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Free Dresses, Tuxedos, Offered at Local Prom Pop Up Next Week

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April 12, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

An upcoming prom pop up shop organized by a local non-profit will provide free prom dresses, tuxedos, and more for high school seniors and graduating middle school students.

Woodside on the Move, the long-standing neighborhood-based organization, will hold the free event on April 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m at P.S. 361, located at 39-07 57th St.

The pop up shop, open to 8th and 12th graders, includes dresses, accessories, menswear, shoes, and cosmetics, along with makeup and grooming services. The event will also feature music, entertainment, and food.

The local non-profit teamed up with We Give Because We Care 365 Days, another non-profit that aims to “provide a luxury atmosphere to teens as we groom their minds, hearts, and spirits to recognize that they are our future leaders,” according to their page.

The group is currently in its fourth year of opening pop up shops for prom, with four locations set for this round.

Woodside on the Move said they decided to join in on the event after starting a new program last year that caters to students in middle school and high school. “This was just another way for us to be able to engage those students in our program,” said Jacqueline Amaya, Director of Fiscal Operations for WOTM.

Amaya said WOTM is also collecting donated dresses and tuxedos to give out at the event.

Those interested in attending must register via Eventbrite and select the Woodside option.

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anne fitzpatrick

You have to register on the site Eventbrite. And pick the Woodside event date.


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