A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER IN LONG ISLAND CITY
RENEW QUEENS, the newest community development center in LIC, is seeking to offer services, programming, and events for children, youth, adults, seniors, and families throughout Western Queens. Established in the fall of 2016, Renew Queens was founded with the desire to see renewal brought to our neighborhood through initiatives centered upon educational and resourcing opportunities, practical life-stage and life-situation support, and community development through relational connection and networking opportunities for those who call Western Queens home.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2017
Annual Queens Easter Festival
The 2017 Queens Easter Festival drew nearly 3,000 individuals between our two locations in LIC on the waterfront, and in Queensbridge Park. This event was offered free to the community, and consisted of age-specific egg hunts, family games and booths, live children’s entertainment, and resourcing tables for local businesses, non-profits, and churches throughout western Queens to engage and partner with local residents.
Women of Queens
In partnership with “The Bridge” serving the whole of Queensbridge housing projects and the surrounding area, this course seeks to build up women as influencers by creating an accepting place for women to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope.
Young Lives: Teen Mom Support Group
We provided teen moms with a safe environment to dive deeper into the Bible, through a group called Campaigners. YoungLives leaders and young mothers come together and explore the intricacies of God's love while being encouraged to ask questions and take part in open discussions. While mommies are exploring scripture their babies are being cared for by childcare workers.
Teaching Artists Collective
This collective is made-up of local artists and teachers offering affordable classes for kids in voice, piano, percussion, guitar, theatre and dance.
On a weekly basis we offer our space as a free gathering place for those in the community longing to create relationship, find communities of support, and share best practices in raising kids here in the city.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Each session begins with a great meal, followed by a short talk or film looking at a different aspect of the Christian faith. After that, there is a time for open discussion in a friendly small group.
LIC Tech Breakfast
The LIC tech breakfast is a gathering of local tech entrepreneurs seeking to network, share best practices, offer resourcing and support and look for ways to partner for business development and community development alike.
Iron Apron Strings
An artistic evening featuring female artist's work inspired by the maternal lineage of Jesus. Visual art, performance art, and music came together to explore these fascinating, heartbreaking, and redemptive stories. All proceeds went in support of Younglives and our effort to support teen mothers in New York City.
An evening of live Jazz and delicious food celebrating international cuisine with Global Table NY.