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Kaufman Arts Festival

On June 24th and 25th, the Kaufman Arts District will host the first Backlot Arts Festival and the Astoria Post reports that there will be film screenings, art exhibits, workshops, performance art, music, and more. Expect to see book crafting at The Astoria Book Shop; a pop-up gallery at the Queens Council of the Arts, art exhibits at The Easement and RaR Bar; musical performances at The Astor Room, and a fashion show.

All events are free, except those at the Museum of the Moving Image, which requires paid admission. MMI is offering 2-for-1 admission during the festival.

Kaufman Backlot; photo credit Clare Doyle

Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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