Holiday activities coming to Woodhaven
by Maria Thomson
Nov 15, 2016 | 2052 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Congratulations to president-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Michael Pence. May we have four safe and prosperous years. We wish them well.

We have had very mild weather with glorious sunsets, and we hope for the continuation of this weather through the end of November. Whatever the weather please keep shopping Woodhaven's Everything Avenue.

Woodhaven offers good prices, two-hour parking and personalized assistance in our small-town atmosphere. The WBID will sponsor holiday lights and music from Dexter Court to 100th Street.

To give our local shopping a boost, Saturday, November 26, is "Small Business Saturday" and we are encouraging you to shop locally and eat out or order in from one of the great Jamaica Avenue restaurants.

Shop locally at the restaurants and stores within walking distance. Save gas and find anything you need on Jamaica Avenue.

Last week, Councilman Ruben Wills held a meeting on the proposed homeless drop-in center at the Dallis Building, 100-32 Atlantic Avenue. I was very disheartened by what I heard.

The effect on Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven will be very negative, but the Department of Homeless Services and service provider Breaking Ground seem to be adamant about moving into this site.

After explaining its proximity to schools and numerous houses of worship, everyone stated it's in the wrong place. Many important questions were asked, the most important regarding the safety of our children, especially when it comes to sex offenders.

Those in attendance were very feisty, and the owner of the shopping center next door even offered to look for other locations. The drop-in center as proposed will cost close to $5 million.

The WBID staff is planning holidays activities. Forest Parkway Plaza will again have a beautiful artificial tree like last year, so mark your calendar for Friday, December 2, for the Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony, and Saturday, December 3, at noon for the Welcome Santa to Woodhaven Parade.

Fly our American flag proudly above all others. 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 America.
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