The Flushing Quaker Meeting House on Northern Boulevard will be bustling with activity this weekend.
On May 5 and 6, the meeting house will host a Sacred Sites Open House, an initiative launched by New York Landmarks Conservancy for residents to experience the art and history of the city’s sacred sites.
The open house will feature a “Flushing Day” book talk, concert, and walking tour of the community. All of the events are free and open to the public, and are part of the “Flushing Fantastic” marketing campaign.
Here’s the breakdown of events you don’t want to miss:
- Saturday, May 5, 1-4pm: Author Joe DiStefano will talk about his new guidebook “111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss.” He’ll be joined by photographer Clay Williams and editor Karen Seiger for a discussion on what makes Flushing unique.
- Sunday, May 6, 1-4pm: Musical performance of spiritual songs by local musicians for the 2018 theme “Sacred Sounds and Settings,” featuring Farah Chandu and the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir.
- Sunday, May 6, 3-5pm: John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, will give a walking tour of downtown Flushing called “Flushing Fantastic: Past, Present and Future.” The tour will begin at the meetinghouse and end at Dumpling Galaxy.
- Guided tours of the Quaker Meeting House will be available throughout the weekend.