Thousands of community members enjoyed the annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival on Sunday, September 30th.
The event was organized by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation (GWDC) and took place on Jamaica Avenue between 80th Street and Woodhaven Boulevard.
Entertainment ranged from live bands, carnival games and children’s rides to pony rides, a gymnastics showcase and food from around the globe.
The late Maria Thomson, who was also the former GWDC executive director and former WRBA president, was an instrumental part of the Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival. Her successor, Lisa Komninos, said she knew Thomson would be proud of the community joining together for a day of fun.
“The Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival was a great success,” said Komninos. “Maria had a big part on our street fair day and always will for years to come.”
Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society President Ed Wendell and retired NYPD Detective Ike Ilkiw
Recently, retired NYPD Detective Ike Ilkiw gave a presentation to the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society of Mysteries of Woodhaven.
Dozens of people listened as he spoke about Mae West and examined whether she lived in the area. West, who was an actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and comedian, did call Woodhaven home at one point in her life.
Ilkiw’s presentation also featured a discussion on Collyer Mansions conditions, otherwise known as hoarding conditions. In the city, first responders are aware of the term because a space filled with items can have various potential dangers.
The next Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 24, from 1pm – 3pm at the Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).
On Sunday, September 23rd between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 pm crews will be at the Forest Park Bandshell to collect certain types of electronic waste.
This event is a great way to preserve the environment by safely and securely disposing of old electronics and household goods.
During their Spring recycling event, Addabbo and Miller helped residents recycle 3.53 tons of paper and 28,390 pounds of unwanted electronics.
“This event gives the opportunity for our constituents to securely discard household items in addition to reduces waste sent to landfills, conserves resources, helps protect the environment and saves energy. I encourage everyone to come and participate,” said Assemblyman Miller.
Things that will be accepted
Things that will NOT be accepted
Large console or projection TVs
cell phones/ telephones
VCR tapes/ small televisions
Clean, dry household items such as clothing, bedding, paired shoes, dishes, silverware, lamps, curtains, American flags, and eyeglasses will also be accepted.
For more information on what items can be recycled please contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.
This single family home located in Woodhaven has many features but it’s biggest selling point is location, location, location! It’s walking distance to the J train, buses, shopping and the picturesque Forest Park.
There are three bedrooms, three full baths, a living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen and finished basement with a separate entrance. The boiler is two years old and the roof was installed four years ago. An added feature is a large yard with a deck off the kitchen.
You have the opportunity to help change someone’s life, and it won’t cost you a penny. All you need to do is tell someone you know about the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women right here in Woodhaven.
Perhaps you know a woman who never got the opportunity to finish high school, and that diploma can often be the key to a better future. It can open the door to better job opportunities or maybe even a promotion in a current job. Or maybe a high school diploma can even be the first step in going to college.
In less than a month, the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women will begin holding open registration for their tuition-free high school equivalency diploma classes for the 2018-19 school year.
To register, visit the center at 87-04 88th Avenue, across from St. Thomas the Apostle Church, on Wednesday, September 5, or Thursday, September 6, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.