Annual Astoria Toy Drive
The 114th Precinct and 114th Community Council held its annual Christmas party and toy giveaway on December 3 at Astoria Manor in Astoria. More than 200 neighborhood children came to meet Santa Claus at the joyous event that also featured karaoke, a magician and McDonald’s cheeseburgers.
Elected officials also in attendance included state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and 114th Community Council President Ann Bruno.
The Community Council hosts meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, where the NYPD gives updates on any recent criminal activity in the community at Riccardo’s by the Bridge at 7 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public.