Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Woodhaven’s Grapevine – Volume # 128

December 12, 2014
Here is our latest edition of what’s happening in Woodhaven:
  • Our Top Stories
    • Woodhaven Town Hall TOMORROW – 12 Noon at Emanuel
    • Snow Dust Covers Woodhaven
    • Radio Free Woodhaven
  • Local Events
    • Cemetery Cleanup 12/13
    • St. Thomas Flea Market 12/13
    • Assemblyman Miller & Sen. Addabbo Holiday Party 12/15
    • Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society Christmas Party 12/17
  • News & Announcements

    • Leftovers!
    • 102nd Precinct on Twitter
    • WW1 Woodhaven Christmas Miracle
    • Christmas in Woodhaven Links
    • Home Sales in Woodhaven
    • Basement Apartments Debated at CB9
    • Woodhaven Resources
    • WRBA Dance Journal
    • WRBA Membership Drive

** Our Top Stories:

** Woodhaven Town Hall Tomorrow – Our last meeting of 2014 is tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th at 12 Noon at Emanuel United Church of Christ. This will be more of a holiday celebration than a formal meeting – come out and wish your friends and neighbors well!
** Snow Dust Covers Woodhaven – Click here for some pretty pictures taken right after the light dusting of snow this week.
** Radio Free Woodhaven – We’ll be LIVE tonight at 10 PM EST, click here at 10 to listen live. During the show, call (646) 378-1612 in to speak with the host and voice your opinion on any Woodhaven-related matter! If you miss the live broadcast, you can always click the same link to listen archives.
** Upcoming Events:

** Cleanup of Woodhaven’s Historic Cemetery – The next cleanup of the Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery is tomorrow Saturday, December 13th at 9 AM (96th Street and 86th Avenue behind All Saints Church). Click here for a new article on the background of Woodhaven’s historic cemetery.
** St. Thomas Flea Market – St. Thomas the Apostle’s annual giant flea market will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, at Monsignor Mulz Hall. The WRBA will be on-site selling the very popular WDHVN-11421 T-Shirts – they make great Christmas gifts – and you’ll be helping out the WRBA – a win-win!
** Assemblyman Miller Holiday Party – Everyone is invited to Mike’s annual holiday party that will take place on Monday, December 15th from 6pm-8pm at his district office located at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven, NY 11421.  It will be hosted by Assemblyman Mike Miller and State Senator Joe Addabbo. Refreshments will be served. 
** Historical Society Christmas Party – Everyone is invited to a Christmas party hosted by the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society on Wednesday, December 17th at 1 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue & Woodhaven Boulevard). There will be food and music – and we’re having a Kris Kringle – if you want to participate, bring a small gift, costing no more than $10.

** News & Announcements:
** Leftovers! – Did you miss November’s meeting? Click here for highlights.  Eric Ulrich’s year-end newsletter is out, click here to view it. Click here for some safety tips from the NYPD. Click here info on DSNY’s New Recyclable Rules. If you, or anyone you know, does not have enough heat or hot water this winter, it can be reported hereClick here and here for tribute’s to our Miss Judy Graves.
** 102nd Precinct Tweeting – The 102nd Precinct is now on Twitter, click here to view/follow.
** WW1 Chistmas Miracle – Click here for a story of a Woodhaven Christmas Miracle. For additional background on our rediscovered WW1 Memorial, including a rendering of the trees with ribbons, click here.
** Christmas in Woodhaven – Here are a bunch of Woodhaven Christmas links for your enjoyment:
** Home Sales in Woodhaven – How many homes were sold in Woodhaven recently? And what are they selling for? Click here for some info.
** Basement Apartments – The proposed legalization of basement apartments was debated and voted upon at the most recent Community Board 9 meeting, click here for info.
** 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
** WRBA Dance Journal – Each year, the WRBA produces a journal for its dinner dance. The journal looks back on the past 12 months, pays tribute to our honorees, and includes many ads from businesses and sponsors — click here to take a few moments to look through this year’s WRBA Journal. And please take note of the businesses that supported our community by taking out an ad in this year’s journal. Return the favor – support these businesses – and please thank them the next time you are doing business with them.  Without their support, much of what the WRBA does would not be possible.
** WRBA Membership Drive – Many thanks to everyone who signed up as new members or renewed their existing memberships. Our drive for new memberships and renewals continues.  If you want to renew or sign-up online, click here.
Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association


Looking to Donate a Toy?

December 13, 2010

We’ve receive a few questions the past few days from people looking for local toy drives they can contribute to.

There’s still time to contribute to St. Thomas’ Annual Giving Tree.  Bring your unwrapped present to the St. Thomas Rectory, 87-19 88th Avenue Monday through Friday between 9 and 5.

You must bring your gift before December 21st (next Tuesday).  Call 718-847-1353 for more information.

All toys are given to families and children in need — people who really need help at this time of year.



Sen. Addabbo Throws Free Holiday Party at Oak Ridge in Forest Park

December 12, 2010

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., representing District 15 (which includes Woodhaven) is throwing a free holiday party tomorrow at One Oak Ridge in Forest Park.  The party is on Monday, December 13th between 4 and 7 PM.

And you are all invited!

The party is open to all, and there is free parking available in the Golf Course Parking Lot directly across from Oak Ridge.  Light refreshments will be served and you’ll have an opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors along with some of your elected officials.

Senator Joe is a good friend to our community and to the residents of Woodhaven — he’s turned up at most of our Town Hall meetings and been very helpful to a lot of our residents.    We hope you’ll take Joe up on his hospitable offer — and enjoy a nice holiday party in Woodhaven.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call 718-738-1111 or 718-497-1630



Thank You from the WRBA

December 12, 2010

We just wanted to pass along our thanks to everyone who made donations and contributions to today’s party for the Aktion Club at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps, hosted by the Glendale Kiwanis.  The party was a terrific success.

Here are the gifts prepared for the developmentally challenged adults by the Glendale Kiwanis.  Through your generosity, we were able to add at least one present to each gift bag.

Many thanks to the Glendale Kiwanis, Assemblyman Mike Miller and his staff, and the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps for allowing the Woodhaven Residents Block Association to take part in this special day.

There are a lot of things that the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association can do — we’ve shown that we can make noise and get attention.  It’s nice to know that we can pull together and do something nice for others, especially at this time of year.  We hope that we can do more of that in the upcoming year.

If you’d like to be part of that in 2011, please note that our first meeting of 2011 is on Saturday, January 8th at 1 PM at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps — 78-15 Jamaica Avenue.

Woodhaven Residents To Play Santa for Developmentally Challenged Adults

November 15, 2010

The WRBA is asking residents of Woodhaven to buy small Christmas gifts for developmentally challenged adults to be handed out at a Christmas Party for the Aktion Club, to be held at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps on Saturday, December 11th at 5:30 PM.  All are invited to attend.

The gift should be somewhere between 5 and 10 dollars — socks, gloves, winter hats — these are all good items to purchase.  For the men, deodorants and after shave, and for the ladies, makeup and perfume — these are also all small gifts that will be appreciated.  Don’t wrap them. You can drop them off at the offices of the WRBA (84-20 Jamaica Avenue) — if the office is shut, you can leave the gifts with Spirare Cleaners next door.  If you don’t know what to get, or if you don’t have time — yet you still want to contribute — you can make a donation in an envelope and we will get something and wrap it for you.

Note: This party is on the same day — in the same room — as the next Woodhaven Town Hall meeting.  So you can also bring the gift to the meeting that day if you are attending.  If you plan to do that, let us know as we are keeping count to ensure that every adult gets a gift.  We need to buy small gifts for 30 men and 15 women.

We went to this party last December — our full coverage is here — and it was wonderful.  Here’s a young man who is blind and wanted to meet Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — he’s feeling Rudolph’s face —

Here’s a woman who was thrilled to be getting a gift —

If you have the time, please stop by on December 11th — and please help us spread the word — help us bring a little extra happiness to these men and women this Christmas.