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Astoria Characters: The Soul Worker

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Eleni's philosophy is embodied in her colorsofwellness.com.

Eleni Petraki used to be a dancer. There's not a bit of regret in her voice when…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 27, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

Event date changed: Friday May 30th Catholic/Christian Professionals Social at The MET Museum Rooftop

***Please be advised that the event date has been changed to Friday May 30, 2014 starting at 6PM as the weather will be warmer and there will be clear skies.***



Drinks, social and Dan Graham's Roofgarden Commission on The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Top Bar with panoramic views of Manhattan, it doesn't get much better than that.



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Metropolitan…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 22, 2014 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Astoria Characters: The Cigar Aficionado

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Tomas' latest documentary is "Man Smoke Cigar."

Every time Tomas Hinojal lights a cigar, he thinks of his father. He's puffing on a Davidoff,…

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

Astoria Characters: The Caterer to the Stars

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Jonathan's the owner of Starstruck Catering.

The snow-white truck is shiny new so Jonathan Forgash has to show it off. The star of his three-vehicle catering fleet, it…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 13, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Harvest Astoria CSA Sign-ups

Last chance to join a CSA in Astoria for the 2014 summer season of local veggies!

Stop by and register for your share:  Wednesday, May 14th, 6-8pm at the Church of the Redeemer on Crescent St near 30th Ave.…

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Added by Harvest Astoria on May 13, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Hatch Kids Summer Theatre & Improv Class @ The Chain Theatre!

Hatch Theatre teaches theatre & improv classes to kids in LIC, Queens at the Chain Theatre.  

Join us for Saturday morning classes this summer for our Hatch Kids Theatre & Improv program.  Your children will have an opportunity to gain confidence in the spotlight and learn to express themselves through theatre arts and improvisation at a professional black box…

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Added by HATCH Theatre on May 11, 2014 at 9:43am — No Comments

WANT TO VOLUNTEER IN ASTORIA?



Are you interested in sharing your enthusiasm for helping your community?  City Harvest is looking for volunteers like you!

City Harvest is holding a New Volunteer Orientation to teach about our volunteer opportunities, which include helping run Mobile Markets and leading programs that teach residents about healthy eating and affordable shopping.



When: Friday, May 9th

Time: 4:00pm-5:00PM

Where: Queens Library-Long Island City

                37-44 21st…

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Added by City Harvest on May 8, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Come to the QCA Block Party in the Kaufman Arts District!

On June 21st, 2014, QCA is thrilled to open the gates of the newly designated Kaufman Arts District (KAD) and invite all to the QCA Block Party.

This will be an Astoria style block party with internationally known Queens based artists from 5Pointz, musicians from …

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Friday May 23rd Catholic/Christian Social at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Rooftop

Drinks, social and Dan Graham's Roofgarden Commission on The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Roof Top Bar with panoramic views of Manhattan, it doesn't get much better than that.

Fifth floor via the elevator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries. (For…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on May 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Astoria is sort of kind of Awesome, I Think . . .

Happy (day after) Cinco De Mayo!

Hi! It's me. Miss Ella!  The gal that hardly ever updates her blog!  The gal in that sort of kinda…

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Added by Miss Ella on May 6, 2014 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Forgotten Hero

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Nick made headlines as The Hard-Hat Hero.

When Nick Pavlou shakes hands, he offers his right one. But he can't let it let go of his cane, so the most he can manage is a…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on May 6, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

YumVeggieBurger: review of the black bean burger at Raven's Head Public House!

I tried the food at Raven's Head for the first time, and posted a review of their black bean burger on my veggie burger blog - you can read it HERE!…

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Added by Ali on May 2, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Harvest Astoria CSA Sign-Ups

Join local Harvest Astoria CSA (community supported agriculture)!

 

Our distribution site is located on Crescent Street near 30th Avenue.

 

This year’s share includes approximately 22 weeks of fresh, organic vegetables straight from Norwich Meadows Farm, NY, with options for…

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Added by Harvest Astoria on May 1, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Astoria Characters: The Woman With a Third Eye

Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling

Manuela sees life through the lens.

She followed her heart. Manuela Rana never had dreams of the American dream, but when she found…

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Added by Nancy Ruhling on April 29, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

High School to Art School Spring Exhibition

Please join the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) in celebrating the accomplishments of young artists of the High School to Art School portfolio development program! Student portfolio artwork will be exhibited at QCA, highlighting the many…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 29, 2014 at 11:57am — No Comments

Friday May 16th 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 at least $5 (the quicker you purchase your ticket, the more the discount; tickets sell fast as this is a popular event) http://www.weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=1634



The Catholic Fellowship has teamed…

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Added by The Catholic Fellowship of NYC on April 26, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

How to Use Fiscal Sponsorship to Get Ahead As an Individual Artist

Are you an individual artist interested in applying to large-scale grants and government agencies? Frustrated by a lack of opportunities without non-profit status? Fiscal sponsorship may be right for you.

Find out more about fiscal sponsorship eligibility and advantages at the next edition of BYOB in Brief: Fiscal Sponsorship for Artists, part of QCA’s…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

City Harvest Volunteer Survey Evaluators

City Harvest is seeking friendly, bilingual volunteers to help survey residents of our Healthy Neighborhood about their use of and access to healthy foods

Volunteers will survey residents of our Healthy Neighborhoods (Melrose in the South Bronx, North Shore in Staten Island, Washington Heights / Inwood in Manhattan, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and Astoria, Queens) about their shopping, cooking and eating of healthy foods and assess their level of food security. Survey materials and a…

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Added by City Harvest on April 23, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Do You Make These Mistakes When You Are Writing A Grant?

Back by popular demand! The spring session of this two-part grant writing workshop brings a close to QCA’s Build Your Own Business (BYOB) workshop season. Led by experienced grant writing consultant Melissa Sandor,…

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Added by Queens Council on the Arts on April 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

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