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Upcoming events.   Check back for updates regularly.

Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) at the upcoming events:

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) in collaboration with the Queens Library New Americans Program for the following:

FHAA 1st annual Diwali – Festival of Lights celebration

Saturday , November 3, 2018, 2pm-4:30pm

Queens Library , Forest Hills Branch, www.queenslibrary.org/branch/forest-hills/

108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-7934

Come to celebrate and learn more about Diwali – Festival of Lights, our community marketing partner , Lend-A-Hand-India, and the Queens Library New Americans Programs and Forest Hills Branch upcoming programs. All are welcome. Event is free and open to the public.

Guest speaker : Hersh K. Parekh, Esq., Director of Downstate Regional Affairs, Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Special performance by “Gaurav Venkateswar”

Raised in Chicago and based out of New York, Gaurav finds music inspiration from his South Asian heritage as well as musical genres around the world. As a child, Gaurav studied Indian classical music from Dr. Tapan Bhattacharyya while also learning western classical piano. As an adult he continued his Indian vocal training with the renowned artist Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, and has also studied music composition, jazz, and electro-acoustic music. Gaurav is also a founding member of Chai Town, a collegiate Indian-American a cappella group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that specializes in mixing South Asian and Western Music music. For more information and updates on his music, visit www.gvtunes.com.See also :http://youtube.com/gvtunes, https://instagram.com/gvtunes, https://facebook.com/gvtunes

RSVP at : https://www.facebook.com/events/250121739028928/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-1st-annual-diwali-festival-of-lights-celebration-tickets-50315536123

If you would like to volunteer for the event, please email FHAA11375@gmail.com

We look forward to your participation in celebrating Diwali.

 

    

 

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Annual Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival, Fall Meet & Greet

Thursday, September 27th, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills Branch

107-55 Queens Boulevard (at 108th street), Forest Hills NY 11375, www.ridgewoodbank.com

2018 Community Advocate honoree: Heidi Chain, President, 112th Police Precinct Community Council.
With a special storytelling and musical performance by Di Zhao. Di has performed at various venues in Europe, Asia, and the US including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and she is a great fan of mooncakes.

RSVP at Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/688870234823014 or at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-mooncakes-for-mid-autumn-festival-927-630pm-tickets-49823584683

Thank you to our venue host Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills.  Opened in 1940, the building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2000 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp. (FHVAC) will be join us again this year to check blood pressure for attendees and distribute info about FHVAC.

There will be raffle prizes as well.

Please email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to donate items for our raffle to raise funds for the association. The event is free and open to everyone.

Also, save the date for our 1st Annual Diwali / Festival of Lights celebration. Sat. Nov. 3rd, 2pm-4:30pm.
Queens Library Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375.
Email FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer and get involved.

We look forward to your participation.

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FHAA & Cinemart Cinemas partner for launch of “Crazy Rich Asians”

Join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA)
in support of our local Cinemart Cinemas to watch
“Crazy Rich Asians” Based on the Best-Selling Novel by Kevin Kwan

Wednesday, 8/15/2018, 8pm showing ( various showtimes beforehand)

Cinemart Cinemas, (https://www.cinemartcinemas. com)
106-03 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, New York, 11375
Showtimes / advance tickets: https://www.cinemartcinemas.com/Now-Playing/crazy-rich-asians.html

Come out to support the 1st major motion picture featuring an all Asian cast in 25 years (since Joy Luck Club) and look for our table to learn more about FHAA.  Built in 1925, the Queens Historical Society gives the Cinemart the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated independent theatre in the borough.  Come out to support your local independent movie theatre right in Forest Hills!

Summer Social from 6pm-8pm before the film next door at Theater Cafe. 106-05 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375 on Wednesday, August 15th.  Summer Social is free and open to everyone. Cash Bar.

Summer Social RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1804684849608540/ or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-815-summer-social-crazy-rich-asians-aigner-chocolates-at-theater-cafe-tickets-48771916114

Meet and mingle with other members of the community. For more info email:   FHAA11375@gmail.com

Special thank you to the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) for being a community marketing partner. For more info about AABANY go to www.aabany.org  Also thank you to Aigner Chocolates for providing samples for the Summer Social. Learn more about Aigner Chocolates at www.AignerChocolates.com

PRINT FREE POPCORN COUPON AT: Facebook.com/FHAA11375  or Facebook.com/groups/FHABCCCA 
Limit one per ticket purchase. Good for any showing for Crazy Rich Asians only (except Tuesdays).

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

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The  month of May is National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage month) and also National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM).

The FHAA will be participating in various community events during the month and invite you to join us.  Some are to celebrate National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage month) and Military Appreciation Month .  Others are to encourage participation and support for community organizations and partners. Please join us.

1.Friday, May 11th, 7:00pm. FDNY Phoenix Society 2nd Annual APA Heritage celebration awards and scholarship banquet
Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth Street (aka Danny Chen Way),  NY NY.  JingFongNY.com
Ticket Price: $80 per person – 12 Course Meal. Credit card payment: https://goo.gl/m7v6tb
Or go to Eventbrite.com/ and type in FDNY Phoenix Society.
Dinner Ticket sales ends: Friday, May 4, 2018. Can’t attend, buy a journal ad.
Contact: David Lin , President: FDNYPhoenixSociety@gmail.com
For more info about the FDNY Phoenix Society: https://www.fdnyphoenixsociety.org

2. Thursday, May 10th, 7PM, 112th pct Community Council, Celebrate Diversity dinner. Queens Borough Hall,  120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Join in a celebration of Diversity with free multicultural food (Italian, Cuban, Mexican, Chinese, and Kosher sandwiches ) entertainment and performances and more. Space is limited and you must RSVP: 718-520-9321 or council112@yahoo.com

3. Thursday, May 10th, 7PM, Forest Hills Memorial Day parade cocktail party/fundraiser
American Legion, Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11375
Meet your neighbors and fellow supporters including the American Legion, Forest Hills Kiwanis, businesses and individuals, for the annual Forest Hills Memorial Day parade cocktail party / fundraiser where the Grand Marshalls will be announced. Tickets are $25 and includes finger foods and a free drink.  Your sponsorship of $100, $250, $500 or $1000 (gold sponsor) helps to offset the cost of the bands, permits, transportation for various groups, etc. If you have questions on sponsoring , bringing a group to march, or volunteering,  contact Commander Tom Long at 718-520-8623. Email FHAA11375@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

4. Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30pm Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade Sponsor Kick-off party  West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place.  Includes refreshments, etc. All sponsors get 2 tickets to the Sponsor party.  Sponsor options:
Red Sponsor $500 – Custom Poster for your storefront, company name on press and logo on ads, 4 tix to sponsor party & 2 tix to NY Pops Concert at WSTC
White Sponsor $250 – Custom Poster for your storefront, company name on press and ads, 2 tix to sponsor party & 2 tix to NY Pops Concert at WSTC
Blue Sponsor $100 – Custom Poster for your store,  company name ads, 2 tix to sponsor party
Please make checks payable to the American Legion Parade Committee and mail to
107-15 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375 or  Call 718-704-4197
Email FHAA11375@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

5. Sunday, May 20th, 11am-4pm – on Mott Street , south of Canal street, Manhattan, NYC.  Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival.

Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA), with support from Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown BID and NYC Weekend walks. The celebration is the nation’s longest running festival dedicated to celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander identity.   2018 Theme: “DOG” (Do, Organize, Give)  Event is free and open to the public, with Stage Performances, Martial Arts and Dance Demonstrations, Ethnic Cuisine, Artisan Demonstrations, Community Outreach and Support. To volunteer for the festival contact:  ginnymyung@yahoo.com

For more info goto www.capaonline.org Look for the FHAA table and banner. To volunteer at the FHAA table, email: FHAA11375@gmail.com

6. Saturday, May 26th ,12pm-6pm, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp (FHVAC) EMS day and open house, 92-29 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY .

Providing over 45 years of service to the community, the FHVAC invites you  to stop by their headquarters and meet volunteers who serve unselfishly everyday. National EMS week is from 5/20-5/26. Let’s acknowledge and appreciate the vital service Emergency Medical Services provide to the Forest Hills community. Meet their diverse group of volunteers including Asian American volunteers. Stop by to say thank you and Come Check Out What EMS Does. FREE FOOD , First Aid , CPR,  Fun, Games, and Prizes. Event is free and open to the public. If you are able donate or sponsor , please contact Felix Cabrera at FCabrera@FHVAC.org

Look for the FHAA table and banner from 12pm-2pm. To volunteer at table email: FHAA11375@gmail.com

7. Saturday, May 26th, 2pm-4:30pm – FHAA and Queens Memory celebrate APA Heritage month at the Queens Library Forest Hills branch, 108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event to explore the history of the Asian-American community in Queens. Artist EunWoo Nam (a/k/a UNO) will lead participants through an interactive drawing activity inspired by the personal migration stories shared by members of the community. This program celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. This event was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant .

EunWoo Nam (aka UNO) is a NY-based artist with a MFA in Social Practice Queens – Master of Fine Arts from Queens College. His interest in cultural and social studies brought him to the U.S. from his home country, South Korea. His works have been shown in various places such as Hunter College, Queens Museum, Queens Library, and more. His artistic practice includes performance, video, photography, painting, msuic, and sound production. Now he is running his social engagement project called Collective Memory Lane with various communities in NYC and the project would be exhibited soon in 2018. http://www.socialpracticequeens.org/

For more info:
http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/celebrate-asian-pacific-american-heritage-with-memories-of-migration
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1873058136089891/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-queens-memory-celebrate-may-apa-heritage-month-forest-hills-library-tickets-45635948350

8. Sunday, May 27th, 2017, 12pm, Annual Forest Hills Memorial Day parade.
Organized by the American Legion Continental Post 1424 and Forest Hills Kiwanis Club

Parade starts at Metropolitan Avenue and Ascan Avenue and continues West on Metropolitan towards Woodhaven Boulevard to Remsen Memorial Park at Trotting Course Lane.

Join the Forest Hill Asian Association and other organizations to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving and also honor our active , reservists and retired military during  Military Appreciation Month. We invite everyone to march with us including  Asian American Veterans , reservists and active military and their families .  Look for our  FHAA banner.   To march with the FHAA , email FHAA11375@gmail.com and meet in front of the American Legion at 11:30AM.

Post parade gathering at American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills‎, NY 11375. Nominal $5 entrance fee to offset cost of food and drinks. If you have questions on sponsoring , bringing a group to march, or volunteering,  contact Commander Tom Long at 718-520-8623

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PARTICIPATION!

 

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FHAA celebrates the Lunar Chinese New Year of the Dog

The Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) is a community co-sponsor for the following event

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz cordially invites you to the

2018 Lunar New Year Celebration and Photo contest
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6pm-8pm.
@Helen Marshall Cultural Center,  Queens Borough Hall,
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424

Free and open to the public. space is limited
RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp or call 718-286-2661

Submit entries to the photo contest at
www.queensbp.org/lnyphotocontest by February 21, 2018

Co-Sponsors:

Flushing Chinese Business Assn, Forest Hills Asian Association, Foundation for Filipino Artists, Inc., Korean American Parents Association of Greater New York, In, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS), East West Bank, Resorts World Casino New York City, Sinovision美国中文电视, The Korean Channel.

Best wishes to all for the Year of the Dog!

Forest Hills (NY) Asian Association

 

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CELEBRATE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR OF THE DOG ! DOGS ARE WELCOME TO MARCH IN THE PARADES.

Lunar New Year Parade – Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11am, in Flushing, Queens. We will gather at St. George’s Church (Queens) , 135-32 38th Ave, New York, New York 11354, from 9:30 to 10:30am to connect and stay warm with hot coffee and donuts before heading to the parade site together. Thank you to the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce for having us.  (flushingchamber.nyc) RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1396982203764860/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-with-fhaa-in-2018s-lunar-new-year-parade-tickets-42554645089

Lunar New Year Parade – Sunday February 25, 2018, 1pm in Manhattan Chinatown NYC.  We will gather with the FDNY Phoenix Society at their pre-parade gathering at PS 130 Elementary School, 143 Baxter Street, NY 10013. (between Baxter and Hester Streets).  Join us between 11am-12pm.  Thank you again to the FDNY Phoenix Society and the Better Chinatown Society  for having us. Learn more about the parade at http://betterchinatown.com/

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/549507838742477/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-marches-in-chinatown-lunar-new-year-parade-feb-25-2018-tickets-42554507678

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Thank you to the Queens Library Forest Hills Branch for inviting us to celebrate the Lunar / Chinese New Year of the Dog!

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:30pm
Queens Library Forest Hills Branch
108-19 71st Ave, Forest Hills‎ NY‎ 11375

In efforts to increase awareness and support for local seniors, please come out to celebrate and watch a performance by the singing group and silver dancing group of the Austin Senior center with special guest , Ying Tang. There will be music emsemble, chorus, solo singing performances, Chinese tai chi sword demonstration, and folk dance.

Event is free and open to everyone.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/319736765182589/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-celebrates-the-lunar-chinese-new-year-of-the-dog-tickets-42487534359

We will be tabling and distributing info about the Forest Hills Asian Association. We hope you can join us.

 

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“STATE OF FOREST HILLS CIVIC COMMUNITY – LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018”

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2018, 7PM-8:30PM

The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
1 Tennis Place , 1st Floor, Main Dining Room and Bar Area
Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-2300
http://www.foresthillstennis.com

Come celebrate the New Year and learn more about various Forest Hills community organizations, their plans for 2018, and how to get involved. Elected officials who represent the community are also invited.

All are welcome to meet and mingle. Admission is free.  Cheese crudité and crackers and Cash bar.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/366826880454756/  or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-forest-hills-civic-community-looking-forward-to-2018-tickets-42112622989

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING.
DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

We hope you can join us.
Forest Hills Asian Association
Queens Community Board 6
West Side Tennis Club

Organizations invited to speak:
112th Precinct Community Council, – confirmed
American Legion Continental Post – 1424
Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), – confirmed
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce – confirmed
Forest Hills Community & Civic Association – confirmed
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp – confirmed
Forest Hills Long Island Jewish Northwell Health – confirmed
Friends of MacDonald Park
Kiwanis Club – Forest Hills – confirmed
Musica Reginae Productions – confirmed
Queens Community Board 6 – confirmed
Queens CB6 CERT – confirmed
West Side Tennis Club Foundation

    

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) at our

2017 DECEMBER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Thursday , December 21st, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills

1 Tennis Place , 2nd Floor Lounge

Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-2300

http://www.foresthillstennis.com

Come celebrate the holiday season with special guests:

– Michael Perlman, Author, “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park”. He will be joining us to personalize, sign and sell his book which can make a unique holiday gift.

– Mr. Jia-Yi He, an award winning, world – class harmonica virtuoso  will perform. He was on America’s Got Talent Season 5.  (http://agt.wikia.com/wiki/Jia-Yi_He ) and is included in  “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park,” a book featuring over 200 notables (from unsung heroes to celebrities), interviews, local history, & memorable landmarks.  

 Thank you to Mario DiPreta, General Manager and CEO, The West Side Tennis Club for generously hosting.  In existence since 1892, the West Side Tennis Club is the former site of The US Open and maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces. (http://foresthillstennis.com/)

Event is free and all are welcome to meet and mingle. Giveaways and raffles.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

To donate for our raffle, please email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com

RSVP at  https://www.facebook.com/events/2007005206247104/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-holiday-party-1221-7pm-special-guests-local-author-and-harmonica-virtuoso-tickets-41130842457

We hope you can join us.   For more info email: FHAA11375@gmail.com

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) at the

Forest Hills Civic Association Holiday Gathering

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30pm-9pm

American Legion Continental Post 1424
107-15 Metropolitan Avenue (just East of Ascan Avenue),
Forest Hills, NY 11375

No RSVP is needed, but would be good to know and have an estimate.

Meet and Greet Your neighbors, share ideas and get involved.

RSVP at Facebook.com : https://www.facebook.com/events/383984828682121/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-celebrates-holiday-season-with-fh-civic-on-tuesdec-12th-730pm-tickets-40815504272

Thank you to the Forest Hills Civic Association for inviting the FHAA to their holiday gathering.
Look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and our friends at the Forest Hills Civic Association .

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Please visit the Forest Hills Asian Association table at the upcoming Resource Fair for Advocacy Organizations on Thurs. Nov. 16, 6pm-7:30pm, at Queens Library Forest Hills Library .

Organized by It’s Who We Are (IWWA) in partnership with Taft Institute at Queens College, this event concludes a 7 week series of civic classes on how our government works.

FHAA will have voter registration forms available , which are also available at the library. We hope to see you.

 

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Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival, Fall Meet & Greet

2017 Community Advocate Award, honoring Barbara Stuchinski

Special Guest Speaker: Rabbi Mark Kaiserman, The Reform Temple of Forest Hills

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills
107-55 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills NY 11375, www.ridgewoodbank.com

RSVP at Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/117597142264609 or at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-mooncakes-for-mid-autumn-festival-fall-meet-greet-10317-7pm-tickets-37988235836

Join the FHAA as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes and honor our 2017 Community Advocate Awardee: Barbara Stuchinski, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association, Queens Community Board 6 (CB6) , CB6 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Thank you to our venue host Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills. The building is located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 108th Street. Opened in 1940, the building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2000 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp. will be on site again this year to check blood pressure for attendees. Mooncakes are generously provided by Fay Da Bakery.

There will be raffle prizes as well from Ridgewood Savings Bank, MK Vision Center, Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi Forest Hills and more.

This year we will also have a cross cultural component to make the event unique. As September and October are also the timeframe for various Jewish Holy days including Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, we are honored to invite and have as a special guest speaker : Rabbi Mark Kaiserman, from The Reform Temple of Forest Hills who will speak briefly on the Jewish High Holy days. So please join us to learn more and enjoy mooncakes and the Mid Autumn Festival!

With support from Queens Community Board 6 and Queens Community Board 6 Cultural Affairs Committee  http://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb6/index.page

Please email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to donate items for our raffle to raise funds for the association. The event is free and open to everyone.

 

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9.9.17 – Queens Stands Together Rally,  Mac Donald Park, Forest Hills NY, 5pm -8pm.

The FHAA will be joining other organizations for “Queens Stands Together Rally” on Saturday Sept. 9, 2017, 5pm -8pm at MacDonald Park, (Queens Blvd between Yellowstone Blvd. and 70th Rd) in Forest Hills, NYC united for American ideals of freedom and equality.   Ideologies of hate and violence are becoming mainstream. Queens epitomizes the multi-culturalism of America. Our commitment to tolerance and understanding of difference is our strength. Out of many we are one. This is our opportunity to stand together behind our values.  All are welcome. Event is free and open to the public.

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”–Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor

For more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1480255228695149/

9.10.17: 112th Pct Community Council Street Fair.  Queens Blvd. Yellowstone and 70th Rd.

Look for the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) table at the 112th pct. community council organized street fair. Learn more about the 112th pct. community council and our organization and sign up to get involved.  We will also have Voter Registration forms available if you are interested in registering to vote in advance of National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 26, 2017.    All are welcome. Event is free and open to the public.  Learn more about registering to vote at http://fhaa11375.org/register-to-vote/

9.10.17 – “Run for Richie” Proceeds to benefit Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Starts at: Resorts World Casino (11000 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11420), 1PM

Ends at: Indian Larrys, 70 N 15th Street, Brooklyn NY 11222, https://indianlarry.com/

On 9/11 one of those lost was Richard Allen Pearlman, a member of the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp (FHVAC). Sep 2017 is the second anniversary of “Run For Richie”, a motorcycle ride to honor a hero and all those who tragically passed that day. Full NYPD escorted Ride. For more information and registration: http://www.nycpunisherslemc.com/events/9-10-17-Ride.html

9.12.17 – September Primary. Go vote in the primary for the candidate(s) you believe best supports your interests.   If you can’t vote, encourage those that can vote to vote.  Register to vote and encourage others to register to vote.  Go to http://fhaa11375.org/register-to-vote/

9.12.17 – Ridgewood Savings Bank. Free homebuyers workshop, 6:15pm-8:15pm, Forest Hills Branch, 107-55 Queens Blvd. RSVP: 718-261-2021

9.12.17 – Forest Hills Community & Civic Association meeting, 7:30pm

September meeting will be held at the American Legion, Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375. New incoming President will be sworn in. Event is free and open to the public. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/185072544988220/

9.13.17 – Northwell Health LIJ Forest Hills. Stroke Prevention lecture / community presentation

Dr. Rohan Arora, Director of the Stroke Program at LIJ Forest Hills will speak at 1:45pm at Queens Library, Forest Hills Branch, 108-19 71st Avenue, Forest Hills, NY. Admission is free.

9.13.2017 – Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, inaugural fund-raising event at the Unisphere

Join the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a public-private partnership, for their inaugural fund-raising event at the Unisphere on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Support the park and celebrate an important milestone: the 50th Anniversary of the two-time World’s Fair 898-acre site being officially designated a New York City Park.  The evening will be a casual night “Under the Sphere” with community members, park lovers, and business and civic leaders, Board Members and community advisors for music, drinks, and light food. (World’s Fair Marina Restaurant, Coffeed, Queens Night Market, and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale) Individual tickets are $50. Group tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more info: https://www.facebook.com/AllianceforFMCP/    http://allianceforfmcp.org/gala

9.14.17 – Community Board 6 monthly meeting (re-scheduled from Wed 9.13.2017)

September Community Board 6 meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:45pm, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens, NY. All are invited.  If you would like to speak at the meeting to address a community concern, you can add your name to speaker list at the beginning of the meeting to be provided an opportunity to speak at the end of the meeting when time is allotted for the public to address the community board.  If you are unable to attend the meeting you can call the Community Board 6 at 718- 263-9250 or visiting them at 104-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375. For more info:  http://www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb6/index.page

9.18.17 – 112th Police Precinct Community Council meeting, 68-40 Austin St, Flushing, NY 11375

September meeting will be held on MONDAY NIGHT, Sept. 18, 2017 with Guest Speaker from Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit. Meet 112th pct. community council officers and members as well as your 112th pct. community affairs team.   https://www.facebook.com/112thPrecinctCommunityCouncil/

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Queens Stands Up Rally , Organized by the Queens Solidarity Coalition

Sunday, June 11th, 2017, 2pm-5pm

MacDonald Park, Forest Hills, NY (Queens Blvd. between Yellowstone Blvd and 70th Rd)

A diverse and grassroots coalition, including the Forest Hills Asian Association ,  has come together behind a rally for our democracy and the truth.  Let us come together for liberty and our democracy in this uncertain time. This is our opportunity to stand up for American values.  For more info and to RSVP  https://www.facebook.com/events/1936508203248237

 

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Town Hall with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm and close at 7:30pm.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Rego Park, NY 11374. P

lease RSVP to FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to join us.

The Town Hall is being presented by NYC Council Member Karen Koslowitz, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, and NY State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky with community co-sponsors Queens Community Board 6 , Community Board 9, Queens, Forest Hills (NY) Asian Association, Forest Hills Community & Civic Assoc., Queens Community House, Queens Jewish Community Council, 112th precinct community council

This is an opportunity for you to hear from the Mayor and ask questions. We thank the Mayor and his staff as well as our elected officials for hosting this event in our community.

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How to Respond to Summonses from NYC Enforcement Agencies” –

For Small Business and residents

Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 6pm-9pm

Hyattt Place Hotel, Conference Room , 3rd Floor, 133-42 39th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354

A must attend event for small business and residents. Presented by Fidel F. Del Valle, Commissioner and Chief Administrative Law Judge, New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) . Hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with honorary hosts: US Congresswoman Grace Meng, NY State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, NY State Assembly Member Ron Kim, and NYC Council Member Peter Koo. In association with the Forest Hills Asian Association, Chinese-American Planning Council, Flushing BID, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, Asian Americans for Equality, Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA), Korean American Association of Queens, and Community Board 7.  THIS EVENT IS PART OF OATH’S ACCESS PROGRAM.  The Administrative law Court’s Community Education Services (ACCESS) program seeks to connect New York City’s residents with information from OATH, the city court responsible for hearings on city issued summonses

 

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FREE EDUCATIONAL AND HEPATITIS B AND HEPATITIS C SCREENING EVENT

Friday, June 2, 2017, 10am – 3pm

Forest Hills Body & Brain Yoga Center , 108-14 72nd Avenue, 3rd Floor, Forest Hills, NY 11375

What is Hepatitis B and C ? How is it transmitted and what can we do about it for our own personal health? Come attend educational presentations (available in both English and Chinese) and get screened! Take care of your health by raising awareness!  The screening is open all and if free. Organized in partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center, Asian Liver Health Program

https://hepfree.nyc/mc-events/community-liver-health-fair-forest-hills-queens/?mc_id=1295

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-c-educational-and-screening-event-tickets-34646303025
Or https://www.facebook.com/events/1364885903567232/

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The  month of May is National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage month) and also Military Appreciation Month.

The FHAA will be participating in various community events during the month and invite you to join us.  Some are to celebrate National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage month) and Military Appreciation Month .  Others are to encourage participation and support for community organizations and partners. Please join us.

1.Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm. Activism Fair hosted by Congresswoman Grace Meng

The Forest Hills Jewish Center – Crystal Room. 106-06 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills, NY 11375.

Please join host Congresswoman Grace Meng and various organizations including the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an Activism Fair to meet a variety of grass roots organizers and learn effective strategies to engage in our political process. Look for the FHAA banner and come sign up and get involved.  Event is free and open to everyone.  To Reserve Your Place / More Info: Anthony@GraceForNewYork.com https://www.facebook.com/grace4ny/

2. Saturday, May 20th, 10AM – 1PM, Parks Equity Initiative at MacDonald Park, MacDonald Park, Forest Hills, NY  (Queens Blvd and 70th Avenue)

As part of the NYC Parks Equity Initiative and parks beautification project, volunteers are needed to help plant dozens of shrubs and plants throughout the park. This is a major community project that will require at least 60 volunteers. Open to all. Gloves and tools provided. Dig, plant, weed, water, mulch. Community service credit for students. This is a Rain or Shine.  Come join the Friends of MacDonald Park!  Event is free and open to everyone.  https://www.facebook.com/MacDonaldPark/

3. Sunday, May 21st, 11am-4pm – on Mott Street , south of Canal street, Manhattan, NYC.  Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival.

Organized by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA), with support from Chinatown Partnership, Chinatown BID and NYC Weekend walks. The celebration is the nation’s longest running festival dedicated to celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander identity.   2017 Theme: “Celebrate as One”   Event is free and open to the public, with Stage Performances, Martial Arts and Dance Demonstrations, Ethnic Cuisine, Artisan Demonstrations, Community Outreach and Support. To volunteer for the festival contact:  ginnymyung@yahoo.com

For more info goto www.capaonline.org   Look for the FHAA table and banner.

To volunteer at the FHAA table, email: FHAA11375@gmail.com

4. Saturday, May 27th ,12pm-4pm, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp EMS day and open house, 92-29 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY

Providing over 45 years of service to the community, the FHVAC invites you  to stop by their headquarters and meet volunteers who serve unselfishly everyday. National EMS week is from 5/21-5/27. Let’s acknowledge and appreciate the vital service Emergency Medical Services provide to the Forest Hills community. Meet their diverse group of volunteers including Asian American volunteers. Stop by to say thank you and Come Check Out What EMS Does. FREE FOOD , First Aid , CPR,  Fun, Games, and Prizes. Event is free and open to the public. If you are able donate or sponsor , please contact Felix Cabrera at FCabrera@FHVAC.org

5. Sunday, May 28th, 2017, 12pm, Annual Forest Hills Memorial Day parade. Organized by the American Legion Continental Post 1424 and Forest Hills Kiwanis Club

Parade starts at Metropolitan Avenue and Ascan Avenue and continues West on Metropolitan towards Woodhaven Boulevard to Remsen Memorial Park at Trotting Course Lane.

Join the Forest Hill Asian Association and other organizations to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving and also honor our active , reservists and retired military during  Military Appreciation Month. We invite everyone to march with us including  Asian American Veterans , reservists and active military and their families .  Look for our  FHAA banner.   To march with the FHAA , email FHAA11375@gmail.com and meet in front of the American Legion at 11:30AM.

Post parade gathering at American Legion Continental Post 1424, 107-15 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills‎, NY 11375. If you have questions on sponsoring , bringing a group to march, or volunteering,  contact Commander Tom Long at 718-520-8623

We look forward to your participation.

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association at

 

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz‘s “Unity in Diversity” Rally on Sunday, March 5th at 4:00 PM on the front steps of Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY 11424).

Borough President Katz, along with faith & community leaders, immigrant advocates, elected officials, and Queens residents, will stand in solidarity as one borough to express pride in our diversity, to denounce the recent upsurge in hate crimes in several cities, and to acknowledge those who currently fear for the futures of their families.

Please RSVP to www.queensbp.org/RSVP or call (718) 286-2661

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association at

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s Lunar New Year Photo contest and celebration.

The contest will be divided into two categories, one for high school students and the other for adults. The winner of each category will receive a $100 cash award. Deadline to submit photo entry is Feb. 15, 2017 at 5 PM. to www.queensbp.org/lnyphotocontest Contest winners will be notified of their wins by Feb. 21, 2017. The winners will be announced during Queens Borough President Katz’s Lunar New Year celebration, which will be held Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens.

To attend, please RSVP to www.queensbp.org/rsvp or call 718-286-2784 (you can mention FHAA) We hope you can join us.

 

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The Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) will be joining other organizations united for freedom and equality against bigotry, intolerance and hate at the “Queens Stands Together Rally” at MacDonald Park, in Forest Hills, Queens, NY on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2011, 11am-2pm. Organized by the Queens Coalition For Solidarity Forever.

For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/259995814442728/

If your organization or office would like to participate, please email FHAA11375@gmail.com

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.”
–Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor

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Please join us for the following upcoming parades:

Sat. Feb. 4th, 2017, 10:45AM – Flushing, Queens, Lunar New Year Parade

The FHAA is walking for the 1st time in the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce who are kind enough to let us walk with them. Please meet in front of 39-01 Main Street between 10:45AM and 11:15AM and please RSVP to this event if you plan on walking with us so we can accommodate everyone. We’ll head off to the parade site together. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/ events/742267689282511/

Sun. Feb. 5th, 2017, 11AM – Manhattan Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade

The FHAA is walking for the 2nd time in the Better Chinatown Society annual Manhattan Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade. We have been invited to join the FDNY Phoenix Society for a pre-parade breakfast gathering at PS 130 play room at 143 Baxter Street from 11am-12pm.  Then go line up for the parade between 12pm-1pm on Hester Street between Mott and Elizabeth Streets. Parade starts at 1pm.

All are welcome to join us for both parades. Friends, family, colleagues, etc..

Wishing everyone good health and good fortune for the Year of the Rooster!

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“STATE OF FOREST HILLS CIVIC COMMUNITY – LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017”

MONDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2017, 7PM-8:30PM

The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
1 Tennis Place , 1st Floor, Main Dining Room and Bar Area
Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-2300
http://www.foresthillstennis.com/

Come celebrate the New Year and learn more about various Forest Hills community organizations, their plans for 2017, and how to get involved. Elected officials who represent the community are also invited. Learn more about our venue host The West Side Tennis Club. In existence since 1892, the West Side Tennis Club is the former site of The US Open and maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces.

All are welcome to meet and mingle. Admission is free.
Cheese crudité and crackers and Cash bar.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872725389615159/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-forest-hills-civic-community-looking-forward-to-2017-tickets-31015120059

We hope you can join us.

Forest Hills Asian Association
Queens Community Board 6
The West Side Tennis Club

Organizations invited to speak and co-host:
112th Precinct Community Council – confirmed
American Legion Continental Posy – 1424 – confirmed
Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) – confirmed
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce – confirmed
Forest Hills Community & Civic Association – confirmed
Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp – confirmed
Friends of MacDonald Park
Kiwanis Club – Forest Hills – confirmed
Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Northwell Health – confirmed
Musica Reginae Productions
Queens Community Board 6 – confirmed
Queens CB6 CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) – confirmed

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for the following:

Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets

Sunday , January 15, 2017, 6pm

Barclays Center ,

620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn , New  York 11217

www.barclayscenter.com

Celebrate Taiwanese Culture Night and Jeremy Lin bobblehead night (given to first 10,000 fans in attendance while supplies last)

Purchase your discounted tickets in advance at the following link:  groupmatics.events/FHAA011517 (sales closed)

FHAA has been allocated 20 seats in section 100 Level seating and 20 seats in Section 200 level seating .
Deadline to purchase is Dec.16th or while supplies last .  So don’t wait for the deadline .

If you would like purchase other / closer seats including Courtside-Section Seats with access to free food in the Calvin Klein Courtside Club, please contact Mark Shlyankevich , Group Sales Account Manager at 718.942.9662 or mshlyankevich@brooklynnets.com

If your company or organization wants to purchase group discounted tickets for this game or any game , also contact Mark.

We look forward to you joining us and cheering on Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets!

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for the following:

2016 December holiday celebration /

Jeremy Lin & Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic watch party

Friday, December 16th, 2016, 6:58pm
The West Side Tennis Club
1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY 11375
http://www.foresthillstennis.com/

Come celebrate the holiday season, cheer on Jeremy Lin and the Brookyn Nets,  explore the history of The West Side Tennis Club and learn about the benefits of membership.  Meet Mario DiPreta, General Manager and CEO.  In existence since 1892, the West Side Tennis Club is the former site of The US Open and maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces.

Special guests from the FDNY Phoenix Society will share holiday season fire safety tips and information about the 2017 Firefighter exam.

All are welcome to meet and mingle. Admission is free. Cash Bar and light snacks. Giveaways and raffles.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

Thank you to First American International Bank (FAIB) for donating 2017 calendars, MK Vision Center, Body and Brain Forest Hills Yoga and Tai Chi , and Bareburger Forest Hills for donating raffle items. More to be announced in the coming days.

If your business or organization would like to donate items to be raffled off or distributed , or want to distribute marketing materials,  discounts and promotions at the event , please email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com

RSVP at  https://www.facebook.com/events/238427396570477/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhaa-december-holiday-celebration-jeremy-lin-brooklyn-nets-watch-party-tickets-29841400432

We hope you can join us.

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and Queens Memory Project for the following:

FALL FILM FEATURE:

REUNIFICATION (2015)

Film Screening followed by Q & A with Director Alvin Tsang

Saturday, October 29,  2 pm –  5pm

2pm – pre-screening networking
2:18pm – welcome & film screening
3:45pm – filmmaker intro, Q & A
4:30pm – closing remarks, DVD sales and signing

Queens Library – Forest Hills Branch

108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY  718-268-7934

Train: E, F, R or M to 71st / Continental Ave Bus: Q23, Q60, Q64

Admission is free.  Popcorn donated by Kettle Corn NYC (www.KettleCornNYC.com)

DVDs will be available for sale with signing by director

Register at https://www.facebook.com/events/1139349969490573/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-film-feature-reunification-film-screening-director-qa-tickets-28473679542

When his mother and two siblings first immigrated from Hong Kong to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, six-year-old Alvin was forced to stay behind with his working, and consequently absent, father. Upon Alvin and his father’s later arrival to America, the dream of reunification shattered under circumstances the filmmaker has yet to fully comprehend today. In his search for answers and closure, Tsang turns the camera on his family’s own narrative.

English and Cantonese with  English subtitles | 85 min.

For more information,  please visit www.FHAA11375.org and www.reunificationthemovie.com

Brought to you by the Forest Hills Asian Association, Museum of Chinese in America, and the Queens Memory Project.  Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.  www.queenslibrary.org

 

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Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for the following:

Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival, Fall Meet & Greet

Inaugural Community Advocate Award honoring New York City Council Member Karen Koslowitz

Thurs. Sep. 22nd, 2016, 7:08pm-8:38pm
Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills
107-55 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills NY 11375, www.ridgewoodbank.com

RSVP at Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/917437605028264/ or at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mooncakes-for-mid-autum-festival-fall-meet-greet-tickets-27656878468

Join the FHAA as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncakes and honor City Council Member Karen Koslowitz with our Inaugural Community Advocate Award.

Thank you to our venue host Ridgewood Savings Bank – Forest Hills. The building is located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 108th Street. Opened in 1940, the building was designated a New York City Landmark in 2000 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

Please email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to donate items for our raffle to raise funds for the association. The event is free and open to everyone.

We look forward to your participation.

Forest Hills (NY) Asian Association
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Info: FHAA11375@gmail.com ,
Join: Facebook.com/groups/FHABCCCA ,
Like: Facebook.com/FHAA11375 ,
Follow: Twitter.com/FHAA11375 ,
Surf: www.FHAA11375.org

 

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The month of May is NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

(A/K/A ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH) & MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

To celebrate, please join us for the following:

 

Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 2pm-5pm, Queens Library, Forest Hills Branch,  108-19 71st Avenue , Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-268-7934

FHAA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage  and Military Appreciation Month

Join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event to document and share the history of the Asian-American community in Queens. Since May is also Military Appreciation month, we especially welcome active, retired and reservists from our military.   . The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.  Bring your family photographs, and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!

Special remarks by Michael Dunne, Major, US Army Retired,
Veteran, Afghanistan, 2005-2006.

There will also be a photo exhibit by Asian American Photographer Laureate , Corky Lee , voter registration in partnership with OCA-New York Chapter – Asian Pacific American advocates. Complimentary popcorn from KETTLE CORN NYC and giveaways from Ridgewood Savings Bank Forest Hills Branch.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1547980712172926/ or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrate-asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-and-military-appreciation-month-tickets-25590967272

For more info about Queens Memory Project go to : http://queensmemory.org/

Fore more info about the Queens Library go to www.queenslibrary.org

Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.

 

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Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 12noon , Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, ( starts at Metropolitan & Ascan Avenues, and continues West on Metropolitan to Remsen Memorial Park at Trotting Course Lane) ( meet at 11:30am in front of the American legion on 107-15 Metropolitan Ave (off Ascan Ave) Look for our red , white and blue banner.  Organized by Kiwanis Club Forest Hills and The American Legion Continental Post 1424. Join the FHAA as we march in the annual parade for the second year.

 

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FOREST HILLS COMMUNITY & CIVIC ASSOCIATION

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

THE FOREST HILLS ASIAN ASSOCIATION (FHAA) INVITE YOU CELEBRATE

NATIONAL ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

(A/K/A ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH) & MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

 AT THE FOLLOWING PANEL EVENT:

 

“IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT”

 WHY YOU SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY & WHERE TO START

 

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 7:30PM – 8:30PM

7:00PM – 7:30PM – Doors open, pre-panel networking

7:30PM – 8:15PM –  Welcome and panel

8:15PM – 8:30PM – Q & A

8:30PM – Closing remarks and more networking

 

Venue:  The American Legion Continental Post 1424,

107-15 Metropolitan Avenue , Forest Hills, NY 11375 , (718) 520-8623

 

Special Guests and panelists:

Honorable Karen Koslowitz, NYC Council Member, 29th District, Queens

Julia Chung, Civic Engagement Associate, MinKwon Center for Community Action
June Jee, President, NYC Chapter, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

Wilem S. Wong, Major, US Army Reserve, Reserve Force Officer, Selective Service System

Moderator: Edwin Wong, President, Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA)

 

Hear from panelists discuss the importance of getting engaged in your community, why you should become more involved and where to start.

Thank you to our venue host The American Legion Continental Post 1424, Barbara Stuchinski and JR Nocerino .
The event is free and open to everyone. Complimentary popcorn donated by Kettle Corn NYC (www.KettleCornNYC.com

RSVP at : https://www.facebook.com/events/1021850461228905 or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-heritage-military-appreciation-month-civic-engagement-panel-with-fh-civic-fhaa-tickets-24858140367

This event is part of the May 2016 Forest Hills Asian Association National Asian American  & Pacific Islander Heritage month programs.

For more info email: fhaa11375@gmail.com or fhcivic@gmail.com

 For more info about the Forest Hills Community & Civic Association : 

Join: Facebook.com/groups/185072544988220 Info:  fhcivic@gmail.com, surf: http://fhcivic.org/

 For more info about the Forest Hills Asian Assocation (FHAA):  

Join: Facebook.com/groups/FHABCCCA,  Like: Facebook.com/FHAA11375Follow: Twitter.com/FHAA11375 , Info: FHAA11375@gmail.com , Surf: www.FHAA11375.org

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Save these dates for FHAA May events and partner events to celebrate National Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage month) and Military Appreciation Month . All events are free and open to everyone.

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12-3:30 pm, Ehrenreich-Austin Playground, Forest Hills, NY (Austin Street & 76th Road)

Mother’s Day Magic: A Healing Family Festival

Join the FHAA with the Earth Citizens Club at Ehrenreich-Austin Playground to celebrate moms and Mother Earth, as well as heighten awareness of Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month!  Come participate in an Outdoor Yoga & Meditation Class (feel free to bring a mat or a towel), followed by booths and activities suitable for all ages including Origami Flower-making, Mother’s Day cards with Calligraphy, Story-telling with the Queens Bookshop, and a performance of “Puss in Boots” by the traveling puppet show PuppetMobile, sponsored by the City Parks Foundation.  FHAA is a community marketing partner.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016, 10AM – 1PM, Tree & Shrub Planting at MacDonald Park, Forest Hills, NY

Join the FHAA and the Friends of MacDonald Park and NYC Parks staff at a Tree and Shrub planting.  This is part of a city-wide parks equity initiative funded largely by our NYC Council. It’s a big task so we will need even more volunteers to help make our park an even better place to visit! No experience necessary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Open to all ages. Students get community service credit too. Come out and see why this park is so important to our ever-changing neighborhood. FHAA is a community marketing partner.

Thursday, May, 19th, 2016, 8PM, Church in the Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Gardens, NY 

Musica Reginae Productions (MRP) presents Makoto Nakura and Barbara Podgurski in concert.

Musica Reginae presents the return of Forest Hills resident and marimbist Makoto Nakura with Barbara Podgurski.

This is the first night of the 5th annual Queens New Music Festival.    FHAA is a community marketing partner.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016, 2pm-5pm, Queens Library, Forest Hills Branch,  108-19 71st Avenue , Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-268-7934

FHAA celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage  and Military Appreciation Month

Join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event to document and share the history of the Asian-American community in Queens. Since May is also Military Appreciation month, we especially welcome active, retired and reservists from our military.   . The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016, 12noon , Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, ( starts at Metropolitan & Ascan Avenues, and continues West on Metropolitan to Remsen Memorial Park at Trotting Course Lane) Organized by Kiwanis Club Forest Hills and The American Legion Continental Post 1424. Join the FHAA as we march in the annual parade for the second year.

 

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2016 SPRING “MEET & GREET”  DUMPLING NIGHT

MONDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2016, 7:08PM-8:38PM

Join us for a special Monday “Dumpling night”  as we welcome the spring season and share upcoming May events for National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month (a/k/a Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) and Military Appreciation Month.  Meet other members, learn more about how to get involved and support a local Forest Hills restaurant!  Thank you to Eve and the Rove team for preparing a special “FHAA Dumpling Platter”   You will have to come and find out what’s in it!

Rove, 72-27 Austin Street,  Forest Hills, NY  11375,   347.233.3183 ,  http://www.rove7227.com/

Train: E, F, M, R to 71st / Continental Ave.

Bus: Q23, Q60, Q64

Admission is free. Cash bar with beer and wine happy hour specials from 3pm-8pm.  Dumpling prices vary. There will be vegetarian options.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/839517522842143/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-association-2016-spring-meet-greet-dumpling-night-tickets-24358784781

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Celebrate the Asian American Community in Queens.

This Lunar New Year join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) and Queens Memory for an event to document and share the history of the Asian American community in Queens. The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home. Bring your family photographs, and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 2pm – 5pm

Queens Library – Forest Hills Branch
108-19 71st Avenue , Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-268-7934
Train: E, F, M, R to 71st / Continental Ave.
Bus: Q23, Q60, Q64

http://www.queenslibrary.org/sites/default/files/lamps_pdf/006607-11-15_6607_flyer_color_.pdf

http://www.queenslibrary.org/event/celebrate-the-asian-american-community-in-queens

Admission is free. Special remarks by Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq. Queens Library Ex-Officio Board representative for NYC Council Speaker, Melissa Mark -Viverito

Thank you to First American International Bank (FAIB) for providing red envelopes and MK Vision Center (MKVC) for providing calendars that will be distributed to attendees.  Special Year of the Monkey mini pocket calendars designed by Ivy Shih Leung will also be distributed.  If you would like to provide items for distribution to increase awareness for your business / organization, or if you have items that you would like to provide as a raffle prize, please email :   ED.FHAA11375@GMAIL.COM


RSVP at facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/727892900643559/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-assoc-lunar-new-year-with-queens-memory-2616-2pm-tickets-20718978021

Special thank you to Queens Library Forest Hills Branch and the Queens Memory team.

For info about Queens Memory Project:  http://www.queenslibrary.org/research/archives/queens-memory-project
For more info about the Queens Library go to www.queenslibrary.org
Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.

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“STATE OF FOREST HILLS CIVIC COMMUNITY – LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016”

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 2016, 7PM-8:30PM

The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills
1 Tennis Place , 1st Floor, Main Dining Room and Bar Area
Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-2300
http://www.foresthillstennis.com/

Come celebrate the New Year and learn more about various Forest Hills community organizations, their plans for 2016, and how to get involved. Elected officials who represent the community are also invited. Learn more about our venue host The West Side Tennis Club. In existence since 1892, the West Side Tennis Club is the former site of The US Open and maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces.

All are welcome to meet and mingle. Admission is free.
Cheese crudité and crackers and Cash bar.

FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

RSVP at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1197277743635672/ or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-state-of-forest-hills-civic-community-looking-forward-to-2016-tickets-20801198946

Organizations invited:
112th Precinct Community Council,
American Legion Continental Post,
Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA),
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce,
Forest Hills Community & Civic Association,
Friends of MacDonald Park,
Kiwanis Club – Forest Hills,
Musica Reginae Productions,
Queens Community Board 6
In addition to learning about the organizations invited, we will also be distributing the following:
– 2016 New York City Parking Calendars (for alternate side parking / street cleaning rules and major legal holiday rules)  compliments of Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi.
– Map and guide of Flushing Meadows Corona Park compliments of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Conservancy. Publication produced by Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of City Parks Foundation and NYC Parks.
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2015 DECEMBER HOLIDAYS “MEET & GREET”Saturday, December 19th, 2015, 6:38pm-8:38pm

The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills

1 Tennis Place , 2nd Floor Lounge

Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-2300

http://www.foresthillstennis.com

Come celebrate the holiday season and explore the history of The West Side Tennis Club and learn about the benefits of membership. Meet Mario DiPreta, General Manager and CEO. In existence since 1892, the West Side Tennis Club is the former site of The US Open and maintains 38 courts on four different surfaces.

All are welcome to meet and mingle. Admission is free. Cash Bar and light snacks. Giveaways, raffles and silent auction. FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN CLUB MEMBERS LOT FOR THE EVENING. DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET AS THE STREET IS FOR RESIDENT PARKING ONLY.

Thank you to: First American International Bank (FAIB) for donating a crystal glass rabbit figurine for the raffle as well as tabletop cell phone holders for all attendees, MK Vision Center for donating a pair of Ray Ban Rare Prints special series limited edition sunglasses for the silent auction, and Musica Reginae Productions for donating 2 tickets to an upcoming Musica Reginae concert. Other giveaways, raffle and silent auction items will be announced in the coming days. To donate and increase awareness for your business / organization, email ED.FHAA11375@gmail.com

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/479922848857495/ or
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-association-holiday-meet-greet-sat-dec-19-638pm-tickets-19874478099

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General Meeting to Celebrate Filipino American History Month and Halloween.
Guest speaker from the Mayor’s office will share IDNYC information / presentation
Come learn about Filipino American History Month.

Saturday , October 31st, 2015 (Halloween) 1pm-2:30pm
Queens Library , Forest Hills Branch,
108-19 71st Avenue, 2nd floor reading room, Forest Hills, NY 11375, (718) 268-7934
http://www.queenslibrary.org/forest-hills

Stay after the meeting and join the Queens Library, Forest Hills branch and Celebrate the Filipino Community in Queens with Queens Memory and My Baryo, My Borough. My Baryo, My Borough uses oral history interviews to document your stories. The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home. Bring your materials and memories and expect to learn something new about your community.   Admission is free.

Since it’s Halloween, feel free to attend in a festive costume.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/629094863860427/ or at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-association-1031-general-mtg-filipino-american-history-month-idnyc-tickets-19054184579

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Fall Welcome General Meeting / Mooncakes for Mid Autumn Festival
Thurs. Sep. 17th, 7:08pm-8:38pm

Bramson ORT College,  69-30 Austin Street, 4th Floor,  Forest Hills NY 11375, www.bramsonort.edu

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/728647523906516   or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-association-917-708pm-fall-welcome-general-meeting-mooncakes-for-mid-autumn-tickets-18467604101
Learn more about how to get involved with the FHAA and celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.  

Meeting topics to include National Voter Registration Day. Tues. Sep. 22, 2015
The FHAA will be at the Queens Library Forest Hills location from 1:30pm-5:30pm registering new voters.
Additional registration dates on Sat. Sep. 19th at Forest Hills library  and Sun. Sep. 20th at Bramson ORT College. 1pm-5pm on both days.

Please email FHAA11375@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer to table and register new voters.

Following are open to everyone:
– Wed. Sep. 9th, 7:30pm. – Queens Community Board 6 meeting. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202, Kew Gardens, NY 11415, Queens Community Board 6 covers Forest Hills and Rego Park.  www.queenscb6.org
– Friday, Sep. 11th, 7pm, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corp. (FHVAC)  September 11th Memorial Service at FHVAC , 92-29 Metropolitan Avenue, FH, NY  One of their members, Richard Pearlman, past away that day. Learn more and donate at www.fhvac.org
– Tuesday, Sep. 15, 6 PM. APIA Vote, Taste of Democracy reception in NYC, Supporting AAPI Voter Engagement, Latham & Watkins, 885 3rd Ave. NY NY.  Featuraing special guest: Congresswoman Grace Meng.  FHAA will participate at the “Constituent Level” for not for profits. Please register at http://j.mp/TasteNYC  and on the bottom, select “Invited by: Forest Hills Asian Association”  Event is open to everyone.  Please email FHAA11375@gmail.com after registering so we can gather as a group at the reception.

 

– Wed.  Sep. 16th, 7:30pm, 112th Precinct Community council, 112th police precinct.  68-40 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375

– Mon. Sep. 28, 7PM, Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School, 72-55 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY, MUST register in ADVANCE at www.prepare.ny.gov
– Thurs. Oct. 8, 7pm, NYC Council Participatory Budgeting, Neighborhood Assembly, Forest Hills Jewish Center, 106-06 Queens Blvd. Forest Hills, NY.  Learn how to to generate ideas and decide how $1 Million can be allocated to our district/community.  Forest Hills is part of NYC Council District 29 (Karen Koslowitz) www.council.nyc.gov/PB

 

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SAVE THE DATE – MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015, 7pm.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOLLOWING

SUMMER “MEET AND GREET” AND GENERAL MEETING, 7pm

Please join the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) leadership team as we invite representatives of various Forest Hills community organizations as well as elected officials who represent Forest Hills to meet with our members and to share information about their organizations. Come learn more about upcoming events in Forest Hills and how to volunteer and get involved in organizing upcoming events for the FHAA.
Event/meeting location:  Bramson ORT College, 69-30 Austin Street, 4th Floor,  Forest Hills, NY 11375
RSVP at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1653665651537402/  or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-hills-asian-association-summer-meet-greet-general-meeting-tickets-17763990574

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Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade
Sunday, May 24, 12pm.

Parade starts at Metropolitan Ave and Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills, NY and runs on Metropolitan towards Woodhaven Blvd. Special ceremony at Remsen Cemetary. Trotting Course Lane & Alderton Street (Remsen Square). March with us to remember, honor, and support those who have sacrificed for us. Active and retired military as well as civilians are welcome. Look for our “red, white and blue” banner!   Meet us 11AM at the American Legion Continental Post 1424 at 107-15 Metropolitan Ave. (off Ascan Ave), Forest Hills, NY

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month celebration
Wednesday, May 27,7pm.
Plaza College 118-35 Queens Blvd. First Floor – Cafeteria
Honorees:
The Honorable Ron Kim – New York State Assemblyman
Udai Tambar – Office of the Mayor
Edwin Wong – Founder, Forest Hills Asian Association
Nisha Sharma – Parents Association JHS 190
Shoko Obata – Parents Association JHS 190
Special Guest: Congresswomen Grace Meng
* Light Refreshments and a Cultural Performance
Please RSVP to: Council Member Karen Koslowitz, 29th District, Queens
Phone: (718) 544-8800, Email: Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov

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EMPOWERING THE ASIAN AMERICAN VOTE

HOW TO GET MORE ASIAN AMERICANS INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

MONDAY, MAY 18TH, 2015, 6:30-8PM
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin St., Forest Hills, NY 11375

Hear from panelists that work in government for an elected official on their experiences and what they feel are actions and initiatives that could support efforts to encourage Asian Americans to become more involved in the political process. For example, educational seminars about election process, importance of voter registration and why voting matters, finding employment opportunities.

In the 2014 general elections, voter turnout in New York City was 23.9%, with only 14.9% of the city’s registered Asian voters casting a ballot. In addition, 32% of registered Asians are “unaffiliated” voters, meaning, not enrolled in any political party – which removes them from some of the city’s most decisive elections

The Asian population which is more than 15% of New York City’s entire population, needs to make sure their voices are heard at the polls during elections

RSVP at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/283507118440150/ or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-the-asian-american-vote-a-fireside-chat-panel-tickets-16925205746

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SPRING 2015 SPRUCE UP OF MACDONALD PARK, IT’S MY PARK DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH FROM 10:00AM – 1:00PM

MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue, Forest Hills, NYC
We will be joining other volunteers to give MacDonald Park some TLC.
Help clean, plant, paint, rake, trim, mulch, maintain tree pits, and prepare new planting grounds.
No experience necessary. Open to all ages. School credit available.
Pitch in for as long as you wish. All supplies and gloves will be provided.

This message and invite is being sent on behalf of the
Friends of MacDonald Park, Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue, Forest Hills, NYC
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/MacDonaldPark?fref=ts

 

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36th Annual Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Festival,

Sunday, May 3rd, 11AM–4PM, Manhattan Chinatown, NYC.

On Mott Street, from Canal to Worth / Chatham Square. Stage area will be at 29 Mott Street outside of the Transfiguration Church, NYC (EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC) The FHAA will be tabling so stop by to show your support. If you have time to volunteer, please email FHAA11375@gmail.com. We will also raffling off “Double Happiness” 囍 Chinese character cufflinks at 1PM and 3PM. Please share and come out to show your support. Learn more at: http://www.capaonline.org/may-2015-festival/

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FDNY 150th Anniversary Open House Celebrations

(open to the public and at various firehouses throughout NYC)
Forest Hills Firehouse “Pride of the Hills” Engine 305, Ladder 151

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 1pm -3pm
111-02 Queens Blvd. (at 75th Avenue) Forest Hills , NY 11375
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit a land-marked firehouse, walk around, learn more about the life-saving work of the FDNYs Bravest, and meet them in person! There are two Asian American firefighters assigned to the Firehouse. Both are also members of the FDNY Phoenix Society whose mission is to be the cultural bridge between the FDNY, its employees and the Asian communities of New York City. For more info: http://www.fdnyphoenix.org/
Learn more about the FDNY 150th Anniversary celebrations at:

http://www.fdnyfoundation.org/foundation-celebrate-departments-150th-anniversary/
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/events/2015/fdny_openshouse.shtml

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SPRING WELCOME GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH, 2015, 7PM – 8PM
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-261-5800, www.bramsonort.edu

Learn how to get involved and share ideas. We are planning May events and activities to celebrate National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
We will also plan to show the most recent episode of “Fresh off the Boat” after the general meeting.
If you cannot make the meeting and have ideas that you want to take the lead on, please email FHAA11375@gmail.com.  We look forward to your participation.
Remember to like us on Facebook.com/FHAA11375 and follow us at Twitter.com/FHAA11375

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LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2015, 6:28PM – 8:28PM

Jade Eatery and Lounge,
1 Station Square, Forest Hills, NY 11375 (http://www.jadeeateryandlounge.com/)

RSVP to FHAA11375@gmail.com or via https://www.facebook.com/groups/FHABCCCA/events/
For businesses, families, professionals, seniors, all residents and friends of the Forest Hills community.
Come meet, mingle, and share ideas on how we can all partner, advocate and collaborate in 2015.
Feel free to invite a guest(s). There is no cost to attend. Cash bar HH specials. Complimentary light appetizers.
Raffle drawing for local merchant discounts , gift cards, and more. Thank you to MK Vision Center, First American International Bank (FAIB) and Bare Burger for their raffle prizes. More to be announced.
If you would like to raffle off a discount, gift card or distribute items for your business or organization, please email FHAA11375@gmail.com

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Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA)

Info: FHAA11375@gmail.com

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