Get ready for the second annual Queens New Music Festival
Brought to you by the folks behind Random Access Music, the second annual Queens New Music Festival is coming to LIC’s The Secret Theatre’s Main Stage from May 16-19, 2013. This concert is the result of the call for proposals that happened in 2012. Featured artists include the newly established Periapsis Music and Dance ensemble and the Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music program. Other local groups are participating as well. An all-access festival pass is only $50! One day passes and single ticket prices are also available. It should be an amazing festival.
More love for HinoMaru in Astoria
The folks over at Patch do a run down of ramen spots in the city in their list, Six Great Places to Eat Ramen. Not surprisingly, HinoMaru Ramen on Ditmars made the list. In their words: “Proof that ramen is growing as a form of comfort cuisine in New York City, this Queens restaurant was recently lauded in Food & Wine magazine for serving its noodles with uni and Parmesan cream.” More ramen action is coming to Astoria as Tamashii opens their doors soon. We look forward to doing a “ramen-off” then.
Public space in Corona survey
If you live in Corona and are concerned about public space in the neighborhood, consider taking this survey by Cody Herrmann, a college student at Parsons the New School for Design. He is doing a project about new creative public space in Corona, Queens.
Agnanti is a top Greek restaurant in NYC
While it’s probably not a surprise to many, Agnanti is a top pick when it comes to Greek restaurants, according to Greek Reporter USA. They are located adjacent to Astoria Park, overlooking the northeast corner, which has a nice view. The food is great – recently we stopped in for a light dinner of Greek salad, meatballs, and zucchini fritters, with a carafe of wine. Yum.
The Rockaway Center for Coastal Recovery and Preservation
Yasemin Smallens wants to repurpose the former Park Theater (on Beach 116th) into the Rockaway Center for Coastal Recovery and Preservation (CCRP). It will have “panoramic views of the ocean, and it will engender a feeling of oneness of the ocean and will embrace fear of it.” It will have sustainable construction, contain a database of personal stores of loss and recovery, and provide facilities for healing with art. It will be a community gathering place. Also, it will be a national meeting center in which to discuss things like rising sea levels, transportation issues, and the creation of a sustainable coastline.