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!
Queens Memory events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For additional information, contact us.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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 interview, ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and submit your completed interview to the library.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Volunteers in the Vaults will be hosted by the Archives at Queens Library, housed in the Queens Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd). Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for anyone interested in learning about upcoming Queens Memory 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. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Jazz, doo-wop, hip hop, and gospel: St. Albans has a history with a big soundtrack by local artists. Come hear live neighborhood storytellers and the recordings that touched their lives. See historic photos and maps of St Albans and bring your own family’s history and photos to share in the library's digital archives collections. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home.
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Join neighborhood storytellers who share the past, present, and the future they see when they look at Cambria Heights. Examine historic photos and maps of Cambria Heights from the library’s collections, and bring your own family’s stories and photos to share. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home.