Join in for the Museum’s annual Behind the Scenes tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived here from 1805 until his death in 1827. Executive Director of the King Manor Museum Nadezhda Allen will lead a behind-the-scenes tour, which will encompass the entire house from the basement to the attic and from the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor. Explore how the house, a designated New York City Individual and Interior Landmark, tells its history of three major phases of construction (c1750, c1790 and 1810) and still holds a few mysteries.
In the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve — a concert of the Creepy and Macabre — music for solo violin with titles like “le Tombeau” and other selections to set the austere and haunting mood of the season. Music of Jean-Marie Leclair, Georg Philipp Telemann, Giuseppe Tartini, and Johann Sebastian Bach, among others.
Leah Nelson, baroque violin.
Light refreshments at 6:30 pm. Music at 7 pm
$15 GA, $10 Members, Seniors, & Students
The Queens Historical Society cordially invites you to our 50th Anniversary celebration recognizing long time historic preservationist Joan Kindler and New York City Councilman Peter Koo.
The 50th Anniversary Journal will be published to accompany this event containing history and facts about QHS and historic Kingsland Homestead, as well as listed advertisements from local organizations, businesses and members of the Queens community.
Price: $50 for QHS members ($68 for non-members)
RSVP by: Saturday, October 20, 2018
To purchase tickets, go to this link:
On Veterans Day, Mr. Haas will discuss his most recent effort, To Honor Fallen Heroes: How a Small, German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War – a historical study of more than six hundred fifty men from College Point, Queens who served in the Army: Navy, Marine Corps and the Merchant Marines during WWI.
College Point was primarily a town settled by working class people of German origin, and subsequently known as a place where well-to-do New Yorkers used to spend their leisure time away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Join us for a conversation with book author James E. Haas, discussing how this small Queens town and its residents were affected by World War I.
About the author:
James E. Haas has written four books on the history of College Point the first titled, This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, NY and the Civil War with Biographies of the Men Who Served. It was followed by Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer and St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years, 1856-1931. Born and raised in College Point, and a graduate of St. John’s University, he lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland.
(Seth Fein, dir. 81 mins) sees the interborough and international histories of imperialism and immigration that orbit the Unisphere in Queens since the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. The spit-screen documentary travels between present and past, original and archival footage, to contemplate how the imperial legacies of Robert Moses’s so-called public works and Washington’s Third World foreign policies hover over Queens today to those who come from across the globe to live in Queens. It has exhibited in England and the United States and won the Founders Choice Award for Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival in 2017.
Seth Fein is a Brooklyn-born audiovisual historian and filmmaker who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he operates Seven Local Film. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and Barnard and currently teaches Screen Studies in Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.