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
12:00 am
Ages 8-11. The world is wacky, but it’s beautiful too! Join us as we explore the question “What does it mean to be alive?” through hands on science and art. Each session participants will conduct experiments with live animals or plants. Students will have special access to the APEC greenhouse, live animals, and our patch of
Alley Pond Environmental Center
3:00 pm
Adapted from the 1853 slave narrative memoir under the same name, the 2013 film received critical claim. The Lewis Latimer House Museum is screening it for free in celebration of Black History Month. Space is limited, please RSVP in advance. Ticket sales start at noon on January 11. The 2019 Race and Immigration Film Series
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
2:30 pm
We have a full day of events on Saturday, March 16th honoring Maple Grove’s own James McCarroll. He was an early 20th century Canadian Irish American writer, poet, composer and journalist. Mary Lannon of Literary Sunday will be doing a Q & A with author Prof. Michael Peterman, the biographer of the recently published “Delicious
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
2:30 pm
From W.C. Fields to Goodfellas. Since the early days of Cinema, Queens NY has played an integral part in serving as the perfect set-piece for films of all genres. Since 1900, Queens has been the location of various movie studios including the famous Kaufman-Astoria Studios and even served as the home for some of Hollywood’s earliest
Queens Historical Society - Kingsland Homestead
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Enjoy one of the best cherry blossoms in NYC at the home of African American inventor and humanist, Lewis Howard Latimer! The garden of cherry trees at Lewis Latimer House Museum will be open to the public for free during regular museum hours: 12pm-5pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Lewis Latimer House Museum
3:00 pm
Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3:30 pm
For children under 8 years old. Come join the fun with the whole family! Enjoy our annual Easter egg hunt in the garden of the Lewis Latimer House Museum. Free to the public. RSVP required. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York
Lewis Latimer House Museum
10:00 am
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays,  Saturdays & Sundays Days: May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019. Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Gateway National Recreation Area Rockaway Point, NY 11695 NC4Rockaway100@gmail.com CM Ulrich’s Office: 718.318.6411 1st Transatlantic Flight-US Navy Seaplane Division One, 1919 Join NYC Council Member
Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
12:00 am
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM Location: Moore-Jackson Cemetery (51st Street between 31st and 32nd Avenues) Rain Date: May 11th, 2019 Celebrate Spring and the revitalization project by joining neighbors to continue cleaning up and plant flowers, herbs, and edibles on the Farmhouse side. There will also be family-friendly activities like story-time
Moore-Jackson Cemetery
1:00 pm
Join the KHC for our annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration. This year’s event will include a candle lighting ceremony and special readings in honor of survivor remembrance.
Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
May 5 @ 2:30 pm
2:30 pm
Walking tour of historic Jamaica with Adrienne Onofri, author of the guidebook “Walking Queens.” Meet Adrienne at King Manor for a brief Q&A, then join her on a walking tour that will last about 90 minutes and end back at King Manor. Buy a signed copy of the book so you can explore other Queens
King Manor
2:30 pm
Originally located on Holly Avenue, when threatened by demolition, the historic Lewis Latimer House was moved to its current home in Leavitt Field in 1988. It served as the home of the African-American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 to 1928, and is now operated as a museum dedicated to the inventor’s work. In addition,
Queens Historical Society
2:30 pm
Challenge your 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to pick their favorite historic building or site in Queens and create a beautiful art masterpiece, while enriching themselves in the momentous history of our borough. Ideas include: Post Office, Library, Church, Statue, Temple, Mosque, Park, Cemetery or Historic Landmarked site. The drawing of the building or
Queens Historical Society
12:00 pm
Historian Jason D. Antos takes you on a “then and now” journey through numerous points of interest along Bell Boulevard in Bayside. We’ll be meeting up at 36th Avenue & Bell Boulevard (by the Cobblestone House at 35-34 Bell Blvd.) and working our way up to the Bayside LIRR Train Station. Enjoy a fun afternoon
Bayside Historical Society
12:00 am
Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2019 Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm Start Location: Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354 End Location: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 136-76 41st Avenue, Flushing NY 11355 Queens is the most diverse county in the United States with nearly half of its 2.3 million residents being born abroad, making
Quaker Meeting House
3:00 pm
Join published translators and writers Mark Weiss and Marianela Medranowas in discussing Latin American literary in connection to the themes of Home, Migration, and Race. Mark Weiss has published ten poetry titles, most recently As Luck Would Have It (Shearsman Books, 2015). He edited, with Harry Polkinhorn, Across the Line / Al otro lado: The
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
3:00 pm
This 2016 documentary tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States’ 2008 mortgage crisis. The 2019 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York
Lewis Latimer House Museum