Fashion week is coming, and Astoria is taking part! Ovelia (34-01 30th Ave) is celebrating fashion week with their 2nd Annual Fashion Forum, featuring local jewelry, leather, and textile artists. Henna tattoos will be available, too! Festivities start at 8 p.m. on Sunday the 13th. On the Thursday prior, KrisTees (24-01 23rd Avenue) launches more fashion fun during their Fashion's Night Out celebration.
SITE (35-11 34th Ave) hails the back-to-school season with a bunch of new products (the puppets are particularly cute). Stop by and check out what they have to offer! Inside Astoria (37-20 Ditmars) is another place for fun home goods, too.
Elections are coming up! I hope you've registered to vote. On Saturday at 2 p.m., Allison Lichter (Culture Editor, WNYC/WNYC.org) will moderate a City Council District 26 (LIC, Sunnyside, Woodside) candidates' forum focused on issues related to the arts and cultural community, at the Chocolate Factory (5-49 49th Avenue). Democrats (Jimmy Van Bramer, Brent O'Leary, Deirdre Feerick) and Republican (Angelo Maragos) candidates will be present. Space is limited. Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other day I stopped by the San Antonio Bakery #2 (36-20 Astoria Blvd South) to have a Chilean hot dog (AKA completa). Let me tell you - it was even better than I remembered! So delicious and highly recommended. Make sure you eat it with the accompanying pebre.