Queens Borough President hosts week-long series of community events in Southeast Queens – QNS.com
Borough of Queens President Donovan Richards Jr. is delivering programs and services directly to residents of southeast Queens through the inaugural iteration of “Borough Hall on your block,” from Monday 22 August.
The week-long initiative will bring a litany of public programs, such as resource and job fairs, youth events, town hall and more to communities in southeast Queens. The event directly connects area families not only to the government services they need, but also to the one-on-one attention they deserve from Richards and his staff.
Richards first announced the “Borough Hall on Your Block” initiative during his 2022 State of the Borough Address in June.
“My office is committed to building a relationship with everyone who calls this borough home, which means meeting Queens families where they are. With Borough Hall on Your Block, we look forward to making sure no one goes unnoticed or unheard,” said Richards. “I’m proud to launch this innovative initiative in Southeast Queens, home to communities that have been historically neglected, as we work to build a stronger, fairer Queens, one week at a time.”
The schedule of public events planned for Southeast Queens includes:
Monday August 22
Idlewild Park cleanup, 9 a.m.
Location: Idlewild Park, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale
In partnership with the Eastern Queens Alliance
Senior Services Day: With benefit eligibility tests, fitness sessions, smoke detector giveaways and more
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Rochdale Village Senior Center, 169-65 137e Avenue in the village of Rochdale
In partnership with FDNY, NYC Department of Finance, NY Connects and Queens Public Library
A press conference announcing $3 million in funding for the expansion of the Rosedale branch of the Queens Public Library
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Rosedale Library, 144-20 243rd Street in Rosedale
Tuesday August 23
Distribution of backpacks and youth vaccination campaign against COVID-19
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Community Church of Christ, 167-04 108e Avenue in Jamaica
NYC Agency Resource and Job Recruitment Fair at York College: Connecting residents to city services and job seekers with nearly two dozen employers in a wide variety of industries
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: York College, 94-45 Blvd. Guy R. Brewer. in Jamaica
Co-sponsored by State Senator Leroy Comrie and Councilman Nantasha Williams
A press conference announcing over $6 million in funding to NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, 82-68 164e Street in Jamaica Hills
Immigrant Resource Fair
Time: 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
Wednesday August 24
NYCHA Resource Share, connecting residents to city programs, services and opportunities.
Time: noon to 3 p.m.
Location: NYCHA South Jamaica Houses, 107-48 160e St. in South Jamaica
Youth and Young Adult Festival, with a sports clinic, live entertainment, games for kids, giveaways, free food and more
Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Cabbell Park, corner Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Avenue in Cambria Heights
Co-sponsored by Council Member Williams
Thursday August 25
A press conference announcing nearly $750,000 in funding for St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, 327 Beach 19e Street in Far Rockaway
Press conference announcing almost $2.4 million in funding for the Arverne branch of the Queens Public Library
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Arverne Library, 312 Plage 54e Saint in Arverne
Queens Southeast Regional Town Hall
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: St. Albans Congregational Church, 172-17 Linden Blvd. in Saint Albans
Co-sponsored by Senator Comrie and Council Member Williams
Additional information about specific Borough Hall on Your Block: Southeast Queens events will be announced on the Borough President’s social media channels prior to and during the week-long initiative.
Members of the public wishing to attend one or more of the above events are asked to RSVP by visiting queensbp.org/RSVP. Members of the media wishing to attend one or more of the events listed are asked to confirm their attendance by email. [email protected] or by calling 718-286-2640.