The History of Hell Gate Brewery

The History of Hell Gate Brewery or WHY THE PILGRIMS LANDED ON PLYMOUTH ROCK! Drinking Ehret's Beer George Ehret established the Hell Gate Brewery in 1866 in New York City. It became one of the nation's largest breweries, producing 602,000 barrels in 1900. For the 25th Anniversary of the Brewery, Mr. Ehert wrote a book looking back on the history of beer in America and his own rise to fame. Come hear his stories!!! Deborah …

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Secrets of Central Park

The Secrets of Central Park ... A VIRTUAL TOUR WITH LEGEDNARY TOUR GUIDE KEVIN WALSH! Its over 850 acres discovered and rediscovered every time you walk around it! Central Park has had 150 years to collect a lot of attractions and features that are, more or less, Forgotten. It's vast enough so that quite a bit of it is rarely trodden by the public... which passes some highlights by without giving them a second glance. Walk …

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The Greater Astoria Historical Society Annual Holiday Party!

The Modern Art Foundry ... A VIRTUAL TOUR WITH JEFFERY SPRING! Established in 1932 as the "Artists Foundry"                          "We strive to provide sculptors access to skilled craftspersons, tools, machinery, and technology needed to cast sculpture.                              We work on pieces ranging from two inches to 50 feet, from representational to …

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Book Group

Join the Greater Astoria Historical Society's BOOK CLUB! WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Join us as we explore this topic through our Fall Book Group DEBBIE VAN CURA, EDUCATION DIRECTOR GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY There are certain things that happen in life that you cannot control. What do you do about them? Do you try to change the outcome or are there outside factors that control what you do? This series of 3 books will explore …

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Secrets of Van Cortlandt and Pelham Bay Parks

The Secrets of Van Cortland & Pelham Bay Parks Most New Yorkers when asked what the largest park in New York City? they would likely respond “Central Park! There are, however, several parks in NYC much larger. Both Van Cortlandt Park and Pelham Bay Park, in the Bronx’s northeast corner, are ... more than double Central Park’s size! Discover what makes these parks such gems! Walk with Kevin, Gotham's Leading Urban Blogger, as he Uncovers …

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Naming Gotham

Naming Gotham Villians, Rogues, and Heros Behind New York Place Names meet the author ... Rebecca Bratspies!              The Van Wyck, the Major Deegan, the Jackie Robinson, the Hutch, the Merritt, FDR Drive, or the Henry Hudson...                                          you might drive them regularly, without really noticing that those road names are, well, …

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Famous People of Queens

  IMAGES OF AMERICA FAMOUS PEPLE OF QUEENS WITH ROB MACKAY From the IMAGES OF AMERICA Series  ARCADIA PUBLISHING Famous People of Queens showcases a diverse group of characters and historical eras: actors, athletes, business people, politicians, religious leaders, scientists, singers, war heroes, writers, and famous people who weren't born in Queens but lived in the borough for a long time. Author Rob MacKay is a longtime, award-winning community journalist who has worked for the …

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Staten Island 7PM 4/11

  IMAGES OF AMERICA STATEN ISLAND PARKS WITH KEVIN WALSH CLOVE BROOK  CLOVE LAKES PARK Many people know very little about Staten Island and even less about its parks. Travel with Forgotten NY to learn about its secrets!          Blogger and award winning Author Kevin Walsh of the Legendary Blog 'Forgotten New York' invites your to a virtual walk him him                to examine the Parks …

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April is National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month Join our annual “April is National Poetry Month” celebration featuring published poets, emerging poets, and an open mic.            Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month celebrates poets’ integral role in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, …

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The Long Island City Police Department

The Long Island City Police Department There are 8 million stories in the Naked City, but you have never heard the stories of the independent Long Island City Police Department. Robert L. Bryan is a lifelong Queens resident and a twenty-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, having retired at the rank of captain.  He is also an adjunct professor at a New York area college.  Mr. Bryan's interest in law enforcement prompted …

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No, YOU Tell It!

Grove 34, 31-83 34th St, Queens, NY 11106 Grove 34, 31-83 34th st., Queens, NY

No, YOU Tell It! No, YOU Tell It! ( storytellers work together to develop true tales on the page, then swap stories to embody their partner’s culture, identity, and life experience on stage. Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for our next show on 5/18: No, YOU Tell It! "Here & Gone" in partnership with The Greater Astoria Historical Society. For this special QUEENS show, our four storytellers are working with the NYTI team to …

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Secrets of Queens Parks – featuring Astoria Park and Forest Park

Secrets of Queens Parks - featuring Astoria Park and Forest Park Forgotten NY continues its series on the Secrets of the Parks, where Kevin Walsh explores many overlooked places and facts. Join us on Wednesday, May 24th  7PM – 9PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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