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Flushing Bank Sponsors Commonpoint Queens’ Drive-in Movie Fundraiser

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Flushing Bank has made a donation to the social services organization Commonpoint Queens to underwrite their next Summer Drive-In Movie Nights on July 19th and August 16th.

Commonpoint Queens will be featuring The Sandlot and Grease as part of a double-bill on Sunday, July 19th.

“We are very grateful to Flushing Bank for their longtime support of Commonpoint Queens and the entire Queens community. When we approached them to sponsor our drive-in movie series they immediately agreed. Their generous donation will support our food pantry and ensure that more than 23,867 homebound seniors will receive the food they need,” said Danielle Ellman, Commonpoint Queens CEO. Ellman continued, “the drive-in movie launched as a response to needing to be with one another while also needing to stay apart in these difficult times – it is the result of our desire to stay connected with our community. Now more than ever, we and our partners at Flushing Bank are dedicated to supporting our community and providing them with safe, fun experiences that they can all enjoy together”.

John R. Buran, President and CEO of Flushing Bank stated, “It is our pleasure to sponsor the drive-in movie series, knowing that the proceeds will support the food pantry and homebound seniors in our communities.  As a community bank, we recognize the importance of supporting organizations, such as Commonpoint, that provide the much-needed support and services to our communities.”

Commonpoint Queens’ Drive-In will be held at Leonards Palazzo, 555 Northern Blvd, Great Neck, NY 11021 on Sunday, July 19th. Registration is open on the Commonpoint Queens website at commonpointqueens.org/drive-in. Tickets are $35 per car for one movie and $60 for both. Tickets must be purchased in advance; no payments will be accepted on the night of the event. Space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served.

All proceeds of the drive-in movie will go towards the Commonpoint Queens Food Pantry, helping to provide fresh groceries and hot meals for seniors and community members in need.

Gate opens for the first showing at 7:30 pm and spots will be assigned first-come-first-served. The last car will be allowed in at 8:15 pm and the first movie will begin at 8:30 pm. The second showing gate opens at 10:15 pm and spots will be assigned first-come-first-served. The last car will be allowed in at 10:45 pm and the movie will begin at 11:00 pm.

Hot food including hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh popcorn, hot pretzels, caramel stuffed churros, cotton candy, and soft drinks and water will be available for sale by Leonard’s Palazzo.

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, please email JVladimir@CommonpointQueens.org for more information.


More About Commonpoint Queens

Commonpoint Queens is a social services organization that meets the diverse and evolving needs in the borough of Queens —a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to find support, access opportunities, and build connections to the community throughout their lives.

About Flushing Financial Corporation

Flushing Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: FFIC) is the holding company for Flushing Bank®, a New York State-chartered commercial bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank serves consumers, businesses, professionals, corporate clients, and public entities by offering a full complement of deposit, loan, equipment finance, and cash management services through its banking offices located in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and on Long Island. As a leader in real estate lending, the Bank’s experienced lending teams create mortgage solutions for real estate owners and property managers both within and outside the New York City metropolitan area. Flushing Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. The Bank also operates an online banking division consisting of iGObanking®, which offers competitively priced deposit products to consumers nationwide, and BankPurely®, an eco-friendly, healthier lifestyle community brand.

Additional information on Flushing Bank and Flushing Financial Corporation may be obtained by visiting the Company’s website at flushingbank.com.