Woodhaven Street Festival on its way
by Maria Thomson
Sep 26, 2012 | 3693 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The weather has really been cool lately. It was downright chilly for some days, then rainy, and now we are back to shades of summer warmth. I just hope that a certain day in October (the 14th to be exact) is a warm sunny day.

This day is important for it is the day of our “Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2012.” So think good thoughts for sun, sun, sun.

Election Information: If you are not registered to vote on November 6, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation has voter registration forms available for new voters. Please call our office at (718) 805-0202 for more information.

If you voted in the Primary Election on Thursday, September 13, and had to go to a new polling place, this is the location you will again go to for the November 6 General Election. This is a very important election, do not lose your opportunity to make your vote count.

This Tuesday evening the Greater Woodhaven Development held our September Meeting, with our Annual “Remembrance of September 11, 2001” and “Candidates Night.” I will report on this in my next article.

In last week’s article, I announced the best of great news!

Our New York City Councilwoman, Honorable Elizabeth Crowley, has advised that our Forest Park Carousel, the “Jewel of Forest Park,” will begin the process toward being landmarked. This quest for landmarking has been championed by the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation for over 20 years.

This landmarking is so important for it will assure that our Forest Park Carousel will be cared for and remain in one unit with every hand-carved animal in our Forest Park. Also special funding will be accessible to maintain and improve this “jewel” There will be hearings held for the input from the Public, I will advise as to the dates, time and place.

Last year it was amazing in that we nearly lost our ROTC Program at our F.K. Lane H.S. This important program thankfully is here and will remain with us. They will be appearing at our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival as they have done in previous years.

Many of our variety of Woodhaven Jamaica Avenue stores will be participating. In this way you can shop our stores, too. Why should you go to impersonal malls, with their few salespersons and “help yourself” attitudes. Shop locally in your hometown at the stores and businesses that support your community organizations and contribute towards our Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID).

So shop locally at our stores during our fair. Don’t forget to come out on Sunday, October 14, from noon to 6 p.m. on Woodhaven’s Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard. Bring the family for a safe, fun-filled family day! We will have pony rides, rides and games, antique cars and a variety of vendors with unique products and our great Woodhaven stores and bargains.

The entertainment for the festival will be a great country-western band with line dancers and instruction and dancing in the streets to rock and mellow music by local bands Plastic Soul, the Solid State Band, and from Woodhaven, Heartbreak Station with 50’s and 60’s songs.

This year again our special feature will be The Malaysian Lion Dancers of Chinese New Year’s Celebration fame. Also appearing, our veteran Shorinjiryu Kenryukan karate with Myron M. Lubitsch, instructor, who have appeared in our Street Fairs for over 25 years.

May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces and disabled veterans, and may God bless our America.
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