The 3rd Annual LIC Post Waterfront 5K is here. This annual event will take runners/walkers through the business corridor of Vernon Blvd and finish along the magnificent Long Island City waterfront. The Center Blvd Dash kids races will follow immediately after, which children ages 2-9 can register for. All funds raised will benefit the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy.
The Bell Blvd Food & Music Fest will be a good old-fashioned restaurant stroll with tastes from local eateries AND great live music on every block. Come ready to enjoy 30 kinds of food or drink and a dozen kinds of music – all within a few blocks! Expect a wide variety of cuisines, including French, Korean, Italian, Paraguayan, Indian, Greek, Irish, American and Cajun. See participating restaurants below.
Story time for younger folks and a salsa dance lesson for adults will build an appetite at 1 pm before the tasting starts at 2 pm.
Advance reserve tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under (child tickets differ in color and cannot be used for alcoholic tastes).
Check in begins at 1 pm. Tasting starts at 2 pm!
Two locations where you can exchange your advance reservation receipt for a tasting ticket at the entrance:
1. Bell Blvd at 42nd Avenue and
2. Bell Blvd at 43rd Avenue
The Restaurant Stroll will run along Bell Blvd between 38th & 43rd Avenues and along 41st Avenue between 213th Street and 214th Place.
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS & MORE
• Aperitif Bistro
• Avli Cafe
• Avli Little Greek Tavern
• Bayside Dumpling
• Bourbon Street
• Crown Room
• Fiamma 41
• Krave It
• Kung Fu Tea
• Local Bar and Grill
• Maria’s Mediterranean
• Masala Box
• Monahan & Fitzgerald
• Nippon Cha
• Pizzeria Uno
• Pour House
• Press 195
• Red Mango
• Sabor Guarani
• Taverna Kyclades
• Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse
• New Golden Wine & Liquor
Bell Blvd will be closed to traffic between 42nd Avenue and 38th Avenue for the afternoon. This is a rain or shine event, so refunds are not available.
Do you want to learn how to make an Ecuadorian Straw Hat?
Here’s your chance! Three Ecuadorian artisans will share their ancestral knowledge and get you started at making your own hat.
The weaving technique used to create the iconic straw hat (erroneously) known as the Panama Hat is one of Ecuador’s greatest cultural treasures. This type of hat was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list in 2012.
On Sunday, June 3, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of this technique and immediately put it to use in an intimate, interactive workshop with toquilla straw brought directly from Cuenca, Ecuador.
All materials will be provided. Space is limited so reservations are required. If you book your ticket and you are not sure if you can attend the workshop, please let us know!
Paying for this event is not required, but all donations will be used to create more programs.
Solar Energy is part of QHS’s regular educational programs, presented by Con Edison, that traces the history of power from colonial times to present. The advent of electricity in the late 19th century has paved the way for the age of technology. Students are introduced to various aspects in the scientific field including: The Industrial Revolution, Hydro Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, Electric Energy, and Satellite/GPS Systems.
Solar Energy Family Workshop — Queens Historical Society will be offering a workshop for children to assemble a Solar Rover Kit. This activity teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday object. They will transform a recycled soda can into a solar rover.