Oct 8 2017 @ 12:00 am – Jun 30 2018 @ 11:45 pm
12:00 am
Queens has been a major center of thoroughbred horse racing since 1667 when King Charles II of England established here the first race course in his North American Possessions. This exhibition details the history of this amazing sport in Queens from those early days 350 years ago to the present and its concomitant cultural, social and
Flushing
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join in for a dangerously delicious dinner. This Murder Mystery evening will feature live actors and audience participation, and a menu of appetizers, main course, dessert and wine. Tickets are $75 for BHS members, $80 for non-members.
Bayside Historical Society
11:00 am
Walk 1: Sunnyside To Jackson Heights During the first third of the 20th century, Western Queens nurtured developments where traditional open space/building area relationships were altered to create new urban architecture. The Sunnyside Gardens and the Jackson Heights Historic Districts anchor the route which also includes Phipps Gardens, Matthews Flats, Metropolitan Life apartments, and early
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Walk 2: Jackson Heights To Sunnyside After immigration laws were overhauled in 1965, Queens’ middle class rental neighborhoods with good subway access became desirable to many skilled new immigrant communities. The route will highlight the commercial components of Mexican, South American, South Asian, Himalayan, Thai, Irish, and Turkish communities. Meet at 83 St./Roosevelt Ave. (Manuel
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join King Manor for their third annual Traditions Festival. It’s a weekend full of food, music, art, and crafts from Jamaica in 18th century to modern times, with all the wonderful different cultures in our community! Fun for adults and children with hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tastings. Come experience the past and present, for free!
King Manor Museum
6:00 pm
Last year NYC Ferry began its new route to Astoria. This neighborhood was first settled via a ferry from Manhattan that began in the 1830s but was terminated after the opening of the Triboro Bridge. We will begin our walk at the ferry landing (3-10 Astoria Blvd.) A ferry arrives from Wall St (Pier 11)
Astoria Ferry Landing
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
10:00 am
Since 1999, when the Metrocard matured, Jack Eichenbaum has led a tour called The World of the Number 7 Train. This series of six walks and connecting rides along North Queens’ transportation corridor became his signature tour, focusing on what the #7 train did to and for surrounding neighborhoods since it began service in 1914.
12:00 pm
Meet inside the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, New York State’s oldest house of worship, for the tour introduction. This includes Flushing as the birthplace of religious freedom via the Flushing Remonstrance document and the movement to establish a National Park Monument site in the vicinity. From this location the group will walk on a route
Quaker Meeting House
2:00 pm
Join in to explore the historic Victorian sections of Maple Grove. Jo-Anne Raskin – Friends of Maple Grove Board Member, Lecturer and Tour Guide – will take guests back in time to visit the grave sites of many historic, notable and interesting residents. Learn these residents’ stories and the history behind Victorian funerary symbols and styles. Meet
Maple Grove Cemetery
10:45 am
I am leading a walk through old Bayside where I lived from 1943-1958. Most of the personal landmarks of my early life have vanished but there are threads of continuity and many anecdotes. Several sites have been designated as NYC landmarks: All Saints Episcopal Church, the Lawrence family graveyard and the Cobblestone house. When silent
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
This tour has it all – Walk, Ride, Learn & Lunch. Explore Corona-East Elmhurst’s history of jazz artists and music. This walking tour will include transportation to various locations throughout Corona East Elmhurst.  Ticket also includes a lunch during the tour. Presented by the Corona East Elmhurst Historic Preservation Society, Inc. Seats are limited, so make sure you
2:30 pm
History & Commerce in the Old & New Netherlands: Revisited Presented by Queens Borough Historian Jack Eichenbaum, PhD The content of this presentation is derived from historical and geographical research of  Eichenbaum’s 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing’s namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium, both major commercial waterways. Dr Eichenbaum will discuss major aspects of globalization, including 
Queens Historical Society
Oct 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
Presented by writer, photographer, filmmaker and sailor  –  Thomas Halaczinsky. Aboard his 30-foot sailboat Sojourn, Halaczinsky takes readers on a photographic and literary tour of over seventy islands of New York. His course follows the route of Adriaen Block, the first European who sailed and mapped this area in 1614. The author lives in Brooklyn and Greenport
Queens Historical Society
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating in the Open House New York weekend, a five-borough-wide event that celebrates architecture and design. We will be participating on Sunday, October 14, from 12:00pm-4:00pm. Our staff will be on hand to give tours and talk about our beautiful building and its history. This event is free
Bayside Historical Society
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Celebrate the return of autumn leaves (and the end of these dog days of summer!) at this annual Fall Festival. Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.
King Manor Museum
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
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
King Manor Museum
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
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,
King Manor Museum
5:00 pm
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,
Queens Botanical Garden
2:30 pm
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
Queens Historical Society
2:30 pm
(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
Queens Historical Society
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join Bayside Historical Society for a walk back in time as we browse through archival material such as photos, slides, and maps of places in and around town. Compare pictures from the past with those familiar with us today and enjoy sharing reminiscences with fellow Baysiders. Cost: Free for BHS members; $5.00 for non-members.
Bayside Historical Society
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Read a historical piece about preservation of the environment and discuss the reading. Presented by Friends of Maple Grove. Sponsored by Humanities NYC. Free admission. Victorian Admin Bldg at Lefferts Blvd & Kew Gardens Rd. Jo-Anne Raskin to moderate. Dedicated to the Maple Grove Quarry that supplied stones for the foundations of many homes built
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
1:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories in this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. Each site will offer special activities and refreshments. A mini bus will be available to take visitors to selected historic houses. Visit queenshistoricalsociety.org for advance tickets and more details. SUN | DEC 9 |
Flushing Town Hall