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Sacred Sites Open House (May 19)

Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture This year’s Sacred Sites Open House takes place on the weekend of May 19 with the theme, Medieval to Modern: Celebrating New York’s Religious Art and Architecture, highlighting the [...]

Flushing Friends Cemetery

When English Quakers arrived in New Netherland in 1657, they were unwelcome among the Dutch but found acceptance in some of the English settlements on Long Island, especially at Flushing in present-day Queens. Soon many were holding Quaker meetings in their homes, [...]

History Revisited at Flushing Meeting

NYC Channel 5 broadcast a news report on the fantastic history of Flushing Meeting: The year is 1694, five years after the British passed the Toleration Act allowing some, but not all, religions that dissented from the Church of England to practice out in [...]

2014 Historic House Tour

On Sunday December 7th, the Flushing Friends’ Meeting House will be a stop on the 27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour in Queens. Sponsored by the Queens Historical Society, the tour is an opportunity to visit seven NYC Landmark sites, while celebrating the holiday [...]