7:30 pm
Please join Bayside Historical Society and honored guests at Dermody Triangle, the site of one of NYC’s oldest war memorials, as we lay a wreath to honor the memory of Baysider Captain William C. Dermody and all those who bravely fought in the Civil War. Captain William C. Dermody was an outspoken abolitionist who was
Captain Dermody Triangle
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
Amy Youngs’ work harnesses technology as a medium to connect humans empathetically with the biodiversity, symbioses, and unseen worlds in our natural environment. Her latest project, Becoming Biodiversity, is a guided app tour of the Pat Dolan Trail. It consists of mixed-reality animations and narration that invite the viewer to re-enact stories from the perspectives
Pat Dolan Trail (Mauro Playground entrance)
10:30 am
Living historians explain the life of a soldier and marine from the Spanish American War in 1898. Meet the horses, saddled and equipped for war. Special guest – President Theodore Roosevelt. Special exhibit of military uniforms and gear from a private collection. Free admission. Pedestrians can enter the gate at Lefferts Blvd. & Kew Gardens
Maple Grove Cemetery
7:30 pm
2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Whitestone Bridge, which opened to traffic on April 29, 1939. Jason Antos, author of Images of America: Whitestone, will do a presentation on the remarkable history of this connection between Queens and the Bronx, and gateway to the 1939 World’s Fair. Learn some fascinating facts as Jason chronicles
Bayside Historical Society
11:00 am
We will meet in front of Dani’s House of Pizza and learn about the history of Kew Gardens. Lunch will be at the Victorian Admin Building in Maple Grove, inside the gate at Lefferts Blvd. & Kew Gardens Rd. Followed by a walking tour of Victorian Maple Grove. The fee of $25/$20 members includes the
Dani's House of Pizza
Jul 13 all-day
12:00 am
A guided walking tour will be available for participants to learn about all the great jazz history from the “home of jazz”. The 1.5 hour van tour will lay it all out for you—from the Great Migration out of the South after World War I and the spread of jazz from New Orleans; to how
Pick up and drop off @ Jamaica Arts Center
12:30 pm
Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will celebrate the Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day at Hunter’s Point South Park by conducting a tour of one of the newest and most resilient waterfront parks in the country with park designers from SWA/Balsey and community leaders from the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy! Participants will gather at LIC Landing
LIC Landing
2:30 pm
As a continuation of our Early Cinema in Queens lecture given by Jason D. Antos back in March, we will be hosting a film screening on July 21st. The program will feature a screening on one of the films discussed during the lecture which was filmed in Queens, Sally of the Sawdust, and an introduction
Queens Historical Society
12:00 am
Ever wondered what life was like before the telephone was invented? How did people communicate with each other over long distances? Come to the Queens Historical Society to find out! The telegraph was one of the earliest ways people were able to communicate with each other electronically. The original version of texting in the 19th
Queens Historical Society
7:30 pm
Eighty years ago, our borough of Queens hosted one of the most memorable events in history: The New York World’s Fair. A world weary from the Great Depression turned its hopeful eyes to an optimistic view of the “WORLD OF TOMORROW,” and thrilled to the predictions of industrial and technological marvels that an exciting future
Bayside Historical Society
6:00 pm
Join us for the opening of our new exhibit, “The Language of the City: Immigrant Voices,” a celebration of NYC’s rich history of diversity. Enjoy this multimedia exhibition based on immigrant oral histories from The Brooklyn College Listening Project, alongside historical photos, audiovisual recordings, and other material from the collections of the Municipal Archives and
NYC Dept. Of Records and Information Services
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3:00 pm
“A Steinway Street Art Walk!” The Steinway Astoria Partnership proudly announced that it will host its Steinway Street Art Walk on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 pm along the BID corridor. The event kicks off at Long Island City Kleaners located at 30-53 Steinway Street, where art lovers can pick up their guidebook for
Steinway Street between 28th & 34th Avenue
10:00 am
Enter the camp of Company K of the 67th NY Infantry for a day of Civil War Living History at Fort Totten, where you can walk in the footsteps of Union soldiers and discover all aspects of life in the 1860s. Interact with the 67th NY and learn of lives of the soldiers they imitate:
Bayside Historical Society
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Boroughs of the Dead Tour Guide Marie Carter takes you on a tour of the “pleasant” and bustling neighborhood of Astoria. But Astoria also has a dark and lurid history with its fair share of ghosts. Its shadowy past is filled with tragic Hollywood film stars, voodoo, potter’s fields, grisly murders, poltergeists, hidden treasure, and
37-11 35th Avenue
7:30 pm
Donna Gentle Spirit Barron is the family Historian and Genealogist for her Matinecock tribe, and a published author of five books on her family’s native history. She will share the history of her family’s nine generations in Little Neck and the Matinecock settlements that once were located in Bayside. Please join Bayside Historical Society at
Bayside Historical Society
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm
11:00 am
Sat & Sun, October 5–26; Mon, October 14, 2019 11:00 am–4:30 pm October is pumpkin month at the farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in a little bit of New York history. Queens Farm is the longest continually
Queens County Farm Museum
12:00 pm
After the success of our historic walking tour event in May, Bayside Historical Society welcomes local historian Jason Antos back for an all-new “Fall Crawl” event! We will meet at noon on Bell Boulevard and 42 Avenue in front of the Chase Bank to begin our crawl through the history of Bayside. Jason will beguile
Bayside Historical Society: Outside Meetup Location
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
This tour ventures into Flushing, Queens, home to some of the oldest, best-preserved, and most historically significant buildings in the United States. This tour will examine the fascinating history of the neighborhood, as well as its abundant ghoulish and ghostly stories. This two-hour walk will take you to the places where the bodies are buried,
Flushing Quaker Meeting House
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
12:00 am
Lewis Latimer House will be offering guided tours all weekend for our participation in Open House New York Weekend. Join us on Saturday 10/19 for a special collaboration with SEQAA (Southeast Queens Artist Alliance). We will be making zines in the garden. About Open House New York Weekend Each October, Open House New York Weekend
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
This tour ventures into Flushing, Queens, home to some of the oldest, best-preserved, and most historically significant buildings in the United States. This tour will examine the fascinating history of the neighborhood, as well as its abundant ghoulish and ghostly stories. This two-hour walk will take you to the places where the bodies are buried,
Friends Quaker Meeting House
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. Since 1984, BHS has been located at the Castle in Fort Totten Park. Built in 1887, the building was originally used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as their Officers’ Mess
Bayside Historical Society
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
1:00 pm
Prepare for a scare inside our haunted farmhouse! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to twist and turn in to Halloween. This indoor event is rain or shine. Recommend for ages 6–12
Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
11:00 am
Dress in your favorite costume and come on down to the farm! Two-step to live country western music, take a hayride, visit our Haunted Farmhouse and enjoy pony rides and a seasonal petting zoo. Find your way out of The Amazing Maize Maze, check out the Con Edison Ecology booth for recycling tips and get
Queens County Farm Museum
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Sat & Sun, November 2 & 3, 2019 Sat & Sun, November 9 & 10, 2019 11:00 am–4:00 pm Wildlife Weekends are packed full of fun for the entire family including pony rides, hayrides, animal feeding, and the always entertaining (and sometimes slimy) Frogs, Bugs & Animals Show in addition to historic farmhouse tours. Admission
Queens County Farm Museum
7:30 pm
Bayside Historical Society welcomes author and native New Yorker Richard Panchyk for a presentation about his books, Hidden History of Queens and the newly published Abandoned Queens. Join us at the Castle in Fort Totten as Richard takes us back through our borough’s hidden history and uncovers fascinating remnants of the past. Cost is free
Bayside Historical Society
2:00 pm
Queens Public Library and Lewis Latimer House Museum Present: Talk with David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Join us for a presentation with the historian David W. Blight about his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Blight, a history professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman
Queens Public Library at Flushing (Auditorium)
6:00 pm
This fall, a group of 8 writers gathered at the Lewis Latimer House Museum to explore the topics of race & immigration. We will celebrate the conclusion of the workshop with readings by the participants. Join us to hear the incredible stories they have to tell. Friends, family, and others welcome! This event and the
Lewis Latimer House Museum
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
This walk through and conversation will highlight numerous ways in which artists included in At Sea exhibition utilize oceanic imagery as a vehicle to address the notion of being adrift in the face of fraught events – natural and man-made, global and personal.
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
10:30 am
Join us for a free Conversation on Democracy from Humanities NY sponsored by the Friends of Maple Grove. Read an historic article from Humanities followed by a discussion. Light refreshments; free parking on cemetery grounds.
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
1:00 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with six Queens historic sites and learn about their unique histories! Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all six sites. Each historic house offers guided tours, family-friendly activities, and refreshments. Many of the houses will have musical performances, holiday crafts
Queens Historical Society