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Author: Angelina Sun

Miscellaneous | 16th January 2020

Local Spotlight: JinSun Byun

JinSun Byun loves making women feel beautiful. It is this simple goal that ultimately led to her opening a hair salon on Union Street where they have been servicing the community for almost two decades. From hair perming to hair dying, the experienced staff at Emotion Hair Salon are eager to help you look and […]

Celebration | 27th December 2019

Celebrate Kwanzaa in Flushing!

Join the Friends of Flushing Library for a fantastic Kwanzaa celebration this Monday, December 30, 2019, at 5:30pm in the auditorium of Flushing Library. The program will feature the sights and sounds of Kwanzaa with: Louise Dente, Cultural Literacy Educator/Artist/Executive Producer at Cultural Caravan TV; and: AKoKo Nante Ensemble: Dynamic Pan African percussion/vocal group and […]

Food | 5th December 2019

Flushing Szechuan House’s Chengdu Special Pot

Written by Giovanna Sun, Business Development Consultant of Sosokan App Szechuan is famous for its spicy foods. The most popular Szechuan cooking style is from Chengdu (the capital of China’s Sichuan province). We had lunch with John Choe, the Executive Director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Led by the Greater Flushing Chamber of […]

Event | 20th November 2019

Walk the Kissena Way Trail on Black Friday!

Join Transportation Alternatives, Eastern Queens Greenway, Kissena Park Conservancy, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, and more for a FREE family-safe walking tour of the extensive park network in Eastern Queens. This is the second #OptOutside Black Friday Walking Tour of the future Kissena Way. Get ready to burn off the Thanksgiving stuffing and make some […]

Entertainment | 18th November 2019

Explore Local History with #HollyTour 2019

Celebrate the holiday season with six Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories! Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all six sites. Each historic house offers guided tours, family-friendly activities, and refreshments. Many of the houses will have musical performances, holiday crafts […]

Shopping | 4th November 2019

Local Spotlight: Susan Lin

Susan Lin has been serving the Flushing community for 30 years through her business, Dew Cosmetics. Located on the corner of Union Street and 37th Avenue, it has been one of the few stores in the area that has survived the test of time. Susan, who hailed from Fuzhou, China, took over the reins at […]

Food | 30th October 2019

Local Spotlight: Union Sushi

ShengHu Cui has loved eating sushi his whole life, so much so that when he first came to America, he knew immediately opening a sushi business was his calling. After an apprenticeship with a sushi master in Boston, he developed a true passion for his craft. He started selling sushi in supermarket stalls in Westchester […]

Places | 29th October 2019

A Day in the Life of the Flushing YMCA

Written by Joey Rodriguez Before the sun rises, before the coffee is brewed, before New York City and Queens have hit their daily stride, the Flushing YMCA opens. The larger of the two pools on-site is adjusted for temperature, the deck cleared of any obstructions. Lifeguards ready their whistles and safety equipment and prepare for […]

Event | 13th September 2019

Explore Flushing’s Victorian Past

September is a great time to enjoy late summer weather and the bounty of a summer garden. The Voelker Orth Museum welcomes guests to take a step back in time to the days when home gardens and backyard gatherings were a big part of life in Queens. The Museum occupies a Victorian 1890s house, a […]

Art | 30th August 2019

ACP World Premiere: Colors of Us by Claire Marie Lim

On Sunday, September 15th 2019, at the Queens Botanical Garden, electronic music artist and technologist Claire Marie Lim (a.k.a. dolltr!ck) will present a live performance of Colors of Us, an album of new music created with female-identifying youth of Asian descent in Queens. Inspired by the emotions and experiences of young Asian and Asian-American people with […]

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