An Astoria tradition, a night of big band music, fireworks & overall fun set the week before the 4th of July!
Returning for 2013, the Independence Day celebration at Astoria park is a night that promises great music, fun with family & friends, and of course, a dazzling fireworks display. The fun and thrill of the 4th of July, but a little earlier and in a much more family friendly setting.
After hosting a meetup here last year, I figured why not do it again this year? I've been coming here since very young, and it's always a fun affair.
You can find a few more details about this event here: http://www.centralastoria.org/events/independence-celebration
So, here's the plan:
-Meet up at the park entrance at the end of Hoyt Avenue (Blue Circle)
-Proceed to the lawn where the music will be played/fireworks will be viewable (Red Circle)
-Share a couple of snacks/drinks
-Listen to the band perform...or we could simply talk, trade cards, look through one of the latest comics?
-And of course, FIREWORKS!!!
-Via train: N/Q to Astoria Blvd. Exit on Hoyt Avenue and continue in the direction of the RFK bridge. The entrance will be all the way at the end.
-Via bus: Q69 to the intersection of 21 Street & Hoyt Avenue
-Via car: Address is 21 Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria NY 11102. There is parking, but if you're driving in, make sure to get here early as parking fills up quick. Also, be advised, it's a bit of a madhouse getting out of here at the end, so be prepared to deal with a bit of traffic.
**If anyone needs a ride to/from here, let me know as soon as possible. Yes, I'd be traveling away from my home area, but I wouldn't want anyone who wants to come here missing out 'cause of distance. I only have room for four, so if you'd like to come, let me know.**
This part of the meet obviously won't happen if we don't bring any snacks/drinks to share. Mention in the comments what you'd like to bring. Suggestions include:
-Whatever else strikes your fancy, as long as it's edible.
**IF ANYONE NEEDS TO GET A HOLD OF ME, MY NUMBER IS [masked].**