May 02, 2017

You Won’t Want to Miss the Hike To Hell Gate Photo Exhibit

Attend the opening reception of the #HiketoHellGate17 Photo Exhibit at the GAHS on May 15!

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As you probably know, the Hell Gate Bridge celebrates its centennial this year—it was dedicated and opened on March 9, 1917 and regularly scheduled passenger rail service started up on April 1, 1917. There have been a number of celebrations in the neighborhood over the past months, primarily facilitated by the Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS). And coming up in a couple weeks is the opening of the #HiketoHellGate17 Photo Exhibit at the GAHS, another chance to celebrate the Hell Gate Bridge on its centennial.

The Exhibit’s opening reception is Monday, May 15 at 7pm and consists of photos taken by 80 attendees who gathered at an Instagram photowalk meetup on March 25, who tagged all their photos with #HiketoHellgate17. 30 photos—some taken during the photowalk, some taken apart from it, but all taken by the meetup attendees—were chosen out of a total of 530 associated with the Instagram hashtag.

A number of familiar local folks have been involved with the planning of this celebration, from the original photowalk to the resulting exhibit, including gallery co-curators Adolfo Steve Vazquez (@bigstevedahorse) and Salvador Espinoza (@sespin) of @queenscapes; event co-organizers @AstoryofAstoria and @Tarif_NYC; and we can’t forget hosts Bob Singleton and Debbie Van Cura of the Greater Astoria Historical Society (@lichistory). All are worth following if you’re interested in Astoria and greater Queens.

This event is FREE but space is limited so please take a moment to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!


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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