Events

Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.



Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Forest Hills ( 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM )

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event that celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. Artist EunWoo Nam will lead participants in an interactive drawing activity inspired by the personal migration stories shared by members of the community. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Central Library ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Learn how to conduct great oral history interviews as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library's permanent collections. This workshop will take place in the first floor meeting room, behind the quiet room at the Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd). RSVP with DigitalArchives@queenslibrary.org.

Monday, June 4th, 2018

Poppenhusen ( 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM )

Join us at the Poppenhusen Library to celebrate the historic anniversary of the Poppenhusen Institute and learn about the history of College Point. Watch a video about College Point's benefactor, Conrad Poppenhusen, and browse a local history display.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Poppenhusen ( 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM )

Join the Queens Memory story circle to share your recollections of living and working in College Point with fellow residents. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections. The Queens Memory team will be on hand with their pop-up scanning station to help participants to digitize and preserve historic photos and memorabilia.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens, NY 11415 ( 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens. If you've never visited Maple Grove, this is your chance to see archival treasures from their vaults and get a walking tour by Historian Carl Ballenas through the cemetery's lovely grounds. This event is open to current and aspiring Queens Memory volunteers. Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. Note, we will meet in the Victorian Building on Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd. (marked as #1 on the map). Gates will close at 6pm. Free parking available on the grounds and the closest subway station is the Briarwood - Van Wyck Ave. stop on the E, F and R train line. Questions and RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Flushing ( 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM )

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of Flushing and eastern Queens!