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

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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


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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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LIC woman starts tour company to share her love for Queens


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Photo courtesy of Connie Murray

One Long Island City resident has decided to share her love for her neighborhood and borough through a new tour company aimed at giving participants a real Queens experience.

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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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