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A busy summer, a busy fall

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:30 am

The month of August went as fast as I thought it would. It was busy, though, with many events. The 102nd Precinct sponsored its annual National Night Out Against Crime event on Aug. 6 at Victory Field. The Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. had a table again and we gave out smiley-face cups, stickers, pencils and mini airplanes. Thanks again to the precinct for its hard work making the event a complete success.

The next event was the Aug. 9 Oldies Music Night at the Forest Parkway Plaza, with Plastic Soul performing. We had a great crowd — residents, visitors and, of course people coming home from work on a Friday who stopped to listen. Several were dancing. Since it was such a success, we’re trying to plan another music night real soon.

Then on Aug. 27 Assemblyman Mike Miller and the GWDC co-sponsored a MetroCard Van visit. The mobile unit was in Woodhaven from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Forest Parkway-Jamaica Avenue intersection. MTA reps were on-site and answered MetroCard issues along with other services.

The GWDC had a table along with Assemblyman Miller. We gave out info on all matters, and some constituents just came over to say hello and grab some info before going to their destination. We plan on doing more combined events with Assemblyman Miller whenever possible.

Now that September is here, it’s again time for Mets tickets. We are in the last phase of getting tickets for the Monday, Sept. 9 game. It is not 100 percent confirmed but as of this paper’s deadline, I am confident we are getting them. If you would like tickets call our office at (718) 805-0202, leave a message and we will call you back.

August is over but I will definitely try to sneak in a few more beach days. And although September marks the end of summer it is not to be hated (and it’s my birthday month too — lol) so enjoy the cooler weather and back-to-school days.

Last but not least, don’t forget the Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival on Oct. 13, from 12 to 6 p.m. As usual we will have bands, food, rides, games, ponies and much more. If you’d like to be a vendor or want more information, call the office. We are all part-time staff, in the office from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Friday (and during Street Fair time much later than that). Enjoy September and see you in October.

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