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“Who Killed Malcolm X?” episode screening this weekend

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. will host a free screening of an episode of the new Netflix docuseries, “Who Killed Malcolm X?” this Saturday, March 14. The episode will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the show’s directors, Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen, as well as a key figure in the series, … Continue reading

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Spring Forward 5 & 10 mile run on March 8, registration open

Queens Distance Runners and the Woodhaven BID are sponsoring are inviting residents to welcome Spring with five and ten mile runs through Forest Park on March 8. Starting from the Woodhaven Boulevard side, runners will pass by Victory Field Track, heading through the hills of Forest Park Drive. The course continues to Metropolitan Avenue, making … Continue reading

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No-cost mammograms coming to Ozone Park

A mobile bus providing no-cost mammograms and clinical breast exams is coming to the neighborhood. Councilman Eric Ulrich is teaming up with the American-Italian Cancer Foundation to bring the bus to Ozone Park on Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It has been more than a decade since Ulrich first brought the … Continue reading

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Comptroller to host Woodhaven stakeholders roundtable

Comptroller Scott Stringer is hosting a Woodhaven Roundtable tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Woodhaven Manor, located at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue. The event will be an opportunity for community members to voice their concerns and issues in the neighborhood. Community board members, local businesses and civic leaders have all been invited to the … Continue reading

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Free jazz concert at Neir’s Tavern this Saturday

In honor of Black History Month, the Newtown Historical Society is hosting a free jazz concert at Neir’s Tavern this Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will feature the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quartet. You can learn more about the quartet here. They’re expected to play original compositions, as well as classics … Continue reading

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Signups for W.O.R.K.S. Little League open this Friday

W.O.R.K.S. Little League has been a part of the communities of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven since 1958. In 2002, they merged with Ozone Wakefield Little League. They now serve Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park. The league offers T-ball, girls softball, Baseball and Challengers to kids ages 4 to15. Today, … Continue reading

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New industrial center opens thanks to state funding

A new affordable industrial center has opened in Ozone Park, thanks to funding and support from state agencies. Last week, the nonprofit industrial developer Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center (GMDC) marked the site’s opening along with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and a slew of government officials. The 85,000-square-foot facility will provide affordable space to more than two … Continue reading

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Young constituents donate hair to Butterflies by Blaq

On Tuesday, Councilman Adrienne Adams hosted a hair donation event where young people donated their locks to a local nonprofit. Thanks to free haircuts and styling from Aracelis Unisex hair salon, every young person was able to donate hair to Butterflies by Blaq, which provides high-quality wigs to children with medical conditions. The group was … Continue reading

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Historic Neir’s Tavern saved at the last minute

UPDATE: Neir’s Tavern was saved thanks to a last-minute handshake deal between Loy Gordon and the building owners, Henry and Ken Shi. Read more about the circumstances of their deal in this week’s Leader-Observer newspaper! Woodhaven, and New York City generally, was met with some tough news this morning. In an email sent to his … Continue reading

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Property tax exemption workshop tomorrow

New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway)¬†will be hosting¬†the first of a three part event series with Department of Finance to assist homeowners in reducing their property taxes and to aid tenants in applying for a rent freeze. The first event will be held at Battalion Pentecostal Church, from 6 p.m. … Continue reading

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