Jun
17
Thu
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Illuminating Juneteenth @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Illuminating Juneteenth @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join Latimer House for a unique multigenerational Juneteenth program led by artist Tasha Dougé!

Lewis Latimer’s invention of the carbon filament will serve as a metaphor and a tool to illuminate the contributions of African Americans in the pursuit of liberation. Participants will use symbols and iconography to create paper cutouts exploring themes of freedom and liberation to engage with the history of Juneteenth. In this program, participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the discourse around Juneteenth, and how art and symbolism can be used as entry points to explore and celebrate resilience, resistance, and emancipation.

Jun
19
Sat
Juneteenth Virtual Concert & Lecture by Friends of Maple Grove @ Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm
Juneteenth Virtual Concert & Lecture by Friends of Maple Grove @ Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation | New York | United States

Join us for this long-awaited virtual concert and memorial unveiling!

The Lewis Latimer House Museum will give a taped presentation about the meaning of the Juneteenth celebrations. Hear the compelling story of Millie Tunnell, born into slavery in 18th century Virginia and her life in freedom with her family in Jamaica in the 19th century. Juneteenth 2021 will mark the dedication of a memorial plaque at Millie’s grave that pays tribute to her life and her family members, 125 years after her passing.

We are grateful for donations from the Increase Carpenter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as our members and friends that made this memorial possible.

The concert program and YouTube link will be posted and shared prior to the concert on Sat. 6/19/21.

Aug
10
Tue
Author Talk: Rob MacKay’s Historic Houses of Queens (Lunch & Learn) @ Online - Zoom
Aug 10 all-day
Author Talk: Rob MacKay's Historic Houses of Queens (Lunch & Learn) @ Online - Zoom | New York | United States

Please join Rob MacKay, a longtime, award-winning community journalist, as he discusses his latest book, Historic Houses of Queens – a detailed visual exploration of the borough’s most notable residences, their architecture, owners, surrounding neighborhoods, peculiarities, and even their fates as some vanished due to financial problems, urban development , gentrification, and fires.

Sep
7
Tue
New York Roots: Researching Your Family History in the Archives @ Online - Zoom
Sep 7 all-day
New York Roots: Researching Your Family History in the Archives @ Online - Zoom | New York | United States

In September, research associate Marcia Kirk will guide participants through the collections used by family historians each day in the Municipal Archives. In addition to vital records, the genealogical resources include census records, city directories, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner records, and much more. Kirk will share research tips and then answer your questions in the live Q and A session.

Oct
2
Sat
Italian American Heritage Month Virtual Mini-Concert and Live Photography Exhibit @ Friends of Maple Grove
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm
Italian American Heritage Month Virtual Mini-Concert and Live Photography Exhibit @ Friends of Maple Grove | New York | United States

Friends of Maple Grove and the Queens Historical Society will present a virtual mini-concert and short lecture about the honorees on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 4 PM on YouTube. The link for the presentation will be posted to the Friends Facebook page on October 2: www.facebook.com/pg/FriendsOfMapleGroveCemetery

There will be a live photography exhibit at the Gallery at the Center from October 2, 2021, to October 30, 2021.

Address: 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. Kew Gardens. Open Monday – Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM.

Il Paese Vecchio – Italian Americans in Queens, presented by the Queens Historical Society.

Oct
4
Mon
Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm
Red Sea Spies: The True Story of Mossad’s Fake Diving Resort @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event

In the early 1980s on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new luxury holiday resort opened for business. Catering to divers, it attracted guests from around the world. Little did the vacationers know that the staff were undercover spies working for the Mossad – Israel’s intelligence agency. Red Sea Spies, written by longtime BBC Middle East Editor Raffi Berg, tells the true story of what began with one cryptic message pleading for help and turned into a secret evacuation of thousands of Ethiopian Jews in refugee camps, spiriting them to Israel. These events inspired the recent Netflix drama The Red Sea Diving Resort.

All fall speakers are $8 members / $10 non-members.

To register, please visit https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/red-sea-spies-the-true-story-of-mossads-fake-diving-resort/

For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.

Oct
16
Sat
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 17 @ 9:00 pm
Open House New York: Bayside Historical Society @ Bayside Historical Society | New York | United States

VIRTUAL EVENT

Open House New York Weekend is the city’s largest free, public architecture and design festival, and this year’s festival will include a mix of in-person and virtual experiences. Bayside Historical Society is proud to be participating online with a special expanded Virtual Tour of our landmarked 1887 Castle in Fort Totten. Enjoy virtual views of the exterior and interior of this historic Gothic Revival-style building, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Visit https://www.baysidehistorical.org/events-1/open-house-new-york-3 for more information and come back on October 16 at 9:00am for the live link! This free event will run until October 17 at 9:00pm.

Oct
18
Mon
Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy – Virtual Speaker: Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy - Virtual Speaker: Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon @ Commonpoint Queens Virtual Speaker Event | New York | United States

Retired Admiral Ami Ayalon, a former director of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, shares his own thoughts and philosophy about what Israel needs to do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy. In Friendly Fire, Ayalon shares his deeply personal journey of discovery, seeking input and perspective from both Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own and from each other.

Join Commonpoint Queens, along with Prof. Mark Rosenblum who will moderate the discussion, to hear how Ayalon has come to realize that the sustainable and democratic Jewish homeland for which he repeatedly risked his life can only be realized side-by-side with a Palestinian state whose citizens have genuine hope for their own bright future.

A former Flotilla 13 (Israel’s navy SEALS) commando, a commander of the navy, cabinet minister, Knesset member, Ami Ayalon was the recipient of the Medal of Valor, Israel’s highest military decoration.

An expert on the Middle East, Prof. Mark Rosenblum is Director of the Ibrahim Student Leadership and Dialogue Middle East Program with Queens College, and Director Emeritus of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding.

$8 members / $10 non-members
Register: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/friendly-fire-how-israel-became-its-own-worst-enemy/
For more information, please email kstrauss@commonpointqueens.org.