12TH ANNUAL PICNIC IN ASTORIA PARK 2023Please join us for a day of fun and community in Astoria Park, Queens!
DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2023
TIME: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Oh yeah, it’s that time of year again, and we can’t wait to be together, out in the fresh air and under the trees, with our Blissful Family. Come enjoy a wonderful day with us at Blissful Bedrooms 12th Annual Potluck Picnic in Astoria Park.
WHERE: Astoria Park (which sits on the edge of the East River and rests between the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triboro) and Hells Gate Bridge. It’s a big park. Save yourself a lot of searching and walking by entering the park entrance on Ditmars Blvd (between 19th Street and Shore Blvd). Walk on the path towards the water and look for Blissful Bedrooms signs and a happy bunch of people on the grass to the left.
Address for Access-A-Ride/Uber/GPS: Parkside Deli (located directly across the street from the park entrance), 1859 Ditmars Blvd (between 19th Street and Shore Blvd) Astoria, New York.
Please note, this is the address to use for Access-a-Ride because it will leave you at the entrance closest to our location. Don’t simply make the reservation for Astoria Park – it’s a big park and you will have to walk a long way otherwise.
Public Transportation: N or W train to Ditmars Blvd. You can walk 12 blocks to the park (about 10 minutes) or transfer to the Q69 on Ditmars Blvd and 31st street and get off at 21st/Ditmars (3 stops) and walk two blocks to the park entrance.
POTLUCK: What’s a potluck, you may ask? A potluck is a gathering where each guest contributes a dish of food that is to be shared.
Please bring a generous helping of your favorite homemade dish, delicious store bought food, fruit, snacks, drinks, desserts, etc. to share! Please let Martha know what you are planning to bring when you RSVP to avoid any duplicates and so we can have a well rounded buffet for our guests.
Please bring your favorite fun games to add to the festivities and a comfortable beach chair/towel so you can relax to the fullest.
We have fun activities planned, including an arts & crafts area.
Do you have some talents, resources, or ideas to make our picnic even better? Please reach out! We are always excited for children’s entertainers, face painters, musicians, etc. to be our partners in compassion.
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN 7/27/23 via Facebook Invite or email: Martha@blissfulbedrooms.org or call or text – 917-359-9319. We appreciate early commitments to attend, as it gets us super pumped and makes party planning easier when we know how many people to expect.
Note, the public pool in Astoria Park is closed for renovations this year. There is a public bathroom and children’s playground close by.
Volunteers are very much needed to stage and engage a day of abundant joy for disabled individuals. Everything from helping with set-up and breakdown, pushing our guests in wheelchairs to the destination from the walkway, assistance with carrying out recreational events, etc. You are guaranteed to have a rewarding and joyful day!
We cannot wait to see all of your lovely faces!
Summer is an important time for Blissful Bedrooms programming. We take advantage of the warm weather to pack in as many meaningful gatherings as possible so disabled individuals can leave their bedrooms and experience a change of scenery and community spirit with others.
It is also one of the most difficult in terms of fundraising in order to carry it all out. As you probably know, every person on the Blissful Bedrooms team volunteers their time and energy. It speaks to the commitment that the Blissful Bedrooms leaders have for the mission of this organization, which is now going into its 13th year of existence! However, we do rely heavily on grassroots fundraising to sustain our charity, and we are truly grateful and honored by each and every donation that is invested so that we can continue to do this heartwarming and socially impactful work. Thank you so much for your generous support!
Please help us by making a donation of any amount at the link below.