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What do James Cagney, Harry Houdini and Rosie Perez have in common? Well, at one time they all lived in Ridgewood.

Next week, 20 restaurants will set up temporary homes in this corner of Queens for the first Taste of Ridgewood. The event serves as a fund-raiser for the Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64th St., and takes place on all three floors of its brand new state-of-the-art facility.

Residents can join their neighbors, community leaders and 100 of the nabe’s top philanthropic donors for this amazing event.

It promises to be a festive evening filled with live music, lots of mingling and schmoozing and a mouth-watering selection of ethnic cuisine — from Bosnian to Indian.

“We were purposeful about selecting diverse restaurants to showcase the multiculturalism of Queens,” said YMCA Executive Director Lakeisha Harris, who believes in strengthening the community by working together with their neighbors to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy everything the Y has to offer.

According to Harris, this campaign allows the Ridgewood Y to provide financial assistance, so families can send their children to camp, to preschool, or attain a family membership. It’s all about parents and children being able to spend quality time together, involved in physical activity.

To purchase tickets RSVP LaKeisha Harris at


Taste of Ridgewood

Thursday, April 11

6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ridgewood YMCA

69-02 64th St.

Ridgewood, NY

Updated 6:44 am, April 9, 2013
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