Tag: flushing-meadows-corona-park

Popular music station to host classical kids fair at Queens Theatre


Sep. 29, 2023 By Rachel Butler Classical music station WQXR 105.9 FM is heading to Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a classical kids fair on Sunday Oct. 8. The day will include live performances, an instrument “petting zoo,” dance and songwriting workshops, arts & crafts and more. Musicians from The Knights, the…
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MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park


Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict. “We are excited to partner with the MTA while The Wall That Heals is on display in Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Department of Veterans’ Services…
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Queens Night Market to open for fall season on Sept. 16


Sep. 12, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Night Market will be making its return to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sept. 16 for the fall season. It will be operating every Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight until Oct. 28, when the season concludes with a Halloween-themed event. The Queens Night Market has welcomed…
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MTA adding extra service on 7 line, Long Island Rail Road during U.S. Open

Aug. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) helped kickoff U.S. Open Fan Week on Aug. 21 at Corona Yard adjacent to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where the main draw gets underway from Monday, Aug. 28, and will run through Sunday,…
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Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park announces 2023 arts grant recipients

Aug. 14, 2023 By Bill Parry When St. Albans’ favorite son LL Cool J brought his Rock The Bells Festival to Forest Hills Stadium on Aug. 5, he was just over a mile away from where a unique eight-foot-tall bronze sculpture of him stood until recently in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Astoria-based sculptor Sherwin Banfield…
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USTA Open Fan Week returning with tennis, star-studded events and activities

Aug. 2, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed US Open Fan Week, a predominantly free week of activity, will begin with the start of the 2023 US Open Qualifying Tournament on Aug. 22 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  Each day of Fan Week will be anchored by a…
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Flushing Meadows Corona Park hosting Water Lantern Fest, volunteer clean-up with cast of ‘Wicked’ this weekend

Jul. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry Flushing Meadows Corona Park is hosting two unique events this weekend. On Saturday, July 8, the Water Lantern Festival will illuminate the night sky with the launch of hundreds of personalized lanterns carrying messages of hope, love, happiness, peace and connection on the Fountain of the Planets, the 6.5-acre…
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Amazin’ Mets Foundation, NYC Parks celebrate newly renovated baseball field at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jun. 28, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The Amazin’ Mets Foundation, along with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the LandTek Group, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 27 to celebrate the completion of renovations to Baseball Field 10 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The ribbon-cutting marked the completion of the renovation…
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Thousands participate in annual NYRR Queens 10K at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Jun. 23, 2023 By John Schilling Runners of all ages from New York City and beyond gathered in Flushing Meadows Corona Park bright and early on June 17 for the annual New York Road Runners 10K, a sold-out event featuring a 6.2-mile course throughout the park. “We had 11,000 adults that participated in the Queens…
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