Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and economic dimensions and impact. It relates stories of the sport’s legends–horses, jockeys, trainers, and iconic races.
The exhibition is co-located at Flushing Town Hall’s Greenroom and the Queens Historical Society.
When: Ongoing through June 30, 2018
Where: Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Avenue & Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd. Both in Flushing
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Tastings from 23 Rockaway Beach Locations
Participation by 28 local businesses
All participant establishments are walking distance from each other. Passes to the event can be purchased at each participating merchant for $15 in advance, $20 day of event.
Tickets may also be purchased online here by credit card and picked up any time at Thai Rock.
Thanks to NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower our official Transportation Sponsor!
We are pleased to present the event Participants:
- 101 Deli
- Best Caribbean Restaurant & Grill
- Bungalow Bar & Restaurant
- Community House
- CROM Physical Culture
- Elegante Pizza
- Fat Cardinal Provisions
- La Cabana
- Last Dragon Pizza
- Liquid Bread
- Polly & Esther
- Rockaway Beach Bakery
- Rockaway Brewing Company
- Rockaway Roasters
- Sayra’s Wine Bar
- Ship To Shore Wine Shop
- Station RBNY
- Surfside Bagels
- Thai Rock
- The Rock
- The Studio Phantasmagoria
- The Swellife Fashion Truck
- Uncle Louie G
- Whit’s End
- Zingara Vintage
Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Feel At Home Vacations
Hornblower operating City Ferry
Ladies of Business Rockaway Beach
St. James Clothing
With delicious food, dazzling drinks, and fantastic networking in a festive atmosphere, the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council host Queens Taste as their annual fundraiser event. In previous years, we had Astoria’s Sabor de Cuba offer shredded beef with plantains, La Adelita in Woodside give away Mexican chalupas. Alobar in Long Island City has served savory potato pierogis with a creamy sauce, The Nest, a Guyanese/Trinidadian eatery in Richmond Hill, dished out curry, jerk, and BBQ chicken, and Bayside’s Bareburger bequeathed beer-braised bacon with stout onions on a mustard pretzel bun. On the alcohol side, we had Chris Murillo, who owns the local distillery Queens Courage, various wine purveyors, at least seven beer products from various breweries, and plenty specialty cocktails. Abstainers also had options, from Essentia Water to Bruce Cost Ginger Ale and Chatime bubble tea.
The Cunningham Park Farmers Market opens for its second season on May 6th and runs through November 18th. This is a grower-producer market, featuring local farms and food makers with fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs straight from the farm, artisan breads and baked goods, pickles, organic olive oil and more. Find it in the parking lot off Union Turnpike on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm. EBT and WIC Checks are welcome.
NEW DATE TBA. Edible Queens is a magazine that showcases unique local food, restaurants, bars and even recipes in Queens. On May 6th, its editor and publisher Claudia Sanchez will be a guest at the Queens Historical Society to talk about her magazine and experiences related to the diverse cuisines in Queens.
Sanchez’s contributions to Edible Queens includes several articles such as: “Street to Kitchen: From Cartagena to Cafe Boulud,” “A Taste of Hanoi,” and “Ten Countries in One Hour,” just to name a few. So for all the Queens foodies out there, don’t miss this exciting event.
As always light refreshments will be served.
This family-fun event features midway games and rides for all ages, favorite fair food and World of Wonders old-time sideshow acts under the big top, from sword swallowers and fire eaters to escape artists and other exciting acts.
There is no charge for fair admission and the World of Wonders Amazement Show. Ride tickets onsite are $1.50 each, $25/20 tickets, $50/50 tickets plus 1 free ride, or $50 online for the BOGO Deal (100 ride tickets plus 2 free rides) until 5 pm May 10. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)
Fair hours are 4 to 11 pm Monday – Friday and noon to 11 pm Saturday – Sunday in the event field adjacent to NYSCI, at the west entrance to Flushing Meadows Corona Park. On May 12 and 19, the fair will coincide with the Queens International Night Market held Saturday nights in the park.
Come out and enjoy an evening of drinks and food with new friends, neighbors, and Queens-based food bloggers, QueensEats. It will be a great place to meet new people, engage with your community, and learn about QueensEats and Queens food.
General Admission Ticket includes: One drink, passed hor d’oeuvres, and entry to raffle. Drinks will also be available for purchase.
Designated Driver Admission Ticket includes: Unlimited soft drinks, passed hor d’oeuvres, and entry to raffle.
Raffle prizes include:
A pair of tickets to Belle and Sebastian at Forest Hills Stadium on June 8, 2018
A pair of tickets to Portugal the Man at Forest Hills Stadium on Sept 22, 2018
A “Made in Queens Basket” from local vendors including Queens Knits, Suda, Emily Makes, Caustic Cross Stitch and more!
Gift Card from The Stonework (Astoria, Queens)
A Gift Card from Centro (LIC, Queens)
A Wine Basket from Val’s Wine Shop (Middle Village, Queens)
A Gift Card from Pesso’s (Bayside, Queens)
A Gift Card from Juice for Life (New Hyde Park and Bayside, Queens)
A Taco Tasting from Gordo’s Cantina (LIC, Queens)
A Gift Card from the Breakfast Shack (Astoria, Queens)
A Gift Card from Bantry Pub (LIC, Queens)
A Basket of goodies from the Queens Night Market (Corona, Queens
All your dating tips come from Blanche. You wish you had comebacks like Dorothy. That means one thing. You should be at Golden Girls Bingo, one of Time Out NY’s 20 things to do in the NYC!
Drop the cheesecake, put on your best 80s outfit and fan gear, adjust those shoulder pads and come play bingo! You’ll watch 3 classic episodes, play a special Golden Girls-themed game, win Dorothy’s moist cupcakes, and make new friends.
Episodes: Brotherly Love, My Brother, My Father, Sister of the Bride
Bayside, Queens – Archbishop Molloy High School Class of 1988 alumni Chris Donovan, Lareto Evangelista, Charles Rabus, James Sheldon and Thomas Tzimorotas, will host a cocktail party at the popular Cajun restaurant Bourbon Street on Friday, May 11, 7 pm – 11 pm, to benefit their friend and classmate, Dennis Sheehan who suffered a stroke.
Chris Donovan is the co-host of our It’s in Queens podcasts.