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For the 3rd year running QBFC joined Councilman Moya and local organizations like Iconic Sports Lab to give away turkeys and Thanksgiving groceries to neighbors in need. And this year was extra special as Queensboro FC II players joined in the volunteering, coming out on a rare day off from training to help out. The turkey giveaways were expanded to five events over three days and over 2,000 turkeys were given away.
Alianza de Futbol’s New York City Tournament was a massive hit this year. Nearly 1000 local players of various ages competed in tournaments in el torneo infantil y juvenil mas grande de Estados Unidos. Queensboro FC was honored to not only meet so many players and their families, but to have our scouts present next to scouts for teams like Club América, NE Revs, and more.
We support our runners! Sunday, Nov 7 we joined our partners at real estate firm Modern Spaces to cheer on marathon runners from near and far, and help others support their athletes too! Members of local running groups like Queens Distance Runners and Run Hustle Run were on our mind as we made a sign for QDR founder Kevin Montalvo (see photo), but so were runners from the world over. Modern Spaces & QBFC helped hundreds of people make creative signs of support for marathoners as they crossed into Queens before running over the Queensboro Bridge. Supporters young and old got creative with their signs and waved them all along Vernon Ave in LIC.
Joining the Jackson Heights Beautification Group as well as local high school students, we packed and prepared over 3,000 goodie bags to be given out to local children at the Jackson Heights Halloween Parade. The JHBG is a civic, environmental and arts organization for all the people in our diverse community and have been working in Queens since 1988. Also pictured are some of the local kiddos from the Halloween parade with Queensboro FC stickers.
We visited the Queens Night Market on their last night of the 2021. The Academy players who came got to try countless international bites at NYC’s premiere food experience, and we connected with QNM Founder John Wang to provide a QBFC Prize Pack to the one of the winners of their Halloween costume competition. Rachel H Smith won the “Most Queens Costume” dressing up as the 34th Ave Open Streets, and Rob McKay of the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) was there to present her with the prizes.
Festival of Lights! Diwali is the biggest holiday of the year in India, and the Indo-Carribean Community of Little Guyana in Richmond Hill hosted this 2021’s celebrations as it has for over 20 years. Music, dancing, henna and more filled out this lively festival hosted by the Divya Jyoti Association of New York. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps,” which are lit in honor of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good fortune. But it’s not just a Hindu holiday, it’s celebrated by Jains, Sikhs, Muslims and some Buddhists too. If you have never been to Little Guyana, go and see the colors and taste the flavors of one of Queens’ most vibrant neighborhoods!
The 75th Indian Independence Day was commemorated at the Gujarati Samaj of New York, located in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Food, speeches, prayers and song and dance made the day not just a commemoration but a vibrant celebration of culture, flavors, history and togetherness, and QBFC was honored to be invited to attend.
Per invitation of Ecuadorian Civic Committee President Oswaldo Guzman, our Ambassadors marched in one of NYC’s largest cultural celebrations, the Ecuadorian Cultural Pride Parade, greeting and handing out stickers to some of the over 10,000 onlookers. It was a gorgeous day and the perfect outing to meet new QBFC fans.
Elmhurst, Queens erupted in celebration as Argentina lifted their first major trophy in 28 years. QBFC was there to take part in the festivities and take pics too as the party went from Boca Junior’s Steakhouse to the streets in front of La Esquina Criolla. The passion was electric! This is Queens!
QBFC had a great time at Los Naranjaleños' Christmas party. Los Naranjaleños originated in the early 2000s. At first they were just one team, La Selección, the best of their group playing in other leagues in Flushing Meadows Park. But the community grew as more residents arrived from Naranjal. They decided to form their own league, organize their own events, and start giving back. Now Los Naranjaleños Unidos number over 300. They host events year-round and support not only their community in New York but back in Ecuador too.