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Community to Launch Open Air Market at Bowne Playground (PS20)

GrowNYC Flushing Greenmarket Will Connect Residents with Fresh Fruit & Vegetables from Local Farms

GrowNYC and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to launch the 2022 season of the Flushing Greenmarket at a new location in front of Bowne Playground and Public School 20 on Sanford Avenue, between Union Street and Bowne Street, in downtown Flushing, Queens.

Operated by GrowNYC, the Flushing Greenmarket will be open every Wednesday from 8am to 3pm, from July 27 to November 23, 2022.  The Flushing Chamber partners with GrowNYC to promote the Greenmarket and coordinates programming with local businesses, cultural groups, and civic associations.

“We are delighted to re-open the GrowNYC Flushing Greenmarket for its 7th season,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, President and CEO of GrowNYC. “Providing all New Yorkers with access to the freshest, locally-grown fruits and vegetables is crucial for public health and central to GrowNYC’s mission; we’re grateful for our partnership with the Flushing Chamber who brings additional programming and support to the market.”

GrowNYC‘s Greenmarket works to preserve local farmland, while ensuring that New Yorkers have access to fresh, healthy food grown in our region. GrowNYC ensures product integrity: everything sold at its greenmarkets is 100 percent farmer grown, produced, caught, or foraged in the local region.  Farmers interested in selling their products at the Flushing Greenmarket can get more information and apply at grownyc.org.

The Flushing Chamber will curate programming at the greenmarket, promoting environmental education as well as activities that support community wellbeing and health. Alice Lee, Chair of the Chamber’s Advisory Board, will be coordinating monthly programming with local artists to showcase their talents and encourage more people to visit the market.

“As we fight the pandemic and get back on our feet, we’re happy to present another year of healthy food options and cultural programming at the Flushing Greenmarket,” said Alice Lee, Chairwoman of the Chamber’s Advisory Board. “We will be featuring the work of local artists to showcase their innovative work and to encourage more people to visit our business community.”

The Flushing Greenmarket was originally launched at Maple Playground in the summer of 2016 to improve our community’s quality of life by expanding access to nutritious, locally-grown food and to support programming that empowers all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.  Maple Playground is currently slated for renovation and will not be available this year.

Participating farmers include R & G Produce Vegetables from Goshen, New York.  Farmers accept cash, debit and credit cards, SNAP/EBT (food stamps), HealthFirst OTC cards (CC & LIP members only), WIC & Senior FMNP coupons as well as Health Bucks (Spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, get bonus $2 Health Buck, up to $10 per day). For updates throughout the season, visit the Flushing Greenmarket webpage or the Chamber’s Facebook page for up-to-date information on market activities throughout the season.

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Discuss the Future of our Community

Queens, often celebrated as one of the most diverse places in the world, is home to hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses — many hit hard by Covid-19.

Join Open House New York on Wednesday, June 17 at 4pm for Conversations on the City | John Choe: On Commerce to learn how the economic development efforts in one neighborhood, Flushing, are responding to this moment.

As the executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, John works every day to advocate for and mobilize a multicultural community of entrepreneurs, business owners, and civic leaders in one of the fastest-growing business districts in the United States. This conversation will explore how small business support and economic development is critical for the city’s recovery.

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Welcome Spring with Indian Folk Dance & Music!

The Hindu Temple Society invites the community to celebrate the Annual Holi Festival & Earth Day on Sunday, March 15, 2pm, at the Queens Museum

Let’s welcome Spring and celebrate the Holi festival with colorful
Indian folk dances and exciting music!

Come, join us at the Annual Holi Festival and Earth Day celebrations
of The Hindu Temple Society of North America!

Bring along your family and friends..

2:00 pm – March 15, 2020 (Sunday)
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368.

All are welcome!For further information please call the Temple at: (718) 460-8484 ext. 112 or visit: nyganeshtemple.org

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Caroling with Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Association

The Queensboro Hill Flushing Civic Association invites you to “Caroling: An Open Mic Event” on Monday, December 16, 2019, starting 5pm in front of the Flushing Community Library at 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355.  For more information, contact Maureen at 917-892-6565.

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Submit All Offers: NNN-Leased UPK/Daycare School Building in Flushing

New Asking Price $12,900,000 | Submit All Offers
Property Highlights
  • Newly constructed school in Flushing
  • NNN – Sale leaseback w. a 10 year term
  • Tenant has multiple locations with 20+ years of experience

Property Description

Cushman & Wakefield has been exclusively retained to arrange for the sale of 196-25 42nd Avenue, Flushing, NY. It is a newly constructed school with a Universal Pre-K (UPK) city contract in Flushing, Queens.

The building is located on the corner of 42nd Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard just north of Northern Boulevard. School was built in 2014 with 3 floors of classroom, lower level gym, music room and play area, and rooftop playground.  Ownership has been operating the school for the past 5 years and will sign a new 10 year NNN lease upon sale.

196-25 42nd Avenue is just blocks from the Auburndale-LIRR Station, multiple bus stops, and the Clearview Expressway.

Property inspections are by appointment only, please inquire within.
Property Interior Photos
Exclusive Broker Contacts
Stephen R. Preuss
Vice Chairman
+1 718 512 2118
Kevin Louie
+1 718 512 2627
Andreas Efthymiou
+1 718 512 2621
Denise Prevete
Senior Director
+1 718 512 2605
Rani Bendary
+1 718 512 2106
Kevin Schmitz
+1 718 512 2628
Charlie Dupont
+1 718 512 2602
William McGowan
+1 718 512 2631
118-35 Queens Boulevard, 14th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Main +1 718 275 3400
Fax +1 718 275 5478

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KissenaWay Black Friday Walking & Parks Tour

Looking to get outside and enjoy the outdoors on Black Friday?

Join Transportation Alternatives, Eastern Queens Greenway, Kissena Park Conservancy, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, and more for a FREE family-safe walking tour of the extensive park network in Eastern Queens.

This is our second #OptOutside Black Friday Walking Tour of the future Kissena Way. Get ready to burn off the Thanksgiving stuffing and make some new friends along the way.

We will begin the tour at 12 p.m. from right ourtside the Main Street entrance of the Queens Botanical Gardens (43-50 Main St), meander through the wood chip paths of Kissena Corridor Park, and finish the tour at the eastern end of Kissena Park.

The total route is a little less than two miles long. We will pepper the walk with breaks to highlight the beautiful park amenities. Bring a camera to capture New York’s late autumn foliage!

Expect an easy walk, accessible to all. Just make sure to bring comfortable shoes and be aware of small puddles and mud along the route.

RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/2762010967195468/

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