QUEENS — Forest Hills officials and residents will clean up a local park and get tips on being more environmentally friendly as part of a community event this weekend, authorities announced Wednesday.
The Community Environmental Fair will be held this Sunday at MacDonald Park, a 1.42-acre green space on the busy corner of Queens and Yellowstone boulevards.
The park, which has three plazas and numerous benches, often serves as a cultural center for community events and concerts.
But it requires some post-winter cleanup, according to the office of Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz.
“The Community Environmental Fair serves as a great way to kick off the arrival of summer,” said Koslowitz, who will host the event with State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi. “We hope to incorporate a fair that celebrates the theme of going green, public safety, and health,” Koslowitz added.
During the event the Department of Transportation will give away 300 free bike helmets.
There will also be experts from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development who will be giving residents tips on being more environmentally conscious — from energy saving to promoting bicycling.
Cops from the 112th Precinct will be on hand to perform free vehicle etching which makes it easier to track a car in case it’s stolen.
Community Environmental Fair will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MacDonald Park (Queens Blvd. between 70th Road and Yellowstone Blvd.)