Woodside on the Move Hosts Easter Carnival for Community Youth

Woodside on the Move

Excitement fills the air as the Easter Bunny makes a special appearance, spreading joy and laughter among children and adults alike at the Woodside on the Move Easter Carnival.


Woodside on the Move, a longstanding organization dedicated to community enrichment, hosted its annual Easter Carnival on March 21, drawing in approximately 100 young participants for a day filled with fun activities and festivities.

The event, held at PS 11 at 54-04 Skillman Ave, featured a variety of engaging activities tailored to different age groups, including face painting, sack races, soccer demonstrations, and other interactive games.

Attendees of all ages enjoyed the diverse range of offerings, with activities catering to preschoolers as well as older children.

“We wanted to create a more engaging experience for families, rather than just a traditional Easter egg hunt,” said Jacqueline Amaya, Director of Finance at Woodside on the Move. “By organizing an event like this, we wanted to bring together the community while providing opportunities for learning and play.”

The carnival, which had initially been scheduled for Saturday but was rescheduled due to inclement weather, saw a strong turnout from families eager to participate in the festivities. Pre-registration and on-the-day ticket purchases contributed to the event’s success, with tickets serving as donations to support the organization’s initiatives.

“We’d like to thank P.S. 11Q PTA, Rico Pan, Verizon, and Council Member Julie Won for sponsoring the event,” Woodside on the Move posted on their instagram page. “We’d also like to thank all of the families who attended the event! We would

not be able to do it without your support.”

Woodside on the Move is known for its commitment to community engagement, offering a range of programs and events throughout the year. In addition to the Easter Carnival, the organization hosts annual events such as the Spring Street Festival and the Tree Lighting event, which bring together residents and local businesses for celebration and collaboration.

Founded over 48 years ago, Woodside on the Move has been a cornerstone of the Woodside community, dedicated to providing essential services and fostering positive change. Since its inception, the organization has been committed to supporting local residents through various initiatives, including education programs for youth, assistance with housing issues, and community events. Over the years, Woodside on the Move has evolved to meet the changing needs of the community, expanding its reach and impact.

The organization actively engages volunteers of all ages in various community initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for residents in Woodside and neighboring areas. Volunteers play a crucial role in the organization’s efforts, participating in activities such as graffiti removals to maintain the aesthetic appeal of local storefronts and businesses. Additionally, volunteers assist in organizing and distributing food to those in need through the organization’s food distribution programs, which operate in Woodside and Astoria. These volunteer-driven efforts not only contribute to the physical improvement of the community but also foster a sense of unity and solidarity among residents.

For more information about Woodside on the Move and upcoming events, including food distributions and health fairs, interested individuals can visit the organization’s website at for updates and announcements.

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Children enjoy a friendly race during Woodside on the Move’s Easter Carnival.

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