It’s looking to be a busy year in northeast Queens in 2013.
Patch has compiled a list of events and dates to keep on your radar in the upcoming months.
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New Elected Officials Take Office
U.S. Rep.-elect Grace Meng will replace Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-Bayside, while state Assemblywoman-elect Nily Rozic, D-Bayside, will The inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama’s second term will be held on Jan. 21.
Restored Bus Service
As of Jan. 6, the Q36 line on Jamaica Avenue is scheduled to continue along Little Neck Parkway, while the Q30 will be extended to Queensborough Community College on weekdays. And the Q27 will offer overnight service.
BHS Art Show
The Bayside Historical Society is hosting its annual art show on Jan. 13. Check back this week for a piece on the show and visit BHS’s website for more information.
Patch learned last week that a plan had been submitted to Community Board 11 to demolish the former Scobee Diner site in Little Neck and replace it with a two-story building that would provide space for retail and a community center. The proposal will go before CB 11 in March.
APEC Green Gala
Alley Pond Environmental Center had to cancel its annual Green Gala fundraiser in November due to Hurricane Sandy. The center is planning to hold the event in mid-April. For more information, call APEC at 718-229-4000.
Bayside Library Closed for Renovation
The Bayside Library closed late last year for a renovation project. Meanwhile, a mobile library will be available in front the branch’s building at 214-20 Northern Blvd. The library will reopen in the summer.
Douglaston Green Market
The market, which is located in the traffic circle of Douglaston’s Long Island Rail Road station, is planning to operate from July 7 to Nov. 24, according to CB 11’s Susan Seinfeld.
Little Neck Sewer Project
The city has been conducting a massive sewer upgrade project along Little Neck Parkway that includes building new storm water collection sewers, wetland plantings and adding new distilling basins. The project is expected to be completed in October.
A number of seats are up for grabs this year in the Nov. 4 election. Candidates in the Queens borough president race include State Sen. Tony Avella, D-Bayside, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik, City Council members Peter Vallone Jr., D-Astoria, and Leroy Comrie, D-St. Albans, and former Councilwoman Melinda Katz.
In northeast Queens, Democrats Paul Vallone and Matthew Silverstein are making bids for Councilman Dan Halloran’s, R-Whitestone, seat.
And, of course, there is the mayoral race.