The upcoming State of Forest Hills Civic Community event, organized by Forest Hills Asian Association president Edwin Wong, will feature a dozen local civic groups.
The event takes place on Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. at the West Side Tennis Club, located at 1 Tennis Place.
Attendees can learn about various Forest Hills community organizations, their plans for 2019, and how to get involved.
The annual event also serves as a way for local organizations to network and form partnerships to better serve the community.
“It’s a two-fold purpose,” Wong said. “It’s a chance for organizations to meet as well as get the community involved.”
Participating organizations include the 112th Precinct Community Council, American Legion Continental Post 1424, Forest Hills Asian Association, Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association, Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Friends of MacDonald Park, Forest Hills Kiwanis Club, Northwell Health, Musica Reginae, Community Board 6, and CERT.
There will be short presentations from a few of the organizations but the event is really a chance for the community to network.
“It’s about creating awareness for groups that some people may not know about,” he said. “We all have our own focuses, but collaborating is a big thing that results from this event.”
For community members who are interested in getting more involved but are unsure how to proceed, Wong suggests attending the event to figure out what organizations match your interests.
“The American Legion works with veterans and puts on the Memorial Day Parade with the Forest Hills Kiwanis,” Wong said. “The West Side Tennis Club has a foundation that people can come and help out with, and there’s Musica Reginae for those interested in music.
“There’s all kinds of categories of organizations that could be interesting to a lot of people,” he added.