16th Annual Relay for Life this weekend


This Saturday, the American Cancer Society will host its 16th annual Relay for Life of Middle Village in Juniper Park.

The event, which celebrates the life of those affected by cancer and raises money to support American Cancer Society programs, will kickoff at 4 p.m.

Event Schedule:

Set-Up : Saturday, June 23 ,2018 at 10 a.m. (Volunteers Needed!)
Registration: 3 p.m.
Opening Ceremony and Survivor’s Lap: 4 p.m.
Luminaria Ceremony: 10:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7 a.m.
Clean-Up Ends: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at noon.

For more information or to register, send an e-mail to relaylogisticsmv@aol.com
or call 718-886-8890 or carol.palacio@cancer.org 718-517-3206

Join Our Lady of Hope for Catholic School Night!

 Celebrate Catholic School Night !

Come join the fun as the Brooklyn Cyclones play the Lowell Spinners on Monday, June 25. Special Field Box Seats are $10. There will be an Award Ceremony for Valedictorians and Salutatorians from the Catholic Academies & Schools.

Arrive Early: There will be a PRE-GAME “Collars vs. Scholars” – Priests vs. Principals at 5:45 pm.

For more information please call JoAnn DiNapoli at 718-517-3131. Free Brooklyn Cyclones baseball cap, if the ticket is purchased through the link go to: brooklyncyclones.com/dob

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Our Lady of Hope is located at 61-27 71st Street, Middle Village.   718-429-5438

MCU Park is located at 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island.

Community Board Meets in Middle Village next week

Community Board #5, which covers Middle Village will meet next week. The Board Meeting and Public Hearings, scheduled to begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, JUNE 13th, 2018, in the CNL CENTER on the 3rd Floor (Door #10) at Christ the King High School, at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue, in Middle Village.

There will be updates and discussion on issues including liquor licenses, development, homeless, transportation and quality of life concerns.

Anyone can speak during the Public Forum section of this meeting and must register to speak prior to the start of our Board Meeting, either by calling the Board 5 office at (718) 366-1834, or by signing up at the podium before 7:30pm.  Individual speaking time will be limited to 3 minutes or less.


Join Council Member Bob Holden for Storytime @ Middle Village Library

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UPDATE: The Queens Library is postponing the June 8th storytime session. They will be rescheduling. So stay tuned for an updated announcement!

   Join Council Member Bob Holden along with Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott for a special story time to demonstrate the important role that libraries play in developing childhood literacy.  Advocacy materials will also be available at this story time, including postcards that you can send to our elected officials to remind them to invest in our city’s libraries.

Stand up for your library, sit down with the kids and show our city’s leaders that libraries are for everyone!

Save the date!  

This event is scheduled for MONDAY, JUNE 8TH at 10:30 a.m. at the Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village. No reservations are needed!

Community Board 5 meeting set for May 16


Community Board 5 will meet tomorrow, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School.

The first item on the agenda is a public hearing for the proposed special permit for hotels built in manufacturing zones.

The Department of City Planning has proposed this permit to require hotels to undergo a public review process before they are built in a community.

There are two Zoning and Land Use Committee items that will be voted on. The first is the proposed Pet Admission Center at 66-78 69th Street in Middle Village, and the second is the proposed expansion of O’Neill’s Restaurant in Maspeth.

Both passed the land use committee.

Other committee reports include transportation and public transit, library, homeless issues and more.