October 2009 News Letter, Volume 1

OUT Astoria welcomes the 3rd gay bar to Astoria.  The management have told us they will have food and  drink specials, especially for us.  Come join us at this fabulous new establishment.

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Dinner at Vesta Trattoria, 14 Oct, 7pm-9pm – 21-02 30th AvenueVesta Trattoria Website

OUT Astoria will be going to Vesta for our October dinner. This will be a real treat, and our first time at this establishment.You should really check out their menu.  Vesta is a neighborhood restaurant. They are inspired by Italy, the local green market and a commitment to a menu with out boundaries. They welcome you to enjoy their wines by the shot, glass or bottle.

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Mixer at Lavish Lounge, 23 Oct, 8pm-11pm – 34-04 36th Avenue – FREE – Lavish Website

OUT Astoria returns to Lavish Lounge for a spooky mixer.  Lavish has undergone some renovations, and the place is looking really hot!  More details will follow in the Mid-October News Letter.

Brunch at Locale, 31 Oct, 2pm-4pm – 33-02 34th AvenueLocale Website

It’s Halloween, so come get your spook on at one of the best places for Brunch in the neighborhood.  Costumes are optional ;-).  More details will follow in the Mid-October News Letter.

OUT Astoria Launches New Website!www.outastoria.com

Rob Zukowski did a major re-haul of the OUT Astoria Website.  It is AMAZING, and YOU should check it out.  If you have any questions or suggestions for the website, please contact Rob at rob@outastoria.com.

Other Events of Interest

QLGPC October Mixer at Bar Los Recuerdos, 15 Oct, 7pm-9pm – 79-15 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights – FREE

Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee is hosting their monthly mixer at Bar Los Recuerdos.  Club Planet says this about Los Recuerdos:

Queens Hottest Gay Latin Bar located in the heart of Jackson Heights! A place where Diversity is always welcome! Whether you are Gay/Straight/Bisexual/Bi-Curious/Transgender/TransSexual/Lesbian/ MetroSexual ETC, this is a place where you can just be yourself! Awesome staff with weekly events! Drink Specials! Great Music based on the current Theme Night Event! Some nights Latin, Some nights Latin American! A cool place to meet amazing people of all race & gender!

Jihad for Love Film Screening – Dates/Location Below (Film Website) – FREE

The Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee is sponsoring the screening of Jihad for Love on two nights in October.

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 5 PM
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning – 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432

Saturday, October 24, 2009, 3 PM
Langston Hughes Library – 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, New York 11368

Call for volunteers: QLGPC will need several people to help during “set up” immediately before each screening.  If interested and available–and QLGPC hopes you are, please contact Board Member Ari Gershman at pennsmile@yahoo.com.

ACQC Gifts of Love Auction & Luncheon at Terrace on the Park, 19 Oct, 12pm – 52-11 111th Street Flushing Meadow Park, Flushing, NY – $75.00

Join the AIDS Center of Queens County as it celebrates its 17th Annual Gifts of Love Auction & Luncheon. The event includes keynote speakers, and wonderful raffles, silent & live auction prizes. Support by purchasing a ticket, or by donating.
Contact: Executive Assistant to ED, 718-896-2500 ext. 1803 | ACQC@aol.com
There are two forums in the NYC area that will be discussing the violent hate-crimes that have recently happened, especially towards transgender people in our community.

Transgender Hate Crimes: Victims, Their Families and Advocates Speak Out!
Wednesday, October 7th, 7:00 PM – Brooklyn Law School’s Forchelli Conference Center – 205 State Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Queens Transgender Rights Forum
Tuesday, October 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Queens Pride House – 76-11 37th Avenue. Suite 206, Jackson Heights, New York

Directed by OUT Astoria’s very own Keri Seymour, Stop Kiss 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
For Reservations: Email reservations@cinderblocktheatre.com or call 646-575-9531
To purchase tickets in advance please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/84791

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