Auburndale

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How about a two-hour blast from the past? Hits from the late 1950s and early 1960s will be performed live — mostly by their original singers or heritage groups — in Auburndale on Saturday, when Holy Cross High School hosts its 17th annual Doo Wop Spectacular.

With Golden Oldies disc jockey Dennis “Dion” Nardone serving as the host, some of the genre’s most famous acts will take the stage with The CODA Band playing backup. Concertgoers can expect to see and hear Jay Siegel’s Tokens (above, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,”), The Marcels (“Blue Moon,”), and The Orlons (“Wah Watusi,”), among others.

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It’s time to hit the pavement. On July 6th, the 2014 Tour de Queens by Jamis will take bicyclists on a fun-filled, family-friendly trek through the borough. An estimated 20 miles, the route will begin in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and take participants through Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Bayside Terrace, Beechurst and Whitestone with a rest stop in Little Bay Park. It’s not a competitive race–riders will pedal en masse at about 10 mph as a rolling parade with an NYPD escort. There are no street closures, but volunteer marshals will block (or “cork”) traffic intersections for safe passage. Details after the jump.