Events

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



Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Central Library ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. Queens Memory volunteers are working all over the borough to collect residents' stories and photos for safekeeping in the Queens Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and submit your completed interview to the library. To RSVP, email josselyn.atahualpa@queenslibrary.org

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

South Hollis ( 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM )

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Douglaston/Little Neck ( 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM )

Join neighborhood historian Michael Kurucz for a photo “tour” of historic Douglaston and Little Neck, along with views of the same spots as they exist today. Explore a wonderful collection of photos, postcards, ephemera and maps, and bring your own family’s stories and photos to share. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Douglaston / Little Neck Community Library.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Douglaston/Little Neck ( 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM )

Join neighborhood historian Michael Kurucz for a photo “tour” of historic Douglaston and Little Neck, along with views of the same spots as they exist today. Explore a wonderful collection of photos, postcards, ephemera and maps, and bring your own family’s stories and photos to share. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Douglaston / Little Neck Community Library.

Thursday, July 18th 2019

Latimer House 34-41 137th St, Flushing, NY 11354 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the staff of the Lewis H. Latimer House in Flushing.

The house served as the home of the African-American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903-1928 and is now operated as a museum dedicated to the inventor's work. Lewis H. Latimer, who was born in 1848, was determined to overcome his lack of formal education and taught himself mechanical drawing while in the Union Navy and became an expert draftsman. He played a critical role in the development of the telephone and, as Edison’s chief draftsman, he invented and patented the carbon filament, a significant improvement in the production of the incandescent light bulb. Over the course of his career, Latimer supervised the installation of street lighting and the construction of electric plants in many American cities, as well as London and Montreal. Latimer House staff will have special treasures prepared for us.

Attendees will be able to engage with special treasures prepared for us, will have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects, and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff.
Please join us! RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Saturday, July 20 2019

Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona, NY 11368 ( 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM )

Join the Queens Memory team at the Queens Museum for an afternoon of story sharing. The theme is "Memories of Migration," in honor of the exhibition “Making Community Story Quilts” up through July 28th. The exhibit features a handmade quilt created at the Flushing Library in a series of workshops over the summer of 2018. To create the quilt, artist Naomi Kuo led community members and guest artists from across Queens in an exploration of textile arts, storytelling, skill sharing, and audio electronics. The quilt they created captured their families' migration stories, through both visual design and in audio recordings you can hear by pressing buttons on the quilt. At this story sharing day, we will pick up on their theme to share stories of our families' migrations and the homes we have known throughout our lives.

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Long Island City Community Library, 37-44 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101 ( 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

Do you have a canister of 8mm film in your closet that you’ve always wanted to watch, but have no way of projecting? Do you have family home movies you’re trying to keep safe for future generations? Join us on Home Movie Day 2019 to screen your film and get help from film preservation experts! This free event will include Home Movie Bingo and other fun interactions with these rare and entertaining treasures on film. Film, optical media, and videotape welcome!