The Astoria Park Alliance is working in coalition with the Department of Transportation, Green Shores NYC, other community groups and local businesses to re-envision Shore Blvd by opening up the street and roadway to pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles for three Sundays in August: the 9th, 16th and 23rd. It's called Astoria Water Walk- a DOT sponsored temporary Pedestrian Street-and is made possible with support from The Rock Health and Fitness Club and Build it Green! NYC. Astoria Water Walk will take place rain or shine.
Astoria Water Walk brings the DOT’s successful Summer Streets Program to the Western Queens Waterfront. Scheduled activities will include Punk Rope, belly dancing and other exercise classes offered for free by The Rock Health and Fitness Club, walking tours with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, music by local artists including DJ Hank Pollard and Astoria’s own Cat Gut, bike valet parking from Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee, martial arts demos by the LIC/Astoria Kung Fu Club, the Department of Parks & Recreation’s Play Mobile and more! Spontaneous relaxation, as well as fun & games on Shore Blvd is expected and encouraged. All activities are FREE.
Astoria Park is Western Queens’ largest park and features tennis courts, a running track, playgrounds, basketball courts, bucolic lawns and the City’s largest outdoor swimming pool. Its East River shoreline provides breathtaking views of the skyline and two bridges. It is heavily used by children, families, boaters, cyclists, runners, and motorists and is home to fish, crabs, birds, and aquatic plants.
Where does the Astoria Water Walk take place?
Shore Boulevard from Astoria Park South to Ditmars Boulevard.
Shore Boulevard is a waterfront street running along the East River on the western edge of Astoria Park. It offers views of the East River, Hellgate Bridge and Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge).
The Astoria Park Alliance The Astoria Park Alliance is a community group whose mission is to beautify, enhance, and encourage involvement in the park.
New York City Department of Transportation is partnering with groups citywide to bring some summer streets fun to neighborhoods in all five boroughs.
Green Shores NYC is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to enliven the Astoria-Long Island City waterfront by caring and advocating for safe public parks, green spaces, waterways and a waterfront greenway.
The Rock Health and Fitness in Astoria Queens, NY is your complete gym, climbing rock wall and X Bike studio. Their fitness trainers offer personal training and childcare is complimentary so you can conveniently take aerobics cardio / dance classes, yoga, Pilates, tai chi & X-Bike sessions. Let The Rock help you move mountains to achieve your fitness goals
BIG! NYC is New York City's only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Their warehouse has everything from panel doors to high-end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. BIG’s mission is to keep these materials out of the landfill, while offering deep discounts on their resale.
Participating Organizations Include:
The Astoria Park Alliance
Green Shores NYC
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Greater Astoria Historical Society
Long Island City/Astoria Kung Fu Club
Long Island City Community Boathouse
Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee
FULL SCHEDULE AND LINEUP OF EVENTS COMING SOON!
For more information or to get involved, email:firstname.lastname@example.org