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  • QED & Updates re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

    Updates with regard to Coronavirus will be added here. For a full description of our safety and hygiene practices, please click HERE. This week NYC entered Phase 2 which includes outdoor seating for restaurants and indoor retail. QED was approved for a temporary sidewalk and street seating license as part of NYC's Open Restaurants initiative for "Temporary Outdoor Dining Seating to Allow Social Distancing During COVID-19 Recovery". Private property is also allowed to be used without a permit which means we can use the QED backyard. That means, the show will go on. I repeat: THE SHOW WILL GO ON! Starting Friday, we'll have...

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  • QED's Plan & Hygiene Practices re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

    Over the last 5.5 years, the QED team has worked hard to bring affordable and diverse entertainment and education to our community. As a venue dedicated to the arts, the growing concerns over COVID-19 have inevitably impacted our calendar, and the risks and concern for our loved ones has risen to the top of our priorities. QED has always received an A rating from the Health Department. In order to ensure your safety and comfort, we are taking additional precautions, which include the following: * We actively encourage everyone --staff, audience and performers-- to stay home if they feel ill....

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  • QED's 3rd Annual Two-Prov Tournament - Registration, Schedule & Other Info!

    Q.E.D. will hold its annual two-prov tournament March 29th through 31st, 2019. This exciting competition brings together two-person improv comedy teams from all over the city. Improvisers who have trained at UCB, The PIT, Magnet, and Annoyance vie for the shiny new title of the city’s best two-prov team. This year, workshops from some of New York’s best teachers will be offered as well. The classes are open to anyone, not just competitors. The tournament will feature four rounds of competition: two preliminary rounds, a semi-final and a final round. Only four teams will reach the finale. During each round,...

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  • QED's 1st Adult Spelling Bee!

    My fellow word lover and should-have-been-a-librarian, Liz Simons and I hosted the first ever Adult Spelling Bee at QED with great success!  I had a bumble bee pin in my hair for the occasion and enjoyed some delicious custom-made donuts from Sugar & Water shaped as the letters Q.E.D. with little bees on them!!!  It was a super fun night with 24 contestants and great prizes from local Queens businesses. The competition was tough but supportive with people high-fiving, cheering, oohing and aahing. I hope the next one is just as great even though it's a school night. Save the date:...

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  • QED Studios is Now Open!

    Q.E.D. now offers the ability for anyone to record their podcast or voiceover work in its brand new basement studio, QED Studios. The studio is one of the few in all of New York City built specifically with podcasting in mind, but voiceover artists will also benefit greatly from QED Studios’ affordable rates and private atmosphere.Featuring four microphones and a top-of-the-line audio interface with the option to record in Pro Tools, QED Studios allows anyone to record pristine-sounding audio without breaking the bank. For those who aren’t tech-savvy, QED Studios also offers the option to have a dedicated technician on...

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  • CALL-OUT TO VENDORS: The QED Summer Bazaar is coming!

    We would like to invite all creative crafters, designers, artists, makers and bakers to apply to be vendors at the The QED Summer Bazaar on July 22nd. 2017. The event will run from 12-5 pm and celebrate Summer in true Astoria style. We encourage local Astoria and Queens vendors to join us to sell and display the rapidly growing creative community from our lovely Borough. Drink specials will also be available from QED’s bar. You will be able to choose from 2 space-sizes (Please note that the tables sizes are irregular but the space is as indicated): "Big" 6 X 4 ft. space - ($50) - includes table and one stool. Table sizes vary...

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  • Spring into Laughter this April at QED!

    We hope you're as excited as we are for Spring! To help you celebrate, QED is offering unlimited shows* for the month of April for only $25! To purchase a VIP Pass click here. Use the discount code SPRUNG at checkout.  *Not valid for classes, private, special or charitable events. Non Transferable. No refunds. Not redeemable for cash value. Use the discount SPRUNG to save 50%. Discount code valid through April 8, 2017. Any VIP pass purchased with the discount code will be valid for shows on April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017.

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  • QED Included in Shop Small Astoria's First Ever Spring Retail Crawl!

      We at Q.E.D. are so proud to be a small business in Astoria, Queens and are even prouder to be included in Shop Small Astoria's first Spring Retail Crawl!  Join us this weekend, from Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26, to pick up a Spring Retail Crawl passport and to make a purchase. We're giving away an Admit 2 pass* to anyone who makes an in-person purchase of $10 or more. Those making an in-person purchase of $25 or more will receive a Shop Small Tote** as well as an Admit 2 pass*.  We will also be offering...

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  • Enter to win a 30-Day VIP Pass!

    We love birthdays at QED and we want to celebrate yours with you! If you update your profile for our newsletter by March 30, 2017, you could win a 30-Day VIP Pass to QED! Simply click on the "Update Subscription Preferences" link on the bottom of the e-newsletter to update your profile and add your birthday, and you'll be automatically entered to win.  The winner will be announced on Friday, March 31.  The VIP pass is valid for the month of April 2017. It is not valid for classes, private or charitable events. Non Transferable. No refunds. Not redeemable for cash value. Questions/comments? Email: qedpromo@gmail.com  

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  • Backyard Opens on March 12th for Daylight Savings Time

    Spring will be, well, springing at QED! Our backyard patio will open March 12th for Daylight Savings Time. Enjoy that extra hour on our patio opening day with free wifi and a frozen margarita or a sparkling QEDelight for only $5!  We also plan to have more shows and classes outside as well. Have an idea? Send us an email at QEDAstoria@Gmail.com.  Our Spring / Summer opening hours are: Mon - Tue: 6PM  Wed - Sun: 12PM You can also rent QED for your own private party, be it a birthday celebration, bridal or baby shower. You name it, we've hosted it....

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