We just learned about Taste of Ridgewood, a brand spanking new food festival in Queens. It’s also serving as a fundraiser for the Ridgewood YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. More details:
With over 20 restaurants in attendance representing the beauty of Queens – the borough that is ethnically the most diverse in the city and country. We’re expecting 100 of the neighborhood’s most philanthropic donors to attend this night of food, live music, fun and fundraising providing the best food that Queens has to offer.
On Sunday, the Queens Museum of Art hosted an open house fundraiser event for the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, an organization they chose because, not only has RWA contributed to urgent relief and recovery efforts since Sandy, but “they are smart, committed, and on the Rockaway Peninsula for the long haul.” The theme of the event – “Revive, Renew, Rebuild” – was carried out in creative ways by a collection of artists, businesses, museum professionals, and other community members.
Restaurants Unite for Sandy Help (R.U.S.H) and Sunnyside Cares join together to offer an extravaganza featuring music, food, libation, children’s activities and a monster raffle at Sunnyside Community Services (GMAP). All money raised will go directly to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Consider the following: $10 all-you-can-eat bracelet; $10 bar bracelet; $15 combo bar-food bracelet; and $5 children’s bracelet.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Mets and City Harvest will hold a food drive today, from 9 am to 5 pm, to benefit fellow New Yorkers in need. Fans can drop off donations at Citi Field’s Hodges VIP entrance (GMAP). Those who donate 10 or more nonperishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a Mets game in April 2013.
Park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.
The Queens Kickshaw was spared from Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects and actually benefited greatly from increased patronage. To give back some of the luck and good will, the Astoria eatery will hold a Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser. All profits from 7 am this morning until 1am tomorrow will be donated to the American Red Cross. Whether you love coffee, cheese, beer, cider or kombucha (generously donated by Astoria’s very own Beyond Kombucha), come by to show your support for fellow New Yorkers in need.
The Google Crisis Maps have become excellent resources in this post-Sandy world, providing an easy to understand landscape full of indications of traffic conditions, public transit, power outage info, shelters and recovery centers, and much more. There are different layers that you can check on or off if you want to see one thing or multiple things at once. At the start of the storm, there were only a few options, now there are over 20. Keep it handy as we all recover from this crazy storm.
Where to find gas after the hurricane
There are a number of maps that have been developed to help people find gas after Hurricane Sandy. Some are twitter based, some are dependent on people inputting info onto the map, and some are form-based, where you can fill out some fields and enter info that way. So check out these maps and see if they can help – we hope so.
The folks over at The Queens Kickshaw are hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, November 8 – 100% of their profits that day will be donated to the American Red Cross. There will also be live music from 8-10pm that night. This is a great reason to head to the Kickshaw for the first or simply the next visit. Hope to see you there.
BORO Magazine has a great event planned – it’s a party that’s a fundraiser for the Western Queens Compost Initiative (WQCI), a program of the well-regarded Astoria reuse facility Built It Green! (they also have a location in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn). WQCI’s mission is to “increase capacity for, acceptance of, and participation in composting in western Queens. We provide composting infrastructure for Greenmarkets, CSA’s, community gardens, an urban farm and public events. Our compost is used to grow food, feed trees, and beautify public spaces.” (more…)