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Astoria Characters: The Guy Who Played With the Monkees

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Gregory's the principal trombonist with the Astoria Symphony Orchestra.

Laughter. That’s the first thing you hear in Gregory…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 21, 2016 at 5:28am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: God's Handyman

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Henry has devoted his retirement to Trinity.

As Henry Kimpel climbs the stone steps of Trinity Lutheran Church, an act he has done some 12,000 times since he joined the congregation nearly seven decades…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 14, 2016 at 6:16am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Artist With Vast Bodies of Work

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Gene recently opened Coffey Shop Tattoos.…
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Added by Nancy Ruhling on June 7, 2016 at 6:24am — No Comments

Friday July 8, 2016 Catholic/Christian Professionals Social @ The Metropolitan Museum Roof Top

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC invites all Catholics/Christians to join us for a social at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Top on Friday July 8th from 6pm to…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on June 5, 2016 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Dog Walking available! WagWalking.com

Added by Katrina Rose on June 3, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

June 28, 2016 Catholic/Christian Singles Bingo for Charity!

Come to this special Bingo Charity event on Tuesday June 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Hudson Station (440 9th Avenue, New York, NY) benefiting Food for the Poor. Meet other Catholic/Christians in their 20s, 30s and 40s while playing Bingo.



Space is limited and…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 31, 2016 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man Hard-Wired to History

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Cliff and his 70-year-old snow shovel.

It’s a funny thing, but Cliff Straus doesn’t remember exactly when he started working for Straus Paint & Hardware Co. He just knows that…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 31, 2016 at 6:25am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Violinist

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Marina’s from Crete.

Why the violin?

Marina Fragoulis isn’t quite sure why she chose it. She was 10, and…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 24, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Illustrates Life

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Widad's an illustrator and a journalist.

As cats are wont to do at the approach of strangers, Mimosa has fled under the bed.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 17, 2016 at 6:28am — No Comments

Friday May 20, 2016 Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefiting Food for the Poor

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC and WeekendDating.com have teamed up together to bring hundreds of singles for this very special Spring Fling Catholic\Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefiting Food for the Poor on Friday May 20, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

The event is held at 49 Grove Lounge in Manhattan located at 49 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014.  

Over 200 singles…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 11, 2016 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Got-Game(s) Players

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Syrus strategizing at The Geekery HQ at 42-11 Broadway.

From the top shelf of The Geekery HQ's lending library, Syrus Gabales brings forth an orange box.

Syrus, who prefers…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 10, 2016 at 6:41am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Gentle Giant

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Ozzie books the bands at Gussy's.

At the front door of Gussy's…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 3, 2016 at 6:25am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Champion of Comic Books

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Silver Age Comics just celebrated its silver anniversary.

At the last stop on the N and Q lines, at the end of a short tunnel,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 26, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Friday May 20, 2016 Spring Fling Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC and WeekendDating.com have teamed up together to bring hundreds of singles for this very special Spring Fling Catholic Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefiting Food for the Poor on Friday May…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on April 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Hollywood Star

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Pelham 1,2,3 and Denzel's visit.

Someone slipped a sheet of paper into my mailbox. It looked like junk, and, in my haste, I…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 19, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Clown Juggling a Double-Fun Life

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David and Dusty.

David Ellis can’t stop the clowning around.…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 12, 2016 at 6:32am — No Comments

Queens Council on the Art’s 50th Anniversary Dance Party!

2016 marks an important date for the arts in Queens that we hope you’ll join us in celebrating because it’s QCA’s 50th Birthday! On April 4, 1966, creative visionaries much like you came together to found Queens Council on the Arts. Join us on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6:30pm to celebrate our 50th in style. Queens Council on the Arts takes on LIC Landing, the spectacular waterfront park, an event space set against the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Manhattan…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 7, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Hypnotist

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Craig is from Scotland.

Look into my…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 5, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Painter Who's Coloring In Her Life Lines

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Juniper's first show runs through April.

Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out who you are and who you want to be.

For…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on March 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Heartbreakers Open Mic Music - Easter Sunday Mar. 27th 3-7pm @ McLoughin's in Astoria, steps from BWAY Subway stop

Want to play, jam a bit, try out a new tune, polish old one, showcase a unique take on a cover, or just dig some fabulous local performers and drink specials? This must be the place ... Heartbreakers Open Mic, every Sunday, 3-7pm, Live Music Only, at McLouglin's Bar, 31-06…

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Added by Wendie Gueorguieva on March 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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