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Queens Community Board 5, covering Ridgewood and surrounding areas, to gather for monthly meeting on Feb. 7.

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Photo by Anthony Medina

Queens Community Board 5—which represents Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale— will bring city budget talks and future neighborhood events to the forefront of its upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7. 

The board meeting is scheduled to take place at Christ the King High School, located at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., and begins at approximately 7:30 p.m. 

According to District Manager Gary Giordano, the agenda for the nightly meeting includes a public hearing on how the district is impacted by the Fiscal  Year 2025 Preliminary Budget of the City of New York, released by Mayor Eric Adams earlier this month.

Additionally, the agenda includes a discussion and vote regarding proposed 2024 street festivals planned for the community board district. The district has long been home to many annual festivals and fairs including the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District Street Fair and the Glendale Kiwanis Street Fair

 CB 5 Chair Vincent Arcuri Jr. is scheduled to give his monthly report, in addition to a report from Giordano. 

Routinely, a public forum, a review of current applications for alcoholic beverage licenses, a review of building demolition notices, and committee reports are scheduled for this month’s board meeting. 

Anyone wishing to speak to the board during the public forum portion of the night is asked to pre-register. To pre-register, prospective participants are advised to call CB 5 at 718-366-1834 or email at [email protected].

The board will conclude the meeting with a discussion on old and new business. The CB 5 meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube and posted on the CB 5 homepage.