The Path of Most Resistance: Public Space around Flushing Creek

Janes Walk


Led By Cody Herrmann AND Rebecca Pryor

“The Path of Most Resistance: Public Space around Flushing Creek” is a 2.5 mile guided tour led by artist Cody Herrmann alongside Guardians of Flushing Bay, and members of Flushing Anti Displacement Alliance and the Flushing for Equitable Development and Urban Planning (FED UP) Coalition. The walk will travel from downtown Flushing to Citi Field, and last up to 4 hours, covering topics related to local history, ecology, and current plans for development in downtown Flushing and Willets Point.

While examining the history of public space in the Flushing and Willets Point area, participants will learn about the impacts proposed developments around the area may have on local parkland, public space, and waterfront access. Registered attendees will receive gifts.

This walk is supported by Works on Water and Queens Council on the Arts.

This in-person guided tour will span 2.5 miles and last up to 4 hours. We will provide snacks, and time for a bathroom break in the middle of the tour. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and sunscreen if desired. The tour will take place on paved sidewalks, public plazas (both grassy and paved), and within parking lots. Sidewalks and paths may be crowded by parked cars or foot traffic. Wheelchairs may not be able to maneuver over grassy areas, and crowded plazas. Please reach out with specific questions about accessibility.
Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Sunday, May 7, 2023
1:00 PM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Queens
Theme: Advocacy, Environment
Language: English
Flushing Creek and the surrounding industrial area and expressway
View of Flushing River which is more historically known as Flushing Creek. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Atomische at English Wikipedia. Modifications: photo cropped.