MK Vision welcomes the New Year with new offer

Mk Vision is celebrating the New Year with Forest Hills residents by offering 10% off contact lenses orders.

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Use the code HELLO2017 now through February 5th to receive a discount on your next order. Offer applies to 6-month or 1-year supply and is only valid online.

Mk Vision provides professional eye care services and products from the top optometrists in Queens.

MK Vision is located at 107-29 71st Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375 and can be reached at (718) 575-8288.

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Screening of Netflix doc “13th” at Bamboo Moves

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This Friday, members of the community have the opportunity to watch one of the most talked about and controversial documentaries of the year, “13th.”

The Netflix documentary centers around race in the U.S. criminal justice system. Director Ava DuVernay argues that while the 13th amendment outlawed slavery, slavery is still preserved today through mass incarceration of black Americans.

The documentary might encourage residents to have more open discussions about race in the United States, especially with the upcoming transition of power in the United States.

Bamboo Moves will screen the documentary as part of its Movie Night series.

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DOT to host Queens Blvd. safety improvements workshop

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Concerned about the future of Queens Boulevard?
The Department of Transportation will host a workshop on Thursday, January 12, to discuss safety improvements. The workshop will focus on the stretch of Queens Boulevard between Eliot Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard.
Join DOT officials to identify street safety concerns, discuss street design solutions and brainstorm ways to enhance safety on Queens Boulevard. Having community input is crucial, so make sure you can make it!
The workshop will be held at P.S. 139, located at 93-06 63rd Drive in Rego Park. The workshop will occur from 6 to 8 p.m.

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The xx to perform at Forest Hills Stadium

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It was recently announced that the experimental pop group The xx will be performing at Forest Hills Stadium this spring.

As part of their I See You Tour, the group will be performing at the historic venue on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Their music features pure and crisp pop structure, marked with unusual crescendos. The album “I See You” is the result of four years’ labor. It features “optimum new nerve, transparency and clarity” from a tough and tender space, concert organizers said.

English band members Romy Madly Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith have introduced a new wave of “pop intimacy.”

“What always surprises me,” Smith told production company Madison House Presents, “is when they just play the two instruments together they come up with things that I could never come up with, so simple that I wish I could. That particular guitar sound and Oliver’s bass playing will always create this mood which I love and which I can’t imagine ever getting bored of.”

General tickets for their performance at Forest Hills Stadium go on sale beginning Friday, January 13 at 10 a.m. To gain access to the pre-sale, sign up at thexx.info/tour by Monday, January 9 at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $45 to $75. For more info, visit www.ForestHillsStadium.com.

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QCH gives back with holiday toy drive

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Queens Community House recently hosted their annual Holiday Toy Drive, giving back to children in need.

The nonprofit received more than 600 toys from Aramark, GACE Consulting Engineers, Forest Hills Financial Group, The Kew-Forest School, Saint Luke’s Church, J.H.S. 157 in Rego Park and individuals. They handed out toys to some children during a holiday party recently. The party also featured snacks and a visit from Santa Claus.

Eviction Prevention Program Director Marilyn Sotomayor said that the spirit of giving doesn’t have to stop after December, adding that “for some, getting a gift in general is a huge moment and it can make all the difference in the world for a child dealing with homelessness.”

“Some of the parents thank us so much and tell us those are the only presents they will be getting this year,” Sotomayor added. “And then of course, we wish we could give them even more at that point.”

You can still donate to Queens Community House by visiting queenscommunityhouse.org.

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MK Vision Center gives back to community at Holiday Party

MK Vision Center invited the Forest Hills & surrounding Queens Communities to their annual holiday party last week. The leading optical store in Forest Hills offered food, drink, and chances to win prizes. Over 50 people showed up to the event, which turned out to be a very enjoyable affair.

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At the event, MK Vision raffled off 6 new designer frames, and a gift card to the store. “I had a blast,” said event attendee and local business owner, Sal Tomaselli. “Kaleena Ma and her staff at MK Vision offer unparalleled service,” said Tomaselli, President of Professional Mortgage Solutions in Rego Park.

 

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“We love giving back to our amazing community,” said owners Kaleena Ma and Kenneth Ma. “As the premier optical store in Forest Hills, we take immense pride in offering top of the line products and services at extremely affordable prices,” said Kaleena & Kenneth.

 

MK Vision is located at 107-29 71st Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375 and can be reached at (718) 575-8288.

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