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
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!
Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation
12:00 pm
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
Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation
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.
Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation
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
virtual
12:00 am
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
online
2:30 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
12:00 am
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
Online
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.
Flushing Town Hall at Home
12:00 am
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
TBA - Small Number Of In-Person Tickets on Website
11:00 am
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
Queens County Farm Museum
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
Friends of Maple Grove Virtual Event
Mar 11 – Mar 25 all-day
12:00 am
Join us for a two-part workshop led by contemporary artist Xin Song! Participants will learn the traditional art form of Chinese paper cutting to inspire creative expression. Join us for one or both sessions and embrace a deep dive into this innovative art practice. Pay as you wish. Select either one or both sessions! Thursday,
Lewis Latimer House Museum
4:00 pm
This event is dedicated to Thomas Carmichael, a ship steward born in Scotland in 1888, who died under mysterious circumstances in New York City on Feb 10, 1939. He rests at Maple Grove where his great-granddaughter Katie Carmichael traced his steps from Scotland to Maple Grove. Katie provided a grave marker and wrote a compelling
Friends of Maple Grove - Online Presentation
3:30 pm
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
Lewis Latimer House Museum