Events

Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.



Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 ( 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens. If you've never visited Maple Grove, this is your chance to see archival treasures from their vaults and get a walking tour by Historian Carl Ballenas through the cemetery's lovely grounds. This event is open to current and aspiring Queens Memory volunteers. Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. Note, we will meet in the Victorian Building on Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd. (marked as #1 on the map). Gates will close at 6pm. Free parking available on the grounds and the closest subway station is the Briarwood - Van Wyck Ave. stop on the E and F train line. Questions and RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Central Library ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Volunteers in the Vaults will be hosted by the Archives at Queens Library, housed in the Queens Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd). Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for anyone interested in learning about upcoming Queens Memory events and volunteer opportunities. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Queensboro Hill ( 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM )

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

St. Albans ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

Jazz, doo-wop, hip hop, and gospel: St. Albans has a history with a big soundtrack by local artists. Come hear live neighborhood storytellers and the recordings that touched their lives. See historic photos and maps of St Albans and bring your own family’s history and photos to share in the library's digital archives collections. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home.