Woodhaven school is helping to change lives


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.

For the full story, visit the Leader-Observer’s website.

A tribute to Brian Setzer at Forest Park


Are you ready to rock and dance?

Tomorrow night, there will be a high energy rock & roll tribute to the Brian Setzer Orchestra. The concert runs from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information, you can contact margaret.carrillo-rosas@parks.nyc.gov or call (718) 235-4100.

The George Seuffert Bandshell is located in Forest Park, near Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive.

Catch Parrot Beach at Forest Park

Parrot Beach

In the mood for a night out with live music? Well come watch Parrot Beach perform at Forest Park.

Party to your favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes by one of the hardest working full-time Buffett tribute bands on the circuit today!

The concert takes place on Thursday, August 2 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the George Seuffert Bandshell along Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive.

Pay One Price Party at the Carousel this Friday


Photo by Michael Perlman

Project Woodhaven is hosting their annual party, the Pay One Price Party at the Carousel, at the Forest Park Carousel this Friday, June 22, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event allows everyone in the community to enjoy the historic landmark.

For $10, each person gets unlimited rides on the Carousel as well as the Woodhaven Express Train Ride and the Frog Hopper.

Additionally, there will oldies music playing all night long and a magician show. The event will also honor the kids who decorated the Memorial Trees of Forest Park.

For those interested in the raffle, prizes include a Hover Board, a gigantic teddy bear and a print of the Lewis’ of Woodhaven painting donated by Madeline Lovallo, who will be at the party.

If you have any questions, contact the group at 718-805-2002.

The Carousel is located at Woodhaven Boulevard & Forest Park Drive.

WRBA Town Hall this Saturday


The next Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association town hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 16.
The meeting, which will take place at the American Legion Hall at 89th Ave. and 91st St., will run from noon – 2 p.m.
If you have any concerns or questions about the community, please attend.

Mad Science event at Forest Park tomorrow!


Looking for something to do with the kids tomorrow evening? Are you ready for some fun science?
Head to Forest Park on Thursday, June 14, and witness amazing feats of chemistry as the Mad Science group explores all sorts of spectacular reactions.
The Mad Science Presents Spin, Pop, Boom event will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Buddy Monument in Forest Park, which is located at Park Lane South and Myrtle Avenue.
For more information, contact 718-235-4100 or email margaret.carrillo-rosas@parks.nyc.gov. The event is free.

Volunteer at Forest Park this Saturday


Looking for a volunteering opportunity? Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy to protect forested areas in Forest Park! The event is taking place this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

If you’re planning on attending, come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Volunteers will meet up at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive in Forest Park.

Space is limited and registration is required. Also, volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

If you have questions, you can contact (718) 392-5232 or email mary.hanchar@parks.nyc.gov.

Jerry Costanzo & His Gotham City Swingers performance

jerry costanzo

On Thursday, June 7, Jerry Costanzo and His Gotham City Swingers will be performing music from the swing era to the “Rat Pack” stylings of the 1950s and ’60s. The show is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the George Seuffert Bandshell, located at Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Dr. in Woodhaven.
For more information, call (718) 235-4100 or email margaret.carrillo-rosas@parks.nyc.gov

American Legion Post 118 Host Annual Memorial Day Observance

In honor of Memorial Day, the American Legion Post 118 in Woodhaven hosted its annual observance.

The ceremony took place at the Garden of Remembrance outside the 91st Street post, and community members gathered to celebrate the fallen heroes from the Woodhaven community.

“Families can still hear the voices of those that have fallen,” said John Lawless, vice commander of Post 118. “And it is up to us to hear the voices of those families, offer our support and express our highest gratitude.”

For the full story, visit the Leader Observer’s site.

Museum of Woodhaven History

The Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society launched the pop-up Museum of Woodhaven History yesterday at Woodhaven Manor.
More than 100 people attended the event, where they took in the history of the neighborhood and shared their own memories with one another. The exhibition also doubled as an art show, showcasing the works by artists such as Madeline Lovallo as well as students from P.S. 60.

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