Queens borough president’s office allocates $5 million in funding for Astoria’s Variety Boys & Girls Club


Queens Borough President Donovan Richards joined Costa Constantinides, CEO of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, for the Junior Home Run Derby at Elmjack Little League baseball field to announce the allocation of $5 million for the club’s redevelopment project on Sunday, June 13.

Constantinides, who served as Astoria’s City Councilman for more than seven years and left the office in April to become the club’s CEO, was excited that the redevelopment will include the first planetarium in Queens, an Olympic size swimming pool, science and art labs, a 1,000-seat arena and a brand-new theater.