Monday, May 24, 2010

Astoria in Pix

This New York Times article is a little bit been-there-done-that, but it does have a nice photo essay of Astoria.

A Mediterranean Village on the East River

Thursday, May 20, 2010

All the Fresh Veggies, None of the Commitment

Astoria welcomes a new, exciting CSA to town! Holton Farms, from Southeastern VT, has lots of tasty produce and other farmy items. But they also have some innovation going on. I hear it all the time... "I'd love to do a CSA, but it's too much commitment!" Yeah, it really can be for a big city gal. Off the the Hampties or a film festival, or even brunch (!) and then it's "oh crap, my veggies!". Not so with Holton Farms who will let you buy "what you want, when you want". (You can do a more traditional CSA plan with them, too.)

Catch their truck at Steinway & 35th Ave from 9 to 10am on Sundays. and check out their website, for more info and sign ups. Plus, JIA readers can use the discount code HFASTORIA for 5% off CSA Memberships!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Music Marathon at the Beer Garden

This Saturday don't miss 12 hours of music, 11 bands for 10 dollars at the Beer Garden. And it's to raise $ for more music in Astoria.

On Saturday, May 22nd, Astoria Music and Arts will host a fundraiser at the Bohemian Beer Hall to benefit the Astoria Music Now! Festival – this July in Astoria Park. Performances for Saturday include: The Missing Teens, Thunderbang!, Little Creatures, Bliminal, The Jamies, Digamy, Freedomhead, Illimanjaro, Mainline Gypsy, RatTrap Bumpkin and Bad Buka with DJ Sambarella on the decks and MC Stellini hosting the event.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Free Admission to the Noguchi Museum

I bet you haven't even been to the coolest museum in Astoria. Well, this is the perfect weekend to head down to The Noguchi Museum on 33rdth Road between Vernon Boulevard & 10th Street.

This weekend they celebrate their 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Weekend. The festivities begin on May 15 & 16, with two days of Free Admission and programming for visitors of all ages. From 12:30 – 3:30pm (both days), participate in ongoing interactive tours, gallery guides for families, and art-making projects for visitors of all ages. From 4:00 – 6:00pm on Saturday, Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board will present a for-teens-by-teens event. Join artist Allyson Vieira for a sculpting workshop.