10 Things to Do in Fresh Meadows That You Shouldn't Miss

September 9, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Fresh Meadows is a residential neighborhood in the northeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. Fresh Meadows is located in the south part of Flushing and is bordered to the north by the Fresh Meadows Playground and Horace Harding Expressway, to the west by South Flushing and the sub-neighborhood of Hillcrest, to the east by Cunningham Park, and to the south by Union Turnpike and St. John's University. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 8 and is served by the United States Postal Service as ZIP codes 11365 and 11366.
Restaurants in Fresh Meadows

1. US Open

Flushing Meadow Corona Park, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, NY 11368 +1 718-760-6363
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 166 reviews

US Open

Each year in the week before and after Labor Day, all eyes in the tennis world are on the USA for the prestigious US Open tournament. The last of the four major international events in professional tennis, the stakes are high, particularly if any home court players or teams are closing in on a 'Grand Slam' win at all four events. Ticket prices run up into the thousands for the most coveted seats, but for a die-hard fan, it is worth it for the chance to see the top athletes in the sport up close.

Reviewed By Reyanne S

No Roger Federer but had a wonderful time. Staff were helpful, beautiful grounds and lots to see and explore.
Merchandise were limited as most sold out before...
Transport to and from was easy with the subway! Good food and drinks!
I'll be back in 2018 to see Roger!

2. AMC Loews Fresh Meadows

19002 Horace Harding Expy, Fresh Meadows Shopping Center, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365-2717 +1 888-262-4386
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

AMC Loews Fresh Meadows

Reviewed By tdmstory - RICHMOND HILL

I've been Going to this theatre for close to 25 years and the one consistent great thing has always been their popcorn. I can now also include with this love of their popcorn are the incredibly comfortable seats and staff. I left my cell phone in the theatre last Sunday and one of the staff members turned in my phone, called my cousin and home number to let me know that it had been found and where to pick it up. Great service! Thank you.

3. Louis Armstrong House Museum

3456 107th St, Corona, NY 11368-1226 +1 718-478-8274
Excellent
79%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 153 reviews

Louis Armstrong House Museum

The legacy of the legendary jazz instrumentalist and vocalist, Louis Armstrong, is preserved at this Queens museum.

Reviewed By Samiha A - Brooklyn, New York

Visiting this museum was a very sweet and informative experience. A guided tour (offered in Spanish, too) is required, but will give you a very intimate glance into Armstrong and his wife Lucille's life in their humble house. From original furniture to audio recordings of the couple themselves telling stories of each room, you'll feel like you're walking around the home of a really cool relative that you really like.

4. Long Island Rail Road

Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 195 reviews

Long Island Rail Road

Reviewed By Adam D - Perth, Australia

Decided to take the LIRR from Jamaica to Midtown rather than subway. This was around 20-25 minutes quicker. When buying a ticket at Jamaica just look for the green machines with white tracks. Here you can buy a combined airtrain and LIRR metrocard for a one off journey. This ticket will get you to Penn Station from where you can walk, bus, cab or subway to your hotel. If you plan to later use the subway you will have to buy a seperate metrocard as they are two different systems, confusing I know! Easy journey with room for luggage which cut out the traffic. $12.50 each off peak.

5. Cinemart Cinemas

10603 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375-6739 +1 718-261-2043
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Cinemart Cinemas

Reviewed By Donald S - New York City, New York

This is a fairly small neighborhood theater. It was renovated not long ago and offers comfortable leather recliners with a lot of space between rows. If you can get the front row, go for it. It is like being in a private theater. The restroom are clean. Typical movie goer fare. It is located on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills near a wide variety of coffee shops and restaurants. The theater does not have parking so you may have to hunt around a bit. Plan on a two block walk since there is more parking at that distance from Metropolitan - especially to the south. Very reasonable prices as well.

6. Alley Pond Environmental Center

22806 Northern Blvd, Douglaston, NY 11362-1096 +1 718-229-4000
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Alley Pond Environmental Center

A great place for kids where toddlers get hands-on experience with various animals and discover nature trails.

Reviewed By abuben

I have been here twice. On Northern Blvd, it is easy to find, and the parking lot is spacious. The first time my son and I went there after we dined at Mizumi, a Japanese buffet restaurant, across the street. We played mini-golf ($5 for kids and $6.5 for adults) and then learned how to hit the ball, whose price was rather reasonable. Today we went there for a special event catering to Chinese. It was said that the Korean owner wanted to attract more Chinese. They provided free lesson and even free drinks and Korean snacks. Many people showed up. One Taiwanese professional golfer taught the basics. It was a good overview. We then learned how to putt and how to hit. My entire family had found it very helpful and enjoyable. We were told that this place would be under renovation for about half a year. We will return.

7. Fort Totten

Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY 11359
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Fort Totten

Reviewed By AsISeeThem - New York

I've been here twice in the past week and really enjoyed walking around looking at the old buildings. Unfortunately, some of the old buildings didn't receive any upkeep and are collapsing.

There are softball & soccer fields, people jogging. I didn't see any dogs, don't know if they're prohibited.

All in all, a good place to stroll around, have a picnic or sit on a bench and look out over the water.

8. Queens County Farm Museum

7350 Little Neck Pkwy, Floral Park, NY 11004-1129 +1 718-347-3276
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Queens County Farm Museum

New York's oldest working farm was saved by local residents and is now a city and national landmark.

Reviewed By Andrew K - Jersey City, New Jersey

My wife and I have accompanied our son and daughter-in-law, and 1 1/2-year-old grandson here now twice, for a Pow-Wow and for child-centered event. Parking charge each time: $40 (!) based on number of adults in the car and age of child. At the Pow-Wow, there were plenty of food and merchandise stalls and free entertainment -- a great time was had by all. At the childrens' event, we were surprised that most attractions were extra-charge -- like $4 for one time around the pony ride, which took about two minutes. My wife and I skipped the petting zoo, too, because of the extra charges, and, with my bad back, there was nowhere nearby to sit. Picnic tables in a couple of specific spots near food trucks were all filled. No benches, at all, anywhere in the park, and not a lot of shady areas -- it's a farm, after all. So, great for the kids, not so great for grandparents.

9. The Centurion Lounge

LaGuardia Airport, Terminal B, 3rd floor, East Elmhurst, NY 11371
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

The Centurion Lounge

Reviewed By oceanpalace - Dallas, Texas

Located in the same pre-security Terminal B area as that terminal's food court, you navigate to the 2nd floor and then take the elevator one more up to the 3rd floor. This actually helps weed out the riff-raff. Entry is free for Platinum and Centurion Amex members; fee-based for all other Amex card holders.

Once inside, you are offered complimentary gourmet food and alcohol / wine / coffee / tea / cappucino / latte. The food entrees are excellent - for this month of September there was tender fried chicken and pork tenderloin.

The seating areas offer a very nice oasis from the hectic hustle/bustle of the airport. This is especially valued during the seemingly-never-ending LGA construction. You will really be able to de-stress here for however long you would like to stay.

Free WiFi, and large TV screens along one of the walkways. Note that this is not a large lounge, and can get crowded during peak times.

10. Citi Field

123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368-1617 +1 718-507-8499
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citi Field

Reviewed By Peter F - Staten Island, New York

I am a Yankee fan but I must admit, Citifield is a great structure and in some ways better than the new Yankee stadium. They have great seating and wonderful food vendors. Go Mets?

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