Winter Solstice ‘Christmas Star’: When To Look Up In NYC

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NEW YORK CITY — There’s no question: What happens in the sky the night of the winter solstice is sure to bring some joy in a year when it’s been hard to find in New York City. Jupiter and Saturn will dance in a planetary conjunction, lining up perfectly to create the illusion of a “Christmas star.”

The two bright planets have been visible in the evening sky for the past several nights as they move closer together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21, the winter solstice.

But if the solstice and the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn aren’t enough to get you outside, the Ursid meteor shower will offer a show of shooting stars at the same time.

The National Weather Service forecasts partly cloudy skies over New York City Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

The last time Jupiter and Saturn were this close together was in 1623, according to NASA. As the two giant planets traveled together across the sky, Jupiter caught up to and passed Saturn in the astronomical event known as the “great conjunction.”

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Forest Hills Gardens: Living A Suburban Life Without Leaving Queens, NYC

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Forest Hills Gardens is a residential community located in the southern part of the Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens. The land for the neighborhood was originally 142 acres bought by Margaret Sage from the Cord Meyer Development Company in 1908.

It’s one the first planned communities in the US and was designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury. Modeled after the garden communities in England, this is a self-contained community has its own inn, garage, and post office. Additionally, there are many narrow winding roads throughout to help with traffic. As a result, the neighborhood features plenty of sprawling Tudor style homes. Continue Reading ›

Where To Find Christmas Trees In 2020 In The Forest Hills Area

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At least 25 million real Christmas trees are sold each year across America, and currently, 350 million are growing in all 50 U.S. states. And despite these unprecedented times, the tree market is still up and running this holiday season. Christmas tree lots and choose-and-cut farms nationwide are taking precautions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens to ensure buyers can take home a tree with minimal risk to their family’s health and safety.

“We highly encourage growers to use these recommendations to develop strategies to protect their workers and customers,” the the National Christmas Tree Association wrote on its website this year, and “wholesale growers should share the recommendations for tree lots with their customers. Having a COVID-19 plan for your business is an imperative.”

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The West Side Tennis Club Is Collecting Toy Donations For The Children Of Forestdale – A Local Foster Care Non-Profit.

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To Participate…Please Drop Off Unwrapped  Toys At:

The West Side Tennis Club  1 Tennis Place,

Forest Hills Gardens, Queens, NYC

All Donations Are Welcome And Greatly Appreciated!

Last Day To Donate Is  December 7th