The Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood and Glendale, made up of delegates from six veterans organizations, are hosting the 80th annual Memorial Day Parade.
The parade will begin at Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood at 11 a.m.
The 2018 Grand Marshal will be Raymond Whitman of the Joseph B. Garity Post 562. Whitman is a Korean War veteran.
Marchers will include veterans, civic organizations, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and other youth groups.
Local author Crystal Wolfe is hosting an “Author Talk” and book signing for her book “Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes, and Solutions” on Saturday, March 26.
She will speak at the Ridgewood Library Arts & Crafts Fair, located at 20-12 Madison Street, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wolfe has been a champion for the homeless in the Queens community. She started a nonprofit organization, Catering for the Homeless, to connect food that otherwise be thrown away to the hungry and needy.
She documents in her book the stories of homeless individuals and delves into the root causes of the homelessness crisis. She then delves into some potential solutions to the issue.
Cara Ochsenreiter, Program Director for the Breaking Ground, the organization that operates the Homeless program at the Ridgewood Presbyterian Church, at 59-14 70 Ave will be on hand tonight, May 2, at the Community Board #5 Homeless Committee meeting. It takes place at Christ The King High School Cafeteria at 7:30.
The Community Board #5-Q Homeless Services Committee was formed to better understand the homeless situation throughout New York and to work on how the communities in the CB#5 area can do its part in the battle to help and understand the homeless.
Dmytro Fedkowskyj is the chairman of the committee.
Tonight Amanda Nasner from Department of Homeless Services will also be speaking about the mayor’s homeless plan going forward. The meeting is open to the public.
Representatives from Department of Homeless Services, Catholic Charities, The Coalition For The Homeless and Homeless Services united have spoken at past meetings.
On May 5th and 6th head over to the 2nd Annual New Amsterdam Festival at The Vander-Ende Onderdonk House at 1820 Flushing Ave! From 12pm-6pm on both days, children and adults alike will be able to enjoy food, live music, and tours of the historic houses!
For the kids in attendance, there will be games, crafts, painting, entertainers, and historical reenactments.
Adults are welcome to enjoy the flea market hosted by Ridgewood Market, games, beer mead and cider, and raffles from local businesses.
Live music will be played by local artists including Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, Underground Horns, MAMA JUKE, Tsibele, and The Mamaphry Quartet.
Lastly, Don’t miss your opportunity to try out Bubble Soccer with Knockerball NYC!