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Afrikan Poetry Theatre

176-03 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

718-523-3312

http://www.afrikanpoetrytheatre.org

For Thirty-four years The Afrikan Poetry Theatre recognizes that their experience has indeed had a very broad worldwide African community outreach, in the true spirit of Pan Africanism. They have

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Alley Pond Environmental Center

228-06 Northern Blvd, Douglaston

718-229-4000

http://www.alleypond.com/

Alley Pond Park is more than 655 acres of trees, water marshes, meadows, hills, and trails. It occupies part of a terminal moraine that was formed by a glacier roughly

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Artistrun Gallery

3631 22nd St., Long Island City

718-806-1136

http://www.artistrungallery.com

The ArtistRun gallery is an artist owned and run gallery in Long Island City in Queens, the most vibrant and diverse borough in NYC. ArtistRun was founded with the belief

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Astoria Park and Pool

Astoria Park, Shore Blvd, Astoria NY 11105

718-626-8621

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/astoria-park

Astoria Park offers shoreline access to the East River, views of Manhattan and Randall’s Island, an outdoor pool, and multiple recreational activities, lying below two bridges, the Robert F. Kennedy

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Astoria Performing Arts Center

30-44 Crescent St. Astoria, NY 11101

718-393-7505

http://www.apacny.org

Founded in 2001, the Astoria Performing Arts Center strives to provide high-quality theater and support local youth and senior citizens. Recently, the center received 21 New York Innovative Theatre Award

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Atlas Park

80-00 Cooper Avenue, Glendale

718-326-3300

http://www.shopatlaspark.com

Atlas Park opened April 2006 in Glendale, near Middle Village and Forest Hills. With more high-end stores and an outdoor oval (or village square) layout, the mall is ground-breaking for

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Bayside Historical Society

208 Totten Avenue, Bayside

718-352-1548

http://www.baysidehistorical.org

Founded in 1964, the Bayside Historical Society advocates for preservation and protection of the area's historical spots. The society maintains two landmarked properties: the Officer's Club at Fort Totten Park,

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Black Spectrum Theater

Baisley Blvd & 177th St Queens, NY 11434

718-723-1800

http://www.blackspectrum.com

The Black Spectrum Theatre Company produces and presents works relating to the African Diaspora with an emphasis on the African-American and Caribbean- American experience. Roughly 20,000 people attend events at

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Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing

718-507-8499

http://www.mets.com

Citi Field is home to the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Finished in 2009, the stadium has the capacity for about 42,000 spectators in a stadium that was

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Cunningham Park

Grand Central Pkwy, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

718-217-6452

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/cunninghampark

Cunningham Park is about 360 acres in total, but it features a 240-acre wildlife preserve consisting of real forest habitat, vernal pools, and kettle ponds. The area has countless sports

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Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs

11-03 45th Avenue, Long Island City

 

718-937-6317

http://www.dorsky.org

DCGP presents four independently-curated exhibitions each year at our Long Island City, NY location. We have two usable exhibition spaces:  Our 1,200 square foot main exhibition space features twenty-foot ceilings

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368

718-760-6565

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fmcp

Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the fourth biggest public space in New York City. With 898 acres it is 55 acres larger than Central Park in Manhattan, and it hosts

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Flushing Quaker Meeting House

137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing

718-358-9636

http://flushingfriends.org

The Friends Meeting House was built in 1694. It is the first house of worship in Flushing and New York City's oldest structure in continuous use for religious purposes. It

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Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing

718-463-7700

http://www.flushingtownhall.org

Built in 1862 and designated a landmark in 1967, Flushing Town Hall once served as a civic hub but has evolved into the dynamic cultural venue presenting high-quality, award-winning performing

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Flux Factory

39-31 29th Street, Long Island City

718-707-3362

http://www.fluxfactory.org

The mission of Flux Factory is to support innovative and collaborative art works. It is thus primarily an incubation and laboratory space for works that are in dialogue with the

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Forest Hills Stadium

1 Tennis Pl, Queens, NY 11375

http://www.foresthillsstadium.com

Built in 1923 to host the U.S. Open’s center court matches in conjunction with the nearby West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills Stadium had its first heyday in

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Forest Park

8001 Myrtle Ave, Flushing, NY 11385

718-235-0815

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forest-park

Thanks in large part to a glacier that passed through about 20,000 years ago, today's Forest Park is a windy and hilly 538 acres with natural hiking and horse-riding paths

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Fort Totten Park

422 Weaver Ave, Bayside, NY 11359

718-352-4793

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forttotten

Fort Totten Park is actually a preserved Civil War fortress that became a working U.S. Army installation and now provides space for the United States Army Reserve. With over 60

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Gantry Plaza State Park

47th Road at Center Blvd Long Island City, NY‎ 11101

718-786-6385

http://www.queenswest.com/gantrypark

Gantry Plaza State Park covers 12 acres of shoreline on the borough's Western coast. With the East River and Midtown Manhattan to the immediate west, the park contains playing fields,

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Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

Klapper Hall, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367

718-997-4747

http://www.qc.cuny.edu/godwin_ternbach

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum is a professional not-for-profit art institution situated on the Flushing, Queens campus of Queens College, the City University of New York. A comprehensive permanent collection of 3,500

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Greater Astoria Historical Society

35-20 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

718-278-0700

http://astorialic.org/

Chartered in 1985, the Greater Astoria Historical Society is a never-ending source of guest speakers, tour guides, slide presentations, and rental space. The nonprofit runs the gamut between preserving and

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Greek Cultural Center, Inc.

26-80 30th Street, Queens, NY 11102

718-726-7329

http://greekculturalcenter.org/

The Greek Cultural Center is a stage for music, theater, dance, puppetry, and educational workshops. Founded in 1974, it strives to bring the wonders of Greek and Greek-American culture to

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Green Space

37-24 24th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

718-956-3037

http://www.greenspacestudio.org/index.html

Responding to the need for professional rehearsal space in the New York metropolitan area, Valerie Green and Dance Entropy, Inc., opened Green Space in November 2005. Located in Long Island

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Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives

222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364

718-281-5770

http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/khrca

The Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center & Archives uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and

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Jacob Riis Park

157 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Queens 11694

718-318-4300

http://www.nyharborparks.org/visit/jari.html

Home to a restored art deco bathhouse, a pitch-and-putt golf course, ball courts, boardwalks and a mile-long stretch of swimmable ocean, Jacob Riis Park is one of New York City's

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Jamaica Bay, Broad Channel, NY 11693

718-318-4340

http://nyharborparks.org/visit/jaba.html

The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge -- part of Gateway National Recreation Area -- is the only wildlife refuge in the national park system The refuge's 9,155 acres contain diverse habitats including

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Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

161-04 Jamaica Ave Jamaica, NY 11432

718-658-7400

http://www.jcal.org

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is a 37-year-old multidisciplinary urban arts center located in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. More than 25,000 people of all ages and

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John Bowne House

37-01 Bowne St, Flushing, NY 11354

718-359-0528

http://www.BowneHouse.org

John Bowne (1627-1695) was an English immigrant who came to New York when it was Dutch control and called "New Netherlands." He became a pioneer in the fights for religious

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Juniper Valley Park

Juniper Valley Park Middle Village, NY 11379

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/junipervalleypark

Juniper Valley Park stretches over more than 55 acres in the heavily residential Middle Village neighborhood. It offers space for baseball, basketball, bocce, football, handball, soccer, tennis, and track. It was

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King Manor Museum

150-03 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica, NY 11432

718-206-0545

http://www.kingmanor.org

Rufus King (1755-1827) was the youngest signer of the United States Constitution, a senator, an ambassador to Great Britain, and a candidate for president. He was also a leader in

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Knockdown Center

52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

347-915-5615

http://knockdown.center

Knockdown Center is an art center and event space dedicated to cross-disciplinary projects and collaborations. Visit our century-old building for cutting edge programming in visual arts, performance, and

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Kupferberg Center for the Arts

65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367

718-793-8080

http://kupferbergcenter.org

Located on the Queens College campus, the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts encompasses three venues: the acoustically perfect LeFrak Concert Hall, which can hold about 500 guests; the Colden

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LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

718-482-5151

http://www.laguardiaperformingarts.com

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center's Mainstage Theatre seats 740 guests on a single level plus up to 12 guests in a wheelchair section. The center's Little Theatre features a raised,

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Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center

100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY 11368

718-651-1100

http://www.queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?page_id=44&branch_id=Lh

Features: Two story building with a lower level and outdoor courtyard. Children's Room Black Heritage Research Room Homework Assistance Program Room Climate controlled vault for archival and preservation materials and storage of the Langston Hughes

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Lewis H. Latimer House Museum

34-41 137th St. Flushing, NY 11354

718-961-8585

http://www.latimerhouse.org/

Lewis Howard Latimer (1848–1928) was an African-American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon filaments ushered in the age of electric light. He also drafted the patent drawings for Alexander Graham

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Louis Armstrong House Museum

34-56 107th St Queens, NY 11368

718-478-8274

http://www.louisarmstronghouse.org

Louis Daniel Armstrong (1901–1971) was one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time. Often called "Satchmo," he rose to prominence in the 1920s due mostly to his cornet

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MoMA / P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center

22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

718-433-4807

http://www.momaps1.org

Put simply, MoMA PS1 displays some of the world's best contemporary art. The museum strives to be a Mecca for emerging artists and genres, presenting more than 50 exhibitions a

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Museum of the Moving Image

36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106

718-777-6888

http://www.movingimage.us

The Museum of the Moving Image offers multimedia exhibits on just about every aspect of film, movies, television, internet, cartoons, and even video games. The Sumner M. Redstone Theater and

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New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St. Flushing, NY 11368

718-699-0005

http://nysci.org/

Built as part of the 1964 World's Fair, the New York Hall of Science is a popular destination for local school groups, featuring an estimated 450 hands-on exhibits and a

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New York Irish Center

1040 Jackson Avenue Long Island City 11101

718-482-0909

http://www.newyorkirishcenter.org/index.cfm

The New York Irish Center is a community center in Long Island City, where a warm welcome awaits the Irish in the region and, in true Irish spirit, all those

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Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St Queens, NY 11355

718-886-3800

http://www.queensbotanical.org

A converted and relocated remnant of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, the Queens Botanical Garden consists of almost 40 acres of trees, shrubs and rose, bee, herb, and flower

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Queens Council on the Arts

37-11 35th Avenue Astoria, NY 11101

347-505-3010

http://www.queenscouncilarts.org

The Queens Council on the Arts was established in 1966 by various leaders of the cultural community under the guidance of Jeanne Dale Katz, whose daughter, Melinda Katz, is the

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Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Pkwy, Queens, NY11004

718-347-3276

http://www.queensfarm.org

The Queens County Farm Museum is New York City's largest remaining farmland with more than 47 acres. In operation since 1697, it also the city's only working historical farm with

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Queens Historical Society (Kingsland Homestead)

143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

718-939-0647

http://www.queenshistoricalsociety.org/kingsland.html

The Kingsland Homestead was built in 1785 by original resident Charles Doughty, the son of a wealthy Quaker. The two-story estate became "Kingsland" after Doughty's son-in-law Joseph King, a British

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Queens Museum

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Flushing, NY 11368

718-592-9700

http://www.queensmuseum.org

The Queens Museum re-opened in 2013 after a $69 million renovation that created 50,000 more square feet, extra galleries, studios for resident artists, and a new, gorgeous sky-lit atrium. The museum

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Queens Theatre

14 United Nations Ave S, Corona, NY 11368

718-760-0064

http://www.queenstheatre.org

Queens Theatre includes an intimate setting with 464 seats in its main stage, an 80-seat black box space and a 75-chair cabaret. The theater presents about 300 performances a year

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Queens Zoo

53-51 111th St. Flushing, NY 11368

718-271-1500

http://www.queenszoo.com

Spread out over 11 acres, the Queens Zoo is home to more than 75 species of animals, all of which are indigenous to the Americas. The zoo, which is open

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Queensborough Performing Arts Center

Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364

718-631-6311

http://www.visitqpac.org

The Queensborough Performing Arts Center features a proscenium theater with 875 seats, a chorus section, and a Steinway concert piano. The center created the Professional Performing Arts Series to bring

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Queensbridge Park

40-12 Vernon Blvd, Queens, NY 11101

718-784-4668‎

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/Q104/

This park is named for the nearby Queensboro Bridge, which is also known as the Queensbridge or 59th Street Bridge. The 1960s band Simon and Garfunkel made the bridge famous

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Resobox

41-26 27th Street Long Island City 11101

718-784-3680‎

http://resobox.com/

The place where people who are conversant with, dedicated to, and influenced by Japanese arts can gather, create innovative arts through the collaborative process and disseminate them to the world.

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Resorts World Casino New York City

110-00 Rockaway Blvd. South Ozone Park, NY 11420

888-888-8801

http://www.rwnewyork.com

Resorts World Casino New York City is the first and only casino within the five boroughs. The property boosts more than 5,500 slots and electronic table games including

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Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk

90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard Far Rockaway, NY 11693

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockawaybeach

One of New York City's most popular summer destinations, the entire beach encompasses more than 170 acres of sun and sand, and every bit of it is put to good

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Sculpture Center

44-19 Purves Street Long Island City, NY 11101

718-361-1750

http://www.sculpture-center.org

The SculptureCenter exhibits experimental and innovative work by more than 40 international artists annually in a cavernous converted trolley repair shop. Featured sculptors range from internationally recognized stars to emerging

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Socrates Sculpture Park

32-01 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11106

718-956-1819

http://www.socratessculpturepark.org

Socrates Sculpture Center is New York City's only public area dedicated to giving artists the chance to exhibit large-scale creations. Huge banners stand beside enormous statues or long, winding pieces.

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Thalia Hispanic Theatre

41-17 Greenpoint Ave. Sunnyside, NY 11104

718-729-3880

http://www.thaliatheatre.org

The borough's only bilingual Latino venue, Thalía Spanish Theatre is dedicated to promoting and preserving the heritage of Hispanic drama. Founded in 1977 by Cuban actress/director Silvia Brito, Thalía specializes

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The Astoria Bookshop

31-29 31st St Astoria, NY 11106

718-278-2665

http://astoriabookshop.com/

The Astoria Bookshop is a general interest independent bookstore in the heart of Astoria. It has books for readers of all ages, and offer a busy schedule of in-store events,

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The Chocolate Factory Theater

5-49 49th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

718-482-7069

http://www.chocolatefactorytheater.org

The OBIE and Bessie Award-winning Chocolate Factory Theater is a leading incubator for experimental performance. The 5,000-square-foot facility is home to work emphasizing multi-disciplinary collaboration combining movement, music, video, and

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The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11106

718-204-7088

http://www.noguchi.org

The Noguchi Museum was designed by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi in 1985. As to be expected, the two-story, 24,000-square-foot, 12-gallery space exhibits his sculptures, furniture designs, architectural models, and drawings.

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The Poppenhusen Institute

114-04 14th Road College Point, NY 11356

718-358-0067

http://www.poppenhuseninstitute.org

In 1868, Conrad Poppenhusen, an immigrant from Germany's Hamburg, built the institute with the specific charter that the four-story edifice be used to improve individuals' job skills or recreational/cultural awareness,

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The Secret Theatre

4402 23rd Street Long Island City, NY 11101

http://www.secrettheatre.com

The Secret Theatre is a custom built, extremely busy venue with a resident company. The main stage has about 100 seats and regularly hosts drama, musicals, dance, opera, video, camps,

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Topaz Arts

55-03 39th Avenue Woodside, NY 11377

718-505-0440

http://www.topazarts.org/

TOPAZ ARTS provides public programs in contemporary performance and visual arts. Facilitating new works, TOPAZ ARTS offers affordable space rental, technical support, gallery showings and residency opportunities, assisting hundreds of

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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Flushing Meadows – Corona Park Flushing, NY 11368

718-760-6200

http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/National-Tennis-Center/National Tennis Center

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the largest public tennis facility in the world. It's also the home of the annual U.S. Open, the biggest of the

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Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

1820 Flushing Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385

718-456-1776

http://www.onderdonkhouse.org

The oldest Dutch-American farmhouse in New York City. This house was built by Paulus Vander Ende, a Dutch farmer, in about 1709. The smaller wooden wing was erected much later.

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Voelker Orth Museum

149-19 38th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354

718-359-6227

http://www.vomuseum.org/index.html

In 1881, German immigrant Conrad Voelcker, who ran a printing business with his brother, built his dream house in Flushing. He loved his garden. And so did his daughter, Theresa

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World’s Fair Marina

1 Marina Rd, Flushing, NY 11368

https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/marinas/13

Operated by the NYC Parks Department, the World's Fair Marina is a public water facility with a promenade located along Flushing Bay. It is separated from Citi Field

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York College Performing Arts Center

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11451

718-262-2281

http://www.york.cuny.edu/centers-institutes/performing-arts/performing-arts-center

One of the Finest State-of-the-Art facilities in New York City, the York College Performing Arts Center is the perfect setting for productions of any size or scope. The College features a

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