Flushing BID Street Festival returns after two-year hiatus

The Flushing BID Street Festival returns on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Photo courtesy of Flushing BID)

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flushing BID’s annual street festival is returning on Saturday, Sept. 10, with live music, entertainment, shopping and savory food from local restaurants. 

The Flushing BID Street Festival will take place on 40th Road between Prince Street and Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The event is one of Queens’ major festivals with high attendance and neighborhood involvement. Residents as well as visitors from all over New York City are invited to partake in the festivities. 

“The Flushing Street Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year, attracting thousands of visitors to 40th Road to enjoy the performances, arts and crafts, unique items for sale and, of course, the great food,” said Councilwoman Sandra Ung, who attended a press conference on Friday, Aug. 26, to announce plans for the festival. “I want to thank the Flushing BID for hosting this free event for the community and turning it into an annual tradition.”

With over 25,000 attendees, the summer event provides an opportunity for visitors and residents to experience the unique aspects of Flushing and create marketing opportunities for businesses to showcase their product and services to consumers directly. 

(Photo via Twitter/Councilwoman Sandra Ung)

More than 40 vendors have signed up for the festival. The vendors include Mochiido (mochi donuts); Ding Ding (Malaysian homemade food); YiFang (fruit teas); Shanghai You Garden (Dim Sum); and Partea (sliders and fruit drinks). 

Currently, vendor registration is still open. Local merchants or businesses who are interested can contact the Flushing BID by phone at 718-888-1805 or by emailing sylviayu988@gmail.com.

This year’s Flushing BID Street Festival is sponsored by Flushing Bank, Emblem Health, TD Bank, SBT Advantage Bank, Hanover Bank, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital, Macy’s and the Shops at Skyview.