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9TH ANNUAL PICNIC IN ASTORIA PARK 2018

Come join us for Blissful Bedrooms 9th Annual Picnic in Astoria Park!

Blissful Bedrooms 9th Annual Picnic in Astoria Park

DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2018 (Rain date: Sunday, July 15, 2018)

TIME: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Get ready for a funky and vibrant time at this year’s Blissful Bedrooms Picnic. It’s going to be a commotion of color (you’ve been warned) and a celebration of the highest vibration.

ALL ARE WELCOME BUT PLEASE COME WITH AN OPEN AND GIVING HEART, AS WELL AS THE INTENTION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS OFFERING OF LOVE, AND MAKE THIS AN INCREDIBLY SPECIAL DAY FOR OUR VIP DISABLED GUESTS!!!!

There will be loads of fun for our friends of all ages and abilities! We encourage your whole family to join us. It’s a great opportunity for your children to be part of a very special community in which they will see young individuals with disabilities in a much different light, as they play, laugh, have fun together, and make some unexpected, new friends. The unspoken message they will walk away with is that individuals with disabilities may look and move differently, but their desire and capacity for joy and laughter are the same.

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 and 19th Street. Walk on the path towards the water and look for Blissful Bedrooms banners/decorations and a happy bunch of people on the grass to the left.

Address for Access-A-Ride or GPS: Parkside Deli (located directly across the street from the park entrance) 1859 Ditmars Blvd (between 19th Street and Shore Blvd) Astoria, New York

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 park entrance

WHY: To celebrate summer, community, disabled youth, our wonderful 2018 Graduates, and to have a great time together in a beautiful and picturesque park!

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!

Also, please bring beach chairs/blankets (umbrellas) to sit on, towels to dry off, and any fun games/activities to add to the festivities.

Water guns strongly recommended for your own protection (wink, wink).

We have lots of fun activities planned for everyone, including:

Parachute games
Tiny Tot play area
Music
Our traditional Bucket Chair and Carwash activity
and more surprises!

This year, we have a brand new activity planned – COLORFUL COMMOTION. We’re not going to tell you too much only that you should wear clothing you don’t mind getting a little color on :-) We suggest you pick up an over-sized white t-shirt to wear for the activity. We will have a supply of t-shirts on hand for our VIP disabled guests!

Do you have some fun talent, resource or idea to make our picnic even better? Please do reach out! We are always excited to join forces with children entertainers, face painters, musicians, etc. to be compassion in action.

PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN 7/7/18 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 even more exciting.

Note, there is a public pool in Astoria Park, bring a bathing suit and towel if you are interested in taking a swim some time during the day. There is also a public bathroom and children’s playground close by.

VOLUNTEERS/CONTRIBUTORS VERY MUCH NEEDED TO HELP CARRY OUT OUR MISSION TO GET DISABLED YOUTH OUT OF THEIR BEDROOMS AND INTO ASTORIA PARK FOR A JOYOUS DAY WITH FRIENDS.

CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

Summer is an intense and important time for Blissful Bedrooms programming. We take advantage of the warm weather to pack in as many meaningful gatherings as possible so disabled youth can get out of their bedrooms and experience joy with others. It is also one of the most grueling times in terms of successful fundraising in order to carry it all out. As you probably know, every person on the Blissful Bedrooms team volunteers their time and energy and concurrently hold down full-time jobs, as well as family responsibilities and other obligations. It speaks to the passion, endurance, and commitment that the Blissful Bedrooms team has for the mission of our organization, which is now going into the 9th 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 backing!

SUMMER-FUNDRAISER-FLYER-2018

Please help us by making a donation of any amount at the link below. We couldn’t do this without the modest and contributions of many other earthlings :-) Thank you so much for your support of Blissful Bedroom and for being a treasured part of our community.

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Summer is an intense and important time for Blissful Bedrooms programming. We take advantage of the warm weather to pack in as many meaningful gatherings as possible so disabled youth can get out of their bedrooms and experience joy with others. It is also one of the most grueling times in terms of successful fundraising in order to carry it all out. As you probably know, every person on the Blissful Bedrooms team volunteers their time and energy and concurrently hold down full-time jobs, as well as family responsibilities and other obligations. It speaks to the passion, endurance, and commitment that the Blissful Bedrooms team has for the mission of our organization, which is now going into the 8th 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 backing!

Please help us by making a donation of any amount at all here. We couldn’t do this without the modest and contributions of many other earthlings :-) Thank you so much for your support of Blissful Bedroom and for being a treasured part of our community.