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Ten years later we are so honored to see the vision of our Pastors alive and thriving!

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2023, The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York,  hosted our 10th Annual Christmas on the Boulevard. Over 900 families, 2800 children, and 5000 gifts were distributed at Christmas on the Boulevard 2023. Hundreds of families received food items to bring Christmas a little closer to home this season!

Thank you Allen Acts, and to all of our corporate partners and supporters and wonderful members who have helped us to be a blessing in the life of the community. The vision and legacy of Pastor Elaine Flake, and Rev. Floyd H. Flake, Pastor Emeritus live on in each of you. Thank you!


 Thank you NYPD Chief Maddrey, Chief Williams, 113th PCT, and The Explorers, as well as Amazon, Target, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Primark, City Harvest, local corporate partners, our church family and community. We are grateful for your support.

#gacinthecommunity #AllenActs



Christmas on The Boulevard (formerly Christmas on Merrick) is an annual outreach effort hosted by The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. In its 10th year, Christmas on The Boulevard provides us with an amazing opportunity to display compassion towards our neighbors during a time of charitable giving, remembrance and sacrifice. With the generous donations from our sponsors and congregation, we have been able to distribute toys, clothes, food and personal care items to more than 1,500 families annually. 

Past sponsors for Christmas on The Boulevard include: City Harvest, Feed the Children, Toys R’ Us, Toys For Tots, Emblem Health and New York Mets. Media sponsors include Queens Tribune, and 1190/WLIB. 

This humanitarian effort brings hope to families that are poverty-stricken, cannot afford to feed their families or provide basic necessities to their families during this holiday season.

Our annual Christmas on The Boulevard (formerly Christmas on Merrick) outreach event has garnered national media attention on news outlets including, CBS, NBC, and NY1.  The event was broadcast LIVE on 1190/WLIB and covered by The Press of Southeast Queens.

Church Hosts 'Christmas on Merrick' For Families in Need

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NY1 News

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Queens Native LL Cool J Helps Church Hand Out Food, Clothing & Presents To Families In Need

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CBS New York

“Nothing more important than remembering where you came from. A lot times people forget that,” he told CBS2’s Scott Rapoport...

Hundreds Line Up At Queens Church To Receive Gifts
For Needy Children

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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was a striking display of need and an even greater display of generosity Monday morning as hundreds of people lined up at the Greater...

'Christmas on Merrick' Spreads Holiday Cheer to Thousands

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TWC News NY1

Thousands of people lined up to receive free presents at the Church's 2nd Annual Christmas on Merrick celebration.

"I'm gonna get a present!" said one kid.

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