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Long Island City reverberates with the pulse of innovation, creativity, and culture. While some think a day is sufficient to experience LIC, it takes a lifetime. There’s no better place to spend that lifetime than 1 QPS Tower, and there’s no better place to keep up-to-date about the neighborhood than right here, with the QPS Observer.

We’re as excited as you are about new art installations or that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that all your foodie friends are raving about, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Check out the best events and activities coming up in Long Island City, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @1qpstower for our inside scoop on what to do in LIC.

Mere minutes from Manhattan via car, train, Water Taxi or Citi Bike, LIC is the go-to locale for New Yorkers in search of culture and excitement, with jet-setters and locals alike clamoring to get in on the action. A vibrant art scene, white-hot restaurants, parks and parties, and unmatched views mean you’ll never run out of things to do in your own backyard.

At the heart of this neighborhood is the singular 1 QPS Tower, with its stunning no-fee apartments.
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LIC Observer 10/17

This fall, Long Island City is buzzing with countless restaurants, art spaces, and cultural venues. Chances are, your LIC bucket list is overwhelmingly long – so we’re making it a little easier to pick and choose your outings. There are some truly special events and activities happening here this October, so be sure to check [Read More]

10/21: Harvest Festival @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Support the local Smiling Hogshead Ranch at their 2nd Annual Harvest Festival on October 21. The hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival brings a little something for everyone. Silent auction items include Riedel crystal stemless wine glasses and Ellen Tracy freshwater pearl and sterling-silver stud earrings. Enjoy eats from Tacos Dalia’s truck, [Read More]

10/26: Annual Benefit Gala @ SculptureCenter

On October 26, support the thriving Long Island City art scene by attending the SculptureCenter Annual Benefit Gala at the beautiful waterfront event space Sound River Studios at Anable Basin. This is an evening (with music by SHYBOI) that you are sure to remember. All proceeds support SculptureCenter’s programs, exhibitions, and commitment to contemporary art [Read More]

10/27: Stranger Things Premiere Party @ Q.E.D.

Stranger Things Season 2 is finally here! What’s a better way to watch the first episode of the new season than on a nine-foot screen? Add the theme-appropriate EGGO waffle bar and drink specials, plus trivia with prizes, and you have the Stranger Things Season 2 Premiere Watch Party. Come to Q.E.D. on October 27 [Read More]

10/28: Halloween Festival @ Socrates Sculpture Park

It’s officially Halloween season, and LIC is ready to celebrate in full force. On October 28, check out the Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park. The theme is “Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead,” complete with a procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York. There will even be [Read More]

10/28: Halloween Ball @ MoMA PS1

If you’re looking for a glam Halloween, the legendary Annual MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball with Susanne Bartsch on October 28 will not disappoint. Keep your eyes peeled for the occasional celeb in disguise (hosts include Animal X, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Klaus Biesenbach, Raul de Nieves, Amanda Lepore, Ryan McNamara, Eliza Ryan, Casey Spooner, and more). This [Read More]

10/19: Thursday Latin Dance with Israel Martinez 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

When that autumnal chill hits the air, what better way to heat up than with a little dancing? Whether you’re a world-class ballroom dancer or an armchair two-stepper while watching Dancing with the Stars, you’ll learn the latest moves and some classic Latin techniques that will be sure to impress friends and families at fall [Read More]

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10/23: Monday Texas Hold ‘Em | 7 p.m. | Conference Room

In life, you’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. This mantra rings especially true when you join a session of this classic card game in the conference room. There might be a limit to the pot, but there is no limit to the amount of fun you’ll have [Read More]

10/24: Tuesday Yoga with Jeremy Hoffeld | 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Yoga Studio

Whether you’re relieving the stress of the workday, developing your flexibility, or trying to build up some muscle, there’s no place like “om” at a 1 QPS Tower yoga class. Stop by the building’s private yoga studio in your finest athleisure and prepare yourself for an hour of bliss. For the uninitiated, you may find [Read More]