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This week, we start off with Queens Restaurant Week, a photo exhibit, and spirited Irish music, all in Queens. Check out our events calendar for even more things to do around the borough.

Image source: QEDC

Queens Restaurant Week starts today! Eat your way through the most ethnically diverse for the five boroughs. Enjoy three course prix fixe meals for $25 at participating restaurants. Restaurant Week runs from October 8-11 and October 15-18.! Click here for complete list of participating restaurants. 

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Image source: Christopher Payne, via Bonni Benrubi Gallery 

The Steinway & Sons piano factory at the northern tip of Astoria (GMAP) has gotten a lot of love recently. Photographer Christopher Payne took a series of fascinating shots of pianos at all stages of the manufacturing process. He has captured the beauty of the wooden materials, mechanical parts, and precise work that goes into making the legendary instruments.

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Image source: Queens Art Express

Rafael Octavio Gonzalez is not your typical photographer. He uses multiple images, exposures, composites, and technology to turn his shots into seamless 360-degree panoramas. The bold colors and skewed perspectives give the panoramic scenes a fantastical quality that captures the viewer’s imagination.