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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 new friends along the way. The tour will begin at 12 p.m. from the Main Street entrance of the Queens Botanical Gardens, meander through the
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 to make and take, and historically-themed seasonal displays and decorations. All sites are within walking distance. Shuttle stops will be provided at selected historic house
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 Dew Cosmetics after the original owners wanted to move their store. However, Susan wanted to preserve the place Flushing residents have reliably patronized for many
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 think people will love it.  If it works well, Leaf will keep doing it.  All the information is on www.leafbarandlounge.com.  You have to scroll down a little
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 and Manhattan but felt he could elevate his Japanese/Korean fusion style of sushi. With over 8 years of experience, he aims to provide the Flushing
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 the dedicated swimmers to keep their hearts pumping and their bodies strong, no matter their age. Front desk hospitality agents restock towels and towel tokens,
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[s] 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 has the highest concentration of religious from around the world -- Sikhs, Baptists, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, Quakers, and dozens of other faiths have figured out
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 mere two blocks from the Murray Hill LIRR Station. The property became a NYC Landmark soon after it opened. Today, we invite visitors to tour
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 ties to the Queens borough, "Colors of Us" offers insight into the creativity of youth in the community, and sheds light on the unique realities
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 farms. Every farmer and producer who sells at a Greenmarket must adhere to GrowNYC's comprehensive requirements for the program's eligibility. Chiefly, those who sell at
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 to build this space! They are raising funds to put towards developing this space that will fulfill their goal of making the youth center feel
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 health conditions. In addition, GHD offers various health activity and game booths that address community health concerns, such as oral health, cardiovascular health, pediatrics, and
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