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Yelp Queens: Spring Spectacle To The MOMI



Last night was no ordinary Wednesday, as hump day went next level with Yelp's Spring Spectacle at the Museum of Moving Image (MOMI). Yelpers in record numbers came out to support the museum's cause in record numbers while celebrating the arts in Queens but also do so in one of the NYC's most dynamic venues.

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Visitors on hand were able to enjoy access to the entire museum for a mere $10 in donation and take in all the sights / sounds the museum had to offer. While the outdoor courtyard wasn't to debut till the following week, folks were treated to the museum's newest exhibition Spectacle, a collection of multimedia art dedicated to music videos.

What is a trip to Queens without food? Some of the borough's most celebrated establishments were on site, dishing out samples in a spectrum of culinary wonders that spans across the globe and across all hoods. There were Venezuelan specialties from Arepas Cafe, Greek seafood bites from Taverna Kyclades, modern Vietnamese sandwiches from JoJu, pies for days from Rizzo's, Mexican samples from La Adelita, sushi variety from Takesushi, pulled pork from Alobar, classic Americana from The Astor Room, corn nuggets and more from Wild Turkey, as well as desserts from Tazzina and Rudy's Pastry Shop. Snacks included the award winning Umame Nuts, Pretzel Crisps, and KIND Bars.

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Then there were libations from cocktails by SVEDKA to rum love via CayRum. SKI Beer dished out a small variety of craft beers and ciders, and for our non-alcoholic imbibers, there was plenty of Hint Water and intelligence inducing drinks from Nawgin

Beyond the sound dubbing booths, antique camera collections, a beautiful inhouse theatre playing classic music videos, and interactive pieces – the sounds of the Notorious R.U.G. pulsated the dance floor into something fierce. The Yelp crowd responded in unison with many moves of their own as they danced away into the night. To capture the experience, LUMI8 Photobooth brought their beautiful booth setup and with their props, gave a photographic memory to all those who stepped in.

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A huge thanks to all the participants who got involved with this one of kind Yelp event, especially to all the local vendors who made the night happen. A special thanks to PaulViet Media, Nelson Wong Photography, and Jeffrey Chu productions for this epic video.

Reviewshttp://www.yelp.com/biz/yelp-queens-spring-spectacle-astoria
Event Listinghttp://www.yelp.com/events/astoria-yelps-spring-spectacle
Yelp Galleryhttp://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/yelp-queens-spring-spectacle-astoria
Flickr Galleryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/yelp/sets/72157633805148587
Vimeo Video: http://vimeo.com/72747191
Official Talk Threadhttp://www.yelp.com/topic/queens-official-talk-thread-for-yelp-queens-spring-spectacle

GO QUEENS!
Jando S

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