There’s free yoga weekly 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!


Only In Queens Summer Festival on June 23

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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.


Glendale student places second in Catholic school contest

18 Finalists Sister Peggy Contest

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.


Stringer meets with stakeholders at Atlas Park mall

Photo by the Office of the Comptroller

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.


Fun fashion show by Sacred Heart CA in June


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.


CB5 to vote on Forest Park entrance tomorrow


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.


Glendale property owners talk congestion pricing

Glendale Property April 2019

The Glendale Property Owners Association held its monthly meeting last Thursday at St. Pancras Pfeiffer Hall.

Among their speakers was Assemblyman Mike Miller, who gave a summary of the New York State budget and other upcoming events.

Miller said many residents were concerned about congestion pricing.

“While we are still working on the details in Albany, some residents who travel to Manhattan are concerned about being charged twice, as well as potentially having to pay going over the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for being in the wrong lane and/or getting to the FDR Drive,” he said.

The Glendale assemblyman has been advocating for exemptions for seniors, yellow cab drivers, first responders and people going into the zone for doctor’s appointments.

The congestion pricing zone runs south of 60th Street in Manhattan, but excludes the FDR Drive and the West Side Highway.


Celebrate Easter at Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Sacred Heart Catholic Academy.

On Sunday, April 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy pancakes, coffee and desserts with the local community. There will be games, crafts, raffles and an opportunity to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. If you make it to the breakfast, stick around for the Book Fair.

If you’d like to purchase tickets, respond by April 2 (look at the flyer above). Tickets won’t be sold at the door.

Prices are $15 per adult, $10 for children and those aged 2 and younger are free.