Sponsors help to build great events

On June 17, 11-4pm the Friends of Astoria Heights Park will host a block party on 46th Street between 30th and 31st Avenues, in lieu of the park’s closure for renovations.block party final flyer 2017

The event will include amongst many other things, square dancing, puppet shows, street games, youth poetry slam, a pop up library and a collaborative art project.  Important for any event is how it all gets put together.  Much of this event is made possible by Councilman Costantinides, whom without his support we would not be able to assemble such great artists or interactive activities.

Thank you Councilman Costantinides


The Friends of Astoria Heights Park cares deeply about making all events as inclusive  and accessible as possible. We value our neighborhood, its people and its parks. The Block Party event as all of our events, is important in maintaining connection with the neighborhood, especially as the playground is in the middle of a major overhaul and the tendency is for folks to look elsewhere for green space and community events. Astoria Heights Playground is well under construction and is making progress. For more information on playground construction updates, see www.nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/capital-project-tracker/project/7018


The block party also features an important sponsor whom we would like to thank, ESSENTIA water. It took only a couple of minutes for Essentia to agree to support the event. Essentia will provide free water for the block party and provide information at their table.

Essentia is ionized Akaline Water

“Water from any source is passed through micro-filters, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet exposure to achieve a purity of 99.9%.  Pure alkaline electrolytes are infused in trace amounts, creating a perfect blend and a clean, smooth taste.  Our proprietary ionization process removes bitter-tasting acidic water ions, producing an ionized 9.5 pH or higher  alkaline water.  Our ionized alkaline water has been scientifically shown to be more effective at rehydrating”.


Thank you to all sponsors. Our events would not be the same without your support!