Nolan to host mobile office hours at Ridgewood Library

Have a constituent concern? Look no further than going to your local library.

On Thursday, August 1, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan will be holding mobile office hours at the Ridgewood branch.

The assemblywoman has also hosted mobile hours at the Sunnyside, Astoria, Court Square and Long Island City branches.

“It is important always to meet people in our community,” Nolan says. “For many years, I have held mobile office hours and state fairs to address issues or concerns.”

For more information, contact the district office at 718-784-3194.

Grover Cleveland HS to get cafeteria upgrades

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The cafeteria at Grover Cleveland High School is getting an overhaul, thanks to funding passed in the recent city budget.

Councilman Bob Holden announced the upgrade last week in what he said was record-breaking funding for District 30.

The district, which spans Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village and Maspeth, will receive $11 million in capital funding and $2 million in expense funding.

Other budget items in the area include air conditioning improvements at multiple schools, renovation of Evergreen Park in Glendale and expansion of the Wildcat Service Corp. cleaning initiative.

Quiet clubbing in Highland Park Friday night

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Want to dance and listen to some of the hottest beats without the noise complaints? Well, you can join Quiet Clubbing at Highland Park this Friday (June 21).

Three live DJs will be playing music from the Top 40s, 80s and 90s as well as Motown and Funk while you dance along with headphones. You must RSVP for a free ticket. Be warned: You must have a credit or debit card to check in for the event. If you don’t return your headphones, you’ll be charged $100.

Your 3 channels spinning all night:
DJ 1 (Green):
Top 40 Dance Hits
DJ 2 (Red): 80’s, 90’s & 2K Throwbacks
DJ 3 (Blue): Motown/Funk

Your experience includes:
• A pair of Quiet Events headphones
• Glow in the Dark gear
• 3 different channels of music to choose from

Special notes:
• All Ages
• Dress Code: Casual

Meet the group at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue in Highland Park in Ridgewood. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Only In Queens Summer Festival on June 23

Sheila E. will headline the free “Only In Queens” summer festival on Sunday, June 23 at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

The festival will be from 3 to 8 p.m. The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert will begin at 5 p.m.

The concert will also feature performances by soul artist Musiq Soulchild and reggae singer Kranium.

Other activities at the festival include a scavenger hunt, opportunities to meet NY1 anchors and reporters, exhibitions from the World’s Fair, international food vendors, and more.

Enjoy Stories in the Park with Councilman Reynoso

Nothing beats a lovely day in the park with a good book!

Councilman Antonio Reynoso will host “Catch the Reading Bug: Stories in the Park” on Tuesday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be free books and giveaways for kids aged 3 to 12. Snacks and refreshments will also be served.

Join Reynoso and community members at Grover Cleveland Park, located at Stanhope Street and Grandview Avenue.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 US Open

Tickets for the 2019 US Open officially went on sale to the general public on Monday, June 3.

You can purchase tickets via and the Ticketmaster app.

Payment can be made by credit card. American Express is the official card of the US Open.

The main draw of the 2019 US Open begins on Monday, August 26 and runs through Sunday, September 8.

For more information, visit

Comptroller visits Myrtle Avenue businesses

Joined by business leaders and the Myrtle Avenue BID, Comptroller Scott stringer toured the shops along Myrtle Avenue last week.

His first stop was Joe & John’s pizzeria, where he got a regular slice.

As he was chowing down the fresh slice, he noted that he was eating with his hands, not with a fork and knife – a not-so-subtle dig at the current mayor, who was famously photographed eating pizza with utensils.

Stringer then visited Tasty Diner, but didn’t order anything. He stopped at the retail store Pants Pantry, where he was intrigued by a red suit.

His final stop was Rudy’s Bakery & Cafe.

The comptroller made the quick visit as part of a daylong trip to Queens, meeting with local stakeholders and visiting two senior centers in Ridgewood.

Thanking the crossing guards of the 104th Pct

School crossing guards are the unsung heroes of our community – but one local official has recognized their hard work every year.

Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted his ninth annual 104th Precinct School Crossing Guard event at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council.

“School crossing guards put their lives on the line each day to protect pedestrians, especially our children, in the mornings and afternoon during school arrival and dismissal times,” Miller says.

“They work in all types of weather conditions and are the eyes and ears on our busy streets and sidewalks.”

The next time you encounter your local crossing guard, stop to thank them!

Wyckoff Heights execs to speak at CB5 tomorrow

Community Board 5 is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Christ the King High School.

On the agenda this week is a presentation by Wyckoff Heights Medical Center executives. That will be followed by a presentation regarding the Math Smart Program at LaGuardia Community College.

Following the presentations will be the public forum, committee reports, and nominations for Executive Committee Positions.

The Parks Services Committee will give a recommendation regarding plans for construction of a Myrtle Avenue entrance to Forest Park as well.

For more information, or to register to speak in advance, call the CB5 office at 718-366-1834.