Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. Queens Memory volunteers are working all over the borough to collect residents' stories and photos for safekeeping in the Queens Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an oral history interview, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library.
Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
Is there a song that reminds you of moving to the United States? Take the mic to tell your story and then sing or play a recording of your song for a live audience! We want to hear your stories of moving to New York City. You can play a recording of a song and tell a story about it, or perform the song yourself! Queens artist EunWoo Nam will lead the event. RSVP to contact EunWoo for help preparing your performance and with any questions you might have about the event.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Do you have a canister of 8mm film or a VHS tape in your closet that you’ve always wanted to watch, but don't have the equipment? Do you have family home movies you’re trying to keep safe for future generations? Join us on Home Movie Day 2019 to screen your movie and get help from preservation experts! This free event will include Home Movie Bingo (with prizes!) and other fun interactions with these rare and entertaining treasures. Film, CDs, DVDs, hard drives and videotape welcome!
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the staff of the Queens Historical Society in Flushing. QHS is the largest and most active historical society in the borough and the only one with a borough-wide scope and impact. Attendees will be able to engage with special treasures prepared for us by the BHS staff, and will have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff.
Please join us! RSVP to email@example.com