The Church in NYC Semiannual Celebration – January 12, 2020


Date: Lord’s Day, January 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Queens College (Colden Auditorium)

We will have our semiannual celebration on Lord’s Day, January 12 at Colden Auditorium in Queens College. The Lord’s Table meeting will begin at 9:30 AM. Children’s Meeting will be held in the nearby buildings.

There will not be a meeting in any of the nine districts that morning. Please come to Queens College for this celebration gathering of the whole church together.



Children’s service will be available for the following age groups (please note that the locations are the same as our last gathering at Queens College, but the age groupings have changed):

(1) Pre-K and children ages 3 and 4 — Dining Hall Building, Patio Room
(2) Kindergarten through 5th grade — Rathaus Hall, 2nd floor classrooms

Registration will begin at 9:00 AM, half hour before the meeting.

Toddlers and Babies (ages 2 and under)

There is no child care for toddlers and babies. Parents are welcome to sit in the back of Colden Auditorium with their children. Strollers are allowed in the lobby but not inside the auditorium. Alternatively, parents can use an assigned classroom in Rathaus Hall. Please check with ushers for instructions.

6th and 7th Graders

Sixth and seventh graders will join the Lord’s Table in Colden Auditorium. After the table meeting, there will be further instructions about where they should go.

Maps of Queens College

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Shuttle service is being coordinated by the districts. Please check with the responsible brothers in your district for any special ride arrangements.


From Long Island and Points East: Take the LIE westbound; watch for QC signs. If you want on-campus parking, get off at Exit 23, turn left onto Main Street overpass. Watch for QC signs to Kupferberg parking.

From Manhattan and Points West: Take the LIE eastbound; watch for QC signs. Get off at Exit 24 (Kissena Boulevard). If you need the main gate, continue down the service road until the first traffic light (Kissena Boulevard). Make a right onto Kissena. If you want on-campus parking, watch for signs for Kupferberg parking as soon as you exit the LIE. Do not go to traffic light.

Approximate travel time from Midtown Manhattan: 30 minutes


Free parking is available in lots 15N and 15S, located directly across from the pedestrian entrance, between Reeves Avenue & the Horace Harding Expressway. Street parking is also available and free on Sundays; cars may be parked along Reeves Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway, and Kissena Blvd (please read parking signs carefully).




Via Flushing: Take the Long Island Railroad or the #7 subway to Main Street, Flushing. From Main Street, take the Q25, Q25-34, Q34 or Q17 bus.

Via Forest Hills: Take the E, F, G, or R subway to the 71st and Continental Avenue in Forest Hills. Take the exit marked “North side 70 Ave and 108 St.” At the corner, take the Q64 bus to Kissena Boulevard and Jewel Avenue. Stops one block south of campus.

Via Jamaica: Take the F subway to Parsons Boulevard or the LIRR to the Jamaica Station. From Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street or Hillside Avenue and Parsons Boulevard, take the Q25, Q25-34, or Q34 bus. From Hillside Avenue and either 169th or 179th Street, take the Q17 bus to the LIE and Kissena Boulevard.

Approximate travel time from Midtown Manhattan: 60 minutes


Q25-34 Runs from Main Street, Flushing (#7 subway and LIRR stations), along Kissena (stops at the main gate) and Parsons Boulevards to Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street (BMT and IND).

Q44 Runs from West Farms Square, Bronx (IRT) to Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica (LIRR station). Stops at Main Street and Melbourne Avenue, two blocks west of campus.

Q64 Runs from Continental Avenue, Forest Hills (IND), along Jewel Avenue to 164th Street. Stops one block from campus.

Q17 Runs from Main Street, Flushing (#7 subway and LIRR stations), to 165th Street terminal in Jamaica (passing the IND 179th Street station). Travels along Kissena Boulevard, LIE service road, 188th Street, and Hillside Avenue. Stops at Kissena and the LIE, two blocks from the main gate.

Q88 Runs from Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike along Springfield to 73rd Avenue; along (or west on) 73rd Avenue to 188th Street; along 188th Street to the LIE; along LIE service road to Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard. Stops at Kissena Boulevard and the LIE, two blocks from the main gate.

Approximate travel time from Midtown Manhattan: 60 minutes

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