Summer is on its way out, but not before a weekend's worth of street fair activity. The Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist Church of America celebrates Thursday right on through to Sunday at 26th St between 23rd Ave and the Amtrak trestles. It's not huge, but I'm sure it can hit the spot.
Friday night at around 8 p.m., the free wheeling peeps at Astoria Music & Arts offer up free music from various artists. All you have to do is bring yourselves and your own refreshments. It's going to be held at their "Headquarters" (25-20 36th St). Hit up the myspace page and RSVP; it is, after all, a small location.
On my block there used to be a ton of homeless cats that were cared for by an elderly lady. Since she's not around anymore, poor little ones have had to fend for themselves. If this sounds familiar to you and you are an animal lover like me, then come to this meeting to discuss humane ways to help and curb the population. It's on Saturday at 2 p.m., run by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative, a program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, and Neighborhood Cats, at Steinway Reformed Church (21-65 41st St).
Before it gets too cold, make sure you get over to Astoria Park and help clean up after the summer's partying. Bright and early at 9 a.m. on Saturday, work with the folks from Green Shores NYC in partnership with Astoria Park Alliance, Astoria/LIC Catalyst Project, and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. You can find them at the War Memorial on Shore Boulevard.
Don't forget Restaurant Week is happening and some of our local spots are even participating during the weekend!