Are you ready to head back to school?
by Maria Thomson
Aug 29, 2017 | 393 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Where were you this past Saturday? I hope that you and your family were on Jamaica Avenue enjoying the sunny weather and the WBID's back-to-school promotion.

Maybe your children had their faces painted by the clowns like little tigers or rabbits, holding their goodie bags and enjoying live music by Plastic Soul, who will be appearing again at our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2017 on October 1.

Or maybe you were a shocked driver who couldn't believe that the WBID paid for your first 15 minutes of parking by giving you a quarter.

As the day came to an end, families headed home to order dinner in or to a local restaurant to sit and dine. It was the end of an enjoyable day, all courtesy of your WBID store and business owners, who encourage you to shop Jamaica Avenue every day.

The GWDC has secured funding for the renovations of Forest Parkway Plaza, which we maintain. The GWDC also removes graffiti from commercial locations off Jamaica Avenue and apartment buildings along Park Lane South and Atlantic Avenue.

The GWDC also assisted the WBID in securing LED lights for Jamaica Avenue thanks to funding from Councilman Eric Ulrich Borough President Melinda Katz. The WBID is unique in that the street lights face the sidewalk and not the street.

Two of the accomplishments of the GWDC were the creation of the WBID and the landmarking of the Forest Park Carousel. The GWDC has administered the WBID since its inception 25 years ago, and sponsors the Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival with no outside operators.

Make sure you look at our GWDC/WBID office door and the Mary Whalen bulletin board on Forest Parkway, where we often place flyers. Many are for lost and found pets.

Mark your calendar for the GWDC meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at Woodhaven Manor Caterers on the lower level.

The agenda for the evening will be our annual September 11th Remembrance and candidates night. And Sunday October 1, from noon to 6 p.m. our Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival on Jamaica Avenue from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard.

Have a very safe and thoughtful Labor Day Weekend.

May God bless our leaders, may God bless our armed forces, may God bless our disabled veterans, may God bless our NYPD and police officers everywhere, and may God bless our great America.
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