The 2021 Juniper Valley Park concert series will feature performances every Tuesday in July at 7. The performances will take place on 80th street and Juniper Boulevard South.
The series kicks off with a performance from The History of Rock & Roll Band on the first Tuesday of the month, July 6th.
The concert series is sponsored by The Juniper Park Civic Association and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
“I really appreciate these free performances in the beautiful park with my family and friends,” said Kathleen Connell, a resident of Middle Village for over 50 years. “Thank you to the sponsors for making this happen,” she added.
The next installment of the virtual Queens jobs recruitment fair will take place on Wednesday, October 7, the Queens borough president’s office announced.
More than a dozen employers and recruiters will participate, including The Child Center of New York, the Council of Airport Opportunity, MetroPlus Health Plan, the New York City Children’s Center, New York Life, Services for the Autism Community, Queens Centers for Progress, the U.S. Census Bureau, Workforce1 and the Young Adult Institute.
This month, the FDNY will be the newest organization joining the fair.
The online event will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, October 6 to be on the Zoom call.
The jobs recruitment fair will also be livestreamed on this link.
This year’s 9/11 candlelight vigil at Juniper Valley Park will go virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 911 Candlelight Vigil Committee of Queens, a group of volunteers whose mission is to ensure the memories of those killed on that tragic day are kept alive, announced that they will take the annual event online.
The Transportation Services and Public Transit Service committees of Community Board 5 are hosting a joint meeting on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue.
The main item on the agenda will be a presentation from MTA New York City Transit representatives about the Queens bus network redesign plan.
The presentation will be followed by questions from committee members and community residents.
A review of traffic safety requests will follow, if time permits.
The MTA previously hosted a workshop on the bus network design in Ridgewood, where residents voiced their concerns about what they deemed radical changed to their bus service.
From January 15 until February 5, Congresswoman Grace Meng is hosting an emergency supply drive to help the people of Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquake that recently struck the island.
Meng is collecting basic necessities such as water, first aid kits, flashlights, non-perishable foods, batteries, baby formula, diapers and feminine hygiene products.
Supplies can be dropped off at her Flushing district office at 40-13 159th Street, Suite C. Drop-off hours at Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico have been devastated by the earthquakes that have hit the island, and my heart aches for all who have been impacted,” Meng said. “Even more heartbreaking is that these earthquakes have struck as many residents continue to recover from Hurricane Maria.”
“We must not sit by and allow our fellow Americans to suffer,” she added. “We must assist them in their time of need.”
Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet for the final time this year on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.
The board hear updates from the chairperson, district manager, local elected officials and various CB5 committees.
There will be a holiday get together (with food!) after the meeting.
As a reminder, CB5 is collecting wrapped toys or gifts for young children (newborn to 5 years old) in low-income families who are enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children’s Food Assistance Program (WIC), located at 55-05 Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.
The board asks donations to indicate boy or girl and the age range on the gift wrap.