Thursday, October 15, 2009
Astorian Weekend Edition 15.10.09
Well, it's mid-October already, and it's hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner! Halloween is almost here, changing our clocks is coming up, and it keeps feeling like fall around here. Enjoy these cool, crisp days around neighborhood, perhaps enjoying a bowl of warm soup at Il Bambino (34-08 31st Ave), a hot potato at La Papa (25-13 30th Ave), or a pot of tea at Himalyan Teahouse (33-17 31st Ave).
Thursday night brings a fashion event to Astoria via KrisTees and Candy Plum. Their second annual Fashion: Astoria Style show should be a lot of fun, taking place at Central Lounge (which has sushi!). Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m., and entrance comes with your RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.721.2299). Central Lounge is at 20-30 Steinway.
The first game of the ALCS and NLCS (Baseball Championship Series) starts Friday, and the Yankees are in it to win it. Newcomer YOLO is a nice place to catch the game (by the way, they have a $22 happy hour special that includes a pitcher of beer and a large plain pizza), and I'm sure neighborhood favorites like the Irish Rover and McCanns will be busting with excitement to see the home team triumph. The ALCS games (Yanks vs Angels) take place on Friday and Saturday, with a game time of 7:57 p.m. for both.
Head over to Socrates on Saturday for their Halloween Harvest Festival. Fun for all for sure. That night the Astoria Symphony kicks off their season with a concert of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schnittke at the new Frank Sinatra School for the Arts (35-12 35th Ave).
Finally, Sunday hails the start of Rioja Restaurant Week. Both 718 (35-01 Ditmars) and Sweet Afton (30-09 34th St) will be participating.