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PHOTOS: Community gathers in Flushing for annual street fair

Sep. 19, 2023 By Bill Parry

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District (BID) held its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street and 40th Road on Saturday, Sept. 16, with dozens of vendors selling toys and clothes.

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Phhoto by Paul Frangipane

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Phhoto by Paul Frangipane

Other vendors sold a wide variety of food options including barbecue, fried chicken, bubble tea, tofu, Chinese baked goods, cotton candy cake, among other options. A DJ provided the entertainment while a balloon artist captivated the kids, many of whom were walking around with foam dragons from Flushing Bank.

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Photo by Paul Frangipane

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Photo by Paul Frangipane

“The annual Street Festival hosted by the Flushing BID is a great showcase for our neighborhood, introducing both local residents and visitors from other parts of New York City to our great restaurants and businesses, cultural organizations, and community groups,” Councilwoman Sandra Ung said. ‘I know the BID puts a lot of hard work into organizing this event, and year after year it continues to get bigger and better.”

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Photo by Paul Frangipane

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub BID hosted its 2023 Street Fair on Prince Street on Saturday, Sept. 16.Photo by Paul Frangipane

The nonprofit Flushing BID was formed in 2003 by property owners, businesses, residents and community leaders with a stake in the downtown Flushing community. It was the 45th BID to be created by New York City around the five boroughs.

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