Events

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



Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Lefrak City ( 3:00 PM - 5:00 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, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library. RSVP to Josselyn.Atahualpa@queenslibrary.org

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave., Fort Totten, Bayside, NY 11359 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the staff of the Bayside Historical Society, located in "The Castle" at Fort Totten! The Castle, built in 1887, was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the Officers’ Mess Hall and Club.

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 digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Long Island City ( 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

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!

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Long Island City Community Library, 37-44 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101 ( 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

Do you have a canister of 8mm film in your closet that you’ve always wanted to watch, but have no way of projecting? 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 film and get help from film preservation experts! This free event will include Home Movie Bingo and other fun interactions with these rare and entertaining treasures on film. Film, optical media, and videotape welcome!