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May 17, 2011

Donate to the Astoria Park Shore Fest

For the past couple of years, the Astoria Park Shore Fest (formerly known as the Astoria Water Walk) has happened for three successive weekends each August. Shore Blvd along Astoria (…)

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Astoria Park trees

Trees in Astoria Park

For the past couple of years, the Astoria Park Shore Fest (formerly known as the Astoria Water Walk) has happened for three successive weekends each August. Shore Blvd along Astoria Park is shut down to cars and the whole 3/4 of a mile comes down to a total human-scale. Each weekend focuses on a different theme, from music to food to activities for kids.

But enjoying Astoria Park is really the main attraction, without fear of getting run down by cars and other motorized vehicles. Providing these amazing car-free weekends is a labor of love for members of the Astoria Park Alliance and Green Shores, and many other members of the Astoria community.

Astoria Park up the Great Lawn

Looking up the Great Lawn in Astoria Park during last year's Astoria Water Walk

But it costs $$ to put on the show. This is where you come in.

There’s a fundraiser going on via IOBY (In Our Back Yard), an organization dedicated to helping people find ways to fund positive change in their communities. Astoria Park Alliance is asking for your financial help for the Astoria Park Shore Fest – any amount is welcome. Can you help?

More about this project from the IOBY fundraising page:

This project will close Shore Blvd down to all traffic on August 7th, 14th and 21st and open the street up to pedestrians and non-vehicular modes of transportation. By doing this, we are improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions on the street as well as allowing and encouraging all park goers to move free and safely while enjoy this magnificent stretch of urban landscape. It is a project we are undertaking in hopes of enhancing park use, improving air quality, promoting environmental education and encouraging additional active recreation spaces to address childhood and adult obesity.

You can donate here: Support Car-Free Programming at the Astoria Park Shore Fest!

And in any case, stop by the Shore Fest in August!

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.

2 Comments

Steve

Thanks for spreading the word regarding the Astoria Park Shore Fest and its ioby page! These events are not possible without this type of local community help.

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