Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc.

Speaking truth! Speaking truth to Power! Working for a Sustainable Southeast Queens!

About EQA

The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. is a coalition of civic associations and neighborhood organizations in Southeast Queens that joined forces to address problems, issues, and concerns that defy boundaries and plague all or most of our communities. It is in working together that we have the strength to confront issues, negotiate viable solutions, and, if necessary, agitate to bring pressure to bear to achieve our goals. We understand that in unity, there is strength.

We are a proactive organization that strives to be ever-vigilant in preventing problems before they become entrenched. In doing so, we collectively enlist the aid of elected officials, as well as all relevant government and private agencies charged with the responsibility or have the resources to assist us.

Sitting on our coalition are the presidents and vice presidents (or other representatives) of Southeast Queen’s member civics, along with selected persons from the community who are experts in certain fields (e.g., Education, Business, etc.). Most EQA members have been working as grass-roots activists in their respective communities for several years.

Scroll down to learn more about each member organization and to meet our Board of Directors. Contact us if your civic is interested in membership in EQA.

EQA's Missions and Purposes

We aim to organize, unify, mobilize, and use the potentials and talents of all the residents, neighborhood associations, civics, clergy, businesses, and service providers in Southeast Queens, NY, and the surrounding areas, to bring about self-determination by acting in unity on mutual issues and concerns. We use the instruments of power to maintain, preserve, and develop the economic, social, political, cultural, and moral stability of the communities within the area. Moreover, EQA aims to maintain, develop, stabilize, and improve our community’s physical environment. We act to monitor, urge, and support the improvement of the service delivery of the Community Board, elected officials, and all city, state, and federal agencies that make decisions that affect the lives of those living in our area.
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Note: Due to the Pandemic, the days, times, and venues of the meetings may have changed. Please click on the links to determine when and where meetings are being held.

EQA Member Organizations: Engage and Participate

EQA is an alliance of organizations working to better the Southeast Queens community. Here’s the list of our member organizations and their meeting schedules, which you can attend:

This organization holds meetings every second Tuesday of the month.

The gathering announcements of this organization will be posted soon.

The organization holds meetings every first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Chi Eta Phi Sorority at 219-03 Merrick Boulevard, Laurelton, NY 11413. For inquiries, call (718) 525-1152.

The association holds assemblies every fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m. Throop Memorial Presbyterian Church is at 140-17 243rd Street, Rosedale.

The civic association holds meetings every first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church located at 224-10 147th Avenue, Brookville Community (Between Springfield Gardens and Rosedale). For questions, you can send us an email.


The organization meets at 8:00 p.m. every first Thursday of the month in Herbert Birch Early Childhood Center, 145-02 Farmers Boulevard, Springfield Gardens, NY 11434.

The organization meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 179-14 140 Avenue, Springfield Gardens, NY 11434.

The organization meets every fourth Sunday of each month at 200th Street and 119th Avenue. Email St. Albans Civic Improvement Association for any concerns.

Meet the EQA Officers on our Board of Directors

  • Barbara E Brown, Chairperson
  • William Perkins, Jr., Vice-Chairperson
  • Patrick L. Evans, Treasurer
  • Louis Kilkenny, Recording Secretary
  • Michael Scotland, Corresponding Secretary
  • Lonnie W. Glover, Financial Secretary
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