Events

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



Friday, February 21st, 2020

Q-Side Room, Dining Hall Building, Queens College Campus 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367 ( 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM )

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 interview, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library. This workshop will be held in the Q-Side room of the Dining Hall at Queens College. Please RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org or Lori.Wallach@qc.cuny.edu

Monday, March 9th, 2020

The Potter’s Wheel, 120-33 83rd Ave, Kew Gardens, NY 11415, (718) 441-6614 ( 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM )

Join us to hear from neighborhood storytellers about how Kew Gardens has touched their lives and affected their experiences within and beyond the community. In the second half of the program, we will open the floor to anyone who wishes to share their own family’s history in the area. All are welcome; new arrivals and longtime residents.The Kew Gardens: Then and Now project is looking for compelling stories of life in Kew Gardens to add to their forthcoming publication. They have partnered with the Queens Memory Project to organize this event and welcome residents from every corner of Kew Gardens to share their stories. The Queens Memory Team will be on hand if you want to learn more about preserving your history in the Queens Public Library’s local history archives.

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

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 Public Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library.

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hunters Point, 47-40 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY, 11109 ( 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM )

As we complete our Census 2020 surveys, it’s important to know that there is so much more to the Census than just a simple count of population. It is a valuable history of our communities and families. This interactive session, led by Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator Lori Wallach, will explore the information we can find in Census records, maps, and historic photographs of Hunters Point.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY, 11411 ( 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM )

As we complete our Census 2020 surveys, it’s important to know that there is so much more to the Census than just a simple count of population. It is a valuable history of our communities and families. This interactive session, led by Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator Lori Wallach, will explore the information we can find in Census records, maps, and historic photographs of Cambria Heights.

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Fresh Meadows, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11365 ( 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM )

Fresh Meadows resident Edward Grassel was born in Shanghai to a family of Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria. Queens Memory Project Director Natalie Milbrodt will interview Mr. Grassel about his family’s story through Shanghai from Europe and their eventual resettlement in the United States after the war. Learn the fascinating history of how Shanghai accepted thousands of Jewish refugees during the war and the complicated legacy those experiences have shaped for his family.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Kew Gardens Hills, 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY, 11367 ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

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 Public Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Douglaston/Little Neck, 249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY, 11363 ( 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM )

As we complete our Census 2020 surveys, it’s important to know that there is so much more to the Census than just a simple count of population. It is a valuable history of our communities and families. This interactive session, led by Queens Memory Outreach Coordinator Lori Wallach, will explore the information we can find in Census records, maps, and historic photographs of Douglaston.