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Schmidts Candy, a Woodhaven staple since 1925, is ready for Easter

Since 1925, Schmidts Candy has operated their family-run candy shop on Jamaica Avenue with handcrafted chocolates, hard candies and everything in between. Started by “Grandpa Schmidt”, the business has remained in the family through decades and is currently ran by Margie Schmidt, who has operated the business for 34 years. Although various family members have … Continue reading

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This week in Woodhaven…

Check out these ways to get out of your apartment and into your neighborhood! If you know of something happening in Woodhaven that is not included, let us know! Monday 3/18: Yoga Classes at Woodhaven Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday 3/19: DECE March Readiness Workshop at NYC Department of Education from 8:30 to … Continue reading

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This week in Woodhaven…

From trivia to CPR and first-aid workshops, there is something for everyone to get involved in this week. Do you know of an event happening in Woodhaven that’s not included? Let us know! Monday 3/11: Sensory Storytime at Woodhaven Library from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Picture Book Time at Woodhaven Library from 4 to 5 … Continue reading

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Woodhaven’s Neir’s Tavern remains a local gem, 180 years later

Nestled on the corner of 78th St. in Woodhaven is Neir’s Tavern, a bar that has a rich history spanning over 180 years. They pride themselves as “the most famous bar you have never heard of”, but we bet you have heard of the many films shot on location. As Neir’s Tavern starts to prepare … Continue reading

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Woodhaven Weekend Happenings (3/1-3/3)

Embrace the snow of early March by attending these events in Woodhaven: Friday 3/1: 4 – 5 p.m. – Game Day for all ages to play board games together, Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Pkwy. 8 p.m. – Jay Valera Live, Pop’s Cocina & Bar, 8522 Jamaica Ave. Saturday 3/2: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – … Continue reading

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Memorial Mass for Det. Simonsen to be held Saturday

The Ozone Park Residents Block Association announced a memorial mass for the NYPD Detective that was killed following an attempted robbery in Richmond Hill a few weeks ago. The Most Reverend James Massa, of the Brooklyn Diocese, will preside over the memorial mass for Det. Brian Simonsen, on Saturday March 2, at 11 a.m. at … Continue reading

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Woodhaven Weekend Happenings (2/15-2/17)

If you are staying local this weekend, here are some events happening in Woodhaven to get you up and out of the house: Friday 2/15: 8 p.m. – Jay Valera Live, Pop’s Cocina & Bar, 8522 Jamaica Ave. 8:30-10 p.m. – Mid-Winter Ghost Hunting Adventure, Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St. Saturday 2/16: 12 p.m. – Woodhaven … Continue reading

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Senators, assemblymen and more at the Ozone Park Residents Block Association’s Call to Action summit

The Ozone Park Residents Block Association’s Call to Action summit on Friday pulled in a crowd full of elected officials, community activists and community board members. The meeting resulted in the formation of the 5 Boro Coalition with plans to come together to be proactive and find solutions to the ongoing homelessness crisis. Four of … Continue reading

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Weekend happenings in Woodhaven (2/8-2/10)

If you find yourself in Woodhaven with nothing to do this weekend, check out these local events to get you through the cold weekend: Friday 2/8: 8 – 9 p.m. – Socca Dance Fitness, Tapout Fitness, 100-02 Rockaway Blvd. 8 p.m. – Zeo Munoz show, Pop’s Cocina & Bar, 8522 Jamaica Ave. Saturday 2/9: 11 … Continue reading

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Ozone Park Block Association set to hold emergency Call to Action summit.

The Ozone Park Block Association (OZPKRBA) is calling out for all leaders and members of community boards, organizations, clubs and associations from all boroughs for a summit meeting on ways they can work together to overcome the homelessness crisis facing the city. Currently, 90 shelters are set to be opened in heavily-residential neighborhoods. The group … Continue reading

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