Neir’s Tavern To Be Awarded Queensmark Historic Designation by the Queens Historical Society at Community Block Party

(EZ Newswire)

QUEENS, NY -- On the way to the exciting milestone celebrating its 195th Anniversary in October 2024, Historic Neir’s Tavern will be hosting a special spring edition of their Community Block Party on April 27, 2024. Neir’s will be celebrating their Queensmark Award, a bronze plaque which designates Queens buildings that have historical, architectural, and cultural merit. The festivities will take place from noon to 6:00 p.m. in Woodhaven (Queens), NY on 88th Avenue between 78th Street (also known as Neir’s Tavern Way) and 77th Street.

The highlight of the afternoon will commence with Neir’s Tavern officially accepting and receiving the bronze plaque from the Queensmark Awards Program. Neir’s has invited several city agencies to set up helpful informational stations for attendees as well as community organizations such as the Forest Hills Ambulance Corps. who will be providing education on CPR. 

The family-friendly outdoor event will feature fun activities for people of all ages. There will be a bouncy castle (children only) and a “Kids’ Table” nearby which will feature free activities including face-painting. Making a return appearance, the “Goodfellas Challenge” banner will give everyone the opportunity to “do their best DeNiro” and pose for a souvenir photo on the spot. 

There’s an all-day pop-up market, and a fun raffle for baskets full of prizes such as Neir’s T-shirts and caps and other great surprises! A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a local Veterans’ organization. 

The primary sponsor, The Kiwanis Club of Ozone Park-Woodhaven, will have a table set up at the event. "The Kiwanis Club members believe in the importance of celebrating and preserving historic local businesses, and Neir’s Tavern is a wonderful example of a place that means so much to so many Woodhaven residents, as well our neighbors in Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, and beyond. All of us look forward to celebrating the awarding of the Queensmark Designation to Neir’s along with the entire community!"

"We are so grateful to have a sponsor that shares our community values," said Loycent Gordon, owner of Neir’s Tavern. "We especially acknowledge the connection we’ve forged over the past few years with the President of the Kiwanis Club, Walter Chaluisant, and to all of the members who are aligned with our concept of working together to support Neir’s Tavern on the Road to 200. Receiving the Queensmark Designation is a great honor, and we are happy to be able to provide an afternoon of free entertainment and fun for everyone in the community."

And don’t forget to save the date for the 195th Anniversary Celebration on October 5, 2024.

About Historic Neir's Tavern

Founded in 1829, Neir's Tavern is the oldest tavern in NYC and one of the oldest and most historic continuously operating taverns in America. Famed for being featured in classic films such as Goodfellas and Tower Heist, as well as having hosted performances by a young Mae West, it retains its historical charm with a more than 150-year-old mahogany bar and an original draught beer system. Neir’s remains a community-based destination with the ambiance of a historic American tavern offering casual drinks, hearty meals, and good company. Neir's is located at 87-48 78th Street in Queens, NY. For more information, visit

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