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Astoria-based Lockwood is expanding to Queens Museum gift shop next month

Photo courtesy of Queens Museum

Lockwood, the Astoria-based lifestyle store, will act as the gift shop at the Queens Museum starting early next month.

The shop, which also has a location in Jackson Heights, will open on April 10 in conjunction with Queens International, an annual exhibition at the museum that showcases works by those who work and/or live in Queens.

Merchandise at the gift shop will also celebrate the museum’s exhibition on The Ramones, which is also set to open the same day.

Customers can expect “punk-themed ephemera, locally designed products by Queens-based artists, and a fun, funky collection of NYC-inspired items and Queens Museum branded goods,” owner Mackenzi Farquer said in a blog post.

David Strauss, deputy director of the Queens Museum, said that both organizations are “kindred spirits” when it comes to celebrating what the borough embodies.

“This collaboration allows us to introduce some of Queens’ most talented artisans to new communities, augment the visitor experience with a memorable retail destination, and help one of Queens’ favorite small businesses expand their reach,” Strauss said in a statement.

Lockwood sells unique trinkets, kitchenware, clothing and several locally made items at its three locations.

 

 

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