Archive for: July, 2015

15 Minutes with Nintendo National Champ John Goldberg

By Holly Bieler   South Ozone Park resident John Goldberg wasn’t expecting much when he entered a gaming competition hosted by Nintendo at a Best Buy on Northern Boulevard in the spring. One of eight competitions held throughout the nation, Goldberg, a life-long gamer, said that when he found out one contest was only nine […]

This Week in Queens (7/30-8/5)

Thursday, July 30 • Doo Wop Concert, 7:30 pm. Golden Oldies from the 1950s and 1960s. Free. Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and Astoria Pool • Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria, 7:30 pm. This two-hour stroll visits some lesser-known historical sites and reveals tales of the neighborhood’s grim and […]

This Week in Queens (7/17-7/22)

Friday, July 17 • SummerStage: Soul Inscribed and Jennifer Cendaña Armas, 7 pm. Soul Inscribed plays a mix of hip hop, dub, funk, and soul. Armas is an interdisciplinary artist dedicated to unifying communities and telling stories of diasporas. She is a first generation Filipino-American. Free. Queensbridge Park, vicinity of 41st Road, 40th Avenue, Vernon […]

15 Minutes with Morgan Pielli of Relationshit


By Holly Bieler   For Astoria resident Morgan Pielli, co-host of the comedy show Relationshit, which has garnered rave reviews since it opened last year, much of his recent success can be attributed back to relationship problems. For Pielli and his co-host Lynn Bixenspan, it was family and love life woes that ultimately inspired the […]

This Week in Queens (7/9-7/17)

Thursday, July 9 • The Cab Calloway Orchestra, 7:30 pm. The Central Astoria LDC’s 2015 Waterfront Concert Series begins with a night of music from the Harlem Renaissance (1930s-1940s). Free. Astoria Park’s Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool • Preview Screening of Boulevard with director Dito Montiel in person, […]

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