All meetings, excluding Legislative Reception, unless otherwise noted take place at:
Union Plaza Care Center
33-23 Union Street
[five blocks north of Northern Boulevard]

Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all QCC members and take place at 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) If you wish to add an agenda item, please call Corey Bearak (343-6779) or email Bearak@aol.com at least 24 hours in advance. 

Monday, June 21, 2010
QCC Meeting at the Farm
For more informations, please click here to, Download the flyer

Monday, January 4, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee Meeting
at the Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Avenue (off College Point Boulevard), Flushing NY 11355

Monday, February 1, 2010
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee Meeting

Monday, March 15, 2010
Queens Civic Congress Public Meeting

Sunday, April 11, 2010
Biennual Luncheon [note no Monday, April 19 meeting]
at Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11429
Watch this site for Luncheon details and reservation information

Sunday, May 16, 2010, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Legislative Forum 2010: "Statewide races" (with Northeast Queens JCC and others) at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Includes Free light breakfast courtesy of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation
RSVP to Gail at (718) 225-6750x247 or email bearak@aol.com

Monday, May 17, 2010
Queens Civic Congress Public Meeting (election of Nominating Committee)

Monday, June 21, 2010
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee Meeting

***Additional special issue meetings and workshops will be announced as they get added to the schedule***

Past 2009-2010 meetings follow below for your information:

Monday, September 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee Meeting (Please note change of time and location)
at the Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Avenue (off College Point Boulevard), Flushing NY 11355

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Flushing Homeowners Association Candidates Forum co-sponsored by Queens Civic Congress
at the Church on the Hill, 35th Avenue between 167th & 168th Streets
Confirmed City Council Candidates Kevin Kim and Dan Halloran and Borough President Helen Marshall and opponent Robert Hornak. For more information, call Queens Civic Congress at (718) 343-6779 or email Bearak@aol.com

Monday, October 19, 2009
Queens Civic Congress Public Meeting: Health Care Forum; Election of Officers
A Panel Discussion: Health Care or Health Insurance What is it that really matters?
at the Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Avenue (off College Point Boulevard), Flushing NY 11355
For more information, Download the flyer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Auburndale Improvement Association candidates forum for 19th, 20th and 23rd Council Districts co-sponsored by Queens Civic Congress and Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters
at Reception House, 167-17 Northern Blvd., Flushing
For more information, call Historic Districts Council at (212) 614-9107 or email lbelfer@hdc.org

Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 8:30 p.m. following 7:00 p.m. BHPOA meeting
32nd Council District Forum hosted by Belle Harbor Property Owners Association and sponsored by Queens Civic Congress and Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters
at PS 114, 134-01 Cronston Ave. bet. Beach 134th & Beach 135th Streets, The Rockaways
For more information, call Historic Districts Council at (212) 614-9107 or email lbelfer@hdc.org

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Preservation Symposium sponsored by Bayside Historical Society, Queens Civic Congress and Historic District Council's League of Preservation Voters
at the Officers' Club in Fort Totten Park (Bayside Historical Society's headquarters)
Panelists include NYS Sen. Frank Padavan; NYC Council Zoning Subcommittee Chair Tony Avella; Kevin Wolfe, an architect and preservationist representing the Historic Districts Council; Queens Community Board 11 zoning chair Christine Haider; and Queens Civic Congress Executive Vice President Patricia Dolan.

Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee Meeting
at the Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Avenue (off College Point Boulevard), Flushing NY 11355

Sunday, December 6, 2009, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Annual Legislative Reception & Installation of Officers
at The Douglaston Club, 600 West Drive, Douglaston, NY 11363
Download the flyer

Past 2008-2009 meetings follow below for your information:

Monday, September 15, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting: Focus on Term Limits
also features Assembly Member Audrey Pheffer, nominations report, electrical utility credits info
Queens County Farm Museum, 72-50 Little Neck Parkway, 1/4 mile north of Union Turnpike.

Monday, October 6, 2008, 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Foundation Board meeting

Monday, October 6, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting and Installation of Congress & QCC Foundation Officers
*Guest Speaker and Installing Officer: City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie
*Call to Arms on Term Limits
*Special Presentation on Water Rates by Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition
*Special Presentation on Tree Protection
*Refreshments*

Monday, November 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular (Business) Meeting (Agenda to be announced)

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Legislative Reception
at The Douglaston Club, 600 West Drive, Douglaston, NY 11363

Monday, February 2, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Open Executive Committee meeting followed by Forum on Education (at 8:00 p.m.).
at Queens County Farm Museum, 72-50 Little Neck Parkway, 1/4 mile north of Union Turnpike.
NYS Insurance Department Deputy Superintendent Ivan Lafayette will report on Insurance Department Programs, including Consumer programs, at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 2, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Forum on Education: Mayoral Control of NYC Schools: Extend it? End it? Change it?
at Queens County Farm Museum, 72-50 Little Neck Parkway, 1/4 mile north of Union Turnpike.
featuring a panel, including Dina Paul Parks, Senior Policy Advisor to Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development; Carmen Alvarez, UFT Vice-President for Special Education and Co-chairperson of the UFT Governance Task Force; Phyliss Bullion, Council of Supervisors & Administrators; Leonie Haimson, Executive Director, Class Size Matters; April Humphrey, Campaign for Better Schools; and Rob Caloras, President, District 26 Community Education Council. Moderated by Liz Green, Gotham Schools

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:30pm
League of Preservation Voters Council District 21 Candidates Forum
at Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, between 82nd and 83rd Streets, Jackson Heights
The Forum is free and concerned community advocates are encouraged to attend, regardless of home Council District. Download the flyer.

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
SAVE THE Q-74 SOUND OFF
Q-74 Bus Stop Shelter (Near Starbucks), Union Turnpike/ Queens Blvd. (south or west side)
For information: KGHCA, (718) 263-1760 or email: qvhca@nvbb.net

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces
at Anna's Place, 97-11 Queens Blvd, at 63rd Drive in Rego Park
February Queens Green Drinks

Monday, March 16, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Second Annual GOING GREEN IN QUEENS – presented by The Going Green in Queens PLanning Committee, the Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces in partnership with Queens Civic Congress and sponsored by Citizens Committee for NYC, Partnerships for Parks, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Queens Chapter 31028 and Media sponsor: TimesLedger Papers (CNG)
Al Oerter Recreation Center at 131-40 Fowler Avenue (off College Point Boulevard), Flushing NY 11355
A free environmental, educational and networking event for green, environmental, parks, volunteer and civic minded individuals and groups. The most exciting and informative green event in Queens. Over 50 tablers/exhibits and 10 workshops. Tours of the new pool building. Don't miss it!
Join us for our Green Note Speaker, Susan LaCerte from the Queens Botanical Gardens and over 50 groups including Urban Park Rangers, Citizens Committee for NYC, New York League of Conservation Voters, New Yorkers for Parks, LIC Boathouse, GreenShores NYC, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy, Friends of Gantry Parks, Queens Civic Congress, Recycle Queens, NYC Department of Environmental Conservation, Trees NY, Alley Pond Environmental Center, and over 40 other groups as we exchange ideas and network in a beautiful venue packed with displays, exhibits and lots of fun.
Please pre-register: (718) 343-6779 or email Herr281761@aol.com

Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. (note date change)
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting and Zoning and Landmarking Forum
at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202,
at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Off-street Parking available (fee) in Kew Gardens Road's Garage
For more information download the informational flyer

Monday, April 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting: Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m
Legislative Forum 2009: The Race for Mayor
sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, New York Post and Community Newspaper Group (CNG), Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation, The Samuel Field Y, UJA-Federation of New York, Queens Hadassah, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Confirmed: Anthony Avella, William Thompson ** Invited: Michael Bloomberg, Anthony Weiner
Moderator: New York Post City Hall Bureau Chief David Seifman
Includes Free light breakfast courtesy of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation
RSVP to Gail at (718) 225-6750x247 or email bearak@aol.com
Download the flyer

Monday, May 18, 2009, 3:00 p.m.
Rally in Support of Queens Libraries called by Queens Civic Congress
Speakers include Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
at Flushing Main Library, Kissena Avenue and Main Street
Download the flyer

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 8:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting and Parks Forum: State of Queens Parks 2009
featuring a panel including: First Deputy Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Christian DiPalermo of New Yorkers for Parks, Rockaways Parks Supervisor Jill Weber and Carsten W. Glaeser Ph.D, Arborist and chair, QCC Subcommittee for Tree and Landscape Protection
co-sponsored by Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces and the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association
at PS 114 – the Belle Harbor School, Cronston Avenue and Beach 134 Street in The Rockaways
NOTE: The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association meets at 7:15 p.m. and the QCC Parks Forum follows at 8:30 p.m. Download the flyer

Thursday, May 28, 2009, Call for time
Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere (CAGE) Meeting
For location and details, email herr281761@aol.com or call Fred at (718) 341-1395. Download the flyer

Saturday, June 6, 2009, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY hosted by Alley Pond Environment Center (APEC)
co-sponsors: Queens Civic Congress, New York Solar Energy Society, Community Board 11 and Bayside Historical Society
at APEC, 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, NY 11362-1068
Featuring Displays and speakers on solar, wind and renewable energy for homeowners, businesses and schools, Environmental displays, Tree plantings, Guided walks to Alley Pond's Urban Forest and Little Neck Bay, Live animals, Action activities to avoid climate change, Children's activities, Music, Free Refreshments. Stop by our table and visit with Queens Civicv Congress Vice President Harbachan Singh and others.
call (718) 229-4000 for more details. Download the flyer

Monday, June 15, 2009, 7:00 p.m. (please note earlier time)
Queens Civic Congress Regular Meeting: City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan (from 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.
Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street, [five blocks north of Northern Boulevard]

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
19th Council District Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues
at Samuel Field/Bay Terrace "Y", 212-00 23rd Avenue, Bay Terrace, NY 11360
Hosted by Bay Terrace Community Alliance. Download the flyer

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m. (please note earlier time)
20th Council Districts Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues
at Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Flushing NY 11355 (right off College Point Blvd.)
Hosted by Queens Civic Congress Parks Committee. Download the flyer

Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m. (please note earlier time)
21st and 26th Council Districts Candidates forum on Parks and Preservation Issues
at Community Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights
Hosted by Jackson Heights Beautification Group. Download the flyer

Friday, July 10, 2009, 12:00 noon
Queens Civic Congress News Conference and Speakout Against DOB/ City Hall Plan to Cut Public Out on Building Complaints
Speakers (in formation): Representatives from Queens Civic Congress, Historic Districts Council, and Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance and Electeds and candidates who sign on to QCC's statement*
*Electeds and candidates who wish to speak must sign the statement.
Outside the NYC Department of Buildings, 280 Broadway, between Chambers & Reade Streets (A, C, E to Chambers Street; 4, 5, 6, J. M, Z to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; R, W to City Hall; 2, 3 to Park Place)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress and Citizens Union Candidates Night for 26th Council District
at Location TBA. Watch here for more details
For more information, call Patricia Dolan at (718) 263-1760

Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Candidates Night for 20th Council District sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association & University Park Tenants Council
at Lang Auditorium, New York Hospital Queens, 56-45 Main Street (corner of Main Street & Booth Memorial Avenue), Flushing, NY 11355
For more information, call Queensboro Hill N.A. at (718) 757-4444. Download the flyer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Candidates Night for 23rd Council District sponsored by Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, Queens Civic Congress, others
at Hollis Hills Jewish Center, 210th Street & Union Turnpike
For more information, call Gail at (718) 225-6750. Download the flyer.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Candidates Night for 19th Council District sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Bayside Historical Society and Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters
at Fort Totten Officers Club
For more information, call Bayside Historical Society at (718) 352-1548 or email info@baysidehistorical.org

Thursday, September 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Candidates Night for 21st and 25th Council Districts sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Jackson Heights Beautification Group and Historic Districts Council's League of Preservation Voters
at Community Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights
For more information, call Historic Districts Council at (212) 614-9107 or email lbelfer@hdc.org

Past 2007-2008 meetings follow below for your information:

Monday, September 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Membership Meeting – Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe
at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York 11004-1129

Monday, October 15, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Membership Meeting – Installation of Officers
Keynote Address by Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and Installation of Officers by Assemblywoman Barbara Clark

at Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202,
at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
*Refreshments* Off-street Parking available (fee) in Kew Gardens Road's Garage

Monday, November 19, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee – Update from Department of Buildings Deputy Commissioner Robert LiMandri (8:15 – 9:15 p.m.), former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman briefs QCC on Willets Points Development Plans (7:45 – 8:15 p.m.) and Pam Bennett, Citizen Action of New York, will discuss Public Financing of State Elections (7:30 – 7:45 p.m.)

Sunday, December 2, 2007, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Legislative Reception
at The Douglaston Club, 600 West Drive, Douglaston, NY 11363

Wednesday, January 23, 6:30 p.m.
Informational Community Meeting on AIA Proposal to Amend Zoning Text for Contextual Zoning Districts
at the General Society for Mechanics & Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th Street. (in third floor classrooms of The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America)
The Queens Civic Congress co-sponsors with our friends, The Historic Districts Council, this important public meeting to make sure residents and property owners who fought to preserve the traditional scale and humane qualities of their communities in all five boroughs have access to information about the ramifications of the zoning changes proposed by the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (the full proposal is available at: http://www.aiany.org/planningurban/. RSVP hdc@hdc.org or (212) 614-9107.

Monday, February 4, 2008, 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. (note change in time)
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee
followed at 7:45 p.m. by
MTA Capital Plan Forum featuring MTA Executive Director/CEO Elliot Sander

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Historic Preservation and Landmarks Workshop
Atlas Park Community Room, The Shops at Atlas Park, 80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale
Speakers: Hon. Jessica Lappin (Chair, City Council Landmarks Subcommittee); Simeon Bankoff (Executive Director, Historic District Council); Herb Reynolds (Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance); Kevin Wolfe (architect & Preservationist, The Douglaston & Little Neck Historical Society); Frank Emile Sanchis (Senior Vice President, Municipal Arts Society)
Moderated by James Trent, President, Metropolitan Historic Structures Association
Limited seating; Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Free on-site parking courtesy of the Queens Civic Congress Foundation to all pre-registrants.
Download the program which contains useful information on Landmarking and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (PDF file)
RSVP and for parking info call (718) 343-6779 or (718) 275-9771 or e-mail bearak@aol.com

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Challenging Real Estate Assessments – A Workshop and Seminar sponsored by Queens Civic Congress and the Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association
Rabbinical Seminary of America, 76-01 147th Street, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367
Speakers: Chaim Wiessman, CPA; and Mr. Valery Yuabov
For more information, Patricia Dolan (718) 263-1760

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 7,8,9, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Historic Districts Council's 14th Annual Preservation Conference – Preservation 2030 – co-sponsored by Queens Civic Congress and others
Register for the conference For more information, contact Lauren Belfer, Community Coordinator at the Historic Districts Council, (212) 614-9107x14

Saturday, March 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The First Annual GOING GREEN IN QUEENS – sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces, Partnerships for Parks, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Queens Botanical Garden, NY/NJ Trial Conference, Queens Blvd Restoration Group, Friends of Gantry Neighborhood Parks, Belle Harbor Property Owners Association, Eastern Queens Alliance
New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368 (718)699-0005
A free environmental, educational and networking event for green, environmental, parks, volunteer and civic minded individuals and groups. The most exciting and informative green event in Queens. Don't miss it!
*Keynote Speaker: Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski.
*Informational Workshops: Trees workshops (2 or 3 sessions depending on weather, Lower Level Board Room) – City of Water short film screening (Auditorium) – Parks Resources workshops (3 sessions, Great Hall) – Make Waves in the Blue Movement workshop (2 sessions, Viscusi) – Environmental Sustainability (3 sessions, Lower Level Classroom
*A tabling exhibition highlighting local and city wide volunteer, non-profit, and green organizations such as our sponsors, City Parks Foundation, Citizens Committee for NYC, Solar One, Transportation Alternatives Queens Committee along with 2 dozen other organizations.
Program
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration (Great Hall)
10:00 – 11:00a.m. Registration and Tabling Expo (Great Hall
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaech (Auditorium)
11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Workshop Session 1
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Workshop Session 2
1:20 – 2:05 p.m. – Workshop Session 3
2:10 – 2:35 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Raffle (Great Hall)

*The trolley will provide Free shuttle service from the 111th Street #7 train subway on Roosevelt Avenue to the Hall of Science.
*Free Parking (you must tell the guard you are attending GOING GREEN IN QUEENS; otherwise you will be charged the normal $10/car.)
*Please RSVP – so we can plan accordingly for light refreshments, instructional materials and give-a-ways! – to (718) 343-6779 or e-mail GoingGreeninQueens@gmail.com
Download the Invitation

Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m
Queens Citizen Pruner Alumni Association – Certified Citizen Pruners and Tree StewardsInaugural Meeting
at The Overlook, 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens NY 11415
Please RSVP by 3/24 to either (718)341-1395 or Herr281761@aol.com

Monday, March 31, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress – A Special Forum on Zoning & Land Use: Unfinished Business
at Queens Community House/ Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road at Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, Suite 202, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Speakers: City Council Zoning & Franchises Committee Chair Tony Avella; Department of City Planning Queens Director John Young ; Sandra Atwell (President, Hollis 11423 Block Association); Paul DiBenedetto (President, Bayside Civic Database); Henry Euler (Zoning & Housing Chair, Auburndale Improvement Association), Paul Graziano (Independent Urban Planner & President, Historic Districts Council) (in formation)
Moderated by Sean M. Walsh , Esq. (QCC President Emeritus & Founder; Douglaston Civic Association)
Neighborhoods waiting for re-zoning – New zones to protect the R1 zone ("R1A") – onefamily row houses and single-family occupancy houses on narrow lots – Queens Civic Congress responds to the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) zoning proposals – Neighborhoods that don't get the zoning plan they need – Getting ready for the City Planning Commission – More.
Chaired by Patricia Dolan, QCC Executive Vice President & President, Kew Gardens Hills Civic Assoc.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. – Photo I.D. required to access building; free parking available on the street & behind Borough Hall; paid parking available in building garage (enter on 80th Road)
To reserve and for info call (718) 343-6779 or (718) 263-1760 or e-mail bearak@aol.com

Sunday, April 6, 2008, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress 6th biennual Luncheon sponsored by the Queens Civic Congress Foundation
Guest Speaker: Hon. Helen Marshall, President of the Borough of Queens
Honoring:
*QCC President Emeritus Sean M. Walsh, Esq. (Queens Civic Award for Outstanding Community Service)
*Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance (Queens Civic Achievement Award in Preservation)
*Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (Queens Civic Environment Improvement Award)
at Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Boulevard, Queens Village, NY 11429
Luncheon includes a four-course meal of chicken or salmon with beverages
Tickets: Non-members @ $40 each ($45 after March 31); Member of QCC Members @ $36 ($40 after March 31). Please make your reservation payable to the Queens Civic Congress Foundation or "QCCF" and mail to James Trent, Treasurer, 242-33 90th Avenues, Bellerose, NY 11426 by March 31. Use this handy reservation form

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 9:30 a.m.
CELEBRATE SPRING MIGRATION AT RIDGEWOOD RESERVOIR tour
Meet at Upper Highland Park parking lot
Join Eric Slayton of the Wildlife Conservation Society for a walk around the natural habitats of Highland Park's unique Ridgewood Reservoir.
Download the flyer

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces
at the Overlook at 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens 11415
Topics to be discussed: Ridgewood Reservoir and Highland Park - Klein Farm - Cornell Farm - Twin Ponds - Tree-R-borcide---never ending topic as more and more trees are slaughtered - Parks Advocacy Day - Its My Park Day - Info on free and low cost seeds and tools and gloves from KAB Foundation.

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Citizens Against Graffiti Everywhere (CAGE) ANTI-GRAFFITI BOOT CAMP
Learn the best strategies to combat graffiti from law enforcement and citizen experts.
Sponsored by: State Senator Malcolm Smith, Councilman Leroy Comrie, Councilman David Weprin, Thrivent-Queens County Chapter #31028, Citizens Committee for NYC. Download the flyer

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Candidates Forum for Special City Council Election
sponsored by Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Assn. affecting Ridgewood residents living east of Woodward Ave. & Forest Ave. north of Myrtle Ave.
at PS 93 School auditorium, (use Main Entrance on) Forest Ave. near Madison St.
Panelists include representatives from the Queens Civic Congress, Times Newsweekly, Historic Districts Council, Citizens Union and Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Assn.

Friday, May 9, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Congressman Greg Meeks Community Task Force Meeting
to update the community onthe status of the Enhanced Use Lease Project proposed for the St. Albans VA Campus
at the St. Albans VA Campus, Pratt Auditorium, Linden Boulevard at 179th Street.
For further information, call the Congressman's office, (718) 725-6000

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1:00 a.m.
STOP the SJU OFF-CAMPUS DORM!
sponsored by Concerned Residents of Jamaica Estates, Queens Civic Congress & Councilman Tony Avella
at the St. John's University Dormitory Construction Site 172-14 Henley Road, Jamaica Estates
For further information: www.sjunodorm.freehomepage.com or Day (646) 662-6468 / Evenings (917) 328-1479; Email: wongweis@earthlink.net

(Rain or Shine) Monday, May 12, 2008, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Rally with Queens Civic Congress as we fight to focus City Hall & City Planning on Unfinished Business
sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Queens Preservation Council, Civic & Community Associations*, Concerned Community Boards
Outside Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Neighborhoods waiting for re-zoning and/ or landmarking – New zones to protect under-protected nabes – Neighborhoods that don't get the zoning plan they need – A City Buildings Dept. that follows - rather than makes new versions of - the law
Note to Elected Officials: Please download this letter to sign off on your commitment to support the rally and speak (or have a representative speak for you)
*To be listed as a co-sponsor on QCC's website and other media, please call (718) 343-6779 or (718) 229-5505 or e-mail bearak@aol.com.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sixth Annual Parks Advocacy Day
sponsored by New Yorkers for Parks and supported by Queens Civic Congress and Queens Coalition for Parks & Green Spaces
at New York County Lawyers Association 14 Vesey Street (between Broadway and Church)
Queens Civic Congress President Corey Bearak will moderate the "Town Hall meeting" with Queens Council Members
To RSVP please contact: EMILY ANTONIADES at emilya@ny4p.org or call (212) 838-9410x313, or Register on line.

Sunday, May 18, 2008, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Legislative Forum 2008: Real Property Tax Reform
Panelists include: State Senator Frank Padavan who wrote S.7000-A, Assembly Member Mark Weprin who will provide the Assembly point of view, City Council Finance Chair David Weprin, City Council Environmental Chair James Gennaro, and President David Moog of the City Assessors and Appraisers Local 1757, District Council 37 AFSCME, who will talk on fairness in City Assessment Policies
sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
at the Samuel Field Y, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362
Includes Free light breakfast courtesy of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation
RSVP to Gail at (718) 225-6750x247 or email bearak@aol.com
For background on the issue, click here

Deferred - Monday, May 19, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee (Any business for this meeting will take place June 16)

Thursday, May 22, 2008, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Queens Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces
at the Overlook at 80-30 Park Lane, Kew Gardens 11415
Feel free to bring your issues and concerns. Light refreshments served.

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 12:00 noon.
Citizens News Conference for Buildings (Department) Reform
sponsored by Queens Civic Congress, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance, Historic Districts Council and other concerned community organizations (In Formation)
On the steps of City Hall, between Broadway and Park Row, Manhattan
For information, contact Corey Bearak at e-mail bearak@aol.com or (718) 343-6779. Download the invite letter.

Monday, June 16, 2008, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Queens Civic Congress Foundation Board meeting

Monday, June 16, 2008, 8:00 p.m. (updated)
Queens Civic Congress Executive Committee and Regular meeting
Guest Speaker: City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr, chair of the Council's Committee on Public Safety
Topics: "The lack of Police Officers in our Precincts and its affect on Queens" and "An Update on the Graffiti Wars".
ALSO: Report on the unabated destruction of public & private trees (Read a commentary on Importance of trees); Building Dept. update.



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