Tonight at Cafe Bar and upcoming events!

It was fantastic to see all of you at Tantra Lounge for our mixer last Friday! Our numbers for the mixers keep going up every time we have one and Fernando now understands why we need two bartenders working when he gladly opens up shop for us these days – at the rate of increase we’re going with attendance at these mixers we’re more than likely going to double the attendance this year at holiday party (Dec. 5 btw). So between the Facebook Out Astoria Group Page and the actual Socializr Evites we send out we’re getting a better cross section of how many people to expect – and that’s great – hell even my jaded ass bumped into someone at the last mixer I hadn’t seen in eons! I had a fagulous time regardless but bumping into that guy was just the icing on the cake, you know? 🙂

So anyway – Mackenzi and i got to talking about the QNS Thrus night at Cafe Bar and I think we came up with a better timing of it – so starting tonight….

THURS – OCT 23 – QNS AT CAFE BAR – 8PM TO LATE – FREE

We realized that most people don’t even get out of work till damn near 6pm these days – so couple that with the time it takes to get home, freshen up, get changed, etc – well a start time for this anytime before 8:00 PM wasn’t really practical – But hey if you happen to get to that area before 8pm you should always feel free to swing by Site and say hi to Mackenzi before she closes up at 8pm and goes over to Cafe Bar herself to welcome this week’s DJ of choice!

http://www.sitedesignnyc.com/

Mackenzi managed to talk the Cafe Bar people into getting our 2-4-1 extended, so from 8pm to 9pm you can still get your drink on in a very after-work-ey way – but we’ll still give you time to get home and put on those ass-flattering jeans before you come by and play with the other local mo’s!

http://www.cafebar-lic.com/

of course don’t forget, even if you skip dinner, the cafe-bar bpeople will be more than happen to whip up a snack or two for you while you’re boozing and chating this evening! I’m usually there a little after 8pm myself – so i’ll see some of y’all there then!

FRI – OCT 24 – THE EYE: ROB Z GALLERY SHOWING AT GREEN SPACE STUDIO LIC – 8PM – $35/$40

The work of photographer (and Out Astoria Steering Committee Member) are on display in his home borough of Queens! From his stark and moody cityscapes and character studies to his documentation of nature and architecutre, in black and white or full color the vivid imagination and unique vision of this artist will be on view and available for sale and auction.

http://casmarino.com/art4arts

A gala evening benefiting Black Henna Producitons, a local independent theater company which promotes stage works for a new generation of artists and artisans aspiring to make their craft meaningful, fresh,k and available. The proceeds of this benefit will support the upcoming produciton of “Torch Song Trilogy.”

You can purchase your ticket via paypal thru the link listed above – and get this, the first 100 reserved guests get special event gift bags! and who doesn’t like to go home with a little bit o’swag!? 🙂

UPCOMING EVENTS:

WED – NOV 12 – OUT ASTORIA DINNER AT SABOR TROPICAL – 7 TO 9PM
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29337258789

FRI – NOV 21 – OUT ASTORIA MIXER AT TANTRA LOUNGE – 7 TO 10PM
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=43271806130

FRI – DEC 5 – OUT ASTORIA HOLIDAY PARTY AT BAR 36 – 7PM TO LATE!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=41238299488

NOTED SITES FOR ASTORIAN INTERESTES:

And just a side note for some of you – we here at OutAstoria have noticed a few other social sites local to the Astoria community that you might enjoy knowing about and possibly might even want to take part in….

http://www.whyleaveastoria.com/

It’s kind of an online community of the local Astorians – some you might know, most you probably won’t but they seem to be a very welcoming bunch there! 🙂 but they have a great calendar that shows you a bunch of stuff going on in the local neighborhood on any given night – that coupled with what they seem to have already planned for halloween – well lets just say it’s shaping up to be a handly little website already!

http://www.nyknifeandfork.com/

i know most of us already get our foodie news from joey in astoria but hey this one’s not bad either and they really only write about stuff in the astorian database – heck i’ve even found a few places on there that i don’t think joey’s reviewed yet and that’s nothing to sniff at – though we all know joey’s been up and running FAR longer 🙂 it’s still a good site to keep on your radar.

AND REMEMBER WE’RE ON FACEBOOK TOO!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6026204257&ref=ts

join the OA group – invite your friends – there’s room for everyone in our little GLBT family!

–jonathan(blue)
www.outastoria.com

WEDS – OCT 8 – OUT ASTORIA DINNER AT MOJAVE – 7PM

We haven’t been to Mojave since last year – and I missed that one myself – but my bf and I always find ourselves here at least once a month (partly b/c it’s close to our flat, but mostly because he was raised around New Mexican cuisine and has an inbred affection for it!).

http://www.socializr.com/event/295245959

http://www.facebook.com/inbox/#/event.php?eid=38691645863

I’m actually partial to the new mexican mac&cheese but i’m a huge fan of their margaritas at Mojave too! remember – don’t have more than two – you won’t know it until you try to stand up, but they’re pretty damn strong! There’s still room for more people even between the socializr and facebook evites – but remember we’ve always been able to squeeze in a few more people at our tables no matter how large the group gets!

http://www.mojaveny.com/home.html

for our jewish brothers and sisters who can’t make this dinner b/c of yom kippur – Gmar Chatimah Tova – (hope I spelled that right) and we’ll see you at dinner in November!

THURS – OCT 9 – QNS AFTER WORK HAPPY HOUR AT CAFE BAR – 7-9PM – FREE

Mackenzi and I will be on hand to have a few drinks and talk about our days 😉 I only got to stop by for an hour lsat week so I had to watch the veep debate on dvr when i got home – god knows i probably would have been better off watching it with my gay bretheren!

http://www.cafebarastoria.com/

2-4-1 drinks until 8pm – but feel free to order something to eat too!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

FRI – OCT 17 – OUT ASTORIA MONTHLY MIXER AT TANTRA LOUNGE – 7-10PM – FREE

Yes it’ll have only been 2 weeks since our last mixer but this month we’re starting our new schedule of dinners and mixers – this way we don’t eat up too much of the month, and we don’t coincide with our sister organization Out Jackson Heights!

http://www.tantraloungenyc.com/

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=29515714901

we’ll be sending out the socializr evite this week!

TUES – NOV 4 – ELECTION NIGHT WATCH PARTY AT THERAPY LOUNGE – 7:30 PM – 1:30 AM – FREE WITH RSVP

I dunno about the rest of you but this sounds like a fun little way to watch the end of the darkest era in our lives – HRC of Greater New York is hosting this Election Night Watch Party at Therapy. Everyone is invited to celebrate victories all around the country for the LGBT community.

http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/events/NYCElectionWatchParty/details.tcl

RSVP is not mandatory, does not guarantee admittance, nor will it be checked at the door. This is only a means in which to provide the event organizers a sense of how large a crowd to expect! (hint hint)

–jonathan(blue)

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http://outastoria.com/