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Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State To Present Padavan With Legislator of the Year Award for 2010

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have announced that they are presenting New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) with their prestigious Legislator of the Year Award for 2010 in late October.  The Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State was founded in 1946 and serves as a multi-service organization to assist and provide vital services to the families of children with cerebral palsy.    The award recognizes Padavan’s significant contributions through the legislative process that have resulted in increased independence, productivity or integration for people with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, or is a benefit to their families.

September 28, 2010
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Padavan Celebrates National Estuaries Day At APEC's Little Neck Bay Festival

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with environmental enthusiasts, local families, area school children and Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) representatives to celebrate the Little Neck Bay Festival during National Estuaries Day at APEC on Saturday afternoon September 25, 2010. The day-long event highlighted the environmental conservation efforts taking place on Little Neck Bay. The festival featured exhibits, speakers, games and arts and crafts for children who attended. Senator Frank Padavan speaks to children from PS 94 just outside the Padavan Pavilion at APEC about the local environment during a ceremony marking National Estuaries Day. 

September 28, 2010
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Padavan Celebrates National Estuaries Day At APEC's Little Neck Bay Festival

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with environmental enthusiasts, local families, area school children and Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) representatives to celebrate the Little Neck Bay Festival during National Estuaries Day at APEC on Saturday afternoon September 25, 2010. The day-long event highlighted the environmental conservation efforts taking place on Little Neck Bay. The festival featured exhibits, speakers, games and arts and crafts for children who attended. Senator Frank Padavan speaks to children from PS 94 just outside the Padavan Pavilion at APEC about the local environment during a ceremony marking National Estuaries Day. 

September 28, 2010
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Padavan and Local Residents Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Queens County Farm Museum at Annual Queens County Fair

New York State Senator (Queens) joined thousands over the weekend at the 28th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. This year the Queens County Farm Museum celebrates their 35th anniversary. Since its foundation, Senator Padavan has been a driving force behind the legislative and community efforts to protect and preserve the Queens County Farm Museum.  The annual fair provides an opportunity for families and residents from Queens and the surrounding areas to enjoy a traditional agricultural fair and learn more about the rich history of New York’s oldest continuously operating farmSenator Padavan with traditional German singers and dancers at the Queens County Fair on Sunday September 26, 2010. 

September 28, 2010
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Padavan and Local Residents Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Queens County Farm Museum at Annual Queens County Fair

New York State Senator (Queens) joined thousands over the weekend at the 28th Annual Queens County Fair at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. This year the Queens County Farm Museum celebrates their 35th anniversary. Since its foundation, Senator Padavan has been a driving force behind the legislative and community efforts to protect and preserve the Queens County Farm Museum.  The annual fair provides an opportunity for families and residents from Queens and the surrounding areas to enjoy a traditional agricultural fair and learn more about the rich history of New York’s oldest continuously operating farm. Senator Padavan takes part in an arm wrestling contest at the Queens County Fair on Saturday September 25, 2010.

September 28, 2010
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Padavan Marks 50th Anniversary of St. Mel School in Flushing

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) joined with school administrators, faculty, parents, students and alumni of St. Mel School in Flushing to commemorate their landmark 50th Anniversary on Saturday September 18, 2010. The anniversary was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening of a time capsule. St. Mel Church Pastor Father Christopher J. Turczany, Sister Angela Gannon, Laura Conte and Senator Frank Padavan prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the second fifty years of St. Mel School.

September 20, 2010
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Padavan To Sponsor Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo October 3rd In Bayside

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he will be hosting his annual Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo for families and seniors throughout Northeast Queens on Sunday October 3, 2010. The expo will take from 12 pm to 3 pm at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church located at 34-45 202nd Street in Bayside.

September 13, 2010
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Padavan and Community Remember 9/11

On Saturday September 11, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with residents and local leaders from throughout Northeast Queens to grieve and remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. During the day, Padavan attended memorial services at the Poppenhusen Institute, the North Shore Towers and in Bayside Hills.  Senator Padavan places an American flag on the Bayside Hills 9/11 Memorial during the Bayside Hills Civic Association’s Memorial Ceremony on Saturday evening.   

September 13, 2010
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Padavan and Community Remember 9/11

On Saturday September 11, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens)  joined with residents and local leaders from throughout Northeast Queens to grieve and remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. During the day, Padavan attended memorial services at the Poppenhusen Institute, the North Shore Towers and in Bayside Hills Senator Padavan during a moment of silence at the North Shore Towers 9/11 Memorial Ceremony with Councilman Mark Weprin and NYPD and FDNY members. 

September 13, 2010
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September 13, 2010
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Fall Community Health and Wellness Expo

Join Senator Frank Padavan, New York Hospital Queens and health care and community groups for free health care screenings and services important to you and your loved ones health and well-being. 

Participants

New York Hospital Queens (Dental Health, Glucose, Cholestrol and Glaucoma Screenings)

Lexington Hearing and Speech Center (Hearing Screenings)

New York City Board of Election (New Voting System Demostration) 

MTA-NYCT Metrocard Mobile Sales

FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit

Bou and Thompson Family Chiropractic Care (Chripractic and Weight Loss)

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens

Lions Eye Bank for Long Island

NY Comptrollers Office of Unclaimed Funds

Cross Island YMCA

October 3, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Padavan Takes Part In Reach Out and Read Program

On Wednesday August 11, New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) read to local children at the Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica as a part of the Reach Out and Read Program. The program helps prepare children to read in the earliest ages of their development (ages 6 months to 5 years) and foster educational skills throughout their lives. Senator Padavan reads “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” to local children during a visit to Queen Hospital Center. 

August 20, 2010
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Padavan Attends Asian-Asian Coalition For Education Graduation Ceremony

On Friday morning August 13. New York State Senator Frank Padavan attended the graduation ceremony for the Asian-American Coalition for Education at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows.  The event celebrated the achievements of the students as the new school year approaches.  The Asian-American Coalition for Education is a not-for-profit educational organization for elementary, middle school, and high school students and is compromised mainly of Asian-American students and newly immigrated families residing in New York City. The organization seeks to encourage members to participate in the educational system and provide them with information vital to their educational experience.

August 17, 2010
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Padavan Urges Residents To Donate Blood At New York Hospital Queens and Deepdale Community Council Annual Blood Drive on Sunday August 8

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) urged local residents today to donate blood during the twentieth anniversary of the New York Hospital Queens and the Deepdale Gardens Community Council’s annual community blood drive.  The blood drive will take place this Sunday August 8, from 7:30 am to 4 pm at the Samuel Field   YM & YWHA located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. 

August 3, 2010
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Padavan, Poppenhusen Institute Sponsor Family Fun Day in College Point

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) in partnership with the Poppenhusen Institute sponsored the first annual Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park in College Point on Sunday afternoon July 11, 2010. The event featured fun games and educational programs by the Alley Pond Environmental Center, the Long Island Children Museum, the Fire Department of New York and the NYC Coalition of Transportation. Children and their families enjoyed a ventriloquist performance, inflatable bouncy bounces, sand and bubble art, face painting and various other arts and crafts.

July 13, 2010
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