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APRIL is the month of Easter, Passover & Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. It's the month of the Greek Orthodox Good Friday Procession in Astoria Queens and of course U.S. tax returns are due on April 15th.

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Queens Art Events, Exhibits, Galleries & Queens Art Museums

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Coffeed - LIC

April 14: Passive House Revolution - Film

Begins at 7 pm. Film about how to cut home emissions for heating & cooling by 80%, as Cuba did during peak oil prices. Admission free.

March 1 - April 23: Van Deb Editions - Women's History Month

Opening reception 3/6 from 5 - 8 pm. Coffeed is at 37-18 Northern Blvd in LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside. Admission free.

Astoria Book Shop

April 12: The Bosnia List

From 7 - 8 pm. Listen to the reading of a personal tale of moral redemption by a local Astorian whose book made the Oprah.com book of the week since coming out February 25th, 2014. Click Astoria Book Shop for contact info / address / website. Admission free.

Materials For The Arts - LIC / Astoria / Sunnyside

April 17: Third Thursdays

From 6.30 - 8.30 pm. MFTA sponsors a workshop every third Thursday of the month. Click here for Materials For The Arts website, location & contact info. I think the admission is free & w/ refreshments.

Queens Council on the Arts - Astoria

April 11: Art of Ghost Dumplings

Begins at 6 pm. Fundraiser / food presentation by QCA Executive Director. See Member Calendar for details. Admission $75.

Jeffrey Leder Art Gallery - LIC

April 5 - June 8: Whitewashed

Opening reception begins at 6 pm on 4/5. Click this link for a review of the art exhibit by artists who used to paint / work in the now whitewashed, iconic 5 Pointz building in LIC and click here for Jeffrey Leder art gallery info / website. Artwork for sale / admission free.

flux factoryFlux Factory - Long Island City

April 10: Flux Thursday

On the second Thursday of every month there's a potluck dinner with presentations & conversation. This month a discussion about collectivism. Must bring food or beverage to share / free.

April 18: It's Totally Working Now

Begins at 8 pm. The Exquisite Contraption has been operational for two months. Admission free / donations welcome.

April 1 - 15: within a tournament of value

Opening reception 4/3 from 6 - 9 pm. About commodification and planned obsolesence. Admission free / donations encouraged.

May 1: Menu For Mars Supper Club

Begins at 8 pm. Mission: to pioneer a menu for Mars. Limited to a crew of 12 to go to a restaurant on the first Thursday of every month with a space food related expert [horticulture / permaculture / nutrition] to talk about food in outer space. Must rsvp to doug [at]fluxfactory.org with subject MAR.S.V.P.

Click here to view a prior story about the Flux Factory or here for the Flux Factory listing including hours, contact info, map & links.

noguchi museum in long island city queens new york city nyNoguchi Museum In Long Island City

April 4: First Fridays

Cocktails at 5.30 pm, discussion at 6 pm. Lecture / presentation with the theme Center of Attention. Free w/ admission.

April 13: Second Sundays - Visions of Tomorrow

Begins at 3 pm. Noguchi was asked to participate in the theme of art & commerce at the 1939 World's Fair, but in the end didn't show. Free w/ admission.

Thru May 25: Noguchi's Early Drawings 1927 - 1932

New exhibit about Noguchi's early development, including 14 nudes drawn during the period where he explores curvaceous forms.

All programs are free with admission $10 / $5. Click here to view a prior story about the Noguchi Museum in Queens. Click here for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City including hours, map, contact info and link.

PS1MoMA PS1 Art Exhibits in Long Island City

April TBD: Sunday Sessions

From 12 noon - 6 pm. New exhibits & Sunday sessions tbd.

Admission $10 / $5 students and under 16 years free, except on PS1 Warm Up Party Saturdays when admission is $15. Click here to view a report about PS1, or here for PSI Art Museum contact info, link, map and hours.

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Sculpture Center - Long Island City

sculpture centerApril TBD: Checking - Was Garbage Bay, Exformation & Now Showing

Ongoing. Three exhibits with environmental themes. Free w/ admission.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday 11 am - 6 pm. Free admission, but a $5 donation is suggested. Click here to view a report on a prior Sculpture Center reception opening. Click for the Sculpture Center in Long Island City map, contact info & website link.

queens museum of artQueens Museum Of Art [QMA] Exhibit in Flushing

Thru May 11: Do You Want The Real Deal Or The Cosmetic Version

Opening reception on 2/2 from 3 - 5 pm. Exhibit with the following subtitle: LA Poverty Department 1986 - 2014.

Thru April 13: Erasing Borders 2014 - Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

Opening reception 3/16 from 3 - 6 pm. Modern mixed art exhibit by Indians descendants. Free w/ admission.

April 26: 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair

Opening reception 6 - 8 pm & party 8 pm - midnight. Warhol's controversial work was whitewashed [sound familiar?] just prior to the opening of the World's Fair. Free w/ admission.

Ongoing Exhibits: Tiffany Glass, NY Watershed, NYC Panorama & NYC 1939 & 1964 Worlds Fairs

Click here for story encompassing photos of each exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art.

Museum Admission $5 / $2. Click these links to view a prior story about the Queens Museum Of Art or Queens International Art Exhibit at the Queens Museum Of Art or the Queens Museum of Art contact info, hours, map & link.

socrates sculpture parkSocrates Sculpture Park

Spring 2014: TBD Exhibit

Checking for new exhibit. Admission free.

The park is open during daylight hours year round. Click here to view short reports on a prior events at the Socrates Sculpture Park In LIC / Astoria. Click here for a listing of Socrates Sculpture Park in LIC / Astoria.

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queens business meetings community board meetings

Click the header above for Queens Business Meetings, Events & Workshops or this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

Also see Social Section & Member Calendar below.

Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning - Jamaica

jamaica centerApril 4: First Fridays Professional Networking

From 6 - 10 pm. Music, drinks, art and networking for professionals 25 years of age on up. $10 / $5 w/ business card.

At the Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning in Jamaica, co-sponsored by Jamaica Center BID. Click the link above for map.

Langston Hughes Library - Corona

April 21 : New Letter Grade Regulations For Restaurants

From 6 - 8 pm. NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs & 82nd Street Partnership host restaurant grading forum at 100-01 Northern Blvd in Corona. Admission free.

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dance in queens

Also see Theater, Music & Art sections for dance performances

Green Space - LIC / also see Member Calendar

Green SpaceApril 10, 11, 12 & 13: GreenSpace Blooms Dance Festival

All shows begin 8 pm. About two dozen choreographers and dance companies converge at GreenSpace in LIC for the 8th annual four day festival. Admission $20 / $15 advance / online. Click here for coverage of Green Space Blooms dance festival in 2013.

April 26: Take Root

Starts at 8 pm. Modern dance performances by ClancyWorks Dance Company & Zeta Dance Group. Admission $15.

April 27: Fertile Ground

Begins at 7 pm. Modern dance performances entitled New Works by a half dozen local dancers & choreographers, frequently includes new works. Admission $10.

Click here for Green Space in LIC contact info, map, hours & links.

Jamaica Performing Arts Center

April 25 : Pleading Against Prophecy

From 7 - 9 pm. In Sigh Dance Company performs its third Millenial Ballet. Admission is $15 / $10 advance / online. Click this link to Jamaica Performing Arts Center for info, address & link to their website.

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIC

April 12: World of Words: Queens

From 3 - 5.30 pm. Readings of stories & poetry, sometimes accommodated with dance & theater. Little Theater. Admission $10.

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April: Restaurants & Food

See restaurant reviews in the Queens Buzz Restaurant Reviews section of this site. Click here for good restaurants for Valentine's Day in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights & Flushing Queens.

April 29: QEDC Queens Taste

From 6 - 9 pm at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel at 135-20 34th Avenue in Flushing. Admission $75.

April 30: CALDC - Spring Fling - Astoria Taste

From 6 - 9 pm. Astoria Federal Savings at 37-16 30th Avenue. Admission $40.

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Queens Greenmarkets / Farmers Markets 2014 - Queens

queens farmers markets

Click for info about Queens Farmers Markets opening & closing dates 2014 .

Note*: Most 2014 dates & times are now firm. Those marked with an asterisk will be updated as the info becomes available. Some Queens farmers markets are sponsored by the City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation, Grow NYC, Local Harvest & Down To Earth Markets. Click here for Manhattan things to do manhattan.

You may also use the search function to find a report on CSA's [Community Supported Agriculture in Queens].

Astoria Farmers Market - July 9 - Nov 26, 2014 - Also see LIC for Socrates

WEDNESDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Astoria Farmers Market.

Corona Farmers Market - July 11 - Nov 21, 2014

Fridays 8 am to 5 pm. Click to view a map of the Corona Farmers Market.

Elmhurst Farmers Market - June 3 - December 23, 2014

TUESDAYS 8 am – 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Elmhurst Farmers Market near Elmhurst Hospital.

Flushing Farmers Mkt Qns Botanical Gardens - June 21 - Nov 22, 2014 *

Fridays 8.30 am - 4 pm off the north corner of the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click to view a map of the Flushing Farmers Market / Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market.

Forest Hills (Post Office) - Year Round

Sundays 8 am - 3 pm at 70th Avenue and Queens Blvd [Post Office]. Click to view a map of the Forest Hills Farmers Market & Post Office.

Jackson Heights Farmers Market - OPEN YEAR ROUND

SUNDAYS between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map to the Jackson Heights Farmers Market / Travers Park Farmers Market.

Jamaica Farmers Market - June 21 & 22 - Nov 23 & 24, 2014 *

Open Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Jamaica Farmers Market.

Long Island City LIC Farmers Market - July 13 - Nov 23, 2014

Open Saturdays from 8 am - 4 pm. Click to view a map of the Long Island City LIC Farmers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park Farmers Market.

LIC - Brooklyn Grange Farmers Market - YEAR ROUND

Open Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm. On the Standard Motor Lofts Building in LIC on Northern Blvd.

LIC - Youth Market

SATURDAYS 9 am - 4 pm. July 13 to November 23. Location: 48th Avenue & Vernon Blvd.

Pomonok Flushing Farmers Market - July 12 - November 29, 2014 *

Open Fridays from 10 am - 5 pm. Click to view a map of Queens Community House Pomonok Center Farmers Market at 67-09 Kissena Blvd, Flushing 11367 - across from Queens College.

Ridgewood Farmers Market - July 13 - November 23, 2014

Open Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Ridgewood Farmers Market including info.

Rockaway Beach Farmers Market / Youth Market - July 13 - November 23, 2014

Open Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. Click to view map of Rockaway Beach Farmers Market including info - TBD.

Sunnyside Farmers Market - June 7 - Dec 20, 2014

Saturdays between 8 am – 3 pm. Click to view a map of the Sunnyside Farmers Market.

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fashion film in queens

Also see Historic & Arts sections & Member Calendar

Museum Of The Moving Image - Astoria

american museum of the moving imageApril TBD: TBD

New exhibit featuring 25 indie video games 'that changed the world'.

Open during NYC public schools break.

Click to read our report on the newly remodeled Museum Of The Moving Image, or a review of a prior exhibit entitled Ming Wong, or about the Museum Of The Moving Image in Astoria.

Events are generally free with admission, which is $12 / $9 senior / $6 kids under 18. Click for the Museum Of The Moving Image contact info, hours, map and link.

For More Films - Also see MOMA PS1 & Queens Museum of Art in Art section above.

FREE MOVIES IN QUEENS PARKS. Click for listing of free movies / films in Queens Parks - free movies in Queens parks.

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Queens Historical Sites and Cultural Performances

Also see KIDS / PARADES section below. Click here for maps & info about Queens History.

King Manor - Jamaica

April 19: Let's Go Fly A Kite

From 12 noon - 3 pm. Kiting in King Park. Admission is free.

Click here for a map of King Manor in Jamaica.

Langston Hughes Library & Cultural Center - Corona

April 21: See Business Section / Workshops above

At the Langston Hughes Library / cultural center in Corona.

voelker orth house museum flushingVoeker Orth Museum - Flushing

April TBD: TBD

Begins at X pm. Admission.

Suggested donation $2 - for kids 6 and under. Click photo for contact info and address which is 149-19 38th Avenue. Click here for a short report on the Voelker Orth House Museum.

Greater Astoria Historical Society GAHS - Astoria NY

greater astoria historical societyApril 7: New York World's Fairs

Begins at 7 pm. Lecture & NY World's Fairs exhibit opening. Admission $5.

April 12: New York World's Fairs Walking Tour

Begins at 12 noon. 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs revisited by Forgotten NY. Meet on boardwalk leading to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just south of the subway station. Admission $20 / $15.

Ongoing - Museum Exhibits

GAHS has a collection of things on a variety of topics, such as the Sunnyside Boxing Arena, films covering both of Queens' World Fairs and the Blackwell door. Current exhibit about East River ferries.

Click for The Greater Astoria Historical Society contact info, hours, map and a link.

Queens Historical Society / Kingsland Homestead - Flushing

kingsland homesteadApril 13: Bronx - Whitestone Bridge 75th Anniversary Lecture

From 2.30 - 4.30 pm. Mary Hedge, engineer & MTA archivist, discusses the bridge. Admission free.

Ongoing - Kingsland Homestead Museum

May 2012 - exhibit spaces [only] closed for remodeling. Admission $3 / $2 and children / kids under 10 free. Click for Queens Historical Society in Flushing contact info, hours, map and link.

louis latimer house in flushing queensLouis Latimer House

Ongoing - Louis Latimer House

Open weekends. Click here for the business listing of the Louis Latimer House is located at 34-41 137th Street in Flushing. Admission $10 / $7.

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Also see Sports / Parks & Historic & Theater Events [below]

Greek Orthodox Easter

April 18: Holy Friday Procession

Generally begins around 8 pm in Astoria at most of the Greek Orthodox churches. Beautiful public display of a solemn religious ceremony and tradition. We'll confirm time & locations closer to the date.

Queens Botanical Garden

April: Nature For Everyone

The Queens Botanical Garden carries a wide range of plant life and also offers classes and exhibits.

Admission $4 / $3 / $2. Hours vary by season. The Botanical Gardens are a good place for Children / Kids to learn about the environment. Click this link for a business listing of the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing including contact info & links to website & map.

New York Hall Of Science

April: Science For Kids & Adults

Events are free with General Admission $11 / $8, unless otherwise specified.

Hours April through June are: Mon - Thurs 9.30 - 2 pm, Friday 9.30 - 5 pm and Sat / Sun 10 am - 6 pm. Click this link for our business listing of the New York Hall Of Science which includes contact info and links to website & map.

Queens Zoo In Flushing Meadows Corona Park

April: Feedings & Kids Activities

Sea Lion feedings at 11.15 am, 2 pm and 4 pm. There's also a Storytelling / Arts / Crafts area called the Wild Room [it's a zoo] which is open from noon - 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and school holidays.

Admission $7 / $3. The zoo is open weekdays from 10 am - 5 pm and from 10 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Good for Children / Kids. And they have a new cafe. Click this link to the business listing of the Queens Zoo in Flushing for contact info & links to website & map.

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live music in queens

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NY Irish Center - LIC

April 16 & 17: Jimmy Titanic

Begins at 7.30 pm / 8.30 pm. Musical performance. Admission $15 / $10. Click for NY Irish Center map & links.

Louis Armstrong House In Corona NY

Louis Armstrong House

April: Louis Armstrong & Real Ambassadors Exhibit

In 1961 Louis Armstrong worked on an album with the Brubecks entitled Real Ambassadors which tackled the racial inequalities of the time. Admission $10 / $7 which includes 40 minute House Tour - last one begins at 4 pm.

Click to our report on the Louis Armstrong House tours in Queens or here for The Louis Armstrong House in Corona info.

Flushing Town Hall - Flushing

flushing town hallApril 11: Mark Wade Trio

Begins at 8 pm. Modern jazz performance by accomplished bassist, piano player & drummer. Admission $15 / $10.

April 12: Black Violin

Begins at 2.15 pm. Hip Hop Kev Marcus performs, preceded by a 12 noon workshop. Theater piece with puppet dragons workshop for kids. Admission $12 / $10 / $8 & $6 for kids.

Click here to see the Flushing Town Hall schedule of events with link to tickets. Ongoing - the suggested donation is $5. Click here for Flushing Town Hall in Flushing Queens contact info, hours, map & link.

FREE LIVE MUSIC IN QUEENS. Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2011.

queens events calendar

This calendar contains events submitted by community & commercial organizations.

Calendar: Member Calendar

Click here to subscribe to "Member Calendar" and receive an email whenever a new event is created

If the ICAL logo above does not work, right click here, copy the URL, and paste it into your favorite calendar application.

Click here to view an archive of things to do in Queens.

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community board meetings in queens

Click to the Queens Issues section or the Eco-Friendly Queens section for related reports. Click this link to go to the Queens Public Notices section of this site.

April 27: Let The Old Good Times Roll - Lou Lodati Fundraiser

Boards at 9.15 sharp and departs at 9.30 am from front of Lowerys Wine & Liquor store at 40-14 Queens Blvd. Bus trip to Yonkers Raceway / Empire Casino. Sponsored by Sunnyside Artists. Admission $30.

Paper Shredding - East Elmhurst / Sunnyside / Astoria

April 12: Paper Shredding / Shredfest

From 10 am - 1 pm. Public facilities to do your paper shredding at shopping center at 75-35 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst. Free.

From 10.30 am - 12.15 pm at the Sunnyside Library at 43rd & Greenpoint Avenue.

From 1 - 3 pm at the Broadway Library east of Steinway Street in Astoria.

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sporting activities parks in queens

Queens parks are open year round - also see Social & Kids sections for park events. Click for a compendium of Queens Parks & activities.

Click here for free things to do in Astoria, LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Jamaica and Queens Summer 2012.

Al Oerter Recreational Facility

April: Public Indoor Basketball Court, Computer Labs, Exercise Rooms, Handball Court, Dance Studio & Ping Pong Tables In Queens

Open Monday through Friday 6 A - 10 P and Saturday 9 A - 5 P. Closed for important holidays. Bring padlock for locker and a change of clothes for athletics.

Free admission. Click here for a map to the Al Oerter Recreational Facility in Flushing Queens.

queens public golf coursesPublic Golf Courses In Queens

April: Golfing in Queens

Click here for story, maps & info about the public golf courses in Queens.

Queens Golf Courses are open year round.


Aqueduct / Belmont Race Track In Jamaica NY

belmont race trackApril: Acqueduct / Belmont Racetrack

Horse Races. Use the following links for more current info. Gates open at 11 am and General Parking is free.

Click for a map with directions for the Acqueduct Race Track at 110-00 Rockaway Boulevard in Jamaica, NY, or here for the telephone number and website of the Acqueduct Race Track / NYRA in Queens.


NYC Parks – Indoor Swimming & Ice Skating In Queens NY

natatorium indoor swim poolsApril: Aquatic Center & World Class Ice Rink

The Flushing facilities are open year around. Bring a swimming suit, a swimming cap and quality padlock to be admitted to the pool. And you can rent skates to use the world ice arena [both in the same buillding]. Click on this link for a story about the Queens World Ice Arena & Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, including daily admission fees.

Click here for a complete listing of swimming pools in Queens Parks, as well as a smattering of other non-profit public pools in Queens. All outdoor swimming pools in public parks close after Labor Day Weekend.

The Flushing pool is open Monday - Friday from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am - 8 pm. Annual Fee is $75 adults / $10 seniors / and under 18 is free.

Click for a map of the Queens Ice Rink and Natatorium Indoor Swimming Pool, and the business listing of the NYC Parks department - NYC Queens Parks.

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queens street fairs festivals

Also check the Kids, Historic / Culture, & Sports / Parks sections for related events.

Click on header above for Street Fairs in Queens which begin in mid April 2014.

Click here for a full listing of Queens Street Fairs MAPS showing the location of them.

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theater in queens

Also see Dance, Music, Art & History sections above.

Chain Theatre - LIC

theatre 167April TBD: TBD

Begins at 7 pm. TBD. Admission $18 at VariationsTheatreGroup.com.

Click here for the business listing w/ link to Chain Theatre in LIC for location and tickets to other shows.

Thalia Spanish / English Theatre - Sunnyside

April 6 & 13: Spring Concerts

thalia theatreFrom 4 - 5.30 pm. Performances of some of the great Spanish & Latin arias and duets. Admission $35.

Click here to view a map of Thalia Theatre in Sunnyside

LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center - LIClaguardia performing arts center lic

April 2: Rough Draft Festival

Conclusion of week long creative workshops for scripts, dance & theater. Admission free.

April 12: World of Words

From 3 - 5.30 pm. Come hear writers, dancers and actors & actresses explore their art. Little Theater. Admission $10.

Click here to see the LaGuardia College Performing Arts Center schedule of events for the rest of the 2014 season. Click for contact info & map for La Guardia Performing Arts Center.

York College Performing Arts Center

York college performing arts centerApril TBD: Midsummer Nights Dream

Begins at 8 pm. Click link for info. Updating soon. Admission.

Click here for link to more detailed schedule & York College Performing Arts Center tickets.

Click here to view a map of York College Performing Arts Center and click here to view the full season advertisement of YPAC theater in Jamaica NY including links to purchase tickets online.

The Secret Theatre - LIC Long Island Citysecret theatre

April: TBD

Begins at 8 pm Thursday thru Saturday, with 3 pm matinee on Sunday. Punk-infused Shakespearean classic set in 1980's England. Admission $18 / $10.

Click here to view a prior review of the Secret Theatre in LIC, or here for business listing for the Secret Theatre in LIC including map and website links.

The Chocolate Factory - LIC

chocolate factoryApril 9 - 12: Forested

Begins at 8 pm. Performance about the body as container of history and space as container of the body. Admission $15.

Admission on Thursdays is free for Queens residents on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view a report on a prior performance at the Chocolate Factory Theater LIC. Click here for a Chocolate Factory review / map and here for contact info, url and tickets for the Chocolate Factory in LIC.

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