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Waterfront parks group to hold annual meeting Wednesday, will discuss plans for 2017

February 21, By Hannah Wulkan

A local parks group will be previewing its upcoming programming at its annual meeting tomorrow night.

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy is holding its annual public meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Irish Center at 10-40 Jackson Avenue to share an update on its programming, vote in new board members and hear input from the public.

The meeting will go over the group’s upcoming events, said HPPC President Rob Basch, including events such as its opening party for Queens Beer Week on May 6. HPPC will be organizing that party with the non-profit Friends of Firefighters.

The meeting will also cover plans for the Summer Kids program, which ran over 40 events last summer for 2,500 people, updates on the outdoor movie schedule, and will announce the date for the second annual LIC Post 5K run, which had more than 1,200 participants in its first year, according to Basch.

The HPPC and Gantry Parents Association also are planning to release a Request For Proposals for additional children’s programming from local groups in an effort to expand the Summer Kids program.

Owner of Coffeed Frank Raffaele will also announce updates to LIC Landing for this summer.

Basch said that the board would also vote on two new members at the meeting.

“We encourage people to come out because we want to hear from the community about what they would like to see happen,” Basch said.

Following the meeting, the group will move across the street to Jackson’s Eatery for food and drink specials, and all are invited, Basch said.

For more information on the HPPC and its work, visit https://www.hunterspointparks.org/.

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