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Friday February 12th Pre-Valentine Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefit Catholic Relief Services

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC and WeekendDating.com have teamed up to bring hundreds of Catholic/Christian singles together for this very special Pre-Valentine’s Day Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefiting Catholic Relief Services.



Come out to Mustang Harry's on Friday, Februrary 12th, 2016 from 7:00 PM 10:00 PM.



Over 200 singles attended our previous singles mingle charity event. …



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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on January 8, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New BOAST: Best of Astoria Survey (winter 2015-16) is LIVE

The new BOAST: Best of Astoria Survey (winter 2015-16) is out now, so it would be great if you fill it out! We always appreciate if you add a short 1-2 sentence write-up. The last day to submit is Tuesday, January 12.

Here is the link.

We’d like to get as many responses as possible, so…

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Added by Jonah Schrogin on January 5, 2016 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Creativity Coach

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Susan takes a creative approach to clutter.

If you don't know that Susan Weiman is creative, all you have to do is look at her living…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on January 5, 2016 at 6:19am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Hands-On Healer

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Galina is the owner of Acupuncture For All.

It is so quiet in Galina Tsypin's office that you can hear a pin drop. Or, to be more precise, a needle.

Galina, you see,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 29, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Standup Comedians Take Over Astoria

Astoria is the mecca for stand-up comedy. Well, it's the mecca of where many stand-up comedians live. Since the 2000's (and for some before) comics moved to Astoria because the rent was less expensive and it was a short ride to Manhattan. Don't believe me? Check out this article in the New York Times  from 2009 entitled "Anybody Here From Astoria?" As history repeats itself, once…

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Added by Michelle Slonim on December 23, 2015 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Family Portrait

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Patricia with her children, Jeanne and Devin, at Seasoned Art.

It was art that drew them together.

Patricia Boes, the official artist in the family,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 22, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments

Friday Jan 15, 2016 NYC Catholic Speed Dating - Singles Charity Event

***SPECIAL NOTE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT: YOU MUST PREPAY AND REGISTER***: please register through this site only and enter discount code "Catholic” " to save (tickets sell fast as this is a popular event): http://www.weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=5970

The Catholic Fellowship of…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on December 17, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Family's Jewel

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Pasang is subbing at the Jewels of Buddha.

There's something comforting about rituals. Pasang Tsaga…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 15, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Artist Who's Sharing Her Easel

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Shasta's SHASTYE channels the innner artist in children.

A mommy, baby strapped to her stomach, is peering through a front window of SHASTYE Gallery and Play Space, trying to figure out what it's…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 8, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Community-Minded Pastor

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Thia's the pastor at Astoria First Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Plunk, plunk, plunk; plink-plink-plink-plink. Someone is playing, let's make that pounding, a toy piano.

Thia…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on December 1, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who Plays the Toy Piano

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Phyllis' UnCaged Toy Piano Festival starts after Thanksgiving.

There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 24, 2015 at 6:39am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Juice Guy

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John's the owner of Underpenny and Paris Health New Direction.

It's breakfast time, and John Sung Park is at the front door with a big grin on his face.

He's been up…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 17, 2015 at 6:21am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Two Who Aren't One

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Richard, left, and Manny are identical twins.

The guy behind the desk gets up to answer the phone. In the blink of an eye, he's back. But wait a second. He's wearing a black shirt. When he left, it was blue. How did he do…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 10, 2015 at 6:41am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Life Listener

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Javi in his shop, HiFi Records & Cafe.

There are parts of his past that are sad, so William Javier Velazquez does what he has been doing his entire life to ease the…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on November 3, 2015 at 6:38am — No Comments

Wed Nov 11, 2015 NYC Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Party Fundraiser benefiting Food for the Poor

The Catholic Fellowship of NYC  and WeekendDating.com have teamed up to bring hundreds of Catholic/Christian singles together for this very special Fall Singles Mingle Fundraiser benefiting Food for the Poor.

Come out to SLATE located at 54 W21st Street, Btw 5th Ave & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on October 31, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Guys Who Grow Glass Gardens

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Gilberto, left, and Onesis at Crystal Gardens.

Onesis Castillo arrives carefully carrying a cactus, and Gilberto Gonzalez holds open…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 27, 2015 at 6:42am — No Comments

Friday 11/11/15 Catholic/Christian Singles Mingle Party Fundraiser at Slate

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

Come out to SLATE located at 54 W21st Street, Btw 5th Ave & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010 http://www.slate-ny.com/ on Wednesday, November 11, 2015…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on October 25, 2015 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman Who's So Into Style

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Sophie's luxury menswear collection is SoSophie.

The day is as steamy as the tea Sophie Kempner is sipping. Imbibing it is part ritual,…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 20, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman With the World at Her Fingertips

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Nancy and her mother run Hermes Travel.

She's traveled all over the world, but today, and nearly every day, the longest journey that Anastasia Damianeas will take is from her…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 13, 2015 at 6:40am — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Man Fully Invested in Finance

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Korsa, a financial advisor, is from Nigeria.

There's not much to see in Korsa K. Nzidee's office because he's just moved into it.

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on October 6, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

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