Popular Astoria Instagram account @astoryofastoria, is hosting their 2nd annual holiday fundraiser on Wednesday, December 14th, at Studio Square.
This year, once again, the gang have teamed up with Urban Upbound, an Astoria-based organization which is focused on providing residents of public housing neighborhoods the tools and the resources needed in order to achieve economic mobility and self-sufficiency.
An effort that tries to break the cycles of poverty which are seen in such neighborhoods.

Image Via astoryofastoria

The fundraising event will be featuring food donations from 6 different local restaurants.

Aloria Cakes, Mamu Thai, MP Taverna, Ovelia Psistaria, Sac’s Place, Slice Astoria and Wiliam Hallet have all donated.

Raffle prizes from neighborhood businesses are also included, with a 5 day vacation to Palm Springs, CA up for grabs.
Other local businesses lending a helping hand are; The Bonnie, Gossip Coffee, Loveday 31, Taverna Kyclades and more….
Music will be provided by Astorias very own DJ Dewey, spinning records for the locals while happy snaps will be taken by LIC photographer Salvador Espinoza.
@astoryofastoria began 2 years ago now, and in just a quick period of time, has already reached 14k followers.
Founded by proud Astorians Erica Romero and Michelle Schultz, it aims to bring the community together by featuring photographs taken by local Instagrammers around our one and only Astoria.
 So let’s grab some friends, family or a special someone and sample some delicious foods this December.
 You can follow them here: instagram.com/astoryofastoria/

To find out more about Urban Up Bound follow the link: http://urbanupbound.org/

Tickets can be purchased at asoafundraiser2.eventbrite.com

When: Wednesday – December 14th.

Where: Studio Square. 35-33 36th St, Long Island City