Annual Viva La Comida to highlight local flavor in Jackson Heights


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Mouths will water for a third year in a row as Viva La Comida takes to 82nd Street once again.

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Free event offers behind-the-scenes look at moviemaking in Astoria


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Pat Alvarado/Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and Kaufman Astoria Studios is once again hosting New York on Location.

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Zaq Landsberg

The Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition opens at Socrates Sculpture Park on Sunday, Sept. 7. Fifteen artists will display their new works that explore the state of sculpture today. The artists were selected out of nearly 300 candidates by a highly competitive process. These artists were then given access to the park’s facilities and generous financial, technical and curatorial support.

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LIC’s Secret Theatre to stay open after surpassing fundraising goal


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Photo by Orestes Gonzalez

The show will go on at one Long Island City theatre thanks to a successful online fundraising campaign.

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Jackson Heights mural discourages drunk driving


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THE COURIER/ Photos by Angy Altamirano

A 20-foot by 100-foot family-friendly mural focusing on the prevention of drinking and driving, titled “Hit the Brakes on DWI and Choose the Right Path,” was unveiled on Wednesday at 34-20 Junction Blvd.

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Jamaica hosts auditions for new dance competition show


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Photos courtesy of Dancehall Got Talent/Nicole Duhaney

Residents of Jamaica got to show off their reggae and dancehall moves in hopes of landing a spot on a new reality TV show named “Dancehall Got Talent.”

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What to do this weekend in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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The New York Mets will once again give its fans a glimpse into Taiwanese culture. The 10th annual Taiwan Heritage Night, presented by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, will take place at Citi Field when the Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, Aug. 31. starting 6 p.m.

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LIC’s Secret Theatre turns to fundraising campaign to survive


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Photo by Orestes Gonzalez

Richard Mazda, founder of the Secret Theatre, located at 44-02 23rd St., has started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign after having to deal with financial difficulties starting in late 2012.

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Movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne begins film preparations in Bayside


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

A new movie, “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Bryne is expected to begin filming in September in Bayside. Crew members were spotted starting to moving equipment into the area on Thursday.

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Ridgewood bar hosts first variety and burlesque show


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Photos Courtesy of KissedPR

Queens County took on a whole new meaning when the Queens Tavern on Fresh Pond Road hosted the first-ever Ridgewood Variety Show on Aug. 14.

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LIC chef to compete in Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay”


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Natasha Pogrebinsky is at it again and this time she is looking to take on an iron chef.

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Voice of Dora the Explorer, Queens native talks new show


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Photo by Bonnie Osborne/Nickelodeon

Even though Dora the Explorer is getting older and making a move to a big city, the Queens native and voice behind the popular cartoon is not going anywhere.

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