The Wartime Prohibition Act took effect June 30, 1919. In their desperation to obtain booze, locals turned to homemade forms of liquor, which to unsuspecting victims, were often poisonous, and sometimes fatal. At this lecture with Marie Carter, she’ll examine some of these poisons and the New York City victims they harmed and killed. You can also celebrate the safety of modern day alcohol by buying booze at the QED bar.
Marie Carter is a writer, editor, and tour guide who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre and ghostly historical walking tour company.
When: Sunday, June 25, 3PM – 4PM
Where in Queens: QED, 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105
Before cell phones documented nearly every aspect of daily life, street photographers captured the humble, the mundane, and the ordinary. Flushing resident Frank Larson documented New York in the 1950s. When we view Larson’s work 60 years later, we still see ourselves, even if New York has changed around us.
When: Opening reception on Sunday, June 25, 1-3 PM. Exhibit runs Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 PM through August 6
Where in Queens: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354
Admission: $5 suggested donation. FREE for members & students
Set sail aboard the American Princess Cruises for a fun night at sea. The cruise will feature a live performance by The Electrix playing music from the Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers. There will be free Thai Rock appetizers (while they last) and a cash bar. The party will continue on the Thai Rock deck with live music by 3 Sheets to the Wind.
When: Thursday, June 29. Boarding time 7:30 PM
Where in Queens: Thai Rock dock, 375 Beach 92nd Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693