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  350th Anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance Celebratory Events  

Celebratory Events for Decendants



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  1. Flushing Remonstrance Reception
  2. Descendants Lunchtime Gathering
  3. The Quaker Meeting House Tour
  4. Local Genealogical Research - The Long Island Room, Queens Library, Tour
  5. Other Celebratory Events (open to everyone!)
  6. How to be Included
  7. Where to Stay While in Town


The Flushing Remonstrance Reception

Thursday December 6, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street
Flushing , NY 11354
Phone: 718-661-1200

Celebrate your family’s participation in the stand for the liberty of conscience of all people living in Flushing in 1657. For more information about the Flushing Remonstrance. For further reading about the Flushing Remonstrance, historic Flushing, colonial New York or the Bowne Family, see our Bibliography .

The Queens Library at Flushing will exhibit the only known copy of The Flushing Remonstrance (1657) December 5, 2007 through January 7, 2008 thanks to the
New York State Archives.

Descendants Lunchtime Gathering

Friday, December 7, 2007 at 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Sheraton LaGuardia East
135-20 39th Avenue
Flushing NY 11354
Phone: 718-460-6666

Get acquainted with other descendants, exchange family information! You haven’t seen each other in centuries! You’ll also have a chance to meet some of Flushing ’s local business and civic leaders. This event is graciously hosted by the Sheraton LaGuardia East and the Flushing BID.

The Quaker Meeting House Tour

December 7, 2007 at 3:00-5:00 PM

137-16 Northern Blvd.
Flushing , NY 11354
Phone: 718-358-9636
Web: www.nyym.org/flushing

Visit the oldest Quaker Meeting House which was built in 1694 with the help of John Bowne and friends. For 30 years prior to its being erected, Quaker meetings were held at historic Bowne House every Sunday.

The distinguished guest speaker will be Professor Tabetha Garman of East Tennessee University. She is the author of "Designed For the Good of All: The Flushing Remonstrance and Religious Freedom in America" (2006), an outstanding treatise on the Flushing Remonstrance.

We will walk over to the Quaker Meeting House after the Descendants Lunchtime Gathering.

Local Genealogical Research
The Long Island Room, Queens Library Tour

Thursday December 6, 2007 at 11:30 AM

Saturday December 8, 2007 at 11:30 AM

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica , NY 11432
Phone: 718-990-0700
Web: www.queenslibrary.org

Take a guided tour of the Long Island Ro om. Space is limited to 8 people per tour. Please sign up as soon as possible!

If you are not able to be a part of the tour, you may still want to take a visit. With primary source material dating from the 17th century, the Long Island Ro om is a must for anyone researching their Long Island roots. Since 1912, it has collected, preserved, and made available a myriad of resources that document the social, economic, and political history of the four counties on Long Island - Kings ( Brooklyn ), Queens , Nassau , and Suffolk .

Another favorite, essential resource is the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Go to www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org for further details.

Other Celebratory Events

In addition to the above happenings, other events, open to everyone, have been planned to mark the 350th Anniversary of the Flushing Remonstrance.
Visit www.flushingremonstrance.info for listings and further information about these events.

For Descendants Only

You must be a Descendant of the Signers of the Flushing Remonstrance, or Bowne, Stuyvesant, Waldron lineage.

How to Be Included

Any descendant interested in joining please contact us. You need to submit

Names of All Attendees 
Mailing Address
Phone #
Your line of descent
Email addresses

NOTE: All attendees will be checked in at the Library reception and at Sheraton LaGuardia East. So please make sure to submit all names of your family members.

Where to Stay

The Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel, just blocks away from the library, is offering a specia l r ate of $149 for double occupancy, November 1, 2007 through January 31, 2008 . If you want to take advantage of the special rate, please call either Beatriz Merchan or Sylvia Ponce at the hotel; their information is below. You must mention that you are part of the Flushing Remonstrance celebration.

Beatriz Merchan 718-670-7413 or bmerchan@sheratonlaguardia.com

Silvia Ponce 718-670-7420 or sponce@sheratonlaguardia.com

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
135-20 39th Avenue
Flushing NY 11354

Go to www.sheratonlaguardia.com for more information about the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.