Upcoming Out Astoria Events and News
Dinner at JJ’s Asian Fusion, 9 Dec, 7pm-9pm – 37-05 31st Avenue – JJ’s Asian Fusion Website
Holiday Party at Lavish Lounge, 18 Dec, 8pm-11pm – 34-04 36th Avenue – $10 – Lavish Website
Other Notices of Interest
Candy Samples’ Sample This!
Astoria audiences will remember Candy from her days at Albatross Bar as the original hostess of Friday Night Karaoke and more recently her summer with Lavish Lounge. Her podcast, The Candy Show, is in its third year as a free download on iTunes. She frequently interviews local Astorians and keeps us all ‘in the know’, with her political, entertainment and fashion reports.
Sample This! is available on iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon and is a great deal this holiday season — under $5 for the digital download.
Candy is a gal who shows no signs of slowing down and we are proud to have her as a member of the Out Astoria community. Sample This! will definitely satisfy YOUR sweet tooth! www.samplemycandy.com
Candy, Alan, and Jesse are all members of Out Astoria!
St. Andrew’s Center Appeal for Holidays
It officially opened on 21 November on 31st Ave and 46th St, and for the holidays there are 16 residents.
It is a particularly difficult time for the teen residents at the center, perhaps the most marginalized of all the homeless. In a season often associated with family it is easy to see why young people would have feelings stirred up. The Center is asking for gift cards in only ten and twenty dollar denominations to McDonald’s, Target and CVS only. They want to limit gifts to these three places so teen jealousy does not appear. These gift cards will give these teens some buying power that they do not usually experience. Please send out an email to your family and friends asking for help as well.
Gift cards can be sent to Michael Meaney c/o Zion Episcopal Church 243-01 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, NY 11363. It would be best if donations could be received early, before December 15th, so we know what we have to work with.
Additionally, training is available at through the Ali Forney Center for those who may be interested in volunteering with these LGBT youth at the Center.
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