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Volunteers from all over Woodhaven gather once a month to clean up and restore the historic Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery behind All Saints Church on 96th Street. This year, the group is turning their efforts into a mini-fundraiser to help some local kids. Who will benefit? Our fundraiser will raise funds... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Woodhaven
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Note: This was one of the topics covered this past Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Woodhaven Historians. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Avenue Diner, starting at 7 PM. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. The next meeting is on Tuesday, March... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at Woodhaven
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During a conversation with Woodhaven's Walter Steffens, he mentioned a pond in Forest Park that he used to go to when he was just a boy. That would have been in the late 1940s or so. It was interesting where he said the pond was located as it's been right... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Woodhaven
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click to enlarge Two young men were walking down the street in Woodhaven, Queens - in broad daylight. It was obvious what they were doing, they were checking one door handle after another, hoping to find on that was not locked. Eventually, they found one - the door opened and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Woodhaven
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Recently, a friend's little dog (Lucky) was attacked in the street while being walked by a loose dog. Lucky was hurt badly but miraculously survived. You might know Lucky's owner, Tracey Gallagher - she is a good friend to Woodhaven and is always there when the community needs help. Well... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Woodhaven
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Three of Queens' best known (and knowledgeable) historians will be coming to Woodhaven to square off in a game of Queens' Jeopardy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th at historic Neir's Tavern. The event is free and is brought to you by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Woodhaven
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It was a standing room only crowd at the Avenue Diner Tuesday Night for a presentation by the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society. The topic was a comprehensive history of Jamaica Avenue (North Side) from Woodhaven Boulevard to Columbia Avenue (91st Street). Please note that the Woodhaven Historians meet on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Emanuel United Church of Christ, located at Woodhaven Boulevard and 91st Avenue. Here is their most recent "Tidings" - the church newsletter with announcements and news and schedule of events. Click on each image to see it in its entirety. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Woodhaven
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UPDATED REVISED SCHEDULE! Come out and create your own masterpiece at a fun PAINT PARTY on Saturday, November 5th at Emanuel United Church of Christ (91st Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard) from 12 to 2 PM. With the loss of the center on 78th Street, Emanuel Church has become one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Woodhaven
Time is running out to register for the Great Woodhaven Yard Sale! WHEN: SATURDAY SEPT 24th EMAIL: thegreatwoodhavenyardsale@gmail.com This year's neighborhood-wide event will take place on Saturday, September 24th. All participating houses will be placed on a map which will be distributed far and wide. This year - if you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Woodhaven
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The Wyckoff-Snedicker Woodhaven Founders Cemetery is located on 96th Street and 86th Avenue behind All Saints Church. The cemetery was subject to long periods of neglect for over 80 years and looked to be doomed when the church was shut down (as St. Matt's) a few years back. But when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Iron Horse Poetry, formerly known as the Woodhaven Poetry Society, sponsored a poetry contest at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy and honored the winners on Monday. All St. Thomas's students in grades 2–8 were assigned with writing a poem. Their teachers then chose the best five from each class... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Please note that the original article by QNS.com has been corrected to reflect the fact that the two victims in this murder were good guys. We thank them for correcting the record. 35 years ago this month, Woodhaven witnessed one of the more shocking acts of violence in its long... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Woodhaven
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UPDATE: Many thanks to everyone who has stopped by and has very generously made donations. Please note the Emergency Relief Drive for the people of Ecuador is still ongoing -- and a drop-off point is very conveniently located at our Woodhaven Library on Forest Parkway. The Relief Drive continues through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Note: This takes a while to set up - but the payoff is worth it. We live in a city with a lot of problems that are not easily solved. So it's a real treat to come across a problem that has a cheap and easy solution. The North Side... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Woodhaven
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The project to turn the Woodhaven Cemetery into a beautiful green spot in the middle of Woodhaven kicks off Phase 2 this Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM, behind All Saints Church (96th Street and 86th Avenue). The weather is beautiful - a great day to get out and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Woodhaven
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The project to turn the Woodhaven Cemetery into a beautiful green spot in the middle of Woodhaven kicks off Phase 2 this Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM, behind All Saints Church (96th Street and 86th Avenue). The weather is beautiful - a great day to get out and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Come out at NOON on Sunday April 3rd and enjoy a FREE walking tour of Woodhaven 180 years in the making! Retrace the final fateful steps of Professor Kotkov, the Woodhaven teacher who was brutally murdered 95 years ago this month. One of his murderers was the youngest person executed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Woodhaven's American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day luncheon on Sunday, March 13th from 1PM to 5PM at their headquarters at 89-02 91st Street (corner of 89th Avenue and 91st Street). They will be serving a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with Irish soda... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Woodhaven
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UPDATE: WORKS will be holding registration at 84-01 Jamaica Avenue (on the 2nd Floor above the bank at the corner of Forest Parkway) next Friday night, February 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration for a child costs $100 - which includes a uniform - and you are given $75... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Woodhaven's American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Post 118 have adopted a platoon, the 10th Mountain Division serving in Afghanistan, and they have been collecting items, boxing them up, and shipping them out. American Legion Post 118 wants to THANK EVERYONE who has donated so generously so far, especially the residents... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Woodhaven
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You've probably seen one of the many taxpayer funded "renderings" showing you what the QueensWay will look like. In case you haven't, here's one that The Trust for Public Land has recently been using as an example. Now, this proposed QueensWay will intersect with a road through Forest Park known... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Woodhaven
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Here are the schedules for Mass on Christmas Eve / Christmas Day. We have reached out to other churches in Woodhaven - these are the schedules we are currently aware of. Email us at projectwoodhaven@gmail.com for corrections/additions. As we get more info, we will update this post. St. Thomas the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Woodhaven
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The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society has a busy 2016 scheduled, with over 40 events and meetings throughout the year, including lectures by authors and artists, slideshows of old pictures of Woodhaven, walking tours of Woodhaven, parties with movies on a big screen, and more. The WCHS holds 3 regular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2015 at Woodhaven
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The “Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting” Ceremony sponsored by the Woodhaven Business Improvement District will be held on Friday, December 4, at 6:30 pm at the Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue. There will be the usual assortment of costumed characters and Santa Claus. The following day, Saturday, December 5, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at Woodhaven