Roadway Resurfacing Schedule

The following streets will be undergoing milling and paving. Plan your commute accordingly.

Tuesday, July 23

  • Woodhaven – Forest Ave (Metropolitan Ave to Myrtle Ave) – Night

Wednesday, July 24

  • Woodhaven – Forest Ave (Metropolitan Ave to Myrtle Ave) – Night

Thursday, July 25

  • Woodhaven – Forest Ave (Metropolitan Ave to Myrtle Ave) – Night
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Hunt for Wineberries and more along the QueensWay

Join Steve Brill, known as “Wildman”, as he forages along the QueensWay and Forest Park for wineberries and other unique fruits this Saturday, July 27. The event is in partnership with Friends of Queensway.

The abandoned railroad line, a popular backdrop for Instagram selfies tagged at Forest Park, is filled with so many things to forage that you will forget about your iPhone!

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Although wineberries are at their peak right now, the season’s first blackberries and the cornelian cherry are also sure to be discovered! The burdock, found most often in expensive health food stores, are also still growing and are full of detoxifying components!

Other expected discoveries along the tour are the invasive East Asian wild vegetable known as the Asiatic Dayflower and chicken mushrooms!

The 2-hour tour beings at 9 AM at the NE corner of Woodhaven Blvd. and Forest Park Dr. in front of Victory Field. The suggested donation is $20 for adults and $10 for children. For more information on this foraging adventure and more, visit Wildman’s site http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com.

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Catch Milagro: The Spirit of Santana in Woodhaven

Photo credit: Facebook/Milagrolive

Relive the sounds of Woodstock with a Santana tribute!

Stop by the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park tomorrow night (Thursday, July 18) and listen to Milagro perform the Spirit of Santana.

What’s your favorite Santana song? They might perform it!

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Bring your family and friends.

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Movies Under the Stars at Forest Park

Who doesn’t love watching movies outdoors?

If you head to the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park on Monday night, you’ll be able to catch Movies Under the Stars.

Captain America Civil War will be screened for free from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The flick explores how political involvement in the Avengers’ affairs causes a rift between Captain America and Iron Man.

It might get a tad chilly at night so don’t forget a blanket! And bug spray!


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“Wildman” Steve Brill Invites Residents to Forage in Forest Park

Nationally recognized forager Steve Brill, known as Wildman, will be taking residents through the woods of Forest Park to forage for things like elderberries and varieties of mushrooms on Saturday, July 27.

The tours which have become well-known in Forest Park will begin at the stone wall at Forest Park Dr. and Park Ln. in Kew Gardens. The expert says that mid-summer is the prime time to forage in the large, mature forests. Some herbs and greens expected to be found along the way include hedge mustard, Asiatic dayflower, lady’s thumb, wood sorrel and more. All that is foraged is edible and great to be used in everything from soups to sandwiches and salads.

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Berries including blackberries, elderberries and wineberries are also expected to be found. Perhaps the most unique of produce that the forests offers are the plethora of mushrooms like the gourmet chicken mushrooms and milky mushrooms.

Wild seeds and sassafras roots are also part of the forage in Forest Park. To find out more and join the four-hour long adventure, you can visit Wildman’s site www.wildmanstevebrill.com.

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Forest Park’s Events Lined Up For This Week

With July underway, and the hot and humid temperatures taking over Queens, Forest Park is a great and shady place to explore with your friends, family or neighbors! Check out what events the park is presenting to Woodhaven later this week, from concerts to the annual Puppalooza! And the best thing is that they’re all free and open to the public!

Thursday, 07/11:

  • Nature Center Adventures from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • Nature Center Adventures from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • Shirley Alston Reeves concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the George Seuffert Bandshell.

Friday, 07/12:

  • Nature Center Adventures from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • Nature Center Adventures from 2 to 3 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.

Saturday, 07/13:

  • Nature Center Adventures from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • It’s My Park Third Annual Puppalooza with workshops, meet and greets and a park cleanup! from 12 to 3 p.m. at Forest Park Barking Lot.
  • Ice Age New York hiking event to see how the Ice Age is still important part of natural history from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • Nature Center Adventures from 2 to 3 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • The Great Miguelino magician show from 2 to 4 p.m. at Forest Park Carousel.

Sunday 07/14:

  • Nature Center Adventures from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.
  • Nature Center Adventures from 2 to 3 p.m. at Forest Park Visitor Center.
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Woodhaven Weekend Happenings (06/28-06/30)

Enjoy the last weekend of June with these summer festivities around Woodhaven!

Friday 06/28:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Nature Center Adventures at Forest Park’s Visitor Center.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra concert at George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell in Forest Park.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. – Meet The Author: “Bars, Taverns & Dives NYers Love” at Neir’s Tavern.

Saturday 06/29:

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Nature Center Adventures at Forest Park’s Visitor Center.
  • 12 to 5 p.m. – Smells Like Summer Music Festival at George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell in Forest Park.
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Salsa Night Saturdays with Victor Rosso at Pop’s Cocina & Bar.
  • 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. – Zeo Munoz concert at Pop’s Cocina & Bar.

Sunday 06/30:

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Boxing Certification Course for Fitness Professionals and Martial Arts Instructors at Mayo Academy Kickboxing & MMA.
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Nature Center Adventures at Forest Park’s Visitor Center.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. – Queens Symphony Orchestra concert at George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell in Forest Park.
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m. – “A Symphonic Salute to America” Concert on the Green at Forest Park.
  • 6 p.m. – Jazz Sundays with Cassandra Nunez at Pop’s Cocina & Bar.

Weekend Weather:

Friday: Partly cloudy with a high of 89 degrees.

Saturday: Scattered thunderstorms with a high of 90 degrees.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 89 degrees.

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Smells Like Summer Music Festival taking over Forest Park Bandshell this Saturday

Start off your summer with some rock n’ roll this Saturday, June 29 from noon to 5 p.m. in Woodhaven’s Forest Park at George Seuffert Bandshell! Presented by Loss 4 Words Productions, the fourth annual event presents NYC bands like IROC, Harmonic Asylum, and Damaged Goods plus more! The event will be hosted by pro wrestling star Eric James!

The event is free, open to the public and recommended for the entire family! Other highlights of the festivities include tons of food trucks, art exhibits and giveaways! Check out the full line-up below!

Scheduled performers are IROC, Harmonic Asylum, Damaged Goods, Pipe, Midnight Jack, AyOh, Ivan Polanco, Marz Covers, Unglued, Lyxx and James Avatar & the Blacklist with a DJ set by DJ Ian and special opening performance by Broadway sensation Emmy Liu-Wang.

To find out more details, go to the event’s Facebook page.

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Participate in Zumba at the library TONIGHT

ShapeUp NYC instructor Annette will lead this fitness class designed for adults that includes a combination of high and low impact aerobics and incorporates dance moves to the beat of salsa, merengue, and a variety of music.

Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Woodhaven Library is located at 85-41 Forest Parkway. The event will run from 6 to 7 p.m.

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Jerry Costanzo concert at Forest Park

Photo credit: Jerry Costanzo/ www.jerrycostanzo.com

Are you still looking for a fun Father’s Day event? Well, you could take dad to see a wonderful local concert.

Jerry Costanzo & His Gotham City Swingers will be performing on Sunday, June 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park.

The bandshell is located at Forest Park Drive and Woodhaven Boulevard.

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