Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is bringing programs and services directly to southeast Queens residents through the inaugural iteration of “Borough Hall on Your Block,” beginning Monday, Aug. 22.
The weeklong initiative will bring a litany of public programs, such as resource and job fairs, youth events, a town hall and much more to communities across southeast Queens. The event directly connects area families with not only the government services they need but the individualized attention they deserve from Richards and his staff.
Richards first announced the “Borough Hall on Your Block” initiative during his 2022 State of the Borough address in June.
“My office is determined to build a relationship with everyone who calls this borough home, and that means meeting Queens families right where they are. With Borough Hall on Your Block, we look forward to making sure no one goes unseen or unheard,” Richards said. “I’m proud to begin this innovative initiative in southeast Queens, home to communities that have been historically overlooked, as we work to build a stronger, fairer Queens one week at a time.”
The calendar of public events scheduled for southeast Queens includes:
Monday, Aug. 22
Cleanup of Idlewild Park, 9 a.m.
Location: Idlewild Park, 149-20 Springfield Lane, Rosedale
In partnership with the Eastern Queens Alliance
Senior Services Day: Featuring benefit eligibility screenings, fitness sessions, smoke detector giveaways and more
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Rochdale Village Senior Center, 169-65 137th Ave. in Rochdale Village
In partnership with the FDNY, NYC Department of Finance, NY Connects and the Queens Public Library
A press conference announcing $3 million in funding for the expansion of the Rosedale branch of the Queens Public Library
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Rosedale Library, 144-20 243rd St. in Rosedale
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Backpack Giveaway and Youth COVID-19 Vaccination Drive
Time: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Community Church of Christ, 167-04 108th Ave. in Jamaica
NYC Agency Resource and Job Recruitment Fair at York College: Connecting residents to city services and job seekers with nearly two dozen employers across a wide variety of industries
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: York College, 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica
Co-sponsored by State Senator Leroy Comrie and Councilwoman Nantasha Williams
A press conference announcing more than $6 million in funding across NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens and Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, 82-68 164th St. in Jamaica Hills
Immigrant Resource Fair
Time: 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
NYCHA Resource Share, connecting residents with city programs, services and opportunities.
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: NYCHA South Jamaica Houses, 107-48 160th St. in South Jamaica
Youth and Young Adult Festival, featuring a sports clinic, live entertainment, children’s games, giveaways, free food and more
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Cabbell Park, corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 121st Ave. in Cambria Heights
Co-sponsored by Council member Williams
Thursday, Aug. 25
A Press conference announcing nearly $750,000 in funding for St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, 327 Beach 19th St. in Far Rockaway
Press conference announcing nearly $2.4 million in funding for the Arverne branch of the Queens Public Library
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Arverne Library, 312 Beach 54th St. in Arverne
Southeast Queens Regional Town Hall
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: St. Albans Congregational Church, 172-17 Linden Blvd. in St. Albans
Co-sponsored by Senator Comrie and Council member Williams
Additional information about specific Borough Hall on Your Block: Southeast Queens events will be announced on the borough president’s social media channels leading up to and during the weeklong initiative.
Members of the public who are interested in attending one or more of the events above are asked to RSVP by visiting queensbp.org/RSVP. Members of the media who wish to attend one or more of the listed events are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 718-286-2640.