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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]