LaGuardia Community Greenway Launches 2024 Season of Free Activities for Queens Community

LaGuardia Community Greenway Launches 2024 Season of Free Activities for Queens Community

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (May 13, 2024) — The Queens community is invited to participate in a series of free events hosted by LaGuardia Community College/CUNY from May 1 through October 30.

The series of culturally diverse, informative, and entertaining programs are part of the LaGuardia Community Greenway, a collaborative effort to create a new open space for Long Island City, and LaGuardia’s 33,000 students and faculty. The Greenway, located on 29th Street, stretching from Skillman Avenue to 47th Avenue, is temporarily being converted into an open space for the community to gather, engage and enjoy.

“With collaboration from New York City’s Open Streets and the Department of Transportation, LaGuardia is dedicating a series of live music, activities and programming to invite the community to learn about our college, engage with neighbors, and enjoy the urban sanctuary we’re calling the LaGuardia Community Greenway,” said Kenneth Adams, President of LaGuardia Community College. “These events support our college’s mission to serve the Queens community and all New Yorkers.”

LaGuardia kicked off the 2024 Greenway season with a Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 1, which included free tacos, live music, dancers and a variety of games and activities. Upcoming events at the Greenway include:

Updates and details for future Greenway events can be found on the LaGuardia Community Greenway website.

The Greenway began as a pilot program in 2022, organized by the President’s Society Environment Program. More than 1,000 people enjoyed the pop-up Greenway. The success of the pop-up Greenway inspired the LaGuardia community to partner with New York City’s Open Streets program to bring back the LaGuardia Community Greenway with a series of days filled with events and activities that reflect our community’s diversity, culture, and spirit. LaGuardia envisions reclaiming public streets to create a space that is sustainable and positively impacts the physical and mental health of the community and environment.

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LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC), a Hispanic-Serving Institution, located in Long Island City, Queens offers more than 50 degrees and certificates, and more than 65 continuing education programs to educate New Yorkers seeking new skills and careers. As an institution of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his advocacy of underserved populations. Since 1971, LaGuardia’s academic programs and support services have advanced the socioeconomic mobility of students while providing them with access to a high quality, affordable college education.


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