People power + horse power = A Fun day of volunteering with GallopNYC! We will be helping out on Sunday July 16th from 9am-12:30pm. Volunteers enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping children and/or adults with developmental, emotional, social, and/or physical challenges, all while working with and being around horses, one of nature’s most empathetic animals. The volunteers will be supporting the riders and helping out with different tasks, for example, setting up lessons or helping a child put on his helmet. Each rider is supported by up to three volunteers – one leading the horse and one on each side of the rider. NO EXPERIENCE is NEEDED. GallopNYC will provide training. A love of horses is helpful, as is a desire to work with individuals with a disability. For more information about a typical volunteer day with GallopNYC, here's a short video & our Facebook event.
GallopNYC is located at 8803 70th Road, Forest Hills, NY 11375. To sign up for this event please contact Jenna Win-Herzog by July 13th.
Book Club Brunch UPDATE
NEW DATE! NEW TIME! We'll meet for brunch and discuss "The Human Stain" by Philip Rothon Sunday July 16 at 1:15pm, location TBD. It could take place anywhere in Astoria! Who knows where it could be...go start reading! Email Jonah Schrogin if you'd like to join. Have thoughts on the book and/or brunch? Share them on the Facebook event.
WJOA x Davening Dreamers Central Park Potluck
The sun is out and we should be too. We're co-hosting a potluck & inviting you! Join the Wandering Jews of Astoria and the Davening Dreamers of Forest Hills on Sunday July 23 at 1pm for a relaxing potluck in the Central Park Sheep Meadow, followed by a riveting game of ultimate frisbee. Bring a blanket & dairy/pareve dish to share. Email Eli Steier for the sign-up sheet if you will be there!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Eli or Jenna.
WJOA Presents: A Songwriter's Showcase
Dan Rauchwerk has worked hard to put together a "Jewish Songwriters in the Round" event featuring three local Jewish songwriters (Dan along with Sam Kestenbaum, and Andrew Weiss) on August 3, 8pm at the Shillelagh Tavern. They will be playing their songs and discussing the motivation behind writing them. While the songs are not necessarily religious in nature, Jewish culture plays a significant role in their creative process. For updates see the Faceback event page.