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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.