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In and Around

Hey, Johnnies—have you heard the news? The St. John’s digital team is on a mission to find the best go-to spots for you and your friends In and around SJU. Whether you’re in the mood for food, culture, or sporting events, we bring you the coolest, newest, and most exciting places around the borough. Plus, we may be able to hook you up with a discount. Watch and see!


Ariana standing infront of Mural at Welling Court

Bringing the Streets of Astoria to Life

Art is abundant in museums across New York City. Luckily for us, some of the best contemporary art is found just a few miles away from our Queens, NY, campus—on the streets of Astoria, Queens.

Sugar and Water Chef with Kristen making dough

All Hail the (Donut) King!

We spent a morning in Astoria, NY, with the “Donut King” himself, Chef “Scottish” Francis, at Sugar & Water NYC. We learned the ins and outs of what an average day looks like for the executive chef at his shop and how to create the perfect donut.

Kristen holding mic outside tennis center

Head to the Tennis Courts

How awesome is it that one of the top sports and entertainment events in the world is hosted just a few miles away from our Queens campus in Corona Park? 

Male holding ice cream up in cup

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The minute you step foot into Max & Mina’s, you feel a sense of nostalgia—collectibles and memorabilia from Bruce’s life decorate the room. It is truly one of a kind!

Kristen with Owners of Acquista Trattoria

Family-owned, Authentic Italian Restaurant

With delicious pizzas, hearty plates of pasta, and delectable desserts, there’s no better (or closer) place to grab a delicious bite.

Where should we visit next?

Tell us your favorite spot to eat or hang out and we may feature it in the next video. Tweet or tag @StJohnsU on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #InAndAroundSJU. We love suggestions.