Ray Liotta to be in Middle Village for new NBC show ‘Shades of Blue’ shoot


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

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Ray Liotta, best known for his role as the mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas,” will be in Middle Village on Wednesday for a shoot for the new NBC crime drama “Shades of Blue.”

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Top five summer activities in Astoria Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

The park is the perfect staycation destination for day trippers, tourists and neighborhood regulars.

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Queens filmmaker wows 2015 indie movie circuit


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Photos courtesy of Andrew Koss

“Zizi and Honeyboy” has just won the award for Best Biographical Drama at the Manhattan Film Festival,” writer, co-producer and star Andrew Koss announced to nearly 100 whooping and applauding friends and family members shortly before a private screening of the short movie at the Towers Cinema in late June.

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Rural Route Film Festival returns to Museum of the Moving Image


| rmackay@queensny.org

Image courtesy of the Rural Route Film Festival

A documentary on the Moken, “Sailing a Sinking Sea,” will help launch the Rural Route Film Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image on Friday with director Olivia Owens Wyatt in person.

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Vote for your favorites at LIC Flea’s Second Annual Food Vendor Awards


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Over 40 food, dessert and drink vendors will descend upon the Long Island City waterfront this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, for the Second Annual Food Vendor Awards at the LIC Flea & Food market.

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Astoria puppet goes through to ‘America’s Got Talent’ live rounds


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Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC

A one-of-a-kind act is returning to his hometown to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall vying to win $1 million and the heart of a former Spice Girl.

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Queens Botanical Garden hosts Brew Fest on Saturday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Queens Botanical Garden

This Saturday, the Queens Botanical Garden will keep the suds tradition flowing with its second annual Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest.

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Live multimedia trivia game show to begin in Astoria next month


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo by Ryan Muir

The Big Quiz Thing, a trivia show which was started 12 years ago in Manhattan and has since expanded to other states, has announced it will begin its residency in Astoria on Aug. 4 at Q.E.D., located at 27-16 23rd Ave.

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Themed popup bar serving craft cocktails coming to Sunnyside


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photos by Matthew Callahan

Behind The Wood, an Astoria-based beverage consulting company, is coming together with Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar, located at 44-07 Queens Blvd., to bring the Behind The Wood Popup Bar starting this Friday and Saturday.

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