Hang Out Day in Queens

For this trip, our focus will be Astoria, a multiethnic community in the borough of Queens.  We will also visit the Museum of the Moving Image, the country’s only museum that showcases the art, history, technique, and technology of the film and movie industry.  We will also venture the area and view the multicultural scene of the community.  At the end of our outing, we will walk to the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden for dinner and experience the annual Czech and Slovak Festival.

The Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden is the oldest beer garden in New York City.  The beer garden contains a restaurant and an open courtyard with large crowds, where they serve beer and Czech food in the warm months.  The Czech and Slovak Festival is an annual festival that has been a tradition in Astoria for many years and is held on Memorial Day weekends.  At this festival you will see live entertainment, a brass band, folk dancing, and an unlimited serving of beer and Czech cuisine.  Admission is free, but there is a cost for food and alcoholic beverages.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The cost of admission for the Museum of the Moving Image is $12.  For those who are not interested in visiting the museum, you are free to venture around the neighborhood or find another place of your interest.  I will continue to update the group on the status of the Czech and Slovak Festival to ensure that it will still take place.

*A detailed itinerary will be emailed one week before the date of the trip.

 

 

Important Information

-We will meet at Union Station at 7:45AM.  We can all meet in front of the Starbucks in the Food Court.

-We will be traveling to New York through the Megabus service.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.megabus.com ($50-58 average for round trip at current time).

-When entering website, schedule bus trip for 8:30AM - 1:00PM (Depart to New York), and schedule the return trip for 8:30PM - 1:00AM (Return to DC).  The date of the trip is Saturday, May 25, 2013.  Please be sure to enter information correctly, as Megabus does not refund tickets; however, they will allow you to reschedule trip 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip date.

-Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE  Washington, DC.  Union Station is also Metro accessible on the Red Line at the Union Station Metro Station.  Parking at Union Station is available at their parking garage; however, the maximum cost is $22.00 for one day parking.

-Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns.

 

See you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun meeting everyone.

    May 26, 2013

  • Julia C

    Thx for the opportunity to discover. queens. I was always a straight to lower manhattan type. Can't wait to go back. Good seeing everyone

    May 26, 2013

  • Iris

    Great trip! I loved The Museum of the Moving Image. The pieces were amazing. It was great seeing friends, old and new. Thank you so much Mario for the great time. See everyone next week!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Marquita

    I had a great time in Queens! It was good to see everyone. Welcome Newbies! See you on the next trip!

    May 26, 2013

  • Ursula S.

    Good

    May 25, 2013

  • Azure

    Unfortunately, I can't go but I've already purchased my bus tickets.. I would be willing to part with them for $50 (I payed $74) Email me at [masked] if ur interested. I could meet you at Union Station. thx

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can't make it this time

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I most likely wont be able to make it.... sigh... I really wanted to meet you all!

    May 23, 2013

  • bev

    I have a conflict this day otherwise i would be there. however i heard on GMA yesterday that the Henson family has donated all of the original Muppet stuff to the Museum of the Moving Image! so maybe yall we see it!

    May 23, 2013

  • Jodie T

    Hello group! Wondering if we catch the 9am bus how we can meet up with everyone once we get to NY. The megabus will take us to Manhattan but then how will we make our way to Queens, since I'm unfamiliar with taking the subway in NY? Thanks!

    May 23, 2013

  • Jodie T

    Hello group! Wondering if we catch the 9am bus how we can meet up with everyone once we get to NY. The megabus will take us to Manhattan but then how will we make our way to Queens, since I'm unfamiliar with taking the subway in NY? Thanks!

    May 23, 2013

  • Julia C

    Hi. I am staying in Ny. Where can I meet the group?

    May 21, 2013

    • Antonio

      Hi Julia, I'll need to meet up with group as well. I'll check with Mario and ask him to post a response.

      1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a bus ticket from NYC to DC I can’t use. The date is Tuesday May 28. The bus is scheduled to leave West 34th St. at 10:40 a.m. for DC's Union Station, but I think for $5 you can change the time. I'd let this go cheap since I can't use it anyway. EMail me directly at [masked].

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming from the White Marsh station. I'm really looking forward to the trip!

    May 18, 2013

  • Erica

    I'm sorry my schedule will not permit me to go on this trip at this time. Was looking forward to it. See you guys in Brooklyn ;)

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to join the group in NY at the museum or in Astoria or would it be too hard to calculate timing? Thanks! Magda

    May 14, 2013

  • Marquita

    I was just in the Megabus website and the tmes have changed. Going to NYC: 830 to 1:10, Leaving NYC 8:40 to 1:00am

    May 10, 2013

  • Sonya-Charie

    In NJ for Memorial Weekend

    May 5, 2013

  • Aleta E.

    I have a dance workshop on that day

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to join the trip in White Marsh.

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Antonio

    I missed the Museum when I was in Astoria back in January, so I'm looking forward to checking it out

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super excited!

    March 20, 2013

  • bev

    does that Megabus stop in White Marsh on its way to NYC? if so i might need to synchronize with the group as i am closer to blatimore thana i am to D.C.

    January 20, 2013

    • Marquita

      Bev, megabus stops at whitemarsh before driving directly to NYC

      January 20, 2013

    • bev

      k then that is where i will connect with you guys :)

      January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm from Queens!

    1 · January 20, 2013

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