April 25, 2013 by Sarah
The New York YMCA, serving neighboring communities including farmingdale, Fairport, Long Island, and flushing, has posted its summer day camp program schedule.
The Y has a long and impressive 160-year history and [Read more]
March 27, 2013 by Sarah
The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts presents many events throughout the year at the Flushing Town Hall. It has been the creative force in the community now for 30 years with a recent focus on revitalizing Flushing and continuing with providing entertainment. The 2013 Spring events have [Read more]
February 25, 2013 by Mark
The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts has served the area for three decades with its commitment to the city revitalization and continues to do so with the Lunar New Year celebration schedule.
Many events and [Read more]
January 20, 2013 by Sarah
February 16 marks the official Chinese New Year and Flushing will be celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Snake in style.
Beginning with the 17th Annual Lunar New Year Parade at [Read more]
December 5, 2012 by James
The Tinsel and Tails Holiday Tastetacular presented by Celebrity Catwalk is scheduled for this Sunday, December 9, at Calumet Photo. Chefs from various entities will be on hand to serve signature and iconic specialties. Cocktails for [Read more]
November 18, 2012 by Mark
In a move welcomed by residents of Flushing, as well as all the communities that sit near the Long Island shoreline, both of New York’s senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, are requesting for as [Read more]
October 14, 2012 by Sarah
Last month, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced a $300,000 grant from AT&T would be used to support a program at Flushing High School sponsored by The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF).
Youth at [Read more]
September 12, 2012 by James
August 12, 2012 by Sarah
Meadow Lake park, in the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park neighborhood, received another facelift thanks to $1.27 million dollars in upgrades completed at the start of August.
City parks officials announced completion of the work in Meadow Lake, where improvements included repairs and upgrades to deteriorating bicycle and walking paths, as well as a new rain garden. The garden serves two purposes – aiding beautification and serving as a retention bed for rain water.
Constructed near a source of water run-off, a superficial depression is seeded with deep-rooted, native plants, grasses, and other flora. The area acts as a natural sponge by trapping fresh rain water that normally would spill into the sewer system, picking-up sediment, pesticides, salt, fertilizer, and other unwanted pollutants on its path.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Meadow Lake’s enhancements, outgoing Parks Commissioner, Adrian Benepe, noted:
“With the City’s population growing, our infrastructure aging, and our environment becoming more unpredictable, it is no longer enough to design attractive parks. We must also design parks that are accessible to a wider variety of park visitors and friendlier for the environment.”
Numerous urban planners point out the benefits of maintaining attractive, public spaces. They act as drawing cards for new housing and business ventures, which is a welcome development for established retailers, from the corner deli to the local printing company. Needless to say, visitors to the area are more likely to want to visit a well-kept park as well.
Along with these latest enhancements, Meadow Lake has also been the recipient of a dock and modernized boathouse within the last two years.
July 9, 2012 by Mark
On Saturday, July 14, the Music in the Garden Series will be presenting Radio Jarocho at the Oak Allee located within the Queens Botanical Garden at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, New York. This performance will [Read more]