Event, Parks
Jul 29, 2010

Astoria Water Walk on Sunday

This weekend hails the second year of the Astoria Water Walk! What is the Astoria Water Walk? It’s a celebration of fun on Shore Blvd along Astoria Park, in the (…)

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This weekend hails the second year of the Astoria Water Walk!

What is the Astoria Water Walk? It’s a celebration of fun on Shore Blvd along Astoria Park, in the role of a Temporary Pedestrian Street.  The street will be closed to car traffic, and open to pedestrians, bikes, and more people-scaled activity. Festivities go from 1-7pm for the next three Sundays, August 1st, August 8th and August 15th.

The Astoria Park Alliance, along with Green Shores NYC, the NYC Department of Transportation, Edible Queens, Astoria Music & Arts, Partnerships for Parks, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, BIG! NYC, the Rock Health & Fitness, GrowNYC are behind all of this.   Here’s more info:

Astoria Water Walk brings the DOT’s successful Summer Streets Program to the Western Queens Waterfront. Spontaneous relaxation, as well as fun & games on Shore Blvd is expected and encouraged. All activities are FREE.

Astoria Park is Western Queens’ largest park and features tennis courts, a running track, playgrounds, basketball courts, bucolic lawns and the City’s largest outdoor swimming pool. Its East River shoreline provides breathtaking views of the skyline and two bridges. It is heavily used by children, families, boaters, cyclists, runners, and motorists and is home to fish, crabs, birds, and aquatic plants.

Shore Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles during the Astoria Water Walk.

August 1: Kids and Family Fun!
The lineup for this day includes:
1-4 pm, Learn to Ride! Children and Adults get lessons on how to ride a bike
1-7 pm FDNY Smoke House
1 pm 2nd Annual Astoria Water Walk Pet Parade- doggies strut for a prize
2 pm Red Storm Drum Dance Troupe, Native American Dance
3:30 pm Max’s Family Band
3 pm Children’s puppet show
4 pm Curious Frog presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
5:30 pm Creative Vibrations Yoga Studio offers Family Yoga
6 pm Tletlpapalotzin Mexican Dance Troupe
Green Shores NYC River of Wishes, Games, and more!

August 8: Taste the Neighborhood!
The lineup for this day includes:
Representative food establishments provide free samplings, Music by Cat Gut, Clothes and Recipe Swap, Environmental Education, Nature Walk, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, puppet show for the kids!

August 15: LIVE MUSIC and Clothing Swap!
The lineup for this day includes:
An eclectic mix of live music co-sponsored by Astoria Music and Arts. Opera meets Irish Rock, ukelele meets metal. Something for everyone! Plus a clothing swap! Bring your gently used old clothes and find ones that are new to you! Books and other small items welcome too. Anyone can participate.

We’ll see you there!

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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