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.

Queens Name Explorer

The Queens Memory team introduces the Queens Name Explorer initiative, featuring an interactive map with the biographical details of individuals whose names grace Queens’ streets, schools, buildings, parks, monuments, and other public places. Enormous thanks to our technology partners, Urban Archive and to the Mellon Foundation whose funding made this project possible.

Ralph McDaniels Oral History

Ralph McDaniels talks about how the show "Video Music Box" evolved from the original show "Studio 31 Dance Party", and how it went from a night show to an afternoon show targeted toward teens after school.

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Listen to the Queens Memory Podcast

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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