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Astoria Diner to Host Drive-In Rock Concert Saturday

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Oct. 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The Bel Aire Diner in Astoria is hosting its first ever live concert Saturday, in the style of its popular drive-in movie series.

The diner, located at 31-91 21st St., will feature live music from The Darwin Machine, a blues-rock cover and originals band based in Westchester County, during the drive-in concert from 6 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.

Attendees will sit in their cars to enjoy the tunes in a retro, and COVID-19-safe atmosphere. Tickets cost $17 per car and can be purchased on the Bel Aire Diner website.

The diner began screening drive-in movies in May to offer Queens residents a socially-distant night out as movie theaters and many other forms of entertainment were closed due to the pandemic.

The movies quickly grabbed the attention of local news sites and New Yorkers and quickly sold out.

This month, the Bel Aire is hosting a variety of scary movies and haunted flicks for Halloween.

The diner which has been in business since 1965 has also been hosting paint and sip nights, comedy specials and a “Dears in the Headlights” drag show.

A full lineup of events can be found the Bel Aire Diner events calendar.

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Linda

Looking forward to fall and winter in nyc. Its the best time of the year with new things to do like outside dining and drive in rock concerts.

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DeBlasio city 🐀

The increase of crime, the budget crisis, the reopening of schools, the homeless situation , NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio is incompetent. He should be fined and taken out of office for dereliction of duty.

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Liberalism is a mental disorder

Unfortunately, New Yorkers will vote for whomever the democrat party nominates, so the next mayor is likely to be another radical, left-wing whacko just as corrupt and incompetent as the clown currently in office.

Things will get worse in NYC if you keep voting for commies. And you deserve it.

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Rachel

Go with a friend who has a car. That is what i am doing. I will pay for the meal and drinks to be fair since he is driving. I met him online during the lockdown. Nice that something positive happened with all that is going on.

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