Tag: forest-park

Forest Park gets a green boost with tree planting event hosted by White Cap at Oak Ridge

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May. 10, 2024 By Anthony Medina Over 50 volunteers from four partnering organizations worked diligently on Thursday, May 9, to plant 35 new trees and uproot invasive greenery in the historic Oak Ridge section of Forest Park in Woodhaven. White Cap, a nationally recognized construction supply company, hosted the tree planting event in partnership with…
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Senator Addabbo’s e-waste recycle extravaganza returns to Woodhaven May 5


Apr. 26, 2024 By Anthony Medina A bi-annual free electronic waste recycling event is returning to the Forest Park Bandshell Parking Lot in Woodhaven on Sunday, May 5. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is teaming up with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to provide unique e-waste and composting services in the Woodhaven space,…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Jan. 18, 2024 By Aidan Pellegrino The city of Queens has plenty of things to do over the winter, and this weekend is no exception. Whether it’s at a park, show or it’s just a great place to eat and relax, there is always something for everyone.   Friday, Jan. 19   Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration Come volunteer at Alley Pond Park to help rebuild and restore the local ecosystem and learn about the importance of topics such as environmental conservation and species diversity. (Adventure Course Parking Lot, Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: Free) Jr. Knicks…
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Soccer enthusiasts demand lights at Forest Park during Community Board 9 meeting; Cannabis dispensary applications rejected


Dec. 21, 2023 By Anthony Medina Advocates for additional lighting in Forest Park turned out in large numbers to plead their case at the Community Board 9 meeting Tuesday night, at the same time nearly a dozen cannabis dispensary applicants waited to see if their businesses would gain board approval. More than 30 park advocates attended the meeting inside Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, on Dec. 19, in an effort to make the board aware of their struggle to obtain lighting in Forest Park. Pablo Rubio, the executive director of Formativas Barcelona SC – NYC, spoke for the many…
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Leader of local youth soccer organization hopes to get more lighting added to Forest Park in Woodhaven


Dec. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The head of a Queens youth soccer academy is attempting to get stadium lights installed at Victory Field in Forest Park, having collected approximately 400 signatures through an online petition over the span of about two weeks. Pablo Rubio, the executive director of Formativas Barcelona SC – NYC, said the…
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Fall Festival coming to Victory Field in Woodhaven’s Forest Park

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Oct. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Fall foliage has arrived in Queens and next weekend at Victory Field in Forest Park, Council Member Joann Ariola and the Detective Brian “Smiles” Simonsen Foundation will celebrate the season with a Fall Festival in Woodhaven. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Victory Field will be transformed into a fair with a selection of rides, games, arts and crafts and sweet treats up for grabs from noon to 3 p.m. This year’s event will also have pumpkin picking and a pet costume contest.  “I’m honored to help uphold this beautiful fall tradition that draws as many…
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NYC Parks receives nearly $10 million in funding to restore, update Forest Park


Sep. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Only steps away from the Forest Park entrance at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South in Richmond Hill is a pine grove that’s home to trees that are hundreds of years old. The ground of the pine grove, which was once mostly brushed with a mixture of brown needles and twigs, is now a mixture of greens and other plant life. Onset damage from thunderstorms and weathering have diminished the presence of the dignified white pine trees, but recent funding obtained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation…
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NYC Parks Department makes safety improvements to Forest Park entrance

May. 4, 2023 Elijah Hamilton The NYC Parks Department has made several safety improvements at the Forest Park entrance near Myrtle Avenue in Glendale to prevent vehicles from driving into the park. According to a spokesperson from the NYC Parks Department, solar-powered lights were installed to increase visibility, and steel bollards were installed to prevent…
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Swastikas found spray-painted inside Forest Park in Richmond Hill

Queens elected officials are expressing outrage after swastikas were discovered in Forest Park on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was notified after a 65-year-old man came across the two swastikas that were spray-painted on tree stumps inside the park in the vicinity of Park Lane South between Myrtle Avenue and… Read more »