Saturday, September 20, 2014

Astoria Park Alliance Volunteer Days - Sept

The Astoria Park Alliance is proud to support:

Astoria Park Alliance 

Volunteer Days!

APA Volunteer Days are an expansion of our already great partnership with NY Cares and in response to the large amount of requests we get from the public to volunteer in Astoria Park. Volunteer opportunities average twice a month, March through November. 
Thank you for wanting to make a difference!

Photo ACC w NYCares

The Astoria Park Alliance works closely with Park Managers to identify need, plan work projects, and facilitate volunteers on the ground. Please email us here at APAgreetings or message us on Facebook if you are interested in volunteering. Please note: minor children (12+ ) must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Here are the dates for SEPT:

Sept 06 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, meet behind the Field House
Sept 20 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Check here and our Facebook page for upcoming dates!
Please travel lightly, wear working clothes and shoes (no open toes) and bring water.
Thanks for your passion for Astoria Park!

NY Cares and APA began the process of cleaning up the butterfly garden. The perennials are transplanted soon.

Volunteer days. We meet behind the field house at 10am/10:30am. Please dress appropriately and bring water.  Tools and gloves will be provided. 
Sept 6 and 20  

Weeding Wednesdays  Meet Jules Corkery at 6:30pm at the Butterfly Garden and learn about the Butterflies,  gardening and indigenous plant species. / AstoriaParkAlliance
A special shout out to our friends at the Parks Dept, Vinnie, Pedro, and Paul, who helped clean up the park post-celebration.

Thank you, NY Cares, Partnerships for Parks, RFK High, CityLight, Astoria C Church, IBEW, Key Club and Bronx Science, NYC Parks & Rec's Green Teens, Civic Leaders High, and New Comers High for volunteering in Astoria Park.
Fall is coming!

Next Steps - walk/run for Autism [QASC] [Yoga-Room]

NEXT STEPS: A 5K Walk/Run for Autism 2014

Team up with QSAC as we work together for the autism community, one step at a time. Grab your family, friends, co-workers, knitting circle or running club and join us for a day of fun, exercise, and entertainment. Walkers, runners, teams, and individuals are invited to join us for Next Steps! 

Next Steps takes place rain or shine on the morning of Saturday, September 20th at Astoria Park. 

Saturday, September 20th in Astoria Park!
TYR will sponsor any student or teacher who wants to participate! 

if you want to participate in the walk/run email: 

Each year, the walk brings together more than 500 participants from across New York City and Long Island to raise funds to support services for children and adults with autism. The race supports direct services for more than 1,500 children and adults throughout the region.
Check out their website:

We will be meeting in the Astoria Park basketball courts at 8:30am.
Registration - 8:30 am
Warm up - 9:30 am
Race Begins - 10:00 am

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Citizen Pruner Course [Trees New York]

Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course

Fall 2014 Courses are open for registration! Click here for schedule.

Trees improve air and water quality, lower air temperatures, reduce energy demand, and beautify the streets. 
Stewardship and pruning hugely reduces a tree’s vulnerability to pervasive urban threats such as pedestrian and vehicular traffic, drought and storms. In New York City, where there is limited funding for tree maintenance but significant need, Citizen Pruners provide a tremendous benefit to our urban environment.
The 12 hour Citizen Pruner Course consists of 5 sessions - 4 in the classroom and 
1 field outing.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Community Room
29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102