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Attention all summer fun-seeking readers! The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Flushing High School, a school celebrating its 140th anniversary, to bring the second, “Flushing Night Out” event to the local community. Although the event is expected to bring energy and vibrancy to the neighborhood, this joint effort spotlights Flushing High School, New York City’s oldest public secondary institution.

“Hosting and partnering with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is the beginning of what we believe to be a wonderful opportunity to open up the school to the community and provide a place to gather and celebrate the greatness of Flushing,” explained Tyee Chin, principal of Flushing High School. Like Chin, members of the Flushing community value camaraderie and community togetherness, which Flushing Night Out events will provide.

Once the home of refugees and African-Americans, Flushing today welcomes immigrants from many nations. Flushing is notably known as one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in New York City, and Flushing Night Out gives all residents a stage from which to showcase their heritages.

In 2015, Flushing Night Out became the community’s first downtown market and social event. In its second year, Flushing Night Out has expanded in multiple aspects and promises to be a great venue for food, fashion, music and entertainment. New vendors this year include House of Mac, Nguyen’s Kitchen and Lezzetli Ice Cream.

“Flushing has gone through a period of rapid transformation and development, and we should all be proud of how far we have come,” said Assemblyman Ron Kim. “Come and enjoy a fantastic and festive night out with your fellow New Yorkers.”

To financially support the event, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce has created a crowdfunding campaign through generosity.com for donations. By providing free admission and services, the sponsor allows attendees to enjoy the evening’s festivities, music and food without high costs.

This popular event has been held throughout July and this month, with the grand finale Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 35-01 Union Street in Flushing, Queens.