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Nov 04, 2014

Astoria Park’s Leaf Fest Starts This Weekend

Fall is a lovely time of the year with its cool, crisp air, changing leaves, and it’s the beginning of braising season (yum). But speaking of the changing leaves, they (…)

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Fall is a lovely time of the year with its cool, crisp air, changing leaves, and it’s the beginning of braising season (yum). But speaking of the changing leaves, they change into those gorgeous yellows, oranges, and reds, and then they fall to the ground. And in a place like Astoria Park, what with the abundance of deciduous trees, you can imagine that there are a lot of leaves on the ground. A lot.

Enter Leaf Fest, organized by the Astoria Park Alliance. On the first three Saturdays in November (November 8, 15, 22), join APA at Astoria Park to rake and collect leaves to be made into compost. This is a great way to get outside and get some fresh air and exercise, and help beautify one of the best parks in the city. As Martha Stewart, says, “it’s a good thing.”

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Meet up at the Field House near the Astoria Park track (near 19th Street and 24th Ave, by the tennis courts) at 10:30 a.m. each day—the first being this Saturday. APA will provide gloves, tools, and training. Be sure to wear only closed-toe shoes. See you then!

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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