Celebrate Pride all week long at venues all over town. Performers and personalities making appearances events throughout the weekend include Dida DeAngelis, The Magic of Seth Howard, Hula Performance by Kalani, Astor Street Opry Company, Miss Ariel View, and Darcelle XV! Most events are free and open to the public, though a few events require tickets, as noted below.
Wednesday (June 8)
- Pride Trivia 6pm at the Merry Time (995 Marine)
Thursday (June 9)
- Cocktails for Pride 3pm to 7pm at Carruthers (1198 Commercial)
Friday (June 10)
Saturday (June 11)
- Pride Parade on the Riverwalk, gather at 11am at 3rd and Marine
- Queer Makers Market from noon until 7pm underground (1004 Marine)
- Pride Party from 1pm to 7pm at the Barbey Maritime Center (2042 Marine)
- I Do Wedding Celebrations 2pm-3pm at Barbey Maritime Center (2042 Marine)
- Decadent 80s PRIDE/Goonies Weekend from 9pm at the Merry Time (995 Marine)
Sunday (June 12)
- Brunch and Sip – with special guest Darcelle XV!!! at the Merry Time (995 Marine) – Sunday, noon-3pm (ticketed event)
And there are plenty of other fun things to do this weekend in Astoria . . .
Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts
Clatsop Community College is hosting a free showing, and community discussion with Ron Craig, of the film Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts this Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in Columbia Hall 219 (1651 Lexington).
The 2022 Clatsop Community College Basic Design class is exploring the practice of Shinrin-Yoku and its connection to the visual arts and nature and would like to extend an invitation to the community on Friday, June 10, 2022 from noon until 2pm. to enjoy a leisurely walk along the forest trail that begins at the back of the lower parking lot at the end of Lexington Avenue on campus, and leads up to the column.
The Shinrin-Yoku event was inspired by multi-talented local artist, performer, and activist Marco Davis‘ innovative event called Sunday in the Park with Art. With his blessing, the students will install both individual and collaborative creative projects along the trail. The Japanese concept of Shinrin-Yoku, loosely translated into English as “Forest Bathing,” Shinrin-Yoku is a form of healing that involves wandering along a forest trail or spending time in natural places.
For all the details, including several artist statements, check out the press release.
The June 2022 edition of Second Saturday Art Walk is upon us.
From noon until 8pm on Saturday, June 11 explore art at galleries and shops throughout downtown-and beyond.
Pick up a map and list of locations from local shops, or on the Astoria Downtown Historic District website here. Check out the latest Coast Weekend after Thursday for listings of this month’s featured artists, exhibits, and activities.
The Astoria Sunday Market runs from 10am to 3pm every Sunday through mid-October on 12th Street downtown, between Marine Drive and Exchange.
Astoria Sunday Market, at the heart of Astoria’s Downtown, combines fresh produce, local arts & crafts, food, music and more in a lively downtown street market atmosphere. The market features up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. In addition, the Market has a lively food court with regional entertainment making this the gathering place each Sunday for locals and visitors to the region.