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OutAstoria January events
« on: January 09, 2007, 02:40:08 PM »
Happy New Year from Out Astoria, the LGBT social organization for Astoria and LIC.  Please check out our website,  for our updated schedule (usually weekly).  We'd like to thank everyone who came out for our December Holiday Party.  We had over 75 people and everyone had a great time!

We have our schedule for January and February of 2007.  Evites will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars for the following:

Out Astoria Brunch - Sunday, January 14, 1:30 p.m. at Mundo
(32nd Street, just South of Broadway)
Out Astoria Dinner - Wednesday, January 31, 8 p.m. at Ploes
(33rd and Broadway)

Out Astoria Brunch - Sunday, February 11, 1 p.m. at Locale
(33rd Street and 34th Avenue)
Out Astoria Dinner - Wednesday, February 28 at Watawa
(33rd Street and Ditmars)

March dates to be announced soon

We continue to have Bump Wednesdays at Bungalo (32nd Street and Broadway) every Wednesday night starting at 9 p.m.  Come out and support our best gay night in Astoria!

DJ Rob (Arynphkboy) is spinning at Bungalo this Wednesday, January 10, starting at 9 p.m.  He's part of Out Astoria - come see Marcel, drink and hear good music.


Every June, Queens hosts the second-largest Pride Parade in NYC.  This year the parade will be on Sunday, June 3.  The organization which runs the parade, the Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee holds an annual fundraiser to raise the money to stage the parade - this event is Winter Pride, and it's held here in Astoria at the Astoria World Manor.  Winter Pride will be on Saturday, January 20, and one of the two honorees is Dirk McCall, one of the founders of Out Astoria.  Details are below - we're putting together an Out Astoria table - please email Joe Moran to reserve a seat -

Dear Friend,

I am writing to invite you to Winter Pride, the annual fundraiser for
the Queens Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade and
Festival (which is always held on the first Sunday in June in Jackson
Heights. This year our 15th annual Parade and Festival will be held on
June 3, 2007.)

Winter Pride, which will be held on January 20, 2007 from 7 PM - 12 AM
at the Astoria World Manor , is the major fundraiser for the Parade
and Festival which is now a tradition in Jackson Heights.  The Parade
and Festival contribute significantly to the neighborhood's colorful

This year we are proud to honor two really outstanding individuals at
Winter Pride:  Congressman Barney Frank from Massachusetts and Dirk
McCall, the president of the Stonewall Democratic Club, the Director
for External Affairs at Quality Services for the Autistic Community
(QSAC) and one of the most beloved activists in the LGBT communities.

Below are the details for the Winter Pride Celebration.

Queens Lesbian and Gay Pride Committee, Inc.
Winter Pride Dinner Dance
A night to acknowledge and honor those who have contributed to the
visibility of the LGBT movement in Queens.

Congressman Barney Frank
Dirk McCall

Saturday, January 20, 2007
7 PM - 12 AM
Astoria World Manor
25-22 Astoria Boulevard
Astoria NY

12 Item Buffet, "White Glove" Sit Down Dinner, Choice of Entree, Open
Bar & Dancing

Music by DJ Eddie Cruz

$80 - Individual
$750 - Table of 10
$85 - at the door

JOURNAL ADS - Deadline is Jan. 10th

Gold Page - 8.5 x 5.25 in.  $500
Lavender Page - 8.5 x 5.25 in. $300
Full Page - 8.5 x 5.25 in. $200
Half Page - 4 x 5.25 in. $100
Quarter Page - 4 x 2 in. $50
Business Card - $35
Booster - one line only - $10


Mail your ad
and check
made out to
PO Box 720464
Jackson Heights, NY  11372


I really hope you can make this important community event.

Thanks again for all your support.


Daniel Dromm

For more information on anything, to add additional names to the list, or to be removed from our list, please email us at  Thank you!

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Re: OutAstoria January events
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2007, 04:20:16 PM »
I'll be at Winter Pride!  Yay Dirk!

Bungalo Wednesday sounds like fun...I just hope Rob doesn't play that music at the ear-piercing volume that other guy was...

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Re: OutAstoria January events
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 11:46:31 AM »
Wow, the January lunch and dinner sounds good. Think I'll try and make those events.

I did go to Bungalo on Wed night and had some fun. It was a cold quiet night though. Rob did spin some great tunes, and no, the music was at a level whereby one could converse, dine, or drink, and enjoy.
I had a nice quiet relaxing evening, having some snack, Vodka Cranberries, and watching the few local cuties that were out ansd aboutfor a bit. Maybe next wed will be better...
I love the space and environment though, Bungalo is nice.

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Re: OutAstoria January events
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 06:10:03 PM »
We still have a few spaces for the January dinner - rsvp early if you're up for it!


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