Kiwanis Craft Beerfest a Hit

More than a hundred people attended the 3rd annual Maspeth Kiwanis Craft Beer Festival tonight in downtown Maspeth. A dozen craft breweries offered their beer to attendees.

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Pictured here are some of the Maspeth Kiwanians at the event. The club meets Thursdays for lunch at O’Neills and primarily raises money for a bunch of well-deserving children in town. Among the programs they run include a law day as IS 73, they give out scholarships to high schoolers and support organizations like Maspeth Town Hall. Great job gang!

Maspeth Craft Beer Festival kicks off tomorrow!

The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth is hosting the 3rd annual Maspeth Craft Beer Festival tomorrow, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Featuring some of the best beers from around the borough and beyond, the Craft Beer Festival will also include cider, wine tasting and live music. Food vendors will offer up some tasty treats for an additional cost.
All proceeds will go towards charities supported by the Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.

Pricing is as follows according to the event’s page:
$50.00 in advance will receive a tasting glass
$60.00 at the door will receive a tasting glass
$10.00 Designated Driver Ticket – A DD ticket holder will receive free water and soda. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

21+ ONLY with valid, government issued photo ID
NO ID = NO ENTRY

The festival will take place at the Knockdown Center, which is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave. in Maspeth. Tickets can be bought at www.knockdown.center

Jay Avenue Destruction Continues …No Timetable

Last month at the Communty Board meeting DDC expressed their ‘concern’ and problems with letting people know about water shut-off in the Maspeth area between 69 St and 65 Place near 53 Road and 53 Drive. We advised them at that meeting that there were plenty of information outlets like ours here that could let the residents know what was up. They still do not contact anyone we know as to when street work will start and end.

We wanted to document how construction of water-sewer lines continues down Jay Avenue off 54th Avenue this week. So try to void this area while driving….

Jay Avenue dig-up 6-11-18

 

Jay Ave Construction map 6-11-18

Maspeth Principe Park ballfields construction looking good

Construction of the baseball fields at Principe Park – on Maurice Avenue and the LIE is looking good as both baseball backstops are installed and the fields seem to look close to being finished.

The soccer field is next.

Principe Park ballfields construction is going fairly quickly. Principe Park 9formerly Maurice Park) Has lighted tennis courts, bocce courts, lighted basketball courts and hard surfaced softball field as well as handball courts.

Principe Park ballfields construction is going fairly quickly. Principe Park (formerly Maurice Park) Has lighted tennis courts, bocce courts, lighted basketball courts and hard surfaced softball field as well as handball courts.

Barbercon this weekend

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Are you ready for Barbercon this weekend?
The Queens Ledger shared the exclusive on Barbercon 2018 in December.
The event brings together thousands of high-profile and amateur barbers, cosmetologists and brands from around the world.
Barbercon 2018 will be comprised of three stages for live haircutting tutorials and product demonstrations as well as education classes and an expanded indoor/outdoor Barbercon Marketplace. The festival will also have the new addition of an outdoor festival area that is comprised of artisanal food trucks, drinks, music, games, and an exclusive VIP Lounge with a private bar, comfortable lounge area, activations, gift bags and more.
For tickets and more info, visit www.barbercon.com/. The event runs on both Saturday and Sunday from 3-10 p.m.