Need something to do this weekend ? Join some of our Queens friends as they raise money to work toward a pedestrian friendly August. Their mission: Open up some of the prime streetscape to bikers, runners and the public at large.
To raise the money to make this happen they’re thowing an event this weekend with sangeria, music and the worldest smallest chickens ! :
Car-Free Astoria Water Walk Fundrasier
Sunday, July 18th
4:00pm – 8:00pm
On the Astoria Waterfront, at the home of Joan and Fernando Manriquez
18-05 21 Road @ Shore Blvd
Read below for more details about the group and the amazing Sunday they have planned. Hope to see you there !
The Astoria Park Alliance is working towards a Car-Free Astoria Water Walk on Shore Blvd will close the street down to traffic on August 1, 8,and 15 and open the street up to people! The Astoria Park Alliance will program Shore Blvd for three consecutive Sundays in August with partners including music with Astoria Music and Arts, waterfront visioning activities with Green Shores NYC and Partnerships for Parks, a swap with GrowNYC, fitness programs led by the Rock Health and Fitness, food tastings with Edible Queens, and more fun for all. Additional support is coming from NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation, Build It Green!, and the NYC Dept of Transportation.
There’s about a $2,000 funding gap for our event currently! We have many generous partners donating their time and services and as a result there is a great line up of music, fitness, visioning, recycling, and gastronomic experiences lined up for Astoria this August. But we just need to close a $2,000 budget gap in order for the show to go on!
Please join us for food, drink and fun on Sunday, July 18th from 4-8pm. For your pleasure and entertainment, there will be a meet and greet with Penni, Dearie and Esmeralda, the worlds’ smallest breed of Serama chickens. Also, sangria made by Mix Master Mike, Martha’s Silician Pesto Dip, raffle goodies along with other surprises are coming to grace our event!
Our event host committee includes Clare Doyle, Connie Arroyo, Costa Constantinides,
Dominic DeSavario, Helen Ho, Jules Corkery, Karen Overton, Katie Ellman, Kim Waber, Martha Gilpin, Matt Bishop, Mike Gilpin, Rebecca Schultz, Robert McMinn, Steve Simicich, Ted Gruber, and Thomas Ruks.
We hope to see you but please help us reach our goal of having a car-free Shore Blvd with free programming for all ages even if you cannot make it to our event by donating at Iobby now! Any donation ($25, $45, $75, $100, $150, $250) will help us reach our goal! Spread the word!