Night Cruise in Atlas Park

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The East Coast Car Association Toys for Tots will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in the parking lot of Atlas Park by hosting a car cruise night and canned food drive.

Joe Fuoco’s band will be performing live and there will be t-shirts, pins, and patches for sale.

This event is free to the public, and a $5 donation for cars.

ECCA Toys for Tots is a non-profit 100% Volunteers Organization. Throughout the year they host events to benefit St. Mary’s and support Queens local communities by attending parades, street fairs, and special events.

If you would like to volunteer or join the ECCA Toys for Tots, visit http://eccatoysfortots.org or contact Lou Buglione at (917) 682-5362 / Louss68@yahoo.com.

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Tour the Forest Park Greenhouse

On April 28, from 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. for only one day every year, the Queens Greenhouse opens its doors to give New Yorkers a sneak peek inside. Seize this rare opportunity to learn about the diverse array of plants growing in city parks.

Nestled among towering oak trees in Forest Park, the Queens Greenhouse and Nursery has served Parks for the past hundred years. Every year the greenhouse grows around 200,000 herbaceous plants (annuals and perennials) from seeds, plugs, liners, bare-root plants, and cuttings. Gardeners use these plants beautify the parks, playgrounds, beaches, and pools throughout Queens and Brooklyn.

Gardeners will provide visitors with information on the different species, how to care for them, and where to go to see them throughout the borough.

No reservations are needed; however Parks staff may limit the number of visitors allowed in each house at one time.

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ICE RINK

So folks here we go again. Everyone knew about the ice rink.  The residents of Glendale only found out about it last week. This would never happen in Middle Village or Forest Hills. An Ice rink on Cooper Ave. Not to say that this is not a great idea and it can be a wonderful thing for the kids in the community – but how about a little communication. How about a conversation about how we are going to deal with the excess traffic. Finding out about something that is going to impact our community by a flyer on your car is insulting. Maybe the civic leaders in Glendale need to take some lessons from the leaders in Forest Hills and Middle Village. Any thoughts?

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