Mar 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
We have a full day of events on Saturday, March 16th honoring Maple Grove’s own James McCarroll. He was an early 20th century Canadian Irish American writer, poet, composer and journalist. Mary Lannon of Literary Sunday will be doing a Q & A with author Prof. Michael Peterman, the biographer of the recently published “Delicious
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Queens Historical Society - Kingsland Homestead
From W.C. Fields to Goodfellas. Since the early days of Cinema, Queens NY has played an integral part in serving as the perfect set-piece for films of all genres. Since 1900, Queens has been the location of various movie studios including the famous Kaufman-Astoria Studios and even served as the home for some of Hollywood’s earliest
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm Lewis Latimer House Museum
Enjoy one of the best cherry blossoms in NYC at the home of African American inventor and humanist, Lewis Howard Latimer! The garden of cherry trees at Lewis Latimer House Museum will be open to the public for free during regular museum hours: 12pm-5pm on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Lewis Latimer House Museum
Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lewis Latimer House Museum
For children under 8 years old. Come join the fun with the whole family! Enjoy our annual Easter egg hunt in the garden of the Lewis Latimer House Museum. Free to the public. RSVP required. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York
May 3 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden
Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays,  Saturdays & Sundays Days: May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019. Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: Rockaway Artist Alliance’s T-7 Gallery at Fort Tilden sTudio 7 Gallery, Fort Tilden Gateway National Recreation Area Rockaway Point, NY 11695 CM Ulrich’s Office: 718.318.6411 1st Transatlantic Flight-US Navy Seaplane Division One, 1919 Join NYC Council Member
May 4 all-day Moore-Jackson Cemetery
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 Time: 10:00AM – 3:00PM Location: Moore-Jackson Cemetery (51st Street between 31st and 32nd Avenues) Rain Date: May 11th, 2019 Celebrate Spring and the revitalization project by joining neighbors to continue cleaning up and plant flowers, herbs, and edibles on the Farmhouse side. There will also be family-friendly activities like story-time
May 5 @ 1:00 pm Kupferberg Holocaust Center @ Queensborough Community College
Join the KHC for our annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration. This year’s event will include a candle lighting ceremony and special readings in honor of survivor remembrance.
May 5 @ 2:30 pm King Manor
Walking tour of historic Jamaica with Adrienne Onofri, author of the guidebook “Walking Queens.” Meet Adrienne at King Manor for a brief Q&A, then join her on a walking tour that will last about 90 minutes and end back at King Manor. Buy a signed copy of the book so you can explore other Queens
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Queens Historical Society
Originally located on Holly Avenue, when threatened by demolition, the historic Lewis Latimer House was moved to its current home in Leavitt Field in 1988. It served as the home of the African-American inventor Lewis Howard Latimer from 1903 to 1928, and is now operated as a museum dedicated to the inventor’s work. In addition,
May 11 @ 2:30 pm Queens Historical Society
Challenge your 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students to pick their favorite historic building or site in Queens and create a beautiful art masterpiece, while enriching themselves in the momentous history of our borough. Ideas include: Post Office, Library, Church, Statue, Temple, Mosque, Park, Cemetery or Historic Landmarked site. The drawing of the building or
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bayside Historical Society
Historian Jason D. Antos takes you on a “then and now” journey through numerous points of interest along Bell Boulevard in Bayside. We’ll be meeting up at 36th Avenue & Bell Boulevard (by the Cobblestone House at 35-34 Bell Blvd.) and working our way up to the Bayside LIRR Train Station. Enjoy a fun afternoon
May 19 all-day Quaker Meeting House
Date: Sunday, May 19th, 2019 Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm Start Location: Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354 End Location: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 136-76 41st Avenue, Flushing NY 11355 Queens is the most diverse county in the United States with nearly half of its 2.3 million residents being born abroad, making
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
Join published translators and writers Mark Weiss and Marianela Medranowas in discussing Latin American literary in connection to the themes of Home, Migration, and Race. Mark Weiss has published ten poetry titles, most recently As Luck Would Have It (Shearsman Books, 2015). He edited, with Harry Polkinhorn, Across the Line / Al otro lado: The
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Lewis Latimer House Museum
This 2016 documentary tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York, the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States’ 2008 mortgage crisis. The 2019 Race and Immigration Film Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York
May 30 @ 7:30 pm Captain Dermody Triangle
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
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Maple Grove Cemetery
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
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Bayside Historical Society
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
Jul 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Queens Historical Society
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
Jul 27 all-day Queens Historical Society
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
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Bayside Historical Society
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
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm NYC Dept. Of Records and Information Services
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
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bayside Historical Society
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:
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Bayside Historical Society
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
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm Queens County Farm Museum
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
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bayside Historical Society: Outside Meetup Location
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
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day Lewis Latimer House Museum
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
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bayside Historical Society
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
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Queens County Farm Museum
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
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Queens County Farm Museum
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