Astra Lumina’s cosmic story of falling stars and childlike wonder is open now at Queens Botanical Garden (42-80 Crommelin Street, Flushing)! If you’re ready to reach for the stars at Astra Lumina, here’s a comprehensive guide to the easiest routes to the magical grounds!
By Subway and Bus
These are some of the easiest options for those looking to get to Queens Botanical Garden by train or bus:
Subway: For many, the 7 train (Flushing-bound) is going to be your best bet. Take the line to the last stop: Flushing-Main St Station. From there either take the Q44-SBS bus to Main St/Elder Av or walk approximately 20 minutes to the garden.
Bus Services: Several bus lines serve the area near the garden. These include the Q44, Q20A/B, Q16, and Q44-SBS, which have stops within walking distance of the garden entrance.
If you’d rather hop in your car, these are some routes for those coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island:
From Manhattan or Brooklyn: Depending on your starting point, take the Queensboro Bridge or the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) to Grand Central Parkway East. Take exit 9E toward Northern Blvd, and then turn left onto Main St. Continue on Main St until you reach the garden.
From Long Island: Get on the Long Island Expressway (I-495 W) and take exit 23 toward Main St. Merge onto Horace Harding Expy. Turn right onto Parsons Blvd, and then turn left onto Dahlia Ave to reach the garden.
Make sure you double-check traffic conditions before your journey and consider using navigation apps for accurate directions and potential alternate routes!
Operating Hours and Admission: Check the garden’s official website and the Astra Lumina website for up-to-date-info before planning your visit.
Parking: Onsite parking is only available for those with a parking pass. You can either purchase a parking add-on when getting your Astra Lumina tickets, or try to snag one when you arrive. But be advised that the parking passes are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cash is not accepted.
Accessibility: The garden is wheelchair accessible, though some unpaved areas may prove difficult for those requiring mobility assistance. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact the ticketing company. Please read Astra Lumina’s FAQs for more information about how to make special accommodation arrangements.
And if you’re looking for more fun things to do in Flushing, check out our neighborhood guide where we cover all the best spots.
It’s always a good idea to check out the Queens Botanical Garden, but it’s an especially good idea when Astra Lumina is pulling the stars down to NYC. So grab your tickets, plan your visit, and prepare to stargaze like never before!