Post Tagged with: "Flushing Meadows Corona Park"

The Queens International Night Market returns to the New York Hall of Science next month with more than 300 vendors offering diverse and exotic cuisine from around the world. (Photo courtesy of John Wang via Times Ledger)

Int’l Night Market Returns to Queens

Food, Queens March 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Flushing Post and Times Ledger write about the forthcoming season of the Queens International Night Market, opening April 21.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

Rendering of Queens Night Market (from

Chinese Lawyer Eyes a ‘Night Market’ in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, Queens March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Kamarr (Photo via Greek News)

Greek Magician at World’s Fair Returns 50 Years Later

Culture, Queens, Western European May 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Decades after his magic shows at the World’s Fair in 1964, Kamarr will go back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park as part of the 105th Annual Salute to Magic, reports Greek News.

For Cinco de Mayo – which commemorates the Battle of Puebla, fought on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico – several major events will be held in New York under the watchful eye of the NYPD and increased security measures.

Security Looms Over Cinco de Mayo Festivities

Crime, Culture, Latino May 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

In light of the tragedy of the Boston Marathon, big events this weekend like the Cinco de Mayo celebrations and the Long Island Marathon, will see increased security measures, reports El Diario-La Prensa, which provides advice on staying clear of trouble.

Players play a game in a makeshift soccer field at Flushing Meadows Park. (Photo by larryrrr, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Plans for Flushing Meadows Park Kick Off without Latino Players

Latino, Opinion, Queens, Sports April 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Latino soccer fans and players are being excluded from the ongoing debate on the proposed construction of a soccer stadium and tennis courts in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. A Queens Latino editorial says the debate should include those who use the park the most.


Willets Point Community Faces off with Developers

Environment, Housing, In the News, Queens January 31, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Plans for hotels and shopping centers by CitiField and surrounding Willets Point has riled community advocates and immigrants, who met with contractors and representatives to question the lack of priority for affordable housing, reports Queens Latino.

From left, John Ferrera, Jack Friedman, Inga Juan Jose Peralta and Brett Lashbrook. Photo by Javier Castano via Queens Latino

Some Latino Businesses in Queens Support Controversial Stadium

In the News, Latino, Queens, Sports January 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Latino businesses in Queens support the construction of a soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, arguing that the location’s proximity to a large soccer-loving Latino population would boost business and create jobs. But opponents believe it will destroy the park.

Nepalese Walk in Queens to Help Homeland

Nepalese Walk in Queens to Help Homeland

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian December 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

The growing Nepalese community in New York defied the cold on a recent morning for the city’s first “Walk for Nepal” benefit at Flushing Meadow-Corona Park.

Local families hold protest signs against proposals. (Photo by Megan Montalvo via Queens Tribune)

Residents Against Stadiums, Mall at Flushing Meadows Park

Economy, Queens September 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Hundreds of Queens residents, upset that the city is considering various development proposals that could bring a shopping mall, two stadiums and two parking garages to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, gathered at a local church last week to voice their opposition.

Las Buenas Amigas (Photo via EDLP)

LGBT-Friendly Soccer Team Promotes Tolerance in Latino Community

LGBTQ, Sports August 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

El Diario La Prensa profiles a women’s soccer team that plays in Flushing Meadows Park, organized by an LGBT organization that works in the Latino community.

(Photo via EDLP)

Frustrated Soccer and Cricket Players Ousted By U.S Open

Health, Queens August 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Latino soccer players are depressed by the decision of the New York City Parks Department that people cannot use Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the US open 2012, El Diario La Prensa reported.

A monk dabs paint on the eyes of the dragon's head at the prow of the boat, awakening the dragon spirit within it.  (Photo by Aidan Gardiner/DNAinfo)

Photo Finish: Waking a Dragon

Culture July 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

DNAinfo’s Aiden Gardiner photographed and wrote up the opening event to the 22nd annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Central Park yesterday, in which the spirits of the dragon boats were “awakened.”

From the left, Jaime Lucero, the priest, and Carmelo Maceda observing the dances in Casa Puebla. (Photo by Javier Castaño/Queens Latino)

Not Just for Mexicans: Cinco de Mayo Festival Seeks to Unite Latinos

Culture, Latino April 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a Latino organization hopes that an annual celebration at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens will bring together not just Mexicans, but all Latinos.