The annual Relay For Life of Middle Village is taking place this Saturday and Sunday.
Maspeth native and lifelong resident, Leslie Orlovsky, first organized the inaugural event at Juniper Valley Park with local leaders back in 2003. While the event started out as a small event in the pouring rain, the event has grown larger every year since.
Last year’s event drew dozens of survivors, families and friends who honored those whose lives have been affected by cancer.
The event featured music, food, entertainment and activities, while also raising money to support American Cancer Society’s programs.
If you know of any restaurants that could donate a tray of food for the survivor tent, please reach out to the organizers.
Those participating this year are expected to meet at the Juniper Valley Park Running Track at Brennan Field in Middle Village at 7 p.m. on Saturday (June 22).
Photo credit: Rewind-Live/Facebook
Are you in the mood for some live music?
Come kick off the weekend with Rewind-Live!
The classic rock band returns to Glendale this Friday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Yerman’s Irish Pub. Rewind specializes in bringing a modern sound to the songs of the past while maintaining the original song’s integrity.
Yerman’s Irish Pub is located at 7026 88th St. in Glendale.
Looking to get fit this summer? On Saturday mornings from now until August 31, you can participate in free yoga at The Shops at Atlas Park.
Attend Yoga on the Green with New York Sports Club at 9:30 a.m.
The event is open to everyone and you don’t need to be a member of NY Sports Club. Grab your pals or family members and have some fun while exercising!
Sheila E. will headline the free “Only In Queens” summer festival on Sunday, June 23 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The festival will be from 3 to 8 p.m. The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert will begin at 5 p.m.
The concert will also feature performances by soul artist Musiq Soulchild and reggae singer Kranium.
Other activities at the festival include a scavenger hunt, opportunities to meet NY1 anchors and reporters, exhibitions from the World’s Fair, international food vendors, and more.
A Glendale student finished in second place in the Diocese of Brooklyn’s public speaking contest.
Olivia Gorski, a seventh grader from Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, delivered actor Steve Carrell’s “Princeton University Class Day Remarks” at the 2019 Sister Peggie Merritt Memorial Oratorical Contest.
She was second among 18 students from Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens who participated in the annual public speaking contest.
Students delivered speeches by famous people, including Winston Churchill, Shirley Chisholm, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, Princess Diana and Steve Jobs.
Speech topics included eating disorders, teen suicide, gun control, civil and equal rights, and March for Life.
Photo by the Office of the Comptroller
Comptroller Scott Stringer stopped by Glendale last week for a roundtable discussion with local stakeholders.
They discussed topics including homelessness and affordable housing, late payments to nonprofit organizations and the school safety situation at Sacred Heart school.
Stringer spent the day in Queens, later visiting the Peter Cardella Senior Center, Ridgewood Older Adult Center and Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood.
The man in charge of the city’s finances said he will take the issues he’s learned from the discussion back to his office to better inform his actions.
Look for the full story in this week’s Glendale Register newspaper.
Are you looking for a moms’ night out with your girl pals? Well, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy is hosting a fashion show on Friday, June 7.
Grab a table with your friends and enjoy great food, music and a fun show of the latest fashion trends. There will also be raffles and other prizes.
The cost per person is $65. For more info, call Margo Gorski at 718-812-9240 or Jennifer Suffel at 917-353-4027.
Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.
On the agenda this week is a presentation by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center executives. That will be followed by a presentation regarding the Math Smart Program at LaGuardia Community College.
Following the presentations will be the public forum, committee reports, and nominations for Executive Committee Positions.
The Parks Services Committee will give a recommendation regarding plans for construction of a Myrtle Avenue entrance to Forest Park as well.
For more information, or to register to speak in advance, call the CB5 office at 718-366-1834.
The Allied Veterans Dinner Dance & Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Support from the fundraiser goes towards the Memorial Day Parade.
The fundraiser will be held at the Brewery Keenan Heisser Post 1815, located at 6801 Cooper Avenue, in Glendale.
For more information, visit the Facebook page.
Before heading for church and sitting down for a lovely family meal, gather your family for a nice Easter photo.
Stop by the Shops at Atlas Park for a photo with the Easter Bunny.
Visit the Easter Bunny on level 1 by Five Below for your favorite Easter photoshoot. To make a reservation and order your print package, visit this link.
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