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Local Veterans group to host community garden volunteer event in Rockaway Beach

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Apr. 2, 2024 By Athena Dawson Do you have a green thumb? Join a local veterans community service group this Saturday, Apr. 6 at the Bay 84th Street Community Garden. Volunteers from The Mission Continues (TMC), an organization that connects veterans to community service projects, will be at the garden on Saturday from 10 a.m….
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NYC Parks offers swimming lessons to 2nd graders in Jamaica and Flushing


Apr. 1, 2024 By Athena Dawson The NYC Parks Department has teamed up with the Department of Education to offer swimming lessons to second graders throughout the city. The lessons, which are part of the “Swim For Life” water safety program and have been running since October, aim to prevent childhood drownings. The ten-week program…
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NYC Parks reopens Jamaica Playground to the community following $4.6 million reconstruction project

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Sep. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Speaker Adrienne Adams welcomed young students from P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington Elementary School to the reopening of Jamaica Playground after a $4.6 million reconstruction project and turned a ribbon-cutting ceremony into a teachable moment for the youngsters on Sept. 27. “For far too long, neighborhoods like ours have been…
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Alley Pond Park to host second annual Estuary Day celebration

Aug. 30, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Editor’s note: Organizers announced that this event has been canceled due to the field being oversaturated by the rain. Alley Pond Park will be hosting the second annual Estuary Day celebration on Sept. 30. The event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will again come thanks in large part to the NYC Parks Department and Friends of Alley Pond Park. There will be a large variety of programs and activities available during this year’s Estuary Day celebration. This includes canoeing with the Urban Park Rangers, games, a presentation of animals at…
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Queens students celebrate social action artwork installation at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows

Jun. 7, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Students from 11 public schools in Queens gathered at Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows on May 31 to celebrate their artwork that is now displayed on benches that address social issues afflicting them and their communities.  The students’ brightly painted artwork, which will be on display through August, addresses…
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City finishes $700,000 wetlands restoration project at Hook Creek Park in Rosedale

May. 15, 2023 By Bill Parry The city has completed a $700,000 restoration project at Hook Creek Park in southeast Queens. NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined officials from the Department of Environmental Protection, National Audubon Society, members of Community Board 13, and Eastern Queens Alliance President Barbara Brown at the park in Rosedale on…
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