Enjoy some beers in the gardens for a good cause

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Looking for a good brew? Want to donate to a good cause? Well, attend Beer in the Gardens and you can accomplish both! On Sunday, October 1 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at The Community House in Forest Hills Gardens, there will be dozens of beers to enjoy, including from Five Boroughs, Wartega, Finback and Lineup. Proceeds will go towards the Face to Face Project. Tickets are $25 per person and can be found at secondbeerinthegardens.eventbrite.com.

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Local eatery contributing to JJ Watt’s hurricane relief efforts

Photo by Lisa Augello

Photo: Lisa Augello / Facebook

NFL star JJ Watt created a fundraising campaign to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Texas. To his surprise, his relief efforts has raised over $32 million with donations pouring in from around the country, including Bareburger in Forest Hills.
The restaurant is offering two new deals so residents can “Eat for Houston.” The first deal is a $14.95 “Pig Out Burger,” which includes wild boar patties, American cheese, black forest bacon, wham bam, brioche bun and more. If you purchase the “Pig Out Burger,” Bareburger will donate $5 to Watt’s relief fund. The second deal is the “Pig Out Combo” which included the “Pig Out Burger” along with a Shiner Bock for $20, of which $7 will be donated.
Of course, you can always donate to the actual fundraising page found at youcaring.com.

Photo: Lisa Augello / Facebook

Photo: Lisa Augello / Facebook

 

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Remember 9/11 this Saturday with a community conversation

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Kicking off a month of activities at Maple Grove Cemetery is a moderated discussion of September 11th. Tour guide and Friends of Maple Grove Board Member, Jo-Anne Raskin, will moderate the conversation which will explore how lives were impacted by the tragic events that unfolded.

For more information on other activities planned at Maple Grove, visit the Friends of Maple Grove’s events page.

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WSTC Foundation celebrates 125 years of tennis history

Borough President Melinda Katz proclaimed August 25, 2017 as West Side Tennis Club Day.

Borough President Melinda Katz proclaimed August 25, 2017 as West Side Tennis Club Day.

The West Side Tennis Club Foundation celebrated its 125th Anniversary on August 25. Tennis greats joined club members for a day of matches, history, food and fun.

At the event, several commemorative banners were raised to honor Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly, Jack Kramer and the history of the Davis Cup in Forest Hills.

On display at the Forest Hills Stadium were artifacts from the stadium’s rich history, which the WSTC Foundation hopes to display in a new tennis archive. Funds raised from the party will also benefit disadvantaged children, as well as tennis programs for the physically challenged.

Todd Martin of the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Todd Martin of the International Tennis Hall of Fame

The West Side Tennis Club and Forest Hills Stadium are intertwined with tennis history. The stadium was the first tennis stadium in the country, built in 1923. In 1953, Connolly won a Grand Slam at the stadium, becoming the first woman to do so.

In 1968, the first U.S. Open was held at the venue before moving to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in 1977.

Additionally, during the 1960s, The Beatles joined other legendary artists in performing in a Forest Hills Stadium music festival.

Gordon Smith, executive director and COO of the USTA, deemed WSTC a crucial part of tennis history.

“Other than Wimbledon, maybe, it’s the most significant historic tennis site in the world,” he said, adding that 60 National Championships and 10 Davis Cup Finals were held at the club.

For the full story, visit the ForestHillTimes.com.

Brenda Bottum, Daughter of Maureen Connelly

Brenda Bottum, Daughter of Maureen Connelly

Bob Kramer, son of Jack Kramer

Bob Kramer, son of Jack Kramer

Gordon Smith of the USTA

Gordon Smith of the USTA

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Outdoor movie happening on Thursday

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Didn’t catch any outdoor movies so far this summer? Well, Maspeth Federal Savings is hosting an outdoor movie night at their Forest Hills location. Bring a blanket or chair (or both) and watch the screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The screening will occur at 8 pm on Thursday, August 24. For weather updates, check Maspeth Federal’s Facebook page.

Maspeth Federal is located at 101-09 Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills.

Their next screening will be of “Beauty and the Beast” on August 30th.

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