Sign up to have breakfast with Santa

Ever wondered what it’s like to have a meal with Santa Claus?

Wonder no more! On Sunday, December 9, from 8 to 10 a.m., enjoy a family breakfast at Applebee’s and a special visit from Santa.

All tickets are $15 per guest, and can only be purchased in advance. Tickets are valid only at participating restaurants.

100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

Ask your server for more details.


Community tree lighting at Rufus King Park

Join Cultural Collaborative Jamaica and Friends of Rufus King Park this weekend to celebrate the holiday season.

On December 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, there will be children’s holiday workshops from 2 to 5 p.m. Activities include arts and crafts, a visit from Santa, gifts and refreshments.

Children must be registered for the free event by December 5.

Later that night, join the Community Tree Lighting event at 6 p.m. at Rufus King Park, located at Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street.

Enjoy the holidays!


TONIGHT: Forum on congestion pricing

Tonight, elected officials from southeast Queens, along with business organizations, transit advocacy groups and others, are hosting a forum on congestion pricing.

The event will be at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center (172-17 Linden Blvd), starting at 7 p.m.

Hear from all sides of the debate about how to best curb congestion in the city, while also funding the necessary fixes to mass transit.

Although there have been intense discussions on this topic, motorists and transit riders in eastern and southeast Queens need to be heard as well.

Attend the forum and learn more about how this policy can affect your commute.


Annual turkey giveaway set for this afternoon

For the fourth year, State Senator Leroy Comrie is hosting a turkey giveaway before Thanksgiving.

The giveaway is in conjunction with local businesses and nonprofits. The frozen turkey will be given to local families in need.

Please note that there’s a limit of one per household, and it’s subject to availability.

Recipients must live in the 14th Senate District.


Rock Around the Christmas Tree at RWCNYC

The holiday season is around the corner, so let’s get ready to shine!

Resorts World Casino NYC is hosting its 8th annual Christmas Tree Lighting tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. in the casino’s main entrance.

Guests will be treated to not only the tree lighting, but live music and entertainment.

This is the largest Christmas tree lighting in the borough of Queens!

The event is free and open to the public.


“Where the Shadows Meet” Author Talk tomorrow

Stop by the Queens Central Library to attend the “Where the Shadows Meet” Author Talk.

Meet Author Crystal Wolf as she discusses the first of four novels in The Creation Series under the genre of epic fantasy with sci-fi elements.

Books will also be available for purchase and signing.

The event runs tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 8 pm. The Queens Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica.


Free CPR/AED Awareness Course

Assemblyman Mike Miller, left.

Here’s your chance to take a free CPR and AED Awareness course in nearby Richmond Hill.

Assemblyman Mike Miller is teaming up with C.E.R.T. #9 to sponsor the course, staffed by FDNY/EMTs, on Monday, November 19 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The course will be at the Richmond Hill Block Association, located at 110-08 Jamaica Avenue.

The course includes compressions-only CPR, how to use an AED, a practice manikin and take-home instructions for follow-up practice.

Space is limited, and available to those 14 years or older.

RSVP at 718-805-0950.


UNIS to host Open House

(Photo credit: Facebook/UNISNY)

The United Nations International School is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, November 14.

The school prides itself on providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment and educating their students to shape a better world.

Find out more at the Open House which starts at 6 p.m. If you have any questions, call 718-658-658-6166 or visit the website.

United Nations International School (the Queens Campus) is located at 173-53 Croydon Road in Jamaica Estates.


New basketball courts at Ocean Bay Apartments

Over the weekend, residents of NYCHA’s Ocean Bay Apartments in Far Rockaway welcomed two brand new basketball courts.

The celebration was capped off with a show by two Harlem Globetrotters, Choo Smith and Broadway Jones, who hosted games and competitions for families.

The basketball courts were a joint venture between MDG Design + Construction and Wavecrest Management.


Jamaica House of the Week 11/3/18

The Jamaica House of the Week is a fully detached two-family home on a quiet street.

The home features a wide private driveway and a great yard, that includes a 2-car garage. There are a total of 4 bedrooms plus a finished basement w/ OSE. Each apartment has a separate entrance and a separate gas boiler.

The house is close to transportation including the Q6, Q7 & Q40 and will be vacant at closing. For a private viewing please call Dave at 718-757-5881.

The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Phillips for $558,000.