Queens Borough President Donovan Richards (299843)
Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Credit: Emil Cohen/New York City Council photo

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. kicks off the inaugural iteration of “Borough Hall on Your Block” on Monday, in Southeast Queens. The weeklong initiative brings a litany of public programming, such as resource and job fairs, youth events, a town hall and much more, to communities across Southeast Queens—directly connecting area families with not only the government services they need, but the individualized attention they deserve from Richards and his staff.

Richards first announced the Borough Hall on Your Block initiative during his 2022 State of the Borough address on June 3, a critical aspect of the transformative vision for Queens he articulated that morning.

On Wednesday, Richards hosted the Queens Youth & Young Adult Festival at Cabbell Park in Cambria Heights, a resource fair for NYCHA residents in South Jamaica and an emergency preparedness giveaway in Springfield Gardens. Co-sponsored by City Council Member Nantasha Williams, activities included a basketball clinic courtesy of nonprofit organization WhosHouseBallers, live entertainment, children’s games, free food, a backpack distribution and additional giveaways.

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