The Juniper Park Civic Association - Serving Middle Village & Maspeth Since 1938
Serving Middle Village and Maspeth since 1938.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7:45:00 PM   Location: Our Lady of Hope School

Christmas Eve on Mazeau Street, 1959

Every house on Mazeau Street had lights, Santas and reindeer in their front yards, and some even had lights on the trees and in the bushes. Grand Avenue was lit up with Christmas lights and garland hung over the street as far as I could see. The stores had lights around the windows, some with big Santa faces or snowmen in the center. All the windows had fog from the heat inside, saying, "Come on in, it's warm in here."

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Rest in peace, Lorraine Sciulli

We are saddened to announce that Lorraine Sciulli, longtime Vice President of the Juniper Park Civic Association, passed away on Wednesday, November 29th at the age of 82. Lorraine was a member of Community Board #5 for more than two decades and an active participant in the life of her community for more than 35 years.

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Sanitation Service Alerts for Election Day and Veterans Day

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that there would be no garbage, recycling nor organics collection on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. There WILL be regular garbage, recycling and organics collection, on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, as the day falls on a week with two holidays.

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Q&A with Robert Holden, Candidate for City Council

Robert Holden (or "Bob" as he prefers to be called) has served as President of Juniper Park Civic Association since 1990. Bob has decided to run for the City Council, 30th District, and challenge not only the incumbent, Elizabeth Crowley, but also the entire Queens County Democratic Machine led by her cousin, Joe Crowley.

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Juniper Civic sponsors Juniper Valley Park Halloween Festival Oct 28th

We are so excited to announce that the Middle Village Halloween parade is set for Saturday, October 28. The parade will begin at 11:45 AM and Halloween festivities will continue from 12 noon to 4 PM on the blacktop at 80th St. & Juniper Blvd North.

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The Kosciuszko Bridge: Hello and Goodbye

The new Kosciuszko Bridge was dedicated on the warm, humid, overcast afternoon of April 27th. It is certain that this was a day that we proud participants are not likely to forget anytime soon.

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The true meaning of Maspeth’s ancient name

On March 19, 1889, the Brooklyn Eagle focused its attention on the origin of Maspeth's name by publishing an article entitled, "The Indians Called It Mespat ‒ 'An Inundating Tidal River'". The paper consulted William Wallace Tooker of Sag Harbor who was a renowned expert on Long Island Native American names and translations.

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An Open Letter to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Dear Mr. Mayor: If you have any capability for self-reflection, by now, after an avalanche of vociferous criticism, you must be asking yourself, "What was I thinking?"

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The 2017 Juniper Valley Park Summer Concert Series was a blast!

A special thank you to co-sponsors Juniper Valley Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Queensboro UNICO and Crifasi Real Estate.

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