You can now take this tour of Astoria’s haunted past and meet a couple of ghosts (probably)
Photo courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

Astoria may be known for its diverse community and quaint neighborhood feel, but it also has a grim and ghostly past, according to tour guide Marie Carter. Carter works for Boroughs of the Dead, a ghost tour company founded by author Andrea Janes. A writer herself, Carter attended a tour in Brooklyn Heights and, after […]

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Massive block party to take over part of Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City this Saturday
Photo courtesy of LIC Springs! Facebook

A block party featuring live performances, food, art activities and more will take place on Long Island City’s Vernon Boulevard on Saturday. The third annual LIC Springs! will be hosted by the LIC Partnership and will shut down 50th Avenue through 46th Avenue to car traffic. From noon to 5 p.m., residents will be treated to performances […]

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Queens World Film Festival kicks off sixth year at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria
QNS/Photo by Katrina Medoff

The sixth annual Queens World Film Festival kicked off last night at the Museum of Moving Image, where a selection of the 144 films will be screened over the next few days. The festival, which was created six years ago by Katha and Don Cato, is the biggest it’s ever been, according to the creators. […]

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First-ever documentary about Jamaica Bay to premiere at Queens World Film Festival this week
Photos courtesy of Jamaica Bay Lives

Sunnyside resident Dan Hendrick fell in love with Jamaica Bay 15 years ago, and he’s about to express that love in a new documentary set to be screened at the Queens World Film Festival this week. Growing up in Michigan, Hendrick spent a lot of time on his father’s boat, which cultivated his respect for […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

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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