The Bayside Hills Civic Association has cancelled its “Meet the Candidates” night and will instead host an event on graffiti and identity theft later this month.
The civic has invited Claudia Filomena, the North Queens Borough Director of the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, to the Oct. 30 meeting at the Colonial Church of Bayside. She will discuss how to combat graffiti in northeast Queens.
Representatives from the 111th Precinct will also be on-hand to give a report on crime statistics.
Michael Feiner, president of the civic association, said the group decided to forego its traditional candidates forum this October.
“With apologies to those in political office who have been wonderful to our civic association over the year – we wish them the best of luck in their campaigns – and have been sincere friends to me personally, the BHCA is, instead, going back to basics in lieu of our traditional Meet the Candidates Night,” Feiner wrote in a note to the civic’s members and elected officials.
He said the civic would host a 50/50 raffle and refreshments would be provided at the meeting, which beings at 8 p.m.
The Colonial Church of Bayside is located at 54-02 217th St.