Please check back soon for upcoming events including a visioning session on a Woodside site and a street festival in LIC…
March 7, 2023: Queens Community Land Act Town Hall
The Queens Community Land Act Town Hall on Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 at 7pm, at P.S. 69 (77-02 37th Ave in Jackson Heights) was sponsored by us, Chhaya, NYCCLI, and the New Economy Project. Our co-sponsors were 89th Street Unidos, Hope Church Astoria, Ravenswood CLT, and the Housing Rights Project at CUNY Law. Take action!
May 14, 2022: Queensboro People’s Space Public Launch
On Saturday, May 14th at the DoE Building in LIC, we were joined by an incredible group of local Queens activists, non-profit organizations, small business leaders and city-wide CLT members who spoke in support of the Queensboro People’s Space.
We are immensely grateful to all who came and made the event such a success. Shout-out to New York City Community Land Initiative (NYCCLI) and land trust organizers from across the city who demonstrated there is a growing land justice movement. And much gratitude to our local NYC Council Members Julie Won, Shekar Krishnan and Tiffany Cabán who also spoke in support of our QPS project. We collaborated with the Street Vendor Project to give away dozens of free meals, heard fabulous freestyle from hip hop artist Eddie Krueger, and rallied the community around our collective vision for the Queensboro People’s Space.
Read more about the event in Patch.
Sept 18, 2021: Public Land in People’s Hands Community Festival
Thank you so much to the Justice For All Coalition, Ravenswood CLT, Connected Chef, Street Vendor Project, and Woodside on the Move as well as all of the amazing volunteers, musicians and artists who brought their energy, support and ideas to this celebration!
We gave away over 200 meals, had tons of insightful conversations and heard your vision for a collectively-owned and managed Department of Education building.
Jan 21, 2020: WQCLT First Public Meeting at Jacob Riis Center
It was great to have such an enthusiastic group of community members committed to a vision and structure of Western Queens that truly benefits us all!
We discussed the CLT’s vision for a community-led manufacturing, artists, and community space hub in the publicly-owned Department of Education building on the LIC waterfront. The meeting also featured an in depth presentation by professor James Defilippis’ grad students, who studied the DOE building for a semester.
We also shared other potential CLT sites in Western Queens, including residential units. Between the speakers, the questions, and the crowd, it couldn’t have been a more dynamic beginning to this endeavor.