‘Borough Hall’ Heads to Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill

‘Borough Hall’ Heads to Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Richmond Hill

By Forum Staff

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards on Tuesday announced that the fourth iteration of his “Borough Hall on Your Block” initiative will be held in Central Queens from Monday, Feb. 26 to Saturday, March 2.

The weeklong initiative will bring a wide range of public events to Community Districts 6 and 9 — covering Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Forest Hills, Rego Park, and Kew Gardens— including a town hall meeting, a job fair, an immigrant resource fair, capital funding announcements, a youth opportunities mixer and mobile office hours hosted by the Borough President’s Constituent Services department.

Richards said the goal of “Borough Hall on Your Block: Central Queens” is to directly connect area families with not only the government services they need, but the individualized attention they deserve from the BP and his staff.

The calendar of public events scheduled for “Borough Hall on Your Block: Central Queens,” subject to change, includes:

Monday, Feb. 26

  • Richards visits Commonpoint Queens’ Central Queens Adult and Older Adult Center and announces $325,000 in funding for senior services across the borough.
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Central Queens Adult and Older Adult Center, 67-09 108th St. in Forest Hills.

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • Press conference announcing Richards’ allocation of $1 million in capital funding for needed renovations at Queens Community House’s Forest Hills Community Center.
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Forest Hills Community Center, 108-25 62nd Drive.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Central Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair, connecting area job seekers with a wide array of prospective employers.
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Plaza College, student commons, 118-33 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills.

Thursday, Feb. 29

  • Press conference announcing Richards’ allocation of $3 million in capital funding for the acquisition of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s first linear accelerator—a state-of-the-art cancer treatment machine—followed by a tour of the hospital’s standalone cancer center, which is slated for a spring 2024 opening.
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900 Van Wyck Expwy. in Richmond Hill.
  • Central Queens Town Hall, featuring various city agencies as part of a community conversation about local quality-of-life issues.
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. in Kew Gardens.

Friday, March 1

  • Richards’ Constituent Services department hosts mobile office hours.
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Chhaya Community Development Corporation, 121-18 Liberty Ave., 2nd Floor, in Richmond Hill.
  • Youth Opportunities Fair and Mixer, connecting Queens teens with summer youth employment resources, volunteering and internship opportunities and more.
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Richmond Hill High School, 89-30 114th Street.
  • Press conference announcing Richards’ allocation of $3 million in capital funding for the reconstruction of the basketball and handball courts at Phil Rizzuto Park.
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Phil Rizzuto Park, corner of 95th Avenue and 127th Street in South Richmond Hill.

Saturday, March 2

  • Immigrant Resource Fair, connecting Central Queens’ immigrant communities with a wide array of critical services such as legal consultations, IDNYC appointments, health insurance, job training and more.
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: River Fund, 89-11 Lefferts Blvd. in Richmond Hill.

Members of the public interested in attending one or more of the events outlined above can register by visiting queensbp.org/rsvp.


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