What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Enjoy some delicious variety of cheeses, finish (or start) your holiday shopping, take a photo with good ol’ Santa and do more at these events around Queens. Saturday, Dec. 5 The inaugural Great Northeast Cheese Fest will be held at Flushing Town Hall. Enjoy a diverse selection of cheeses from over 30 regional artisanal creameries […]

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Historic Flushing church that once played a role in freeing slaves slated for replacement
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A historic 19th-century Queens church that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad could be facing the wrecking ball as leaders in the Flushing congregation consider a proposal to replace the aging structure with a new sanctuary. The African Methodist Episcopal Church on Union Street dates back to the 1800s and today remains one of […]

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Local pol fights to gain national recognition of Flushing’s ties to religious freedom
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The right to religious freedom in America has its roots in Flushing, and now federal lawmakers want to preserve local buildings, including the John Bowne House, where that freedom was first established. Congress passed a bill that would require the federal government to maintain sites like the John Bowne House in Flushing that are associated with the […]

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House bill looks at Flushing’s connection to religious freedom
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There’s more than just tennis and the World’s Fair in Queens. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng wants to add the roots of American religious freedom to Queens’ list of accomplishments. A bill, sponsored by Meng, would require the government to look into funding Flushing sites like the Bowne House and Quaker Meetinghouse, according to the Library […]

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Rep. Meng wants Flushing gems added to National Park Service
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Federal park officials are supporting a bill by Congressmember Grace Meng that would make historic Flushing sites part of the National Park Service, the legislator said. The measure would require the Secretary of the Interior, who oversees federal parkland, to look into whether sites connected to the Flushing Remonstrance could be included in the national […]

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