The next meeting of the We Love Whitestone civic association is set for Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m.
It will be located in the basement of the Holy Trinity Church Rectory, located at 14-51 143rd Street. Parking is available in the church lot.
On the agenda is an update from Councilman Paul Vallone, a recap of the helicopter meeting, updates from Deputy Inspector Shine and we’ll hear from Jessica Colligan from ClearCaptions LLC.
In the spirit of the holiday season, consider donating to the 8th Annual Holiday Gift Drive, hosted by Assemblyman Ed Braunstein.
His office is collecting gifts for hospitalized veterans and toys for needy and hospitalized children.
For the vets, you can donate items such as candy, pajamas, robes, slippers, socks, sweaters, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, playing cards and puzzles.
All gifts will be given to the men and women at St. Albans VA Community Living Center and the Veterans’ Home at St. Albans.
For the children, consider giving unwrapped new toys.
All gifts should be delivered by Monday, December 17 to Braunstein’s office at 213-33 39th Avenue, the offices of Dr. William M. Duke at 35-01 202nd Street, or Community Board 11 at 46-21 Little Neck Parkway.
The Bayside House of the Week is a beautiful two-family colonial.
The house features two three-bedroom apartments on each floor with two full baths, living room, formal dining room and an eat-in-kitchen. There’s also a family room, full bathroom and 2-car garage on the ground floor.
The home is located next door to the LIRR (an easy commute!) and Bell Boulevard. It’s a must see!
This property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,588,000.
Is your child interested in tennis? If so, you should take them to the NYC Aces Tennis Scholarship Program Tryouts. The program will allow your child to access high-quality tennis instruction at a low cost or for free.
The tryouts are open for pre-K through grade 3 students and no prior tennis experience is required. Loaner racquets are available.
The tryouts occur from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Queens College Indoor Tennis Center, which is located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd.
This Saturday, swing by Alley Pond Park for a tree planting event.
Volunteers with the Stewardship Team will help add more trees, which improve air quality, reduce pollution and lower energy costs.
All volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants and clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.
Bring your own water bottle as well.
Volunteers under 18 must have a chaperone.
Register for the event here.
The Whitestone House of the Week is a beautiful brick ranch on an oversized lot.
In addition to the 5,000-square-foot lot, there are hardwood floors throughout the home as well as a den with a working fireplace, a large master bedroom, an eat-in-kitchen, two bathrooms and a large entertaining finished basement with access to the garage.
The property is listed by Carollo Real Estate for $1,149,888.
Join fellow volunteers on Sunday for Queens Botanical Gardens’ Fall Community Volunteer Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event will be led by QBG staff. Volunteers will participate in a variety of gardening activities.
Register online here.