About Town

Check out Patch's new feature that will give you the scoop on all events, meetings and goings-on in the community during the upcoming week.

Welcome to About Town, Douglaston Patch’s new one-stop post for all of the events, meetings, top stories and other important information you need to know about for the upcoming week.

The feature will run every Monday at 6 a.m. If there are any goings-on that we missed, please email the editor at nathan.duke@patch.com or post information in the comment section below and we’ll add the event into our roundup.


City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will join Community District Education Council 26 for a this Wednesday in Bayside.

Drop by the meeting and voice your concerns to the chancellor, who will take part in a question and answer session with the audience. And take part in our poll:

Announcements and Stories

Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Be sure to read Patch’s coverage of the holiday, including our , our list of the , a for Feb. 14 and the rundown on .

Also, Tuesday is the last day you will be able to donate gifts to state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein, D-Bayside, and former Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza’s .

The 111th Precinct has a new captain – Jason Huerta. Read and keep an eye out for a profile of Huerta.

The National Art League is showing its through the end of this month. The gallery will host a reception for the artists involved in the show on Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


On Tuesday, Brandywine Assisted Living at the Savory will host a Valentine’s Day networking event, while the Samuel Field Y will provide an indoor playground for local youngsters on that day as well.

There are a number of events taking place in the community on Wednesday. The library on Bell Boulevard is offering a , while Bayside’s VibeZ Studio is holding a class and the Bayside Public Library is operating its program.

The Samuel Field Y is hosting an assertiveness training and relationship building class on Thursday.

On Friday, the Windsor Terrace Library will present . That evening will be at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Five bands will play at a at Douglaston’s The Attic Bar and Lounge on Saturday night. That day, the Fajr Memorial Foundation is offering swimming lessons for women.

Alley Pond Environmental Center has a full roster of programs this week, including Fledglings, Animal Detectives and Sunny Bunnies. For more information, visit the center’s website.


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