week 5

Free Screening of H.O.M.E. by Queens based artist Daniel Maldonado in Kissena Corridor Park

    Thanks to Queens World Film Festival and the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association, this Thursday, August 11, you can see a free screening of H.O.M.E. by Queens based artist Daniel Maldonado in Kissena Corridor Park, winner of the QWFF Best Feature 2016! Kissena Corridor Park (Main St. and Elder Ave) at dusk! RSVP on Facebook + see more information bellow– H.O.M.E. by Daniel […]

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Chamber Discounts for Tech Bootcamp

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Monroe College are partnering to bring The Tech Boot Camp to downtown Flushing.  Members of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce are eligible for a $250 tuition discount! As you know, we live today in a global economy driven more and more by tech.  Significant job opportunities are expanding in the tech industry […]

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Slices of Life from Flushing to Mumbai: Four short films in Kissena Corridor Park

Thursday August 4, 2016, at dusk, marks the half way point of the summer series of free indie film screening in Flushing’s own Kissena Corridor Park (Main St. and Elder Ave.) presented by Queens World Film Festival and the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association. This week’s feature captures a glimpse of life across the globe; RSVP on Facebook + see more information bellow– Slices of […]

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Free Homeownership Workshop @ Flushing Chamber

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will host a free workshop on homeownership organized in partnership with East West Bank on Monday, August 8, 7pm, at the Chamber located at 39-01 Main Street, Suite 511, Flushing NY 11354.  The workshop is part of the Chamber’s “Financial Empowerment Academy,” an innovative community education program for local residents and entrepreneurs to learn […]

Flushing Night Out is back on July 29!

The second installment of Flushing’s outdoor night market features the theme ‘Beach Day.’ Visitors can enjoy a seaside inspired picnic on the beautiful grounds of the historic Flushing High School and enjoy live music performances featuring DJ BrokinPaper (Harrison Lee) and award-winning Sung Beats. Visitors at the market’s ‘DIY Village’ can express their creativity making paper plate jellyfish, flower leis, […]

Maple Playground Greenmarket Tote Bag Design Contest

CALL FOR DESIGNS! Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce launched a contest to create the design for a Maple Playground Greenmarket tote bag to be distributed to market patrons later this summer. Flushing community members of all ages are encouraged to submit a design (in JPG, PNG, or PDF files up to 12 x […]

week 3

Free Spanish Film Screening in Kissena Corridor Park

Come hang with your neighbors and enjoy a set of Spanish films in Kissena Corridor Park this Thursday night at dusk, July 28, part of a seven week series, brought to you by Queens World Film Festival and the Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Association. RSVP on Facebook + see more information bellow– Spanish Visions: Nine short films from Spain, Cuba, USA and Brazil with […]

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Flushing Chamber Helps Start First Greenmarket in Downtown Flushing

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered with GrowNYC to establish the first  Greenmarket in Downtown Flushing, Queens. The new Greenmarket is located adjacent to Maple Playground on the south-west corner of Maple Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, just two blocks from the Flushing Branch of the Queens Library on Main Street.  The new Greenmarket will be open every Wednesdays from […]

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“绿色市场”进驻法拉盛 安排会说中文的工作人员 有兴趣者也可以申请成为市场商家

【大纪元2016年07月21日讯】(大纪元记者林丹纽约报导)在大法拉盛商会的推动下,昨天(20日),由非营利组织GrowNYC主办的“绿色市场”(Greenmarket)进驻华人社区法拉盛,让居民在超市之外有了更多购买新鲜蔬果的选择。 “绿色市场”为居民提供由本地农场出产的新鲜、健康蔬菜;水果与乳制品,目前已超过40个露天市场遍布纽约市五大区。 法拉盛的露天“绿色市场”地点设于凯辛娜大道(Kissena Blvd)夹枫叶大道(Maple Ave)的枫叶球场(Maple Playground ),今年的摆设时间从昨天起至11月23日,逢周三上午8点到下午4点。 市议员顾雅明、大法拉盛商会主席西蒙(Simon Gerson)、大法拉盛商会执行主任崔容准(John Choe)、GrowNYC 绿色市场总监Michael Hurwitz、帝国蓝十字蓝盾健保总监Stella Aquino等人出席了昨天的开幕式。 Michael Hurwitz介绍,“绿色市场”供应本地出产的、有营养的食物,提供丰富的选择给居民,目标是向居民扩大供给新鲜、健康蔬果。“绿色市场”非常强调优质、有营养的水果、蔬菜及其它本地出产的食品,规定不得销售受到辐射和转基因的食品。 “绿色市场”除接受借记卡、信用卡在该市场消费外,还可以用粮食券换取折扣券(在粮食券上每扣5元,可换取2元的折扣券)。针对法拉盛华裔居民集中,“绿色市场”特别安排了华裔陈其森担任该法拉盛市场的经理以及会说中文的西人工作人员。 在昨天的开幕式上,记者看到绿色市场的蔬果品种丰富,有土豆、黄瓜、红色卷心菜、红葱头、黄皮洋葱、白洋葱、玉米、四季豆、羽衣甘蓝、生菜、红叶生菜、波士顿生菜、卷生菜、香菜、瑞士甜菜、葱、菠菜、胡萝卜、秋葵、青椒、椰菜、南瓜、意大利瓜等数十种蔬果,非常新鲜,价格适中。 顾雅明说,不少美国人喜吃速食餐,吃到身材变形,为了身体健康,应多吃新鲜的蔬果。他自己也在现场采购了4大袋的蔬果。 “绿色市场”还提供堆肥、示范烹饪等,并向公众宣导健康饮食、生活方式。蓝十字帝国蓝盾健保公司商业促进经理李芳表示,下周开始,他们将在此市场持续开展“正确饮食,正确生活”的宣导,派发宣传单张,教育民众怎样吃得健康。“五种颜色的蔬果,吃什么样的蔬果有什么营养,对身体哪方面好,是有学问的,希望民众多掌握这些知识,懂得健康的饮食。” 详情请查询:www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/queens/flushing 如果想成为绿色市场的供应商,也可登录http://www.grownyc.org/,填写申请表发送至info@greenmarket.grownyc.org。◇ Link to original article here.

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Flushing Greenmarket opened this week

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) helped announce the opening of the first Flushing Greenmarket Wednesday The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered with GrowNYC to bring locally grown products that will emphasize nutritious fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables sold will all be grown or produced within 250 miles of New York City. The Greenmarket will be located on […]