Events

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



Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Central Library ( 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )

Queens Memory will be hosting an oral history workshop on August 2nd at the Queens Central Library from 4 – 6 PM in the first floor conference room. Even if you have attended a tutorial in the past before we highly recommend attending this more in depth workshop. It’ll also be perfect for those who need a refresher. This workshop will provide invaluable opportunity for attendees to practice with others.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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

Queens Memory will hosted Volunteers in the Vaults July 12th at the Central Library from 6 – 800 pm in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Volunteers in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees had the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Queen of Angels Church Parish Center, Corner of Skillman Avenue and 44th Street ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program, together with the website Bliss Street Sunnyside (www.sunnysidestories.website), hosted a re-telling of stories from people who lived in Sunnyside as children during the 1940s and 1950s. This event was held on Saturday, June 3 at the Queen of Angels Church Parish Center on the corner of Skillman Avenue and 44th Street. Contributors to Bliss Street Sunnyside will discuss that time with our guests -- the people, the politics, and the ambience of Sunnyside of old. The Queens Memory team was on hand to digitize any historic photographs of Sunnyside that people bring to the event.
Ruth Horowitz, creator of the Sunnyside Stories website wrote up a lovely review of the event (https://www.sunnysidestories.website/the-reunion).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Queens Memory hosted our fourth Volunteers in the Vaults event May 16th at the Central Library from 6 – 8 pm. Volunteers in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees were given the chance to discuss possible Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory staff. Event attendees were also be given a special tour of the library archives.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

NYPL Performing Arts Library Cafe, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023 (Enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. between 64th and 65th Streets) ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This event, sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, will feature Queens Memory as well as the New York Public Library’s Community Oral History Project and StoryCorps. The panel discussion will feature the work of the three programs as well as the impact on individuals and communities who have contributed oral histories. You’ll hear the stories of fellow New Yorkers and will learn how to conduct and preserve your own oral histories of family members, friends and neighbors. Light refreshments will be served.

Video of our presentation can be found here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Queens College, Powdermaker Hall, Room 156, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367 ( 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM )

The Queens Memory staff hosted an oral history workshop in conjunction with Prof. Mohammed Ezzeldin on the Queens College campus. The workshop took place in Prof. Ezzeldin's European history class in Powdermaker Hall, Room 156.

This abbreviated version of our full oral history workshop will be helpful to anyone who has not yet been trained on how to use our digital recorder and wants to conduct interviews. Volunteers who have been trained may also wish to attend to gain in-depth interviewing experience. Please contact Richard.Lee@queensmemory.org or Lori.Wallach@qc.cuny.edu to RSVP.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Columbia University, Knox Hall, 606 W 122nd Street, New York, New York 10027 ( 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM )

Part of the Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) annual conference on the theme, Oral History & The City, this panel discussion will feature:

Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Memory, Queens Public Library
Taina Evans, Older Adults Services, Brooklyn Public Library
Alexandra Kelly, Adult Programming and Outreach Services, New York Public Library
Cassie Mey, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library

Online registration is required.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368 ( 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM )

Join us at the Queens Museum for an afternoon of hands-on activities exploring the themes of migration and diversity in Queens!

Find your community on our giant puzzle map of Queens, write a love letter to your neighborhood, and have a free portrait taken! Our activities will be led by Bridget Bartolini of the Five Boro Story Project, Fernanda Espinosa of People’s Collective Arts/Colectivo de Arte Popular, and Annabel Short, creator of the 30th Ave: A Year in the Life of a Street blog.

We will also display archival photos relating to the history of diverstiy in Queens. This event is the culminating celebration of our NEH-funded "50 Years of Integration" series.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Powdermaker Hall Room 253, Queens College, CUNY, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367 ( 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )

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].

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 - Monday, May 29th, 2017

South Hollis Community Library, 20401 Hollis Ave, St. Albans, NY 11412 ( 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM )

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.

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

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.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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

The Queens Memory Program will be hosting our third Volunteers in the Vaults, a bi-monthly event aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in getting special access to the library’s archival collections. It’s also an opportunity to learn what other volunteers are working on in their own neighborhoods as Queens Memory contributors. Event attendees will also be given a special tour of the library archives.

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

St. Albans ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

Join the Queens Memory team at the St. Albans Library to enjoy a musical tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald by Claudette Morgan and the Quietfyre Ensemble: Eric Lemon on bass, Marcus Persiani on piano and Willie Martinez on drums. Performance followed by stories from local residents about their memories of music and musicians in southeast Queens. Musicians have flocked to the area for decades and enriched the cultural fabric of our neighborhoods. Share your memories, share your photos and help us add them to the Queens Library’s digital archives.

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Langston Hughes Community Library ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

Dr. Premilla Nadasen, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, will lead a panel discussion on contemporary activism in the Corona/East Elmhurst area. Issues to be explored include the organizing of domestic workers and recent immigrant communities. Bring your photos and memorabilia of community organizing and activism to share, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a flash drive that you can take home.

Panelists:
Narbada Chhetri, Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Adhikaar
Linda Oalican, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Damayan Migrant Workers Association
Christine Yvette Lewis, Secretary/Cultural Outreach Coordinator, Domestic Workers United
Dr. Tamar Carroll, Assistant Professor of History and Program Director of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

Video of the program:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/BrFuv7
Part 2: https://goo.gl/GI7PlA

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Central Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM )

Queens Central Library will host the “Queens Hip Hop Pioneers” photo exhibit, curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with photos by MFidel Photography. The exhibit will focus on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip hop from its early days to the cultural phenomenon it is today. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind look at the original pioneers of Queens Hip Hop!
The Queens Memory Program will be present at this event with our scanning kit. Bring in your neighborhood photographs and add them to the Library Archive collection.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cambria Heights ( 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )

The Queens Memory program partners with the Cambria Heights Teen Library where teens interview adults who share their broken heart stories and how they managed to survive to tell the tale. Adults should visit the library to sign up in advance for a 15 minute recording slot. All broken heart stories will be honored on the Queens Memory website.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Court Square ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program returns to the Court Square Library with renewed vigor and historical interest. The Queens Memory staff will be onsite with our scanning kit to digitize your best holiday photographs taken from over the years. Donors will receive a free flash drive containing JPEG copies of their photographs.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Susie Tanenbaum, Director of Immigrant & Inter-cultural Affairs at the Queens Borough President's Office, will moderate a panel about the 1960s school pairing program in Corona-East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights (P.S. 92, P.S. 149, P.S. 127 & P.S. 148). We welcome past and present parents, students, teachers, and administrators, as well as civic leaders and neighborhood residents. Audience members will have opportunities to share memories and to reflect on what it takes to make diversity work.

Link to video of program:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/sPfmnX
Part 2: https://goo.gl/71d1ov

Saturday January 22nd, 2017

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) )

从明年1月3日开始,在法拉盛图书馆礼堂,将举办历史照片、地图和其他文物资料展,介绍生机勃勃的法拉盛商业区50年来的巨大变迁。欢迎前来参观。你可以在我们的巨幅地图上留下你的印记,也可以分享你在此地生活、工作和购物的经验。

Moderator:
Lingjing Bian, Queens Borough President's Office

Panelists:
Pauline Chu, President, Chinese American Parents Association
Peter Koo, NYC Councilman
Xinye (Paul) Qiu, Assistant Manager, Flushing Library

Below are links to the 2-part video recording from the event on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEQG70sy0TU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtA4RnmYDNw&spfreload=5

Saturday January 21st, 2017

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( (2:00 - 4:00 PM) )

Join a panel of Flushing experts to share stories and memories about Flushing, and engage in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about our community. You are also invited to bring any Flushing photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home after the presentation. Pictured here, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined the program to offer her remarks.

Moderator:
Dr. Philip Kasinitz, Chair, Sociology department, CUNY Graduate Center

Panelists:
John Choe, Executive Director, Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Tarry Hum, Professor of Urban Studies, Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Irving Poy, Director of Planning and Development, Queens Borough President's Office

Link to video of the program:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/HwdYdz
Part 2: https://goo.gl/9o4VIh

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ) )

The Queens Memory Program will be hosting our second Volunteers in the Vaults, a bi-monthly event aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in getting special access to the library’s archival collections. It’s also an opportunity to learn what other volunteers are working on in their own neighborhoods as Queens Memory contributors. Event attendees will also be given a special tour of the Archives at Queens Library. Image Archivist Erik Huber pictured here giving the volunteers a tour of the Archives.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2016

Neir's Tavern 87-48 78th St, Woodhaven, NY 11421 ( 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM )

Woodhaven Historical Society and Queens Memory presented Jeopardy Night at the historic Neir's Tavern in Woodhaven. Pictured here (left to right) were the evening's host, Project Woodhaven's Ed Wendell with local historian contestants: Jason Antos, author of "Queens: Then and Now" and books about Jackson Heights and Shea Stadium; Carl Ballenas, President of "Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery" and author of books about Kew Gardens and Jamaica; and Kevin Walsh, webmaster of "Forgotten New York" and author of "Forgotten New York" and "Forgotten Queens."

Sunday, December 11 2016

Indo-Caribbean Alliance 131-12 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, NY 11419 ( 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM )

The final Richmond Hill Love Letter event featured storytelling performances from Richmond Hill residents, an open mic, and a display of neighborhood love letters that were created in our workshops throughout 2016. The Queens Memory Program was on staff digitizing photographs which were added to the library archive. Refreshments and food were provided making it an excellent event.

Photograph by Aneeta Mitha.

Thursday, December 8th 2016

249-01 Northern Blvd, Little Neck, NY 11362 ( 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program was hosted by the Friends of the Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library, and the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society for a community history event. The Queens Memory team scanned neighborhood photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and saved them to a thumb drive that patrons took home with them. The event had light refreshment and limited seating. Featured from left to right are: Peter Turecamo (Douglaston Resident) and CUNY Work Fellow Deslie Promesse.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

St. Alban's Library 191-05 Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11412 ( 2:00 - 4:00 pm )

Queens Memory participated in Southeast Queen's Haitian Arts Festival which took place throughout the the Fall / Winter season of 2016.
Queens Memory Program director Natalie Milbrodt interviewed Haitian artist Dr. Francois Gracia in front of an audience.

Born in Limbe, Haiti, in 1940, Haitian history and culture inspired Gracia’s art in the four decades he has lived abroad.
With a genuine visual memory and sharpness of sight, Gracia strives to keep his Caribbean country "up close and personal", so he unfolds in front of us the misfortune, the joy, the sweat, the dignity, and the history of his Haitian people.
Gracia has participated in numerous exhibits in Haiti, Switzerland, Canada, and garnished international awards in Spain and in the US. A combination of Neoclassicism, Lyrical Romanticism, and Symbolism define his artistic expression.
Besides being an avid painter, Gracia is an ophthalmologist who completed his medical studies at the University of Sevilla, Spain. He currently lives in Baldwin, New York.

Saturday, November 19th 2016

Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103 ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

The Queens Memory Program celebrated the culture and people of Astoria in the latter event of this two part series. On November 12th, the Queens Memory Program celebrated the fifth year anniversary of the 30th Avenue project with blogger Annabel Short and historian Dr. Robyn Spencer. On November 19th, musicians and dancers celebrated the musical culture of Astoria at Broadway Library. The Queens Memory team was on hand digitizing Astoria photographs and memorabilia. Donating patrons had a chance to receive their donations on a flash drive.

Saturday, November 12th 2016

Broadway Library, 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103 ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

The Queens Memory Program celebrated the culture and people of Astoria in the first event of this two part series. On November 12th, the Queens Memory Program celebrated the fifth year anniversary of the 30th Avenue project with blogger Annabel Short and historian Dr. Robyn Spencer. On November 19th, musicians and dancers celebrated the musical culture of Astoria at Broadway Library. The Queens Memory team was on hand digitizing Astoria photographs and memorabilia. Donating patrons had a chance to receive their donations on a flash drive.

Saturday, November 12th 2016

Lefferts Library, 103-34 Lefferts Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11419 ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

The Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love letter probed the question "What details give your neighborhood it special characteristic?" Audience members from Queens joined our writing workshop and wrote about their life experiences in Richmond Hill and other neighborhoods. Queens Memory digitized family photos and memorabilia for inclusion in the Archives at Queens Library’s collections. Donating patrons received their images on a flash drive.

Photography by Aneeta Mitha

Monday, November 7th 2016

Central Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program hosted our first ever Volunteer in the Vaults event November 11th 2017 at the Central Library from 6 – 8 pm in the 1st Floor Conference Room. Volunteer in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees had the also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff.

Saturday, October 29th 2016

Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave, Forest Hills, NY 113 ( 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM )

Independent film maker Alvin Tsang presented his most recent autobiographical work "Reunification" at the Forest Hills Library. Reunification is a emotional work of art that deals with the major questions that were left unanswered in Alvin's past. The documentary focused on a Taiwanese family's immigration to the United States and its eventual dissolution. Mr. Tsang was present after the showing and participated in a Q & A session with Ed Wong from the Forest Hills Asian Association.

Saturday, October 22nd 2016

Laurelton Library, 13426 225th St, Laurelton, NY 11413 ( 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program celebrated a return to Southeast Queens with a wonderful event organized with the Laurelton Library Friends Group and Queens Memory volunteer Barbara Deyoung-Ezell. We asked library patrons and Southeast Queens residents to bring in family history to share. Speakers from all over the world came to Southeast Queens to share the stories of their migration. The Queens Memory team was on hand to scan photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia. Donating patrons received their images on a free thumb drive.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program participated in the annual King Manor's Fall Festival. The event took place at King Manor Museum Saturday October 15th from 1-4pm. The Queens Memory Program was located in the King Manor Parlor Room with archival replicas and other historical artifacts explaining Jamaica's rich agrarian history. Donors that brought in photographs would receive a free USB containing scanned copies of their images.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Indo-Caribbean Alliance; 131-12 Liberty Ave, Jamaica, NY 11419 ( 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM )

Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love Letter celebrated Queen's diverse Indo-Caribbean diaspora. The event ran on October 8th from 12am-1:30pm at the Indo-Caribbean Alliance at 131-12 Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill. Visitors participate in Richmond Hill Love Letter program by writing love notes to Queens and Richmond Hill. Event participants also brought in family photos and got them scanned by the Queens Memory Program team. Donors received a free flash drive containing low resolution files images of their photos.

Photograph by Aneeta Mitha.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Glen Oaks Library, 256-04 Union Tpke, Glen Oaks, NY 11004 ( 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program was one of many programs that tabled at the second Older Adult Day at the Glen Oaks Library. Older Adult Day was hosted and organized by Madlyn Schneider.

Saturday, September 23rd 2016

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

This event was the latter event in part Queens Memory Program series at the Flushing Library. The Queens Memory team was located in the 3rd floor conference room scanning photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia. Our Memories of Migration staff member Yingwen Huang also conducted a group oral history with patrons. Library patrons that brought in your family photographs received their images on a flash drive.

Saturday, September 17th 2016

Forest Park, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 ( 11:30 PM - 3:30 PM )

Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love Letter celebrated our communities and borough with the Richmond Hill Block Association at their annual Park Fair at Forest Park. We showcased historical artifacts, postcards, and other ephemera related to Southern Queens from our Library Archives that wonderful Saturday afternoon. In addition to our archive treasures, visitors were able to join in the Richmond Hill Love Letter workshop by writing love notes to Queens and Richmond Hill.

Photographs by Aneeta Mitha

Friday, September 16th 2016

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program conducted a great outdoor event in the balcony of the Flushing Library promoting the our programs to busy crowds outside of Main Street. Patrons came and interacted with our replica world map. They placed pins in marking where they had immigrated from.

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Richmond Hill Library, 118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 ( 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM )

Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love Letter assisted locals in sharing stories and memories about Richmond Hill, and engaged in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Participants brought in Richmond Hill photographs and personal memorabilia related to their neighborhood, and the Queens Memory team was on hand to digitize them. Participants also took their time to write an original love letter to Queens and their neighborhood.

Friday, August 12th 2016

Lefferts Library, 103-34 Lefferts Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11419 ( 3:00 - 5:00 PM )

Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love Letter assisted locals in sharing stories and memories about Richmond Hill, and engaged in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Participants brought in Richmond Hill photographs and personal memorabilia related to their neighborhood, and the Queens Memory team was on hand to digitize them. Participants also took their time to write an original love letter to Queens and their neighborhood.

Photograph by Aneeta Mitha.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM )

The Queens Memory program assisted locals share their migration stories in a group story session. The Queens Memory team scanned photographs, postcards, and other memorabilia and saved them to a thumb drive that you can take home. This session incorporated 3D object scanning provided by a team of artists and researchers from Hong Kong led by Amy Cheung.

Friday, July 29th 2016

Jackson Heights Library, 3551 81st St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 ( 3:00 - 5:00 PM )

KathaSatha and Queens Memory teamed up for a storytelling workshop where participants wrote and shared personal stories that explored ideas of home and migrations. Participants were encouraged to bring personal and family photos that facilitated story telling. Facilitator, Muna Gurung, led the workshop with a series of writing exercises that involved images and words.

Saturday July 16th, 2016

Flushing Library 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355 ( 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM )

Frank Chen, the well-known Chinese writer living in New York, discussed the writing background and impact of one of his novels “Otter Street Anecdotes”, which tells a story of how a Chinese American family survived during the “Chinese Exclusion Act” in the 19th century in the Lower Manhattan New York.

Tuesday July 12th, 2016

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

King Manor Historic House Museum opened its doors to host the Queens Memory team as we scanned visitor's photographs, postcards and other memorabilia. Donors received their images on a flash drive free of charge. Event participants from the area came by to see rare maps from the archives at Queens Library and learned something new about their neighborhood.

Saturday July 9th, 2016

King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432 ( 1:00 PM -4:00 PM )

King Manor Historic House Museum opened its doors to host the Queens Memory team on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as we scanned visitor's photographs, postcards and other memorabilia to add to our archival collection. Donors received their images on a flash drive free of charge. Event participants came by to see rare maps from the archives at Queens Library and learned something new about their neighborhood.

Wednesday, June 28th 2016

Richmond Hill Block Association, 110-08 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11418 ( 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM )

The Queens Memory Program and Richmond Hill Love Letter were hosted by the Richmond Hill Block Association at 110-08 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY, 11418 for a discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Event participants brought in their memories and ideas, and expected to learn something new about our community. Queens Memory team digitize photographs hanging on the Richmond Hill Block Association walls.