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 andRead more.
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 andRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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 someRead more.
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 craftsRead more.
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 atRead more.
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 weRead more.
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 WestchesterRead more.
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 forRead more.
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, nowRead more.
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, aRead more.
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 withRead more.