Oct
17
Wed
The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” by Corey Finger – Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” by Corey Finger  - Queens County Bird Club presentation @ Alley Pond Environmental Center | New York | United States

Birding blogger and field guide author Corey Finger will discuss “The Twenty Best Birds I Have Seen” – his twenty most memorable encounters with birds. Blogger and field guide author Corey Finger has birded on four continents since he first picked up binoculars in 2005. In this presentation he will share photos and stories of encounters with his most memorable birds, from the common species that made him a birder to far-flung rarities and Neotropical jewels. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

Oct
20
Sat
Andean Music Workshop @ Flushing Town Hall
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am
Andean Music Workshop @ Flushing Town Hall

FAMILY WORKSHOP (AGES 10+)
Join Master Teaching Artist Pepe Santana for a workshop on Andean Culture and instrument-making. Learn the history of Andean Culture, traditions and music, while Pepe instructs you in making a pentatonic panpipe and learning how to play it. Then check out his personal collection of Andean instruments in our gallery.
SAT | OCT 20 | 11:30 AM | FAMILY WORKSHOP (AGES 10+)

$25/$20 Members & Students/FREE for Teens
(all panpipe supplies included; Teens pay supply cost only)

Oct
25
Thu
Repatriation and Restorative Justice: from Native American remains and sacred objects to Nazi Art Theft @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm
Repatriation and Restorative Justice:  from Native American remains and sacred objects to Nazi Art Theft @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Panelists: Jennifer Kreder, Professor of Law at Solomon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Jackie Swift (Comanche/Fort Sill Apache), Repatriation Manager, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
Additional Speaker To Be Announced
This panel addresses the process of repatriation at the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and the repatriation of artwork, which was stolen from Jewish families during the Holocaust-era. Jennifer Kreder will discuss how museums have undermined the mission of the WWII Army Monuments Men (and Women), which entailed the recovery and return of art plundered during the Nazi era whenever and wherever it could be found. Jackie Swift will speak about the process of restoring Native American cultural items and human remains including funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from museum collection to lineal descendants and culturally affiliated tribes, clans, villages, and/or organizations. Conversation will follow regarding the concept of restorative justice within these two cultural contexts.
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series
Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium
Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship

Oct
27
Sat
Many Faces of Love: Beyond Closed Doors @ Cambria Heights Public Library
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Many Faces of Love: Beyond Closed Doors @ Cambria Heights Public Library | New York | United States

Many Faces of Love: Beyond Closed Doors
A workshop to increase awareness about healthy family relationships. To bring awareness on abusive relationships and provide hope, empowerment, support and confidence. By overcoming the stigma of broken lives, finding a foundation and learning what it means to build a healthy life.

On the program we will have:
– Understanding Family Violence with Wanda Best, MA, MPA, Artist, Executive Director, Art Transforms, Inc.

– Pieces of The Puzzle: Building and Re-Building with Crystal Haynes, Founder, HerSpark Inc.

– Credible Witness – Author Talk Back – Book Sales with the author of “I Never Thought I would be a Statistic,” Joanne M. Cherisma, LPN, Author, Founder of Beyond The Abuse

Nov
11
Sun
Kristallnacht Commemoration Keynote Presentation: A Social Psychological Approach to Bystander behavior during the Holocaust @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm
Kristallnacht Commemoration Keynote Presentation: A Social Psychological Approach to Bystander behavior during the Holocaust @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Special Guest: Hanne Liebmann, Holocaust Survivor
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Azadeh Aalai, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Queensborough Community College
Join the KHC as we remember the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the violent anti-Jewish pogram that took place over 48 hours beginning on November 9th, 1938. Kristallnacht, “Crystal Night,” or sometimes, “Night of Broken Glass” was a turning point in the history of the Holocaust. Survivor Hanne Liebmann will share her memories of that dreadful day, leading up to her deportation to France – explored in great detail in the KHC’s current exhibition, Conspiracy of Goodness. Following will be a keynote presentation by the 2017-2018 KHC/NEH Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Azadah Aalai. Dr. Aalai, reflects on her research on bystander behavior as it relates to the theme of complicity and collaboration during the Holocaust. Using a social psychological approach, Dr. Aalai identifies the factors that impacted whether bystanders made efforts to offer aid or rescue to their fellow neighbors versus enabling Nazi genocidal policies by complicity or active collaboration. Her research included exploring holocaust education and measuring the impact the theme had on students who were exposed to the colloquium series over the course of the academic year.
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series

Nov
28
Wed
The Politics of Language: Revival of Hebrew in the 20th Century and Modern Revitalization Efforts of Indigenous Languages @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Nov 28 @ 12:10 pm
The Politics of Language: Revival of Hebrew in the 20th Century and Modern Revitalization Efforts of Indigenous Languages @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Speaker: Sofia Lago, Former KHC Curatorial Fellow; PhD candidate University of Bristol, UK
The term “language revival” refers to a community of speakers halting or reversing the decline of language, or reviving an extinct one. To date, scholars of ethnolinguistics and language politics identify the Hebrew language as the only successful revival movement, though spoken language has been viewed as an integral part of cultural identity since the late seventeenth century. In the Americas, language revival has become a necessary component for the survival of indigenous culture. In this lecture, Sofia Lago will discuss the politics of language and identity in the context of the Hebrew language’s successful revival, and efforts to revive indigenous languages in the Americas.
Part of the KHC/NEH 2018-19 Colloquium
Survivance on Turtle Island: Engaging with Native American Cultural Survival, Resistance, and Allyship

Dec
5
Wed
The Kindertransport: 80 Years Later @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Dec 5 @ 12:10 pm
The Kindertransport: 80 Years Later @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Survivor Speakers:
Anita Weissbord, Manfred Korman, Ellen Zilka, and Hannah Deutch
Musical Performance by The Astoria Music Project

Immediately following the violent demonstrations during Kristallnacht, rescue efforts went into effect to bring Jewish child refugees from Nazi Germany, Austria, and Czech lands into Great Britain. The Kindertransport, or Children’s Transport, through the work of many organizations and individuals, saved approximately 10,000 children from an unknown fate. Join the KHC for a special panel discussion with local Holocaust Survivors who were on the Kindertransport as they share their individual experiences before, during, and after the War.

As part of the commemoration, musical interludes based on the theme of “Refugees” will be performed by The Astoria Music Project. The United States has always been a place where individuals and groups have come to seek refuge and the opportunity for a better life. In the first concert of The Astoria Music Project’s American Experience season, they explore the music of composers who have made America their home, with emphasis on what it means to leave your homeland behind and start anew.
Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series

Feb
7
Thu
Filming Survivance: A Conversation With Diane Fraher @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm
Filming Survivance: A Conversation With Diane Fraher @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

Speaker: Diane Fraher (Osage/Cherokee), filmmaker and founder and director of American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA)

This program will include a screening of clips from two films by acclaimed Osage/Cherokee filmmaker Diane Fraher, The Reawakening (2014) and The Heart Stays. Fraher will discuss her own work, depictions of Native American people in film and the work of indigenous people within the American film industry. The Reawakening, which follows a successful attorney as he returns to his reservation to help his people, was the first film written and directed by a Native woman and wholly produced by Native people. Her current film, The Heart Stays is the first feature film with a Native woman in the lead role.