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Pedal for Parks courtesy of Friends of Astoria Heights Park

Pedal for Parks On July 21

The Friends of Astoria Heights Park are partnering with Community Board 1, the 114th Precinct and Make Queens Safer in a Pedal for Parks event on Saturday July 21. This family-friendly bike ride to neighborhood parks will start at 9.45 am at Astoria Heights Playground (45th St and 30th...


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Fireworks in Astoria Park

This years Fireworks in Astoria Park will take place on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 PM The event will feature a special performance by the Patriot Brass Ensemble, followed by a spectacular Gucci fireworks display over the waterfront. This event has traditionally brought all Astorians together in what is...


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Fathers Day in Astoria Park Event

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Assn is pleased to partner with the Astoria Park Alliance to sponsor a Fathers Day event in Astoria Park. June 17th, 2018 11 am to 3 pm What can be appropriate for Fathers Day than an afternoon with Live Music, Food, and Classic cars!!! More...


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FDNY Annual Open House

On Saturday, June 16th, and Sunday, June 17th, the FDNY will host its 4th annual citywide Open House program. More than 200 firehouses and EMS Stations will open their doors to the public from 11 am to 1 pm and again from 1 to 3 pm. More info.


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FDNY 4th Annual Open House

This is an event our community won’t want to miss! On Saturday, June 16th, and Sunday, June 17th, the FDNY will host its 4th annual citywide Open House program. More than 200 firehouses and EMS Stations will open their doors to the public from 11 am to 1 pm...


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Astoria Park Carnival June 6-10,2018

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is pleased to announce this year’s Astoria Park Carnival in the Parking lot area of Astoria Park. This has evolved in to tradition our neighborhood looks forward to every year. Enjoy Rides, Games, Food, it’s Fun for the whole family! at The Astoria Park...


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Fathers Day in Astoria Park

Fathers Day in Astoria Park

June 17th, 2018 11 am to 3 pm The Old Astoria Neighborhood Assn is pleased to partner with the Astoria Park Alliance to sponsor a Fathers Day event in Astoria Park. What can be appropriate for Fathers Day than an afternoon with Live Music, Food, and Classic cars!!! Pre...


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Family Fun At Rainey Park

Family Fun At Rainey Park

Central Astoria LDC invites you to an afternoon of Family Fun at Rainey Park on Sunday June 3rd from 12 noon to 3 pm. There will be face painting, cotton candy, balloon art, crafts, and an Interactive children’s performance. And of course beautiful views of our waterfront. Hope to...


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International Cultural Fest 2018

On Sunday, April 29th from 12 noon to 5 pm at the street fair on Steinway Street, between Broadway and 31st Avenue, enjoy music and dance from Bangladesh, Korea, Mexico, West Africa and other cultures. Let’s all come together to celebrate the wonderful cultures from around the world!! More...


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International Cultural Fest 2018

International Cultural Fest 2018

Please join Central Astoria LDC for International Cultural Fest 2018  on Sunday, April 29th from 12 noon to 5 pm at the street fair on Steinway Street, between Broadway and 31st Avenue. Enjoy music and dance from Bangladesh, Korea, Mexico, West Africa and other cultures. Let’s all come together...


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Earth Day event in Astoria Park

On Sunday April 22nd, from 1 to 4 pm, Astoria Park Alliance is hosting a nature-themed Earth Day event on the main lawn of Astoria Park to kick off the 2018 season of events. More Info.


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Earth Day Festivities in Astoria Park

Earth Day Festivities in Astoria Park

On Sunday April 22nd, from 1 to 4 pm, Astoria Park Alliance is hosting a nature-themed Earth Day event on the main lawn of Astoria Park to kick off the 2018 season of events. This free and family-friendly event will feature live music, dance performances, environmental education and sustainability...


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Astoria Social Hosts Fundraiser For Oana

Please come and meet your fellow Astoria community members and local business people, meet the good folks at Arcadia Bar and Kitchen and Astoria Social, do a little networking, have fun and support OANA at the same time! We hope to see you on April 19th at Arcadia, 12-21 Astoria...


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Tide Mill Conference

Tide Mill Conference

On Saturday April 7 2018, the Tide Mill Institute and Greater Astoria Historical Society present a conference particularly interesting for residents of our waterfront community: A City of Tides: The Past and Future of New York. The event is from 8.30 am to 4 pm. The Program: The ABC’s...


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Central Astoria LDC’s Multicultural Celebration

Central Astoria LDC’s Multicultural Celebration

Many ethnic cultures contribute to the diversity for which our community is justly famous, and now Central Astoria LDC is bringing us a fabulous Multicultural Celebration on Sunday March 18th from 12.30 to 5 pm. Enjoy performances by cultures from around the world The event is hosted by the...


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OANA Meeting

January Meeting When:  Wed.,Jan 31st at 7 PM Where:  The Historic St George Episcopal Church, 14-02 27th Avenue (basement level). The entrance is located at the back of the parking lot on the 14th Street side of the church. Featuring Presentations By: 1. The NYPD 114 Precinct 2.Presentation by Ignazio...


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Come Celebrate Epiphany with St. Georges

St. Georges Church invites you to come join them to celebrate the epiphany on Sunday, January 7th at 7pm.  St. Georges is located in Astoria on 14-02 27th Avenue.  The celebration will feature evening prayer in song, the eucharist,  and the procession of the three kings, followed by a...


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Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting in Astoria Park

Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting in Astoria Park

On Saturday December 2nd, please join Central Astoria LDC for their 5th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park from 2 to 5 pm. Join friends and neighbors for entertainment by the New York Holiday Choristers, Dave Cremins Out of This World...


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Film Screening at the Noguchi Museum

Film Screening at the Noguchi Museum

On Wednesday November 15th, there will be a free film screening at the Noguchi Museum. The museum presents Membra Disjecta: Gonzalo Fonseca and the Heart of Stone, a new biographical film by Michael Gregory. The program begins at 6.30 pm and the film will be followed by a conversation...


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Halloween Harvest Festival

The Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park takes place on Saturday October 28th from 11AM to 3PM takes place. This is a free event and no RSVP is required. More info.


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HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL AT SOCRATES

HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL AT SOCRATES

It’s the spook-tacular finale to the season at Socrates Sculpture Park—the Halloween Harvest Festival on Saturday October 28th from 11AM to 3PM. This is a free event and no RSVP is required. 11AM – 2PM: Costume and art-making workshops with Socrates artists, creating collaborative ‘exo-skeletons’ sculpture with Free Style...


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Central Astoria’s Halloween Party Will Be Spook-Tacular Fun

Central Astoria’s Halloween Party Will Be Spook-Tacular Fun

Time to get out your vampire capes and Frankenstein costumes out of mothballs—it’s almost Halloween and Central Astoria LDC is putting on their 2nd Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 from 12 noon to 2.30 pm. Location: on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park. Activities...


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A New Production from APAC

A New Production from APAC

The crew at APAC (the Astoria Performing Arts Center) is rehearsing the world premiere production of Veil’d, a play by Monet Hurst-Mendoza, and the excitement about their new production is mounting! Veil’d tells the story of Dima, a 16-year old girl with a rare skin condition who gets by...


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Broadway Street Fair

On Sunday October 15th, join your neighbors from 11 am to 6 pm, stroll along Broadway and check out the many vendors and the activities for kids. More info.


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Open House New York

Every October hundreds of locations around the five boroughs offer behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. It’s called Open House New York Weekend, and this year it’s October 14 and 15. Learn More.


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Takin’ It To the Streets

Takin’ It To the Streets

It’s time for the Broadway Street Fair! On Sunday October 15th, join your neighbors from 11 am to 6 pm, stroll along Broadway and check out the many vendors and the activities for kids. The event runs the length of Broadway from Crescent St to Steinway St. and is...


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Astoria Sites Take Part in Open House NY Weekend

Astoria Sites Take Part in Open House NY Weekend

Every October hundreds of locations around the five boroughs offer behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. It’s called Open House New York Weekend, and this year it’s October 14 and 15. Some Open House New York tours require reservations, but three sites in Astoria are offering free tours for which no...


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QUEENS FOOD DAY RETURNS

QUEENS FOOD DAY RETURNS

On Saturday October 14, Socrates Sculpture Park is hosting the popular festival Queens Food Day. The day will feature fun activities and demonstrations relating to locally sourced food, gardening, urban farming nutrition and food justice. Co-hosts Queens Action Council (QuAC) will moderate a speaker’s panel featuring community representatives. Lauren...


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Whitey Ford Field Clean-Up On Sept 17

Whitey Ford Field Clean-Up On Sept 17

Please help Friends of Whitey Ford Field during their Volunteer Clean-Up Day on Sunday, September 17 from 10 am to 1 pm. Supplies and tools will be provided.  A couple of hours of your time can make a big difference to this local park with a lot of heart!...


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SAFE Disposal Event in Astoria Park, September 9

SAFE Disposal Event in Astoria Park, September 9

To help residents dispose of harmful household products safely, DSNY hosts SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Disposal Events throughout the year in all five boroughs. On Saturday September 9, there will be a SAFE disposal event in the parking lot of Astoria Park, from 10 am to 4...


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The Muppets Take Astoria

The Muppets Take Astoria

Our neighborhood has been known for its association with the entertainment production world since the studio known today as Kaufman Astoria was opened by Adolph Zukor in 1920 and local fans hovered around the lots in the hopes of catching a glimpse of silent-screen stars like Rudolph Valentino and...


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Hollywood East River

John Turturro, the New York-born actor best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, and the Transformers movies, will be at Socrates Sculpture Park on Wednesday August 16 to introduce the film “Romance & Cigarettes. More info


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Hollywood East River

Hollywood East River

John Turturro, the New York-born actor best known for his roles in The Big Lebowski, Barton Fink, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, and the Transformers movies, will be at Socrates Sculpture Park on Wednesday August 16 to introduce the film “Romance & Cigarettes,” DNAInfo reports. The 2005 movie, which...


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August at the Noguchi Museum

It’s a busy month at the Noguchi Museum! On Friday August 4, it’s Free First Friday. Enjoy free admission and extended summer hours from 10 am to 8 pm. Stroll around the art, take a tour and sip evening drinks in the relaxing ambience of the sculpture garden! (Cash...


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Greek Movie Night at Socrates Sculpture Park on July 26

Greek Movie Night at Socrates Sculpture Park on July 26

Socrates Sculpture Park’s Wednesday Movie Night has a Greek theme on Wednesday July 26, when there will be a screening of the hilarious comedy Chevalier (Greece, 2016, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari). The event will be an homage to the long history of Greek American culture in our community,...


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Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting

On Wednesday July 19, Mayor de Blasio is holding a Town Hall meeting at P.S. 70, located at 30-44-43rd St., Astoria. Doors open at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP, email townhallrsvp@cityhall.nyc.gov or call 212-748-0281 Learn More.


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City Hall Resource Fair

On Tuesday July 18 from 9 am to I pm, there will be a City Resource Fair at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Meet with top city commissioners and senior staff during scheduled office hours to address your questions and concerns. More about this event.


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City Hall Resource Fair

City Hall Resource Fair

Have you ever wished you could talk to the top officials at City Hall? Now is your chance: on Tuesday July 18 from 9 am to I pm, there will be a City Resource Fair at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens. Meet with top city commissioners...


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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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Welling Court Mural Project 2017

The date has been announced for this year’s Welling Court Mural Project: it will be on Saturday June 10. Watch the artists at work on the day—many of them will be talking about their creative process as they work their magic. Click Here for more info.


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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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Kaufman Arts Festival

Kaufman Arts Festival

On June 24th and 25th, the Kaufman Arts District will host the first Backlot Arts Festival and the Astoria Post reports that there will be film screenings, art exhibits, workshops, performance art, music, and more. Expect to see book crafting at The Astoria Book Shop; a pop-up gallery at...


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June at the Noguchi Museum

June at the Noguchi Museum

The Bang on a Can Music Series returns to the Noguchi Museum on Sunday, June 11, from 3 pm – 4 pm with Innov Gnawa. Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Weather permitting, the...


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Official Opening of Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again

Official Opening of Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again

On Saturday June 3 from 3 to 7 pm, celebrate Socrates Sculpture Park’s first exhibition devoted to a solo artist, Nari Ward G.O.A.T., again, at the official opening.. There will be a tour of the artworks with the Director of Exhibitions, music and spoken-word performances and a workshop presented...


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Central Astoria LDC’s Astoria Park Carnival

Central Astoria LDC’s Astoria Park Carnival

From June 7 to June 11, it’s the return of the highly popular Astoria Park Carnival, brought to the community by Central Astoria LDC. There will be games, rides, food vendors and fun for kids of all ages! The hours are: Wednesday and Thursday June 7 and 8 from...


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Jazz Series at Socrates Sculpture Park

Jazz Series at Socrates Sculpture Park

Last year’s popular First Thursdays jazz series returns to Socrates Sculpture Park. From 6.30 to 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month this summer, relax after work to the mellow sounds of jazz in the park at the summer events stage near the East River. This series...


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La La Land in Astoria Park

La La Land in Astoria Park

On Friday June 9 from 8 to 10.30 pm, join the Astoria Park Alliance for APA Presents Movies Under the Stars: La La Land. Thanks to the generous partnership of Benedict Realty Group, there will be free popcorn for all attendees and a blanket giveaway for the first 50....


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OANA's May Meeting

OANA’s May Meeting

Our next meeting will be on May 17th at 7 pm at 18-08 25th Road, Astoria, NY 11102 (basement level). We are excited to present Cornell Tech, the new University opening on Roosevelt Island. This will be a graduate school concentrating on tech. Old Astoria is connected to this...


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“Wildfest” at Socrates Sculpture Park

“Wildfest” at Socrates Sculpture Park

Born to be wild? Then head on over to Socrates Sculpture Park on Saturday May 20 from 12 noon to 3 pm, for “Wildfest,” a new mini-festival that focuses on earth-based art and activities. There will be a Native American cultural presentation from the First Nations People of the...


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“Trivia for a Cause” to Benefit APA

“Trivia for a Cause” to Benefit APA

Do you always seem to know the answers on Jeopardy even when the contestants don’t? If you love quizzes, on May 21 at 7 pm, head over to QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, for Trivia with a Cause with Trivia NYC. The event will benefit Astoria Park Alliance. There will...


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“Old Astoria” Activist Honored by Local Lawmakers

“Old Astoria” Activist Honored by Local Lawmakers

President of the Astoria Houses Residents’ Association and OANA supporter Claudia Coger was among three Astoria women recently honored by local lawmakers. The other honorees were Ann Bruno, Community Board 1 member and President of the 114th Precinct Community Council and Mackenzie Farquer, proprietor of Lockwood Shops and Managing...


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The Evolution Of Bollywood

On Saturday May 6, the Queens Library’s Astoria branch will host the Payalia Dance Company as they present a performance of Bollywood dance, discuss various styles of dance, and invite the audience to join in and learn some of the steps.


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114th Precinct NCO Safety Summit

114th Precinct NCO Safety Summit

On May 25th at 7 pm, 114th Precinct Sector David invites you to join your Neighborhood Coordination Officers at a Safety Summit where you can discuss concerns you may have and contribute ideas on keeping your community safe. Sector David runs from Astoria Park South to Queens Plaza North...


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“Forgotten NY” Tour of Old Astoria Village

“Forgotten NY” Tour of Old Astoria Village

On Saturday June 17, join legendary tour company Forgotten NY for a tour of old Astoria Village. Hear about the founding of the village by Stephen Halsey as you walk along a route that dates back to the Revolutionary War. Meet at noon at “Astoria’s Flatiron Building,” the former...


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The Evolution Of Bollywood

The Evolution Of Bollywood

On Saturday May 6, the Queens Library’s Astoria branch will host the Payalia Dance Company as they present a performance of Bollywood dance, discuss various styles of dance, and invite the audience to join in and learn some of the steps. The event is from 3 to 4 pm...


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People’s Climate Rally

People’s Climate Rally

On Friday April 28 at 6.30 pm there will be a People’s Climate Rally on the Great Lawn in Astoria Park. Hosted by District 22 Council Member Costa Constantinides and co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Astoria Park Alliance, Senator Michael Gianaris, and the National Resources Defense Council, this event...


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Celebrate Earth Day With The Astoria Park Alliance

Celebrate Earth Day With The Astoria Park Alliance

Join the Astoria Park Alliance on Saturday April 22 for an Earth Day Celebration on Shore Blvd! The day will feature volunteer opportunities and fun and educational programming. The timetable for the day: 9:00 – 1:00 Volunteer Planting, Raking & Gardening 1:00 – 2:30 Shoreline Cleanup: meet at the...


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“Textured Sights” Event at QCA

“Textured Sights” Event at QCA

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm, LAB at QCA presents “Textured Sights,” paintings by Shenna Vaughn. During the event, a series of works of art in progress will be shared that consists of paintings depicting social and cultural differences rather than biological with regards to...


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March Meeting

Our next meeting will be on March 30 at 7 pm at 18-08 25th Road, Astoria, NY 11102 (basement level). We have exciting presentations lined up! John Hatfield, Executive Director for Socrates Sculpture Park, will tell us about the upcoming programs for spring and summer and a special building...


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Holiday Party

Central Astoria LDC’s Annual Holiday Party.Festivities will include train rides, face painting, cotton candy, holiday performances, and the tree lighting at 5 pm, with the Art House Astoria Conservatory For Music and Art Christmas Carolers.


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Block Party for Earth

Our friends at Big Reuse are holding an awesome Block Party on 9/24! Go to their FREE family friendly event to learn and share in ideas, practices, and goals centered around how we can all achieve a healthier, greener, more eco-sustainable existence together! Bring your old electronics, clothes, or...


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NYC Safe Disposal Event

The New York City Department of Sanitation is holding a SAFE Disposal event in the parking lot of Astoria Park: Hoyt Avenue and 19th St. Get rid of those old car batteries, solvents, out-of-date medication and other items that it’s not safe to dispose of in the household trash....


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US Open Tennis Community Day

The community is invited to the National Tennis Center for free to see the matches taking place that day. Watch some of the game’s biggest names and top junior players compete. Tournament play features: – Men’s and women’s doubles – Mixed doubles – Junior competition – Champions Invitational, where the greats...


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NYC SAFE Disposal Event

NYC SAFE Disposal Event

Time to get rid of those old car batteries, solvents, out-of-date medication and other items that it’s not safe to dispose of in the household trash. The New York City Department of Sanitation is holding a SAFE Disposal event in the parking lot of Astoria Park: Hoyt Avenue and...


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Block Party for Earth Event

Block Party for Earth Event

Big Reuse is throwing a block party in celebration of the planet we call home… Earth! Saturday, September 24 at 12 PM – 4 PM Astoria NY 11102 Between 3rd & 4th Streets Learn more at http://www.bigreuse.org/compost Come to their FREE family friendly event to learn and share in...


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Independence Day Celebration in Astoria Park

Independence Day Celebration in Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Development Association continued to delight the residents of Astoria with the annual Independence Day fireworks and concert in Astoria Park. Chairs and blankets covered the Great Lawn as neighbors listened to the patriotic music of the Queens Symphony Orchestra and watched the spectacular Gucci fireworks light...


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Plan The Hell Gate Bridge’s Centennial

Plan The Hell Gate Bridge’s Centennial

How would you throw a party for a bridge? Astoria residents are invited to share their ideas at a planning meeting for a celebration of the Hell Gate Bridge’s 100th Birthday. Here’s an email with more details that landed in our inbox this morning: The Hell Gate Bridge is...


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National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out Against Crime

National Night Out is an annual summer event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watches in which precincts organize anti-crime rallies with the participation of local business and civic organizations. National Night Out has proven to be an effective and enjoyable police/community partnership. It is held on the...


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