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Things to do on Astoria

The Upper West Side is home to Lincoln Center, which hosts performing-arts institutions like the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Ballet. Amid the grand apartment buildings of Central Park West, the American Museum of Natural History presents everything from dinosaurs to outer-space exhibits. On weekends, families emerge from stately brownstones on quiet side streets to line up for brunch or bagels.

Astoria Park

One of the largest Parks in Queens.

Museum of the Moving Image

The museum originally opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image.

The Noguchi Museum

Opening on a limited basis to the public in 1985 the purpose of the museum and foundation was and remains to preserve and display Noguchi’s sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs.

Loukoumi Taverna

The Greek food here is worth the trip. They serve traditional dishes like souvlaki, but we like some of the lesser known dishes best.

Trattoria L’incontro

Upscale Italian restaurant with a special-occasion setting & a long list of specials.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Large-scale sculpture & multimedia installations in a park built on a former landfill site.