Events

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



Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Douglaston/Little Neck ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

Queens Memory will be hosting a public oral history workshop directed by Queens Memory Director Natalie Milbrodt. Attendees will learn about best methods, be trained in effective interview methods, and gain some experience performing mock interviews with other attendees. Great for beginners as well as the experienced.

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Peninsula ( 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM )

Join neighbors in sharing old and new memories of the Rockaways. Bridget Bartolini of the 5 Boro Story Project will lead a discussion about our neighborhood's past, present and future.

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Central Library ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 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 will also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with richard.lee@queenslibrary.org.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fresh Meadows Library ( 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

As part of our Memories of Migration series, we are offering a program to enable family members of different generations to tell their family’s migration story in a creative way. This 6-session workshop, run in conjunction with Queens Library's Older Adult Services, will lead family partners through storytelling, simple electronics and textile art making.

During the first three sessions, family pairs will be instructed on how to record their stories onto an electronic device that will then be wired into the fabric they choose for their piece of the quilt. Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald will lead participants through the next three sessions of quilt-making. The result will be a combined story quilt that will be displayed in a public exhibit at the Fresh Meadows Community Library. Participants will take home their pieces of the quilt following the exhibition.

The sessions will be held on six Saturday afternoons -- Sept. 16 and 23, and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 -- from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Fresh Meadows branch. Registration is limited. To sign up, call the Fresh Meadows Library at (718) 454-7272; for more information, contact Lori Wallach at lori.wallach@queenslibrary.org or (718) 990-8532.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Central Library ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 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 will also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with richard.lee@queenslibrary.org.