Free Outdoor Movie Night

The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, the Asian American International Film Festival, and the Flushing BID present a full day of entertainment, including Asian American short films and a musical performance by Eric G. Date: Saturday, August 1st, 2015 Time: 11:00AM-9:00PM Location: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Program 11:00am to 5:00pm - Asian American short films at the Boardroom West (BR Level) 6:30pm - Live performance from Eric G, a Filipino-American Pop/R&B artist influenced by the likes of Michael Jackson. He is a singer-songwriter and producer known for his his catchy melodies and soul rock-infused beats. Find out more about Eric G on his website: 8:00pm - O


Draw, Paint, Write A Poem Or A Story — Get Creative And Celebrate Chinese Culture Through Your Artwork! Use your imagination to show us what the Dragon Boat Festival means to you. We’ll display your art at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Chinatown and the Flushing BID office. Plus, everyone who takes part has a chance to win prizes! Artwork submission begins July 15, 2015, and ends August 15, 2015. Drawing Contest Flyer - English Drawing Contest Flyer - Chinese Contest Entry Form Personal Release Form Drawing Template

Amendments to the NYC Health Code

Effective Saturday, August 8th, new amendments (Article 81) to the New York City Health Code will be put on place. These new rules will have a significant effect on the operation of restaurants and other food service establishments in Flushing. Click here for the full text. A summary of the major changes can be found below: Identification tags are required for scallops when they are sold live in their shells, or when they are sold with their roe. (§81.04) Exotic game meats are required to be inspected and acquired from commercially regulated sources. (§81.04) Juice products prepared in a shop need to have warnings stating that it hasn’t been produced in a manner that prevents, reduces, or

Mayor de Blasio Signs "Fair Chance Act"

On June 29th, 2015, Mayor de Blasio signed eight bills into law, including the Fair Chance Act (Intro 318-A). This act prohibits businesses from asking about one's criminal record on a job application and using it to discriminate against people with records of arrest when hiring new employees. However, certain businesses and city agencies which require background checks, such as the Police Department, Fire Department, and Department of Correction, would be exempt from this new law. “Today, we ‘ban the box’ in New York City. This bill opens the door to jobs for New Yorkers who have already paid their debt to society, rather than condemning them to a grim economic future. Now, all applicants

2015 Flushing BID Photo Contest

Show us Downtown Flushing through your eyes! Our 2015 photo contest is well underway, and we are looking forward to receiving even more stunning photos of our neighborhood. Prizes: 1st place: iPad 2nd place: iPad mini 3rd place: iPod Please email your entries to us at The last day to submit your entries in October 1, 2015. See below for more information and the registration form. The registration form also includes the judging criteria. Flyer. Registration Form.

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