On Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, the Steinway Astoria Partnership celebrated NYC BID Day with door-to-door business outreach and amazing strolling performances throughout the BID corridor by Academia De Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer.
Goal was to spread awareness about what BIDs are & do, NYC Department of Small Business Services resources, and to encourage NYers to #ShopYourCity!
Don’t forget to always support #NYCBIDs and #ShopYourCity !!!
To the delight of the community, the Steinway Astoria Partnership hosted a “Spring Fling” event on Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 from 12:00 -3:00 PM on 31st Avenue between Steinway Street & 38th Street.
Attendees had the opportunity to explore their creative side and enjoyed drawing and reading activities generously provided by Street Lab, as well as caricature art, balloon art and photo ops with an animated stilt walker. The free community event also featured special children’s interactive musical performances by Fiddle Foxes and FunikiJam, as well as a children’s interactive puppet show by Lucky Duck Puppets, and a children’s hip hop dance along class by Sol Dance Center that even some adults took part in. Council Member Tiffany Cabán made a guest appearance and greeted the audience. Attendees also took advantage of the ASPCA’s Mobile Adoption Unit by adopting kittens and puppies on site. Big Reuse (in partnership with NYC Department of Sanitation) was also on hand providing information on composting and giveaways.
This program was supported, in part, by Council Member Tiffany Cabán and public funds through the NYC Small Business Services Neighborhood Development Grant Initiative.
Saturday, December 10th brought out hundreds of kids to enjoy a multitude of activities and performances on Steinway Street.
Balloon art, drawings by caricature artists, holiday arts & crafts, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus who presented them with a stuffie kept the kids entertained. The kid centric event also featured performances by Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers, Penny and the Puppettes, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Reflexion Dance,Art House Astoria Conservatory for Music and Art, and Fiddle Foxes.
Kids and parents had a great time despite the cold weather and were appreciative of this free event happening in their own back yard. Kudos to NYC Council Member Tiffany Cabán and the Steinway Astoria Partnership for hosting.
The Steinway Astoria Partnership proudly hosted Steinway Street’s 1st “Spring Fest and Paw-rade” event on Sunday, March 20th from 12:00 – 2:30 PM on Steinway Street & 31st Avenue in Astoria.
The free community event kicked off the spring equinox and brought out a great audience of area residents and visitors that included children and pets in their spring finery. Attendees enjoyed arts & crafts, balloon art and a pet costume contest with prizes! This special event featured a Latin jazz music performance by the Afro-Latineers and a magic show & juggling by Zabo Circus artists. The Animal Care Centers of NYC was also on hand offering onsite adoptions that attendees took advantage of. In attendance were US Senator Chuck Schumer, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris and NYC Council Member Tiffany Caban expressing well wishes for the spring season to the tremendous crowd that came out to take part in this amazing free community event.
The Steinway Astoria Partnership, in collaboration with Central Astoria Local Development Coalition and former NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides, proudly presented a “Spring Fling” event on Saturday, May 15th on Steinway Street and 31st Avenue in Astoria as part of the newly launched NYC Open Culture Program. This special event included cultural performances, as well as a children’s puppet show, and arts & crafts. COVID-19 safety guidelines were adhered to during this free event.
The audience reveled in the outstanding traditions themed performances, as well as the puppet show and crafts. Academia de Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer kicked off the celebration with music and ensembles of Mexico that wowed onlookers. Penny and the Puppettes were also on hand with an interactive puppet show that children and adults alike thoroughly enjoyed. Ajna Dance Company capped off the Spring Fling with a dazzling performance featuring traditional elaborate ensembles. Music and dance of India, and even requested audience participation during a mini dance class which attendees were quite eager to provide.
Marie Torniali, Executive Director of the Steinway Astoria Partnership and the Central Astoria LDC, said, “This event proved to be a celebration and appreciation of cultures, it was an enjoyable afternoon for all and we thank former NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides for making this amazing and free cultural event possible for our neighborhood once again this year.”
This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council Member Costa Constantinides through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, and the NYC SBS NDGI.
The Steinway Astoria Partnership proudly hosted its Steinway Street Art Walk on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 pm along the BID corridor.
The event kicked off at Long Island City Kleaners located at 30-53 Steinway Street, where art lovers picked up guidebooks for the art walk designating all the in-store galleries, street window galleries, pop-up sidewalk displays and street art locations along the BID corridor that showcased amazingly unique art pieces by local artists that were available for purchase. Along with the guidebooks, attendees also picked up wristbands that entitled them to special promotions at select shops along Steinway Street the day of the event. The day was dedicated to supporting local artists and Steinway Street businesses that make our neighborhood so incredibly unique and provide invaluable contributions to our community. The self-guided Steinway Street Art Walk capped off with an after party at Comfortland located at 40-09 30th Avenue where attendees and artists had an opportunity to meet and greet.
For more info on the Steinway Street Art Walk please visit www.SteinwayStreet.org,
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