First in a series of regional town halls slated for Wednesday, September 22, at 6:30 PM

(September 20, 2021 at 1:45pm)

QUEENS, NY – As part of an effort to address outstanding issues impacting the residents of Northwest Queens, Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. will hold the first in his series of regional town hall meetings on Wednesday, September 22, at 6:30 PM.

The town hall will occur at the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, located at 21-12 30th Road in Astoria, and will feature representatives from City agencies like the New York City Police Department, the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Department of Sanitation, and others. The representatives will listen to concerns raised by the community members in attendance and work to correct any problems brought up.

Borough President Richards, representatives from Community Boards 1, 2, 3 and 4, and local elected officials will also be in attendance to gather feedback on local issues from the Northwest Queens community.

The September 22 town hall is co-sponsored by U.S. Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Grace Meng, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Members Jeffrion Aubry, Brian Barnwell, Catalina Cruz, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Catherine Nolan, Council Members Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer, and Community Boards 1, 2, 3 and 4.

All those who wish to attend the town hall must present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or the results of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masks will have to be worn at all times during the event.

Due to space constraints, members of the media who plan to attend must RSVP via email at [email protected] or via phone at 718-286-2640. Members of the general public who wish to attend should RSVP at www.queensbp.org/rsvp.

Those who cannot attend the town hall in person can watch a live broadcast on QPTV on Spectrum channel 1997; RCN channel 85, or Verizon channel 37. The town hall will also be livestreamed at www.QPTV.org starting at 6:30 PM on September 22.

Borough President Richards will hold additional regional town halls next month in Southeast, Northeast, and Southwest Queens.

WHAT:         Borough President Richards to Host Town Hall in Astoria

WHEN:         Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6:30 PM

WHERE:       Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road in Astoria

WHO:            DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President

                       Representatives from City agencies

  Representatives from Community Boards 1, 2, 3, and 4

                       Elected officials and community leaders

COSTA CONSTANTINIDES, Former City Councilmember and current Chief Executive Officer at

Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens

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