Orangetheory opens at 21-10 44th Drive

Orangetheory has opened at 21-10 44th Drive.

Its daily hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The fitness studio is inside the 2,710 square foot retail space inside mixed-use building ‘The Decker.’1

“Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory workouts incorporate endurance, strength, and power to generate the ‘Orange Effect’ – whereby participants keep burning calories for up to 36 hours after a 60-minute workout,” owner Lars Scofield said in a previous interview with The Court Square Blog.2 “We provide an inclusive community that is fun and accessible to all.”

Find out more about the Court Square location on their website.

21-10 44th Drive

A view of 21-10 44th Drive


Little Chef Little Cafe at 5-43 48th Avenue launches new menu, cooking workshops

‘Little Chef Little Cafe’ at 5-43 48th Avenue has launched a new menu and also will begin hosting cooking workshops for kids, owner Diana Manalang wrote in an email to The Court Square Blog.

“We are super excited about our new menu,” Manalang said. “We are featuring specialty salads (with additional toppings available), toasts – with gluten free options, soups, and a full selection of empanadas. As always, we’ll have yummy baked goods and our meal prep grab and go options constantly rotating with selections.”

Little Chef Little Cafe will also begin hosting cooking workshops at least once a month going forward.

They will be hosting 7-12 year olds for cupcake decorating workshops on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 3-6 year olds on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Check out their updated menu on their website.

The cafe opened its doors back in October.1

Little Chef, Little Cafe

A look inside Little Chef Little Cafe. Photo Credit: Joshua Scherr


Yin Traditional Hot Pot to open Jan. 22 at 23-10 Jackson Avenue

Yin Traditional Hot Pot is set to open on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 23-10 Jackson Avenue.

We spoke to staffers inside the restaurant, who confirmed the opening date. We also got a look inside, as seen in the photo below.

Permanent signage for the eatery appeared last month.1

It will take over for Vietnamese restaurant Bia, which closed in 2019.2

Hot pot is a Chinese cooking method prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table, which contains a variety of East Asian foodstuffs and ingredients.

It is the second location for Yin Traditional Hot Pot, with its flagship location at 135-25A 40 Road in Flushing.

Find out more about the new restaurant from their website.

23-10 Jackson Avenue

A view of 23-10 Jackson Avenue

23-10 Jackson Avenue

A look inside 23-10 Jackson Avenue



Book Culture LIC: Mozart for Munchkins presents The Munchkins Piano Trio

Book Culture LIC: Mozart for Munchkins presents The Munchkins Piano Trio!
02/01/2020 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
26-09 Jackson Ave

Join Book Culture LIC on Saturday, February 1st at 4pm for a special performance from Mozart for Munchkins.

Purchase your tickets here!

Have you said hello to the violin, cello or piano recently? Join us for our new, sparkly program for piano trio! Enjoy works from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, and more!

MfM creates an interactive and engaging atmosphere in which families can experience and enjoy music! Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind. While the setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Barber, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Kids under 12 are free!

Each interactive performance is followed by an “instrument petting zoo” where everyone is welcome to try the instruments and meet the performers!


New York Irish Center Hosts Original First Irish Theatre Festival: Appropriate

WHAT: Irish Theatre Festival: Appropriate
WHEN: January 27th – February 2nd 2020
WHERE: New York Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave # 3, Long Island City, NY

New York Irish Center is hosting a play from January 27 – February 2nd called Appropriate. Appropriate is a darkly comic tale of Sorcha; queen bee of her small West of Ireland town and proud fiancé of ex-county hurling hero Marty. It is about tradition versus modern life, our insatiable appetite for matrimony, the glamour, trials and tribulations of being a GAA ‘widow’, and celebrates the hilarious peculiarities of small town Irish life.

This show is a part of the wider New York festival called the First Irish Festival, which brings over several very talented Irish artists from Ireland every year to participate in a showcase at various NY venues.

The play will be on every night at 8 pm.

Click here for more information and to buy tickets!