Holidays, Neighborhood, Shopping Nov 20, 2018 Small Business Saturday Is This Weekend! Here’s How To Shop Small This weekend, during and after the nightmare that is Black Friday, Astoria will be hosting Shop Small Astoria, promoting the small businesses you know and love so well as a (…) Share this Scoop by Laura Caseley total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print This weekend, during and after the nightmare that is Black Friday, Astoria will be hosting Shop Small Astoria, promoting the small businesses you know and love so well as a (…) by Laura Caseley Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Reminder: Support Local Biz This Weekend With Shop Small Ast (...) Small Business Saturday in Astoria Call for Vendors: QED Holiday Bazaar This weekend, during and after the nightmare that is Black Friday, Astoria will be hosting Shop Small Astoria, promoting the small businesses you know and love so well as a more community-based approach to holiday shopping. (And if you miss this one, they do one in the spring, too!) From their Facebook event page, here’s how Shop Small Astoria works: 1. Shop at any of the participating locations 11/23-11/25 and get a passport stamped. (Passports will be available in each location by 11/21.) 2. If you get to 5 or more stores you will be entered to win a grand prize worth $450 and if you get to 8 or more stores you get a swag bag filled with tons of goodies and coupons from all participating stores as well as bars and restaurants around Astoria. 3. Drop off your completed passport at The Brass Owl, Château Le Woof, The Geekery, Lavender Label, or Lockwood (original) by 11/26. And here’s who’s participating: AlterWork Studios This multidisciplinary artist space offers all kinds of art and craft classes including sewing, ceramics, and printmaking, as well as classes for kids. And there are always exhibits and events to check out. For Shop Small Astoria, there will be a pop-up shop in the studio. AlterWork Studios 30-09 35th Ave., Long Island City 917-745-0137 Facebook | Instagram The Astoria Bookshop The neighborhood’s favorite independent bookshop is also participating this year, with a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, and on all kinds of subjects. If you have bookworms to shop for (or are hoping to encourage bookwormliness), there’s sure to be something that will catch the attention of everyone on your list. The Astoria Bookshop 31-29 31st St., Astoria 718.278.2665 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Belief Belief is a skate shop and clothing retailer offering a variety of styles that embody the “New York hustle” with bright, inventive graphics, bold colors, and clean, modern lines. Choose from tees, hoodies, shoes, skate decks, and more. Belief 2401 29th St., Astoria 917.832.6491 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter The Brass Owl The Brass Owl‘s eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and shoes makes it a perfect place to find just the right gift for someone who likes things as unique as they are. You’ll find items created by New York-based designers and artists, and even some things you won’t be able to find anywhere else! The Brass Owl 36-19 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 347.848.0905 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Broadway Silk Store Yelp Photo via Isabella D. The Broadway Silk Store has surprised us in past years with its unexpected jewelry collection, and this year, you can check that out for yourself during Shop Small Astoria. It’s also a fabric and sewing supply store, so if you’re crafty and planning on making your gifts this year, you should check out its sewing goodies, too. Broadway Silk Store 35-11 Broadway, Astoria 718.728.2519 Facebook Château le Woof Have furry friends to shop for (via their humans, of course)? Château le Woof has all the toys, treats, and clothes for dogs of all sizes, and there’s also a cafe for humans, too, so you can warm up with a coffee beverage or other human-appropriate treat. And yes, there are treats for doggos available in the cafe, too. Château le Woof Pet Market & Café 31-01 Vernon Blvd., Astoria 718.626.9663 Facebook | Instagram Disco Paws Disco Paws also has plenty of great pet supplies and treats, and they also offer all kinds of grooming services to make pups (and cats!) look and feel their best. Browse their selection of toys, clothes, accessories, and treats, and more. Disco Paws 31-19 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 718.433.9337 Facebook The Geekery Photo Courtesy of The Geekery Got a geek to shop for? Look no further. The Geekery has all kinds of games for pros and beginners alike, including board games, tabletop games, role-playing games, and card games. There are all kinds of other cool things to nerd out about, too The Geekery HQ 42-11 Broadway, Astoria 718.606.2853 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube HiFi Records HiFi Records has everything a vinylphile could want in terms of both music and equipment. They offer all kinds of music genres, so there’s something for everyone, as well as speakers, players, and more. And you can even get a cup of coffee while you browse. HiFi Records 23-19 Steinway St., Astoria 718.606.1474 Facebook | Instagram Inside Astoria Inside Astoria has been a staple for gifts for over 10 years, with an emphasis on items for babies and kids. It’s a great place if you want something a little more interesting than your run-of-the-mill plastic stuff. Inside Astoria 28-07 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 718.956.4000 Facebook | Instagram Lavender Label Lavender Label, home of The Little Soap Shop, specializes in handcrafted, handmade soaps and candles, as well as kids’ fashions and accessories, jewelry, and more, so there’s something for everyone on your list. Lavender Label 29-03 23rd Ave., Astoria 774.255.3915 Facebook | Instagram Lockwood Lockwood Shop is a lifestyle and gift boutique, and the original of the trio of Lockwood stores. Find candles, soaps, ornaments and more. If you need a gift, they probably have it. You can also check out Lockwood Paper for any and all greeting cards and paper goods and Lockwood Style for clothing and accessories. Lockwood Shop 32-15 33rd St., Astoria 718. 626.6030 Facebook | Instagram LoveDay 31 LoveDay 31 is a great place for cool vintage finds, perfect for someone with a funky sense of style and an appreciation for fashions of the past. Maybe you can pick up something for a holiday party here, too. LoveDay 31 33-06 31st Ave., Astoria 718.728.4057 Facebook | Instagram Petals & Roots Petals & Roots is a great place to find floral arrangements if you’re throwing a holiday party or just looking to brighten a room on a dreary winter’s day. Petals & Roots 31-27 31st St., Astoria 718.267.1700 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest QED QED will be hosting a holiday craft market this weekend as part of Shop Small Astoria, featuring handmade and unique crafts by local artists, crafters, and makers. There will be gifts and items of all kinds, so grab a ticket while you can. QED 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria 347.451.3873 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter The Stonework Though closing in January, The Stonework will still be participating in Shop Small Astoria this year. Here, you’ll find curated antiques and vintage fashion as well as accessories and more. Stop by to pick up something hip and unexpected. The Stonework 37-06 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria 718.606.0828 Facebook | Instagram Happy shopping this weekend! Come out and support these great local businesses, and we’ll see you there! Twitter Facebook Email Print #shopsmallastoriaholiday shoppinglocal businessshop small astoriasmall businesssmall business saturday Related scoops Reminder: Support Local Biz This Weekend With Shop Small Ast (...) Small Business Saturday in Astoria Call for Vendors: QED Holiday Bazaar 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.