Archive for September, 2013

TODAY is the Great Woodhaven Yard Sale

September 28, 2013

Nearly 60 homes in Woodhaven are ready to go — they’ll have their stuff out, ready to sell — click here for your printable map — or drop by the WRBA’s Office at 84-20 Jamaica Avenue for a map.  Happy Yard Sailing!!


Outside of Woodhaven there are a few locations in Ozone Park that are also having a Yard Sale — they aren’t on the map, but they can be found at:

91-16 107TH AVENUE

86-22 102ND ROAD

86-34 102ND ROAD

137-19 96TH PLACE

105-20 86TH STREET

Here are some items you will find at that last address in Ozone Park:

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Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 96

September 25, 2013
In this issue of The Grapevine:
  • WRBA Dinner Dance / Fundraiser – Photos Wanted!
  • Ambulance Corps / Senior Center Update
  • The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale September 28th
  • Church Dinner and Show at Emanuel September 28th
  • Recycling Day – Sunday, September 29th
  • Swingtime Big Band Show at St. Thomas, September 29th
  • QueensWalk to End Alzheimer’s at Flushing Meadow on Sunday September 29th
  • Blessing of the Pets – Saturday, October 5th
  • Fall Classic Car Show – Sunday, October 6th
  • American Legion Post 118 Luncheon – Sunday, October 13th
  • Forest Park Fall Festival – Saturday, October 19th
  • Wonderful Woodhaven Street Fair – Sunday, October 20th
  • Woodhaven Historical Society Resumes Meetings Tomorrow (September 25th)
  • Radio Free Woodhaven – Fridays at 10 PM
  • Woodhaven Feature Story
  • Woodhaven Library Makeover
** WRBA Dinner Dance / Fundraiser. Many thanks to everyone who came out for the WRBA’s Sold-Out Dinner Dance / Fundraiser Friday Night.  Everyone looked fantastic, the food was great – it was a wonderful evening.  We’ll have pictures and video coming soon.  In the meantime, if you were there and took some great pictures you’d like to share, please pass them along – particularly shots of our honorees and guest speakers!  Email them to us here at  Bonus: If you were there, you enjoyed our journal – we are deeply appreciative to all the sposors who took out ads this year – click here to enjoy the 2013 WRBA Journal.

** Ambulance Corps / Senior Center – The Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center has temporarily moved to the American Legion while some issues with the Ambulance Corps and the building next door are hammered out (click here for details).  IMPORTANT: Click here for an update and details from Catholic Charities.

** The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale.  This Saturday, nearly 60 households in Woodhaven will be participating on the Great Woodhaven Yard Sale – click here for the latest map and a tease of some of the items people are selling.

** Church Dinner and Show at Emanuel.  Later that evening, also on Saturday (9/28) Emanuel United Church of Christ (Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue) is hosting their annual Pre-Fair Church Dinner. This is a nice event where you get to sit down, have a nice stuffed chicken breast dinner (with all the trimmings and dessert), enjoy some music and renew old acquaintances or make new friendships. Dinner starts at 5:30, tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $9.00 for children 12 and under.  And there’s also live entertainment!  There will be a recital of music from the movies – call 718-296-3877 for more information.  Also, the Church Fair is on Saturday, November 16th from 10 AM to 7 PM – this is a great event with vendors selling nick-nacks, a great auction table, used books, etc.

** Recycling Day.  Have stuff leftover from the Yard Sale on Saturday? Bring it to the Forest Park Bandshell on Sunday, September 29th! Recycling Day from 10 AM to 2 PM – click here for details.  Sponsored by Sen. Joe Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller.

** Swingtime Big Band Show at St. Thomas.  Sunday (9/29) St. Thomas the Apostle Church is hosting a fundraiser featuring the Swingtime Big Band.  The dance, with live music, will take place from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Msgr. Mulz Hall, 88-08 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Here’s a nice feature: They are offering free parking at Forest Park with shuttle service to and from the venue. For more information, please call the Parish Office, 718-847-1353.
** QueensWalk to End Alzheimer’s – There will be a benefit walk around Flushing Meadow Park at 9 AM on Sunday, September 29th with all proceeds going to fight Alzheimer’s.  We recently spoke with one of the Co-Chairs of this event, Ms. Marcia Henne – click here to listen.
** Blessing of the Pets.  Saturday October 5th Emanuel United Church of Christ will hold their annual Blessing of the Pets starting at 11 AM.  There will also be a Pumpkin Patch.  Click here for coverage from previous years.
** Fall Classic Car Show.  On Sunday, October 6th, The East Coast Car Association will be hosting their 15th Annual Fall Classic Car Show.  The WRBA will have a table at this event, so if you’re in the area stop by and say hello!

** American Legion Luncheon.  A luncheon honoring the American Legion’s Past Commander & Past President will be held on Sunday October 13, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at American Legion Post 118 – 89-02 91st St.  On the Menu: Roast Beef, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, String Beans, Bread/Rolls, Beer, Wine and Soda. Coffee, Tea and Cake. Music by “DJ Walter” and Raffles and a 50/50.  Cost: $25.00 per person, Please call for reservations before Oct. 8th. Seating is limited.  Call Loretta Phillips 718-848-1292 or you can mail your check made out to: American Legion Post 118 and send it to Loretta Phillips at 88-08 Sutter Ave. Ozone Park, NY 11417

** Forest Park Fall Festival.  Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm at Victory Field. FREE fun activities including a pumpkin patch, face painting, games and Halloween costume contest. All are welcome! Sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
** Woodhaven Street Fair.  The Wonderful Woodhaven Street fair, sponsored by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation will be held on Sunday, October 20th from 12 PM to 6 PM on Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard.  Great food, music, rides, entertainment and tons of vendors – a must-see event.
** The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society resumes its 2013 Meeting Schedule tomorrow, Wednesday September 25th at 1 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard).  The lecture tomorrow is “Swept by Ocean Breezes: A History of Coney Island” by Professor John Manbeck, Professor Emeritus at Kingsborough Community College.  Upcoming meetings: “The Roots of Doo-Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (October 30th) and Artist Madeline Lovallo (November 20th).
** Radio Free Woodhaven – Our community’s weekly LIVE radio show returns Friday Night at 10 PM EST (click here to listen).  Click on that link to listen live, or click on it anytime to listen to it in the archives.  Or sometimes, we put an interview on YouTube, such as this interview with Councilman Eric Ulrich from 2 weeks ago.  As you can see, there’s always lots going on in our community – and lots to talk about!  Want to speak your mind?  Call in to speak with the host – 646-378-1612.
** Woodhaven FeatureClick here to read a really nice profile of Woodhaven.
** Woodhaven Library Makeover – The Woodhaven library has re-opened, click here for details.
Until next time!
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Recycling Day Sunday, Sept 29 – Forest Park Bandshell

September 24, 2013


Recycling Day – Sunday, Sept 29, 2013 – 10 AM- 2 PM – Rain or Shine!

Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo & Assemblyman Mike Miller

The George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell parking lot located in Forest Park on Forest Park Drive, one block west of Woodhaven Blvd in Woodhaven.

 Items that will be accepted for recycling are

Clothing & Textiles including clothing, coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, hats and handbags. ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN & DRY.

Electronics including computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, typewriters, TV’s, PDA’s, scanners, copiers, printers, batteries, laptops, cameras, wires, power strips, chargers, cable boxes, fans, air conditioners, telephones  and VCR tapes. NO APPLIANCES.

Paper including paper fiber and confidential papers. NO CARDBOARD.


Carpeting accepting ‘residential type’ carpeting and foam padding only.

Household Goods including dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots and drapes.

Book Donation

Eyeglass Donation

For more information please call  Frank Fazio  in Senator Addabbo’s district office at (718) 738-1111.


Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo & Assemblyman Mike Miller

Great Woodhaven Yard Sale – Saturday September 28th

September 24, 2013

The Great Woodhaven Yard Sale is just days away with nearly 60 participating households.  Here is the map as of Tuesday, 9/24 – click to enlarge:


Here is a few items we’ve been teasing that will be on sale —

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there is still time to register, though you won’t be on the map that’s in the paper — however, you will be on the map we post online.  Email us at or call 718-296-3735.

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association’s 2013 Journal

September 23, 2013

For each year’s celebration, the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association puts together a journal celebrating the past year – and businesses who are supportive of the WRBA and the community of Woodhaven take out ads in our journal to show that support.

We always ask our residents to review this booklet and reward those businesses that have chosen to support our community by stopping into their stores and doing business with them.

Take a moment to let them know you saw their ad and thank them for their support.  The residents and the business owners are dependent on each other — businesses need a happy customer base and residents want a good, healthy shopping district to help keep the community thriving.  It’s good for the community when the business support the residents and vice-verse.


The cover of this year’s journal reflects one of our greatest accomplishments in recent years, the work that we, as a community, performed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Inside the journal you will also find a tribute to 2 members we lost over the past year, a tribute to each of our honorees and photo highlights from 2013.

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS YEAR’S JOURNAL — there are advertisements and articles inside — flip through it below and enjoy.

And if you are a business that would like to be in next year’s journal, email the WRBA at or call us at 718-296-3735.  Each business will receive a framed certificate of appreciation that can be displayed inside their store, reinforcing to the residents of Woodhaven that they care about them.  And by placing it online and pushing it to our many members and followers on Facebook, Twitter, etc. we are making sure you get the maximum exposure for your sponsorship.