Tag: Forest Park

QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend

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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

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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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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 »

Kew Gardens To Host Film Festival Next Summer

December 11, By Hannah Wulkan

Independent filmmakers will be flocking to the neighborhood next summer for the first-ever Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema.

Local actor and filmmaker Jayson Simba will be hosting more than 100 films over 10 days next August,…

Pet Lovers Seek Permanent Dog Run In Forest Park

November 23, By Domenick Rafter

Residents near Forest Park want the city to fence in paradise and put up a “barking lot.”

They are getting together to gather support and find ways to fund turning a makeshift dog run near the Overlook section of the park into a permanent play area for man’s best friend.…