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May 2021 Membership Update


President  Liz Nacinovich
Immediate Past President  Kevin Morris
Vice President  Janet McCreesh
Vice President Elisa Bellere
Treasurer  Karen Barbieri
Recording Secretary Dennis Occhino
Corresponding Secretary Kurt Nickel
Member  Dianne Arfsten
Member  Erin Carrozzo


We are pleased to welcome Erin Carrozzo to the BFHA Board. Martha Pirone has decided to retire from her position on the board and Erin has agreed to fill the vacant position. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Martha’s many years of service and dedication to the BFHA and the community, as a whole. We will miss her, but we are heartened to know that she will still be an active member of the BFHA.

May is a beautiful month in Broadway Flushing. The flowers and trees are in bloom and the lawns are lush and green. It has been a tradition for the BFHA to spotlight 10 homes in the neighborhood for maintaining a beautiful front garden. This year the BFHA presented each winner with a certificate and a garden flag. Thank you to Fran Varon for her hard work and dedication to the BFHA and the community. Thank you to all the homeowners that won this year, and to all of our neighbors who are also deserving of this distinction. There’s always next year….

You can see a slide show of the winning gardens by clicking here.


Our General Membership Meeting that took place on Thursday, May 20 via Zoom was chockful of information, but the highlight of the evening was a “Meet & Greet” session with six of the candidates for City Council for District 19. If you missed the meeting, you can view it through the following link:

Meeting link

Access Passcode:  d*P8dewy

We were unable to hold a Q & A session with the candidates at that time, but we asked the candidates to supply us with their contact information so that anyone with any questions can get the answers that they are looking for before primary day (June 22, 2021). The following is a list of contact information as supplied by the candidates:

Tony Avella:
Tony Avella for NYC
telephone 718-762-0235
email: tonyavellafornyc@gmail.com
website: tonyavellafornyc.com
facebook: /tonyavellafornyc

Richard Lee:
Website: www.richardle.nyc
Phone: (929) 450-7751
Campaign Email: richardleeforcitycouncil@gmail.com
Personal Email: rich.lee09@gmail.com

Austin Shafran:

Frank Spangenberg
email – FriendsOfFrankSpangenberg@gmail.com
cell phone – 917-747-1871

REMINDER: This year the city will be implementing “Ranked Choice Voting”. If you would like more information about this procedure, please go to this website for a short tutorial:
Rank the vote NYC


Our next General Membership meeting will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30pm. Senator John Liu has already been scheduled to join us. We hope to hold this meeting in person. Check you inbox for all the details in the fall.


The Vic Vincent Group presents “A Musical History Tour of Rock & Roll Doo-Wop & Pop.” Hosted by The Bowne Park Civic Association & Broadway Flushing Homeowners’ Association and Sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone at 2-4:00 PM on Sunday, June 27, 2021 in Bowne Park – Please bring chairs or blankets. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled.

The BFHA still has a number of facemasks available for distribution to our members. Please email us at INFO@BroadwayFlushing.org to make a request.

Order a plaque for your home or as a gift for your neighbor. If you would like to order a plaque, please visit our website and select “Order a Plaque” This will take you directly to the manufacturer who has given a 10% discount for all Broadway-Flushing Plaques. If you need help installing your plaque reach out to us because we know who the “handy” neighbors are and they would love to help you!


If you have not yet sent in your dues, now would be a great time to do so. You can do this by clicking below, or go to www.broadwayflushing.org/membership-application. We accept Paypal. Remember, there is strength in numbers!

Pay your dues here

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