Rego Park Green Alliance Members Selected For Volunteer Commercial

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3D Design and Printing Comes to Queens

Yvonne Shortt, a true visionary in after school programming, is bringing 3D Design and Printing classes to public schools/non profits in Queens and Manhattan. Yvonne is also hard at work with the FHYAA to bring it to all kids in all schools around the Rego Park/Forest Hills community.

If you would like to take weekend classes at the Rego Park Green Alliance in Long Island City,Queens  at 36-46 37th please register at or call 347-201 2186

Yvonne Shortt started teaching after school classes when she moved her daughter from Manhattan to Queens and saw her daughter no longer had access to robotics or Scratch classes.  "Everyone deserves to have access to cool new technologies that emphasize STEM while allowing the student to pursue their own objectives." says Shortt. And. this is why she is hard at work making things happen in her community that will inspire generations to come.  In the past Yvonne has taught robotics, Scratch, and claymation classes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rego Park 2012: A Photo Journalism Project

Don’t Box Us In

The Rego Park Green Alliance in conjunction with the community is working on a new initiative called Don’t Box Us In.

The initiative is based on the fundamental idea that we are more than our census numbers. All too often people look at a number like 30 percent Asian or 70 percent immigrant and ideas are formed about that neighborhood. As a community we want to be judged by our people and our actions. Numbers do not define us nor do they speak to who we are as people. The “Don’t Box Us In” project will look to the community to document who we are as a community.

The Rego Park Green Alliance is calling on the Rego Park community to send in their photos. These photos will be put online and be on displayed around the community.

What We Need
Send in your photo with a caption. It could be a photo of a place in Rego Park or a person, or some action.  You are the photojournalist and you get to decide how Rego Park should be documented.

For additional questions please contact Yvonne Shortt at 917 597 3089 or email her at