Indigo – All You Can Eat Crab Legs on Weds!!

For a delectable Wednesday night out, try heading to Indigo in Astoria for their All You Can Eat Crab Legs Dinner special. You get your choice of a soup or salad, pasta with garlic bread or french fries followed by all you can eat of delicious snow crab legs! All this is only $23.99!! I love it!

Their regular menu is also full of other tasty options and they offer brunch on weekend afternoons. Friday nights they have Karaoke and on Saturdays there is a live DJ. Indigo is located right off of the 30th Avenue N/W train stop and is open late. So there is lots of fun to be had even if you are not a seafood fan.

I have found out first hand that Indigo is an excellent location for private parties – they have a beautiful upstairs space with a small deck. My favorite place to sit though is in their indoor dining area which has a great atmosphere with a glass ceiling that can be open when the weather is nice. So check out Indigo – especially if you are like me and love all you can eat crab legs!!!

Their full menu and all other details are at their website: http://www.indigobarnyc.com/

NYC Fringe Festival – Don’t Miss Out!

Looking for something to liven up the rest of your summer? The New York International Fringe Festival is the largest multi-arts festival in North America and is sure to have something to entertain you. This year’s Fringe Festival started on Friday, August 8th and it continues through Sunday, August 24th, 2008. Performances will be from 2pm to Midnight on weekdays, and Noon to Midnight on weekends. There are so many events and performances to choose from, you are bound to find something new and fun to take a look at. There are art events, theater and music performances to enjoy. You can find the schedule and ticket information for all things Fringe NYC at their website: http://www.fringenyc.org/

It’s Not Too Late to Buy Your Ticket!

Next weekend is the All Points West Music and Arts Festival. Radiohead and Jack Johnson are headlining this three day festival taking place at Liberty State Park, NJ. There will be 3 stages and and the line up has officially been scheduled. You can get all the info on who is playing when and how to get there at http://apwfestival.com/.
Liberty State Park is a great venue and the last shows I have seen there were lots of fun. I am going Saturday and have already bought my ferry ticket (it is definitely a great way to get there and you go right past the Statue of Liberty). I am a huge Radiohead fan so I can’t wait! Get your tickets while you can! You don’t want to miss out on this great festival!

Party Like a Rock Star – Every Wednesday!

Wednesday is THE night to come to Hells Gate Social for some video game fun and drink specials. It’s ROCK BAND night! You always wanted to be a rock star, so come live out your fantasies with this multi player and super fun game. Play the guitar, bass, drums or sing your favorite songs. Enjoy a Miller High Life or Busch beer and a shot of bourbon for only $3! The fun starts at 7pm and goes on till everyone is done letting out their inner Rock Star! Trust me – its a great time :). I played once and became an instant addict.

Also this week at Hells Gate Social, come to hear some great music from some local Astoria bands. On Thursday, July 31st, AM Preacher plays at 9pm and Two Seconds to Midnight play at 10pm. They are both amazing!
And as always Hells Gate has Happy Hour every day from 7pm-9pm daily and a great indoor/outdoor space.

Hell Gate Social is at

12-21 Astoria Blvd

718.204.8313

Summer Fitness, Art and Film All in One Place!

Summer seems to go so fast! It is already almost August! Before summer slips away completely, there are some excellent opportunities to enjoy some free fitness, art and film in the great outdoors at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. There are weekly free Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi classes offered on the park grounds during the week and on weekends.

If you’d rather enjoy a great film, this summer celebrates the 10th Annual Outdoor International Film Festival and there are different films screened every Wednesday through August 27th (weather permitting). Each week focuses on a different country or culture and will feature cuisine from local restaurants for sampling in addition to music performances. Sit on the lawn with a view of the Manhattan Skyline and get transported to another place with all your senses!

And since this is an art center, there are numerous exhibits and classes going on to indulge your inner artist. Check out http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/ for a full schedule of events and all the details!

If that isn’t enough to float your boat 😉 then the Long Island City Boat House and Partnerships with Parks host free boating from Hallets Cove (the Sculpture Park’s beach). You can choose to Canoe or kayak on Sundays through October 12th (weather permitting) and all for free! For more details go to http://www.licboathouse.org/ .

Enjoy Great Music In Astoria This Saturday!

On Saturday, July 26th, head to beautiful Astoria Park to enjoy the first annual Music and Art Festival – Astoria Music Now. Astoria Music Now is an all day long festival of arts and local music featuring Pop Mafia, Bliminal, Little Creatures, The Tarantinos, Gutter and Spine, Kite Operations, The Swedes, Dirty Wings, Bayard Russell and Friends, We Are Darien, Drum Dharma Drums. The weather is supposed to be great and this event is free so you should definitely plan to stop by!
Here is the myspace link with more information and some music samples:
For more treats for your eyes and ears head to Hell Gate Social to experience SubKulture. Astorian locals, DJ Belladonna and DJ Scandal, are teaming up to present SubKulture, a monthly retro rock and classic alternative music party at Hell Gate Social. This Saturday launches this event. This is guaranteed to be a fun night with great music at a very chill location. There will also be art exhibitions by local artists as well as retro music videos and cult movies projected on the walls. There is no cover and Hell Gate Social has a really nice indoor space and also an outdoor garden area to enjoy.
Here is the myspace link which has a sample playlist and more details:
Get out there and enjoy!