Endorsement from the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy

We just want to thank the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy for publicly supporting our proposed Eastern Queens Greenway.  We are delighted to find like-minded community members who support a child-safe route between Flushing Meadow Park and Alley Pond Park.  The KCPC has been hard at work creating a new park where one has never existed before.  We appreciate their efforts in the community and we are proud to stand with them to make our neighborhood a little better.

Alice in Wonderland on Ice in Flushing, 2 days only!

Come out and enjoy a FUN, FREE, and Fantastical adventure down the rabbit hole with Alice and the cast in ALICE IN WONDERLAND ON ICE!  This weekend only – June 25th and 26th, at World Ice Arena in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park.  Public Skating to follow Saturday Night’s show, regular admission rates apply.

What: World Ice Arena and Knickerbocker Figure Skating Club Present Alice in Wonderland on Ice!
When: June 25th @ 6:30PM and June 26th @ 5PM!
Where: World Ice Arena, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Cost: FREE

The New York Hall of Science hosts Lego Brick Fest Live

From June 18June 26 the The New York Hall of Science is hosting Brick Fest Live.  Last year’s event looked pretty cool.  If you want to see some great mini-architecture or build some of your own, you should check this out.  It’s Free with NYSCI admission.
Monday – Friday; 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday; 10 am – 7 pm

The Hall of Science is right in the middle of Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.  Consider walking, jogging, or biking to the event or just hanging out in the park afterwards.  Exploring Queens Parks is a lot of fun and you never know what you’ll find.

 

 

 

 

Sign this petition to build a family safe path from Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to Alley Pond Park

The parks in Queens are some of the best in New York.  They give us a space to enjoy nature and spending time with each other.  But many of these parks have gaps that make it hard for families to travel between them.  Our one goal is make sure there is safe access for our neighbors to enjoy their beautiful public land.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/525/595/736/build-family-friendly-pedestrian-and-bike-connections-between-eastern-queens%E2%80%99-parks/

Please be an ambassador for us and invite your family and friends to help make change with one signature.

The Big Apple Circus Needs Our Help

Many of us who grew up in Queens or raised our kids here have fallen in love with the Big Apple Circus.  It’s tents have graced Cunningham Park for many years.  Now in it’s 38th season it’s struggling to pay the bills since corporate philanthropy hasn’t returned since the recession.  What many of us may not know is it’s outreach program, clown-care, which has 80 talented professionals conduct “clown rounds” one to five days a week, year-round, making nearly 225,000 visits to young patients at pediatric facilities.  Or that it’s program Vaudeville Caravan brings the uplifting power of the circus to delight the residents of nursing care facilities.  Or that it has unique performance for children and adults with vision or hearing impairments and other disabilities.  Or other programs like helping kids after school or tickets for disadvantaged children.

The Big Apple Circus has given great joy to Queens residents for many years in many ways.  It would be a shame for it to close now when there is so much magic left to with our community.

You can still buy tickets for Cunningham Park.  Remember children under 3 are free if they sit on the lap of a paid adult.

If you have the means and care about the work the Circus does, you can donate directly here.

Our Petition for Safe Passages Between Parks for Queens Families

We just created a petition to create the family-safe passages between parks that Queens deserves.  We hope that you can be an ambassador for this cause and help share the petition with your family, friends, and other like-minded neighbors.  Together we can increase the quality of life for residents by providing an environmentally friendly, healthy option to travel through our parkland and beyond.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/525/595/736/build-family-friendly-pedestrian-and-bike-connections-between-eastern-queens%E2%80%99-parks/

Thank you for the support!

Queens Botanical Garden Compost Site

Did you know that the that the Queens Botanical Garden teaches New Yorkers about urban farming, healthy soils and environmental stewardship?  If you want to know more about the entire food life cycle, from sustainable farming to composting, you should jog or cycle over, especially since they are partnering with the NYC Compost Project (funded by  the NYC Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability).   Sign up here to support the Gardens as you learn, helping with activities like harvesting, planting or composting.  It’s great weather to get your hands a little dirty.  The Queens Botanical Garden is located between Kissena and Flushing Meadows Parks, so you can enjoy traveling through some nature no matter which direction you’re coming from.