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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Prasanna to perform at Woodhaven library

unnamed(14)

Prasanna, a guitarist and composer with a prolific and diverse body of work, will offer his interpretation of the song as well as a medley of unique Indian Carnatic music. He’s going to perform at the Woodhaven Library, located at 85-41 Forest Parkway, on Friday, May 4 at 4 p.m.

Prasanna has earned worldwide praise not only for his expertise in performing the ancient and demanding art of Carnatic music on the electric guitar but also for the special and instantly identifiable way with which he blends Carnatic music with contemporary western and world music.

Museum of Woodhaven History launch party tomorrow

Woodhaven_Museum_pic_2

The launch party for the Museum of Woodhaven History will kick off on Thursday, May 3rd, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Woodhaven Manor on 96-01 Jamaica Avenue.
The pop-up exhibit was created by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society.
The exhibit includes hundreds of photographs displayed on 25 large panels, as well as original artwork by local artists and historical artifacts. It covers Woodhaven’s founding by John Updike, the Union Course Racetrack, the arrival of trains to the neighborhood, the deadly cyclone of 1895 and much more.
For more on the museum, read the Leader-Observer’s full story.

Join W.O.R.K.S Little League this Saturday at the Opening Day Parade!

Join W.O.R.K.S Little League this Saturday at the Opening Day Parade! RAIN OR SHINE.

We will be lining up at P.S 60 located at 9102 88th Avenue in the school yard at 9am.
We will walk along Jamaica Avenue, up Forest Parkway Drive, into the park to the Bandshell.

W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven since 1958. In the year 2002 we merged with Ozone Wakefield Little League. We now serve Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park.

The philosophy and goal of Little League Baseball is to teach good citizenship, build character, and team work through the game of baseball. These are all tools required to be successful in life.

W.O.R.K.S. Little league has over 700 Volunteer Members that consist of players, coaches, managers, umpires etc.

W.O.R.K.S. Little League was the first Little League in NYC to have a Challenger Division. W.O.R.K.S. Little League can truly say that they serve ALL children.

For more information visit: http://www.eteamz.com/works/

Health Fair happening in Richmond Hill

29543030_10215976915840142_1303385915801195282_n

The Spring into Health Fair will occur on Saturday, April 14 in Richmond Hill.
The fair will focus on areas such as education, awareness, demonstrations and lifestyle. There will be demonstrations for CPR, yoga and Zumba as well as discussions on holistic approaches, supplemental nutrition assistance and insurance enrollment opportunities.

To RSVP, call Casandra at 212-912-2218 or email cferrante@ymcanyc.org

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at P.S. 54, located at 86-02 127th Street.

Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village Opening 2018

Image may contain: tree, sky and outdoor

This Saturday, March 24th at 11 AM will mark the opening of the Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village’s 2018 season!

The Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village is a remarkable historic carousel built in 1903 and is one of two known surviving carousels hand-crafted by world-renowned artist, Daniel Carl Muller.

The park has since added two new rides, The Woodhaven Express and Frog Hopper. The Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from the surrounding community as one of the hidden jewels of Queens.

New painting classes featuring scenes from Woodhaven

Facebook/ The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society

Facebook/ The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society

The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has started to offer a series of FREE Art Classes where participants will paint scenes of local beauty such as the beautiful trees of Forest Park, the snowy hills of the Golf Course and more!

Funding has been made possible from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

Participants do not need to bring any supplies as the group will provide the paint, the canvas, the brushes and light refreshments. The classes are meant for any skill level, from beginners to experienced painters. The top priority, according to the group, is to have fun.

Classes will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (93-12 91st Avenue) on the lower level.

Register by calling the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society at 718-805-2002 or email projectwoodhaven@gmail.com.

You must register to attend. You can pick multiple dates and the group will accommodate as many requests as they can.

unnamed(13)

Spring Forward with the Queens Distance Runners

Image may contain: 39 people, people smiling, outdoor and text

On Sunday, March 11 at 9 AM, the Queens Distance Runners will make their return to Forest Park after two long years. Join in to run in the Spring Forward 10 Miler (4 Loops) or 5 Miler (2 Loops) races and welcome the arrival of the new season.

10 Miler Pricing is $35 until race day and $40 on race day. 5 Miler Pricing is $25 until race day and $30 on race day. Whether you are using this as an opportunity to train towards a Spring Marathon, or hone in on your speed, this race will have a little bit of everything for you.

Nature’s Path Organic Love Crunch Granola Bars & Superfood Bars will be provided to all participants.

There is no membership fee to join the Queens Distance Runners and there will be free photos of each lap.

For more information and online registration visit here!