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It's in Queens Events Column

Red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles will be in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this weekend for a Raptor Fest. Should they fly around, they will be able to enjoy opera, a trunk show, Irish music, professional wrestling, Spanish theater, and an Oktoberfest with German and Korean takes on pickled cabbage. Here's the rundown.

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Monthly Picks by Queens Residents

Delicious eateries, interesting architecture, and unique treats recommended by borough residents and lovers. This month discover the home of the New York Mets, eating options when you visit during a game, historic players, and a variety of community days filled with fun and giveaways.

See September Picks by Harris Schoenfeld

10 Fun Things to Do in Queens

From indoor and outdoor museums to a night market and sport arenas, the folks at Tips for Family Trips has put together this great list of things to do when you visit Queens. This time they stayed at, and focused on, the western part of Queens for its proximity to Manhattan. 

See list with photos here. 

Queens is Number 1

In case you missed it, Lonely Planet named Queens the best tourism destination in 2015. "With microbreweries springing up, new boutique hotels, a reinvented seaside at Rockaway, a world-class art scene, and a truly global food culture, 2015 is the year to try Queens." 

Download their Queens guide.