FLUSHING MEADOWS-CORONA PARK — This Friday, we’re taking the PIX11 Morning Show on the road to zipcode 11368.
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City. The borough is a patchwork of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity.
Queens is known for being a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. From the food to the music and dance — PIX11 is here to celebrate it!
SALSA IN QUEENS: This Queens local is bringing his community together with the power of salsa dance. His mission is to encourage acceptance — while teaching Astoria residents to have some fun along the way! To find out Salsa in Queens’ latest events, click here.
Video produced by Mike Lee and Elle Spektor
HOMETOWN HERO: The U.S. Open has been known to bring the biggest names in tennis to the courts in Queens.Dan Farber of the USTA carries out the legacy of Arthur Ashe, changing lives by bringing tennis and education to under resourced youth. The USTA hopes to give kids the skills to be great on and off the court, by providing college scholarships and financial grants. For more information, click here.
NEXT GENERATION OF TENNIS STARS: Looking to have your child become the next Serena Williams or Roger Federer? According to Chief Executive of Community Tennis, Craig Morris, they should start once they begin school. Starting early keeps them active and engaged with the game. Meet some of the youth of the Net Generation and who their favorite tennis players are.
NEIGHBORHOOD EATS: When you go to Queens, passing by two popular food spots is a must. We try some of the best foods from Leo’s Latticini and the popular, life-changing empanadas with their magic sauce!