Forestdale is hosting a toy drive for the holiday season.
All gifts will be distributed at Forestdale’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party to children who might not otherwise get any gifts this season.
YOU can make a child’s holiday magic! Make a monetary donation online (100% goes towards the gifts), purchase a toy from the “Forestdale” list on Amazon (send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org so they could thank you) OR Drop off NEW AND UNWRAPPED gifts or gift cards ($30-$50) to Forestdale, 67-35 112th Street, Forest Hills
For more info, email email@example.com or call 718-263-0740 ext. 572
Forest Hills holiday lights are back on!
Last week, a decision by the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce to have a banner program instead of costly holiday lights caused an uproar in the community. The chamber announced that it could not foot the bill for a two-year, $32,000 contract to have the holiday lights strung across Austin Street and Continental Avenue. When the chamber noted that it could not afford the lights because local merchants were not willing to contribute to the cost, as they’ve done in the past, some residents were outraged over the merchants’ lack of holiday and community spirit.
Council Member Karen Koslowitz and Madison House Presents, the concert promoters for Forest Hills Stadium, both stepped in and will cover the costs of the lights. The holiday lights will return soon. Koslowitz was the first to announce the news, telling the community via a Facebook post. Stay tuned for more information on ForestHillsTimes.com.
Looking to get some community service in this weekend? On Sunday, come out and volunteer with park cleanup at Underbridge Dog Run. Help to rake leaves and plant flowers. The event runs from 10 a.m. to Noon.
Now that Halloween is over, you don’t need to throw away your pumpkins in the trash. Instead, bring them to a fun pumpkin smash event this weekend.
The Great Pumpkin Smash Fest & Daffodil Painting will take place at Ehrenreich-Austin Playground on Sunday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Have fun “smashing” the pumpkins, which will then be returned to the earth as compost at the Forest Hills Food Scrap Drop Off Site! Organizers are planning another wonderful fall activity, planting daffodil bulbs to beautify the park for Spring. There will also be various eco-friendly crafts suitable for all ages as well as hot apple cider and treats. You may even be able to plant a seed to take home!
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.
Come to Rego Center this Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 1pm to celebrate
Halloween – Family Fun Day!
* Costume Contest
* Mini-Pumpkin Decorating
* Live Entertainment
* Balloon Twister
* Bounce House
and so much more!
Don’t Forget Your Camera!
Event will take place in the Galleria walkway between Panera and ALDI and is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Rego Center is located at 61-35 Junction Blvd, Rego Park www.regocenter.com
Looking for Halloween activities without the fear factor? Head to the American Legion Hall this Sunday for the “Not So Scary” Fall Festival.
The festival, which will be last from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., includes a costume contest, pumpkin painting,scavenger hunt and giveaways.
Tickets are $15 per child and $5 per adult. There will also be free soft drink, snacks and appetizers available.
Purchase tickets at shirsun-enterprise.ticketleap.com.
The American Legion is located at 107-15 Metropolitan Avenue.