Archive for the ‘Forest Park’ Category

2014 Forest and Highland Park Free Summer Sports Clinics

June 19, 2014

2014 Forest and Highland Park Free Summer Sports Clinics

Registration has been extended! Space is still available for the listed sports!

Participants ages 7-14 will learn sportsmanship, social skills and the basics of their chosen sport in this intense six-week program.

Registration for the program will take place through an online lottery system. Winners will be selected by a computerized random draw within each sports clinic.

For questions or to register, please visit the Forest and Highland Park Sports Clinics webpage or call (718) 235-4100 x307.

Sports Clinics
Soccer at Highland Park Ages 7-9
Mondays, Wednesdays,and Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ages 10-14
Mondays, Wednesdays,and Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Karate at Forest Park
Mondays and Wednesdays
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Skateboarding at Forest Park
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Forest Park Carousel to Hold Alzheimer’s Fundraiser August 17th

July 17, 2012

Here is a fantastic opportunity to have a great time and raise money for a worthy cause at the same time.

NY Carousel Entertainment, LLC, operator of the recently re-opened Forest Park Carousel, is proud to host the first annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter,, on Friday, August 17th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  This event is RAIN or SHINE.

That evening, NY Carousel Entertainment will be donating one hundred percent of all proceeds from carousel rides to the Alzheimer’s NYC Chapter. Visitors can have unlimited carousel rides, including face-painting for $10 — or enjoy individual rides for $3. There will be lots more fun as well, with a raffle, including some great prizes and Magical Pete, the king of amazing tricks and silly jokes will be there to entertain the children.

This is a great event that we are proud to be participating in – and we hope that all of our friends in Woodhaven and the surrounding communities will come out and support this important cause. Click here to view the official flyer for the event, please share with your friends and neighbors.

The Forest Park Carousel is located in Forest Park at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive in Woodhaven (Queens), NY. Free parking is available adjacent to the carousel.
Phone: (718) 788-2676.

Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter:

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is to create and promote comprehensive and humane care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, to provide support for their families and professional caregivers, and to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research. The Chapter meets this mission in the community through increasing public awareness, providing education, creating and encouraging replication of model programs, collaborating with research centers, and undertaking advocacy.

The New York Chapter provides information, assistance and support to patients, caregivers and professionals, throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Our chapter sponsors many programs including our 24-hour Helpline, Support Groups for Caregivers and Early Stage People, training and education for professionals, our MedicAlert + Safe Return Program that helps locate patients who get lost, and many more.

Chapter Contact Information

360 Lexington Avenue, 4thFl. New York, NY 10017
24/7 helpline
(800) 272-3900

Free Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

April 19, 2011

Free Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

Sunday, May 1, 2011 From 10 AM to 3 PM — Rain or shine

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, books, binders, cardboard and confidential papers.


  • Carpeting accepting ‘residential type’ carpeting only.

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

Good News For The Forest Park Carousel

January 22, 2011

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association has learned that the NYC Parks Department is trying a different approach in an attempt to ensure that the Forest Park Carousel will be up and running this summer.

The Forest Park Carousel is being tied to the Carousel in Flushing Meadows, meaning that the vendor that takes over Flushing Meadows will also need to run Forest Park.  It has proven difficult to attract a vendor to run our Carousel in Forest Park due in part to light traffic and a lack of supporting attractions.

The Carousel in Flushing Meadows Park, with more attractions and higher traffic, is a more attractive proposal — thus, tying them together is a clever way to entice a vendor into running our Carousel.

The current lease for the Flushing Meadows Carousel expires in 2012. However, the Parks Department is putting it up for bid now, with the condition that whoever signs up for Flushing Meadows will get the Forest Park Carousel up and running this year.

We’re very glad to hear the the Parks Department is trying a new approach to get our Carousel up and running again.  We’ll keep you up to date as more information comes in — and hopefully we’ll soon hear an official announcement that our Carousel will be open in 2011.