Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009

Astoria Times

Dining Out: El Coyote — Jamaica eatery offers authentic Mexican variety

Since we received a recommendation for El Coyote in Jamaica by a trusted friend, our favorite pipeline to great new finds, we rushed right over. We won’t deny being put off by our first glimpse of this establishment — an awning encrusted with pigeon droppings. Not the most appetizing introduction. Still, we soldiered on. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Reel Queens: Two film series show classic pictures from NYC, France

Moviegoers looking to escape the cacophony of this summer’s studio films can turn to southeast Queens nonprofit A Better Jamaica and Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image for some classic cinematic relief. Comment.
Astoria Times

The Play’s The Thing: Maggie’s Little Theater emerges as Queens’ newest group

I’ve lived in Queens all my life, but there are places in the borough almost as foreign to me as Staten Island. According to my father’s 8mm films and the Hellman family archives, I was present at both World’s Fairs at Flushing Meadows and the openings of LaGuardia Airport and JFK (then called Idlewild). Comment.
Astoria Times

JAMS 2009

On an average day, downtown Jamaica looks like your average commercial strip. Hundreds of shoppers walk up and down looking for deals, commuters make their way to the subway or the Long Island Railroad or head to a movie. Comment.
Astoria Times

Summer in Queens means fun for free

Okay, so you’re broke. You also happen to be living in one of the nation’s, if not the world’s, most expensive cities. But rather than have you spend the entire summer cooped up indoors, feasting on ice water and crackers, we’ve saved you the legwork of ferreting out those free (yes, free!) or ridiculously cheap summertime attractions in your beloved borough, so that you can enjoy all Queens has to offer without squandering every last penny of your savings. Comment.
Astoria Times

Latino Cultural Fest serves up international flavor

The Queens cultural scene is muy caliente this summer, thanks to a diverse array of programming provided by eminent and emerging Latino artists during the 2009 Latino Cultural Festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.

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