Archive for March, 2010

This Weekend at STA

March 26, 2010

There’s a lot going on this weekend at St. Thomas the Apostle, now in its’ 100th Year in Woodhaven!  As noted earlier, we will be having a memorial for fallen Firefighter Jimmy Young outside of STA directly after the 4:30 Mass on Saturday.  You can read about it here:

Also, there will be a Blood Drive at the Gym this Sunday from 10am -4pm. The same day, (Sunday) The School Librarian will be running a Scholastic Book Fair in its 87th Street Building – open to all. There will be books for all ages available to purchase: picture books, young readers, teens, as well as for us grown-ups – 9am – 2pm.

And looking ahead, there is a Sock Hop scheduled for April 16th and a Night of Bingo scheduled for April 23rd.  Watch Project Woodhaven for more details.

The 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club Meeting

March 24, 2010

Notice: The 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club will be having their First Monthly Meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2010

As our city and state go through unprecedented turmoil, it is important that we pull together as a community to talk about the issues affecting our neighborhood. Many of your neighbors have expressed the need for an organization that would support our democratic ideals. The excitement and results of our recent elections show that we are ready for change.
Now is the time for action and we are proud to announce that on the last Thursday of every month the 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club will meet to promote our core values.
You are invited to the first ever meeting of the 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:30pm at The Shops at Atlas Park in the 3rd Floor Community Room, 8000 Cooper Avenue in Glendale.

Please join us. Bring you ideas on ways to better our community and your thoughts on ways improve our city, state and federal government.

Who: Local Elected Officials and Neighbors Like You
What: First Regular Meeting of the 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club
Where: The Shops at Atlas Park in the 3rd Floor Community Room.
When: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:30pm
Why: To come together as a community to discuss the issues that matter most to local families, our neighborhood and our country.

We sincerely hope you will join us. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Lydon Sleeper, Recording Secretary, of the 38th Assembly Regular Democratic Club, at 646.675.8454.

We look forward to seeing you there,



**Refreshments will served**

Woodhaven Photography Club

March 11, 2010

We’re throwing this out there to gauge interest in starting a new club – The Woodhaven Photography Club.  We’re looking to gather together amateur photographers from the Woodhaven, Queens area.  Here’s what we envision, though we are open to ideas:

1) We would have periodic meetings where we show off our favorite work.

2) We could have occasional field trips — such as a walk through a section of Forest Park, taking photos.

3) We could possibly arrange for guest speakers, someone with expertise in the photography field.

4) If we have enough members, perhaps we could have an annual Photo Exhibit, where we invite the public to view our work.

As these meetings will take place in Woodhaven, you would need to live in the neighborhood, or nearby.  We’re hoping to get about 10 interested members in order to get started.  If interested, send an e-mail to and put “PHOTO CLUB” in the Subject.

A Life Is Lost On Woodhaven Boulevard

March 6, 2010

A young life was lost shortly after 1 AM Friday Morning.  The victim, who was not identified in the press, was a 23-year old man.

Apparently he was running across the street, trying to beat the light, when he was struck down by a vehicle, a gray 2010 Mercedes.  The man was taken to Jamaica Hospital where they pronounced him dead.

The driver stopped and remained at the scene – no charges are expected to be filed.  This story appeared in today’s NY Daily News.