Astoria Street Fairs

Hot Weather and Full Moon at Astoria Music Now Festival Saturday!

Posted on July 22, 2010. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Astoria Street Fairs, Free, LIC, Music & Dance, Outdoor Recreation |

It’s going to be 100 degrees and a full moon Saturday. While all the werewolves are shedding their fur and howling at the moon, you will be dancing in the green grass of Astoria Park with the Astoria Make Music Now! festival. Get out of your stuffy apartment and join the live bands and local artists from all over the neighborhood. This event happens only once a year so don’t miss it!

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San Antonio Abate Festival in Astoria

Posted on June 23, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Street Fairs, Italian | Tags: , |

This weekend the “Jersey Shore” invades Astoria. Don’t miss the famous San Antonio Abate street fair, the Italian sausage festival and parade occur every year around this time on Ditmars Boulevard. Play some games, say some prayers, drink some beers and eat spicy Italian sausage. Festivities begin Thursday June 24 and continue through Sunday June 27 with the parade.

say your prayers

play some games

eat some sausage and peppers

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Indonesian Food Bazaar in Astoria

Posted on May 19, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Astoria Street Fairs, Cheap Dining, Off the beaten path, Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Seating/Patio, Pan Asian |

Tipped off by the fabulous Eating in Translation blog post on food related events, my dining companion and I decided to try the once a month Indonesian Food Bazaar. We hopped on our bikes and pedaled as fast as we could, arriving just in time to catch the last half hour of this delicious event. Situated in the parking lot of the Masjid Al-Hikmah mosque, this party takes place every second Sunday during the spring and summer months. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy, all you need is a big empty stomach. For lack of choice in Indonesian restaurants, this is a place in which people can go to enjoy the food of their native land while socializing with others. Everyone was extremely friendly and willing to share their culture, friendship and food with us. Striking up conversations with the locals was easy. Here are some of our photos of the bazaar. I hope to return next month. Some things we ate- soy dumplings with peanut sauce, pork and chicken kebabs, a hot ginger/coffee type drink, colorful fruity concoctions with tapioca, rice and beef wrapped in banana leaves and indonesian empanadas.

Indonesian Food Bazaar Masjid Al-Hikmah, 48-01 31st Ave., Astoria, Queens

enjoying sweets

dumplings, banana leaf and green tapioca drink

kebabs and more

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Astoria Street Fairs 2009

Posted on May 14, 2009. Filed under: Art, Astoria, Astoria Street Fairs, Free, Jackson Heights, LIC, Woodside/Sunnyside | Tags: |

It’s that time again… Here’s a comprehensive list of those summer events that bottle-neck the streets and give us heart burn- but oh how we love them! Brought to you from

St. Demetrios Cathedral

May 13th-18th

30th Drive between 30th & 31st Street



Merchants & Professionals

Mon., May 25th

Broadway between Crescent & 47th Street


St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo

June 24th-28th

Ditmars Boulevard between 35th & 38th St


Friends of Community Board 1

Sun., July 12th

30th Avenue between 29th & 42nd Street


St. Irene Chrysovalantou Church

July 23rd-26th

23rd Avenue from 35th to 37th Street & on

36th Street from 23rd Avenue to under the Amtrak overpass


114th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol

Sun., July 26th

Broadway between Steinway & 48th Street


Steinway Street Bid

Sun., August 9th

Steinway Street between 29th & 34th Avenue


30th Avenue Business Association

Mon., September 7th

30th Avenue between 29th & 41st Street


Hellenic Orthodox Traditionalist

Church of America

(St. Markella)-September 17th-20th

26th St. from 23rd Ave. to the Amtrak trestle


Broadway- Astoria Merchants & Professionals

Sun., Sept. 27th

Broadway between Crescent & 47th Street


Dutch Kills Civic Association

Sun., October 25th

36th Avenue between 29th & 35th Street


For more information call 718-728-7820

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