The Grapevine: Woodhaven’s e-Newsletter – Volume #173



** Our Top Stories: 

** Next WRBA Town Hall – TOMORROW – Saturday, June 16th – 12 PM at American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91 st Street – (91st Street and 89th Avenue).
** BBQ for Our Veterans – Saturday June 23rd  – 12 PM at American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91 st Street – (91st Street and 89th Avenue). 
** See A Brazen Package Thief in Action!

** Upcoming Events in Woodhaven (and surrounding areas):

** Forest Park Carousel Party –  Friday June 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m 
** 102 Precinct Neighborhood Policing – Monday July 16th 7 p.m.
** Penny Auction – Wednesday June 27th at 1 p.m.
** Forest Park Schedule of Events
** News & Announcements
** Eebee’s Returns to Woodhaven
** Anniversary Day History
** Woodhaven During the Ice Age
** School Sisters Hold Graduation Ceremony
** PS 60 Woodhaven Artwork
** WRBA Website
** Woodhaven Resources
** Our Top Stories:
** Next WRBA Town Hall – The next Woodhaven Town Hall will be Saturday, June 16th 2017 @ 12:00pm – American Legion Hall.
** BBQ for Our Vets – Save the Date! The WRBA is sponsoring a BBQ for our veterans on Saturday June 23rd at 12 Noon at American Legion Post 118 at 89-02 91 st Street – (91st Street and 89th Avenue). This is a free event and everyone is invited to come out and celebrate our veterans with an old-fashioned barbecue!
** See a Brazen Package Thief in Action – Click here to view a video of a package thief in action, stealing a package from a Woodhaven resident in broad daylight. This video captures his face – now, with the help of the public, maybe this thief can get captured and delivered to the police!
** Upcoming Events in Woodhaven:
** Forest Park Carousel Party – The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society is hosting their annual Pay One Price Party at the Forest Park Carousel on Friday June 22nd from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For $10 you get unlimited rides on the historical carousel, the train ride, the Frog Hopper and the Basketball shootout. There will be a magic show for kids and lots of raffles (including a print of the Lewis’ of Woodhaven painting by Madeline Lovallo, who will be in attendance). Click here for more information.

** 102 Precinct Neighborhood Policing – Come out to help launch this important NYPD neighborhood safety initiative. Monday July 16th at 7 p.m. (doors open 6:30) at the Golden Terrace Hall (120-23 Atlantic Avenue). Contact Police Officers Jose Severino ( or Edwin Martinez ( for more info at 718-805-3215.

** Penny Auction – Annual penny auction at the WCHS, come out and bid on a large lot of new and used items. You never know what you are going to find at the Woodhaven Penny Auction. Wednesday June 27th at 1 p.m. at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard). 

** Forest Park Entertainment – Click here to view the entire schedule of events in Forest Park this summer. There are a lot of shows at the bandshell, from Big Band Swing (Sunday 6/17 at 5  p.m.), Sister Act Live (Thursday 7/12 at 7:30 p.m.), 80s Musical Tribute  (Thursday 7/19 at 7:30 p.m.), Doobie Brothers Tribute  (Thursday 7/26 at 7:30 p.m.), A Four Tops Revue Featuring Former Lead Singer Theo Peoples  (Thursday 8/16 at 7:30 p.m.). Also on Monday, July 23, 2018, Movies Under the Stars at the bandshell presents Grease starting at 7:30 p.m.
** News & Announcements:
** Eebee’s Returns to Woodhaven – Alan Strauss, who owned and operated Eebee’s with his parents has opened a new store on Jamaica Avenue. Click here for more information and to learn more about that beloved Woodhaven store from the 80 and 90s.
** Anniversary Day – The public schools are closed on the first Thursday of every June, do you know why? It goes back to an old NYC tradition, one that was very beloved here in Woodhaven. Click here to read all about Anniversary Day!
** Woodhaven During the Ice Age – Have you ever wondered about the rocks and boulders in Forest Park? Click here to read this interesting article about how our terrain was shaped during the Ice Age!
** School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women – SSNDEC recently wrapped up the school year with a beautiful and touching ceremony here in Woodhaven. Click here to view a brief video of highlights.
** PS 60 Artwork – Click here to view some paintings of history and local beauty by the students of PS 60!
** WRBA Website – If you ever want to know when our next meeting is, you can always find out by visiting our official website – There, you will find our Community Calendar, Latest News and Announcements, Membership Info, our Press Releases, and a list of our media appearances.
** Woodhaven Resources – Click here for a new page that is a useful resource of local numbers and links — you will find local clubs and organizations, emergency numbers, city agencies, elected officials, schools and churches. This is a work in progress – if you come across any incorrect information or information you think should be added, please drop a line to


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