03/01/13 11:00am


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.


02/11/13 11:00am


Image source: LIC Bar – click to enlarge

Remember we told you that the QNYC article British rock band The Who gifts LIC Bar with new sound system was our top read post for January 2013? Indeed, it is a very, very cool story – and we have a follow up from LIC Bar’s booking agent Gustavo Rodriguez (who was recently featured in It’s Queens magazine), as their their way of saying thank you and giving back to The Who. (more…)

11/20/12 2:00pm


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.


11/18/12 9:00am

Image Source: R.U.S.H

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.

Can’t make it today but would like to donate? Make an online contribution here.

The R.U.S.H
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th Street
4 pm-8pm | $5 – $15

11/14/12 9:00am

Image Source: Citi Field

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.

Mets and City Hold Sandy Food Drive
Wednesday, November 14
Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave.
9 am-5 pm | Free

11/08/12 9:00am

Image source: The Queens Kickshaw

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.


09/12/12 11:00am


Image source: Western Queens Compost Initiative

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…)