Do you have friends coming over and need a cool place to wow them with great food?

Or are you looking for an undiscovered gem of a dining experience to impress that special someone?

Maybe you just want a new cafe off the beaten path to sip lattes among local artists and other creative folk.

Meet Naomi Cho, a curious, thoughtful St. John’s University student whose promising career has gained a significant edge through her participation in Queens Council on the Arts’ HS2AS (High School to Art School) program. Check her out at Il Bambino. Il Bambino 34-08 31st Ave Astoria, NY 11106 Tweet

Ian Wen, the Astoria-based butoh dancer and performance artist who is co-founder of de novo, a new company featuring a motley group of musicians, actors, dancers, and composers. Check him out at Cronin & Phelan’s Bar & Restaurant. Cronin & Phelan’s Bar & Restaurant. 3814 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103   Tweet

Meet Valerie Green, founder and artistic director of Long Island City-based modern dance company Dance Entropy, as well as Green Space, the beautiful 1,800-square-foot studio Dance Entropy has called home since 2005. Check her out at Cafe Triskell in Astoria. Cafe Triskell 33-04 36th Avenue Astoria, NY, 11105 718.472.0612 Tweet

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie is a writer, educator, and performer. She has been a featured speaker at universities, festivals and events throughout Europe and North America. Check her out in Annam Brahma. Annam Brahma is a vegetarian restaurant owned and operated by students of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy. Annam Brahma 8443 164th St Jamaica Hills, NY 11432 […]