Thursday, September 24, 2009
Astorian Weekend Edition 24.09.09
Looks like we're heading for a much cooler weekend this week - perhaps fall really is on the way. Keep an eye out for turning leaves (probably browns at yellows at this point) while you're participating in the Shoreline Cleanup at Astoria Park on Sunday. This annual event is part of an international effort organized by the American Littoral Society. Meet by the War Memorial along Shore Blvd in Astoria Park - everyone is welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult. Wear closed toed shoes, too. Event lasts from 1-4 p.m.
Afterwards, treat yourself to a cupcake at La Guli's while simultaneously helping kids with cancer. What a fantastic day you will have had!
Saturday is Museum Day! Both the Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd Road) and the Sculpture Center (44-19 Purves Street) are participating. This means free admission! All you have to do is complete the Admission Card, download and print it out and you'll be good to go.
Head on over to the Hunters Point Hidden Treasures Market (48th Avenue and Vernon) on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It's adjacent to the greenmarket and offers recycled and sustainably sourced crafts, jewelry, clothing, and art made by local vendors.
And, if you missed purchasing tickets ahead of time for Le Fooding (at PS1), you may still be in luck! The very last tickets will be available at the doors on September 25 and 26. Take a chance on getting access to this food extravaganza. It looks pretty awesome.
And one of these evenings, check out the new YOLO (22-55 31st Street) right below the Ditmars subway station. YOLO stands for "you only live once". They offer thin crust pizzas, salad, and a few pasta dishes - and a full bar from what I can tell. The space is new, comfy and shiny, as are the multiple TVs - if you are looking for a nice place to watch the game, give them a try.