The Queens Museum
The people of Maspeth never lack for exposure to great art thanks to the Queens Museum, a museum whose mission is to provide arts education for all the people of Queens. The museum's collection is wide-ranging, with exhibits that run the gamut from extremely abstract to biting political commentary in a visual mode. The space of the museum is open and made to let the sun in, giving the museum a light and airy feel. The museum puts on a number of educational programs as well, from tours of the museum tailored to different age groups to long-term artist's residencies.
Since 1909 McCarren Park has been the joy of the area, with many generations of Maspeth locals taking advantage of its green lawns and many sports fields, so as to enjoy the good weather maximally. The park was named after the politician Patrick Henry McCarren, once a towering figure in local politics. The park quickly grew to occupy the place it does today as a beloved space for the neighborhood in which to relax. The park has a huge swimming pool, track, football field, number of playgrounds for the kids, and even an ice rink for wintertime fun.
The School of Heroes
After 9/11, public school No. 58 was renamed the "School of Heroes" in honor of those who gave their lives trying to save others during the attacks. The mission of the school is the same as it was before being renamed: Ensure that each student excels academically in all subjects, specifically including modern technology and the fine arts. The school does just that, with above-average academic marks across the board. The school is considered one of the better area schools due to its many exciting extracurricular activities, which keep students excited about learning, with the LEGO Robotics program first on the list.