Photo courtesy Ken Harris, Jamaica, NY circa 1975

The Queens Memory Project is our record of how we got here, who we are, and what we want from our future.

Charles McCoy Oral History

Charles McCoy describes his formal education as a horticulturist and a nutritionist, as well as his work in landscaping, healthcare consulting, and his formation of his brand PlantHero. Known by the name PlantHero, Charles uses his knowledge of horticulture and nutrition to give presentations on the environment, plants, animals, and plant-based eating.

Our Major Minor Voices

The award-winning Queens Memory Podcast brings you a new 10-episode season, “Our Major Minor Voices,” featuring stories from Queens’ diverse Asian American communities in their own voices. The season includes eight bilingual episodes in some of the most widely spoken Asian languages in Queens: Bangla, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Tagalog, Tibetan, and Urdu.

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Season Three of the Queens Memory Podcast is coming soon! In this season, “Our Major Minor Voices,” we feature stories from our neighbors of Asian descent in Queens, New York.  New episodes will air each Monday, starting April 11th 2022. Click Here to listen to the trailer for the season, and to hear to new episodes, as they are released. To hear Season One of the Queens Memory Podcast, Memories of Migration, Click Here. Season One features Queens residents who moved from all over the world over the past century to settle in the “World’s Borough”. To hear Season Two of the Queens Memory Podcast, The Borough We Became: Queens Residents on Life during COVID-19, Click Here. Season Two features interviews with Queens residents and highlighted sound and video contributions to our COVID-19 Project as the pandemic unfolded.

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