This afternoon, the Woodhaven Library will host a free screening of the 2017 film, “The Big Sick.”
In the film, Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. The film, one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2017, is loosely based on actual events from the couple’s lives.
The movie will be screened between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Woodhaven Library is located at 85-41 Forest Parkway.
Light snacks will be provided but you can also bring your own.
There are only a few days left to participate in Assemblyman David Weprin’s Holiday Toy Drive.
Don’t forget to drop off a new or gently used toy, book, or puzzle to either of Weprin’s district offices! The closest office is the Richmond Hill District Office located at 111-12 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 5. The toy drive will run until Monday, December 18.
Weprin’s other district office is located at 185-06 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows.
Get ready for some holiday cheer in Woodhaven this weekend.
The Christmas tree and Menorah lighting will take place this Friday at 6:30 p.m. and the “Welcome Santa to Woodhaven” Parade will be held on Saturday, December 2 at noon.
Next week, Santa Claus will return to Woodhaven for a photo opportunity so bring the whole family down!
The 102nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad announced Tuesday that members of the precinct’s police force will wear body cameras during their shifts. As part of a pilot program with the 105th Precinct, officers on the 4 p.m. to midnight shift wear the body cameras throughout their entire tour. Officers will start recording at the start of their shift and the cameras will continuously document everything. At the end of their shift, the officer docks the footage on a server.
“It all helps with the prosecution of crime,” Urprasad said.
Eventually, every precinct in the city will have body cameras.
He further stated that the area covered by the 102nd Precinct had 230 less victims than last year, a 21% percent decrease in crime rate for the year thus far.
The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society is having a Leaf Collecting Party at 96th Street and 86th Avenue behind All Saints Church. The November Cleanup will take place on Friday, November 17th, from 5:30 to 8 PM. The event coincides with the DSNY’s Lawn & Leaf Collection Program, which turns fallen leaves into mulch. Attendees are encouraged to lend trash cans that will be later returned to them at the end of the evening. There will be music, hot chocolate, and a door prize.
The NYC local city office elections on November 7th are rapidly approaching and New Yorkers need to get informed!
In order to ensure this education, Vote NYC announced the broadcast schedule for the city’s official nonpartisan Video Voter Guide ! The guide contains statements from each candidate about their stances and plans for the city. The video version of the guide began airing Sunday, October 29th and will be on every night at 7pm (4pm on election night) from now until the election on the NYC Gov station (see channel depending on carrier below).
NYC Gov Channels and Carriers
Verizon FiOS……….1960 HD | 24 SD
Over the Air (Broadcast)……….25.2
The video guide will also air on borough-based public access stations; check local listings for time and dates on BRIC, QPTV, MNN, and BronxNet.
The Voter Guide information can also be found online at voting.nyc as well as in print when it is delivered to every household with registered voters in the five boroughs.
Aspects of daily life such as affordable living and public schools will be affected by these local elections so make sure to learn about the candidates and get out there and vote!
On October 26, 2017 from 11a.m.- 2p.m. free health services will be available at 83-40 Woodhaven Boulevard, Glendale, NY. Services such as Flu shots *limited to the first 50 people*, blood pressure screenings, and blood oxygen screening will be available.
For further information and appointments please contact Assemblyman and Sponsor of the event, Mike Miller at 718.805.0950.
Assemblyman Mike Miller, with the help of the American Italian Cancer Foundation, will also be organizing a care clinic on Sunday October 29th that will provide free mammograms and exams. No insurance is required, but recipients must be New York City residents that have not received a mammogram in 12 months or more. Those without health insurance must be females 50 years and older and those with health insurance are required to be 40 years or older.
To make an appointment or obtain more information please call: 718-805-0950.
The Woodhaven Residents Block Association will be holding their monthly Town Hall meeting tomorrow, Thursday October 19th at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 118. The address is 89-02 91st Street. Stop by if there’s a community topic you’d like to speak about and get a chance to listen to questions and concerns regarding the neighborhood.
You can also see where and when upcoming town halls will be taking place.
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1pm-4pm, the Lower East Side Ecology Center is hosting an electronic waste collection. The drop off site is Maspeth Federal Savings Bank 56-18 69th Street. They accept working and non-working computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, & PDA’s.
For more information contact: Lower East Side Ecology Center by email: lesecologycenter.org or by phone: 212.477.4022.
Celebrate the change of the season at Councilman Ulrich’s Fall Festival.
Enjoy Autumn activities like face painting, fall crafts, a bounce house, and pumpkin patch!
The festivities will take place at Victory Field in Forest Park on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 as well as at Addabbo Park in Tudor Park on Saturday, October, 21st, 2017.
For more information, Please Call NYC Parks and Recreation at 718-318-4000