Insider Picks

The Search for Freedom in Queens
The Bowne House and Lewis Latimer House Museum Celebrate Black History Month Highlights from the Bowne and Parsons Families’ Activities in Abolition and the Underground Railroad Robert Bowne (1744), the great-grandson of John Bowne, was both an early and prominent abolitionist in the family active in the anti slavery movement. In 1785, he joined with
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Flushing!
There’s no better time to explore Flushing, America’s Greatest Community, than during our Lunar New Year Celebration The Year of the Pig begins Tuesday, February 5th. One of my favorite things to do on the first day is try to catch a glimpse of the many lion dancer troops that make their way in and
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The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce Celebrates the Lunar New Year!
Lunar New Year is coming up and we invite you to march with The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce during the parade on Saturday, February 9th at 11am. We will gather at historic St. George’s Church at 9:30am to connect and stay warm with hot coffee and refreshments before heading to the parade site together.
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70th Republic Day of India Celebrations
Participate in the celebration of the 70th Republic Day of India and Remembering Leaders of Non-Violence: Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, and Nelson Mandela on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the Saraswati Hall, located at 45-52 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11355. About Flushing Fantastic Flushing Fantastic is the premier resource
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The Art of Fencing in Flushing
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
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Dance Theatre of Harlem
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
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Winter Family Programs: Plants We Eat!
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.
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Crafting the Bird’s Eye View Free Drop-in Family Workshop
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,
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Explore History & Culture on #HollyTour2018
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
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Alumni Store in Flushing
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
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Flushing Town Hall Invites Community to Participate in a Red Envelope Show
  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
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2018 Flushing Library Holiday Tree Lighting
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
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