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Nov 05, 2014

Uke Hut Arrives In Astoria

A WHA reader tipped us off today to this new arrival in Astoria—the Uke Hut. And yes, it’s all about Ukeleles, and it also seems to be the successor to (…)

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A WHA reader tipped us off today to this new arrival in Astoria—the Uke Hut. And yes, it’s all about Ukeleles, and it also seems to be the successor to the Uke Hut location in Manhattan. Not much current online but there is this Reddit post from a couple weekends ago (pre-Halloween), which was also on Facebook:

Just got this email today, I’ve known and performed with Ken Murray before, though haven’t seen him in a while.

Big News Ukulele Fans and Lovers!

Ken “Bari” Murray is opening a dedicated ukulele shop called The Uke Hut located at 36-01 36th Avenue, Long Island City, NY and he’s inviting you to the grand opening on Halloween Night, October 31st from 6pm-12am. Oooooohhhh!!! Spooooky!!!

Spend this haunted night at NYC’s only one stop shop for all things uke. The store will also be the new venue for the Uke Hut performance nights. Please join us to celebrate this great occasion.

Bring your ukulele and your fangs (or maybe come and buy one-a uke not a fang). Feel free to wear a costume (it’s Halloween after all). Bring a song if you want (it’s a ukulele event, so expect some performances – duh!)

Complimentary food and drink will be served and a costume contest will be held with a free ukulele going to the winner.

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The ukelele, center, is flanked by a guitar (left) and a charango (right).

They are located on the corner of 36th Ave and 36th Street, right up the street from Studio Square and across from Mamu Thai. We are definitely intrigued and will make it over sometime soon to immerse ourselves in the world of the ukelele. We understand that there are ukeleles for sale, and there will also be open mics and workshops offered.

Astoria’s diverse offerings continue to amaze us!

Uke Hut, 36-01 36th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106, 917-653-9944 or 212-469-2098, ukehut.com

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

Fernando

Oh wow, that was my reddit post! The little shop is small but the members of the uke community make you feel like family .

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