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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Jan. 18, 2024 By Aidan Pellegrino The city of Queens has plenty of things to do over the winter, and this weekend is no exception. Whether it’s at a park, show or it’s just a great place to eat and relax, there is always something for everyone.   Friday, Jan. 19   Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration Come volunteer at Alley Pond Park to help rebuild and restore the local ecosystem and learn about the importance of topics such as environmental conservation and species diversity. (Adventure Course Parking Lot, Union Turnpike, Oakland Gardens. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: Free) Jr. Knicks…
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Bald eagle spotted in rare sighting at Forest Park 


Jan. 15, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan The NYC Parks Department recently shared that America’s bird was spotted amid the Pine Grove at Forest Park near Richmond Hill.  Parks Dept. staff took the opportunity to poke fun at the rare sighting by tweeting “POV: You’re a squirrel in imminent danger” alongside photos of the bird casting…
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Fall Festival coming to Victory Field in Woodhaven’s Forest Park

Fall Festival

Oct. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Fall foliage has arrived in Queens and next weekend at Victory Field in Forest Park, Council Member Joann Ariola and the Detective Brian “Smiles” Simonsen Foundation will celebrate the season with a Fall Festival in Woodhaven. On Saturday, Oct. 28, Victory Field will be transformed into a fair with a selection of rides, games, arts and crafts and sweet treats up for grabs from noon to 3 p.m. This year’s event will also have pumpkin picking and a pet costume contest.  “I’m honored to help uphold this beautiful fall tradition that draws as many…
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NYC Parks receives nearly $10 million in funding to restore, update Forest Park


Sep. 19, 2023 By Anthony Medina Only steps away from the Forest Park entrance at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South in Richmond Hill is a pine grove that’s home to trees that are hundreds of years old. The ground of the pine grove, which was once mostly brushed with a mixture of brown needles and twigs, is now a mixture of greens and other plant life. Onset damage from thunderstorms and weathering have diminished the presence of the dignified white pine trees, but recent funding obtained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation…
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