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Astoria Spring Festival to Take Place on 31st Street Sunday

The Astoria Spring Festival (Photo: Facebook/ Meteor Festivals)

May 18, 2018 By Tara Law

An old-fashioned street fair will take place this Sunday on 31st Street.

The Astoria Spring Festival will take place from about 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue. The festival will offer bouncy rides, traditional American festival food and arts, and crafts vendors.

Catherine Piecora, executive director of the civic group Astoria Restoration Association, said that she’s a bit concerned about the weather this weekend, but added that the event will go on rain or shine, “unless there’s a deluge.”

The Astoria Spring Festival helps fund the association’s activities, which includes helping seniors and funding holiday lights. The event is free and open to all.

The festival, which has taken place for more than 20 years, will offer entertainment for the whole family, including a bouncy house and inflatable slide for children; makeup, jewelry and clothing items for adults; and food such as cotton candy and sausage with onions for all.

The FDNY will offer a safety demonstration in a model house, and various medical and insurance companies will have stands.

The festival typically draws about 50 vendors and “a few thousand” fair-goers, Piecora said, although the weather may affect the turnout.

The festival is being put together by event organizer Meteor Festivals.

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John Kimble

Anyone know if the owner of “The Place” is gonna play with his band in front of Pizza Palace again this year?


I hope so. I love it when the seniors dance to the oldies during this street festival. I hope they do not take that away from them. That is all they have left to do around here that is safe and free.


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