Fourth of July Central

Fourth of July Central

In ancient times,
Hundreds of years before the dawn of history
Lived a strange race of people, the Druids
No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock, of Stonehenge
Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge! Where a man’s a man
And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan
THE MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS ARE RETURNING TO THE EAST RIVER IN 2017 according to a memo sent to residents of Hunters Point South this afternoon and forwarded to us by a reader.  What else is there to say except LICtalk got it first and thank you Squeaky!

//I can’t think of any word with the addendum “henge” attached that doesn’t make me envision the Stonehenge scene in Spinal TapManhattanHenge via LIC truly evinces a squeal because we have the oversized Gantries standing in for the undersized napkin-erred Stonehenge sets.  We also have a lot of amateur photographers crowding around those gantries, whose presence makes me envision something completely different.

Anyway before I get completely off topic, make sure you have film in the polaroid because Memorial Day at 8:13pm is when it all goes down for the first time, followed the next day at the same bat time, and then again on July 12 & 13 at 8:20pm.

//THE Queens Chronicle looked into the future of the LIC Academy of Music, and it appeared bleak.  They called a few instructors who work there, and it seems like the recently arrested founder was a one-man band when it came to running the place.  Putting aside what may have occurred, wouldn’t it be great if someone could resurrect what was an important and convenient musical learning center?

//IN case you didn’t get enough obscure Queens cuisine in Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ last week, Robert Sietsema at Eater NY tags on some additional similarly off-the-beaten track suggestions in the link below.

//WHAT is Queens Book Festival?  Personally I imagine it as a group of self-publishing writers primarily living in Brooklyn talking about their novels and poems.  But I solely read the classics and Chaucer is dead, so find out for yourself when it takes place around town this Memorial Day Weekend.  What I never would have imagined is that it would be presented by Resorts World Casino.

The End For LIC Academy of Music?“the doors were shut and nobody answered the buzzer.  A former teacher at the school, who wished not to be identified, said he recently was told by a colleague who worked there, “they’re closing it down.””

ManhattanHenge 2017, Dates, Times, and Best LocationsLIC #1!

Queens Book Festival at LIC Landing this weekend

Eat Like Anthony Bourdain Without the Linesyou can almost imagine yourself being in Kathmandu or Guayaquil

Cheesemonger Invitational Returns to LIC June 22-24, free admission for those wearing cheeseheads, just kidding

Thai Food Vendor Opens After-Hours Pop-up in Bricktown Bagelsby after hours do they mean after the bars close?  By pop-up do they mean…

5-Pointz Replacing Rental Towers Reveal Interiorsdon’t think the graffiti artists will be happy about how these look, but there is an indoor pool!

UkeHut in LIC: Where No Ukulele Need Goes Unmet only in LIC baby

Badly Decomposed Body Found Floating in East River by LIClanded by police on the southern most Gantry pier Tuesday night and taken away in body bag, the rest is tbd

Pantry Eatery on Jackson Ave Revealedby The Court Square Blog first

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