Art and Fall Festivals happening this Sunday

Spend this Sunday out and about in your community.

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce will hold their Fall Festival to support the area’s businesses. The festival will include 200 vendors, kids rides as well as food staples and crafts. The family fun fair will take place along Austin Street between 69th Road and 72nd Road and will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Also on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the fourth annual Kew Gardens Community Arts Day will take place along Lefferts Boulevard and Austin Street. Expect a day of art experiences celebrating the talent and diversity of the artists living in Queens. According to organizers, an eclectic mix of original fine art, the Kew Gardens Outdoor Art Fair, will be the centerpiece of the day. Additionally, there will be art demonstrations, sidewalk chalk art drawing, musical entertainment and a fence at exhibit.


Which do you plan on attending, if not both?


Channel your ideas for the community with Participatory Budgeting


Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is kicking off the third cycle of Participatory Budgeting in District 29.
Participatory Budgeting is the process in which community members directly decide how to spend $1 Million on things that affect the public, such as parks, streets, schools, or libraries.
For last year’s Participatory Budgeting, residents funded the bathroom renovation at three elementary schools in addition to safety improvements at the intersection of Austin Street and 71st Avenue. Also, the funding provided the Forest Hills Library with an outdoor reading room.
Got an idea or concern? At any of the upcoming Neighborhood Assemblies, you can voice your opinions or listen to ideas floating around. You can also submit your proposals online by going to


Forest Hills Young Chefs Academy and Food Network host Open House

Does your little one love to cook? Are they obsessed with the Food Network? Or are you looking for them to get more involved in the kitchen as part of a healthier lifestyle? Young Chefs Academy and Food Network are teaming up for a very cool “Back to School” Open House event.

On Tuesday, September 13, children and their parents can attend the open house where they’ll get a chance to explore their creative culinary sides. Kids will get a chance to participate in unique cooking experience and create back-to-school snack recipes. They’ll also learn kitchen safety tips and win fun prizes.

The event is sponsored by Food Network Magazine, Bumble Bee Seafoods and the California Grape Board.

The open house will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Forest Hills Young Chefs Academy at 72-11 Austin Street, #102.