Check out the 2019 Juniper Valley Park Festival

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This Tuesday at 7 p.m., The Polka Brothers will perform in Middle Village as part of the 2019 Juniper Valley Park Festival.

The concert series is from NYC Parks, Councilman Bob Holden and the Juniper Valley Park Conservancy.

On July 23, Back to the Garden will celebrate Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, followed by Jerry Drake & the Front Page Band on July 30.

The series will conclude with Generations playing classic rock on August 6, which coincides with National Night Out Against Crime.

See you all at the park!

JC Players to host tea and story time with Belle

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The JC Players are hosting a lovely afternoon treat for you and your kids on Saturday, July 27.

A special tea and story time with Belle will be held at the Community United Methodist Church from noon to 2 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy story time and crafts. There will also be tea, juice, and goodies, in addition to a dance party.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. For more info, please call Randi at 917-647-7526 or email randi817@hotmail.com. You can also visit 917-647-7526.

The JC Players will perform their adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” in August. Stay tuned!

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.