Maker Faire organizers claim that simultaneously held festival featuring Kanye West is a ‘poorly planned mega concert’
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The organizers of Maker Faire, a county fair that encourages students to engage with technology and crafts, are concerned with the addition of 30,000 to 50,000 people that will descend upon Flushing Meadows Corona Park as part of The Meadows Festival. The Meadows Festival, a music and art event headlined by Kanye West and The Weeknd, will take […]

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Kanye West, The Weeknd to headline The Meadows Festival at Citi Field
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The organizers of Governor’s Ball, the three-day festival held on Randall’s Island, announced that they will be bringing another festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in October. The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will take place at Citi Field on Oct. 1 and 2 with headliners such as Kanye West, The Weeknd and Chance the […]

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Queens will be running 10K and 5K races at Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Saturday
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Lace up those running shoes, Queens! A new event is being added to the fully sold-out New York Road Runner Queens 10K. Runners can now participate also in a 5K on Saturday, June 18. The 5K, which however is too at its capacity, is expected to draw 1,000 runners. The signature 10K race is expected to […]

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Queens is home to the largest tree in a city park and some of the most diverse plant life
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New York City is sometimes referred to as a “concrete jungle,” but a study by the Natural Areas Conservancy found that the five boroughs are much greener than many may think. The study found that Queens specifically has 7,482 acres of public parkland and 2,157 acres consist of forests, grasslands and wetlands. The borough is also home […]

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Free solar mobile charging stations are coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this spring
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As part of its “Wi-Fi in the Parks” program, AT&T and the Parks Department will install charging stations in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and extend the program for an additional five years. The program was started in 2011 to add Wi-Fi to public parks and is responsible for 8.6 million connections. After New Yorkers experienced power and connection issues during […]

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