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.

Guardians of Flushing Bay Oral History

Cody Herrmann, James Mongeluzo and Rebecca Pryor discuss their work with Guardians of Flushing Bay. They each talk about how they came to get involved and some of the projects they have worked on. They discuss some of the environmental issues facing Flushing Bay, and Queens in general, especially water pollution. They also talk about the importance of community engagement and collaboration.

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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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