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August 13 | All Day
Rain Date: August 14

For our August event, New Agora is excited to collaborate with Dave’s Lesbian Bar to present “Queer Cafeteria,” New York City’s first LGBTQ+ food festival and market. Join us for a day celebrating queer hospitality, body nourishing homemade foods and soul nourishing performances. One year into its’ mission to open a community center and music venue in Astoria, Dave’s Lesbian Bar entertains the Queens and LGBTQ+ community with monthly pop-ups that are centered around amplifying queer creatives while giving back to the community. This event is supported by Queer Food Foundation and will also benefit The People’s Bodega. To donate and support the partnering organizations visit

Spend a full Saturday each month this summer exploring art and the outdoors with New Agora. Discover new creatives and perspectives with family-friendly workshops, conversations, tours, screenings, performance, music, and more!

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9:30 am & 11:00 am
Yoga | Free, No Reservations required

10:00 am – 5:00 pmHellgate Farm Stand

11:00 am – 8:00 pmAstoria Food Pantry Free Store

The Astoria Food Pantry will be in the park to distribute free clothes, books, and essential items. Accepting donations of non-perishables and clean clothes to bring back to the pantry for distribution to our neighbors also. Information about the Astoria Food Pantry and associated projects (including Astoria Free Store, The Rolling Library, and The People’s Bodega) will also be available on-site. Come say hello!

12:00  – 5:00 pm – Community Organizations
The Big Reuse, Blissville NYCDeep Routes, Practice Eros NutritionNewfest, NYC Compost Project, Queer Food FoundationRaw Honey, Veggie Mijas, Western Queens Community Land Trust

11:00 am – 1:00pm –  Field Guide: Healing, Healing Senses, Healing Plants #2 –> RSVP required

12:00 – 8:00 pm – Queer Food Market

Stock your pantry with homemade goodies made by local queers!

Market, Treats + Drinks:
Dyke Beer / Chateau le Woof
Hellgate Farms
Nightcore Kitchen
Nueva Yolk
PWYC Piña Colada Pops
Star Mountain Bakery
Tif’s Cakes
TREATS by Trent

12:00 – 8:00 pm – Queer Cafeteria

Socrates becomes your gay buffet for the day! Sample fine tastings from local queer chefs including fresh-made pasta courtesy of Astoria’s own Puttana, sizzling meat and plant-based barbeque whipped up by chef Alex Koones of Babetown dinner parties, and caffeinated beverages curated by Boyfriend Co-op, Queens’ up-and-coming coffee and cocktails cooperative and more

Babe Productions
Fresco’s Cantina
Jiggsawce Kitchen
Kinky Taco Truck
Planting Dreams
Slutty Sammys
Yeah Dawg!

2:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music and Performance Art

See performance schedule below



1:45 pm – Welcome/Official Kick-Off of the 1st Annual Queer Cafeteria
Location: North Gate Stage

2:00 – 2:45 pm – MONTE
Location: North Gate Stage

With Caitlin Montclare, Meghan Rose, Ismael Baiz
Formed in 2018 by guitarist/singer Caitlin Montclare, MONTE is a rare treat these days: a femme-fronted, no-frills hard rock trio, effortlessly blending elements of NYC hardcore, punk, and metal.

3:00 – 3:45 pm –Rest Ashore  
Location: North Gate Stage

With Erica Butts, Alberto Chamorro
North New Jersey’s finest three piece Math Rock outfit from Hoboken inspired by lesbianism, cannibalism, hedonist indulgence, blood thirst and guitar riffage, rest ashore has evolved a new fusion of pop and progressive sound.

3:45 – 4:15 pm – House of Babylon: Vogue in the Park
Location: Hélio Oiticica Subterranean Tropicália Projects PN15: 1971/2022

With Kelly Babylon, Sissy Babylon, Sophia Babylon, Ginger Babylon, Disco Babylon, Proud Babylon
Legendary performers from queer nightlife stages turn the park into their catwalk for the afternoon. A dance style with origins in the 1960’s Harlem Ballroom scene, the troupe will bring the recently popularized, 1980’s style of house dancing, Vogue, to life with their spins, dips, and duckwalks through and around Hélio Oiticica’s sculpture housed in the center of the park.

4:15 – 5:00 pm – Lily Mao and The Resonaters
Location: North Gate Stage

With Lily Mao, Nate Jasensky, Gabby Borges
Busking in the streets of New York by day and playing out in the city’s vast DIY scene by night, garage rocker Lily Mao has hammered out a niche in Brooklyn’s indie-rock community with her gritty recordings and vibrant stage personality.

5:15 – 6:00 pm – m i c c a
Location: Beginning at Maren Hassinger Steel Bodies and convening at Hélio Oiticica Subterranean Tropicália Projects PN15: 1971/2022

With m i c c a, Hannah Lillevoy, Tyisha Nedd, Abigial Linnemeyer , Theo Armstrong
m i c c a is a non-binary Rockaway resident, performer, choreographer, and creator. Their performances highlight acts of endurance at site-specific installations, and encourage intimate gatherings around these visceral shared experiences. For today, m i c c a will work with four other artists to create a park-wide meditation on citrus, menstruation, and queer bodies, beginning with solos around Maren Hassinger’s Steel Bodies and convening with group movement at the Oiticica structure. Please note: this performance includes chest nudity.

6:15 – 7:00 pm – THEMME
Location: North Gate Stage

With Kristin “Dave” Dausch, Syry Mitchell, Morgan Karabel, Skyler Volpe, Courtney Hargrove
Established in Astoria, Queens in 2021, THEMME serves up dreamy, shoe-gaze rock with steamy, storytelling lyrics that epitomize queer experiences of their generation. You’re immediately drawn near by the compelling chemistry of these five friends, dance your way even closer to indulge in their energetic, full band harmonies and stay on your feet to hear the all too relatable story of passion and pain is powerfully told through their next number.

7:15 – 8:00 pm – Daisy Grenade
Location: North Gate Stage

With Dani Nigro, Keaton Whittaker, Pete Lazorcik, Adrian Koch, Erez Levin
Two gorgeously damaged girlies make up the duo “Daisy Grenade” – a power-punk bubble grunge band that serves a punch with a glitter lip-glossed kiss on the side. It’s the manic pixie dream tumblr girl aesthetic that started out for men but was reclaimed by the girls. It’s an unapologetic Courtney Love on the Barbara Walters Show. And it’s a great way to close out this perfect Saturday. You know?

Celebrate with Dave’s, musicians, singers and performers as they bring their own forms of queer art to life in the Park!


Dave’s Lesbian Bar
One year into their mission and very close to their goal of opening a brick and mortar space in Astoria, Queens, Dave’s Lesbian Bar continues to host monthly events that center queer creatives and community care. As spaces made for and by women, trans and non-binary people of the LGBTQ+ family are dwindling across the city, these events build comradary and excitement around what will ultimately be a mutual aid center by day, a live music venue by night and Queens’ only lesbian bar. Each event boasts a “cute and nice” crowd of all ages and backgrounds that come together in celebration of queer art, music, causes and life while fortifying friendships between long time neighbors and newcomers alike. Between the community support and the crowdfunding success of the last year, organizers are surveying potential spaces in the Astoria area as they continue raise funds and awareness for the mission. Check out more on their website and contribute on their GoFundMe.

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