Astoria, Astoria Arrivals, Children, Community Feb 17, 2012 Astoria Arrivals: Raising Astoria Astoria gets ready to welcome hip new baby boutique, Raising Astoria. Share this Scoop by Mackenzi Farquer total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Astoria gets ready to welcome hip new baby boutique, Raising Astoria. by Mackenzi Farquer Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Holiday Markets 2017 – Astoria and LIC Raising Astoria Closing Retail Store Small Business Saturday in Astoria and Long Island City One of the things I most often tell people the area is lacking is a children’s store. Looks like things are really changing. 23rd Avenue, which recently saw the addition of Baby Noir, is now getting a new shop & playspace called Raising Astoria! Founded by two Astorian mothers, Laurie Nicholson and Kimberly Rossignol, Raising Astoria will sell new and slightly used maternity and children’s items on consignment as well as offer a variety of classes for parents and children. Look for classes in music, foreign language & art, parent support groups, and seminars for both new and expecting parents at the new space. Says Nicholson, “we wanted to create a sense of community for Astoria parents, something both Kim and I found incredibly important, even pivotal, to our ability to be the best mothers we could.” Well said ladies! Join them for their grand opening party Saturday, March 3rd from 4-7pm. They will have complimentary wine and appetizers and kids are invited to visit their Lillypad Learning Lab. There will be door prizes as well! Welcome to the neighborhood, Raising Astoria! Raising Astoria/2611 23rd Avenue Twitter Facebook Email Print Raising Astoria Related scoops Holiday Markets 2017 – Astoria and LIC Raising Astoria Closing Retail Store Small Business Saturday in Astoria and Long Island City 2 Comments Guadalupe Collins February 17th, 2012 You should also check out The Birthday Nook on 21st Avenue. Great children’s place, party venue with open play. http://www.thebirthdaynook.com Reply Tina Hooker February 17th, 2012 Raising Astoria sounds like the perfect addition to Astoria with all its young families!! I cannot wait to see the store and that Lillypad Learning Lab ! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.