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, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library.
Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Is there a song that always reminds you of a particular time in your life? Take the mic to tell your story and then sing or play a recording of your song for a live audience. Original songs, dance and poetry welcome too! Queens artist, EunWoo Nam will lead the event and help you give your memories a soundtrack! RSVP here for help preparing your performance.
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Join us to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp with a conversation about Auschwitz’s traumatic legacy as a camp, community, and memorial with Jody Russell Manning, Program Director for Rowan University’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Monday, March 9th, 2020
Join us to hear from neighborhood storytellers about how Kew Gardens has touched their lives and affected their experiences within and beyond the community. In the second half of the program, we will open the floor to anyone who wishes to share their own family’s history in the area. All are welcome; new arrivals and longtime residents.The Kew Gardens: Then and Now project is looking for compelling stories of life in Kew Gardens to add to their forthcoming publication. They have partnered with the Queens Memory Project to organize this event and welcome residents from every corner of Kew Gardens to share their stories. The Queens Memory Team will be on hand if you want to learn more about preserving your history in the Queens Public Library’s local history archives.