133-43 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: (718) 939-5000
Fax: (718) 939-4000
Run by the non-profit Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, this building is home to exhibits, special events, opera, jazz and theater. Erected in 1864, Flushing Town Hall is a Romanesque Revival style building. It has long been a center of community life in the neighborhood, and the site of year-round cultural activities including art shows, concerts, educational programs and other community events. It is free to enter the building during normal business hours. Costs vary for exhibits and performances. Call or visit the Website for more information.
Within view of the LaGuardia Airport and Flushing Bay, Citi Field delights sports fans of all ages in its modern, forty thousand seat venue. Major League Baseball's New York Mets have called Citi Field home since 2009. Citi Field's tasteful architecture and improved infrastructure makes it a much more enjoyable place to take in a ballgame than their previous home, Shea Stadium. Bring the whole family and witness one of the greatest American sport pastimes.
The Young Men's Christian Association, more commonly known as the Y, is an organization devoted to proving wholesome entertainment for the youth. The Y at Flushing has programs geared towards different age groups, ranging from Pre-K to adolescents. The toddlers of the Queens area can here be just as involved as older children, what with the recreational options provided to them, of which yoga & language classes are just two. Usually surly & moody teenagers are here to engage in some kind of community based activity, be it sports programs like gymnastics & tennis, or programs aimed at enhancing their leadership skills. The Flushing branch is known particularly for its swimming programs.
The World Ice Arena is a great alternative if you wish to beat the crowds at the rinks around Central Park. The indoor arena is quite popular among kids as well as adults, who can be seen zipping past with ease. Their admission and rental rates are significantly lower than those in Manhattan, and the place can also be completely booked for private events. The rink is clean and well lit, adding to the overall experience.
Taste the World: Botanical Brew Fest will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Raise a glass and celebrate the 50th & 75th anniversaries of the New York World's Fair at this inaugural Brew Fest. Enjoy a selection of international and local craft beers plus food, tours and live music.
Since the demolition of the Shea Stadium in the year 2005, the open space created by it is used as parking for the close by Citi Field stadium and to host various open air events. In the past, the parking lot has been a venue for the Circo Mundial circus and celebrations during the New Years Eve.
There is more to Citi Field than just playing host to countless baseball games as the home of the New York Mets; even its parking lot is an attraction in its own right. With a capacity of more than 40,000 people, the parking lot offers over one million square feet (92903.412 square meters) of open space just waiting to be utilized. This space is perfect for outdoor events like concerts, carnivals, exhibitions and trade fairs.
Named after the legendary jazz great who lived a few blocks from the site, this stadium is now the No. 2 venue at the USTA National Tennis Center after the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The arena has played host to some of the most exciting moments in tennis history. After being refurbished, the stadium provides a more intimate experience for spectators but still retains its legendary appeal.
Arthur Ashe Jr. was the first African-American to win the U.S. Open Championship and Wimbledon, and the first to be included in the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1963. In 1988, he was diagnosed with AIDS. Today, his memory lives on with a memorial that he would have been proud of. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is a four-level structure featuring state-of-the-art broadcast and audio systems, 90 luxury suites, five restaurants, a two-level players' lounge, and individual seating for 22,547 fans.
Queens Theater is nestled in the sprawling Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the New York State Pavilion. Situated in the heart of the park near the Queens Museum, the Ice Skating Rink, and the World’s Fair Unisphere, it has a 472-seat main stage theater and a 90-seat experimental theater. The theater focuses on up-and-coming playwrights and taps into the diverse communities of Queens. Dramas, concerts, musicals, art festivals and other similar events are a regular feature here. Check website for details.
One of the most distinctive highlights of the College Point section of the New York City borough of Queens is the College Point Little League Building. Also referred to as the Firemen’s Hall, it is a monumental meeting hall, situated in the college point section. It boasts of being among the few remaining volunteer firemen’s halls in the entire New York City. It was constructed in 1906 on less than an acre, and depicts Queen Anne style of architecture. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 2000.
The Poppenhusen Institute that is now a thriving arts center was once the foremost institute to offer free preschool education. In 1980, this historical institute faced the threat of closure, but the community came together and saved it. It is now a center of arts and culture that hosts multitude of events throughout the year.