What's This? Walking Tours Palooza?Walking Tours with Jack Eichenbaum - June 2012
- Geographer and NYC explorer Jack Eichenbaum leads walking tours through historic and diverse neighborhoods throughout Queens. June must be his favorite months. There are lots of walks planned, both on weekends and Wednesday evenings.
Pride of the Parade in Jackson HeightsQueens Pride Parade and Festival - June 3, 2012
- The Queens Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Parade kicks off in Jackson Heights at noon (37th Ave and 85th St) on June 3 (718-592-8650). The parade ends at the street festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (37th Rd and 75th St). The main stage runs from 1:30 to 6 p.m. It's the biggest event of the year for the borough's GLBT community. An inclusive, multi-cultural event, Queens Pride draws a lot of spectators and festival-goers from neighborhood families.
Chocolate Factory Holds a Tasting
Taste of Long Island City - June 5, 2012
- The Taste of Long Island City is an annual fundraiser for the Chocolate Factory Theatre. This year's will be outdoors at Gantry Plaza State Park. Pairing great neighborhood food -- like Tournesol and The Creek -- with the best East River park in Queens is a delicious combination plate.
Thoroughbred Bally-HoBelmont Stakes - June 9, 2012
- Not entirely in Queens...close enough! See them for the last leg of the Triple Crown. The gates open the morning of Belmont Stakes at 8:30 a.m. Admission to the grandstands is $10, a pretty cheap ticket to see some thoroughbreds run like the wind.
Taste Astoria at the SolsticeSummer Solstice Celebration at Socrates Sculpture Park - Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 5 p.m. - sunset
- The solstice party has music and an "urban shaman," oh my! The event description screams hippie-dippie, but these events at Socrates Sculpture Park always attract a bigger crowd and are a lot of fun, especially for the kids. Celebrate the longest day of the year with music art-making down on the banks of the East River, and kayaking out in the river. This year sample tastes from local restaurants as well.
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