Free paddling and kayaking from Hallets Cove in Queens is happening on Memorial Day

See the city from a completely different angle. Everybody is invited to go kayaking or canoeing for free on Memorial Day, May 30. Flotillas will be departing from Socrates Sculpture Park Beach into Hallets Cove in Astoria  from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will be able to paddle near the East River and explore some […]

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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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Free outdoor concerts featuring music, dance and poetry are taking over Queens parks
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Noralanning

SummerStage, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival, is coming to three Queens parks this summer to provide residents with free music, poetry and fun for kids. The first concert will take place on June 26 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. R&B singer Ginuwine, a multi-platinum artist who became popular in the late ’90s and […]

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Western Queens is getting several miles of new bike lanes in 2016
Photo courtesy of DOT

The Department of Transportation released the new 2016 bike map on Tuesday and several new miles of bike lanes are scheduled for installation along several neighborhoods in western Queens. A new route along 31st Street in Astoria will connect the waterfront to Flushing Bay. The DOT presented the plan to Community Board 1 in March and if approved […]

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City may put LIC’s Socrates Sculpture Park on the map
Photo courtesy of the Parks Department

Socrates Sculpture Park, a 30-year-old outdoor museum and park in Long Island City, may soon be considered official parkland and added to city maps. The park is owned by the city but maintained and operated by Socrates Sculpture Park through a licensing agreement. The city wants to officially map the parkland to secure it as open space and make sure that […]

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