Bayside Village continues to offer the largest variety of exciting dining options in the area, with the recent openings of

Dorawa Bar and Restaurant, with great bar and innovative Korean fusion offerings;

Bayside Dumpling House making dumplings, noodles and sandwiches to enjoy in their Bell Blvd location

or at home; and

KungFu Tea’s wide range of fresh brewed bubble teas, coffees and other seasonal beverages.

Tavenrna Kyclades, well known for serving fresh fish and Greek food in Astoria, will open on Bell Blvd next month.

Be sure to come and explore all the diverse dining options Bayside Village has to offer!

St Patrick's Day

Get ready to wear your green and celebrate Irish culture with Bayside’s first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 24. 

The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. starting at 36th and ending at 41st avenue along Bell Boulevard –  home to a number of Irish bars and restaurants. Attendees will be able to enjoy the parade, along with great restaurant and bar specials along the corridor.

Parade participants include marching bands, community groups, and schools.

“We are so excited and happy to be participating,” said Ciara Green Erdman, owner and teacher of the Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing. “Our dancers wait all year long to celebrate St. Patrick and show off their hours of hard work in learning and perfecting their amazing Irish Step Dancing skills.” 

The Bayside based dance studio is expecting 50 to 60 people to march, with student participants ranging in age from three to 16 years old.

Another group excited to be participating in the parade is Inis Fada Pipe and Drum Band. Twelve to 15 band members will march, playing pipes, snare, tenor, and base drums. 

“Many of us in the band – including myself – have lived or worked in Bayside and have deep connections with Bayside and Bell Blvd,” said John Graney, a piper in the band for 15 years. Our band has been around for nearly 60 years and we march in the same parades each year. Adding Bayside will be very exciting for us as it is close to our home base in Mineola, and familiar to so many of us. “We’re looking forward to meeting new people at Bayside, marching down Bell Blvd, and of course, the after party.”

Among other participants will be:

MTA PD Pipes and Drums, NYPD Marching Unit and color guard, Sword of Light, Molloy High School Pipes and Drums, AOH- Division #15- Whitestone, AOH/LAOH – Bayside # 13, Bayside Bombers Lacrosse Team, Boy Scouts Troops #75 and #85, County Cavan Association, County Down Association, County Mayo Society, County Roscommon Society, Fitzpatrick Academy of Irish Dance, Habitat for Humanity,Hispanic American Court Officers Association, Irish American Center of Queens Nassau, Suffolk and Mineola, Knights of Columbus -Dooley McGinvey, North Shore Animal Hospital, North West Bayside Civic Association, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, Saint Francis Prep High School Irish Club, Shannon Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association and The Shield Institute.

 

The sponsoring organization for the parade is Bayside Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Inc.

For more information or to participate in the parade, visit their Facebook page here. The deadline for groups to send in an application to participate in the parade is March 1.

Photo credit: John Graney and Ciara Greene Erdman.

 

 Bayside Village BID February Specials

February is known as the month of love and here are some specials to love that are happening at various businesses of the Bayside Village BID.

• Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside is offering complimentary x-rays and consultations (a $350 value) for new patients every Monday throughout the month. Restorative and Implant Dentistry of Bayside is located at 38-39 Bell Blvd, Suite 250. 718-428- 7474 or visit http://www.baysidedentalspa.com.

• Turn the Page…Again! is celebrating its 8th year of business with an anniversary book sale. All books are $1 every day in February. The used bookstore is located at 39-15a Bell Blvd. For more information, call 718-767- 2341

• Celebrate Mardi Gras on February 13 at Bourbon Street with drink and dinner specials, free giveaways, and live music by George Kilby Jr’s Mardi Gras revue. Bourbon Street is located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. For more information or to make a reservation, call 718-269- 4039

Uno Pizzeria & Grill will host a Mardi Gras Party for kids of all ages on Fat Tuesday. The party will feature food and drink specials, face painting, crafts, masks, crowns, tiaras, beads, and other activities. Uno is located at 39-02 Bell Blvd. For more information, call 718-279- 4900 

• Queens Dance Project is offering a two for one Zumba workout for adults at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. The cost is $10 per couple. QDP is located at 214-26 41 Ave. For more information, call 718-229- 1133 or visit

• Those dining at Bourbon Street on Valentine’s Day will receive a complementary glass of Wolffer Rose Cider or Champagne with the purchase of a Valentine’s Day Special Entree. Bourbon Street is located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. For more information or to make a reservation, call 718-269- 4039

• Couples can enjoy a complementary toast of Love Potion Sangarita’s at the Spanish restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Free valet parking is available. Sangarita’s is located at 40-02 Bell Blvd. For more information or to make a reservation, call 718-428- 2727

• Queens Dance Project is hosting a Kids Valentine’s Day Party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. The party is for potty-trained children ages three to 10 and will include games, a craft, dancing, pizza, cookies and juice. The cost is $30 per child and is non-refundable. Reservations are required as limited spots are available. QDP is located at 214-26 41 Ave. To make a reservation, call 718-229- 1133

Follow us on your favorite social channels and stay up to date with special promotions and local events from our businesses.
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The Onsite Consultation Bureau provides to FREE safety and health surveys to small businesses to assist employers in developing worksite safety and health programs. In addition they also provide FREE training courses that can be conducted at your worksite to help your business comply with OSHA regulations.

We are able to conduct onsite surveys and training based upon the needs of your business and according to your schedule. A hard copy of these documents are available in the BID office.

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