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Things To Do - Thanksgiving 2009 Queens

Nov 23, 2009 at 11:20 am by mikewood


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Thanksgiving Weekend 2009

Queens / November 23, 2009. For many this is a rare enjoyable four day holiday. While for others this is a long important commercial weekend. It is over the next few days that these two meet ... with what we hope will be a good experience for both.

Art Museums And Dance & Theatre Companies In Queens

Queens is home to a number of art museums with growing stature. Some are already world class such as PS1/ Moma and Noguchi, while things to do in queensothers have begun taking artistic risks which have attracted the interest and attention of the boro, such as the Queens Museum Of Art. A number of evolving dance and theater companies have also found their home in Queens. These range from Thalia Theatre in Woodside, to the Secret Theatre in LIC, both of whom are performing this weekend [there are others worth mention but they're not performing this weekend]. Click here to view our Queens Events section showing all of the things going on this weekend.

Historical Sites, Music & Things To Do With The Kids In Queens

things to do with kids queensAnd Queens has a rich history dating from some of the first settlements, to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, to the 1939 World's Fair to the jazz age to today. On the music scene Queens has a vibrant community which continues to evolve due to the energetic effort of some young promoters and a whole legion of talented musicians. And there's also something here for the kids, from expansive parks to world class swimming facilities [both indoor and out], a world class ice rink, year round golfing, the Queens Zoo, the Queens Hall Of Science and the Queens Botanical Gardens. Click here for a brief report on Queens history including highlights of some of the existing attractions and sites.

Boutique Shops and Shopping In Queens

shopping in queens licQueens also provides a rich quilt of commercial activity, ranging from transportation [airports / train], to light industry and professional services, to retail and restaurants. Astoria is home to one of the oldest and still thriving shopping districts in the city, along Steinway Street, but which branches out in all directions between Ditmars and Northern Blvd. Long Island City has a small town feel with big city merchandise along Vernon Blvd. Sunnyside has several commercial streets including Queens Blvd, and Greenpoint and Skillman Avenues which contain a rich mix of commercial options. Woodside has Roosevelt Avenue which stretches up through Jackson Heights and Corona, and runs adjacent to 37th Avenue. Elmhurst is home to the Queens Center Mall. Forest Hills has a shopping district along Austin Street. Flushing has a shopping district along Main Street. And Jamaica has a whole host of streets including all of the area surrounding Jamaica Avenue. Click here to go shopping through Queens via the photo albums of many local stoes showing their merchandise. Or click here to go to the Queens Shopping section of this site.

dining in queens restaurantsThings To Do Thanksgiving Weekend In Queens

Queens is also home to many fine restaurants. The dining options in the boro are some of the best in the entire world. The cuisines are authentic, made by immigrants who've come directly from the homeland of cuisine you taste - or in some cases by their children who grew up working the business. Queens restaurants also have the advantage of offering you fine cuisine at a discount to their Manhattan neighbors, given the rent and labor differences, and Queens offers a wide range of choices to match nearly any budget. To read some reviews of some of Queens many fine restaurants in your area click here for Queens Restaurant Reviews.

queens shops thanksgiving 2009Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We hope your family and friends are in fine health and good spirits. And that you may all enjoy a harmonious feast and weekend together without digging up too much of the family stuff that gets everyone all riled up. Cheers!


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