 82nd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 for tix and info 718-393-7711 After party event held at 10pm at Limoncello 40-39 82nd Street Jackson Heights, NY 11373


Queens County Farm Halloween Haunted House Oct 24th, 25th, 31st 4-7pm

Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too!
Admission: $4.00
Hayrides: $2.00 per person


Socrates Sculpture Park will host the annual Halloween Harvest Festival Sunday Oct 25th 11am-2pm featuring the Canine Costume Contest 12pm, concert with Audra Rox 1pm, and a theater performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


LICNew York Knife & Fork posts a new restaurant opening on Vernon Boulevard and it’s called El-Ay-Si (pronounced LIC) They will feature pre-opening tastings on Friday October 23rd, and Saturday October 24th.


PS1 will host their Fall Exhibitions Opening Sunday October 25th: 12pm-6pm

On view: , 100 Years (version #2, ps1,  nov 2009), Between Spaces, and Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits.

Experience the Afterparty by MOS, winners of the 2009 Young Architects Program in the courtyard.


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Singer/Song Writer Jamie Stellini: “A Diamond Really Does Shine…”

Posted on October 19, 2009. Filed under: Astoria, Movies, Music & Dance, Off the beaten path | Tags: , , |

In a tiny Queens apartment there are big sounds to be heard. When Jamie Stellini lets us inside her living-room turned studio where she writes, plays and records a new song every week, we not only catch a glimpse of her musical talents, but we also see what makes this candid musician tick. Her witty lyrics and unforgettable melodies are like windows that look into the singer’s life experiences and soul character. See how this self-taught musician is creating The Weekly Song right in Astoria and the obstacles she must push through to do it.

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Citizen Kane at Moving Image Masterpieces October 1st

Posted on September 24, 2009. Filed under: Flushing/Corona, Movies | Tags: , , |

Here is an email I received from the Museum of the Moving Image. While they are reconstructing the theater in Astoria- films have been dispersed citywide throughout various theaters in Manahttan and Queens. Here is an event series you won’t want to miss!

The first screening is Citizen Kane Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.- click the link below to find out the full fall movie schedule!

October 1–November 19, 2009


The first collaboration between Queens Theatre in the Park and Museum of the Moving Image, this series brings international classics to audiences in the former New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadow Corona Park on six Thursday evenings. All films will be presented in digital projection on a big screen, in the 464-seat auditorium of Queens Theatre in the Park. A sampling of half a dozen of the greatest, must-see films of all time, Moving Image Masterpieces is the first dedicated film program to be presented by Queens Theatre in the Park. Each screening will be introduced by David Schwartz, chief curator of Museum of the Moving Image, who organized the series.

Queens Theatre in the Park is located in Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Tickets are $8 per film for Museum members and $10 per film for non-members ($8 per film with a multi-film discount). A special introductory film series pass for all six films is available for $30.”

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