7 awesome things to do with your kids in Queens this summer
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Families that play together, stay together! Luckily, there’s no shortage of great opportunities to get outdoors with your clan this summer for some family-friendly activities right here in Queens. So grab your kiddies and make way for these seven fun- (and sun-!) filled things to do that the whole family will enjoy. 1. Row, row, […]

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Just announced: Six summer concerts in Juniper Valley Park to celebrate 200 years of Middle Village
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Celebrate Middle Village’s bicentennial with six summer concerts at Juniper Valley Park. The 2016 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series kicks off on Tuesday, July 12 with “Swing Night” as the Gerard Carelli Orchestra takes the stage. The Gerard Carelli Orchestra is part of the Carelli Collective, a wide array of New York’s bands, DJs, […]

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UPDATE: Here’s more info about the epic Only in Queens summer festival next weekend
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Name another borough that offers the most exciting summer festivals filled with fun family activities, music and cultural performances. Struggling to find one? That’s because it’s Only in Queens! The Only in Queens is a free summer festival that kicks off in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 8 p.m. […]

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Queens summer staycation: Explore borough’s 5 best local getaways
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Are you looking for a peaceful and serene setting to spend your summer weekends? Don’t worry about your gas mileage; these top five getaways are right here in Queens! 1. Gantry Plaza State Park  (Long Island City) If you love to witness extravagant views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, illuminating the Empire State Building and more, Gantry Plaza […]

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Newly renovated Astoria playground gets a piano-shaped spray shower for kids
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The last time the Paul Raimonda Playground in Astoria received a makeover was in 1995. Finally, in 2016, it has a new look. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined Councilman Costa Constantinides on Tuesday to unveil the nearly $2 million reconstruction of the Astoria playground. These improvements include fitness equipment, a revamped sitting area, and a centerpiece shower spray […]

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