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Sunnyside to celebrate summer with free food and farm festival

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Images Courtesy of Greenmarket GrowNYC


Sunnyside will start off green this summer.

Queens County Market will come to Sunnyside Greenmarket later this month to celebrate the beginning of the summer season with food and fun.

On June 28, Queens County Market vendors and local restaurants will join GrowNYC‘s Greenmarket farmers at the Sunnyside Greenmarket for “Sunnyside Up!,” a free food and farm festival.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., people will be able to come to Skillman Avenue by 42 and 43 streets and taste different prepared foods and drinks. The event will also include live music and activities such as face painting, balloon art, and “bike blenders,” which are bikes used to power blenders to make homemade smoothies and drinks.

Although the Sunnyside Greenmarket has been operating since 1976, this is the second year that an event like “Sunnyside Up!” has been held.

“This is the first time that prepared food will be offered at the farmer’s market.” said Caroline Hiteshew, Greenmarket’s publicity and volunteer coordinator. “Guests can expect fish and other prepared items from the vendors, and there will also be a crepe station that will be serving both sweet and savory crepes along with iced coffees.”

Other vendors and farmers at the event include Ballards Honey, Breezy Hill Orchards, King Ferry Winery and local restaurant Venturo Osteria serving eggplant crostinis, and a mixed berry and whipped mascarpone dessert.



2013 farmers market season in Queens

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Though the Jackson Heights Greenmarket is open year-round many of Queens’ other farmers markets don’t open until June or July.

Astoria Greenmarket
14th Street (Between 31st Avenue and 31st Road)
Open Wednesdays, 7/10 – 11/20
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Corona Greenmarket
Roosevelt Avenue at 103rd Street
Open Fridays, 7/5 – 11/22
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Elmhurst Greenmarket
41st Avenue (Between 80th and 81th Streets)
Open Tuesdays, 6/4 to 11/26
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Boulevard at 70th Avenue
Open Sundays, 4/7 – 12/29
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Avenue at 78th Street
Open Sundays, year-round
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jamaica Farmers Market
160th Street off Jamaica Avenue
Open Fridays, 6/21 – 11/22
8:30 a.m– 4 p.m.

Queens Botanical Garden Farmers’ Market (Flushing)
Dahlia Avenue off Main Street
Open Fridays, 6/21 – 11/16
8:30 am – 4:00 p.m.

Ridgewood Youth Market
Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue
Saturdays, 7/13 – 11/23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon Boulevard and Broadway
Open Saturdays, 6/1 – 11/23
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Avenue (Between 42nd and 43rd  streets)
Open Saturdays, 6/1 – 12/21
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What to do in Queens this weekend

| brennison@queenscourier.com

The Unisphere was lit-up red for American Heart Month


Eduardo Anievas Cortines is having his Open Studio Series where attendees can view 100 of his paintings in an informal setting at his studio, located at 47-33 5th Street in Long Island City. On Saturday, the hours will be 1 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours will be 1 to 7 p.m. The Sixto Quartet will be playing live Latin music on Saturday from 4 to 7 p. m. Home-made sangria and tapas will be served. Invitation is up on www.eduaran.com.


4 p.m. – 9 p.m., there will be Bandfest at Astoria Park, located at 21 Hoyt Avenue North in Astoria. Come and watch and listen to live music and performances by local musicians.

8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Set on a shady, tree-lined avenue near Lou Lodati Park, the Sunnyside Greenmarket is a thriving community center drawing an ethnically diverse mix of young couples, families, and elderly residents from the surrounding neighborhood. On hand are a fantastic selection of vegetables grown in the Black Dirt of Orange County, specialty Mexican produce and herbs, eggs, seasonal fruit, cider, baked goods and fresh-caught fish. Cheese, pickled vegetables, grass fed beef, and wine pressed from locally grown grapes entice shoppers with culinary possibilities.

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Music in the Garden Series: Radio Jarocho: This versatile ensemble specializes in “son jarocho,” traditional music and dance from southern Vera Cruz, Mexico, a style rooted in Spanish music and a mixture of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican sounds. The five-member ensemble will perform “son jarocho” along with original compositions based on this style and influenced by a range of sources, creating a contemporary repertory that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The program will include works from Radio Jarocho’s just-released CD, Café Café!

7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY), the nation’s premier ice dancing ensemble, will help cool things down with free, Saturday evening performances beginning July 14 for three consecutive Saturday’s at the World Ice Arena in Queens. The family-friendly Series will include performances by the Ice Theatre of New York ensemble, guest artists from the competitive skating world as well as young, up-and coming ice artists.


1 p.m. – 11 p.m., there will be a Cask Ale Festival at Alewife Queens, located at 5-14 51st Avenue in Long Island City. The centerpiece of the festival will be the Cask Bar, which will showcase 50 and more cask ales from the nation’s great breweries both foreign and domestic. Get Early Bird Tickets for a low price here: www.ny-offers.timeout.com/deals/cask-ale-fest. Tickets will also be available at www.alewifecask.eventbrite.com and sales end on Friday, July 13.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Black Henna Productions presents William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” at the Forest Park Bandshell. The perils of Viola and Sebastian unfold among the comic mayhem of the staff of the fictional modern day Camp Illyria.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m., The Red Eye Media Group will be holding its first fashion show, Color Me Teal, at the Loft LIC, located at 45-02 23rd Street in Long Island City. Clothes presented will be from famous designers and there will be guest speakers who will talk about their relationship with ovarian cancer. Tickets are $20 online and at the door. All donations go towards the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Farmers market season in Queens

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Though the Jackson Heights Greenmarket is open year-round many of Queens’ other farmers markets don’t open until June or July.

Astoria Greenmarket
14th St. between 31st Ave. and 31st Road
July 11-November 14
Wednesdays, 8 a.m-3 p.m.

Atlas Park Greenmarket
Atlas Park Mall, Cooper Ave. and 80th St.
June 16–November 17
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Corona Greenmarket

Roosevelt Ave. and 103rd St.
July 6-November 16
Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Douglaston Greenmarket
41st Ave. and 235th St.
June 8-November 18
Sundays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Elmhurst Greenmarket
41st Ave. between 80th and 81st streets
July 10-November 20
Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd. at 70th Ave.
July 8–November 18
Sundays, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Jamaica Farmers Market
160th St. off Jamaica Avenue
June 29- November 17
Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m.

Ridgewood Youthmarket
Myrtle Ave. and Cypress Ave.
July 9-October 29
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon Blvd and Broadway
June 23-November 17
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

Sunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave. between 42 and 43 streets
June 2- December 22
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Queens Botanical Gardens Farmers Market
Dahlia Ave. off Main St.
June 22-November 2
Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.