The Carnival of Love Foundation (COLF), has installed 5 custom, puzzle-piece skylines that will illuminate 30th Avenue in the Greek-centric town of Astoria, NY, blue from April 1-30th, 2017. They are unveiling – what will be an annual light installation – at their “Light It Up Blue” event on World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 6pm at Ovelia, 34-01 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103. The event is complimentary and open to all who want to support their efforts to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism.
COLF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity founded in 2008, is turning Astoria Blue in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. The Foundation, whose mission is to bring community, love and joy to the lives of children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and special needs in their local Queens community, is participating in Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign whereby thousands of iconic landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the globe ‘light up blue’ in support of people living with autism.