In the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, thousands of New Yorkers are looking for ways to commemorate those lost while contributing to the city’s emotional and physical rebirth. With help from the Parks Foundation, the Juniper Park Civic Association is proud to have planted a living tribute to those who have been lost on September 11.

Planted on the rainy morning of Saturday, November 3, by volunteers Robert Holden, Tiffany Elliott, Bill Elliott and Carl Berner – the daffodils will bloom at the Nanny Goat Hill Greenstreet (82 St. and 58 Ave) and at Carl Berner Triangle (81 St. and Queens Midtown Expressway). There was a previous planting at the upper Juniper Valley Park during clean-up day on October 20 and at JVP’s Brennan Field by Steve Fiedler and Robert Holden.

This citywide initiative, The Daffodil Project, is a way for everyday New Yorkers to help create a recurring memorial by planting one million daffodil bulbs in parks, community gardens, along highways, libraries, schools and police and fire stations with thousands of volunteers tilling the soil. The bulbs will bloom into fields of gold next spring, and each spring that follows to reinvigorate and reflect New York City’s collective spirit.

Holiday Raffle Huge Success

On Thursday, December 13th the Juniper Park Civic Association celebrated the season with their annual free Holiday Raffle. With the help of local merchants, the JPCA was able to make their member’s season bright with delightful food, beautiful gifts and various gift certificates. The JPCA members take care of merchants who care for our community, please be sure to utilize their services throughout the year. Special thanks to the merchants who contributed: AMEF Auto Repair, Andy's Deli, Artis Drug, Bauer's Bake Shop, Campisi Electric, Creative Flower, Cross County Savings Bank, D&P Stationery, Danny Boy's Restaurant, Eliot Discount Store, Eliot Hill Deli, Eliot Stationery, Elmhurst Hospital, European Beauty Center, E&V American Café, Frank & Charlie's Pizzeria, Harry's Paint & Hardware, Iavarone, LeJardin, Lux Hair Design, Maspeth Dry Cleaners, Middle Village Farms, Middle Village Volunteer Ambulance, Phillie's Pizza, Silver Crest Inc., Stop&Shop, Sudden Impulse Hair Design, Team Gander, Quick Stop, Cafe Tiramisu, Village Market andStarship Sunoco. Thanks also to the following individuals who donated: Joseph Campisi, Joe Cimino, Al Cotinho and Joe Magnus.

Juniper Civic Sponsors Family Shows in Park

The JPCA is proud to bring the following events to Juniper Valley Park this spring.

Cinderella – free outdoor marionette show of “Cinderella” in June, performed by the Swedish Marionette Cottage Theatre in Central Park from the NYC Parks Department. This show is geared towards ages 3 to 10 and is one hour long. Monday, June 10 at 9:45 AM and 1:00 PM. Local schools have been invited, and the general public are most welcome.
Storyteller – free interactive story-time by professional storyteller Ron Sopyla entitled “Stories from Around the World” on Saturday, May 18 at 11AM. brought to you by the NYC Parks Dept. All ages welcome. There will be other family events announced when they are confirmed.

School Pop Helps Schools

There’s a new way for parents to raise money for our schools…shopping! Schoolpop is an innovative program that helps schools across the country raise money.

The Schoolpop concept is an easy one. You register with Schoolpop and when you shop at any of the more than 300 stores, catalogs, and online merchants, a percentage of each purchase is given to the school you choose. It's simple and it works. To date, Schoolpop has given back $4,921,695 to schools for classroom supplies, computers, books and more.

It's easy, it's free and it only takes a few minutes. Go to to register and start raising money for your favorite school today! Then, be sure to shop at exciting merchants like, Barnes&, Eddie Bauer stores, Budget Rent a Car, Sharper Image catalogs and so many more. You can even get money for your school by shopping in person at the stores or via catalog, just by registering your credit cards.

If your school cannot be found anyone can register a school just by adding its name and address and the company sends their information to the school itself. I added PS49 in Middle Village yesterday. Even if you don't have a school you wish to support, you can support my school by choosing PS 49 Queens during Schoolpop registration.

Register now! Thank you for helping make a difference for our schools!