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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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Good Health Day
Good Health Day (GHD) is one of the largest events of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) with 2,000 visitors to the Queens Flushing site and 3,500 to the Manhattan Chinatown location. As an annual tradition for more than 30 years, GHD has been providing free screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and other
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POOLTIME! – July Public Programs
Sunday, July 28, 2019 // 4 – 6PM Location:Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, Queens, NY 11367At the north end of Meadow Lake Lawns adjacent to Ederle Terrace Map link here.  All programs are free and open to the public. About Flushing Fantastic Flushing Fantastic is the premier resource for visitors, businesses, and residents to discover
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Tour de Flushing
Tour de Flushing is a FREE, marshalled, family-friendly ride through Queens’ Greenbelt and beautiful tree-lined streets. The base ride is 15 miles long with an optional 4 mile leg through beautiful, hilly Douglaston if you want an extra challenge.  Our ride finishes in Queens’ food capital, Downtown Flushing. Free valet bike parking will be available
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Flushing’s Chinese Community Tour
Flushing’s Chinese Community Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 6PM ($20 per person, advanced registration is required) This immigrant destination and commercial center has come to rival its Manhattan antecedent. Taiwanese rather than Cantonese at its core, Flushing plays a host to a variety of overseas Chinese groups. Rezoning and greater land availability support unusual real
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Flushing’s Korean Community Tour
Flushing’s Korean Community Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6PM ($20 per person, advanced registration is required) Koreans are the premiere small businessmen and church builders of contemporary immigration. Their center of gravity has migrated away from Central Flushing and is now sprawling east along Northern Boulevard and to “Koran Villages” at LIRR stations. See surprising
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POOLTIME! – Public Art Opening
A Public Art Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park w/ artists Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong & Dev HarlanSunday, June 9th, 20192:00PM FREE Admission You are invited to participate in the opening of this year-long public artwork with a discussion on the site’s history and a movement workshop. This event is free and completely open to the
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Jack Eichenbaum to Lead Sacred Sites Tour
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm Start Location:Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354End Location: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 136-76 41st Avenue Flushing, NY 11355 Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/2DGa37V. The New York Landmarks Conservancy: Flushing Sacred Sites Tour Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With nearly half of
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