Open House NY – A Virtural Tour of the Steinway Mansion

Open House NY - A Virtural Tour of the Steinway Mansion 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.   Home to renowned piano manufacturer William Steinway and his family, this grand Italianate villa overlooking Bowery Bay was the center of a thriving …

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Civil Rights on Long Island

Civil Rights on Long Island 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. Christopher Verga is a local historian and American history lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. Christopher utilized images from local historical societies, private collections, and the African American Museum of Nassau County to create a narrative of civil rights challenges …

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A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt

A Halloween Tour of the Cemetary Belt Only the brave should join us on a virtual tour of the Queens Cemetery Belt. Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Only the Dead Know Brooklyn,” but he must not have spent much time in Queens. This tour will take you to the Cemetery Belt - the great burial grounds of more than five million people, including everyone from Mae West to confederate soldiers. We’ll also visit Machpelah Cemetery, the final …

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Prospect Park with Forgotten NY

  Prospect Park with Forgotten NY Prospect Park is hardly Forgotten: millions use it to relax, play ball, stroll, take in the sun. But there are plenty of nooks and crannies in the park that is unknown to all but the connoisseurs. Come with Kevin Walsh and Forgotten NY in association with the Greater Astoria Historical Society which answers questions few have raised such as: What does the Maryland Monument commemorate? Where is New York …

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All the Queens Houses: the highly idiosyncratic housing styles of Queens

The highly idiosyncratic housing styles of Queens! The borough of Queens has long been celebrated as the melting pot of America. Over a million foreign-born residents call it home, yet its houses are relatively unknown.  This first comprehensive publication features over two-hundred images of highly idiosyncratic residential structures that characterize the global building aesthetic of Queens. Between 2013 and 2020, Spanish-born architect and artist Rafael Herrin-Ferri made these buildings the subject of a seven-year block-by-block …

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An Evening with Tom Wilk – Master Beekeeper

Greater Astoria Historical Society Holiday Party  Please join us for our annual ‘Tis the Season’ Virtual Holiday Party for fun and good conversation Special Guest:  Tom Wilk Founder of Wilk Apiaries Founder of the Queens Beekeepers Guild to help beekeepers in Queens Certified Master Beekeeper: Cornell University's Dyce Labs for Honey Bee Studies. Long Island/New York City region director for the Empire State Honey Producers Association Manager of 9 Apiaries - 49 Hives - in …

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Walk Through Ravenswood (Astoria, Qns.)

Walk Through Ravenswood w/ FNY & GAHS 12th Street looking north between 37th and 36th Avenues (c. 1910) There are many layers of Ravenswood ... ... a past community of mansions, industry, and waterfront parks. Join Kevin Walsh of Forgotten NY as he peels back the layers of this old village in Long Island City. Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society joins him to discuss historical elements of the area. Monday, Jan. 24, …

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Forgotten NY – Black History Month with Sergey Kadinsky

Greater Astoria Historical Society

Black History Month with Forgotten NY Weeksville Brooklyn There is much to see of Black History ... . . . ... but streets, parks, and buildings that are renamed for deserving individuals they often lack signage –  and their stories remain all but unknown. This lecture embraces a Forgotten-NY goal: Bring Gotham's hidden Black History back into the public's eye! . . . Join Historian Sergey Kadinsky as he shares his work and research. (Sergey …

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The 113th Anniversary of the Opening of the Queensboro Bridge

Virtual Lecture - Wednesday, March 30th at 7 PM View of Bridge Construction from Blackwells (Roosevelt) Island Opened in 1909, the Queensboro Bridge is the longest bridge spanning the East River. The Queensboro Bridge documents the creation of this cultural icon and its contributions to the history of New York. With Bob Singleton, Executive Director of GAHS Wednesday, March 30, Start time: 7 PM ! Fee: $5.00 (Free for GAHS members, using promo code emailed …

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GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL 6TH ANNUAL POETRY READING!

"April is National Poerty Month" MONDAY APRIL 25 @ 6:30 PM! Join us for our virtual reading, featuring Maria Lisella, Olena Jennings & Ama Birch!  + a poetry open mic!! To Register to Attend:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/314975228387 If you wish to read in the open mic portion Please register for the event using the link above AND ... Send a separate email to  dgorman@astorialic.org   with "POETRY" in the subject line by 4:30pm the day of the event (Monday, April 25). *     *  …

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PLEASE JOIN US TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF WAR TORN UKRAINE!

"Little Ukraine" Virtual Tour + UKRAINE fundraiser We are partnering with the New York City Tour Guide Slava Shpigel for a virtual tour of the Ukrainian Village in Lower Manhattan PLEASE NOTE: All donations (what you wish) from this event will go to Razom for Ukraine (https://razomforukraine.org/ ), an organization delivering tactical medical items and hospital supplies to Ukraine during this devastating war.  TUESDAY MAY 3, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm TO REGISTER FOR THE …

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JANES WALK 2022: THE STEINWAY MANSION!

Host of Janes Walk New York City 2020 Presents: THE LEGENDARY STEINWAY MANSION! A virtual tour with Robert Singleton Executive Director, Greater Astoria Historical Society  & Public Factory Tour Guide, Steinway & Sons A RARE INSIDER'S TOUR OF A LANDMARK  THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR DECADES!    SATURDAY May 7, 2022 11:00 am A Virtual Tour! REGISTER FOR THE EVENT: https://www.mas.org/events/the-legendary-steinway-mansion/  

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