The Juniper Park Civic Association was originally an organization called Residents of Juniper Park Homes, Inc., named after the enclave of row houses built along the streets surrounding Juniper Valley Park. In 1944, Residents of Juniper Park Homes merged with the Eliot Avenue Civic Association, which served the area south of Eliot Avenue, and the joint organization took the new name, Juniper Park Civic Association. At the time, the part of Queens surrounded by 57th Avenue to the north, Woodhaven Boulevard to the east, Eliot Avenue to the south and 74th Street to the west was part of Elmhurst. JPCA and elected officials worked together to successfully lobby the USPS, and the zip code for this area was changed in 2003 to 11379 – and the area became part of Middle Village. The metes and bounds of the territory that the JPCA now covers is all of the 11378 and 11379 zip codes as well as Elmhurst south of Queens Blvd. We use this magazine to celebrate living here as well as bring you up to date on any issues that may affect our quality of life. Past battles have been detailed in prior issues of the Juniper Berry, in continuous publication since 1939. We thank you for your membership and for caring about our communities. To celebrate our continued success, we will be hosting a cocktail reception on Thursday, September 27th from 6-9pm at Villa Erasmo. We will have hors d’oevres, beer, wine, music and dancing all for $25/person. Please RSVP to or call 718-651-5865 and pay cash or check at the door.