Astoria Lego designer featured in new documentary


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Astoria resident Cody Wells is the Lego designer behind the company C3Brix — which specializes in Lego mosaics, portraits, models and figures — and in the past year has seen an increase in success, including being featured in the documentary “A LEGO Brickumentary.”

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Astoria venue to host comedic watch party for first Republican debate


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Photos courtesy of Q.E.D.

Q.E.D., located at 27-16 23rd Ave., will be hosting a Republican Debate Watch Party on Aug. 6 that will feature ongoing commentary by comedians John Fugelsang and Frank Conniff in the style of the TV comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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$2 parking at the LIC Flea this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com


The popular Long Island City flea market, located at Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, will hold a special this Saturday and Sunday giving guests the chance to park for $2 at a local garage just two blocks away.

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Queens Theatre screens classic Lincoln Center performances outdoors at Flushing Meadows


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Photo courtesy of Queens Theatre

Video versions of great Lincoln Center works will screen outdoors on Tuesday nights in August on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s Festival Lawn, thanks to a new month-long partnership between Queens Theatre and Lincoln Center Education.

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Rural Route Film Festival returns to Museum of the Moving Image


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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

THE COURIER/File photo

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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Live multimedia trivia game show to begin in Astoria next month


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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


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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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First-ever Queens NYC Lit Festival to take place in August at LIC Bar


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Image courtesy of Queens NYC Lit Fest

Long Island City will celebrate the literary community of Queens next month during a two-day festival — the first of its kind in the borough.

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Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image to present exhibit examining cats online


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Images courtesy of The Infinite Cat Project

Next month, the Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, will launch a five-month exhibition called How Cats Took Over the Internet, looking at how these furry felines have mesmerized a generation of online users with their quirky actions and adorable looks.

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Astoria filmmakers turn to Kickstarter to fund ‘dialogue-free,’ 12-part film


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Image courtesy of Cynthia Angel

Two Astoria filmmakers are hoping to reach their goal that will allow them to set an acclaimed music producer’s debut solo album to film.

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