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Queens
Considered to be the most culturally diverse community in the world, Queens is the largest of the City's five boroughs. It has sports arenas, parks, two airports, and nearly every type of ethnic food you can imagine. The 7 line was named a Heritage Trail by the Smithsonian because of the area's great diversity.

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Corona
Once a primarily Italian neighborhood, Corona was named for the Italian word for "crown."

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
100-01 Northern Blvd
Named for the famous poet and writer, the largest circulating Black Heritage collection in New York City is part of the Queens Borough Public Library system and offers cultural programs including film and video festivals, musical concerts, art exhibitions and gallery openings, and literature/poetry readings. 
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
34-56 107 St
Museum dedicated to the beloved jazz artist, author, and film star "Satchmo." Cultural programs include guided tours, exhibits, presentations, and concerts. The archives are open by appointment.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park

 

There is so much to see and do that you should allow several hours for your visit. A former swamp, the area became the site of the 1939 World's Fair and later the World's Fair in 1964. Many of the park's attractions date back to the 1964 fair.

Unisphere, "The Rocket Thrower"
Both structures were created by sculptor Donald Delue for the 1964 Fair and symbolized the Space Age. In the summer, fountains near the Unisphere are turned on.
Queens Theater in the Park
Located in the New York State Pavilion, which is another example of a remaining structure from the 1964 fair. It is now recognized for its annual cultural festivals as well as complete theater and dance seasons.
Meadow Lake
You can boat, fish, sail, or simply watch the ducks from a new seating area and promenade at the 84-acre man-made body of water. Small boats can be rented at the Boat Basin in the summer. The annual Dragon Boat Festival sails through every August

Column of Jerash
Originally erected in 120 AD by Romans in the ancient Jordanian city of Jerash, the 30-foot high marble pillar was a gift from King Hussein of Jordan for the 1964 Fair.

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