Update on Nepalese relief efforts

Relief efforts in Nuwakot, Nepal, courtesy Nepalese American Youth Association

Relief efforts in Nuwakot, Nepal, courtesy Nepalese American Youth Association

Bikash Kharel from Nepalese-American Youth Assocaition and Ridgewood’s Nepalese Indian Restaurant passed along an update on the organization’s efforts since we first wrote about them here: http://www.glendaleregister.com/view/full_story/26616421/article-Nepalese-community-in-Ridgewood-lends-support?instance=home_news_1st_left

So far, they have raised approximately $12,000 total in cash and online donations. They have done a few distribution events in Nepal and have a group traveling to the village at the epicenter of the earthquake.

In Nuwakot, Nepal they distributed food and shelter materials to almost 600 people in the village. 

They have distributed:

Rice – 5,500 KG
Salt – 600 KG
Tripal – 300 units
Noodles – 30 cartons
Water – 10 cases
Almost 40 pounds of energy bars
Health & sanitation materials – 5 cartons
Latex gloves donated to local health post

Photos of the relief program are available here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1578535802413334.1073741831.1462514027348846&type=1

 

 

Senator Addabbo hosts mobile office hours

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State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. will continue meeting with his constituents at public libraries throughout the district in the coming weeks at the following locations:

Thursday, May 28: Middle Village Library, 72-31 Metropolitan Ave., 5:30
p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 11: Rego Park Library, 91-41 63 Drive, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 18: Woodhaven Library, 85-41 Forest Parkway, 5:30 p.m. to 7
p.m.

Thursday, June 25: Ridgewood Library, 20-12 Madison St., 5:30 p.m. to 7
p.m.

Other mobile office hours will be scheduled in the upcoming months in other
areas of the district.

For further information about these meetings or other upcoming events
sponsored by Addabbo, interested residents may contact Frank Fazio in the
Howard Beach district office at 718-738-1111.

Democratic club holds monthly meeting

The Ridgewood Democratic Club held their monthly community update meeting.  Speakers included Gary Giordano, district manager of Queens Community Board 5 and Ted Renz, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District who updated members on the many issues effecting both the local community board and the Myrtle Avenue area.

Top Row: Gary Giordano, District Manager, Queens Community Board 5, Mike Liendo, President, Liberty Park, Ted Renz, Executive Director, Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, Donna Dowd and Thomas Dowd.

Top Row: Gary Giordano, District Manager, Queens Community Board 5, Mike Liendo, President, Liberty Park, Ted Renz, Executive Director, Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, Donna Dowd and Thomas Dowd.

Silent vigil to honor police tonight

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The 104th Precinct is holding a silent candlelight vigil tonight, between 8:30-9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear something blue, stand in unity and acknowledge the sacrifice our police officers have given for our safety.

The vigil will be held outside the 104th precinct,  6402 Catalpa Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385.

The vigil is being held to show support for the local department during National Police Week.

Bar crawl/scavenger hunt in Ridgewood this weekend

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Flyer courtesy Ridgewood Beer Society

The Ridgewood Hair & Hound – a bar crawl/scavenger hunt – is happening this weekend at Queens Tavern. Bring your friends and check out the best watering holes the neighborhood has to offer.

Who: The Ridgewood Beer Society

What: A daylong team scavenger hunt involving local area bars with discounts on drinks throughout the day. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the day to winning teams.

Where: Queens Tavern, 6869 Freshpond Road and myriad bars throughout Ridgewood.

When: Saturday, May 9, 1-7 p.m.

Don’t forget to register at Queens Tavern to ensure your team gets a spot in the scavenger hunt.