Celebrate festival season in Ridgewood this September


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

RIDGEWOOD TIMES/File photo

Get ready to party in the streets of Ridgewood this September as the community gears up for two annual street fairs, the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival and the Myrtle Avenue Fall Street Festival.

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Beach Boy Brian Wilson to perform at Queens College


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Kupferberg Center for the Arts

The Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson will be performing a selection of classic hits and material from his new solo album at the Flushing college located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. on Oct. 9.

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Maspeth’s Knockdown Center to premiere opera inspired by Hurricane Sandy victims


| amatua@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Anna Groth Shive

Nearly three years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of south Queens, music collective thingNY will be using a unique art form to explore the reactions of individuals affected by the superstorm.

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Museum of the Moving Image screens documentaries on hip-hop


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of CNN Films

On Thursday, the Museum of the Moving Image kicks off Made You Look: Documenting the Art, History, Power and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture, a series of documentaries that examine this distinctly American genre from its origins to its current worldwide influence.

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The Queen’s Cartoonists bring swing-era music, written for classic cartoons, to listeners


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Photos by Irina Fateycheva

A new band made up of Astoria and Jackson Heights residents is bringing a fresh, yet vintage, sound to the ears of audiences throughout the city.

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LIC block to party on Saturday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of It's in Queens

Presented by SculptureCenter and the Purves Street Block Association, the LIC Block Party will include everything from tremendous food to inspiring art to engaging street games.

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WATCH: Astoria puppet visits Queens and vies for votes in America’s Got Talent live round


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Screenshot via nbc.com

Along with wowing audiences for a third time on America’s Got Talent — with an act fit for Las Vegas — one unique contestant made his return to the place he says will always be in his heart: Astoria.

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Massive community-made mural unveiled in LIC


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Photos via Department of Transportation's Flickr

The commute to and from work, school and other daily activities for pedestrians and drivers in Long Island City just got more colorful — all with help from the community.

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Armstrong House hosts Hot Jazz/Cool Garden concert this Saturday


| rmackay@queensny.org

Photo courtesy of Andrew Sciaulino

On Aug. 15 at 2 p.m., Cynthia Sayer brings her Sparks Fly Quartet to the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona to jam during the ninth annual Hot Jazz/Cool Garden series.

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Astoria playwright to debut three-person production at New York International Fringe Festival


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Photo by Darren Cox

An Astoria playwright’s new production is set to take the big stage at the New York International Fringe Festival this week and hopes to keep audiences thinking even after they leave the theater.

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