The city is home to The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. It has one of the largest collections of African-American literature and artwork in America. The Black Heritage Reference Center, which is part of this, offers a remarkable 30,000 volumes about culture as well as videos, paintings and more. Nearby neighbor Corona can give visitors a taste of the jazz era with the Louis Armstrong House Museum. See where this legendary musician and his wife lived out their golden years there. Also not far from East Elmhurst, the Italian-American Museum boasts beautiful exhibitions from master artists.
Play in the Parks
To be thought of as the state that never sleeps, New York has quite a lot of parks, and East Elmhurst is no exception. Queens is home to more than 50 parks, with plenty of places for both kids and adults to walk and play. Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been home to two 20th century World's Fairs. This beautiful park is the largest in the borough, and has a botanical garden, a zoo, art and science museums and more. There are plenty of spacious paths for a relaxing stroll around the promenade. Bring your dog and enjoy a run with your canine companion.