Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 96

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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 info@woodhaven-nyc.org.  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!
Your friends and neighbors at the
Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association
woodhaven-nyc.org
718-296-3735
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