Out Astoria April 2010 Newsletter, Vol 1

Upcoming Out Astoria Events and News

April Dinner at Thai Pavilion, Wed 14 Apr, 7pm-9pm – 37-10 30th AvenueThai Pavillion’s Website

Celebrate Spring with Out Astoria at our April Dinner! The weather is getting hotter and so are our events. Come to Thai Pavillion on Wednesday, April 14th at 7pm for a dinner as spicy as you can handle. As always, please be accurate with your RSVP so we can be accurate with our reservation!

RSVP on Facebook

April Mixer at MiX Cafe, Fri 16 Apr, 8pm-11pm – 40-17 30th AvenueMiX’s Website

We return to MiX Cafe and Lounge for a fun night of hearty drinking, great schmoozing, and hot Astorians.

Details will be laid out in the Facebook Event.

Out Astoria Wine Tasting at Astoria Wine and Spirits, Thu 22 Apr, 7pm-9pm – 34-12 BroadwayAstoria Wine and Spirits’ Yelp Page

Sample FREE WINE at Astoria Wine & Spirits, a local favorite where you can always count on excellent advice on choosing just the right bottle of vino.

RSVP on Facebook

April Brunch at Bareburger, Sun 25 Apr, 1:30pm-3:30pm – 33-21 31st AvenueBareburger’s Website

If you like organic foods, you’ll love Bareburger! This is not your Pappy’s burgers either–there are tons of choices of meat (Elk, Bison, Ostrich, Veggie) as well as choices of buns (Whole Grain… even Wraps!).

This is a sure pleaser for a great Out Astoria Brunch. Facebook Invite forthcoming.

Other Notices of Interest

Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Mixer at Friends Tavern, Thur 15 Apr 6:30pm-8:30pm – 78-11 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights Friends Tavern Website Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee Website

The Committee that organizes Queens Pride invites you to join them for a mixer at Friends Tavern. Come meet the committee members, join the fun of organizing Queens Pride, and make a difference! Queens Pride Parade and Festival is the first week in June, and is held in Jackson Heights. Out Astoria will be looking for volunteers on that day.

For More Information, or to RSVP look at their Facebook Invite HERE

Queens Red Cross Casino Night at Queens College Ballroom, Fri 23 Apr 7pm-11pm – 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing Official Site

Join for a fundraiser benefiting the American Red Cross in Greater NY – Queens Area Office.

What’s Included: Casino Games, entertainment by Beat2Beat NY, hors d’oeuvres, parking, play money, amazing prizes

Prizes include 4 night stay in Orlando 4 star condo with 5bedrooms/5.5bath/private pool as well as fitness center, game room, putting green, and more on the property.
Large screen TV, golf outing, weekend stays in Montauk, Yankees and Mets tickets, spa/restaurant and shopping certificates and more
Where: Queens College Ballroom, Student Union Bldg, 4th Fl

Advance tickets $35/At the door $45.
Parking in Student Union Parking corner of Kissena and Melbourne
Cash bar, must be 21 and over to enter

To purchase tickets, contact Ashma at (718) 558-0053 ext. 107
email queensevents@nyredcross.org or go to http://american.redcross.org/QueensCasinoNight

Get 2-4-1 Admission to Noguchi Museum,3338 10th St, 1 Mar – 31 May 2010 Noguchi Museum Website

With the enclosed Museum Discovery Pass, you can get this discount admission to Noguchi Museum as well as the American Folk Museum, Asia Society Museum, The Jacque Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Museum of Chinese in America, Rubin Museum of Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Thanks to Matt Haugen for the tip!

Download the pass HERE

Out Astoria March 2010 Newsletter, Volume 2

Upcoming Out Astoria Events and News

March Mixer at Sissy McGinty’s with Why Leave Astoria, Fri 19 Mar, 8pm-11pm – 25-67 Steinway Street – $5 Cover – Sissy McGinty’s Website (Music)

For the Luck of the Irish, we’re joining Why Leave Astoria at Sissy McGinty’s. Sissy’s is a favorite of many of the Out Astoria folks who call this place their regular hang out. We are also very happy to be joining with Why Leave Astoria folks.

As always, a $5 cover at the door gets you a solid hour of OPEN BAR well drinks with drink specials after that.

RSVP on Facebook

March Brunch at Mundo Cafe, Sun 28 Mar, 1:30pm – 31-18 Broadway (Ent on 32nd St) Mundo’s Website (Music)

Out Astoria returns to one of the hottest gay owned places for brunch, featuring Turkish and Argentinian Food. People swear by their Red Sonja lentil appetizers! This is a real treat. Mundo is one place you will find great food that will have you coming back again and again. Look forward to a Facebook invitation as the time nears.

Other Notices of Interest

Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Mixer at Studio Square, Thur 18 Mar 6:00pm-9:00pm – 35-33 36th St Studio Square Website Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee Website

The Committee that organizes Queens Pride invites you to join them for a mixer at Studio Square. Come meet the committee members, join the fun of organizing Queens Pride, and make a difference! Studio Square will be offering discounted pitchers ($15) for the over 2 dozen beers on tap to those who come with Queens Pride.

For More Information, or to RSVP look at their Facebook Invite HERE

Astoria Performing Arts Center Benefit at Studio Square, Fri 26 Mar 6pm-10pm – 35-33 36th St, Empire Suite Studio Square Website APAC Website

Celebrate APAC’s ninth season and get a sneak peek at their upcoming production of Children of Eden at a benefit for the Astoria Performing Arts Center.

Please join in honoring Assembly Member Michael Gianaris and Jack Rainey, Vice President, Government & Community Banking, TD Bank, for their contributions to the arts and the Astoria community.

6:00-7:00pm Cocktails
7:00-10:00pm Dinner and Program

Individual Tickets – $100 Each.
Tables – $1000 (10 Tickets). Premium Seating.
Reserve online!

Enter the raffle! Win a trip to Atlantic City, gift certificates to some of Astoria’s best restaurants, spa packages, or many other prizes. Purchase Tickets today ($10 each, 3 for $20 or 8 for $50). Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win a prize. Additional prizes will be announced leading up to the benefit and at the event itself.

Purchase an ad in the Benefit Journal.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If you have any questions, email events@apacny.org or call (917) 566-0969.

For further information on the benefit, visit their website.

We will look forward to seeing you there.

Project 126 Assessment Survey

Many of you have been asking us how you can help serve our community. Well Out Astoria is gearing up to offer a lot of opportunities for everyone to pitch in. Right now, an easy way to help out is to take a survey for Project 126!

The Project 126 Assessment Survey is a rare chance to voice your hopes and concerns for our communities. As this survey is designed by the Elmezzi Foundation, the results of this survey will not result simply in charts and graphs, but will result in real decisions about where money for services will go in 2010-2011. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Please consider taking the Survey HERE

Envisioning a Greener Western Queens – Astoria, 27 Mar, 9:30am-4:00pm – Greater Astoria Historical Society, 35-20 Broadway, Quinn Building, 4th Fl

Come for a lively day of visioning for a more sustainable and green future in Sunnyside, Astoria, Woodside & Long Island City — Help guide funding that will be used for tree planting and other environmental projects in Western Queens communities affected by the info@northstarfund.org or 212-620-9110.

Who Should Attend: Residents of the areas affected by the 2006 Con Edison power outages: Astoria, Sunnyside, Long Island City, and Woodside.

Background: Following the July 2006 Con Edison power outage, Western Queens Power for the People organized residents of Western Queens to hold Con Edison accountable for the effects of the outage. This organizing helped bring about a $63 million dollar joint proposal that prevented Con Edison from passing on the cost of the power outage to consumers and required Con Edison to reimburse people who lost power. About $7.9 million will be used for tree planting and other greening projects in the affected neighborhoods over the next three years. North Star Fund is the Project Administrator, and is working with Western Queens Power for the People to ensure effective, strategic and timely grants for a greener Western Queens.

Western Queens Power for the People
North Star Fund

Get 2-4-1 Admission to Noguchi Museum,3338 10th St, 1 Mar – 31 May 2010 Noguchi Museum Website

With the enclosed Museum Discovery Pass, you can get this discount admission to Noguchi Museum as well as the American Folk Museum, Asia Society Museum, The Jacque Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, Museum of Chinese in America, Rubin Museum of Art, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Thanks to Matt Haugen for the tip!

Download the pass HERE