QUEENS — An upcoming street fair in Forest Hills will give residents a chance to hang out with their local police officers.
The family-friendly festival, scheduled for April 12, will be the first such event organized by the 112th Precinct Community Council, the organizers said.
"The goal of everything we do is to help police-community relations," said Heidi Chain, the group's president.
While the council already hosts monthly meetings, the street fair will be an informal place for community members to interact with local law enforcement officers.
Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, the precinct commander, said the fair would serve "to maintain and enhance the good relationship that already exists between the 112th Precinct and the community."
Neighborhood organizations, such as the Forest Hills/Rego Park Community Emergency Response Team and the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps will talk about their initiatives and events, and residents can also meet with representatives of elected officials, like Borough President Melinda Katz, the organizers said.
Residents will also be able to bring their documents they need to shred, Chain said, and local stores will offer food and merchandise.
The fair will take place on April 12 on Queens Boulevard near MacDonald Park (between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Avenue) from noon to 6 p.m.