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The Queens Fencing Club is the place to cross swords and have fun. The Olympic sport of fencing has lunged into Flushing and is now flourishing in Queens.  Suit up! Don your mask! Pick your weapon and get EN GARDE. With its club open centrally in the Flushing/Bayside area, the Queens Fencing Club has since expanded to Forest Hills and Little Neck.  Their main location is at the Flushing Center, at 41-61 Kissena Blvd Concourse 36, Flushing NY 11354. Spring
Join Kupferberg Center for Arts for this year's celebration with Dance Theatre of Harlem, a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim. This institution began shortly after the assassination of Dr. King, which inspired Arthur Mitchell to start a school that would offer children - especially those in Harlem - the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. The event will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 4 pm. Ticket prices are 35$. Click here for registration and more
Queens Botanical garden is offering the community a chance to visit the green house and enjoy the wonders of edible plants. This event will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 11 am to 12 pm. Ticket costs are $12 per child. Although it is recommended for ages 4 through 10, all ages are welcome. To register online, click here.  For more information, please visit this link. About Flushing Fantastic Flushing Fantastic is the premier resource for visitors, businesses, and residents to discover
Come and celebrate National Bird’s Day with Queens Museum during this workshop. They will be creating all types of birds using pine cones and other fun materials. Join and listen to different stories about the birds of the world. This workshop is recommended for ages 4 and up. Story-telling segments occur at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. All workshops are free and open to the public. This event will be held on Jan 6, 2019 from 1:30pm–4:30pm. For more information,
The holidays are up-and-coming! Treat your friends and family to the great history of Flushing through the Holiday Historical House Tour this weekend on Sunday, December 9, 1-5pm. With just one ticket, guests can visit SEVEN historical houses, landmarks, and museums! Sites will include musical performances, enjoyable holiday crafts, and themed seasonal displays and decorations as well as a shuttle service for those who are senior citizens or have disabilities. End your adventure with a special culminating performance by the Queensboro
Flushing, already known for delicious food spots like New World Mall, bargain brand names at Skyview Mall, not to mention tourist meccas like the 1964 World’s Fair Unisphere, is about to get a new “hype” shoe store: Alumni. “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 this market, something [he] thought was missing.”
  Flushing Town Hall is looking to paint the town red this new year; well, decorate the Hall red is more like it. This historic venue is partnering with curator Bert Chau of the Grumpy Bert gallery for the Red Envelope Show in honor of the 2019 Lunar New Year and Flushing Town Hall's 40th anniversary. The show will feature red envelopes designed and submitted by the community in December. “I hope this show demonstrates that we can all be
As the Holiday season approaches, Flushing will have its annual Holiday Tree Lighting in front of Queens Library. The event will start on Friday, November 30th at 5:30pm. Along with the beautiful scenery of a bright Christmas tree, there will also be performances of magic, singing, and music. For more information, please refer to the image below.   About Flushing Fantastic Flushing Fantastic is the premier resource for visitors, businesses, and residents to discover Flushing’s hidden historical and contemporary treasures.
As the temperatures start to drop, warm up with a bowl of authentic Hong Kong wonton soup, right here in Flushing! Check out Edible Queens writer Stanford Chiou's take on how a local Flushing restaurant compares to one of Hong Kong's best wonton soup restaurants here.
NY Epicurean Events, a member of the Chamber, is hosting the biggest cheese lovers event in New York City, The Great Northeast Cheese Fest, returns on Saturday, December 1st at Flushing Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests will savor many cheeses and learn about them face to face from their creators. Pairings will include top-rated wines, craft beers, and farmstead ciders. Guests will also be able to purchase cheeses from the creameries directly at the event and
Flushing Fantastic’s top unique holiday gifts, and the best places to shop for them in our neighborhood 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 supporting and strengthening our local community. And if that’s not enough reason to stay close to home for your holiday shopping, consider this, the variety
Flushing offers many places for tourists to visit such as the Unisphere. You can explore beautiful sites such as the Leaf Bar & Lounge, the 1st cocktail bar in Flushing, on the rooftop of Hyatt Place to have a exhilarating night out. With their delicious cuisine, incredible glimpse of Citi Field, and music at the perfect volume, it is the ideal place for a fun event. The Bar is open-year round thanks to the indoor-outdoor seating. For more information visit
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