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What is the Friends?

The Friends of Steinway Mansion (FoSM) is an advocacy group for New York City’s legendary Steinway Mansion.

What are you trying to do?

The Friends of Steinway Mansion (FoSM) will be a watchdog for the mansion – its exterior is restored appropriately, its interior is not compromised and the lots around the mansion is not hemmed in with development. In the long run we wish to purchase and restore New York City’s Steinway Mansion and to open the building and its grounds to the public as a museum / learning center.

How is the Friends of Steinway Mansion raising money to buy the Mansion?

  •  We are reaching out to the New York arts community, individuals, and corporations and anyone who values places that make New York special.
  • Every donation counts and we value even the most modest contribution.

Donations are accepted on our Donate page, or checks may be sent by mail.

Mail to: Friends of Steinway Mansion, c/o Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11106

The Friends of Steinway Mansion is a program of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible in the manner and to the extent allowed by law.

How much money do you need to save the Steinway Mansion?

The fundraising effort has two distinct goals:

  1. An estimated five million dollars is needed to purchase the mansion and the surrounding grounds.
  2. An estimated four million dollars is needed for the mansion’s restoration. This effort will take at least five years.

 Do you offer any tours?

We do offer group tours of the Steinway Factory! Please address all inquiries to Bob Singleton, Executive Director of the Greater Astoria Historical Society via our Contact Us page.  All proceeds from the factory tour will be applied towards our effort to purchase the Mansion.

How can I get involved?

We are always looking for new ‘Friends.’

  1. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @steinwaymansion.
  2. Donate to the FoSM today.
  3. Support our work.  Contact us about additional ways to become an official supporter of the Friends of Steinway Mansion.

At this time we ask you to support The Friends of Steinway Mansion by signing our petition, liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter, @steinwaymansion.

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How can I volunteer with the Friends of Steinway Mansion?

We appreciate your interest!

If you are interested in helping with FoSM events, social media, grant writing or administration please send your contact information and area of interest to steinwaymansion[at]gmail[dot]com or via our Contact Us form.

We will be in touch with ways you can help this important initiative.

To receive updates right to your inbox box join our mailing list.

Where can I find more information?

We will continue to post historical photos, information on the Steinway family and updates on our progress to the website. We also invite you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @steinwaymansion.


Thank you for your support!