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
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
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 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
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
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
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2:30 pm
The Breezy Point Historical Society was formed in 2015 following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. As a result of flooding and fire, most residents lost all their photographs and other precious memorabilia of their early years in the Rockaways. They were determined to preserve for future generations what was left of our past. The group
Kingsland Homestead
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Holiday Open House Thurs, Fri & Sat, December 26, 27 & 28, 2019 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Warm up by the fireplaces of the decorated 18th century Adriance Farmhouse at this celebrated annual event. Take a tour of this historic landmark and enjoy holiday-inspired kids crafts and mulled cider throughout the afternoon!
Queens County Farm Museum
11:30 am
Sat. 1/25/20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – A Community Conversation sponsored by Humanities NY. Join us to read a historic article provided by Humanities NY followed by a short discussion. 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the Victorian Admin Building. Dedicated to sociologist, economist, statistician, legal scholar, author and social activist for
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
Feb 1 all-day
12:00 am
King Jr. Following the bombing of Malcolm X’s home Malcolm and Martin meet in a room inside the historic Theresa Hotel. This riveting play deals with issues that are still relevant today: war, poverty, racism, and the need for Black self-empowerment. They were two men with different ideologies, but a common understanding of the plight
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
7:30 pm
Stephen R. Barney, Jr. is a retired Director, Information Technology for New York City; computer scientist, musician, and author. An episode of the Oprah Winfrey show about genealogy first inspired his journey to discover more about his family. His efforts resulted in tracing his family in Queens back to the late 1700s. Bayside Historical Society
Bayside Historical Society
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month this March! Bayside Historical Society invites you to a screening of the film, “The Journey,” a documentary that chronicles the experiences of Istrian women’s emigration to America in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Directed by Olivia Rutigliano and produced by Maria Santalesa, President of the Histria Association for Women, the film
Bayside Historical Society
12:00 am
Learn about the borough’s history and the early residents who shaped the current landscape during our digital visit program on May 8. For those who like to dig in the dirt, we will do some artifact analysis as we see how archaeology can explain what happened long ago!
Online
12:00 am
Date: May 11, 2020, Monday Time: 2:30 pm (*Roll-in starts at 2:00 pm, the educator will be there to help get our audience set up)
Online
2:30 pm
Free writing workshop in partnership with Newtown Literary. *Please RSVP to receive instructions on joining the virtual workshop. In this workshop, we will read works that affirm love, dual heritage, and what it took for our ancestors to occupy a land we had no claim, include poemsfrom Ocean Vuong, Aracelis Girmay, and Thiahera Nurse. We
Lewis Latimer House Museum
12:00 am
This program will put you in the shoes of an Abolitionist, opposing the horrific practice of slavery. The Abolitionists helped slaves who were trying to escape to freedom through the network known as the Underground Railroad. People aiding in the escape efforts were known as conductors. They would take in those who needed help along
Online
12:00 am
Do research with primary documents, and use National Census data to track a person down through history, using the actual records from almost 150 years ago. See how a family in Flushing changes over time, and learn about their neighborhoods. You will even see how the National Census changes over time too! A little document
ONLINE
3:00 pm
*Please RSVP to receive instructions on joining the virtual workshop. Join us for a virtual tour of the Lewis Latimer House Museum’s special exhibition Home/Land, led by curator Katie Fuller. The virtual tour will be followed by a Q&A session with the curator. Curator Bio: Katie Fuller had been an educator for eleven years before
Lewis Latimer House Museum
12:00 am
Learn about the borough’s history and the early residents who shaped the current landscape during our digital visit program on June 8. For those who like to dig in the dirt, we will do some artifact analysis as we see how archaeology can explain what happened long ago!
Queens Historical Society
12:00 am
History shall never be forgotten. This #Juneteenth, join QHS to celebrate the Emancipation of the enslaved African Americans in the State. We are here with you, in memory of the pioneer abolitionists; in support of the freedom and justice that have been delayed for black people. This program will put you in the shoes of
Queens Historical Society
12:00 am
Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With nearly half of the 2.3 million residents born abroad, its neighborhoods are home to families that hail from over 120 countries and speak over 135 languages. On Saturday, August 8, 2020, visitors will learn more about the sacred sites that highlight Flushing’s religious diversity.
online