High school students are getting help from local law enforcement to look their best on prom night this coming Spring.
Eight NYPD precincts in Patrol Borough Queens North are accepting gently used formal dresses, suits, belts, and shoes to be donated to students in need. The prom dress drive was established by Assistant Chief Martin Morales is also running a similar event for students in NYPD Queens South.
Although there is not a set end date for donations the tentative deadline is April. The high school at which the items will be donated is TBA.
Donors can drop off their items any time to Youth Officers at the following locations:
Here are some upcoming meetings in Middle Village to have on your calendar.
Tonight at 7 p.m., Community Education Council (CEC) 24’s Construction and Maintenance Committee are meeting at PS/IS 128, located at 69-10 65th Drive.
Then on Wednesday night, Community Board 5 is having its regular monthly meeting.
Like usual, this meeting will begin a 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue.
There’s a lot on the agenda, including a public hearing on a proposal by the NYC DOT to remove a planting area within a right-of-way. The want to replace it with a curb cut or driveway on Metropolitan.
This will be followed by a presentation on the New Express Care Facility by Elmhurst Hospital, and a presentation by Transitional Services for New York.
It’s the first CB5 meeting of 2019, so you don’t want to miss it!
The next Community Board 5 meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 14th.
The meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will take place at Christ the King High School (68-02 Metropolitan Avenue) in Middle Village.
There are two public hearings. The first is about changes being made to the gas station at 73-13 Cooper Avenue. The second hearing is focused on a nonprofit interested in building a 66-unit, six-story plus cellar 100% permanently affordable residence with sleeping accommodations (supportive and affordable housing) at 80-97 Cypress Avenue.
Following the hearings will be the public forum.
Anyone wishing to speak at the public hearings or at the public forum, in regards to community issues, is asked to register in advance by calling Board 5 at 718-366-1834. Speakers who register at the meeting must do so before the start of the meeting.
Are you a big fan of watching or playing bocce? Well, bocce enthusiasts can join NYC Parks for their annual bocce face-off. The competition will carry on city-wide on September 12, including at Juniper Valley Park. Those who win their respective contests will then take part in the championship in South Beach, Staten Island. One borough will be crowned the winner.
To register as an individual or as a group of four for the Juniper Valley Park tournament, click here or register at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 12. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 5 p.m.
For more information, you can contact Queens.Recreation@parks.nyc.gov or call 718-393-7370.
On Saturday, March 29th, Resorts World Casino New York City will host the Disco Inferno concert. Artists performing at the event will include Evelyn Champagne King, Anita Ward, France Joli, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and more. Tickets purchased in advance cost $25. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35. All tickets can be bought online at rwnewyork.com or on the lower level at Resorts World Casino.