Out Astoria July 22 Fundraising Mixer for Astoria’s AFC!

Join us on Friday, July 22, for Out Astoria’s July mixer and second annual AFC shelter fundraiser at Mix, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Admission to this month’s mixer  is $10 for Out Astoria Members and $15 for nonmembers. The price of admission includes an open bar from 8:00 to 9:00 on well drinks and beer. All proceeds from this mixer will go to the Ali Forney Center’s emergency shelter in Astoria for homeless LGBT youth. This shelter has operated in Astoria for almost two years now, providing a safe, home-like environment for 15 young people who are in the process of getting their lives back together after living on the street. Most of AFC’s clients wound up homeless when rejected by their families for being gay.

Out Astoria has developed a special relationship with the shelter over the past year and a half, especially as part of our effort to give back to our community. Our members raised over $800 for the shelter at last summer’s mixer/fundraiser; many Out Astoria members also volunteer at the shelter; and all the drivers who pick up weekly food donations to the shelter from Astoria CSA are Out Astoria members.

We will also accept donations of food, clothing, and personal grooming items at the front door of the mixer. Go to our website to view a list of items that the shelter accepts for donation.

We will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of the name Out Astoria. Originally begun in early 2006 as the Astoria gay dinner group, by July 2006 we had grown into and adopted the name of Out Astoria.

If you are unable to attend this mixer, but still wish to make a donation of items or learn how to volunteer at the shelter, contact Out Astoria President, Brent Gallenberger.  If you wish to make a donation directly to the Ali Forney Center, click here.

OA April Mixer & AIDS Walk Fundraiser Tonight!


40-17 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY  11103 – 347-642-4840

Drinking and donating…we know you can win at both!

This evening’s mixer is our annual AIDS Walk fundraiser for the Out Astoria AIDS Walk Team – Entry is $10 for OA Sponsor Members and $15 for Non-Members – with an open well bar from 8-9PM during which raffle tickets will be sold by a few of our congenial steering committee members.  We have some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses and a few others from all over the city!  The drawing will take place at 10:00 PM – you must be present to claim your prize!  ALL door and raffle proceeds will go directly to AIDS Walk New York via the Out Astoria AIDS Walk Team!

Just a few of the raffle prizes include:

$150 gift certificate to Inside Astoria
$100 gift certificate to Mix Cafe + Lounge
Dinner for two at Sweet Afton
Two tickets to APAC’s The Human Comedy
A ModHero comic book inspired art print
$50 gift certificate to SITE
A Rob Zukowski Photography Package
Not to mention several other NYC shows, a cast-signed poster from The Book of Mormon, some salacious DVD packages provided by Lucas Entertainment, and more!  Raffle tickets will be sold at 1 ticket for $2 – 3 tickets for $5 – and the length of your arm for $15!

Please remember, tonight is all about a great charity near and dear to us all!  If you can’t make it, please consider making a contribution to the Out Astoria AIDS Walk Team directly…we’ll thank you for it!  Also, if you’re interested in walking with the Out Astoria AIDS Walk Team on Sunday, May 15 – sign up for our team!

See you all tonight!