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Weeknight Summer Fun in Astoria Park

Weeknight Summer Fun in Astoria Park

Save the dates for Central Astoria LDC’s amazing Waterfront Concert and Movies on the Waterfront series in Astoria Park! The Waterfront Concerts will take place on Thursday evenings this summer: July 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10, 17, all at 7.30, bands TBA. The movies will take...


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New Ferry Service Feeling the Heat as Demand Surges

New Ferry Service Feeling the Heat as Demand Surges

As warmer weather finally arrived in June, NYC Ferry found itself trying to cope with unexpectedly high demand on its new route to the Rockaways as New Yorkers tried to get to the beach. Would-be commuters took to Twitter to complain that after long waits on line, they were...


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Summer Solstice Party At Socrates Sculpture Park

Summer Solstice Party At Socrates Sculpture Park

Hard to believe that we are at the halfway point in the year, but on Wednesday June 21 it’s time to celebrate the longest day of the year at Socrates Sculpture Park from 5 pm to dusk. Performances on stage will include local breakdancers curated by Muta NYC and...


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New York City Department of Small Business Services

New York City Department of Small Business Services

OANA will have a speaker from the New York City Department of Small Business Services, whose mission is to help small businesses start, operate and expand in New York City. From pro bono review of legal documents and business planning assistance to training, certification and funding–if you are a...


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NYC Planning's Flood Zone Resiliency

NYC Planning’s Flood Zone Resiliency

We have an important presentation by Nilus Klingel from the NYC Department of City Planning: he will be talking about Flood Resiliency Planning and the Flood Resiliency Zoning Text Amendment (initially adopted in 2013 following Hurricane Sandy). City Planning will be adopting a revised text amendment in 2018, and is looking for input from the...


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Halletts Point Traffic Circulation Changes

Halletts Point Traffic Circulation Changes

At the May OANA meeting, Keith Dumanski from the Durst Organization gave us a valuable update on the traffic circulation changes that will be happening as Phase 2 of the Halletts Point Development project gets under way. The traffic changes will be as follows: (Letters correspond with letters on...


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2017 Independence Celebration in Astoria Park

2017 Independence Celebration in Astoria Park

Once again Central Astoria LDC brings us the amazing Independence Celebration in Astoria Park! On Thursday June 29 at 7.30 pm, join friends and neighbors for a performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park, followed by the spectacular Grucci Fireworks. Hope to see...


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LIC Arts Stroll on June 17th

LIC Arts Stroll on June 17th

The Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) is hosting an Arts Stroll on Saturday, June 17th. The stroll features guided tours of Socrates Sculpture Park, including the special exhibition Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again; and a history tour of The Noguchi Museum. The program begins at Socrates Sculpture Park at...


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Mount Sinai Queens Blood Drive

Mount Sinai Queens Blood Drive

On Thursday June 27 from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm, you can help to save a life by donating blood. New York Blood Center vans will be across the street from Mount Sinai Queens all day. Remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids before you donate. 25-10 30th...


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