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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

SOUP Crowd Funding Program

Mark your calendar, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new program to be held on April 15! It includes a community dinner + crowd-funding event. For a $5 donation, attendees gain access to a potluck dinner where they will eat, learn, and vote for one of four projects they think will have the largest positive impact on the […]