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Queens, often celebrated as one of the most diverse places in the world, is home to hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses -- many hit hard by Covid-19. Join Open House New York on Wednesday, June 17 at 4pm for Conversations on the City | John Choe: On Commerce to learn how the economic development efforts in one neighborhood, Flushing, are responding to this moment. As the executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, John works every day to advocate
Join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 2, 5pm, for a book reading and discussion led by Christina Chiu on her new novel, Beauty, as part of our celebration of Asian American Heritage Month. RSVP via Eventbrite or Facebook. “Christina Chiu’s Beauty is beautiful in the way of a scalpel blade. It’s that sharp and precise, that lacerating, that true.” – Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Hours "I can’t think of novel more unflinching in its
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Written by Jimmy Zhang Flushing is commonly known for delicious food spots like New World Mall, tourist meccas like the 1964 World's Fair Unisphere, and cultural institutions like Flushing Town Hall. But this diverse community is also home to Alumni, a trending "hype" shoe store. "This is not just a sneaker store, but a premium high concept boutique," said Jaeki Cho, store owner and longtime resident of Queens. He wants to "create a retail space that offers premium products for
By Jessica J. Wu, of Edible Queens Christina Seid's life has revolved around ice cream for as long as she can remember. Her father, Philip Seid, opened the famed Chinatown Ice Cream Factory 42 years ago. As soon as Christina was tall enough to reach the counters, she jokes, she was put to work in the family business. Now 38, she is making her father proud as she spearheads the opening of their first satellite location, the Flushing Ice Cream
By Edible Queens New Orleans might be the birthplace of jazz but Queens is its home. Countless legends–Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzie Gillespie–lived in the borough at some point in their storied careers. Jazz is alive and kicking at Flushing Town Hall, a dynamic cultural venue with in-residence musicians and artists. Built in 1862 and designated a landmark in 1967, FTH presents high-quality, award-winning performances and visual arts programs, including theater, classical and world music, dance, puppetry arts,
The hot spots to eat late night in Flushing, Queens. By Jillian Abbott, of Edible Queens In 1990s-era Flushing, if a late night of revels left you feeling peckish your best bet might have been to go straight home and make a slice of toast. Today, an army of hungry shift workers, a substantial population of reveling international students and flocks of tourists arriving back late after a day exploring Manhattan have prompted some eating establishments to save their best
GCC Yoga Classes (FREE, During February) Starting Tuesday 2/11/2020 10amFree every Tuesday and Thursday (February Only!)Weekly Classes $150 for 10 classes Offered to students ages 10 and up, students focus on fundamental yoga postures and breath. Be expected to be challenged both mentally and physically. Glow Community Center's Yoga room is bright and open, and provides a sense of calmness and peacefulness. The instructors are great. It doesn't matter if you are new to yoga or if you have been
Join the opening reception for exhibition "Race and Revolution: Home/Land" at Lewis Latimer House Museum, home of the African American inventor, on February 8, at 5pm. RSVP here. Curated by Katie Fuller, Home/Land looks at the influence of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 on Lewis Latimer's family, focusing on the tactics used to detain, deport, and re-enslave "runaways" with current practices used by Immigration Customs Enforcement to control the influx of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The exhibition pairs true stories of
Mashing up Two Cultures on One Stage with an Open Dance Floor! In keeping with its mission to present global arts to a global community, Flushing Town Hall's popular series of Global Mashups is returning for its seventh season, bringing together a truly international array of artists. Beloved by audiences, the annual series will again pair diverse performers from distinct musical traditions and countries together in concert. Only in Queens, the most diverse county in all of the United States,
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 feel your very best. Customers who spend over $100 also receive a free hair treatment session! They specialize in many different Korean hairstyles and are
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 recording artists presenting music of Africa and the disaspora. Come dance and celebrate Kwanza and learn the meaning of the seven principles and symbols of the
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 Commerce, "Flushing Fantastic" is a three-year district marketing campaign funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services' (SBS) Neighborhood 360° grant program. Flushing Fantastic
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