November 24, 2010

Flushing’s Sky View Center Celebrates 2010 Holiday Shopping Season and Black Friday Specials

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:42 pm by philanthropynews

National Retailers Offer Doorbuster Deals for the Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Experience Featuring Two Hours of Free Parking


Grand Opening Celebration Continues Featuring Free Concerts and Family Events Every Saturday, Giveaways and a Special Holiday Light Show Every Night

Jumpstarting the 2010 holiday shopping season, Flushing, Queens’ newest shopping center, Sky View Center will mark its first Black Friday with early store openings and doorbuster specials.  With an impressive blend of national retailers, shoppers can experience everything the center has to offer including already opened retailers Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Marshalls, Target (including a Starbucks and Pizza Hut Express), and Old Navy. Bed Bath and Beyond will celebrate its official grand opening on Black Friday and Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, and Chuck E. Cheese’s are expected to open by the end of the year.

Black Friday also marks the official launch of Sky View Center’s Passport Program. Travel around the center and have your “Passport” stamped by all of the retailers to win retailer gift certificates and fabulous prizes. Every completed card is an immediate winner. Customers can also enter contests on Facebook at to win even more fun prizes!

“Sky View Center has something to offer everyone, from our premier retailers to our family-friendly activities to our spectacular lighting show,” said Michael Dana, President of Onex Real Estate Partners, owner/developer of Sky View Center. “We expect shoppers of all ages to make Sky View Center the go-to mall for all of their holiday shopping needs, offering the convenience of one-stop shopping, great giveaways and dynamic programming for the entire family.”


Many of the national, big-box retailers, including Old Navy, Target, Best Buy, BJ’s, and Bed, Bath and Beyond will open their doors in the early morning and offer some of the best deals of the season.  Old Navy will open its doors at midnight on Black Friday for shoppers to get a jump start on “GobblePalooza,” a three-day sales event running through the weekend. Opening at 4:00 a.m., Target will offer specials such as $3 appliances, deals on HDTVs, 50% off clothing and many other hot deals. Best Buy opens at 5:00 a.m. and will feature such specials as deals on Wii Console Bundles, select laptops for as little as $399, and even Sony Blu-ray players for just $99. BJ’s, which is expected to open at 7:00 a.m., will feature an exclusive Black Friday Coupon Booklet offering member’s savings on select items such as a Sony iPod Docking Station or a HP PhotoSmart printer for only $49.99. Additionally, Bed, Bath and Beyond will be open at 5:00 a.m.

Shoppers will also be able to take advantage of the extended hours at the other retailers including Bob’s Discount Furniture and Marshalls, and will enjoy two hours of free parking through the end of the year.

To further celebrate its new retailers and welcome the community, Sky View Center also kicked-off Sky View Celebrates! – a free Saturday event series, which runs through the holiday season, and features exciting kid’s entertainment such as the Deedle Deedle Dees, and even the Big Apple Circus. Each evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. to closing, through the end of the year, shoppers will be treated to a dramatic lighting program timed to holiday music, featuring twinkling snowflakes, stars and ornaments suspended from the sky of the center with an extended special program running every Thursday and on Black Friday.

Adding to the retail excitement, shoppers can also expect even more openings in the coming months including Payless Shoe Source, Famous Footwear, and Five Guys Burgers, as well as Sky Foods Supermarket, which will be run by a local grocery operator, and Golden Jaguar Buffet.

Located in downtown Flushing and a short distance away from other heavily populated Queens neighborhoods such as Corona, Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, Whitestone and Bayside, Sky View Center retailers stand to benefit from incredible population density – more than 750,000 people live within three miles – and easy accessibility by car and mass transit.  Sky View Center, located at College Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, Queens, is just two blocks from Main Street, the LIRR and the #7subway, a 22 minute ride to Grand Central. It is also just a short walk from the Mets’ brand new Citi Field and the USTA National Tennis Center, venues that attract millions of spectators each year.

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November 8, 2010

Sky View Center Grand Opening Ceremony & Holiday Lighting Extravaganza

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:39 pm by philanthropynews

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Councilman Peter Koo,

Retailers and Other City Elected Officials to Attend

Featuring the Big Apple Circus’ Hey Ya Brothers and Queens Symphony Orchestra

To kick off its first-ever holiday season, Sky View Center, Flushing, Queens’ 800,000-square-foot shopping mega-center, will celebrate its Grand Opening and launch the Holiday Lighting Extravaganza with a ceremony on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM.

Following opening remarks from Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Councilman Peter Koo and Onex Real Estate Partners President Michael Dana, principals will flip the switch on the dramatic lighting program timed to holiday music, featuring twinkling snowflakes and stars suspended from the sky of the Center, marking the official grand opening.

Accompanying the holiday light show, will be the Hey Ya Brothers performers from the Big Apple Circus, as well as the Queens Symphony Orchestra filling the Center’s lobby with festive music.

Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Marshalls, Target and Old Navy are now open at Sky View Center, with Bed, Bath & Beyond and additional retailers scheduled to open in the upcoming months.

For more information about Sky View Center visit:

WHAT: Sky View Center Grand Opening Ceremony & Holiday Lighting Extravaganza

WHERE: Sky View Center in Flushing, Queens

Sky View Center Lower Lobby, 40-24 College Point Blvd.

(Parking at Roosevelt Ave. and 40th Road)

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Program begins at 5:30 PM

Press call: 5:00 PM

DIRECTIONS: Accessible via the #7 train (Main St./Roosevelt Ave. Station), the QBx1 and Q50 buses, and the LIRR (Main St. & 41st Ave. station).