The Queens Memory team will be at the King Manor Museum for a Hands-on History event that is free and open to the public. Come visit the Queens Memory team in the museum's Parlor Room where you can interact with archival replicas explaining Jamaica's rich history. Children and their families welcome! Bring your best Queens photographs for inclusion in the Queens Memory collections in the digital archives, and get them digitized and stored on a free flash drive you can take home.
Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.
Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 - Monday, May 29th, 2017
We are looking for Hollis Gardens Apartments tenants interested in sharing their life stories as part of an oral history project at the South Hollis Community Library. Queens Memory is an ongoing Queens Library program whose mission is to enrich the library’s local history collections with oral histories, photos and other records shared by Queens residents. Interested interviewees should contact the Hollis Gardens Apartments Education Specialist Ralph Dickinson [Ralph.Dickinson@cuny.edu]. Appointments available on Monday afternoons April 3rd - May 29th from noon-2pm at the South Hollis Library.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
We will conduct a hands-on training session on the Queens College campus for volunteers who want to learn or brush up on their oral history interviewing skills. The workshop, which is cosponsored by the college's Irish Studies Program, Hellenic-American Oral History Project and History Department, will cover such topics as interviewing techniques, recording technology and the creation of timecode outlines. The training is free and open to all volunteers; please RSVP to Lori Wallach [Lori.Wallach@qc.cuny.edu] or Richard Lee [Richard.Lee@queenslibrary.org].
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Come to the Queens Museum for the culminating celebration of our "50 Years of Integration" series, featuring archival highlights from our six community events in Astoria, Flushing and Corona. Bridget Bartolini of the Five Boro Story Project, Annabel Short, creator of the 30th Ave: A Year in the Life of a Street blog, and Ali Toxtli of People’s Collective Arts will lead hands-on activities exploring the themes of migration and diversity.
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Queens Memory Program will be partnering with Ruth Horowitz and Grace Polk of Sunnyside Stories for a neighborhood event. Sunnyside Stories is a website created by Ruth Horowitz documenting the life of students and young adults who resided in Sunnyside during the late 1940's and 1950's.
The program will feature Sunnyside Stories participants who have returned to their home neighborhoods to give short presentations about their youth spent in Queens.
The Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize your historic photographs of Sunnyside!