Lewis' of Woodhaven Honored
Woodhaven Residents' Block Association has voted Lewis' of Woodhaven
into the Woodhaven Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held on Friday,
October 10th at Roma View Catering. Tickets are $65 and includes full
buffet dinner, beer wine and soda.
To Be Inducted into Hall of Fame
Historic Cemetery Cleanup
Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society and the St. Thomas the
Apostle Woodhaven History Club have partnered up with All Saints to
clean up our historic burial ground on 96th Street. Next cleanup
scheduled for Saturday, August 9th.
Cleanups Scheduled 2nd Sat of Every Month
Woodhaven Thanks Our Vets
Nydia Velazquez was among the guests that came out to greet the
residents as they thanked the troops in the 1st annual barbecue to
thank our vets of American Legion Post 118.
BBQ is a Smash Success
Students Celebrate The Flag
year, the students of St. Thomas the Apostle gather to salute the
American Flag through words and song. The younger students make their
own flag hats and they gather to say the pledge, sing the National
Anthem and other patriotic songs.
Annual Salute to Flag a Touching Tribute
The Royals at the Carousel
members of the Woodhaven Residents Block Association chipped in a few
dollars to take the WRBA sponsored team in WORKS Little League to the
Forest Park Carousel to mark the end of the 2014 Season.
WRBA Sponsored Team Wraps Up Season
Bully Moms United
Moms United are a group of Pit Bull owners looking to educate the
public about the breed as well as raise money for sick pups and other
organizations that help pit bulls. They held a nice event at the dog
run in Forest Park and we were there.
Event Held At Forest Park Dog Run
American Legion Remembers
Legion Post 118 held their traditional Memorial Day Observance outside
the Legion Hall in front of the Garden of Remembrance - it was a
beautiful ceremony honoring the past members of the post who are no
longer with us.
Observance Honors Past Members
has been represented in the Memorial Day Parade in Forest Hills for
years, but the numbers had dwindled down to one marcher in recent years
- but we put out the call for marchers and made a nice showing this
Residents March in Forest Hills Parade
Strack Pond - A Walkthrough
Pond in Forest Park was named after Private First Class Laurence
Strack, the first Woodhaven casualty in Vietnam. Strack used to play
for Rich-Haven and the ballfields at this location were named in his
honor. join us on a trip around the pond.
Named After PFC Laurence Strack
Keeping Woodhaven Clean!
of Woodhaven gathered at Mary Whalen Playground to help clean up
leaves, twigs, sticks and litter. Over 70 volunteers gathered 106 bags
in just 2 hours - and had a great time.
Residents Gather to Clean Playground
A Visit to a Historic Graveyard
St. Thomas the Apostle History Club recently visited the historic
Colonial-Era Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery behind All Saint's on
96th Street. Click here to keep up-to-date with the STA History Club on Facebook.
STA Students Research Wcykoff-Snedicker
Works Little League Parade 2014
Little league kicked off their 2014 season with their annual parade
through Woodhaven. This is a tradition that goes back to the 1950s but
due to track work, the parade was routed away from Woodhaven the past
few years. Was nice to see it back where it belongs: Woodhaven!
Annual Parade Thru Woodhaven
Woodhaven Town Hall: April
Senator Joe Addabbo gave us an update on the collapsed building and
Councilman Eric Ulrich spoke about Participatory Budgets at the April
meeting of the Woodhaven Residents' Block Association. There was also a
presentation by Circle Academy, the proposed new charter school in
Woodhaven. We were also joined by Miss Woodhaven, Nalicia Ramdyal.
Visits from Ulrich, Addabbo
Queens: Then & Now Slideshow
historian and author Jason Antos gave a presentation based on
his book Queens: Then & Now at neir's Tavern, an appearance
sponsored by the Woodhaven Historical Society. Some pics and
video inside. The WCHS will sponsor a slideshow entitled "A View
of Woodhaven" on April 21st at 7 PM at Neir's Tavern.
History Night At Historic Neir's Tavern
The Flag Is Now There
historic LaLance & Grosjean factory on Atlantic Avenue has been
without a flag for many years. But the efforts of one resident of
Ozone Park led to an American Flag being hoisted over our neighborhoods
in time for Veteran's Day.
Famed Clocktower Regains a Flag
was long overdue. But on Monday, October 28th, the NYC Landmarks
Preservation Commission formerly presented the Forest Park Carousel
with a plaque commemorating this historic honor.
Our Historic Carousel is Honored
Remembering Anniversary Day
June 6th is brooklyn-Queens Day, a day off for many school children.
But its roots go back to the early 1800s and was a huge
celebration for nearly a century here in Woodhaven, a day known as
of Brooklyn-Queens Day Explored
Touring The Past Online
At Woodhaven's Past At Home
this update we look at 2 different ways you can look at Woodhaven's
past right from the comfort of your living room. In one, you
review old maps and aerial views of Woodhaven, and in the next you will
look through a collection of tax images. All in all a
new way to research Woodhaven's past.
Next Stop, Brooklyn Manor
you ever heard of Brooklyn Manor? How about Woodhaven
There are lots of goodies in store for you in this latest update --
which started off with one of those amazing coincidences that just make
you shake your head. One of our favorite all-time updates --
Look At Woodhaven being Built
The Art of the Carousel
in plain sight around the top of our Carousel is a series of paintings
that pay homage to the history of the Forest Park Carousel, Forest park
iteslf and the surrounding communities. Literally, a painted
tribute to Queens. We spotted these painting on our
last tour of our local jewel -- you
can see that tour here.
Closer Look At The Forest Carousel
Are Covering 33% of Woodhaven -- 45 Block
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