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

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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.


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Annual Benefit

On Thursday, November 1st, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning will be holding their annual Benefit.

It will be located at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, in honor of NYS Senator Leroy Comrie and Miko Branch: Co-Founder and CEO of Miss Jessies LLC.

Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill and Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the event.

To donate or buy tickets for the event please visit:


FREE mammograms offered in Howard Beach

Free mammograms will be offered on Friday, November 2. Don’t miss this important opportunity!

Stop by the New York Community Bank, located at 156-02 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments are required so call 718-738-1111 to make an appointment today!


JFK MWBE Certification Workshop tonight

Tonight, join the Port Authority of NY and NJ for a MWBE certification workshop for the JFK Redevelopment project.

The workshop will be hosted at SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center, located at 158-29 Archer Avenue in Jamaica.

To RSVP, email Nantasha Williams and Selvena Brooks-Powers at

RSVP now because space is limited.


Howard Beach House of the Week 10/27/18

This Howard Beach House of the Week is a lovely home on a huge lot.

The home is a unique two-family Cape Cod that’s been renovated from top to bottom. There’s a beautiful sun room extension and a nice backyard. There’s also a finished basement, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and bay windows. Overall, the house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

This property is listed by Capri Jet Realty for $799,000.


Senior center looking for Christmas volunteers

The CCNS Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center and Citywide Meals-on-Wheels are hosting Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at St. Mary Gate of Heaven R.C. Church at 103-02 101 Ave. in Ozone Park. This year’s special event will include music and dancing.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to serve the meals and to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to clients.

To volunteer, please call Pat Critelli at 718-847-9200 daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New gifts are also appreciated for homebound seniors.


Department of Health to host flu event in Jamaica

Flu season is back, and with temperatures dropping, it’s more important now to get your flu shot.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., the acting health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, will be speaking about the importance of the flu vaccine at Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd).

She’ll note how important is especially in the black community, which has low vaccination rates in the city.

Afterward, she will give our own State Senator Leroy Comrie his flu shot.

Come hear from the health commissioner herself on Thursday.