Janes Walk – LIC Cradle of Creativity

The Time Traveler’s Trip: Postcards from Old Astoria! Ava Vitelli, Jade Oliver, Board Members, GAHS Wednesday, May 6, 2021 @ 6:00 PM https://www.mas.org/events/the-time-travelers-trip-postcards-from-old-astoria/ * * * Long Island City: Cradle of Creativity! Bob Singleton, Executive Director, GAHS Wednesday, May 5, 2021 @ 6:00 PM https://www.mas.org/events/long-island-city-cradle-of-creativity

Long Island Migrant Labor

Long Island Migrant Labor Camps The fascinating story of the migrant labor camps in Suffolk County from their inception during World War II, through their heyday in 1960, and culminating with their steady decline towards the end of the 20th century. Mark A. Torres, the author of this book, is a labor and employment attorney who tirelessly represents thousands of unionized workers and their families throughout the greater New York area. To register for this …

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MAKING MOVIE MAGIC – GREAT GATSBY!

“The Great Gatsby” BazMark Productions (2015) 1920 Virtual Walking Tour of New York City Director Baz Lurhman faced a daunting task in 2013 when he decided to do a remake of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This was made possible from research compiled by the Greater Astoria Historical Society that Baz and his crew dubbed ‘The Bible.’ It enabled Baz to create a vision of 1920s New York earning him several Academy Awards. Meet …

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Forgotten Queens Part 1

FORGOTTEN QUEENS – PART 1! 115th Avenue and 148th Street, Jamaica, NY (c. 1930) Take a virtual walk back in time through the borough of Queens and explore the streets of long ago. Part 1: Long Island City and Town of Jamaica June 7 at 7:00 pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forgotten-queens-tickets-155728990603

Sunnyside Gardens – by Dr. Jeffrey Kroessler

Sunnyside Gardens by Jeff Kroessler! The first book devoted to this landmark of architecture, urban planning, and social engineering. Situated in the borough of Queens, New York, Sunnyside Gardens has been an icon of urbanism and planning since its inception in the 1920s. Sunnyside Gardens nevertheless endures as significant both in terms of the planning principles that inspired its creators and in its subsequent history. Why this garden suburb was built and how it has …

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LIC ART HUNT!

DISCOVER THE PUBLIC ARTWORK OF LIC! A Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt! Win Prizes! Have Fun! Discover LIC! Here is a link to the Scavenger Hunt June 14 to June 27, 2021 LIC Partnership's "LIC Springs to Summer!" More info here:

Inside the Steinway Mansion a Virtual Tour

Inside the Steinway Mansion a Virtual Tour Walk through the rooms and halls of the famed Steinway Mansion. Experience the interior of this landmarked home and see what it looked like for many years. To get a ticket for the event click here  

Growing Up Bank Street a Book Discussion

Growing Up Bank Street a Book Discussion Donna Florio’s fierce love letter to a quintessential city street and the characters who lived, laughed, cried, and sometimes died there. Bank Street is at once ordinary and an extraordinary panorama of America. As the only child of a family that worked in the opera, Bank Street in the 1960s was Florio’s playground, its residents her extended family. Neighbors ran the gamut from painters, social activists, writers, longshoremen, …

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South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport A virtual walking tour of the South St. Seaport with Forgotten NY's Kevin Walsh Stroll the streets of the South St Seaport where the Fulton Fish Market once stood. Pass by the sites of the olds restaurants such as Sweet’s and Sloppy Louie’s Restaurants (the old Paris Bar and Grill at South Street and Peck Slip which lasted until 2020,and the grande dame of NYC restaurants, the Bridge Café at Water and Dover …

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LIC Gantry Lecture

LIC Gantry Lecture The Backstory of the Long Island City Gantries with Bob Singleton, Exec Dir Greater Astoria Historical Society Before the Hell Gate Bridge opened in 1917, New York’s topography, which gave it extraordinary water access, also made Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn) inaccessible to the national rail grid. Join Bob Singleton for the story of Long Island City’s gantries with lift bridges, which accepted cargo-laden rail cars that were shuttled around New …

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City Island

City Island City Island is chock full of antique shops, art galleries, and seafood restaurants, most of them arrayed along City Island Avenue. Located on a spit of an island in Eastchester Bay in the extreme northeast Bronx, City Island is a transplanted New England fishing village seemingly beamed into the New York Metropolitan area. City Island was privately owned, first by the Pell family and then by the Palmer family, from 1654 until it …

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Historic Houses of Queens

Historic Houses of Queens Queens, New York, boasts a rich history that includes dozens of poorly publicized but historically impressive houses. A mix of farmsteads, mansions, seaside escapes, and architecturally significant community dwellings, these homes were owned by America’s forefathers, nouveau riche industrialists, Wall Street tycoons, and prominent African American entertainers from the Jazz Age. Rufus King, a senator and the youngest signer of the US Constitution, operated a large family farm in Jamaica, while …

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