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Oktoberfest Comes to Skillman Avenue This Saturday

claret1Oct. 7, 2014 By Christian Murray

It’s time to get out the lederhosen and the Bavarian hats.

The Skillman Project, a group of bars and restaurants located on Skillman Avenue, is hosting its 3rd annual Oktoberfest this Saturday.

There are eight bars/restaurants participating in the event—and attendees will be offered $3 beers until late. The event will start at 3pm and go until close.

Several of the bars/restaurants will be serving German-themed food—with items such as Bratwurst and pretzels on offer.

The Skillman Project has also hired a brass band that will be playing polka music at all the participating venues. The band will start at 6:30 at Claret Wine Bar and will then perform at the other bars/restaurants.

“Oktoberfest is typically the most popular event that the Skillman Project puts on each year,” said Justin Costello, the manager at Claret. “It tends to bring in the largest crowd.”

The Skillman Project also puts on an annual Mardi Gras and a summer event.

To partake in Saturday’s Oktoberfest, attendees are required to register at Claret (46-02 Skillman) between 3 pm and 5 pm, and buy a $5 wristband. The wristband is needed in order to get the $3 beers at all eight restaurants/bars. The $5 proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry.

Participating bars are: Dog and the Duck, Claret Wine Bar, Flynn’s Garden Inn, Quaint Bistro, Murphy’s Lobster Grill, The Globe, Aubergine Cafe and The Copper Kettle.



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Sunnyside Is Blooming

Sunnyside will be the center of the universe on Saturday. You can eat, drink, plant, cleanup, swap and carve a pumpkin if you want.

Sunnyside Is Bllooming

Not just drunks. We will also be doing a cleanup and planting flowers in different parts of the neighborhood Saturday also. Call Amanda at Councilman Van Bramer’s office to register or just show up at the Arch at 46th street at 10am October. The event will run from until 1pm and then you can relax for a while and then go to the Octoberfest!

confused 2

There’s also Queen of Angels fair Sat and Clothing Swap at Sunnyside Community Services Sat aft and Clean up day Sat.

Anonymous visitor

Are we just a bunch of drunks in this neighborhood? What’s next? A whole lot of drunken Santas running down Queens Boulevard at 1 am.


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