Dec. 13, 2017 By Tara Law
Queens residents are invited to share their ideas as to how Flushing Meadows-Corona Park could be improved at a holiday-themed forum this Sunday.
The Community Advisory Board for Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a park advocacy group, will host its first open house Sunday where it will lead a public dialogue on topics such as park beautification, sustainability, public art, recycling and maintenance.
The event will take place at the New York Hall of Science and free food will be provided courtesy of a number of food vendors.
The event is part of the newly-formed group’s mission to solicit public feedback.
The organization was created in 2015 to represent the public as a liaison between the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park (a public-private partnership), the Parks Department and public officials. The organization advocates for park programming, restoration, maintenance and improvement.
John Wang, who chairs the board and is the founder of the Queens Nights Market, said that the group is looking for feedback and to increase the organization’s profile.
Wang said that his experience with the Night Market, which brings together well-known food vendors in the park, demonstrates the importance of the park to the community.
The 897-acre park is the largest park in Queens and the fourth largest park in New York City.
“It’s a necessity for us,” Wang said. “There’s not much open space in New York City, or in Queens. We depend upon the park.”
The event will take place in the New York Hall of Science’s Viscusi Gallery on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 47-01 111th Street.
Guests will be treated to free food from Queens Night Market vendors including Panda Cafe, Dawa’s, Tropical Revival, Tania’s Kitchen, Paulista Avenue Bakery, MumsKitchensNYC, Empanada Shop and Petree Bakery.
Complimentary beer from SingleCut Beersmiths and wine from The Vine Collective will be served.
Those who wish to attend must RSVP. To do so, click here.