Queens Symphony Orchestra to star in Juniper Park Live Music Festival

Photo Credit: Queens Symphony Orchestra

Photo Credit: Queens Symphony Orchestra

The Juniper Park Live Music Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 25. The show will begin at 7 p.m.

Councilman Robert Holden together with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and the Juniper Valley Park Conservancy present the 2019 Music Festival featuring the Queens Symphony Orchestra’s “Tribute to America.” Bring your own chair for comfort!

Juniper Valley Park is located at 80th Street & Juniper Blvd North in Middle Village.

Relay For Life of Middle Village this weekend!

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The annual Relay For Life of Middle Village is taking place this Saturday and Sunday.

Maspeth native and lifelong resident, Leslie Orlovsky, first organized the inaugural event at Juniper Valley Park  with local leaders back in 2003. While the event started out as a small event in the pouring rain, the event has grown larger every year since.

Last year’s event drew dozens of survivors, families and friends who honored those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

The event featured music, food, entertainment and activities, while also raising money to support American Cancer Society’s programs.

If you know of any restaurants that could donate a tray of food for the survivor tent, please reach out to the organizers.

Those participating this year are expected to meet at the Juniper Valley Park Running Track at Brennan Field in Middle Village at 7 p.m. on Saturday (June 22).

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Get your free bike helmet at Juniper Valley Park

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Come get your free bike helmet, courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Department of Transportation.

On Saturday, June 22, from noon to 3 p.m., experts will host a fitting and distribution event at Juniper Valley Park’s Asphalt Field.

Please note that a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under 18.

You must be present to receive a helmet, as you will learn how to properly wear it.

For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/dot.

Learn how to be a Certified TNR Caretaker

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Next Thursday, Councilman Bob Holden’s office is hosting a workshop on trap-neuter-return and colony care.

This workshop, in conjunction with Alley Cat Allies, ASPCA and the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, will teach you the knowledge and skills needed to help the feral and stray cats in your area.

Upon completing the workshop, you will be a Certified TNR Caretaker, and be eligible for free spay and neuter, trap loans, and more.

The workshop is free to attend, but register in advance at bit.ly/TNR190620.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 US Open

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Tickets for the 2019 US Open officially went on sale to the general public on Monday, June 3.

You can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster.com and the Ticketmaster app.

Payment can be made by credit card. American Express is the official card of the US Open.

The main draw of the 2019 US Open begins on Monday, August 26 and runs through Sunday, September 8.

For more information, visit USOpen.org.

CB5 to meet tomorrow night at Christ the King HS

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Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

On the agenda this week is a presentation by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center executives. That will be followed by a presentation regarding the Math Smart Program at LaGuardia Community College.

Following the presentations will be the public forum, committee reports, and nominations for Executive Committee Positions.

The Parks Services Committee will give a recommendation regarding plans for construction of a Myrtle Avenue entrance to Forest Park as well.

For more information, or to register to speak in advance, call the CB5 office at 718-366-1834.