TODAY IN QUEENS

Thu 8/27/15

Queens World Film Festival Flic Nic at Diversity Plaza

The UNFringed Festival 2015

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 It's in Queens Events Column

Children don't usually enjoy anything that includes the words "back to school." However, Jamaica hosts a back-to-school fashion show this week with young models and performers that people of all ages will love. Music is a big draw this week with African beats, the blues, choral auditions, doo wop, a drum circle, and jazz. Bike lessons and Jews in Iran are also part of the mix. 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 Genuine Czech food, the last authentic beer garden in NYC, a family-run store that has been in the community for more than 80 years, and a new look at Astoria Park.

See August Picks by Debbie Van Cura

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.