By Bill Parry
Community Board 4 will host its second annual Youth Fair Saturday in Elmhurst. The area along 58th Avenue between Hoffman Drive and Seabury Street will be closed off to traffic between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Borough President Melinda Katz, City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and the Queens Center Mall. It promises entertainment, health screening, guided meditation, arts and crafts, Zumba and perhaps most importantly, career services.
“We have so much youth in this community who have no idea what resources are available to them,” CB 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol said. “It’s a great day for them. Last year was a good start. We had nearly 300 families take part and we did very little outreach. This year we distributed 21,000 fliers, one for every young person in the community, so we’re expecting an even bigger turnout this year.”
Musical groups will be performing live throughout the free event.
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