Enjoy a $5 Gourmet Meal with Your Neighbors!

2017 Greater Flushing Soup This coming Earth Day, April 22, 2017, Queens residents have the opportunity to participate in Queens SOUP, a crowd-funded micro-granting community dinner, hosted by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Inspired by Detroit SOUP, the Chamber raised over $800 for neighborhood improvement projects in 2016 — this spring the program is expanding to fund projects from […]


Queens SOUP- Volunteers Needed

This coming Earth Day, April 22, 2017, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first ever Queens SOUP, a crowd-funded micro-granting community dinner that provides seed funding and promotional opportunities to help launch local projects bringing positive impacts to their community. We will be needing volunteers to help out during the event, if you are interested fill out […]


TODAY: Meet the Farmer (Sun, Mar 19, 2pm)!

Join us TODAY (Sunday, March 19, 2pm) to Meet the Farmer! Neighborhood residents and local farmers will launch the 2017 season of Flushing CSA at the “Meet the Farmer” community forum on Sunday, March 19, 2-4pm, at the Quaker Meetinghouse, located at 137-16 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, Queens.  Flushing CSA will also screen “Urban Farmers,” a documentary film by Rachel […]


Cody Ann Herrmann @ Queens SOUP

  Cody Ann Herrmann is the lead project coordinator for the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s Queens SOUP, a crowd-sourced community-dinner model to provide small grants to community projects and civic initiatives. She is a passionate New York City based community organizer with an interest in participatory design methods, public space, and local sustainable development. A long-time Flushing resident and […]

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(紐約.羊展恬3日報導)為協助紐約社團籌措經費,幫助法拉盛社區,大法拉盛西商會(The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce)將在10月16日舉辦一場名為「SOUP」的籌款餐會,民眾只需花5元錢就能幫助社團服務法拉盛社區。同時,該會也歡迎各社團提出良方來協助法拉盛發展。 大法拉盛西商會執行主任崔容準表示,這項籌款的概念來自於底特律,在2013年這個城市因經濟破產而衰敗不堪,當地居民為求生存發展而想出由社區草根性社團支持籌募經費下繼續推動地方建設,這次的「SOUP」活動,將是也是該會在紐約地區舉辦的第二年草根性籌款餐會,去年這項活動籌募了800多元經費,由Earth Citizens Organization(ECO)的社團以「認養法拉盛清潔街道計劃」(圖)奪標,並使用籌募的經費,自去年5月31日開始進行一週清潔街道計劃,將法拉盛市中心的羅斯福大道自緬街到友聯街兩旁的人行道及地鐵車站一帶,清掃的煥然一新。 該會表示,「愛心湯」籌款會當晚,將邀請4個社團代表出席,向支持餐會的人士說明社團將在社區推動的計劃,並由出席代表投票表決出最高票的社團,可獲得此次籌款的所有經費。凡針對法拉盛東北地區提出改進法拉盛地區方案的社團可在9月25日之前向大法拉盛西商會提出申請。 活動時間:10月16日下午4點,地點:法拉盛北方大道137之16號的貴格會所(Flushing Quaker Meeting House)。更多詳情可上網www.flushingchamber.nyc查詢。   Link to original article here.


Local Organization Aims to Improve Neighborhoods in Queens

A local organization is looking for projects to improve neighborhoods in Queens. The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce announced their second crowdfunding campaign Thursday. The SOUP microfunding program encourages people to take action for the changes they want to see in their neighborhoods. The winners from last spring promoted cleanliness on a block in downtown Flushing. Funding for the project […]


Flushing Chamber Sponsors “Adopt-A-Block” Cleanup

Flushing Earth Citizens celebrated the completion of their “Adopt-A-Block” pilot project to clean up the sidewalks on Roosevelt Avenue between Main and Union streets in downtown Flushing.  For seven days, from May 31 to June 6, local volunteers worked two-hour shifts in the mornings (7-9 am) and evenings (5:30-7:30 pm) on weekdays and in the afternoon (12-2p) on weekends. The […]

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Volunteers clean Flushing block

Flushing Earth Citizens completed its “Adopt-a-Block” pilot project — for which they cleaned up the sidewalks between Union and Main streets on Roosevelt Avenue — on Monday. Volunteers washed down recycling and trash receptacles, removed stickers and graffiti, swept sidewalks and scrubbed newspaper bins and post office boxes during two-hour shifts in the morning and evening for a week. “It […]


Flushing Chamber Launches SOUP

On April 15, the Greater Flushing Chamber launched its first micro-funding SOUP event. The purpose of the SOUP is to bring the community together and provide an opportunity to support local initiatives that serve our neighborhood. For a suggested $5 donation, guests received a potluck dinner and voted for a project that would potentially have the greatest impact in Flushing. […]


Flushing SOUP Program Funds Community Projects

Inspired by a similar program in Detroit, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce kicked off a micro-granting effort at a crowd-funded community dinner last week that supported projects to help the neighborhood . Held at the Flushing Meetinghouse at 137-16 Northern Blvd. April 15, the SOUP community dinner was based on a grassroots model created in Detroit after the city […]