Podcast Live Listening Events

Hunters Point Library - April 23, 2022

Listening party with Producer Heidi Shin, Euginia Paik LCSW, and Grace Choi, Founder of the New York Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Churches. We celebrated the premiere of the Queens Memory Podcast episode, “Halmoni’s Kimchee.” It’s a nostalgic look at what life was like for Korean Americans in NY in the ‘80s. From quirky Korean church life to the surprising discoveries in the backrooms of corner stores, we follow the journey of two sisters and their grandmother, from Korea to Queens. We’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this podcast.

We’ll also talk about the mental health impacts of growing up with immigrant parents, and how as a community, we can be responding to the rise in hate incidents against Asian American women in New York today.

Photos by: Melody Cao

Jackson Heights - April 28, 2022

Producers, Peter Gill and Shradha Ghale in Diversity Plaza (73-19 37th Road, Jackson Heights) celebrated the premiere of their episode of the Queens Memory Podcast, I Thought I’d Won,” which shares stories from Nepali Americans living in Queens. Special guests Namrata Pradhan from Adhikaar and Tshering Sherpa, President of the United Sherpa Association will join the discussion to share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the communities they serve.

Photos by: Melody Cao

Fresh Meadows Library - May 5, 2022

Queens Memory Project podcast premiered, “What Gets Lost in Translation.” Producer Syma Mohammed and featured guests Aelya Askary and Sabir Ali. Aelya and Sabir will share what it has been like to leave Pakistan and make Queens their home.

Photos by: Melody Cao

Elmhurst Library - May 12, 2022

This program was in Mandarin. Producer Stella Gu, and special guests Flora Ferng, NYC’s Commission on Human Rights East Asian Communities Liaison and affordable housing expert Chen Xiao Jun for the premiere of her new episode of the Queens Memory Podcast, “Invisible Homeless,” which explores housing challenges faced by many Queens residents.

Photo by: Melody Cao

Woodside Library - May 19, 2022

Producer Rosalind Tordesillas with special guests Jaclyn Reyes of Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts, Joe Castillo of Phil-Am Food Mart, and nurse and artist Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur for the premiere of a new episode of the Queens Memory Podcast. “Seeing Signs” focuses on stories from Little Manila, in Woodside.

Photos by: Melody Cao

High Asia Research Center - May 26, 2022

 Producer Tenzin Tsetan Choklay with special guests Tenzin Dorjee, Jamyang Norbu and Rinchen Dolma for the premiere of their new episode of the Queens Memory Podcast episode Mother Tongue.

Jackson Heights Library - June 2, 2022

Producer Indranil Choudhury along with special guests Soniya Munshi, Professor of Asian American Studies at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY and Drashti Brambhatt, Queens-based organizer and NYC Civic Engagement Commission Outreach Specialist, for the premiere of their new episode of the Queens Memory Podcast, “Looking Ahead.”

Photo by: Melody Cao

34th Ave (between 69th and 70th Street) Jackson Heights - June 9, 2022

Producer Trisha Mukherjee along with special guests premiered the Queens Memory Podcast episode, “The Greatest Inheritance.” This program will be a celebration of Bengali culture with music, dance and poetry.

Photo by: Melody Cao

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