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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 12/19

Nothing beats the holiday season in New York City. Crisp air carries a hum of excitement across the boroughs, with festive lighting punctuated by interludes of snow. The result is an atmosphere that brings people from all over the world to New York City – and more specifically, Manhattan. However, in Long Island City, locals [Read More]

12/21 – 1/6: A Charlie Brown Christmas Performance @ Secret Theatre

Grab your friends and family for a viewing of a holiday classic on stage. Secret Theatre will present A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 21-January 6. The stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer is based on everyone’s favorite television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Get ready to hear the song “Christmas Time Is Here” [Read More]

12/28: Truth Serum Live @ Q.E.D.

Truth Serum was a late-night talk show and is now a podcast, unlike anything you have experienced. On December 28 at Q.E.D., join the podcast, hosted by Zoe Yellen, for an interactive evening complete with games and prizes, stand-up comedy, and sketch performances. Guests will watch three contestants compete in a drinking game “unlike any [Read More]

12/29: Tour Eclectic / Encore Props

Not many people know that Long Island City has its very own extravagant warehouse where TV and film producers can get almost everything they need for their sets, from thrones for every medieval fantasy film to faux animal/woodland critters for forest scenes. On December 29, check out Eclectic / Encore Props, the largest New York [Read More]

New Year’s Eve Events Roundup

Get ready for a variety of incredible New Year’s Eve events in Long Island City that will guarantee an unforgettable night out. Live large with the ultimate penthouse experience at the Vista Sky Lounge Ballroom. Expect a night of incredible views, a premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a DJ. Act fast; tickets [Read More]

12/29: Aminah Imani Live @ The Creek and The Cave

If you have always wanted to be a part of a live comedy taping, now is your chance. The hilarious Aminah Imani, a comedian raised in Atlanta and now living in New York, will be recording a special at The Creek and The Cave on December 29. Imani’s career highlights include advancing to semifinalist in [Read More]

12/14: 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]

LIC Observer 12/6

Can you believe we’re in the home stretch of 2017? Blink once, and suddenly summer seems like a distant memory. As we get into December and the temperature drops, Long Island City is still heating up. At 1 QPS Tower, you’ve got the entire neighborhood at your fingertips, so get out there and explore – [Read More]

12/5: Flux Factory Annual Art Auction

Get some holiday shopping and apartment decorating done all in one fell swoop on December 5 at the Flux Factory Annual Art Auction 2017. The art auction is the most important fundraiser for Long Island City’s Flux Factory, a nonprofit arts space. Expect delicious food by Isabel Kagan’s Trough Catering, beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing [Read More]

12/6: New York Irish Center Christmas Show

The New York Irish Center (NYIC) Christmas Show on December 6 is a must-go for you and your visiting family members. NYIC’s first-ever in-house end-of-year show promises to be an evening of traditional Irish choral singing, dancing, drama, and other musical performances. Sit back and relax with a little mulled wine.