Rally for local library funding

Monday, June 8th @ 4pm
Queens Library at Queensboro Hilllivrary
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Thursday, June 11th @ 4pm
Queens Library at Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing


Come out and support your libraries! New York City’s public libraries need increased funding to survive and thrive.

We’re asking the Mayor and City Council for a restoration of $65 million citywide in the operating budget to expand hours and services, and $1.4 billion in the capital budget citywide, over 10 years, to construct and maintain buildings.

Join us at a rally to speak out for libraries and say “We need six day service!” Bring your family and friends!

World’s Fair Anniversary Festival Sunday, June 7th

Head to Flushing Meadows Corona Park next Sunday, June 7 for a day of activities commemorating the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World Fairs.

The Parks Department will be holding tours of some of the historic sites, as well as displaying memorabilia.

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There will also be 50-cent rides on the historic carousel, puppet shows, face painting, and different cultural performances throughout the day.

Foods from around the world will be available for purchase, including Belgian waffles, first introduced to the U.S. at the 1964 World’s Fair.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.


Flag retirement ceremony this Saturday, 5/23

The Knights of Columbus will he holding a flag retirement ceremony this Memorial Day weekend. Bring any old flags in for a proper send-off, followed by a BBQ. The organization asks for a $5 donation, to be donated to the Council’s Charity Fund.

Doors open at 1PM at 163-16 Pidgeon Meadow Rd., Flushing, with the ceremony promptly taking place at 2PM, and the BBQ to follow.

For additional info, contact Freddie at (917) 577-7499, or AJ at (718) 930-7341.







Fight breaks out at Queens Center mall

A video has emerged on Facebook of what looks to be a brutal, multi-person fight which took place at Queens Center Mall. It’s not immediately clear when the fight took place, although the video was posted last Monday, May 11. We’ll update as we get more info.


Click here for the video, which, fair warning, includes some explicit language in the caption.


Job fair today at Flushing Medical Center

Community Prevention Alternatives for Families in Crisis will be hosting a job fair today from 1-4pm  at the Flushing Medical Center (146-01 45th Ave).
Recruiters will include, among others: NYPD, FDNY, Preferred Home Care of New York, H & R Block, Prudential Insurance Company, MetroPlus Health Plan, United States Tennis Association, HealthPlus Amerigroup, International Academic Alliance, Department of Youth and Community Development, Department of Homeland Security


The fair will be held in the 5th floor auditorium, which can be accessed via the Burling St. entrance.


For more info, contact Martha Flores-Vazquez, 718-909-4634, email: mfloresvazquez1@aol.com

Dance party at Flushing Town Hall

On Friday, May 8th, Global Mashup presents: PANAMA MEETS CAMEROON


We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage (Flushing Town Hall) with an open dance floor! Featuring Panamanian group Julian presenting the music of panama that made significant contributions to other genres like Cumbia, Punto and Saloma; and Cameroonian songstress Kaïssa for a unique blend of African, reggae, jazz, R&B and Makossa. Together these artists will create a unique evening of exciting music and culture and make an interesting cultural cocktail to enjoy. They’ll blend together with an impromptu jam in the last set.


Tickets: $15/$10 Members & Students



If you plan to travel to Flushing Flushing town Hall by car, LAZ parking garage is offering parking discounts to event goers.