Explore Exciting Things To Do in Astoria and Long Island City!

The arrival of springtime in Astoria is finally upon us. There are so many great options to choose from when trying to decide how to spend this special time of the year. So, as we turn our calendars to March, and leave those cold winter months in the past, please enjoy our list of the best things to do this month.

Astoria Bookshop: Julie Kliegman in Conversation with Bradford William Davis for Mind Game

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Take some time this month to support a local author, and a local small business, at Astoria Bookshop’s event celebrating the release of Julie Kliegman’s debut book, Mind Game: An Inside Look at the Mental Health Playbook of Elite Athletes. Kliegman, an Astoria resident, is a journalist and editor who has worked as copy chief at Sports Illustrated, copy editor at The Ringer, and news fellow at BuzzFeed.

Her writing has been featured in several outlets including The Washington Post, Vulture, Vox, The Verge, Bustle, Washington Monthly, The Week, and more. Her book, which she will be discussing in conversation with award-winning cultural critic Bradford William Davis, is an expansive look into how even the world’s best athletes struggle with and overcome mental illness. This event is free to attend and should make for a great experience for book lovers and sports enthusiasts alike.

36-19 30th St / March 5th, 7:00pm-8:00pm / astoriabookshop.com

Oscar Watch Party at QED

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Movie lovers looking for the best possible Academy Awards viewing experience should look no further than the Oscar watch party being hosted at QED. If you buy your ticket before March 10th, the admission price is only $13, and each ticket includes a small popcorn, a ballet, and a bingo card. Prizes from neighboring Astoria businesses will be available to win. QED is also going to be offering drink specials and hot pub-type food for order throughout the night. If you’re looking for an excuse to get dressed up, and a way to enjoy this night with fellow film fans, then this is the perfect event for you.

27-16 23rd Avenue / March 10th, 7pm / qedastoria.com

Art for Families at the Noguchi Museum

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This event, designed for families with children ages five to 11, is an incredible way for a family to learn and create together. Admission costs $24 per family, but is free for members. Coordinators at the museum will lead attendees in conversations in the gallery before bringing them into a studio for art-making activities. March’s event is focused on using clay to explore the visual and tactile textures of Isamu Noguchi’s sculptures. Parents who are seeking stimulating and creativity-encouraging experiences for their young children should mark this one down on their calendars.

9-01 33rd Rd / March 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm / noguchi.org

Barnyard Egg Hunt 

Photo credit Queens County Farm Museum
Photo credit Queens County Farm Museum

Kids and their grown-ups will enjoy the thrill of this springtime tradition as they collect colorful, prize-filled eggs in Queens Farm’s historic orchard and create treasured memories for years to come. Whiskers the Bunny will be ready for family photo ops and children can enjoy Bunny Hop dancing and outdoor games.  Guests can explore a farm-wide scavenger hunt, egg-cellent local food vendors, a visit with the farm animals, and a hayride to top off the day. Tickets: $15

  • WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2024 and Saturday, March 30, 2024, 11am – 4pm (Egg hunt activities are timed entry)
  • WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004
  • TICKETS: $15 General Admission. Tickets required for children ages 2 & up as well as accompanying adults; Free for ages 0-1 years old.

Get your Tickets HERE

Second annual St. Paddys Bar Crawl

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The second annual St.Paddys Bar crawl Saturday March 23rd!


@thewolfhound @irishrovernyc @sissymcgintys @jackjonesbar @murphysbarastoria

How do I get involved ?? SIMPLE !

– Buy your ticket HERE:  @thewolfhound

– Show your ticket & collect your wristband at The Wolfhound @ 1pm
– LIVE MUSIC starts @ 2pm 🪕






MOMi’s Auriea Harvey Exhibition

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Running until July 7th of this year, My Veins Are the Wires, My Body Is Your Keyboard, is an exhibition featuring over 40 of Auriea Harvey’s groundbreaking works from her nearly four-decade long career. Harvey is a net-artist and sculptor who creates art centered around technology, which often explores how the ever-growing presence of it in our culture has changed the way human beings connect and interact. According to the museum, this is the first major survey of her career. It is a tremendous and culturally rich opportunity to reflect on some of the things that, for better or worse, have become so ubiquitous in our culture.

36-01 35th Ave / @movingimagenyc / movingimage.org

Five Iron Golf

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Complete with seven high-tech golf simulators, putting green, shuffleboard table, and full-service bar featuring signature cocktails and local brews, Five Iron Golf is the ultimate urban golf experience for both serious players and those who are just looking for a casual fun afternoon. Their simulators can accommodate up to six people, but they also offer party packages for groups of eight or more. One of the main reasons for Five Iron Golf’s success and popularity is that they pride themselves on creating a dynamic and enjoyable experience for everyone who visits them. Whether you hit the course every weekend, or have never swung a club before, Five Iron Golf has something for you.

22-42 Jackson Ave / @fiveirongolf / fiveirongolf.com