Apr
10
Wed
Flushing Cherry Blossom @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm
Flushing Cherry Blossom @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

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.

Apr
14
Sun
Found In Translation – Home and Away in Chinese Poetry @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Found In Translation - Home and Away in Chinese Poetry @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

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 in residence at the American Academy in Rome and was awarded a Henry Luce Translation Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her first book of translations, Something Crosses My Mind: Selected Poems of Wang Xiaoni (Zephyr Press, 2014) was the recipient of a 2013 PEN/Heim Translation Grant and winner of the 2015 Lucien Stryk Prize. The book was also shortlisted for the International Griffin Prize. Her anthology Iron Moon, a translation of Chinese worker’s poetry (White Pine Press), was released in the spring of 2017, and was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award of 2018. She is also the translator of The Roots of Wisdom: Poems by Zang Di (Zephyr, 2017) and Days When I Hide My Corpse in a Cardboard Box: Poems of Natalia Chan (Zephyr, 2018). Her first poetry book, Nine Dragon Island (Enclave/Zephyr, 2016), was a finalist for the Drunken Boat First Book Prize.

Chloe Garcia Roberts is also the translator of Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, as well as Cao Wenxuan’s children’s book, Feather (Archipelago Books/Elsewhere Editions), which was selected as a 2018 Outstanding International Book by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), and editor and contributing translator of the collected poems of Li Shangyin published in the NYRB Poets series. She is also the author of a book of poetry The Reveal (Noemi Press). Her translations have appeared in the publications BOMB, Boston Review and a A Public Space among others. She lives in Boston and is managing editor at Harvard Review.

Found In Translation is a series of three public events co-curated by Richard Newman in March-May 2019 at the Lewis Latimer House Museum (LLHM) that explores humanities topics and cultural themes of the Spanish, Chinese, and Korean communities and their diasporas. It brings published translators working in the three most common non-English languages spoken in Flushing, Queens to lead readings and discussions with the public. The translators and facilitator will use the selected books to connect to history or current affairs where those languages are spoken and engage the audience in conversations. Topics that the selected works will touch on include “home”, “migration”, and “gentrification”.

Sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Apr
22
Mon
Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2019 @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2019 @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

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 City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with support from the Parks Build Healthy Communities Grant, led by Partnerships for Parks and made possible by Building Healthy Communities, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office and the Fund for Public Health NYC, and by grants from Con Edison and HSBC Bank.

May
3
Fri
Special Exhibition
100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight! @ Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
May 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm
Special Exhibition
100th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight! @ Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden | New York | United States

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 Eric Ulrich, the Queens Historical Society, and the Rockaway Artists Alliance as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the flight of the NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

The US Navy Seaplane NC-4 was assembled and took off from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on May 8, 1919. An exhibition on the flight will be hosted at the RAA’s T-7 Gallery in Fort Tilden.

May
4
Sat
2nd Annual Moore-Jackson Cemetery Beautification Day @ Moore-Jackson Cemetery
May 4 all-day
2nd Annual Moore-Jackson Cemetery Beautification Day @ Moore-Jackson Cemetery  | New York | United States

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 and free face painting for the kids and a bake sale to raise funds for this ongoing community effort.

May
5
Sun
Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration @ Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College | New York | United States

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.

Jamaica Walking Tour @ King Manor
May 5 @ 2:30 pm
Jamaica Walking Tour @ King Manor | New York | United States

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 neighborhoods on your own! Admission is free, but donations to King Manor accepted.

Lewis Latimer House and Its Historic Ride through Flushing @ Queens Historical Society
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lewis Latimer House and Its Historic Ride through Flushing @ Queens Historical Society  | New York | United States

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, this historic house museum also illuminates the life and achievements of other distinguished African-American scientists.

A group of citizens, led by Tom Lloyd and Rev. Mitchell with assistance from the Queens Historical Society quickly formed the Committee to Save the Latimer House and launched a major campaign in order to preserve the historic house from imminent destruction. Two prominent Preservation Committee members were also Latimer’s grandchildren: Gerald Latimer Norman and Winifred Latimer Norman.

Join Debbie Allen, the project manager in charge of the historic house move, as she recounts the incredible journey, thirty years ago, and the remarkable collaboration between a small group of devoted Flushing advocates, dozens of city agencies and community members.

After the presentation, Ms. Allen will lead the audience for a short, 10 minute walk to the Lewis Latimer House Museum, where self-guided and docent-led tours of the Landmarked site will be offered. Debbie Allen will be available to answer questions at the site.

The event is co-hosted with The Lewis Latimer House Museum.

About the Speaker:

Following her years as Project Manager for Zedlovich Construction, Deb Allen and her family moved to the Catskill High Peaks where she co-founded Black Dome Press, an independent publisher of New York State histories and guidebooks with a special focus on the Adirondacks, Catskills, Capital District and Hudson River Valley. She was the publisher for over twenty years and sold the business in 2011.

Profiled in Publisher’s Weekly, American Bookseller, and The New York Times, her honors include the first-ever Barnes & Noble 2009 “Focus on New York Award for Outstanding Regional Literature,” the Columbia County Historical Society “Preservation Heritage Award,” the Community of Windham Foundation “Leadership in Cultural Heritage Award, The “Vedder Award” for historic preservation from the Greene County Historical Society, the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Greene County Council on the Arts and the “Greene Diamond Award” from Greene County for contributions to the New York State Economy.

May
11
Sat
Queens Historical Society Art History Contest! @ Queens Historical Society
May 11 @ 2:30 pm
Queens Historical Society Art History Contest! @ Queens Historical Society  | New York | United States

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 site of your choice must be on a separate piece of paper (8.5”x11”). You may use pencils, colored pencils, crayons or watercolor paints. The drawing must include at least one paragraph stating the name of the place you drew, its history and the reason you picked the site. Then paper clip the paragraph to the back of the drawing. Make sure to use your school heading! Next, you must complete the entry form (which can be found on the QHS website), and either tape or glue it to the back of the drawing. Then give your drawing, the essay and $1 processing fee paper clipped together, to your teacher.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners will be chosen from each grade. 1st place winners will receive a $50 gift card, $35 for 2nd place winners and $25 for 3rd place winners. The Awards reception will be held on Saturday, May 11th

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 12th, 2019!

Please visit the website for more details on how to submit your entry to the Arts & History Contest.

**Please note that your work becomes the property of the Queens Historical Society**

2019 Art & History Contest

May
18
Sat
Bayside Historical Society’s Bell Boulevard History Crawl @ Bayside Historical Society
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bayside Historical Society's Bell Boulevard History Crawl @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

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 with fellow history buffs and learn about the rich cultural heritage of our neighborhood!

Cost is $5 for BHS members and $10 for non-members.

RSVP at https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/bell-boulevard-history-crawl.

Our history walk will honor the memory of Bayside Historical Society’s beloved board member, Alexandria Dunne.