Pay One Price Party at the Carousel this Friday

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Prasanna to perform at Woodhaven library

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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

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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/