“Pierce Christie is throwing a complimentary ‘Thank You Astoria!’ holiday party to give back to his community, which has so graciously provided him support during his stroke and recovery this past year,” Pierce’s daughter, Heather Christie, wrote. “All are welcome to celebrate the season together.” The party is from 8 to 11 p.m. tonight at the Merry Time Bar & Grill, 995 Marine Drive.
Pierce, who is pictured, front and center, suffered a severe stroke in September 2016. Initially, he was 90 percent paralyzed, but he has worked hard to bounce back. A party is definitely in order, and live music will be performed by the Jesse Lee Falls Band, featuring Calen Uhlig on bass and Jeff Carden on drums, plus surprise special guests. And, there will be complimentary beverages and snacks.
“A life-long musician and pillar of the Astoria community, many know Pierce as the founder of The Mallternative, his eclectic music shop in Astoria,” Heather added. “He has mentored countless aspiring musicians over his many years running the shop. Come on down, and help Pierce celebrate his first holiday back home!”