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May 31, 2019

Ways to Make an Impact This Weekend: Fundraisers, Politics and Pride

Weekends, of course, are usually about having fun and enjoying some well-deserved R&R, but time off from work can also present a great opportunity to take actionable steps to engage (…)

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Weekends, of course, are usually about having fun and enjoying some well-deserved R&R, but time off from work can also present a great opportunity to take actionable steps to engage with your community. And “community” can be familial, local, national or even global.

Here are some events taking place this weekend that can help you feel more impactful on your world:

First up: a Fundraiser to Support to WHEDco

Local Astorians Katie Herron and Carolyn Quest are running the 2019 NYC Marathon on behalf of WHEDco, a non-profit organization that supports the South Bronx, the poorest congressional district in the country.

This Saturday, June 1 from 1 – 4pm at Katch Astoria they are hosting a fundraiser with the goal of raising $5,000. They are raising money through donations, 50/50, and raffle baskets of items from local businesses (including Passage, Happie House, Brooklyn Bagel, Blackbird’s, The Ditty and more). Stop by to support!

31-19 Newtown Ave, Astoria

Next, on the national/political scale: the First 24-Hour Public Reading of the Entire Redacted Mueller Report

Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report, will take place from Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. until Sunday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at The Arc, presented by DMNDRNew Neighborhood and Slightly Altered States Theater.

Tickets start at $10 in order to make the event accessible to as many citizens as possible. Those who wish to pay more, may do so. They will also feature live music and some unannounced special guests.

The Arc is the new 20,000 square foot performance venue only recently opened to the public. Recent events include Elizabeth Warren’s NYC organizing rally (for 1,200 people) where she made her now historic “break up tech giants” speech.

36-30 36th St, Astoria

Last but certainly not least, this weekend is QUEENS PRIDE!

Support your LGBTQI community at the annual parade and festival that will take place this Sunday, June 2, rain or shine in Jackson Heights. The parade kicks off at 12 noon and takes place along 37th Ave from 89th St to 75th St.

The festival is at 75th St and 37th Rd. Queens Pride and Club Evolution stages provide entertainment throughout the afternoon, beginning at 12pm and ending at 6pm. Vendors, food and informative business, community and social group booths are located throughout the festival site.

More info and details can be found at www.queenspride.org, and be sure to hashtag #QUEENSPRIDENYC if you attend.

26th annual Queens Gay Pride Parade held in Jackson Heights. Credit to LaGuardia and Wagner Colleges.

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