Meeting on May 31st and Kissena Walk Information

Please join us at our next board meeting on Wednesday, May 31st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Flushing Hospital Boardroom, 5th Floor
146-01 45th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355

On the agenda we will discuss updates on the Parks Department’s plan to build our Meditation Garden. We will also plan work programs for 2017.

In case you missed it, recently we were mentioned in the New York Daily News:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/parks-dept-build-queens-healing-garden-support-cancer-care-article-1.3118463?cid=bitly

The article mentions that the Meditation Garden will open in 2019 with $600,000 generously funded by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Peter Koo. Credit was given to the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy for the idea.

The New York Daily News quotes Dorothy Lewandowski (Queens Borough Parks Commissioner) as saying, “The goal all along was to create an outdoor space that benefits patients and family where they can go to enjoy nature and get some respite from the hospital”.

We’re very excited about the progress of the Meditation Garden and will continue to work with the appropriate agencies until it is built. We are also working to build better paths within Kissena Corridor Park and linking the park to Kissena Park and Flushing Meadows Park. You can help us by signing this petition:

https://campaigns.transalt.org/petition/make-kissena-corridor-park-accessible-everyone-our-community

We are asking for a pathway similar to the Kissena Walk previously proposed:

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We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

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