July 15, 2010

Support a Car-Free Astoria Water Walk on July 18th

An invitation to Greenway supporters from our friends at the Astoria Park Alliance:

Support a Car-Free Astoria Water Walk at Shore Blvd
Sunday, July 18th
4:00pm – 8:00pm
On the Astoria Waterfront, at the home of Joan and Fernando Manriquez
18-05 21 Road @ Shore Blvd

 
The Astoria Park Alliance is working towards a Car-Free Astoria Water Walk on Shore Blvd will close the street down to traffic on August 1, 8, and 15 and open the street up to people!
 
It is a project we are undertaking in hopes of enhancing park use, improving air quality, and encouraging additional recreation spaces to bring Shore Blvd to its full potential as Astoria’s waterfront promenade.
 
There’s about a $2,000 funding gap for our event currently!  We have many generous partners donating their time and services and  as a result there is a great line up of music, fitness, visioning, recycling, and gastronomic experiences lined up for Astoria this August.  But we just need to close a $2,000 budget gap in order for the show to go on!
 
The Astoria Park Alliance will program Shore Blvd for three consecutive Sundays in August with partners including music with Astoria Music and Arts, waterfront visioning activities with Green Shores NYC and Partnerships for Parks, a swap with GrowNYC, fitness programs led by the Rock Health and Fitness, food tastings with Edible Queens, and more fun for all.  Additional support is coming from NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation, Build It Green!, and the NYC Dept of Transportation.
 
Please join us for food, drink and fun on Sunday, July 18th from 4-8pm.  For your pleasure and entertainment, there will be a meet and greet with Penni, Dearie and Esmeralda, the worlds’ smallest breed of Serama chickens.  Also, sangria made by Mix Master Mike, Martha’s Silician Pesto Dip, raffle goodies along with other surprises are coming to grace our event!
 
Our event host committee includes Clare Doyle, Connie Arroyo, Costa Constantinides, Dominic DeSavario, Helen Ho, Jules Corkery, Karen Overton, Katie Ellman, Kim Waber, Martha Gilpin, Matt Bishop, Mike Gilpin, Rebecca Schultz, Robert McMinn, Steve Simicich, Ted Gruber, and Thomas Ruks.
 
RSVP here   http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136980139654991&ref=ts
Or donate now at   http://ioby.org/projects/queens/car-free-astoria-water-walk-shore-blvd
 
We hope to see you but please help us reach our goal of having a car-free Shore Blvd with free programming for all ages even if you cannot make it to our event by donating at Ioby now!  Any donation ($25, $45, $75, $100, $150, $250) will help us reach our goal!  Spread the word!