Hey, you. QED was approved for a temporary outdoor seating license due to COVID-19 and NYC's Open Restaurant initiative. So we're dusting off the back patio and hosting some shows!
Our plans for the outdoor comedy fully adhered the Phase Four guidelines for low risk outdoor arts and entertainment venues. We were excited to bring an enjoyable, safe experience to a limited number of guests and share comedy in our private backyard. However, updates to the State Liquor Authority guidelines, among other things, prohibits comedy.
I'm going to have to cancel all programming for now. I'm wracked with grief and stress as it is and this is just another kick while I'm down. I'm really sorry.
The Governor and SLA are pretty inconsistent with their messaging --live music is somehow acceptable?-- so we're hoping for clarification soon. Thank you for understanding and I'm sorry to do this. I hope QED can survive long enough to try this again soon. Thanks again and viva comedy! Viva Queens!
Help QED weather the storm...
QED is not a non-profit and is, therefore, not eligible for most arts grants. We're applying for aid but not certain of if and when it will come. In the short term, we could use your support. If this magical little place has meant something to you over the past 5+ years, a small donation is the best and easiest way to ensure that we come out the other side. Every little bit helps!
You can make donations on our website in increments starting at $5.
Or, if you prefer other payment methods, we accept PayPal & Chase QuickPay using the email address QEDAstoria@gmail.com and Venmo as QEDAstoria.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
Wash your hands and take care of yourself and the ones you love. Together we're gonna get through this!
See you after the pandemic.