Queens Volunteers Cleaning Up Cemetery at Midville Park

As part of the citywide “It’s My Park Day,” the Juniper Juniors and Maspeth High School volunteers spruced up the area around Pullis Farm Cemetery in Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park last Saturday morning, May 17. The volunteers removed bags of debris around the burial grounds of the Pullis family, a 19th century family of farmers who settled in the Middle Village area. The cemetery is one of the few remaining farm burial grounds in the city. Among the volunteers pictured at last Saturday’s cleanup is Len Santoro, coordinator of the Juniper Juniors, the youth group affiliated with the Juniper Park Civic Association.