Insider Picks

Get an insider’s perspective on top things to do, see, and eat in Flushing!

Learn FREE Wilderness Survival Skills: Knot Tying
Join the NYC Park’s Urban Park Rangers to Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. An outdoor experience that you will never forget with a FREE admission. The location is Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue in Kissena Park. The event will be held
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Global Kids 5K Run/Walk/Push
Love Running? Well, here is an opportunity for you run/ jog/ walk around Flushing’s most attractive tourist site: The Unisphere. Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, while supporting the Global Kids 5K Run . The cost for admission is FREE for students under 18, $25 for early registration and $35 for general registration.
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SORI Artist Tours and News
The SORI Artist Tour of 2018 will be a great year for our newest artist KIM SO RA! A multi-award winning Korean traditional percussionist KIM SO RA has been selected as an official showcase artist. The day of the tour is on November 9th, 2018 at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Flushing Town Hall.  
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Where can you get the best desserts this summer?
Now that summer is here in full sweltering force it’s time for a listicle that’s as chill as an icicle. Check out Joe DiStefano‘s favorite frozen treats ranging from traditional Thai and Mexican icees to some decidedly highfalutin ice cream and other treats.  Read about all the great places on Joe’s list, including Flushing’s Spot
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Bombay Theatre
When long time Queens resident Asif Mohammad transformed Fresh Meadow’s adult film theater, The Mayfair, into the Bombay Theatre in 1996, he proved himself to be a pioneer in destination theatre. With box offices struggling in many localities across the city, Bombay Theatre, which shows South Asian movies, thrives. India’s Bollywood, produces more films and
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Kissena Velodrome: Keeping The Simple Elegance of Bike Racing Alive in Flushing
Photo credit: Jillian Abbott Bicycle racing at Kissena Velodrome, located in Kissena Park off Booth Memorial Avenue at Parsons Blvd., is more than a sport for many of its riders. It’s a passion, a way of life, a community. And, this sense of purpose and belonging is not limited to the athletes. This track is
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Flushing, Your Destination for Dessert Indulgence
Photo credit: Blueberry Cake from Iris Bakery Myriad specialty desserts spots in Flushing will offer you a glimpse of the neighborhood’s rich diversity and dynamism. Whether you’re seeking a late-night sugar rush or an elegant afternoon tea, our bustling neighborhood will surprise and delight! Yes, Flushing is a great place for a piping hot bowl
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Joe Rong’s rice rolls deserve a cult following. Here’s Why.
“Joe’s Steam Rice Roll” 136-21 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing Steam billows from every crevice of the shiny metal box in the shop’s center. Joe Rong, the owner of Joe’s Steam Rice Roll, stands over it, patiently. He is waiting for the seemingly magical creation that is his steamed rice roll: tender and thin, rice paper filled
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Local Artist Spotlight
Stephanie S. Lee, Curator and Painter Photo credit: Artwork by Stephanie S. Lee Stephanie S. Lee is an artist and curator of Queens: Envisioning Habitats, an exhibition at Flushing Town Hall on view from December 16 through December 30, 2017. Lee’s work is inspired by Korean traditional painting. Her contemporary style connects with the symbolic, decorative, and
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Flushing’s Vibrant Cocktail Culture
Where is the best cocktail in NYC? Come and check out Flushing’s exciting cocktail bars! Photo credit: Leaf Restaurant and Bar Before you hop on the number seven train and head into Manhattan in search of a good cocktail, consider taking a second look at the hidden gems in the neighborhood. As Downtown Flushing continues
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Must-see Exhibitions in December
The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making is a multimedia exhibition bringing together artists, designers, CUNY students and local communities to reflect on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in today’s globalized world. The exhibition calls attention to larger systems at play that influence the state
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Flushing’s Holiday Gift Guide
Photo credit: Flushing Fantastic The holidays are a time for giving, we all know that, but the giving doesn’t have to stop at loved ones. By shopping local, we create a giving multiplier, not only bringing joy to friends and family but also supporting and strengthening our local community. And if that’s not enough reason
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