Inaugural Winter Festival at Bay Terrace Shopping Center includes tons of family fun

THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

Cord Meyer Development will host its inaugural Winter Festival on Feb. 26 at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. between SoBol and Rosa Pizza.

The event will feature games and activities for the whole family, as well as complimentary refreshments, including hot chocolate, cookies, and food and drink specials, courtesy of several of the shopping center’s tenants. Additionally, attendees can see artwork from Queens artists at the “live” portion of the Bayside Historical Society’s 22nd Annual Winter Art Show, sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation and running until Feb. 28.

Among the organizations scheduled to man tables and offer attendees arts and crafts, children’s games and other winter activities are a local Girl Scouts troop; Bayside Little League; Dancing Dreams; a nonprofit that provides dance classes and performance opportunities for children with medical or physical challenges; and Commonpoint Queens, which offers services to people of all ages, ability levels and backgrounds.

Photo by Cord Meyer

“At Cord Meyer, our goal is to support our tenants and the not-for-profits that make Bayside and Bay Terrace such vibrant communities,” Cord Meyer Vice President Controller Joe Forgione said. “It’s a dream that took root during the pandemic when we hosted outdoor activities to draw foot traffic to our tenants. Since then, the classic car shows and festivals have benefited not-for-profits and become annual traditions enjoyed by everyone from children to seniors.

“The Winter Festival will be another opportunity to share a great day outdoors with friends and family. Events like this keep the Bay Terrace at the heart of the community and Cord Meyer is honored to make it all happen.”

Since being incorporated in 1904, Cord Meyer has been responsible for developing prestigious commercial and retail properties in Queens like the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, award-winning apartment buildings, single-family homes and condominiums, including the high-rise projects the Windsor at Forest Hills and the Aston. One of its current residential developments includes Bay Lane Estates, which consists of 33 two-family townhouses in Bayside.