Forestdale is hosting a toy drive

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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 ddonohue@forestdaleinc.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 development@forestdaleinc.org or call 718-263-0740 ext. 572

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Holiday lights are returning to Forest Hills

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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.

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Pumpkin Smash event in Forest Hills

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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.

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Mott & Bayard Eyewear launches kickstarter to fund new frame development

With the diverse culture at the heart of Forest Hills, Queens, one eyewear company is on a mission to change the way glasses fit so that they can be both comfortable and good-looking on everyone.

Mott & Bayard Eyewear was founded to bridge culture and style through visionary design. Design that creates perfect fitting pair of glasses, especially for people with low nose-bridges,” says Kenneth Ma, founder of Mott & Bayard.

Residents have already contributed nearly $6,500 to M&B’s kickstarter campaign, and in return, received glasses, sunglasses, an eyewear case, and M&B gear for specific contribution amounts. M&B is even offering 7% cash back for simply sharing the kickstarter on social media.

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MK Vision Center, located at 107-29 71st Avenue in Forest Hills is an exclusive carrier of Mott & Bayard eyewear, so FH & Queens residents will be able to conveniently visit MK to get a look at TrueFit when the product is officially launched.

Buying a pair of glasses that fits well and looks great is tough. Some frames may look stylish, but once you put them on, they sit too close to your cheeks or feel too heavy on your nose. Some may fit perfectly, but you wouldn’t be caught dead leaving the house wearing them.

 

Mott & Bayard Eyewear was created to change that, and you can play an important role in their mission.

Click here to help fund their mission, and receive a pair of their exclusive frames in return. You can also earn 7% cash back for sharing their kickstarter with your network.

M&B makes great-looking and better fitting glasses with the finest material on the market so that people can feel both confident and comfortable wearing them.

 

 

 

Mott & Bayard’s frames are different because they:

  •  Have extended nose-pads to provide a more comfortable and accurate  fit.
  • Will have flatter frame tilt so the frames won’t sit too close to the cheeks
  • Use patented, high-density cellulose acetate that are 20% lighter and thinner than regular acetate but just as durable.
Click here to visit the campaign.
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Halloween Family Fun Day coming to Rego Center!

Rego   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

 

 

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Family-friendly Halloween festival this Sunday

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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.

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