Beyond The Rainbow
For some reason of history, geography, environment ...whatever... this special place on Earth called Queens has been a spot where people found a refuge - the true “melting pot” or mosaic where peoples of all kinds could find a home.
More than 350 years ago it was the brave citizens of Flushing who forged the concept of religious freedom in this nation.
And who would have dreamed that three centuries later, not only would this borough of immigrants become host and home to the world (as site of two World’s Fairs, first home of the United Nations, entrance port for the world at two great air-ports), - but also the most diverse place on the planet Earth.
Who could have foreseen that the home of Archie Bunker could also become home to not only the city’s only inclusive St. Patrick’s Day Parade but also the largest Gay Parade outside of Greenwich Village?
Perhaps this is that place that everyone is looking for - somewhere where people of vast ethnic, religious and sexual differences can work, live and celebrate in some kind of peaceful harmony.
That’s what makes this place so special.
It is that somewhere.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow.