Live Music - Brian Adler's Helium
Sep
30
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Brian Adler's Helium

  • The Queens Kickshaw

The Helium Music Project is a petrie dish for Brian Adler's original music as well as music that has influenced him. Joined by Danny Fox, and Moppa Elliott the music promises to be otherworldy as it combines elements of Indian, Argentine, jazz and minimalist music.

"Through the Helium Music Project, Brian Adler has turned the world into his playground… the emotions real and the results rewarding." ~ Richard Kamins, All About Jazz.

"A delightfully uplifting representation of [Adler's] musical philosophy," says Alex Ariff of All About Jazz.

Cider Dinner Soiree
Oct
8
5:00 pm17:00

Cider Dinner Soiree

  • Stone Ridge Orchard

Enjoy a cocktail hour of cider-based libations, followed by a sumptuous dinner under a 250 year old oak tree prepared by Chef Cory Estelle of The Queens Kickshaw with pairings of Hudson Valley Farmhouse ciders.

Proceeds from this event will help Friends of Stone Ridge Orchard and Breezy Hill Orchard build a beautiful new tasting room.

The menu is listed below, kindly inform of us of any dietary restrictions.

Advanced dinner ticket sales are $75, and $85 at the door. Tickets for dinner plus a cocktail hour from 5pm are $100, and $110 at the door.

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MENU

Charred Root Vegetables
Hearty Greens | Arugula, mustard greens, lemon oil, house ricotta salata
Wood Fired Pizza | Herb pesto, rosemary, house mozzarella
Local Grain Orchiette | Lemon zest, thyme, broccoli, garlic
Apple & Pear Tart | Sage ice cream

- with Hudson Valley Farmhouse cider -

Cider Week Tap Takeover
Oct
21
Oct 30

Cider Week Tap Takeover

  • The Queens Kickshaw

We’re bananas for Cider Week, and are converting our 6 beer lines to pour cider all week long.

In addition to our 25+ bottle list, we’ll also feature a menu of cider cocktails (draught, bottled, slushies) featuring New York state apple based spirits.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go week-long event.

Cider is Wine! Feast-Style Dinner
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

Cider is Wine! Feast-Style Dinner

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Cider continues to astound us with its versatility, complexity, and potential. It rivals wine in terms of flavor profiles and expression of terroir. Join us for a feast style dinner featuring Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley that blur the boundaries between wine and cider.

Featured ciders:
Blackduck Cidery Hamilton’s Revenge 2015
Eve's Cidery Albee Hill 2015
Good Life Farm Vin de Pomme 2015
Sundström Cider Golden Russet 2015

Menu to come. Ticket price is inclusive of food, beverage, tax; but excludes gratuity.

* This event is in conjunction with Cider Week.


Live Music - Single Girl, Married Girl
Sep
23
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Single Girl, Married Girl

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Single Girl, Married Girl is a pop/folk/country outfit currently based in Astoria NY, comprised of Chelsey Coy on vocals, Charlie Rauh on guitar, Dan Morosi on drums, and John Gray on upright bass.

Originating in Los Angeles, the band featured various line-ups before founding member Coy relocated to the East Coast in late 2013 to start anew. Prior to her move, the group recorded an EP’s worth of songs with Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley (the collection, Cut-Offs, saw release in February of this year).

The current line-up is at work on new material that the members hope will attract fans of luminaries like Lucinda Williams, as well as emerging artists like Sharon Von Etten.

Live Music - Christine Cherry
Sep
16
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Christine Cherry

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Revel in some Southern rock/blues + gospel with Alabama native Christine Cherry.

She'll play some original tracks and you'll imagine yourself in the company of Dolly Parton, Regina Spektor, Reba, and the Dixie Chicks.

Sours Tap Takeover
Sep
12
Sep 18

Sours Tap Takeover

  • The Queens Kickshaw

F*ck pumpkin spice.

Lament all that is good and fleeting about summer; celebrate its departure with our week-long sour beer tap takeover.

Feat:
Iconyc Brewing Hib-Hop
Stillwater Artisanal / Morada Cia Etílica O Trabalho
Telegraph Brewing Raspberry
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla
Big Alice Sour One
Arizona Wilderness Brewing / Cervejaria Way Purple High Five

All are welcome (21+) to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys
Sep
9
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Presenting the bourbon soaked brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti; The Dang-it Bobbys.

Formed in 2004, the two Brooklyn-based musicians assembled a project that borrows from classic country music, newer acoustic and electric sounds, and the intricate standards from the golden age of jazz. The result is strikingly original, at once both playful and poignant. Bauman and Benedetti have created a blend of American music that is sometimes quick picking, sometimes blue, and always entertaining.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand
Sep
4
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with seven other property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Could Be Worse
Sep
2
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Could Be Worse

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

CBW is:

Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
28
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with seven other property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Z&F
Aug
26
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Z&F

  • The Queens Kickshaw

What began as a glorified open mic in Queens circa 2009, Z&F became a band of acousta-love real quick. Shortly after formation, multi-instrumentalist and songsmith Zander Meisner took things nationally with the Glen Hansard show "Once", and brought the guys with him. While out with Once, Z&F played packed houses to Molly Malones, Rockwell Table, and Atage in L.A.; James Hoban's in D.C.; Deep South in Raleigh; the Hideout in Toronto; the Gramophone in St. Louis, the Nines in Ithaca, the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, among other killer venues. In 2014, he was honored to play with Glen Hansard in Hollywood, which was a career highlight.

Zander's music is compared to Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, Ben Folds, and 60's pop peppered with a hint of Stephen Lynch and Adam Sandlers shtick-rock. Not one single Z&F song exists that doesn't create an insufferable earworm (an annoyingly-catchy melody).

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund
Aug
19
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Shannon Söderlund is a Pacific Northwest Minister’s daughter transplanted to New York City (Astoria, specifically).

Both her songwriting and performance aesthetic reveal the playful and soulful duality between her wholesome upbringing singing in her family’s band and the visceral, urban energy that comes from the NYC experience.

Pop-forward hooks are layered with feel-good bluesy grooves and complex jazz texture.

With a voice that harkens to the golden age of the crooner, Shannon sings about life: love and loss, pets and workweeks.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
14
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Matt Dickey Group
Aug
12
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Matt Dickey Group

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Birthday boy and local Astorian Matt Dickey will be jamming with Doron Lev on drums, Jim Robertson on bass, plus a bevy of other musician friends.

They'll be playing cuts from Matt's Try This at Home, as well as their takes on funky groove classics.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
7
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Os Clavelitos
Aug
5
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Os Clavelitos

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band, based in New York City, whose original music combines traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) and English lyrics.

Their music is highly rhythmic, energetic, and rich in harmony and melody.

The band also performs traditional Brazilian music sung in Portuguese, with compositions by Ary Barroso, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Baden Powell, Milton Nascimento and more.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand
Jul
31
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand

  • The Queens Kickshaw

We could say, "we knew them when..."

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays starting on July 31st, from 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music Series - Cait & The Critters
Jul
29
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music Series - Cait & The Critters

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Cait and the Critters is a New York City based hot jazz band that gives old swing new life. Queens resident, band leader, and vocalist Cait brings together a delightful group of some of New York’s top young talent in traditional jazz.

Caitlin Allen on Vocals
Ian Hutchinson on Bass
Joe McDonough on Trombone
Garrett Manley on Guitar

Suarez Family Brewing - Queens Launch
Jul
28
Jul 30

Suarez Family Brewing - Queens Launch

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Draft Mag pegs Suarez Family Brewery as having the "pedigree to be New York state’s next 'it’ brewery.” 

Three years in the making, this small-scale brewery opened less than a month ago in Livingstone, NY, four hours upstate from NYC. 

Husband-and-wife duo Dan Suarez and Taylor Cocalis Suarez, co-founder of Good Food Jobs, plan to brew three categories of beer. Half will be mixed-fermentation saison and farmhouse beers (half of that half will be fresher, draft forms; the other half will be super-long, barrel-aged and intense fruited specialties that won’t be ready for months); a quarter of production will be relatively low-ABV aromatic ales; and the last quarter of production will be comprised of unfiltered pilsners.

Dan’s pedigree includes stints at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Beerworks (a training ground for the Other Half crew) and Sixpoint, and most notably after that, three years at Vermont’s Hill Farmstead with founder Shaun Hill, this year named RateBeer's best brewer in the world.

Kickshaw will be the one and only bar in Queens serving the Suarez’s brews. All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go-event.

We’ll be tapping two of the Suarez’s on Thursday (they’re half barrels and will probably make it through the weekend):

CRISPY LITTLE
Hoppy American Wheat Ale
5% ABV
Brewed with a touch of wheat and both American and Old World hops. Contrary to Belgian or German wheat beers this is super crisp and fresh, and drinks more like a juicy pale ale. 

MS. FRANK
Franconian Keller Lager
5.1% ABV
Inspired by the unfiltered lager beers of Franconia, Germany. Light orange hue, subtle maltiness, crisp and delicate.

Live Music Series - Snehasish Mozumder
Jul
22
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music Series - Snehasish Mozumder

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Classical and jazz fusion's Snehasish Mozumder's double-neck mandolin is at the center of a band that 'picks' it North Indian style. 

Snehasish & Sound of Mandolin:
Snehasish Mozumder - Doubleneck mandolin
Nick Gianni - Sax, flute
Michael Gam - Bass
Vin Scialla - Drums

Snehasish Mozumder is among those few established musicians in India who has mastered the art of playing mandolin, and has blended it perfectly into the style of Hinduism Indian classical music.

Live Music Series - Tosh Sheridan
Jul
15
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music Series - Tosh Sheridan

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Tosh, a guitarist and composer, earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 1998. In 2004, he went on to earn his Masters in Jazz Performance from City College of New York. While at City College, Tosh studied with the world-renowned solo jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini.

Tosh has been performing throughout the tri-state area since the age of 16 when he first started playing guitar. He has had a great deal of experience teaching private lessons, classes and ensembles (National Guitar Workshop, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College and Trevor Day School).

Tosh has composed music for dance productions and short movies. His latest score is featured in Coleman Hough’s (writer of Stephen Soderbergh’s feature film Full Frontal and Bubble) short movie The Tale of Two.

He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great artists including, Gene Bertoncini, John Stowell, Paul Meyers, Robin McKelle, and Norah Jones.

Listen here.

Rosé Cider Week
Jul
11
Jul 18

Rosé Cider Week

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Rosé cider is definitely a thing.

In some very cases, rosé cider is made with red-fleshed apples. In others, cider is co-fermented or blended with fruit like hibiscus or berries.

Join us as we celebrate this unique beverage all week long! We've been collecting ciders throughout New York State as well as Washington. The selections will be available on draught, bottle, and by-the-glass.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Could Be Worse
Jul
8
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Could Be Worse

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

Tonight, CBW is:

Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

Jazz at Socrates Sculpture Park
Jul
7
6:30 pm18:30

Jazz at Socrates Sculpture Park

  • Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens' very own maverick bassist Kim Clarke leads the Aqua Ninjaz at this evening's free jazz performance under the night sky at the Socrates Sculpture Park.

We'll be selling some yummy bites so bring a blanket, some nice company, and an appetite!

Summer Menu Night Market
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Summer Menu Night Market

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Whoa, dudes!

We’ve had a very committed five year relationship with our original menu of grilled cheese sandwiches, and it’s high time to play the field again.

Chef Cory Estelle, formerly of Sunnyside’s Venturo, recently joined the Kickshaw team and is leading the charge to revamp the entire menu. You’ll see some Southeast Asian influence on the menu as he recently travelled through the region for four months.

What's changing:
- We’ll be offering an all-day menu of grilled cheese sandwiches, toasts, and other shareables.
- Almost all items will be under $10, with the exception of a couple off-menu and limited-quantity dishes.
- Chef is making his own mozzarella in-house. Check out his Soft Egg in Burrata which is literally a soft boiled egg inside a ball of burrata. Heck, yes.

To launch the new menu, we’re hosting a night market style event for dinner on Monday 6/27 and Tuesday 6/28. Most of the new dishes (at slightly smaller portions) will be available for $6 each. All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Summer Menu Night Market
Jun
27
5:30 pm17:30

Summer Menu Night Market

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Whoa, dudes!

We’ve had a very committed five year relationship with our original menu of grilled cheese sandwiches, and it’s high time to play the field again.

Chef Cory Estelle, formerly of Sunnyside’s Venturo, recently joined the Kickshaw team and is leading the charge to revamp the entire menu. You’ll see some Southeast Asian influence on the menu as he recently travelled through the region for four months.

What's changing:
- We’ll be offering an all-day menu of grilled cheese sandwiches, toasts, and other shareables.
- Almost all items will be under $10, with the exception of a couple off-menu and limited-quantity dishes.
- Chef is making his own mozzarella in-house. Check out his Soft Egg in Burrata which is literally a soft boiled egg inside a ball of burrata. Heck, yes.

To launch the new menu, we’re hosting a night market style event for dinner on Monday 6/27 and Tuesday 6/28. Most of the new dishes (at slightly smaller portions) will be available for $6 each. All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Astoria Tiny Market at TQK
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Astoria Tiny Market at TQK

  • The Queens Kickshaw

The Astoria Tiny Market is a collective of local artisans that come together once a month to offer the community quality, affordable and local products. Founded by local artist Widad Franco, her vision was to curate a market of craftswomen where each vendor had their own unique story and style.

Visit their next pop-up shop at TQK, and sip on some $5 rosé.

Vendors will include:
Single Girl Cookies - Chocolate chip cookies, Nutella-filled shortbread, raspberry filled shortbread
Queens Knits - Knitted goodies inspired by Queens, NY
Widycat - Prints, cards, coloring books
Chocolate Dances - Handmade chocolates
Silly Reggie - Greeting cards

OUT to Climb
Jun
25
6:30 pm18:30

OUT to Climb

  • Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge

Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge celebrates Pride Month with the kickoff to their OUT to Climb Event Series. This month, New York’s LGBTQ Climbing Community, CRUX, will showcase some inspiring PRIDE and climbing stories from their community. After you’ve been inspired, mingle and climb to some Gaga and Stevie Nicks, enjoy juice from Beyond Neutral, cool off with beers from LIC Beer Project, or indulge in some comfort food from TQK.

This event is free for members, $22 for guests which includes a day pass and gear. The first 100 people to RSVP will receive official BKB x Pride tanks, tees, and gear to sport at the parade on Sunday.

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys
Jun
24
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Presenting the bourbon soaked brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti; The Dang-it Bobbys

Formed in 2004, the two Brooklyn-based musicians assembled a project that borrows from classic country music, newer acoustic and electric sounds, and the intricate standards from the golden age of jazz. The result is strikingly original, at once both playful and poignant. Bauman and Benedetti have created a blend of American music that is sometimes quick picking, sometimes blue, and always entertaining.

Live Music - Z&F
Jun
17
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Z&F

  • The Queens Kickshaw

What began as a glorified open mic in Queens circa 2009, Z&F became a band of acousta-love real quick. Shortly after formation, multi-instrumentalist and songsmith Zander Meisner took things nationally with the Glen Hansard show "Once", and brought the guys with him. While out with Once, Z&F played packed houses to Molly Malones, Rockwell Table, and Atage in L.A.; James Hoban's in D.C.; Deep South in Raleigh; the Hideout in Toronto; the Gramophone in St. Louis, the Nines in Ithaca, the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, among other killer venues. In 2014, he was honored to play with Glen Hansard in Hollywood, which was a career highlight.

Zander's music is compared to Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, Ben Folds, and 60's pop peppered with a hint of Stephen Lynch and Adam Sandlers shtick-rock. Not one single Z&F song exists that doesn't create an insufferable earworm (an annoyingly-catchy melody).