In the News: Music Festival Fundrasier To Buy The Steinway Mansion

Brownerstoner Queens September 25, 2013 The Friends of Steinway Mansion are hosting a music festival to help raise funds to purchase the landmarked Astoria home. The mansion, built in 1858 for the Steinway family, has been on the marketfor years. Local activists hope to purchase the home and turn it into a cultural attraction and education venue for […]

In the News: Astoria group sets music fest in bid to raise $2M to buy historic Steinway Mansion

The performances — beginning Saturday at the SingleCut brewery a few blocks from the mansion — will be held at venues near the landmark house. Melodic rockers Dru Cutler And The Heart & Hand Band will play the opening set. BY IRVING DEJOHN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PUBLISHED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, 9:07 PM […]

In the News: Music Festival Will Raise Funds to Restore Astoria’s Steinway Mansion

DNA Info By Jeanmarie Evelly on September 24, 2013 12:47pm @jeanmarieevelly DITMARS — A group trying to buy and restore the sprawling Steinway Mansion is turning to the very thing that made the landmarked Astoria building famous in the first place — music. The Friends of Steinway Mansion will kick off a series of live concerts beginning Saturday to raise […]

Action Item: Calling All Friends!

To all friends & supporters of saving the Steinway Mansion! Tuesday, September 17th @ 7pm is the Queens Community Board 1 meeting.  Preceding the meeting, at 6:30pm is a capital/expense budget public hearing . This is the time for community members to give suggestions for projects or city services that should be included in the […]

Lecture: North Beach, Queens – Steinway’s Coney Island

As summer draws to an end, come relive the excitement of summers long ago at the pleasureland of North Beach. North Beach Amusement Park was a creation of William Steinway and George Ehert, beer baron. The summer resort, located where LaGuardia Airport is now, was a major vacation destination in Queens from 1886-1917. This lecture, […]

In the News: Historical Society Promotes Preservation and Awareness

The Queens Courier By Jason D. Antos The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS), located on the 4th floor of the Quinn Memorial building on Broadway and 36th Street, has been a leading element in the historical preservation of Western Queens since 1985. The GAHS holds numerous exhibits year-round and contains an archive of photographs and […]

Latest ‘Legends of LIC’ Column Talks Steinway

The Instrument of the Immortals August 2013 One of the first assignments for advertising legend Raymond Rubican, when hired as a copy editor in 1919 was working on a Steinway & Sons promotion. He coined the phrase “The Instrument of the Immortals,’ widely considered by many industry insiders as one of the most brillant effective […]

Before & After: The Steinways and Their Mansion

This video shows historic photographs of the Steinway family at their home in Astoria during the 1880’s fading into present day photographs of the same location.  Please forward this to anyone who owns a Steinway Piano, who loves music, or appreciates those places that make NYC special.

In the News: ‘Friends of Steinway Mansion’ will start fundraising to buy historic home

May 8, 2013 DITMARS — A coalition of Queens stakeholders advocating for a community use of the iconic Steinway Mansion in Astoria will start fundraising soon in an effort to buy the historic property, the group said recently. The Friends of Steinway Mansion held a community meeting Monday night, where organizers said they plan to launch an official fundraising […]

Sign The Petition to Save the Steinway Mansion

We want to thank everyone who was able to join us on May 6th for our first event launching the work of the Friends of Steinway Mansion (FoSM), in particular Democratic District Leader Costa Constantinides and Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society. At the event, Mr. Singleton spoke about the history of the […]