OA June 26 Pride Mixer and the last Monday of Drinking Socially!

A few newsworthy items before we get to the meat of the newsletter this week:
1.
I don’t know if you’ve heard already but our own Mimi Imfurst has got herself to the second round of voting to get on season 2 of Rupaul’s Drag Race – seriously…but now you still gotta keep voting for her…only the top 100 people got into the second round – and the second round is ONLY 7 days and we’re already into the 2nd day of it….so get out there and vote again…every day for the next 6 days…from your computer at work, at home, your iphone…whatever! :)

http://rupaulcasting.com/people/mimiimfurst

2.
I’m going to be stepping down from the steering committee for Out Astoria for a while…don’t think of it as a permanent departure, it’s more like a leave of absence…a sabbatical, if you will. :) I’ll still be around to stop by the odd mixer or dinner and of course if you have a question you’re more than welcome to contact me directly, though if it’s a question about up coming OA events you will probably get a faster reply if you contact these two Out Astoria committee members:
Chap Day at chap@outastoria.com or on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/chapjday
Michael Mallon at michael@outastoria.com or on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=16201545

So make sure you’re at the mixer this Friday or the last drinking socially Monday on the 29th – I’ll be limiting myself to only 10 goodbye drinks :)
now onto the weekend that is pride!
FRI – JUNE 26 – OUT ASTORIA JUNE MIXER FOR NYC PRIDE AT LAVISH LOUNGE – 8PM TO LATE – FREE!
34-01 36 Avenue, Astoria, NY – 718-361-0022
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=91398814673

This is it, the kickoff for NYC Pride weekend 2009! :)

Come out early for 2-4-1 well drinks and $4 absolut drinks from 7pm to 10pm…or stick around at the backroom bar from 11pm on to the wee hours of the morning!

Whether it’s Aaron Elvis, Kevin Graves, or Corey Tut, you can be sure the music will be great (if not, downright inspired)!

Bring all your friends and gaybors, there’s plenty of room – well at least until 9pm…for some reason things get very crowded then! :)

MON – JUNE 29 – OUT ASTORIA IS DRINKING SOCIALLY AT LAVISH LOUNGE (PART 5) – 7PM TO 10PM – FREE!
34-01 36 Avenue, Astoria, NY – 718-361-0022
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116046610812

Come join us for the final installment of Drinking Socially at Lavish Lounge!

On this last Monday in June, Lavish Lounge will donate all profits made beyond their nightly overhead to Out Astoria!

Yes, your drinking will finally pay off (at least for the month of June, anyway!)

So come on out for a few drinks after work, 2-4-1 well drinks till 10PM but feel free to stay as late as you like…they keep the place open till 2am on weeknights!

Remember, a portion of each dollar is going back to Out Astoria to help us get more events running in this little gayborhood of ours this summer!

THE USUAL “IN CLOSING” BLURB:
If you’re not already a member of the Out Astoria facebook group you should join that too!http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6026204257

And of course, don’t forget – we’re also on Why Leave Astoria?! – I went to a round table discussion they were having and these people are a hoot – even if you’re not gay you can get a lot from poking around their site – there’s tons of stuff going on locally that even my jaded ass didn’t know about!
http://www.whyleaveastoria.com/group/outastoria

That’s all for this weekend kids…see you around! :)
–jonathan(blue)