Our Mini-Renovation
was a huge success!

We completed the Mini-Renovation of our Vincentian Unit in Rhinebeck with help from Hilarie Burton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, countless hard working volunteers and generous donors. Funds for the renovation were raised through our 2017 Ghost Stories II event. 

The unit was freshened up with new paint and a really fun mural painted by local artist Tom Cole.  Many generous supporters donated items to decorate the children's rooms through Hilarie's wishlist. Each child received new bedding, wall art for their bedroom and some neat accessories to brighten up their rooms.

The smiles on the faces of the children as they explored their newly renovated space were priceless. Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors.

Celebrating Spirit Day at the Lawrence F. Hickey Center 
Crazy Hat Day

The students of the Lawrence F. Hickey Center  for Child Development in the Bronx celebrated Spirit Day in honor of the Mr. Hickey's birthday. The kids dressed in red, enjoyed some special treats and sang a very happy birthday to the school's namesake, the late Mr. Hickey. 

Read Across America 
comes to Mount Alvernia

Senator Sue Serino and Denise VanBuren of Central Hudson dropped by Astor's Head Start Program in Mount Alvernia to read to the children as part of Read Across America Day. The kids truly enjoyed it! See more photo on Facebook.

Supporting Astor
Great news! Astor Services has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. For the entire month of May, every time a Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford at 1490 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, Astor receives a $1 donation!

This is a great opportunity for us and an easy way for folks to show their support for Astor. Please go to the store, find the reusable bag rack and buy a few bags! Spread the word - the more bags purchased, the bigger donation  Astor receives to continue providing our programs and services.

We are pleased to announce that the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center
has chosen Astor Services as their 5th Annual Charitable Giving recipient. 

Beginning May 1 through July 21, the CHAHEC staff will be collecting new clothing for the children attending Astor Head Start Centers throughout Dutchess County. Winter clothing is sought for infants through 7 years of age (sizes 3-7 are most needed). 

Clothing can be dropped off at Catskill Hudson AHEC office located at 598 Rte 299, Highland NY. For more information, call  845-883-7260.


We are "Springing" into alot of great and exciting things  here at Astor!

We completed our Mini-Renovation with the help of our dear friends Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Our wonderful volunteers came out in force to paint and decorate our Vincentian Unit. It looks great! Watch the video and see for yourself!

Astor is celebrating its 65th year! To celebrate, we are hosting a 65th Anniversary Sapphire Cocktail Reception on Thursday, May 24 in NYC. Get your tickets today!

Dust off your golf clubs and your tennis rackets. Astor will host its annual Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament and Tennis Tournament on Monday, June 11 in Newburgh, NY. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet NFL Giants Super Bowl stars, Joe Morris and Jeff Feagles. Enter our contest for an opportunity to golf with Joe or Jeff (see below).

July will bring a lovely Garden Cocktail Party at the Wethersfield Estate in Amenia presented by our Families for Astor committee. Come out in support of Astor, enjoy a cocktail and stroll the beautiful gardens.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and we look forward to having you join us at our upcoming events.
Your Astor Family 

Mark Your Calendars

Join us for  Astor's 65th Anniversary Sapphire Cocktail  Reception
Astor's Young Professionals Board Invites you to our 65th Anniversary Cocktail Reception on Thursday, May 24 at Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, NYC. 

We will have a special musical performance by Jamie Owens and a silent auction which includes a sapphire & diamond ring, Louis Vuitton Crossbody Handbag, 1994 Stanley Cup 'Mega Ticket' and more. Join us in celebrating 65 years of Changing Lives and Inspiring Futures!

Mutual of America. Purchase tickets by May 7. 

Stenberg Cup Golf Tournament and Astor Tennis Tournament is June 11
Golf event
Join us for the  20th Annual 
Stenberg Cup 
Golf Tournament  
and the 3rd Annual 
Tennis Tournament

Monday, June 11 at the  Powelton Club, Newburgh, NY. Featuring special guests  former Giants NFL Super Bowl stars  Joe Morris & Jeff Feagles! Hosted by Michelle Taylor of iHeartRadio Q92.1.

Enter for a chance to win a round of golf with   Joe or Jeff by texting  'astorgolf' to 855-735-BIDR (2437) or visit

Wethersfield Garden Cocktail Party
Families for Astor invite you to a Garden Cocktail Party at the Wethersfield Estate in Amenia, NY on Thursday, July 19. Please join us fo a lovely evening in the garden. Get your tickets today.

Astor Family Magazine
Check out our Spring issue of Astor Family Magazine. Our latest issue focuses on the benefits of play. You will read about the playground we built in the Bronx, the healing power that play has on children and how spending time with horses has helped former Astor resident, Harry Brown, to live his best life. 

Meet TJ Hessler, a dedicated long-time employee of Astor, and learn what inspired  M ikki Glass to create her business,  With You Lockets. You will also see a beautiful painting from watercolorist, Betsy Jacaruso.

Proudly Celebrating 65 Years

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Because every child deserves a childhood
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