We like to think of Q.E.D. as an after-school space for grown-ups. All the fun stuff you did as a kid but with beer & wine and like-minded folks.

Our affordable classes and shows are as diverse as Queens itself. At Q.E.D. you’ll find arts and crafts, stand-up comedy, tastings, DIY projects, poetry slams, game nights, walking tours, storytelling, gardening, improv, and everything in between.

In a nutshell, we aim to provide a fun, creative, casual space to laugh and learn by opening our stage to performers of various levels of experience and hosting classes and workshops that are affordable and accessible to all types of folks.

What does Q.E.D. mean?

Q.E.D. is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase "quod erat demonstrandum". If you ever do a crossword puzzle, you'll thank us for this bit of info. It translates to "that which was demonstrated", but if you want it to stand for Queens Ed, that's cool, too.

Q.E.D. was created by Queens resident Kambri Crews. A long-time producer and promoter of stand up comedy, Kambri is bringing the fun and creativity home to Astoria. For four years she served as the Director of Marketing and PR for the comedy club Comix, during which time she also owned and operated the 50-seat venue Ochi's Lounge. She followed that by becoming the comedy booker for the 92Y Tribeca. Kambri is also the author of the New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House) and an accomplished public speaker and storyteller, giving speeches and performing around the USA. By creating Q.E.D., Kambri hopes to bring the community together to share in learning and laughter.

Notes: OUTSIDE FOOD & DRINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED. QED has coffee, tea, soda, beer & wine plus snacks and pre-made wraps and sandwiches available.

Reviews of Q.E.D.

(4.4-star rating across 251 reviews)
Intro to Podcasting


Attended: Intro to Podcasting

Excellent teacher & content! Cafe situation with extra noise, small screen, people walking through and talking was not ideal.

Personal Essay Writing

Golriz J.

Attended: Personal Essay Writing

Beautiful group, lovely teacher with lots of great insight and writing background.



Attended: Embroidery

Great class for those who know absolutely nothing of embroidery! We learned five stitches and the basics of knotting, threading, etc. Soraya is an excellent instructor – generous, patient, and a clear communicator. She made us all starter kits to use and take home, and encouraged us to take thread home to finish our projects. Thanks for a great experience! I'd recommend this course to others–– though perhaps at a different venue. Q.E.D. was too cold and not well lit.

Special Effects Makeup - Learn Bruises, Burns


Attended: Special Effects Makeup - Learn Bruises, Burns

Great class! The instructor was fun and it was informative.

Get Published: A Primer for Writing for the Web


Attended: Get Published: A Primer for Writing for the Web

Whitney is very knowledgeable and candid about what she doesn’t know. I found the class engaging and signed up in the spot for another writing class with her!

Intro to Podcasting


Attended: Intro to Podcasting

Good, practical, patient instructor and hand-outs provided for later reference.

Intro to Podcasting


Attended: Intro to Podcasting

Very informative and Detailed within a 2 hour time frame.

Drink and Draw

Alyssa B.

Attended: Drink and Draw

It was really enjoyable and I loved the space, but a little intimidating for a new artist like myself! By the end I felt more empowered and hope to try another class in the future.

Intro to Podcasting

Joseph V.

Attended: Intro to Podcasting

Format was fun with the 2 instructors together. Need to be mic'd to be heard better. Should have had 2nd mic for some demonstrations. Learned enough and had fun. Good class. Thanks.

Write That Fu*king Pilot

Rich K.

Attended: Write That Fu*king Pilot

She was thorough and supportive, patient, accessible Real Got me inspired Its a great way to jumpstart and get going Hope she runs more courses in NYC

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27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105
Astoria, Queens
27-16 23rd Ave
Btwn 27th & 28th Streets
Astoria, New York 11105

Teachers at Q.E.D.

Abe Conlon & Adrienne Lo Abigail Ekue Adam Bierton Adel Alizadeh Adrienne Onofri Adrienne Cooper Akemi Kinukawa and Lewi Gilamichael Alicia Lo Allison Goldberg & Jen Jamula Amanda Keil Andrea Shapiro Andrew Coletti Anne Born April Jaffe April Brucker Argon Fritz Arie Kaplan Ashley & Hannah Astoria Drink n Draw Astoria Ally Alliance B S Barak Ziv Becca Kidwell Brian Mundy Bridget O’Neill Brittany Brave Brooke Jones Brooke M. Haney Bryan Kennedy Caley Vickerman Camilla Buchanan Carole Montgomery Carrie Wurst Cherry Pitz a.k.a Cyndi Freeman Cheryl Fish Chris Pagnotta Chris Gersbeck Chris Alker Chris Chan Roberson Christi Chiello Christina Chan Claire Beaudreault Contrabands Ferments Team Courtney Romano Cynthia Lawson Dailey Crafton Daisy Tainton Dakota Wollmer Dan King Dan Goldberg & Andrea Kuhn Danielle Rothman Danny Bustos Danny Bustos David Ledoux David Parker Doug Yacka Ebony Short Elisabeth Prescott Elizabeth White-Pultz Elizabeth Yuko Ellia Bisker Emily Bicht Emily Flake Eric Drysdale Erin Agnes Kim Erin Arlene Horanzy Ernie Diaz Ethan Pavone Frank Sung Frannie Laks Grant Lindahl Greater Astoria Historical Society Hale Berk Hanna Salim Heather Cohen Ian K. Ian Micallef Ian Blume Ike Ilkiw Jackson Kate Hart Jake Hart Jason Waters Jason D. Antos Jeff Simmermon Jen Glantz Jenn Wehrung Jenn Wehrung & Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons Jess "Jay" Akin Jesse Kasper Jessica Meyrowitz Jessica Rotondi Jim Shaw Jing N. Leong Joanna Parson John Michelotti Jon Heffley & Nat Trammell Jordan Yanco Joshua Blake Carter Juliet Jeske Justin Pargeter Kambri Crews Kambri Crews & Christian Finnegan Karen Bart Kari Ickert Kat Miller Kate Gwynne Katie Northlich Katie Hammond Kaytlin Bailey Kelly Olivas Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons Kelly Rio Saxton Kelly Rio Saxton Kevin Alvir Kristy Barbacane Kyle Erickson Lauren Schoener Leighann Lord Lucie Levine Malorie Bryant Marie Carter Marisa Cohen Martina Mrongovius Matt Stevens Matt Graham Matthew Silva Matthew Dey Perez Matthew Lee Robinson Matthew Lee Robinson Maureen Calamia Maureen Calamia Megan Gray Melissa Roth Melissa Gordon Michael Pomranz Michael Duke & Akemi Kinukawa Michaela Miragliotta Michelle Hannah Michelle Petterson & Zoe Yellen Mike Sacks Miriam Sanchez Miriam Sanchez Miriam Sanchez Miriam Sanchez Miss Selenia Miss Selenia ML Kinney Nancy Kito Nick Hoefly Nikki Carrington NY Writers Coalition Patrick Lamson-Hall Patrick Narian Patrick J. Reilly Peat Rains Peter Heyneman Peter Stass Peter Michael Marino Phil Jason Philip Markle Private Picassos Puppet Kitchen Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell Rachel Levy & Julia Martin Rakhel Milstein Raquel D'Apice Rebecca Leib Rebecca Pizarro Rebecca Louie Richard Schwartz Rosalie Chandler Russ Ross Sachi Ezura Sam Zee Sara Conte Sarah Bach & Kristen Drake Sarah Beth Hill Scott Coscia Sean Donnelly Shaminder Dulai Soraya Navia Stephanie Cox-Williams Stephanie Jimenez Stephanie Lyons Sue Funke Sue Smith Susan Fedynak Tania Bikerman The Crafty Lumberjacks The Paint Place Tim Fredrick TJ Mannix Tom Brink & Liz Magee Tracy Sayre Troy Clobes Vanetta Schoefield Vera Vandenbosch Vicki Ferentinos Victor Varnado Vikram Dogra Vince Vince Vince Vince Warren Heaton Warren Heaton Whitney Meers Wilder Duncan
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