QUEENS BEER WEEK AND LIC EASTER EGG HUNT NEXT WEEK

No library, but lots of eggs

No library, but lots of eggs

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I’m goin’ to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around,
Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

How’s that for a twisted pairing?  Eggs for the kids, beer for the ‘rents, sounds good to me.  We’ve documented the explosion of the Queens beer scene over the last 24 months, but who knew there was a burgeoning Easter Egg Hunt frenzy in LIC? Well we did actually, but it’s kind of what our readers expect from Long Island City’s premier trendspotter.  The hunt is put together by the local Trinity Grace Church, and according to Pastor Jake Zaske, the number of participants has grown from 300 in 2009 to over 1000 last year.  This year it will be occurring on Saturday, April 19th, with a hunt for kids 4 and over at 10:15am and those under 4 years at 11am.  Individuals can “pre-register” their children or sign up to help volunteer at the church’s website:

tgcqueens.com/easteregghunt

Eggs and beer aside, we’ve got a big helping of real estate news, politics and politicians, and more restaurant opening news.  The LIC Post reports that the owners of Shi are opening a bakery on lower Jackson Avenue and a Japanese restaurant on upper Jackson.  Wait, that’s three Japanese restaurants opening on Jackson inside of a year, it’s fast becoming a little Japan town.  I don’t know how Johnny or June would feel about that, but I know that I’m sure goin’ to Jackson.

Queens Beer Week – April 18-27

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