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Astoria Characters: The President of the Galician Club

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Marcos is the youngest president in Casa Galicia's history.

It's a windy day, and the four flags of Casa Galicia are…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 22, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

Thursday April 24th Spring Fling - Singles Mingle Charity (open to all singles 21+)

Spring Fling - Singles Mingle Charity Event

Thursday April 24th 6:30PM to 10PM

***This event is open to all singles 21+.  Feel free to invite friends.***

WeekendDating.com has teamed up with several leading singles and professionals’ organization throughout the NYC tri-state area to bring together hundreds of singles for this very special Spring Fling Singles Mingle Charity Event.

Come out to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on April 16, 2014 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Harvest Astoria CSA Sign-Up TONIGHT

Join local Harvest Astoria CSA (community supported agriculture)!

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue. There are two more opportunities to register; details below.

This year’s share includes…

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Added by Harvest Astoria on April 16, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Seized the Wheel

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Paco is the founder of Lion Transportation.

Not everybody who gets a second chance wants it or takes it. Paco Soto was pretty much set in his ways when the opportunity was thrust…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 15, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man Who Holds the Universe in His Hands

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Marco's theory explains everything you ever wanted to know about everything.

Rain. That's what pelted Marco Pereira's boyhood brain, drop by drop by drop time after time,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 8, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

looking for a place in Astoria.

Hey anyone is looking for a roommate/sublet room? I need to help a friend get a place in nyc. Please private message me with details.

Added by Franco Rojas on April 5, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Cleaner Streets in Astoria

My boss Council Member Costa Constantinides is excited to announce that our office has brought The Doe Fund to Astoria to keep sidewalks and corner trash cans cleaner and litter-free. Earlier this year, he joined Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas to call upon the New York City Department of Sanitation to help rectify the litter situation. The Doe Fund will provide reinforcements and additional resources to make the sidewalks cleaner and the corner trash cans clearer…

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Added by Shachar Sharon on April 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Mans Two Counters

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

You'll see Pedro at The Furniture Market and Waltz-Astoria.

Nine a.m. comes mighty early when you didn't go to bed until 3 in the morning. That's why…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 1, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Looking for dog sitting/boarding!

I am looking for a loving foster home for my 2 dogs, Callie and Cassie due to housing regulations. I adopted Callie and Cassie 5 years ago from the SPCA in San Francisco. They are both very relaxed, well behaved and loving nothing more than a…

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Added by Keren Alon on March 31, 2014 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who Draws In Nature

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Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Painting is only one of her pursuits.

She paints. She writes. She welds. She wears men's Tony Lama cowboy boots and dangly turquoise earrings that fly through her long black hair when the wind blows. Lisa Zilker loves math, science, literature and getting her…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 25, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Adventure Camp for your dog or puppy

Established 7 years ago, Puppy Pals Adventure camp is NYC only all outdoor year round daily camp for puppies…and now for dogs of all ages. Specifically designed as an alternative to the “pack walkers” and one room” basement type” establishments that NYC has to offer, our camp program gets your dog out of the city for the day and on to a myriad of trails, beaches and state parks! Born from the concept that New York City dogs don’t get the opportunities that dogs that live in the country do,…

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Added by Ian C on March 23, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Queens Artists Slam at 3rd Space!

Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space presents a Queens Artists Slam. Come join us as young emerging Queens artists across a range of disciplines come together to share new work and works-in-progress as diverse as our borough itself. These multidisciplinary performance…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on March 19, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Queens Council on the Arts presents The Art of Ghost Dumplings!

On Friday, April 11th, find out what happens when the Chinese Hungry Ghost festival and a Rockaway Beach block party falls under the same full moon!

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, QCAs’ Executive Director and children’s book author/illustrator shows artwork from her newest children's book, The Hungry…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on March 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Martial-Arts Mentor

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Dino is the owner of the NY Martial Arts Academy.

Dino Orfanos starts out sitting in the big leather swivel chair behind the desk. He's not there even three seconds when he asks whether it would be OK if he moves to the other side of the desk, the one where his students sign up for classes.

Read all about Dino in…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 18, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Hard-Driving Couple

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Luis and Fanny own Astoria Express Transit.

With one well-practiced pull, Fanny Cedeno rolls up the fortress-like metal gate at Astoria Express Transit…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 11, 2014 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Dog Tamer

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 4, 2014 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Queens Council on the Arts wants you to get yourself in between words and bodies!

Calling all writers! Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space is proud to present In Between the Lines, an inaugural writing workshop hosted by Queens-based performance collective The In Between People.

Join us for an evening in experimental performance exercises that you…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on February 28, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Lady of the Lights

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Barbara lays out and sets up wireless lighting systems.

It is the light of the sun that brings Barbara Barrow to life. Intently, she watches the flakes fall from the sky.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on February 25, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

Queens Council on the Arts Presents Senses Transport

Moveable Feast 2 Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

Manducatis Rustica Restaurant

46-33 Vernon Boulevard

Long Island City, NY 11101

Admission: $150…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on February 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Learn how to Build and Cultivate Relationships with Individual Donors

Queens Council on the Arts invites you to learn how to build and cultivate relationships with individual donors. Good fundraising is all about cultivating relationships to build deep connections. 

This two-part interactive workshop with fundraising consultant…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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