Events

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



Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Long Island City, 37-44 21 Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101 ( 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM )

Do you have a canister of 8mm film or a VHS tape in your closet that you’ve always wanted to watch, but don't have the equipment? Do you have family home movies you’re trying to keep safe for future generations? Join us on Home Movie Day 2019 to screen your movie and get help from preservation experts! This free event will include Home Movie Bingo (with prizes!) and other fun interactions with these rare and entertaining treasures. Film, CDs, DVDs, hard drives, and videotape welcome!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Queens Historical Society - 14335 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 ( 6:00PM - 8:00PM )

This special Volunteers in the Vaults event will be hosted by the staff of the Queens Historical Society in Flushing. QHS is the largest and most active historical society in the borough and the only one with a borough-wide scope and impact. Attendees will be able to engage with special treasures prepared for us by the QHS staff, and will have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. Please join us! RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Rosenthal Library, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367 ( 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM )

Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer! This oral history training workshop will have a special focus on our joint project with Queens College's Department of Special Collections & Archives to capture the experiences of retired and current faculty and staff. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and submit your completed interview to the library. This workshop will take place in classroom 300i (the Tanenbaum Room) in the Rosenthal Library on campus; please bring photo ID and sign in at the security desk in the main lobby. Email Lori.Wallach@qc.cuny.edu for more information or to RSVP.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY, 11411 ( 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11432 ( 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 ( 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 11432 ( 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM )

Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. Queens Memory volunteers are working all over the borough to collect residents' stories and photos for safekeeping in the Queens Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare for an oral history interview, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 ( 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 ( 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Hunters Point, 47-40 Center Blvd., Long Island City, NY, 11109 ( 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM )

Listening is an act of kindness. Join us for a game of Memory Kaleidoscope, a card game that uses art to evoke stories about the big and small moments that shape us. Come meet your neighbors and bring a friend. All are welcome at this fun and engaging program.

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY, 11355 ( 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

We celebrate It's Time for Kind with the little known story of Jewish refugees in Shanghai in WWII, when China was one of the very few countries accepting people escaping from the nightmare of Nazi Europe. "Survival in Shanghai" is 84 minutes and in English.