Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
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This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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‘Astoria Stories,’ a series of plays celebrating the area, will debut at APAC
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The Astoria Performing Arts Center announced on Tuesday that it has cast the actors set to perform in “Astoria Stories,” a series of plays and musicals to showcase the unique sites that define the neighborhood. Directed by the center’s Artistic Director Dev Bondarin, each of the 11 writers for “Astoria Stories” were asked to compose […]

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Celebrity kitten LiL BUB to visit Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image
Photo courtesy of Mike Bridavsky

Known for her signature big eyes and protruding tongue, celebrity kitten LiL BUB will pay a visit to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image this month as part of a larger exhibit. Found in a tool shed in rural Indiana, LiL BUB shot to fame after her owner created a Tumblr page to document her daily adventures. […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

See Disney’s “Frozen” in 3D, create your own Claymation film, enjoy a night of free comedy and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Dec.26 The New York Hall of Science will play the popular movie “Frozen” in 3D. The movie will start at 3:00 p.m. Visit the website nysci.org for more information about […]

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Watch musicians jam at the Toy Piano Festival in Astoria
Photo by Carrie Schneider

The 2015 UnCaged Toy Piano Festival in Astoria will give listeners a chance to watch adults and children alike make music on an instrument originally created for tots. Phyllis Chen, the creator of the festival, began playing the piano when she was 5. She became enthralled with the toy piano after she came across it at […]

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