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

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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 the Greater Astoria Historical Society and the Artisans Guild of America. According to the Daily News, they need $1,900,000. The proceeds from the eight-event music festival, starting this Saturday, will go toward that purchase. The performances are all scheduled for venues near the mansion — check out all the details here.

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One Comment on “In the News: Music Festival Fundrasier To Buy The Steinway Mansion

  1. Note: The $1.9 million fundraising goal was a mistake in an otherwise marvelous Daily News article. The Friends of Steinway Mansion wants to purchase the Mansion and the surrounding grounds.

    The Friends website gives the correct figure: http://steinwaymansion.org/faq/

    The fundraising effort has two distinct goals:

    – An estimated five million dollars is needed to purchase the mansion and the surrounding grounds.

    – An estimated four million dollars is needed for the mansion’s restoration. This effort will take at least five years.

    Thank you,
    The Friends of Steinway Mansion

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