Post Tagged with: "Diversity Plaza"

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

Candlelight vigil at Diversity Plaza. (Photos by Dipika Shrestha for Voices of NY)

Remembering Nepal’s Earthquake

Environment, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian April 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

People gathered in Queens to remember the victims of the earthquake which devastated Nepal two years ago.

Buddhist lamas cited a special prayer at the birthday celebration for Buddha. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for QNS)

A Birthday Celebration for Buddha in Queens

Asian, Queens, Religion May 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Some 500 Buddhists came out to Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights in honor of the 2,560th birthday of Lord Gautama Buddha, reports QNS.

(Photo via Jackson Heights Post)

Diversity Plaza to Be Officially Named

Immigration, Queens May 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights will receive its official designation this weekend, Jackson Heights Post reports.

Marching through Jackson Heights (Photo from Desis Rising Up & Moving's Twitter page via News India Times)

Bangladeshi Street Vendors in Jackson Heights Speak Up on May Day

Business, Labor, Queens, South Asian May 3, 2016 at 5:14 pm

At a May Day rally in Diversity Plaza, Bangladeshi street vendors railed against the Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association, reports News India Times.

Young celebrants at the Pohela Boishakh festivities in Jackson Heights on April 14. (Photos by Aantaki Raisa for Voices of NY)

Bengali New Year Marked in Queens

Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Traditions, Voices' Picks April 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

Celebrants gathered in Diversity Plaza in Queens to mark Pohela Boishakh, the Bengali New Year.

Poonam Dass, 18, a member of Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) and a DACA recipient, said, "A 'Hate-Free Zone' does not happen without the people in this crowd, in this neighborhood, in this city. The times we are living in now demand we work as communities to love and protect each other."

Jackson Heights March in Defense of Immigrants

Latino, LGBTQ, Muslim, Queens, South Asian December 5, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Roosevelt Avenue was the epicenter of an anti-Trump march attended by hundreds protesting racism, sexism, discrimination and attacks against people of color, Queens Latino reports.

From left to right: Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, First Lady Chirlane McCray, Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp, and Shazia Kausar, one of the “geniuses who had the insight to help put together Diversity Plaza,” as Council member Daniel Dromm said. (Photo via video by Mohsin Zaheer)

Chirlane McCray Brings ThriveNYC to Diversity Plaza

Health, Queens, Video October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

Council member Daniel Dromm lauds the visibility of Diversity Plaza as Chirlane McCray and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett stop by to promote their mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.

(Photo by Rahima Nasa via Open City)

Bangladeshi Theater Troupe Addresses Trauma

Culture, Queens, South Asian, Women, Youth October 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

A group of young Bangladeshi-American women use folk theater to open up dialogue about trauma in their community, reports Open City.

A Vigil for Nepalese Killed in Afghanistan

A Vigil for Nepalese Killed in Afghanistan

Queens, South Asian June 27, 2016 at 3:34 pm

A vigil was held at Diversity Plaza for the 13 Nepalese security guards who died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

The South Asian community held a discussion, followed by a vigil, on the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S. (Photo via News India Times)

A South Asian Vigil for Charleston

African American, Queens, South Asian July 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Nearly 150 members of the South Asian community gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights to discuss the Charleston shooting and racial violence in the U.S., from an immigrant perspective, reports News India Times.

DOT's David Breen, right, shows residents the Department of Transportation’s plans, created after months of considering community input, of a portion of the Diversity Plaza redesign. (Photo by Cristina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

A Redesign for Diversity Plaza

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens May 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.

Participants at Jackson Heights' Diversity Plaza Monday evening May 3 for a prayer honoring victims of the Nepal earthquake. (Photo by Cristina Schreil for Queens Chronicle)

Tibetans in NY Remember Earthquake Victims

Environment, Queens, South Asian May 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Tibetans from the NY area attended a prayer vigil for victims of the April 25 earthquake centered in Nepal, which also affected neighboring Tibet, reports Queens Chronicle.

Bringing Immigrants Together in Public Spaces

Bringing Immigrants Together in Public Spaces

Government, Immigration, New York June 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

The city’s Department of Transportation has partnered with communities to build 44 open public plazas that have been a particular boon in immigrant neighborhoods, reports Gotham Gazette.

A voter casts his sample ballot at Diversity Plaza on Election Day. (Photo from United Neighborhood Houses's Facebook page )

Legal Immigrants Cast Votes in ‘Mock Election’

Demographics, Elections 2013, Immigration November 14, 2013 at 1:32 pm

At a mock election in Jackson Heights on Election Day, legal immigrants cast their votes with the hope that next Election Day, they’ll be doing it for real.