Events

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



Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Cambria Heights ( 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

Join neighborhood storytellers who share the past, present, and the future they see when they look at Cambria Heights. Examine historic photos and maps of Cambria Heights from the library’s collections, 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.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

York College, CUNY, 3H Atrium of the Academic Core Building, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451 ( 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM )

Join us for a day of discussions with leaders in the LGBTQ+ community of activists in Queens. This day-long event’s purpose is to bring together faculty, staff, students and neighbors in the greater Queens community to discuss and document LGBTQ+ topics and history. RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org for either/both of these free sessions:
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Activism panel discussion filmed in 360 video: This panel will give veteran activists and community organizers an opportunity to share their experience in advocacy work with a younger generation who still has a lot of work ahead of them in terms of organizing as well as developing an agenda that others will support.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Keynote address by Pauline Park
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Gender Fluidity & Transgender Rights panel discussion filmed in 360 video: This panel will provide a great dialogue space for different generations of LGBTQ+ people and their allies to exchange ideas about gender fluidity and discuss what the future holds for transgender folks.

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Rosenthal Library, Queens College, CUNY 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Flushing, NY 11367 ( 7:00 PM - 9:00 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, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library. This workshop will take place in classroom 300i (the Tanenbaum Room) in the Rosenthal Library at Queens College; please bring photo ID and sign in at the security desk in the main lobby. Email Lori.Wallach@qc.cuny.edu for more information or to RSVP.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Langston Hughes ( 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM )

Join current and aspiring Queens Memory volunteers to see the Black Heritage Reference Collection at the Langston Hughes Library in Corona. Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly social gathering for Queens Memory volunteers and the general public. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. Event will be upstairs in the auditorium. RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the staff of the Queens College Special Collections and Archives. Archives staff will open their vaults to share some treasures from their collections with current and aspiring Queens Memory volunteers. Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org