Working Family Party Happy Hour in Astoria

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Volunteer | Tags: |

If you want to learn more about the progressive Working Family Party, come to the Astoria Brewhouse Thursday July 1st. Here is what the notice I received said about the event:

Working Families Party Happy Hour Event in Astoria!

The Working Families Party (WFP)is a political organization that is a grassroots coalition between community organizations, elected officials and activists dedicated to addressing issues concerning working class families such as living wage jobs, affordable housing, affordable health care and quality education.

We would like to invite you to the WFP Happy Hour in Queens this Thursday, July 1st at The Brewhouse (2850 31 Street in Astoria) to meet and talk with WFP leaders, supporters, and others who are interested in learning more.

Thursday, July 1

The Brewhouse
2850 31 Street, Astoria
(N,W trains to 30th Ave)

(Domestic beers will be $4, wine $5; and of course, you must be at least 21 to drink.)

There is no need to RSVP and we won’t be asking you to sign anything or donate any money. It’s just a great chance to learn more about what the WFP is all about and to meet other locals who are interested in progressive politics.

For more information, you can contact Peter Kim at 347-471-7097 or pkim@votewfp.org

We hope to see you there!

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Take 1- Sunnyside Film Festival Fundraiser June 28th

Posted on June 24, 2010. Filed under: Art, Movies, Volunteer, Woodside/Sunnyside | Tags: |

It’s nice to know that every so often the community joins forces with their creative efforts. The fourth annual Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival is just around the corner, and they need your help. Enjoy spirits and food at 7pm Monday June 28th at  Claret Wine Bar (46 Street and Skillman Ave.) There will be games, raffles and good times.

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Read it and Weep- Save Queens Libraries!

Posted on June 18, 2010. Filed under: Astoria, Elmhurst, Flushing/Corona, Forest Hills, Free, Jackson Heights, LIC, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Volunteer, Woodside/Sunnyside |

The sad little boy on the sidewalk looked up at me as he held his clipboard. He asked me if I wanted to help save the library by signing his petition. Indeed I do, and I did. The Queens Library is not just a place to check-out a book; it’s a place where your neighbors go to learn English. It’s a place school kids whose families can’t afford computers go to conduct research. It’s a place children and adults learn to read. It’s a place where immigrants can go to access employment opportunities. I used to spend countless afternoons at the library using the internet, writing my blog, searching for jobs, and reading. There is a proposed budget cut that would dramatically affect these necessities by shortening the hours of business and increasing lay-offs among library staff. You can help by signing a petition and making a donation on the Queens Library website.

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Time Out For Hunger in Queens

Posted on March 26, 2010. Filed under: Local718 Neighborhood Update, Volunteer | Tags: , |

The Food Bank for New York City wants you to dine out this Sunday, March 28th in an effort to fight hunger. Participating restaurants will donate 10% of Sunday’s proceeds to the Food Bank.

“Invite your friends today to dine out on Sunday, March 28 and fight hunger! ForTime Out For Hunger, more than 130 of Time Out New York’s favorite restaurants will donate 10 percent of a day’s proceeds to the Food Bank For New York City.”

Here is a list of Queens eateries that will fight hunger this weekend:

718 Restaurant
35-01 Ditmars Blvd

Bistro Thirty Three
19-33 Ditmars Boulevard

Ovelia Psistaria Bar
34-01 Thirtieth Avenue

Petey’s Burger
30-17 30th Avenue


103-01 Metropolitan Avenue

Xi’an Famous Foods
Flushing Mall Food Court, 133-31 39th Avenue, Food Court #10

Long Island City

SHI Restaurant
4720 Center Blvd

Testaccio Ristorante
47-30 Vernon Boulevard


46-10 Skillman Avenue

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Volunteer at PS1

Posted on May 13, 2009. Filed under: LIC, Volunteer |

Don’t know how to spend those lazy Saturdays from July through  September? Volunteer at PS1- some perks include increasing your knowledge of art, getting a tan, and meeting new people from various walks of life. Here is an excerpt from their website that tells you a little more about it-

Volunteer at Warm Up!

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

P.S.1 is seeking responsible and energetic volunteers to assist with this summer’s experimental music and DJ series. Warm Up takes place on ten Saturdays between 2pm and 9pm, July 4 through September 5. Warm Up volunteers will assist with various aspects of the event including staffing information tables, assisting with line management, and managing water stations and coat check.

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