In this issue of The Grapevine:
- Our Next Town Hall: 7/20, 1 p.m., St. Luke’s (87-34 85th St)
- Our Annual Fundraiser
- Discussion on Radio Free Woodhaven About Carousel Landmarking
- Tonight’s Radio Free Woodhaven
- Queens Tabernacle Free Events
- Unpleasant Smell in the Neighborhood?
- Rock Awareness for Autism Concert
- NYPD Tip – ATM Skimming
- Collection of NYPD Tips
- Bylaws Amendment
** Our next Town Hall will be on Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m., at St. Luke’s Church (87-34 85th Street). Please note the location. One of the agenda items will be a discussion of a new NYPD surveillance camera system that is expected to be installed at an intersection on Jamaica Avenue, courtesy of funding from Council Member Eric Ulrich. A representative from the manufacturer of the system will be on hand to showcase this cutting-edge technology.
** Our Annual Fundraiser will be held on the evening of Friday, September 20, at Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant. Please save the date!
** Discussion on Radio Free Woodhaven About Carousel Landmarking:
On last Friday’s Radio Free Woodhaven program, WRBA President Ed Wendell spoke with two guests about the landmarking of the Forest Park Carousel: Ami Abramson of NY Carousel Entertainment, which operates the carousel; and Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News. Click here
to listen to the conversations.
** Tonight’s Radio Free Woodhaven
will feature Joe Moretti of Clean Up Jamaica, and Queens Borough President candidate Everly Brown. Click here
tonight at 10 p.m. to listen.
** Our friends at Queens Tabernacle
are sponsoring two free events. The first is a free basketball camp in Forest Park on July 22-26; click here
for more information. The second is a children’s street fair, featuring food, games, gifts, face-painting, and more. It will be held July 27, 10 a.m to 2 p.m., on 96th Street near 86th Avenue.
** Have you noticed an unpleasant smell in the neighborhood
recently? A couple of Woodhaven residents and some folks in Glendale have. Click here
to see a likely explanation involving our sewers. One resident logged a 311 request about the smell from a nearby sewer and received a very fast response from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection. So if this is a problem near where you live, click the link to get informed, and then log that 311 request!
** Rock Awareness for Autism
will host a concert in Forest Park on July 20 from noon to 6 p.m. It’s a free event to raise awareness and donations for autism causes. Click here
for more information.
** NYPD Tip – ATM Skimming:
This is a way of stealing your account information when you use the ATM. Click here
to find out about it and how to avoid it.
** Collection of NYPD Tips:
Most of our recent Grapevines have featured tips from the NYPD, like the one above. Click here
to see a compilation of them, and keep that link bookmarked if you want to see more of them in the future.
** Bylaws Amendment:
The WRBA is looking to update and revise its bylaws. To facilitate this, it is proposing a change to the amendment process. This amendment will be voted on at the next two Town Halls. To learn more, click here
We hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July!
Your friends and neighbors at the
Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association