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

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

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 US Open


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

You can purchase tickets via 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

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.

Events in Middle Village for Thursday, April 25


There will be LOTS of activities around Middle Village on Thursday, April 25.

Juniper Park Civic Association Town Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 71st Street & Eliot Avenue, Middle Village

Spring Recess: Softball Day! From 12 to 3 p.m.
Participants will be able to learn the fundamentals of softball such as hitting, fielding and pitching.
Location: Juniper Valley Park, 80th Street entrance, Middle Village

Kids Week: Ranger Games From 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Spend an afternoon of fun with the Urban Park Rangers playing and learning new and exciting nature games. Geared for ages 12 & under, but all are welcome! Location: Juniper Valley Park, 78th St & Juniper Blvd South entrance, Middle Village

If you know of any upcoming events and would like to spread the word, let us know in the comments!