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Jun

27

2012

Where’s Waldo Shop Local in Astoria Starts This Sunday

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in Astoria, Boutiques, Community, Event, Free, Shopping

Maybe you’ve heard from our Facebook or Twitter about this fun new Where’s Waldo event in Astoria? This July 20 local businesses are teaming up to create one huge local Where’s Waldo hunt, and you’re invited!

To play, simply visit any of the local businesses listed below and find Waldo! When you’ve found him, just ask the shop to provide you with an “I Found Waldo” card. Collect these cards to win cool prizes; collect 16 or more and be entered to win a huge grand prize packed with items from each of the 20 participating shops! Don’t forget: follow all the Waldo action, including additional prize giveaways, on Twitter and use the hashtag #WaldoInAstoria when you’ve found a Waldo.

Here’s more from the official website:

The Story Nook at babyNOIR is hosting a month-long scavenger hunt in Astoria and Long Island City this coming July, as a creative way to bring business traffic to the local small businesses in the area.

Waldo, the famous children’s book character, is turning twenty-five this year. The Story Nook is celebrating the occasion with twenty local businesses in Astoria & Long Island City. From Inside Astoria at 28-07 Ditmars Blvd, to Little Ones Pre School at 474 48th Avenue, participants are to hunt for a small figure of Waldo at each business, and try to win the prizes. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. There will also be a Found Waldo Party held at babyNOIR on July 31st, to conclude the Waldo Hunt and to give out all the special prizes to the participants.

In addition, SITE will be hosting a super fun party for adults who’ve found 8 or more Waldo’s. The party will feature an interactive Waldo photobooth, beer from The Queens Kickshaw, wine, snacks, prizes, discounts and more. Just find 8 Waldos by July 31st and your admission to the wrap party is free!

Here’s the complete list of places to look for Waldo in Astoria & LIC:

babyNOIR/The Story Nook 26-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Waltz-Astoria 23-14 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

The Little Soap Shop 22-07 36th Street, Astoria

Raising Astoria 26-11 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Art House Astoria 23-35 Broadway, Astoria

Astoria Fine Arts 38-01 23rd Avenue, 2nd Flo, Astoria

Inside Astoria 28-07 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

Mama’s New York Ices and Ice Cream 27-17 24th Avenue, Astoria

Little Ones Pre-School 474 48th Avenue, LIC

Matted 46-36 Vernon Blvd, LIC

KrisTEES 24-01 23rd Avenue, Astoria

Gym-Azing 27-14 23rd Avenue, Astoria

The Jumping Bulldog 28-10 23td Avenue, Astoria

Astor Bake Shop 23-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria

Communitea 47-02 Vernon Blvd, LIC

Malu 12-09 Jackson Avenue, LIC

Queens Kickshaw 40-17 Broadway, Astoria

Site 35-11 34th Avenue, Astoria

Foodoni Grill 36-19 Broadway, Astoria

Earth, Wind & Fire Cafe 31-12 23rd Avenue, Astoria

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