Astoria Music & Arts, a nonprofit that promotes the activities of the Queens nabe’s thriving artistic community, hosts Astoria Music Now!: Between 2 Bridges, its sixth annual outdoor festival. The two bridges are the Triborough and the Hell Gate, which frame a green stretch of Astoria Park alongside the East River, a scenic setting for the afternoon’s schedule. The five stages showcase performances from local theater and dance groups, a lineup of genre-spanning bands, acoustic, and solo artists, and stand-up comedy and improv. While you’re at it, browse the “art island” of visual and interactive works by locals, swing by the short film fest, and plug in at the Bill Murray Silent Disco (so named to entice the actor to visit; you never know.) Fuel your hours of culture with rice balls from Arborio King, empanadas from Pao Cha Cha, and more.
Sat., Sept. 6, noon, 2014