Queens: a diverse community!!

December 17, 2007

The county of Queens is one of the original counties in New York City. It was created on November 1st, 1683. Not many people know what to do or where to go in Queens because it’s a fairly huge borough. However, it was literally three times it’s present size and it extended all the way into Nassau and Suffolk. Originally governed by the Dutch, Queens became ultimately “English” when the British took over in 1664. Queens is known for its many neighborhoods, diverse communities and original foods. Some of the neighborhoods you can find are:

  • Astoria (good food and Hookah/Shisha)
  • Bay Terrace (visit the Bay Terrace Shopping Mall or go to the movies)
  • College Point (movies, shopping and more)
  • Douglaston (just a long stroll in a park might be good enough)
  • East Elmhurst (diverse foods and much more including the popular Queens Center Mall)
  • Flushing (good Asian food and home of the annual US Open, Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
  • Jamaica Estates (known for some of the nicest houses in Queens)
  • Jamaica Avenue (shopping and more shopping)
  • Roosevelt Avenue (food and one of the hugest Indian and Mexican communities along with tons of shopping.
  • …and much more

Here are some events you can attend in and around Queens:

Kwanzaa Crafts: Adults create African-American traditional crafts
Monday, December 17 at 6:00pm
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard in Rooms A&B
718-661-1223

– A Christmas Carol Holiday Performance
December 21 – December 22
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing
www.flushingtownhall.org

– Holiday Beaded Ornaments. A Crafts Workshop for Adults
Saturday, December 22 at 3:00pm
Queens Library
Whitestone Branch, 151-10 14 Road

718-767-8010

– Hands-on-History: Winter Holidays
Saturday, December 22 from 1:00pm- 3:00pm
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Rufus King Park, 150th Street & Jamaica Avenue
718-206-0545
www.nycgovparks.org

– FINAH MISA KULE: VOICE OF THE KING PRESENTED BY BANDENYA
December 28, 2007, 8pm
Badenya
Community United Methodist Church 81-10 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights
Reservations 888 286 5557
www.badenya.org

– College Roundtable
December 29 from 10-2

Epsilon Pi Omega, the Queens
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
144-04 Rockaway Blvd. South Ozone Park
718-479-0279

Along with some awesome things to do, you can also visit some awesome places. For example;

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