Could Flushing Meadows Corona Park become the next festival destination? Big players are fighting over it, while city lacks official policy
Photo: official Coachella website

Last year, the organizers of popular California music festival Coachella announced plans to create a similar event at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Their application was denied, but Goldenvoice, the concert arm of AEGLive, expressed their intent to make the event, titled Panorama Festival, a reality in the summer of 2017. Goldenvoice began the conversation with city officials in […]

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Get ready for the Inaugural Queens Marathon with this 30K tune-up race this weekend
Photo courtesy Queens Distance Runners

Get in gear this spring and join the Queens Distance Runners (QDR) on their 30K: Spring Marathon Tune-Up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this weekend. The race, which will take place on Saturday, March 26, kicks off at 8 a.m. near the famous Queens Unisphere at Flushing Meadows Corona Park and will make four loops […]

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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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New York State Pavilion might get radically re-imagined with this open call for ideas
Photo courtesy of Matthew Silva

The New York State Pavilion has been off limits to the Queens community for decades, but some organizations are asking for public input on how to make it a bustling public space once again. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, People for the Pavilion and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz have announced the International Ideas […]

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WATCH: Documentary explores the history of mysterious New York State Pavilion
Photo courtesy of Matthew Silva

Long Island teacher Matthew Silva turned his lifelong obsession with the New York State Pavilion into his first full-length documentary. “Modern Ruin: A World’s Fair Pavilion” highlights the structure’s early beginnings from an ash dump run by the Brooklyn Ash Removal Company to the site of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. On March 19, the film will be […]

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