Intro to Sewing for Beginners

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Do you have a sewing machine and you’re not sure how to use it? Or you would like to try one out before purchasing? On January 22nd, Sewing Instructor Barbara Grimes will teach beginners the basics of threading your machine, how to sew a straight line, and how to sew a basic seam at the Central Library at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica.

This is a one session class. Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. The class is limited to 7 participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted.


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FABSCRAP needs Volunteers!

On Monday, January 22, 2018, from 9 am – 12 pm, FABSCRAP needs help to sort all the fabric it receives from designers. It’s easy to learn and fun to do. In exchange for a full session, you could receive up to 5 lbs of free fabric!

What to expect:

  1. Tour of FABSCRAP (10 minutes)
  2. Training: Learn How to Sort (20 minutes)
  3. Sort! (2 hours)
  4. Shop (30 minutes)

Some tips for a successful volunteer session:

  • Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring an extra bag to carry your free fabric
  • Bring a book to read on the train to and from the warehouse – it’s about an hour from Manhattan
  • There will be music on in the warehouse, but feel free to bring headphonesThe warehouse is located at 184-10 Jamaica Avenue. It’s just a short walk from the last stop on the F train (179th Street), or you can take the Q110 bus from the last stop on the E train (Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer) to 184th street (which is right in front of the warehouse). There is also a free parking lot at the warehouse across from 185th st, should you prefer to drive. You’ll see IDEAL BUILDING above the entrance door to our building. Come up to the 4th floor (labeled Hankey Pankey) and wait by the elevators. When you arrive, please call the number listed by the door, you will be greeted there and escorted to the sorting area. Please arrive on time for the start of your session.

PLEASE NOTE: Sorting fabric requires the use of sharp scissors and some moderate lifting (20-30 lbs). If this is of concern, please let us know when you arrive. By registering for a sorting session, you are agreeing that you have read and understood the volunteer agreement.

For more information, check out FABSCRAP!


W.O.R.K.S. Little League Excited to Announce Spring Registration Dates


More About W.O.R.K.S. Little League

W.O.R.K.S. Little League (Formerly Rich-Haven Little League) has been serving the communities of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven since 1958. In the year 2002 we merged with Ozone Wakefield Little League. We now serve Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park.

The philosophy and goal of Little League Baseball is to teach good citizenship, build character, and team work through the game of baseball. These are all tools required to be successful in life.

W.O.R.K.S. Little league has over 700 Volunteer Members that consist of players, coaches, managers, umpires etc.

W.O.R.K.S. Little League was the first Little League in NYC to have a Challenger Division. We can truly say that we serve ALL children.


First homicide of 2018 happened in Richmond Hill

(Facebook/Vinny Loknath)

The city’s first homicide of the year happened within the confines of the 106th Precinct.
Shortly after the city rang in the new year, police found 26-year-old Stacey Singh face down with multiple stab wounds in the torso inside of her home at 112-20 103 Avenue. Her husband, 46-year-old Vinny Loknath later committed suicide and was found hanging from a tree in Forest Park on the same day. His body was less than two miles away from the couple’s home. According to the Daily News, the murder-suicide happened after Loknath spent New Years Eve partying hard. Neighbors and family members told the paper that the couple often had domestic disputes but she chose to stay with him due to their two young children, a one-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.
This is the third year in a row that the city’s first homicide happened in Queens, and the second consecutive year that it happened within the confines of the 106th Precinct. Last year, a man in town for his grandmother’s funeral was shot in South Ozone Park during an attempted robbery gone wrong.


A roundup of Resorts World Casino’s extraordinary 2017

Resorts World Casino NYC has had quite a year.

The casino broke ground on a $400 million expansion project, unveiled a new gaming space with more than 330 games and generated more than $2 billion in revenue for New York’s Lottery education fund.

Other accomplishments include large contributions to local charities and partnerships with community organizations.

Let’s take a closer look:

  • Resorts World’s $400 million expansion includes a new 400-room, four-star hotel with five-star suites, fine dining restaurants, new retail stores and a new arrival space for guests.
  • The new gaming space on Resorts World’s third floor, Central Park, has an additional 336 video lottery terminals and electronic table games.
  • Since 2011, Resorts World has contributed $2,079,037,190 to six New York City public schools. Resorts World contributes 70% of its total revenue to New York state and the horse racing industry, with 44% going directly to the education fund. That allows the city and state to hire 37,000 new teachers and supply 27 million textbooks.
  • Some of Resorts World’s partnerships and charity work include:
    • A winter coat drive with New York Cares
    • $20,000 donation to Citymeals on Wheels
    • Supporting Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s annual Rainbow Ball
    • $10,000 donation to the Boys Scouts of America-Queens Council
    • Hosting a job fair with State Senator Joseph Addabbo
    • Participating in 106th Precinct’s National Night Out
    • $10,000 to York College
    • Partnering with American Italian Cancer Foundation for its mobile care clinic.

RWNYC Donates Coats & Toys in Time for the Holidays

RWNY Director of Property Operations Christopher Jones  and Resorts World Vice President Brad Egnor donating coats for the holidays.

Resorts World Casino New York City continued their season of giving with donations for toy & coat drives to those in need. Last week, Resorts World donated 100 toys to State Senator Leroy Comrie, who will distribute them to local organizations, including the Showing Hearts Foundation. Resorts World will also be donating to the Dominico-American Society of Queens this week, and will continue accepting toys and coats until Dec. 21st.  NY Cares has also listed RWNY on their website as an official drop-off site.


State Senator Leroy Comrie, RWNY Director of PR and Community Development Michelle Stoddart, Executive Director of The Showing Hearts Foundation David Tanis, and Resorts World President Scott Molina giving toys for the holidays.

Resorts World New York City is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica






Zara hosts ‘meet Santa’ for Jamaica tenants

This past Saturday, Zara Realty hosted ‘meet Santa’ for all of their tenants.

The lobby of Zara’s building at 90-36 149th street in Jamaica, Queens, was buzzing with excitement as Santa was there, along with his elves.

There was face painting, balloon twisting, cotton candy, presents, and free coffee for the adults.

“We love our tenants, and we take pride in giving back to the Jamaica, Queens community,” said Tony Subraj, VP of Zara.

There were over 100 presents given away at the event, compliments of Zara.

“The look on the kids’ faces when they were given a present by Santa… that’s what the holiday season is all about,” said Amir Sobhraj, CFO of Zara.


Christmas dinner available in Ozone Park

Catholic Charities and Citywide Meals-on-Wheels is hosting Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.

To enjoy the meal, you can stop by St. Mary Gate of Heaven’s basement, located at 104-06 101st Avenue in Ozone Park.

Volunteers are needed! To volunteer or for more information call Pat Critelli at 718-847-9200


Resorts World Casino NYC Celebrates the Holidays & Rings in the New Year!

Resorts World Casino New York City Continues the Holiday Spirit, Rings in the New Year with Exciting December Promotions and Events! 

(Queens, NY) – With promotions, events, and live musical talent, celebrate the holidays and call in 2018 in style at Resorts World Casino New York City!Join RWCNYC in its Bar 360 space every night in December for DJs and live entertainment, including:  MTA Musicians Mondays from 6-8 p.m., Latin Tuesdays from 9-12 a.m., Tribute Wednesdays from 9-12 a.m., Throwback Thursdays from 9-12 a.m., Weekend Kickoff Fridays from 9-10:30 p.m. with live DJs from 11-2 a.m., Club Nights Saturdays from 10-3 a.m. and Sports Sundays all day! To stay updated with the list of performers, check out the Bar 360 calendar online.

RWCNYC’s Central Park space kicks into high gear in the holiday season with multiple must-see events, including:
Hookah Meets Vapor Fair — from December 16 – 17th, the two-day event will provide both trade visitors and end users with an opportunity to exchange professional experiences and observe the hookah and vape market. One of the event highlights will be the crowning of Miss VaporFair New York City.

Ring in the New Year in style at RWCNYC with events running all day long, including:

New Year’s Eve RWCNYC Bash – all day from 11:30-2 a.m., RWCNYC will host party favors, musical acts from across the globe — covering China, India, Russia, and Europe — complete with a champagne toast to ring in 2018!
The New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball – one of the flagship events of the year, join RWCNYC on December 31st to ring in the New Year from 11pm – 4 a.m. in the Central Park event space.

Finally, on each of their three casino floors RWCNYC will feature exciting promotions this month, including:

Early Bird Bonus: guests who earn 50 points while playing any game will be able to redeem a voucher for $10 in free play every Friday – Thursday from 10am-4pm. If points are earned consecutively, guests will receive a $5 increment on their free play up to $40. If any day is skipped and the point requirement is not met, the offer will start back at $10.
Mercedes Car Giveaway: Guests who earn 75 points on any day between December 1st & December 31st may receive one entry for the Mercedes-Benz C300 Car Giveaway Drawing on January 1, 2018. Guests are entitled to multiple entries; maximum of one entry per day. Any guest who redeemed more than 20 entries during the promotion earning period will receive a $100 free play on the promotion date. All qualified guests may redeem their free play at any Genting Reward kiosks between 6pm-midnight on the drawing date. The drawing drum will open at 5pm at the Bar 360. Ten winners will be drawn at 8pm and will win between $1,000-$10,000 in cash or a Mercedes.
Merry Free Play Bonus: The first 2,000 guests to earn 100 points will receive $25 free play every Sunday from 5pm-12am.
GR 50+ Club: Every Tuesday, guests 50+ years or older who earn 50 points will receive $15 in free play from 10 am – 4 pm. If they earn 50 points between 12 pm – 6 pm they will receive a voucher for a $10 food voucher.
Earn & Get Scratch Off Promotion: first 800 guests who earn 50 points & print out a voucher will receive a free scratch off between 12pm-3pm every Wednesday in December.
RW Holiday Gift Card: The first 1,000 guests who earn 100 points can redeem a voucher for a $20 RW Gift Card at the 1st floor promotions booth from 12pm-4pm.
IGT Double Triple Diamond Cash Giveaway: All guests who earn 50 points will receive one free entry to the drawing starting from 2pm – 7:45pm on the promotion date. A maximum of five entries can be earned. The drawing drum will open at 3pm at 2nd floor Genting Rewards. Three names will be drawn every half an hour from 4pm-8pm to win cash prized from $400-$3,000. All unclaimed prizes will be awarded to one winner with an additional drawing at 8:30pm.

Resorts World Casino New York City is located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in Jamaica.