Greater Astoria Historical Society





21-05-ss Bank St
Civil Rights on Long Island
October 18th at 7PM
Long Island has been in the corridors of almost all major turning points of American history, but Long Island has been overlooked as a battleground of the civil rights movement.
21-05-ss Bank St
Open House NY - A Virtural Tour of the Steinway Mansion
October 17th at 11am-12pm
Home to renowned piano manufacturer William Steinway and his family, this grand Italianate villa overlooking Bowery Bay was the center of a thriving model community and commercial district and the birthplace of urban development ideas that influence the city today.
21-05-ss Bank St
A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt
October 25th at 7PM
A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt

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Greater Astoria Historical Society Fundraising post-Storm Ida Flood Damage to Collection

I’ve long been on the Board of Trustees at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, in my neighborhood of Astoria, Queens. We lost our physical museum/lecture space at the end of 2018, with our vast collection (books, relics, maps, media, etc.) going into storage. Storm Ida at the beginning of September was tragic for so many in the New York City area (and beyond), and we are grateful to all be OK, but one of our storage spaces flooded, ruining and molding much that was close to the ground. We’ve spent this month – with the help of generous volunteers – sorting, disposing, trying to save, and moving what we could, but there is still much to be done. We are raising funds to further this urgent work (and thank those who have already given).

Anything you might be able to donate is appreciated, as is sharing our information and interacting with us on social media. We have held online programs since the pandemic began, and will one day, get back to in-person events and tours!

Jane’s Walk 2021

LIC Cradle of Creativity

LIC Cultural Destinations

Interviews with Cultural Leaders

Notable people and events in the

Timeline of Queens.

The Newspaper of Record for the communities of Long Island City from the 1880s to the 1960s.

Past Notable People and Events from the Borough of Queens.


Through education programs, exhibitions,

a research library, exhibits, and special events,

GAHS offers residents and visitors

a chance to connect with our community,

the Borough of Queens and New York City.


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