Jan 11, 2017

Get Ready for the Astoria Community Celebration

Celebrate Astoria’s diversity on Sunday, January 22 at the Variety Boys and Girls Club.

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On Sunday, January 22 at noon, head to the Variety Boys & Girls Club (21-12 30th Road) for the Community Celebration of Astoria’s diversity. Our local electeds will be there—Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Senator Mike Gianaris, and Councilmember Costa Constantinides—to help revel in the amazing community in one of the most diverse places on the planet.

We asked Aravella to share her thoughts on the event and the concepts behind it. She tells us, “Astoria is a place where differences do not divide us, rather they bring life to our community and the richness that is humanity. We all live together, work together and educate our children together.”

The one and a half hour celebration will include dance performances from the Variety Boys and Girls Club Dance Troupe, “The Vipers” and the Astoria Young Women’s Leadership Academy Digital Dance Project. There will be remarks from faith leaders and the event will also celebrate the harmony and fellowship that exists among Astoria’s diverse residents.

See you on the 22nd!


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.

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