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Insider Picks

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
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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
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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
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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
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Jazz Nights @ Leaf Lounge
Live Jazz at LEAF THE FABRIZIO SCIACCA TRIO Wednesday Nights from 8pm to 11pm November 7 through December 18 no cover charge Leaf Bar & Lounge invites you to live jazz nights on Wednesdays from 8pm to 11pm from November 6 to December 18, 2019.   This is something totally new for Flushing and we
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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
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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
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Celebrate Freedom & Diversity at the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk
In 1657, the farmers of Flushing courageously stood up for our freedom of conscience (telling Governor Stuyvesant that the “law of love, peace and liberty in the states extend to Jews, Turks and Egyptians”). Since then, religious freedom has become a bedrock of our society and we have all benefited from this legacy of peaceful coexistence. Flushing, now
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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
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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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Local Farmers Bring Harvest to Flushing
This summer, GrowNYC’s Flushing Greenmarket returns to Maple Playground for its fourth season. The Flushing Greenmarket is one of 50 that GrowNYC operates as part of a mission to provide all New Yorkers with convenient access to fresh, healthy, and locally-produced food, while promoting regional agriculture by supplying a marketplace in the City for family
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AAFE Youth Center Launch in Flushing
AAFE Youth Center Launch AAFE's vision is to create a space where youth have a second home where they can build a community with each other and with the larger Flushing community. They want the space to be multipurpose and filled with couches, a library, a technology lab, and other resources. They need your help
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