Shore Fest 2019
Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Shore Fest 2019

Usher in Autumn with a fun, free festival in the park!

On Saturday, September 21st, Astoria Park Alliance will bring its signature Shore Fest event back to Astoria Park. The event festivities will take place on the Main Lawn adjacent to the Bocce Court off Shore Boulevard with local sponsorship from City MD.

Live music will be performed on a main stage procured by The Alliance with a rotating set of local musicians from 1 - 5 pm.   

Shore Fest promises to bring fun for all ages with classic competitions like a watermelon eating contest, potato sack races, egg on a spoon and bean bag toss. Local Astoria retailers have donated generous gift prizes for Shore Fest participants. 

Shore Fest will also be a place to learn a new skill or hobby like bocce, yoga, zumba, bird watching, and even improv acting. A return of the donut eating contest for all ages will be considered.  Kids will be encouraged to get their faces painted and enjoy assorted arts and crafts activities on the main lawn.

Astoria Park Alliance is celebrating its twelth-year anniversary, and 2019 marks the organization's 2nd full year as an official 501(c)(3) non-profit. APA welcomes the community to celebrate these achievements while connecting with other Astorians in enjoying the park’s beauty. Shore Fest is a free and fun festival that promises to close out the summer in style.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook and check social media for programming updates. In case of inclement weather, Shore Fest will proceed the following day.

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial adjacent to the playground. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Astoria Park Cleanup | Community Volunteer Day
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Astoria Park Cleanup | Community Volunteer Day

We will be cleaning and beautifying Astoria Park park. Specific areas and projects are to be determined. 

Meet at the 19th Street & 23rd Avenue entrance. Work clothes and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Leaf Fest Day 1
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Leaf Fest Day 1

  • Behind Astoria Park Field House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come enjoy the crisp air in Astoria Park for a few hours during one of our Saturday Leaf Fest events. Team with up with fellow community volunteers as we rake and collect leaves to be efficiently made into compost that support city-wide trees.

Collected leaves will be composted and eventually return to help enrich the soil of Astoria Park and other NYC Parks.

Meet up at the Field House near the Astoria Park track. 

Astoria Park Alliance will provide gloves, tools, and training. Treats likely to be provided. Please come in closed-toe shoes, ready to work outdoors.

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Leaf Fest Day 2
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Leaf Fest Day 2

  • Behind Astoria Park Field House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come enjoy the crisp air in Astoria Park for a few hours during one of our Saturday Leaf Fest events. Team with up with fellow community volunteers as we rake and collect leaves to be efficiently made into compost that support city-wide trees.

Collected leaves will be composted and eventually return to help enrich the soil of Astoria Park and other NYC Parks.

Meet up at the Field House near the Astoria Park track. 

Astoria Park Alliance will provide gloves, tools, and training. Treats likely to be provided. Please come in closed-toe shoes, ready to work outdoors.

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Leaf Fest Day 3
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Leaf Fest Day 3

  • Behind Astoria Park Field House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come enjoy the crisp air in Astoria Park for a few hours during one of our Saturday Leaf Fest events. Team with up with fellow community volunteers as we rake and collect leaves to be efficiently made into compost that support city-wide trees.

Collected leaves will be composted and eventually return to help enrich the soil of Astoria Park and other NYC Parks.

Meet up at the Field House near the Astoria Park track. 

Astoria Park Alliance will provide gloves, tools, and training. Treats likely to be provided. Please come in closed-toe shoes, ready to work outdoors.

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup and Community Volunteer Day
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup and Community Volunteer Day

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial adjacent to the playground. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Street Tree Care Day
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Street Tree Care Day

Come work with NYC Parks Stewardship and Astoria Park Alliance to care for local street trees! Learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees and about the important roles they play in New York City. We encourage volunteers to dress in clothes that can get dirty and wear closed toe shoes. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Visit NYC Parks Stewardship to register.

We will be starting at 19 Street and 22 Road, working along the perimeter of the park.

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CityParks PuppetMobile in Astoria Park
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

CityParks PuppetMobile in Astoria Park

  • Astoria Park South Long Island City, NY, 11102 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anything is possible in this new variety show featuring Bessie the cow! Bring the family to root for Bessie in cpfnyc’s production of Bessie’s Big Shot Saturday, September 7th 2019 at 10 am. in ASTORIA PARK! #CPFPuppetMobile

www.cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile

Bessie the cow dreams of joining the circus. But can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on the trapeze high above the crowd? Come root Bessie on in this variety show as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

About the PuppetMobile

All PuppetMobile performances are free of charge and open to the general public. No reservations are necessary.

City Parks Foundation and the PuppetMobile are committed to serving neighborhoods in historically under-resourced areas and priority will be given to performance requests in these areas. Please note that PuppetMobile performances can only take place in New York City parks, recreation centers and schoolyards. All performances must be open to the public. The PuppetMobile is not available for private functions.

Summer 2019 dates are now booked for the season – check out the calendar for performance dates!

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September Community Voice Meeting
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

September Community Voice Meeting

Our monthly community meetings exist for you to learn about what is happening in Astoria Park and to make your voice heard! We cover planned agenda items, updates, and leave time for open discussion about other topics.

We will meet at the downstairs cafe of the Bohemian Beer Garden (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria).

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial adjacent to the playground. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Romeo & Juliet (Performance)
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Romeo & Juliet (Performance)

Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family! Don’t miss this romantic production full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an acting company who have worked at such internationally acclaimed theaters as Shakespeare's Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at rudegrooms.com.

For Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/romeo-and-juliet-at-astoria-park-tickets-64010467030

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APA Summer Social Fundraiser at Singlecut
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

APA Summer Social Fundraiser at Singlecut

Celebrate Summer at Astoria's famous Singlecut Brewery while supporting Astoria Park!  Get excited for fun games and prizes while taking advantage of a perfect way to expand your social circle and meet some neighbors. 

A donation of $15 provides you a wristband allowing:

  • $1 off every beer you buy

  • Entry into a casual Corn Hole Tournament

  • Two raffle tickets with fantastic prizes

  • Artistic expression with a Hell’s Gate coloring mural by the talented Ashley King

  • Fun bar night at the brewery with board games, good peeps, good times

  • Support of a hardworking group of Parkies and our beloved Astoria Park!

About Astoria Park Alliance: We are regular park users, donating time, energy and passion to make Astoria Park better and create more connection between NYC Parks department and everyday folks like us. We are a shoe-string operation and all of your donations go into purchasing tools for beautification and maintenance, innovative public programming, small but vital amenities, and operational costs of our small but scrappy team.

An advanced $15 payment secures wristbands, which can also be purchased at the door for $20.

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Romeo & Juliet (Performance)
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Romeo & Juliet (Performance)

Rude Grooms’ Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy in a production full of romance, laughter, and music. Rude Grooms brings its second annual free summer production to Rainey Park, Queensbridge Park, Astoria Park, and the Plaxall Gallery. This fast-paced 90-minute play is suitable for the whole family! Don’t miss this romantic production full of live acoustic music, breathtaking action sequences, and an acting company who have worked at such internationally acclaimed theaters as Shakespeare's Globe, Classic Stage Company, The Old Globe, and Asolo Repertory Theatre.

Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made online at rudegrooms.com.

 

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Astoria Park Cleanup | Community Volunteer Day
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Cleanup | Community Volunteer Day

We will be cleaning and beautifying Astoria Park park. Specific areas and projects are to be determined. 

Meet at the 19th Street & 23rd Avenue entrance adjacent to the bulletin board. Work clothes and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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August Community Voice Meeting
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

August Community Voice Meeting

Our monthly community meetings exist for you to learn about what is happening in Astoria Park and to make your voice heard! We cover planned agenda items, updates, and leave time for open discussion about other topics.

We will meet at the Bohemian Hall (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria). Bohemian Hall is located next to the beer garden (to the right if you are looking at the buildings from the street).

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup and Community Volunteer Day
Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup and Community Volunteer Day

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial adjacent to the playground. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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July Community Voice Meeting
Jul
2
7:00 PM19:00

July Community Voice Meeting

Our monthly community meetings exist for you to learn about what is happening in Astoria Park and to make your voice heard! We cover planned agenda items, updates, and leave time for open discussion about other topics.

We will meet at the Bohemian Hall (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria). Bohemian Hall is located next to the beer garden (to the right if you are looking at the buildings from the street).

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Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita

All Beings Yoga with Anita uses her yoga training and health care background to make yoga accessible to all of us. Her clients include seniors, people of size, and people with physical limitations.

Her teaching style is focused, supportive, and fun!

This class meets on May 17, June 14, June 21, and June 28.

Shape Up NYC

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

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Astoria Park Fireworks
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Astoria Park Fireworks

The Astoria Park fireworks show is one of the most special summer evening nights in Queens, NYC. 2019 marks 35 years of magic! Presented by Central Astoria, LDC., the fireworks ceremonies start at 7:30 pm while the Fireworks show will begin at sundown around 9:00 pm. Queens' best fireworks show in NYC can be seen from virtually any parts of the north end of the East River and upper East Side of Manhattan. 

The 2018 Independence Celebration will feature a special performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks display. 

Astoria Park Alliance partners with organizers Central Astoria Local Development Corporation throughout the year, and encourages visitors to visit their event page

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Father's Day Classic Car Show
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Father's Day Classic Car Show

Astoria Park Alliance is excited to present the second annual Father's Day Classic Car Show along Shore Boulevard this Father’s Day. Shore Blvd aka "The Strip" will be closed to traffic allowing the community to check out over 100 classic cars from around the region. Park-goers of all ages are encouraged to meet the car owners and learn about their vehicles. 

Astoria Park, with its gorgeous views of Manhattan, has a long history of being a magnet for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Walk the strip on any given day and you are likely to run into proud vehicle owners parked along the riverside showing off their rides and enjoying the view. The Father’s Day Classic Car Show aims to embrace the past, while looking to the future.

Live music, craft activities, food and gift vendors will also stretch along the strip, making for a unique and exciting Astoria experience.  Classic car owners will have their vehicles professionally judged in a variety of categories, with trophy presentations on stage to conclude the event.

Join Astoria Park Alliance for this special day along one of the most iconic strips in New York City.  While the event is free to the public there is a $20 entry fee for each vehicle.

The car show is made possible with sponsorship support from Old Astoria Neighborhood Association.

Food Stations: The Breakfast Shack, King Souvlaki - Astoria, melt bakery
Gift Vendors: Astor Apiaries, Hellgate Farm, Key & Arrow Leather
Live Music: D.B. Rielly
Craft Activities: Sky Village NYC

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook.

Feel free to contact Astoria Park Alliance via email at getinvolved@astoriaparkalliance.org.

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Historical Guided Walk through Astoria Park featuring General Slocum
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Historical Guided Walk through Astoria Park featuring General Slocum

The Queens Park of the Month series features some historical and natural highlights of some local favorite parks. This program will focus on Astoria Park and the General Slocum disaster on June 15, 1904.

Meet in the Astoria Park Parking Lot off 19th street and Hoyt Avenue South

For more info visit: https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2019/06/15/queens-park-of-the-month-astoria-park-and-the-general-slocum

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Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita

Anita uses her yoga training and health care background to make yoga accessible to all of us. Her clients include seniors, people of size, and people with physical limitations.

Her teaching style is focused, supportive, and fun!

This class also meets on June 14, June 21, and June 28.

Shape Up NYC

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

June Community Voice Meeting

Our monthly community meetings exist for you to learn about what is happening in Astoria Park and to make your voice heard! We cover planned agenda items, updates, and leave time for open discussion about other topics.

We will meet at the Bohemian Hall (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria). Bohemian Hall is located next to the beer garden (to the right if you are looking at the buildings from the street).

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Astoria Park Beautification | Community Volunteer Day
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Beautification | Community Volunteer Day

We will be cleaning and beautifying Astoria Park. Specific areas and projects are to be determined.Meet at the 19th Street & 23rd Avenue entrance adjacent to the bulletin board.

Work clothing and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please visit our Facebook page for updates.

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Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita
May
17
11:00 AM11:00

Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita

Anita uses her yoga training and health care background to make yoga accessible to all of us. Her clients include seniors, people of size, and people with physical limitations.

Her teaching style is focused, supportive, and fun!

This class meets on May 17, June 14, June 21, and June 28.

Shape Up NYC

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

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Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup & Beautification

We will be cleaning and beautifying the park and shoreline. 

Meet us at the war memorial adjacent to the playground. Work clothes (long pants required for Shoreline cleanups) and closed toe shoes required.  

We recommend that volunteers wear sunblock and bug spray.  Please bring water, travel light and leave valuables at home. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Please go to our Facebook page for updates.

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Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Shape Up NYC: Yoga with Anita

Anita uses her yoga training and health care background to make yoga accessible to all of us. Her clients include seniors, people of size, and people with physical limitations.

Her teaching style is focused, supportive, and fun!

This class meets on May 10, May 17, June 14, June 21, and June 28.

Shape Up NYC

Shape Up NYC is a free, drop-in fitness program with locations across the five boroughs. There is no class registration, simply show up!

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May Community Voice Meeting
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

May Community Voice Meeting

Our monthly community meetings exist for you to learn about what is happening in Astoria Park and to make your voice heard! We cover planned agenda items, updates, and leave time for open discussion about other topics.

Guest Speakers:

  • Astoria Park Alliance is honored to introduce the new Queens Park Commissioner Michael Dockett to the community. 

We will meet at the Bohemian Hall (29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria). Bohemian Hall is located next to the beer garden (to the right if you are looking at the buildings from the street).

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City Nature Challenge
Apr
27
10:00 PM22:00

City Nature Challenge

Join Astoria Park Alliance on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00am for the City Nature Challenge!

Cities from around the world will be competing in the 2019 City Nature Challenge, which runs from April 26-29.

The goal? Citizen scientists are encouraged to participate in making the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in the places that they live.

To help propel NYC to the leading spot, we are having a friendly Battle of the Boroughs, and we’re hoping that you can join us to show what Queens can do!

Meet at Astoria Park, 23rd Avenue and 19th Street on Saturday, April 27 at 10:00am, where we will be using the iNaturalist app (www.inaturalist.org) to observe and record the trees, plants, birds and other wildlife that surrounds us.

Learn more at http://citynaturechallenge.org/

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