Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends will host the National Park Service as they update the community about the Flushing Remonstrance Special Resource Study.
The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Flushing Friends Meeting House, located at 137-16 Northern Boulevard in Flushing, New York to discuss the status of the ongoing Flushing Remonstrance Special Resource Study. This gathering is open to the public and is an opportunity for the community to ask questions and share insights on the study.
This meeting will take place at the Flushing Friends Meeting House, which has been used by Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends as a house of worship for more than three centuries. A national historic landmark protected under the New York City landmarks law, the meetinghouse is also listed on the National Register of Historical Places. For location and history see http://flushingfriends.org/history/ If you have never visited the interior of this building, here is an opportunity to enter one of a handful of 17th century landmarks in NYC.
The study, authorized by the United States Congress as part of Public Law 113-291, will help determine whether the resources related to the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance in 1657 would meet criteria for congressional designation as a unit of the National Park System. For more information on the study process and the criteria used to evaluate new national parklands please visit the following website: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/
About the Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends:
The Religious Society of Friends invites you to the Flushing Meetinghouse, the oldest house of worship in New York. Built in 1694, the Meetinghouse has been in continuous use by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and has an active congregation that works with the community to embrace peace and social justice. All are invited to worship at 11:00am and for guided tours and fellowship at 12pm every First Day (Sunday). The Meetinghouse hosts an interfaith breakfast every first Sunday of the month from 8:30am to 10:30am.
For more information, visit us at www.flushingfriends.org.