Health Fair happening in Richmond Hill


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

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

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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

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


Spring Forward with the Queens Distance Runners

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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!

Veterans Financial Workshop at The Queens Vet Center

The Queens Vet Center at 75-10B 91st Ave is offering a free Veterans Financial Workshop on February 22, 1-3pm. They’ll focus on Credit & Debt.

The workshop will aim to help with building credit, understanding your credit score, looking at your credit report, as well as reducing or eliminating debt. Private meetings are available. Information is presented by Paula Mucci, AFC, Financial Coach.

RSVP with Zhuo “JoJo” Chen, by phone at 718-296-2871, ext 7767 or by email at

DOT begins bus lane camera violations on Woodhaven Blvd


Watch out for those bus lane violations!

The Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it will begin issuing bus lane camera violations along the Q52/Q53 Woodhaven-Cross Bay Boulevard Select Bus Service (SBS) route on Tuesday, February 20.

Each thoroughfare has signage indicating the hours that the bus lanes are in operation, so pay attention to those signs.

Violations are issued against the vehicle, not the driver. Points are not deducted from motorists’ licenses.

Mike Miller hosts 9th annual Valentines for Veterans Drive

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Assemblyman Michael Miller is hosting his 9th annual Valentines for Veterans Drive.

His office will be collecting travel-sized toiletries and new clothing items, especially socks, for the veterans at the St. Albans Veterans Home. They will not take any used items.

Donations can be dropped off at these locations:

  • Miller’s District Office: 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven (Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Neir’s Tavern & Grill: 87-48 78th Street, Woodhaven (between 11:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.)
  • H&M General Insurance Brokerage: 75-17 Myrtle Avenue, Glendale (between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.)
  • One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center: 110-08 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill (Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)

If you have any questions, call Miller’s office at 718-805-0950.

Paint a Pair at Nier’s Tavern


Ready to get your creativity on mixed with a ton of fun? Come paint a pint glass/shot glass combo at Neir’s Tavern at  87-48 78th St, Woodhaven and uncork your creative side! On Wednesday, January 24 at 7 PM  join in for this special combo glass painting party. The class fee is $35  and includes a pint glass, a shot glass, paint, supplies, as well as in-depth instruction to make your pieces come to life!

Be sure to register in advance to save your spot.

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