Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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.
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 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
Dec 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 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
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 4:00 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!
Jan 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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
Feb 1 all-day
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
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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
May 8 all-day
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!
May 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 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
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
May 26 all-day
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
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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
Jun 8 all-day
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!
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
Aug 8 all-day
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.
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm
Friends of Maple Grove presents the first in series of lectures by our President Carl Ballenas. This first lecture on a couple in 19th Century New York City will be available beginning 12 noon on Sat. 8/8/20 on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8R7-vfqwYQWRQnCGKjhAIg See flyer for details! It is about 20 minutes long. Enjoy!
This Saturday’s “Tunes and Trailer” concert is dedicated to Robert Gunstone. Please join us at 12 noon this Saturday, August 29th on our Friends of Maple Grove YouTube channel for a short lecture by historian and Friends of Maple Grove President Carl Ballenas about the life of Robert Gunstone and the Gunstone Family
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm
See the latest presentation in our lecture series on this 100th anniversary of the Wall Street Bombing on Sept. 16, 1920. View anytime on our YouTube channel.
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm
Retired NYPD Detective James Coll will discuss the legal framework relating to police use of force and how the Supreme Court has interpreted the Constitution on this critical matter. In addition to his twenty years on the police force, Coll is currently an adjunct professor of American and Constitutional history at Hofstra University and Nassau
Oct 10 all-day
Desde Paseos por la Ciudad y la Queens Historical Society, te invitamos a un Paseo por Corona, uno de los barrios donde músicos y cantantes de jazz fueron a vivir a mitad del siglo XX. Viajaremos al pasado reciente para bucear por la historia de los derechos civiles desde la perspectiva de las personas que
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
In this Reading & Discussion series, we will take a look at the work of Audre Lorde and her view of language and storytelling as powerful technologies for self-empowerment. Each of the five sessions of the series will begin with a discussion of excerpts from her books followed by a writing prompt inspired by the
Dec 6 all-day
2020 marks the 375th anniversary of Flushing! At the time of its founding by the Dutch, it was known as Vlissingen, however, it received its modern moniker in 1683 after the English took over New Amsterdam. We will be exploring some of that long heritage of Flushing across our six sites in our Holly Tour
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm
In honor of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its Black History Trilogy, a three-part series of outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders. Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM.
Feb 20 – Apr 24 all-day
The Queens Underground Red Carpet Film Festival Begins in February to Celebrate Black & Brown along with all Creative Talents in Film, Music, Dance, Poetry, Web Series Production and Networking with Industry Professionals, Community Groups, Entrepreneurs and Neighbors. Join us In-Person and/or Virtually for Movies, Music, Dance, Poetry Videos, Web Series Episodes and Business Commercials
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us online for a live, virtual cooking demonstration from the kitchen of Queens Farm’s historic farmhouse! Learn how early settlers prepared food using an open hearth. Original 18th-century recipes, seasonal ingredients, traditional cooking utensils, and the warm embers of the fire will bring history to life as participants watch and learn how to make
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm
Join the Friends Of Maple Grove for an online lecture and concert honoring Black History Month. Performers are Barbara Brown, soprano; David Mitchell, baritone; Paulette Coppin, soprano; Naoko Aita, pianist and Santiago Preciado, guest pianist. The link to the performance and the program will be posted on our Facebook event page prior to the concert
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