The Friends of Steinway Mansion are hosting a music festival to help raise funds to purchase the landmarked Astoria home. The mansion, built in 1858 for the Steinway family, has been on the market for years. Local activists hope to purchase the home and turn it into a cultural attraction and education venue for the Greater Astoria Historical Society and the Artisans Guild of America. According to the Daily News, they need $1,900,000. The proceeds from the eight-event music festival, starting this Saturday, will go toward that purchase. The performances are all scheduled for venues near the mansion — check out all the details here. UPDATE: According to the Friends of Steinway Mansion, they are aiming to raise a total of $5,000,000.
Astoria Group Sets Music Fest in Bid to Raise $2M to Buy Historic Steinway Mansion [NY Daily News]
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