March on Washington Bus Fundraiser, Monday 28 Sep 2009, 8pm-11pm

Where: Albatross (36-19 24th Ave)

Brandon Brock has asked us to send this out. We were so hyped, we decided to co-sponsor the Fundraiser! Note, there will be a Raffle now too, details below!

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The deadline to raise the $1800 for a bus is Tuesday, September 29th. Let’s spread this and get it covered and make a presence.

Please read this message from Brandon Brock, I think it says it best:

“Brandon, what is this about a fundraiser?”
I love my neighborhood. I’m attending the National Equality March in DC but I’ve noticed that few of my neighbors are going to DC to march. I’m fundraising to secure an entire 57-seat bus to send Western Queens residents to the March and back for free, leaving from Astoria. With the bus secure through your donation, we’ll be able to send 57 people to the DC March with MENY for free.

Don’t forget the “Help send Astoria to the Gay March on Washington!” fundraiser tomorrow at the Albatross Bar at 24th ave and 37th st in Astoria. We’ll be there from 8-11. Please come and bring your friends if possible.

I’ll be accepting cash donations at the fundraising event along with any First Giving donations.

Thanks to your help of generous donations, I’ve managed to raise $345.00 so far for the FREE Astoria National Equality March bus fundraiser.

Once I’ve reached the $1,800 goal, we’ll be able to send 57 more people to the March for FREE.

There will be a raffle for:

  • a $50 drink tab at Albatross Bar
  • or a deluxe Headshot/Portrait Print Package by local Astoria resident Rob Zukowski of (a $145 value!)

Raffle tickets are $50 each. Tickets will be drawn at random at 10:15.

The National Equality March will be amazing and I hope you can go (maybe on our free Astoria bus?), but if you can’t attend please consider a donation to help me reach the goal a bit easier.

And don’t forget to tell all your friends about this effort.

A HUGE thanks to my friends, my family and the generous strangers who’ve helped this fundraiser along the way.

With much love, appreciation and hope for equality,

Brandon Brock

STOP KISS at WoW Theatre – 8 Oct – 24 Oct (Thur, Fri Sat) 8pm

Cinder Block Theatre Company presents “STOP KISS” at WoW Theatre 59-61 E. 4th St, New York, NY – $15

Directed by OUT Astoria’s very own Keri Seymour, Stop Kiss by Diana Son reflects the deepest parts of love and compassion, by delving into the ideas of identity and sexuality.

October 8th – 24th, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
All Performances at 8:00 PM  ***Except Saturday, October 10th at 7:00 PM 

Directed by Keri Seymour
Set/Lighting by Annie Arthur
Costume Design by Nicolette Dixson
Stage Managed by John Hague
Featuring Erin Hadley, Katharine Hyde, Yury Lomakin, Nathan Rodriquez, Jillian Snow Harris & BJ Watkins

For Reservations: Email or call 646-575-9531
To purchase tickets in advance please visit