Cinco de Mayo fiesta w/ a cause, bikes shut things down, other things…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiajvjCB16r/ (Video)

A fiesta in the Ravenswood area wasn’t just a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The party on 11th Street by Saint Rita’s Church was a fundraiser to help rebuild a church that was destroyed by the September 2017 earthquake in Mexico. Several of the attendees, Corner was told, are from Chila de la Sal, a town in Puebla, Mexico.

The Five Boro Bike Tour came through Queens and shut down 21st Street, Vernon Boulevard and other streets in Long Island City and Astoria. I didn’t catch it but saw these cops standing in a huge group on 34th Ave and Vernon.

A few (other) notes:

  • LIC Reading Series is having a special night Tuesday with an all-Feminist Press panel.
  • The LIC Arts Open Festival starts Wednesday, May 16.
  • Governor Cuomo supports State Senator Michael Gianaris’ gun control bill that would extend the timing of background checks.
  • Astoria has a Cat Lives Matter group.
  • Shintaro Okamoto, an ice sculpture artist, whose Okamoto Studios is over at 35-03 31st Street and 35th Ave, appeared in a video for Eater.

Hey! Did you see or hear of anything interesting you want to share with Corner? Can be related to South Astoria/Northern LIC in general, or the public officials who represent the area. Email me or drop a comment. Corner is now functioning on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Here’s the latest Gram photo:

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