Spend your weekend at the Ridgewood Reservoir

Join NYC H2O for an upcoming weekend of events at the Ridgewood Reservoir.

On Saturday, September 5th at 3 p.m., NYC H2O and artist Colleen Tighe will host a virtual afternoon sketching session. The focus will be on the natural oasis.

The session is open to everyone aged 13 and over. Participants will need pencils, paper, colored pencils, pen and/or watercolor.

The class will take place over Zoom. Register here.

The following day, NYC H2O and the Parks Department will remove invasive plants from the path around the Ridgewood Reservoir.

For this project, volunteers will pull invasive weeds and plant native flowers on the causeway between Basins 2 and 3.

Meet in the parking lot on Vermont Place on the Brooklyn side. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only 25 socially-distanced volunteers are permitted to work at a time.

Register for the event here.

Queens Jobs Recruitment Fair set for August 26

Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee is hosting the borough’s seventh jobs recruitment fair on August 26.

The virtual event will connect job seekers to available employment opportunities.

Employers who will participate include:

  • The Child Center of New York
  • Constructive Partnerships Unlimited
  • The Council for Airport Opportunity
  • LIFE Camp Inc.
  • Mercy Home
  • Metro One Loss Prevention
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • New York Life
  • Quality Services for the Autism Community
  • Queens Centers for Progress
  • The United States Census Bureau
  • WATCH GUARD 24/7
  • The Young Adult Institute

The event will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Livestream the virtual jobs fair here.

Leasing has launched at The Strand

Credit: Aufgang Architects. The Meshberg Group

Camber Property Group and Valyrian Capital have begun leasing for The Strand, a new mixed-use development near the Ridgewood/East Williamsburg border with 132 units.

Leasing for the rental property, located at 178 Woodward Avenue, is being handled by Corcoran New Development.

The Strand features a variety of residences, including 33 studios, 71 one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms/ two-baths, and three three-bedroom/two-bath apartments.

The pricing starts at $2,050 a month for a studio and up to $3,985 for a three-bedroom.

The amenities are plentiful at The Strand, including two landscaped rooftop decks, a co-working lounge, fitness center, a media and gaming lounge, an inner courtyard, on-site parking for cars and bikes, and Stainless Steel appliances.

In terms of location, The Strand is located three blocks from the Jefferson Avenue L train stop, as well as the B38, B57 and Q53 buses.

Citi Bikes are also available throughout the neighborhood.

Corcoran is providing perspective residents with face masks, hand sanitizing stations and an in-person or virtual experience from first viewing through lease signing.