This past weekend brought the start of the 2017/18 SOLO Series presented by Portland Piano International, and we were thrilled to welcome Cliburn Gold winner Yekwon Sunwoo to the Lincoln Hall stage for two incredible performances. It was a privilege – and a relief – to take a break from the current state of the world, having a chance to replenish the mind and soul with beautiful music.
A new Greek restaurant is opening up on 30th Avenue in the old Plaza Lounge space—Thursday, March 15 will be Akrotiri’s first day of service with a seafood- and fish-focused menu. Greek wines will also be a major feature here.
A new yoga and wellness space is opening in Astoria called The Happie House. More than just a place to get your Downward Facing Dog on, they aim to “create a healthy, educated, socially connected, and empowered society.” They believe real change comes from healing ourselves, which involves pushing oneself to better oneself, sometimes in an uncomfortable direction.
An interview with Portland neighbors Lyndsay Levy and Denny Schuler who have lived in the West Hills for over a decade and a half. Lyndsay is a jewelry creator; Denny designs and works on furniture and products.
In September’s feature story, Ginger Burke mentioned “local singer and Hillside neighbor Tasha Miller,” who sang at the celebration of their beloved mailman Dave’s retirement party. She also created, planned, and marketed the event in its entirety. We took some time to get to know Tasha and are delighted to bring her colorful, moving, and fascinating story to you this month.
Akari is one of Isamu Noguchi’s most well-known creations. You’ve no doubt seen them, these lightweight, collapsible paper lanterns often built as spheres, though they also take the form of pyramids, cubes, and other 3D shapes. Right now The Noguchi Museum has two entire exhibits on the second floor dedicated to the Akari—the primary exhibit is Akari: Sculpture by Other Means with the companion exhibit Akari Unfolded: A Collection by YMER&MALTA.
Our friends from DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar—they specialize in a blend of French, Italian and New American cuisine—emailed us to let us know that they are launching a new brunch menu this weekend, Saturday, March 10. In addition, they have a new Executive Chef, Ibrahim Mohammed, formerly of the Belgian Beer Café/Nomad, and his vision has been some of the inspiration behind the new brunch menu.
From eating the wontons #6 in Flushing to seeing the Home Run Apple rise at Citi Field....
As home to immigrants from around the world, it makes sense that Queens would host the League of Kitchens, an organization running cooking classes taught by immigrant women.